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NEWS May 11, 2024 SAF Powered Test Flight Shows Reduction in Carbon Emissions Virgin 100 was the first ever flight to cross the Atlantic Ocean on 100% sustainable aviation fuels. After a year of planning between numerous companies, regulatory approval for the unique blend of SAF used, and six months of data analysis after the flight, Virgin Atlantic has released results showing a major reduction in carbon emissions. Read More →
TRIP REPORTS Apr 11, 2024 Flying for Free: A Day in the Life Our writer, Daniel Ren, discusses his personal experiences flying for free on Delta Air Lines. He shares some advice that can help you if you ever work for an airline. Read More →
NEWS Mar 07, 2024 Bird Strike Damages Saudia Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner at London-Heathrow A Saudia Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner was involved in a bird-strike incident on March 3. There are no reports of injuries other than the bird itself. Read More →
NEWS Mar 06, 2024 British Airways' £7 Billion Transformation Plan: New Seats, Advanced Technology, and Updated Lounges British Airways (BA) announced a £7 billion ($8.9 billion) transformation plan at an event in London on March 5. The new initiatives aim to provide a world-class passenger experience and incorporate advanced technology into the airline's operations. Read More →
NEWS Feb 27, 2024 Ryanair Flight Diverted to London-Gatwick Amid Flap Malfunction Due to a flap malfunction, Ryanair flight FR 3945, operated with a Boeing 737-800, diverted to London-Gatwick (LGW) instead of its intended destination, Bournemouth (BOH). The flight departed from Faro at 7:20 p.m. local time before heading to Bournemouth's Hurn airport. While approaching the destination, the aircraft started a go-around and proceeded immediately to London Gatwick for emergency purposes. Read More →
NEWS Feb 27, 2024 £3 Million Immigration Scam: British Airways Manager Flees After Visa Fraud A 24-year-old British Airways manager at London Heathrow Airport (LHR) stands accused of running a £3 million ($3.8 million) immigration scam, allegedly exploiting the airline's check-in systems to assist passengers in bypassing security without visas or proper documentation. The suspect, whose name has yet to be released, is currently on the run in India after being arrested and released on bail in January. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Feb 21, 2024 Malaysian Tourists Are Suddenly Flocking to This Welsh City. Here's Why The expansion of airline and tourism sponsors in professional football clubs has grown in recent years. Cardiff City FC, a Welsh-based club playing in the second division of English football, has the Malaysian Tourism Board as a shirt sponsor. Malaysia aims to expand its UK presence beyond Malaysia Airlines offering nonstop flights between Kuala Lumpur (KUL) and London-Heathrow (LHR). Read More →
NEWS Feb 12, 2024 Investigation Launched After British Man Sneaks Onto New York-Bound Flight Without Passport or Ticket On December 23, Craig Sturt reached Britain's busiest airport, London Heathrow, with no passport or confirmed ticket. The 46-year-old jobless man bypassed the check-in desks and headed straight for the security gates in Heathrow's Terminal 5. Sturt then turned up at the gate for a British Airways flight bound for New York-JFK. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Feb 03, 2024 Which Airports Offer Nonstop Flights to All Six Inhabited Continents? Air travel has enhanced global connectivity over the past several decades. Journeys that would have once taken weeks or months to complete now only take hours. Not even a decade ago, very few airports offered nonstop flights to all six inhabited continents. Today, that number has increased thanks to advancements in aircraft technology. Read More →
NEWS Jan 11, 2024 British Airways Pilot Kidnapped and Tortured Outside Supermarket During Stopover in Johannesburg A British Airways pilot was kidnapped and tortured by a large group of criminals during a stopover in Johannesburg on January 10. The pilot was "shaken" by the attack after being forced to give up "thousands and thousands" of pounds to the attackers in exchange for his release. This is not the first time in recent months that a British Airways employee was attacked during a stopover in Johannesburg. Read More →