8 Hours Ago In the stress and rush of travel, civility can be hard to find. After seeing “whiny jerks” in the boarding line and other boorish behaviors, Focus Brands COO Kat Cole sent several tweets on “simple rules to travel by.” She says her tips work not only at airports, but at the workplace
A paraplegic man is suing Luton airport after his self-propelling wheelchair was left behind on a flight in August 2017. Justin Levene, 29, arrived at the airport only to find his custom-made wheelchair wasn’t waiting for him. The international wheelchair athlete, trainer and mentor to disabled athletes told the BBC that he’d asked to be
“Two weeks for being drunk and disorderly” – that was one of the slogans for the now-defunct Club 18-30. The hedonists’ haven was killed off this week by Thomas Cook (the travel firm, not the Victorian temperance campaigner who founded it). The Club’s final curtain came down in Magaluf on Tuesday, when the last banana boat
Number 10 has played down the idea that booze could be banned at airports before 10am, amid the government’s review into alcohol licensing laws at airports. The government today put in motion a “call for evidence” to review whether airports should match the rules that govern high street pubs and restaurants, which restrict alcohol sales
On 1 November, the search and rescue team for the recent Lion Air crash, which saw the plane go down off the coast of Indonesia with 189 people on board, found one of the aircraft’s black boxes. Watch more These devices (known as “crash-survivable memory units” in the official jargon) can hold vital information, but the batteries
Ryanair passengers are getting to grips with the airline’s second change in cabin-baggage policy this year. Starting on 1 November, Europe’s biggest low-cost airline has cut the volume of hand luggage travellers can take to the departure gate by two-thirds. Passengers who choose not to pay extra for either Priority Boarding or to check baggage in are now restricted to
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has updated its advice to travellers to Sri Lanka, warning them to ”exercise vigilance and avoid all demonstrations or large political gatherings”. The update comes in the wake of Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s sacking of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and his cabinet on 26 October, and Mr Wickremesinghe’s subsequent refusal to leave office. There have
The budget airline Ryanair is introducing a new bag policy which now charges flyers who want to bring a wheelie bag or similar on to flights.
The West Japan Railway Co. (JR West), which runs ultra fast shinkansen, or bullet trains, on the largest of Japan’s islands, has called a halt to safety drills designed to enable employees to feel the rush of trains passing at up to 300km per hour. The drills, which saw JR West employees crouching down in the trench area between
Love it, loathe it or simply tolerate it, Halloween is here, again. Like most, I’ll be making a last-minute dash to the supermarket to buy cut-price confectionery to appease trick-or-treating teenagers and sugar-crazed six-year-olds, hoping desperately that I don’t get eggs thrown at my windows if I take too long answering the door. An unwritten
If time is money, then surely money is time. It certainly seems to be this 31 December, when $26,000 (£20,400) can buy you the opportunity to turn back the clock and celebrate New Year’s Eve twice. The innovative concept from Crystal Skye, which operates a private Boeing 777-200LR charter jet, allows passengers to see in
American Airlines‘ third-quarter profit fell more than 48 percent from a year earlier as higher fuel costs ate into the largest airline’s bottom line, despite high travel demand.
Indonesian aviation authorities will inspect all Boeing 737 Max 8 planes belonging to the country’s commercial airlines following the Lion Air crash on 29 October. The low-cost airline was flying from Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang near Sumatra when it crashed into the sea not long after take-off with 189 people onboard. Indonesia’s transport minister Budi
You know you’ve fallen hard for a city when you start checking out house prices before you even get home. I’m looking up the cost of two-bed flats online within five hours of arriving in Rotterdam – a record even by my fickle standards. A quick search does nothing to dampen my burgeoning passion for the
The City of Lights: it’s the place to stroll down boulevards, gaze at world-famous art and eat like a king – but where should you bed down when it’s time for lights out? As the capital city of the world’s most-visited country, the choice of where to stay in Paris is mindboggling, with thousands of
Indonesian transportation and safety officials are searching for voice and data recorders and other clues to determine the cause in the crash of Lion Air’s brand-new Boeing 737 MAX 8 jet, the first accident of its kind for the variant of the top-selling plane.
The crash of an Indonesian passenger plane shortly after take-off from Jakarta Airport, with the loss of 189 lives, has focused attention once again on aviation safety. Relative to some previous years, 2018 has already seen a significant number of accidents. In May, 112 people died when a domestic flight crashed shortly after take-off from
Shares of Southwest Airlines plunged more than 7 percent in premarket trading on Thursday after the Dallas-based airline warned investors that its costs are starting to go up, even though its had record third-quarter profit that topped Wall Street’s expectations.