British travellers have been warned that they are liable to arrest if they are found with alcohol in their blood when transiting through the United Arab Emirates. That means passengers who consume alcohol on flights to the UAE could face arrest when they land. The warning was posted on a Facebook page for the British consulate
After countless complaints of hotel workers enduring sexual harassment, the industry is finally responding by introducing increased measures to better protect its employees, including a portable panic button.
The scale of the British Airways data breach has been described as “astounding” and “very worrying” by cyber security experts, after hundreds of thousands of customers’ personal and financial data was obtained by hackers. Around 380,000 of the airline’s customers were affected by the breach, which took place between 21 August and 5 September and was disclosed
A female academic was left angered after a Qantas staff member called her “Miss” instead of using her correct title, “Dr”, even after looking at her boarding pass. Dr Siobhan O’Dwyer, a senior lecturer at the University of Exeter Medical School, tweeted about what she perceived to be an example of everyday sexism on 31
When it comes to iconic road trips, no-one does it quite like America. Anyone that’s harboured a romantic daydream of jacking it all in and driving Route 66, or tearing around the desserts of the Southwest on a Harley, can attest to the allure of the USA’s great open roads. But what if you’re looking
An Emirates flight was quarantined on 5 September after 100 or so of the 500 passengers and crew onboard became ill with what was reported to be flu – symptoms primarily included fever and coughs. At least 10 people were taken to hospital after the flight from Dubai landed at New York’s JFK airport. But
Barely had I finished listening to Radio 4’s programme “Failures, Flops and Flaws” than VLM Airlines, a regional carrier based in Antwerp, went bust. The thesis of this intriguing edition of In Business (which you can hear at bit.ly/R4failure) is that failure is essential to success. Low-cost aviation in Europe, especially from a UK perspective,
Passengers and crew on two American Airlines flights arriving from Europe were held away from other travelers upon arrival in Philadelphia on Thursday after several showed signs of “flu-like symptoms,” federal officials said.
Blankets, checked luggage, seat assignments, early boarding, Wi-Fi. Is there anything else airlines can charge passengers for?
Not all flight price comparison platforms are created equal, according to new research from Which?. The product review experts tested five of the leading comparison websites by searching for 10 different flight routes – and the results were surprising. The routes included London to Malaga one-way, Edinburgh to Athens return and London to LAX return.
Visitors to Florence’s historic city centre could face fines of up to £450 for eating in the streets. The new ruling, which came into force on 4 September, is part of an effort to reduce congestion in the narrow streets of the city. Tourists tend to crowd around food outlets in these areas, making access difficult.
E coli has been found at the Egyptian hotel where a British couple died 15 days ago, Thomas Cook has confirmed. But the tour operator says the results of wide-ranging tests shed no light on why John and Susan Cooper from Burnley died at the Steigenberger Aqua Magic Hotel in Hurghada. The couple, who were
Federal health authorities and local police quarantined an Emirates Airline jumbo jet Wednesday morning in New York after passengers were reported ill on the flight from Dubai.
Don’t settle for a boring hotel in Madrid. Groovy new hostels and revamped palaces have cool roof terraces, top restaurant chefs and cocktail lists so tempting that you may never leave the bar. Wherever you choose to stay, you can drop into any of the places on this list for a drink or dinner and get some inspiration for
Before my brush with a spinal cord injury earlier this year, the worst travel mistake I’d ever made was to think Girona airport was anywhere near Barcelona. With my newly acquired mobility issues, travel for me has become something that intimidates me, but something I still desperately want to do (as does my six-year-old son,
A gay couple were left “very disappointed” after being told only one of them could board a flight early with their 19-month-old child – even though straight families were allowed to board together. Jeff Cobb, his husband and his daughter were flying from San Francisco to Taipei with EVA Air on 1 September when the
Curiosity about the history and future of the U.S. Space Program is reaching a fever pitch, with commercial space travel gathering steam and NASA having named the first nine astronauts to launch from U.S. soil since 2011.
Ryanair has accused NATS, the British air traffic control service, of “blatant discrimination” against London Stansted Airport and says it is submitting a formal complaint to the European Commission. Europe’s biggest airline claimed that data published by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on 1 June proved Stansted was being discriminated against, while Heathrow and Gatwick were