A Flybe flight that nosedived at a rate of 4,300 feet a minute was down to an incorrect autopilot setting, according to an incident report this morning. The aircraft dropped 500 feet in 18 seconds, according to the report from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB), falling to 928 feet. During the steep descent, the
Ryanair has sacked the six cabin crew who staged a photo of themselves sleeping on the floor at Malaga Airport last month. The airline employees from Porto were stranded in Spain on 13 October by Storm Leslie in Portugal. The image of them sleeping on the floor quickly went viral, with many citing it as
Wynn Resorts shares declined more than 12 percent during after-hours trading as the company missed estimates in its quarterly earnings.
Elegantly wrapped around its spectacular harbour and posing against the backdrop of over 100 secluded beaches, Sydney is undoubtedly Australia’s most photogenic city. With buzzing markets, scenic coastal walks and world-class museums, it’s no wonder that newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan Markle decided to jet off to New South Wales’ sunny capital earlier this year.
Separately, Heathrow Express and Transport for London trains between the airport and London Paddington are heavily disrupted because of Network Rail carrying out “urgent repairs to the track between Hayes & Harlington and London Paddington”. It appears that there is a broken rail between Ealing Broadway and West Ealing, and while engineers are working to repair
Spain’s tourism minister has met with UK tour operators to discuss contingency plans to ensure millions of British tourists can still visit her country in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Reyes Maroto is holding talks this week with the heads of some of Britain’s biggest travel companies, including Thomas Cook, to draw up proposals in case the UK crashes
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A big online travel agent has apologised after failing to tell a British couple, one of whom is disabled, that their flight from Italy had been cancelled. Teresa Davies and her partner had booked return flights from the UK to Reggio Calabria in southern Italy six months ahead, through Kiwi.com. They were due to fly
A Ryanair passenger got around the airline’s new hand luggage policy in ingenious, if unfashionable, style. Lee Cimino, 30, booked flights to Belfast for a weekend away, only to discover the budget airline’s new baggage policy came into force two days beforehand. From 1 November, Ryanair reduced its free hand luggage amount from two bags
Living in a foreign country can be a life-changing experience, but as Dorothy said: “there’s no place like home.” Fortunately, for British expats living in the US, home could be as close as a seven-hour flight away (if you’re living on the East Coast). It might be quick, but that doesn’t mean it’s cheap: flights can add up to thousands of
If you want to hit the top-tier frequent flyer status on American Airlines, you’ll have to spend more money.
Christmas may be just around the corner, but beat the January blues early by booking your New Year break now. Here are 10 of the best holidays to get you through the post-festive lull. St Moritz, Switzerland Swanky ski favourite St Moritz is set to transform into an artistic hub over the winter months, as
Next week staff on the Piccadilly, Central and Waterloo & City lines will stage a coordinated strike, disrupting hundreds of thousands of commuter journeys across the capital. The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) has said workers are walking out following a breakdown in industrial relations. Here’s everything you need to know.
Seventeen cruise ships are expected to hit the market next year, with demand for cruises expected to rise.
The highest of India’s major cities, Bengaluru, still commonly referred to as Bangalore, is the state capital of Karnataka. Sporting a mild climate, this cosmopolitan and progressive city is widely recognized as one of the biggest tech hubs of India.
“Empty legs” or “ferry flights” are the bane of a holiday company’s life. Over the past week, thousands of vacant aircraft seats have flown from airports across Britain to alluring Mediterranean destinations. Tour operators organise flights to provide lift for their holidays through the summer. But at the start of the season, there is no-one
We’ve all done it – booked an impossibly cheap flight, only to discover the original price didn’t include the myriad extras we might need. By the time bags, seat reservation and something to eat are added on, the total cost – while still good-value – is far steeper than first advertised. These extra charges, comprising
More than half of Brits will travel abroad next year despite economic uncertainty over Brexit, and over 70 per cent will travel to Europe, according to a new survey. The survey of 5,114 consumers, conducted annually by YouGov in partnership with foreign currency supplier First Rate Exchange Services and the Institute of Travel and Tourism, found that while