Flights: What should you do if your plane is hijacked? Latest travel advice

A terrorist attack is a frightening experience it’s hoped most people will never experience. Plane hijacking is extremely rare but it does happen – so what should you do if the worst happens and you’re caught up in a terror incident? This is the latest travel advice.  A pilot told Express.co.uk that all pilots are […]

Cypriot airline Cobalt Air collapses – what should you do if your flights are cancelled?

Cobalt Air has announced it is ceasing operations and all flights and services provided by the Cypriot airline will be cancelled. The carrier’s website is now down and simply displays a message alerting users to its collapse. “Cobalt regrets to announce that it will be cancelling all Flights as of 23:50pm on October 17, 2018 […]

Orkney Islands routes are front-runners for first commercial electric flights

Enlarge / A Britten Norman Islander plane, similar to the kind used in the Orkney Islands to shuttle people short distances. (credit: Britten Norman) Up in the remote northeast of Scotland, residents of the Orkney Islands use small island-hopping aircraft to commute around the archipelago. The longest flight in the area is 15 minutes, traveling […]

Cobalt Air COLLAPSES disrupting thousands of holidaymakers’ flights to Cyprus and Greece

Cobalt Air ceased operation from late last night and has announced all flights and services provided by the Cypriot airline will be cancelled. Cobalt informed the Cyprus Ministry of Transport at 9pm on Wednesday night it would be closing down shortly after midnight on Thursday. The carrier’s website is now down and simply displays a […]

Direct flights planned between Russia's Crimea and Syria

Russia is interested in opening a direct air service to Syria from the Crimean Peninsula, according to Crimea’s regional governor Sergey Aksyonov. Read more “We are looking at opening air service between Crimea and Syria,” he told journalists. The peninsula and the Arab country are also interested in opening a steamship line. “Some ports need […]

TSA outlines its plans for facial recognition on domestic flights

The Transportation Security Administration is determined to make facial recognition and other biometrics a regular part of the airport experience, and it now has a roadmap for that expansion. The effort will start by teaming with Customs and Border Protection on biometric security for international travel, followed by putting the technology into use for TSA […]

Commercial Flights In a 9-Seat Piston-Engine Cessna Launching Next Week at New York’s JFK

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Flights: Fighter jets escort plane after passenger ‘started screaming and hitting wildly’

A KLM flight flying to Amsterdam from Abu Dhabi had to be escorted by two fighter jets from the Dutch airforce after a fight broke out on board. A 29-year-old American man caused the fracas when he became “aggressive” after being asked to return to his seat. The fight broke out 30 minutes before the […]

Flights: Cabin crew reveal what you should NEVER do on a plane – and the reason is nasty

Long-haul fights might seem like a good time to take off your shoes and relax –  but cabin crew have revealed the really disgusting reason why you should think twice about this. Going barefoot on a flight can have seriously disgusting consequences if you’re unlucky. Flight attendants have shared their foul experiences on US discussion site Reddit to encourage passengers not […]