The shortest route between two points is, of course a straight path. But, if you've ever looked at the information screen on a long-haul flight, then you'll have noticed that your flight is doing something very different. The reason why
We speak to an ex-cabin crew member with more than 20 years’ experience about everything from getting upgraded to what pilots eat.
Each year, airlines make changes to the way they operate their flights to answer demand and innovate in the face of competition. So what can passengers expect from 2020? The key trends look to be centred around sustainability and environmental
The tiny holes in your aeroplane window are there for your safety. Known as the breather hole or bleed hole, it's present only in the middle window pane. It helps to protect the inner window from breaking while allowing lower air pressure
Dramatic footage shows the Myanmar National Airlines jet skidding to a stop on its nose at Mandalay International Airport.
Jet Airways, once India's largest airline, says it is temporarily suspending all operations after failing to raise enough money to run its services. The company said it has been informed by its lenders, led by state-run State Bank of India,
Coca-Cola and Delta Air Lines have apologised for the "creepy" in-flight napkins that encouraged people to pass their phone number to their "plane crush". The smaller print napkins reportedly read: "Be a little old
Britain's first 'air taxis' could soon be picking up passengers, a tech company has claimed. Vertical Aerospace, a start-up based in Bristol, has built and flown the UK's first electric vertical take-off and landing vehicle.
A Turkish Airlines flight had to make an emergency landing last week, after the flight crew discovered a mobile Wi-Fi network named "Bomb on Board". See also: Plane in emergency landing after colliding with eagle and rabbit Flight 606,
Not a fan of waking with the birds for an early-morning flight? While it may be a struggle getting out of bed, new research has revealed that early flights are less likely to be delayed than those in the afternoon or evening. SEE ALSO: The best
Thought snakes on a plane was just the theme of a terrible movie? Unfortunately for some air passengers, the slithery creatures have made their way onto real-life flights. But snakes aren't the only scary animals that have boarded planes.
Airport stopovers can be a drag. Most of us opt for direct flights to our long-haul holiday destinations just to avoid the dreaded, long layovers, but we've finally found a reason for you to fly indirect - city tours courtesy of your airline
When we're jetting off on holiday we often get on the plane, order a bottle of wine, turn on a movie and then promptly fall asleep. But have you ever sat and asked yourself questions about the plane itself? The best place to sit? Why the
Singapore Airlines recently unveiled its new luxury suites that are like hotel rooms in the sky. Each of the six available on select Air Bus A380 aircraft is equipped with a 32 inch viewing screen and leather swivel chair. See also: The
The world's best airlines for 2018 have been announced – and Air New Zealand has come top of the lot for the fifth time in a row. According to AirlineRatings.com, airlines must achieve a seven-star safety rating and demonstrate
Earlier this month, six-year-old Adam Mohammad Amer surprised pilots onboard an Etihad Airways flight with his outstanding knowledge of intricate aircraft operations and emergency procedures. SEE ALSO: Meet the world's youngest ever
The aviation industry has many curiosities, including little-known lifesaving aircraft features and strange airline rules, but when it comes to the most unusual flight routes, things get really bizarre. SEE ALSO: Unusual rule stops pilots
An American Airlines passenger was escorted off his flight after he tried to open an emergency exit door while the plane was landing at the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport in Minnesota, USA. See also: The world's
Lebanese security forces say they've foiled a plot to blow up a plane with explosives hidden inside a large Barbie doll and a meat grinder. According to the country's interior minister, terrorists plotted to plant a bomb on a plane
Airline pilots are banned from chit-chat during take-off and landing because of a little-known rule. The Sterile Cockpit Rule requires pilots to avoid non-essential conversations during critical phases of a flight, which are normally below
Could any of these weird and wonderful patents and designs become the future of air travel? See also: Are these the most bizarre travel accessories ever? See also: Weird and awesome in-flight gadgets you'll wish you had invented Take the
A Colombian airline is considering eliminating seats to create standing-room-only flights. VivaColombia wants to remove all seats from its planes to squeeze in more passengers and lower the cost of flying. The budget airline's founder and
A napping passenger in transit from south to north Vietnam was awoken by a stinging pain in his right leg. When he looked down he found a hand yanking on his leg hairs. See also: Fearless Brit tackled passenger who threatened to blow up