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Flybe plane’s wheel falls off during take-off

An investigation has been launched after a Flybe aircraft lost a wheel forcing a dramatic emergency landing. The Flybe Bombardier Q 400 was forced to turn back to Exeter International Airport, Devon, shortly … Continue reading “Flybe plane’s wheel falls off during take-off”


First scheduled Boeing 777F cargo operation, London Stansted

London Stansted has become home to one of the world’s most modern cargo aircraft as FedEx Express unveiled its new B777F aircraft at its Stansted hub yesterday (28 February 2011). The new jet, … Continue reading “First scheduled Boeing 777F cargo operation, London Stansted”


Airline takes first delivery of 22 new planes at East Midlands Airport today

The world’s largest holiday airline, Thomson Airways, has begun the biggest charter fleet overhaul in British aviation history today (Wednesday 2nd February) with the first of its 22 new Boeing Next-Generation 737-800s flying … Continue reading “Airline takes first delivery of 22 new planes at East Midlands Airport today”


Expedia.co.uk reveals UK’s attitudes to taxes and charges

Reports in the media suggest that Which? is planning to lodge a super-complaint with the Office of Fair Trading, asking it to investigate the level of fees imposed by some companies when customers … Continue reading “Expedia.co.uk reveals UK’s attitudes to taxes and charges”


DAA rejects Ryanair’s 1M passenger growth plan for Shannon

Ryanair, the world’s favourite airline, has confirmed that the DAA airport monopoly has turned down Ryanair’s offer to grow its Shannon traffic from 300,000p.a. to 1.3m p.a. passengers over the next five years, proving … Continue reading “DAA rejects Ryanair’s 1M passenger growth plan for Shannon”


Quicker, and more comfortable than ever before – The new bullet train

The new “bullet train” is being launched all over Japan, offering faster and more comfortable service to those traveling than ever before. The newest trains to Japan railways’ already impressive service – the … Continue reading “Quicker, and more comfortable than ever before – The new bullet train”


BA cabin crew could strike at Easter

Latest target of cabin crew representing British Airways cabin crew could be Easter. Giving the airline a week’s notice Unite has said there will be a fresh strike ballot – the fourth in … Continue reading “BA cabin crew could strike at Easter”


The rudest cities in the world – according to Foursquare

Think the people in your city are vulgar and rude? Location-based social network foursquare has hunted all over the world for the locations in which it inhabitants are the rudest. The UK’s northern … Continue reading “The rudest cities in the world – according to Foursquare”


British nationals evacuated from Libya

The vast majority of British nationals, who wished to leave Libya following the recent unrest, have now been evacuated. Many left on the commercial flights that are still running, with government charters and … Continue reading “British nationals evacuated from Libya”


Rail tickets – 50per cent of advice is wrong

Over half of all official advice given to passengers about rail tickets is incorrect, according to an investigation by a watchdog. Passengers looking to find the cheapest ticket, either from a clerk at … Continue reading “Rail tickets – 50per cent of advice is wrong”


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