Virgin Atlantic to trial vaccine passport app trial on Heathrow to Barbados flights

Virgin Atlantic has become the latest airline to announce a trial of so-called vaccine passports. Customers on flights to Barbados from April 16 will be invited to use the Travel Pass app to verify they meet the Caribbean island’s entry requirements for pre-departure coronavirus testing. Future versions of the app – developed by airline trade … Read more

Virgin Atlantic announces vaccine passport app trial for passengers flying from Heathrow to Barbados

Virgin Atlantic has become the latest airline to announce a trial of so-called vaccine passports. Customers on flights to Barbados from April 16 will be invited to use the Travel Pass app to verify they meet the Caribbean island’s entry requirements for pre-departure coronavirus testing. Future versions of the app – developed by airline trade … Read more

Heathrow passport control staff to strike over Easter in protest at ‘unworkable’ new rotas

Heathrow passport control staff will strike over Easter in protest at ‘unworkable’ new rotas they blame for seven-hour queues in arrivals hall Border Force staff reportedly angry over the ban on shift swapping at Heathrow Public and Commercial Services Union says the strike action will begin on April 1 This coincides with Unite’s strike action … Read more

Heathrow passenger numbers slump while Rolls-Royce announces £4billion loss

Heathrow passenger numbers slump to lowest level since 1966 while Rolls-Royce announces £4billion loss after aviation industry suffers ‘severe’ Covid hit Heathrow’s passenger numbers have fallen to the lowest level since the 1960s Engine-maker Rolls-Royce has plummeted to a mammoth £4 billion annual loss Just 461,000 people travelled through Heathrow Airport in February Recent queue … Read more

Heathrow boss demands more Border Force officials to bust ‘staggering’ six-hour immigration queues

Heathrow boss demands more Border Force officials to bust ‘staggering’ six-hour immigration queues due to Covid checks as she says it is ‘deeply frustrating when you only have two desks open’ Customers are facing waiting times of up to six hours at immigration halls  Airport boss has called for more resources so all border desks … Read more

British Airways Heathrow to Aberdeen flight diverts to Manchester after ‘mid-air emergency’

British Airways flight declares emergency in mid-air on way from Heathrow to Aberdeen and is forced to divert to Manchester British Airways flight due to land at Aberdeen shortly before 12pm this afternoon But radar websites show the flight forced to divert and has landed at Manchester BA have since confirmed plane forced to land … Read more

Heathrow chaos continues as passengers face three hour queues

Chaos continued at Heathrow today as passengers faced long queues at border control with no social distancing and red arrivals ‘stood an arm’s length from other travellers’.  Pictures from last night showed snaking queues with bored passengers packed tightly together – with the crowd at one point bursting into a rendition of ‘Take Me Home, … Read more

Chaos at Heathrow as passengers queue for SIX HOURS at passport control

Chaos struck Heathrow Airport last night as passengers queued for six hours to get through passport control with no social distancing, food or water as just two members of staff manned 10 desks.  Ten flights are believed to have arrived close to each other at the airport as Terminal 2’s immigration hall filled with people … Read more

Will holidaymakers be the losers in the Battle of Heathrow?

Will holidaymakers be the losers in the Battle of Heathrow? Travel firms’ fury as airport plans to hike fees for hotels, parking and planes  But it blasts back – saying it needs an extra £2.8 billion and can’t afford the bill By Harriet Dennys, Financial Mail On Sunday Published: 21:51 GMT, 27 February 2021 | … Read more