The BBC is reporting this morning that the independent commission in to UK airports is likely to recommend an extra runway at Heathrow.
A state of emergency was called on Kuwait Airlines overnight flight from JFK. Turning around over Europe it landed at Heathrow, although there were plenty of closer diversion airports. Why the plane didn’t go to Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels or Frankfurt is unknown.
Heathrow’s Terminal 1 closes for business next week and BA is moving its few remaining flights to other terminals on the 30th June. In October, several long haul destinations switch from T5 to T3. Yours?
I wrote at the weekend about another United plane diversion. This time as a result of a disruptive passenger who apparently demanded nuts or crackers about 10 minutes after take off, and he wasn’t given a second serving became abusive. This caused the captain to dump 50,000 litres of fuel and to divert to Belfast. (I…
800 years ago the British monarchy kept itself in post by agreeing to a series of demands from a group of nobles, unhappy with the king. I was lucky enough to have been invited to attend an event to mark the anniversary.
What an airline does when it has a problem is an indication of its values. A disruptive passenger landed 270 passengers in Belfast, and then United leaves them on the floor of the airport overnight. Second week running I am glad I stopped flying them.
In a week when United gave up on JFK – who can remember when they used to fly to London three times a day? – I have a short review of AA’s offering on a recent LAX to JFK flight.
A new proposal looks to solve the lack of capacity in aviation in the south of England by increasing taxes on a sliding scale based on the number of trips taken.
What would an airline safety announcement sound like if the airlines told us the truth? The Economist thinks it knows.
I have long liked the simplicity of the Hyatt app for iPhone, iPad etc. However, the recent upgrade seems to have rendered it almost unusable and certainly unstable.