The best airlines for 2021 revealed: Qatar Airways is No1 overall

Qatar Airways has been named the world’s best airline for 2021 by a leading aviation group.  Australia-based – a website that ranks airlines on safety and in-flight experience – has released its annual round-up of the top 20 global carriers, with the Doha-based airline scoring gold for its cabin innovation, passenger service, and commitment to … Read more

American Airlines has gone from losing $100 million a day to making $1 million a day

After a 2020 in which American Airlines saw billions in losses, the company has gone from losing $100million a day at the worst of the pandemic to making $1million a day, according to a quarterly investor update on Tuesday.  Still, the nation’s largest airline is projecting a $1.3billion operating loss for the entire period.  ‘While … Read more

As airlines cut fares, rail trips will cost staycationers up to three times more than flying

Great train fare robbery: As airlines cut fares, rail trips will cost staycationers up to three times more than flying Four in five long journeys in the UK cost considerably more by train than by plane Which? found that the average mark-up for taking the train was 49 per cent CO2 emission from planes are … Read more

American Airlines passenger duct-taped to seat after trying open plane door biting flight attendant

American Airlines passenger is duct-taped to her seat with her mouth sealed shut after she ‘tried to open plane door and bit a flight attendant’ Video shows the unidentified female passenger restrained with tape on an American Airlines flight from Dallas to Charlotte on July 6 Woman alleged to have attempted to open the door … Read more

Passengers on American Airlines flight to Miami forced to put hands on heads for an hour

Frightened passengers aboard American Airlines flight from LA to Miami forced to clamp their hands on their heads for an HOUR warned not to film due to undisclosed ‘security threat’ Passengers on AA 2289 flying from LAX to MIA on Thursday were were asked to keep their hands on their heads and warned not to film due … Read more

Airlines could weighing passengers under new FAA rules

Luggage might not be the only items being placed on scales at airports in the near future as regulators are asking airlines to more accurately estimate how heavy their passengers are.  As part of new safety regulations, the Federal Aviation Administration is requiring airlines come up with new, more in-depth methods of determining passenger and … Read more

Southwest Airlines passengers applaud removal of woman ‘who refused to wear a mask’

Passengers on Southwest Airlines flight erupt in applause after a woman who ‘refused to wear a mask’ was removed from the plane – but not before flipping them the bird Passengers on a Southwest Airlines flight were seen applauding the removal of a woman who allegedly refused to wear a mask The woman is seen … Read more

Coronavirus: Airlines call for rapid Covid tests to be used for international travel

Airlines are calling for rapid Covid tests to be used as standard for international travellers to ‘reopen’ the industry. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) union has published research claiming that using rapid tests could work as well as a 10-day quarantine policy. And it said the cost and time required to use proper lab-based … Read more

Author reveals her startling new theory on missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 jet

The US was responsible for downing missing flight MH370, which disappeared in 2014 with the loss of all 239 passengers on board.  The American military used electronic jamming technology to make the plane disappear from radar screens before finally shooting it down after a failed bid to re-route it and seize highly-sensitive electronic gear to … Read more

Seven years after Malaysia Airlines MH370 disappeared in mid-flight, a book claims a cover up

REPORTAGE THE DISAPPEARING ACT  by Florence de Changy (Mudlark £14.99, 432pp) On March 8, 2014, Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, as it did every evening. When it crossed over into Vietnamese airspace, the co-pilot said goodbye to Malaysian air traffic control, as is normal, but did not say hello … Read more