travel
Ryanair is Cutting its Free Hand Luggage Allowance. Again

Recently Ryanair has been having a few problems. When it's not having to cancel flights for a variety of reasons, or insisting it doesn't have to compensate affected passengers, it's sending out unsigned compensation checks that land would-be passengers with bank fines. Now it's going to make itself eve more unpopular by reducing the hand luggage people can take into the cabin without paying. Again. Read More >>

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Passengers Forced to Squint at Terrible Staff Handwriting After Gatwick’s Info Screens Fail

Air travel isn't the most pleasant experience in the world. You have to get to the airport, deal with security, then hang around the overpriced shops and cafes while waiting for the gate information to pop up on a big electronic screen. So imagine the horror that must be unfolding at Gatwick today, where staff have been forced to roll out whiteboards and markers after an IT fail rendered those big screens inoperable. Read More >>

environment
Canada Denies its Aeroplanes Poo on People

An outbreak of poo falling on people in Canada is no nearer to being explained, with the country's aviation coordinator telling a furious public that the human excrement rain is not being dumped out of aeroplane toilets. Read More >>

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Enthusiasts Want to Build a Full Size Lancaster Bomber to Deliver a Poppy Payload

A group of people with an interest in military hardware and remembering things would like to build a statue for other people to notice from their cars, with the Bomber Gateway Trust seeking permission from the council to build what they hope might be a new national symbol similar to the slightly more artistic Angel of The North. Read More >>

transport
Non-Stop, 17-Hour Flights to Australia Start Tomorrow

Australian airline Qantas is about to make its staff suffer even more than usual, thanks to the launch of a non-stop service that links London to Australia and gets there in 17 long, unbroken, god-forsaken hours. Read More >>

aeroplanes
Vulcan B2 Stamp May Well be the Most Exciting Stamp in the History of Stamps

We're going out on a limb here, but we think there's a pretty huge mid-section overlap on the Venn diagram that compares stamp enthusiasts and retro aeroplane enthusiasts, with this latest set from the Royal Mail stunning both groups by immortalising the favourite aeroplane of a generation -- the Vulcan B2. Read More >>

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Ryanair Boss Threatens Brexiters With Holidays to Scotland

Ryanair's outspoken boss Michael O’Leary has had a cracking idea about how to get Brexit voters to change their minds and petition the government to call the whole thing off -- ground his planes and make everyone go to Scotland for their holidays instead. Read More >>

technology
BAE’s MAGMA Stealth Drone Uses ‘Blown Air’ Instead Of Moving Parts To Fly Around

No one's invented cloaking devices yet, so aerospace companies have to use more conventional technologies to make stealthier jets and drones. Or, you know, you could remove some technology, like BAE has with its MAGMA drone, which uses blasts of air instead of traditional flight machinery to manoeuvre. Read More >>

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NASA Uploads Hundreds of Rare Aircraft Films to YouTube

NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center is currently in the process of uploading hundreds of extremely rare films to YouTube. And I’d advise you to stop reading if you want to get any work done today. Read More >>

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air travel
London City Air Traffic Control Is Getting An AR Makeover

One of the more reassuring things about air traffic control, from the perspective of a layman, is that if all else fails they can just look out of the window in their gigantic tower to guide a plane in safely. But now London City Airport is going to replace the tower with some HD video cameras and put air traffic controllers in a room 80 miles away. Read More >>

travel
The US May Ban Laptops on All Flights From Europe

If you're planning on heading to the US anytime soon, you should probably prepare a decent amount of low-tech entertainment to keep yourself busy. European security officials have told The Daily Beast that all passengers flying in from Europe will not be allowed to take laptops inside the cabin. Read More >>

transport
Easyjet Collaborates on Electric Passenger Jet

A company promising the eco dream of electric flight says it might have a model ready, oh, within about ten years or so, with budget flier Easyjet helping steer the development on the commercial side of things. Read More >>

air travel
The Last Concorde Comes Home to Bristol

British Airways' Alpha Foxtrot, the very last Concorde to be built, has arrived at its new home in Filton, Bristol, where it was made. Read More >>

travel
New 17.5-Hour Flight From Australia to London Will Be The Longest In The World

Australian airline Qantas just announced a new route that will take passengers from Perth, Australia to London. But you might want to stock up on sleeping pills. Because with a total flight time of 17.5 hours, it will be the longest nonstop flight in the world. Read More >>

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Why You Should Always Put Your Oxygen Mask on First

"I don’t want to die.” That’s what Destin from Smarter Every Day says as his oxygen level drops dangerously low, and yet he’s completely unable to put his oxygen mask back on because his brain isn’t functioning properly. Read More >>