Frankfurt International Airport has been ranked the world’s healthiest airport. Research from Netflights looked at 25 of the world’s busiest airports to see which are doing the most to improve the health and happiness of passengers. The comparison site looked at the quality of airport facilities, including spa or gym facilities, dedicated meditation or quiet spaces, yoga
Passengers who feel a degree of anxiety about flying will be forgiven for feeling more than usually concerned about safety, after the uncoordinated shambles of banning the Boeing 737 MAX from the air. Following the tragic loss of Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 on Sunday, a patchwork of ground-stop orders began to develop. From China to
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday joined dozens of other countries’ regulators in ordering airlines to ground new Boeing 737 Max planes, citing evidence linking a deadly crash of one of them in Ethiopia over the weekend to a similar fatal flight in Indonesia in October. (You can find more detail on why the
Qantas is the safest airline in the world for 2019, according to industry rankings. The Australian flag carrier was awarded the top spot by Airlineratings.com, which looked at a range of factors when determining the safest airlines, including audits from aviation’s governing and industry bodies, crash and serious incident records, and fleet age. Airlines including
After another chaotic day at Westminster, Britain’s travel industry is surveying the damage to consumer confidence – and slashing prices to try to fill aircraft seats and hotel beds on and after “Brexit day”. Senior travel industry executives surveyed by The Independent unanimously report an apparent reluctance to commit to short breaks and longer holidays over
Vienna has topped Mercer’s global Quality of Living ranking for the 10th year in the row, but what does that actually mean? Most know the Austrian capital for its picture postcard images of its famous coffee houses, the soaring single spire of St Stephen’s Cathedral and the grandiose facade of Schönbrunn Palace. But it’s the
Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, on CNBC Wednesday, doubled down on his call for the Federal Aviation Administration to join most of the rest of the world and ground Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, after two of those jets were involved in deadly crashes less than five months apart.
Relaxing in the lounge before the flight and champagne on board; holidays should start at the airport and continue in the air. And with the latest limited time deals from British Airways, you can be sure this’ll be the case. Starting at £299 per person, these luxury breaks all include British Airways Club Europe or
Tens of thousands of travellers face difficult journeys as Storm Gareth brings strong winds and heavy rain to southwest Scotland and much of England and Wales. The Met Office said: “Gusts of 70-75 mph are likely along northern coasts, perhaps up to 80mph for a time.” Disruption of plane, train and ferry schedules began on Tuesday
Boeing 737 MAX aircraft have been banned from flying in Europe, following the Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed all 157 people onboard. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) said in a statement that it was suspending operations of all Boeing 737 MAX aircraft across Europe. It added that it would also ban all commercial flights
31 Mins Ago The cause of the Ethiopian Airlines crash is still unknown, but most experts agree it is rare for two new planes to crash so soon after each other. Market participants are still trying to sort out what that means for the future of Boeing. Scott Nations, CIO and president of NationsShares, joins
The body of a young girl discovered in a duffel bag near a hiking trail in the Los Angeles County area last week has been identified. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said the coroner identified the body as nine-year-old Trinity Love Jones of the LA County area. The coroner has also ruled her death
Thousands of rail passengers will face travel disruption over Easter as major stations are closed for £100m engineering works. People planning to travel over the bank holiday weekend from 19 and 22 April are being warned to check for changes to services before setting out on their journey. Network Rail said a 13,800-strong workforce will work
As the investigators assess what caused Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 to crash with the loss of 157 lives, a steadily increasing number of carriers around the world are grounding their Boeing 787 MAX 8 jets. It is too early to tell if there is a fundamental safety issue with the aircraft, but many travellers have
U.S. airlines attempted Monday to assure nervous customers that the Boeing 737 MAX jets they fly are safe, a day after one of the new jets operated by Ethiopian Airlines crashed outside of Addis Ababa and killed all 157 people on board.
All 157 passengers and crew aboard an Ethiopian Airlines flight died when the plane crashed shortly after take-off from Addis Ababa, according to a company spokesperson. The Boeing 737 lost contact six minutes after departure from Bole International Airport in the Ethiopian capital, heading for Nairobi. What do we know about the accident? We’ll tell you what’s true.
Severe turbulence tossed terrified passengers and crew around a Turkish Airlines plane cabin as it passed over Maine on Saturday, with 30 people suffering bumps, bruises, cuts and a broken leg before the flight landed safely at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, officials said. Dozens of ambulances lined up in front of a
A woman has accused Air Canada of telling her she would need to breastfeed her baby in the toilet on an upcoming flight. Emergency physician Stephanie VandenBerg tweeted about her encounter with the airline on 3 March, writing: “Dear Air Canada: It is never okay to recommend a woman breastfeed her infant in an airplane lavatory.