Combine Gatwick and EasyJet for the UK’s Longest Flight Delays

Analysis of Civil Aviation Authority data covering the summers of 2015 and 2016 has revealed the most-delayed flights and the most delay-hit airports in the UK and Ireland, with the losers being the easily guessable combination of (a) EasyJet and (b) Gatwick. Read More >>

London Airport Tired of Confiscating Marmite

Staff at London City Airport, the small airport that's really in London and not 140 miles away in Norfolk or Dorset, have revealed the thing that's most commonly seized from the luggage of travellers. It's jars of Marmite, apparently, as the idea of having to eat weird stuff like local fruit and plain yogurt for breakfast in the hotel is simply too much for some to bear. Read More >>

Gatwick Shamed as One of the World’s Worst Airports

London's second-biggest portal to the sky, Magaluf and beyond has been slated by a report into the state of the world's airports, which rates Gatwick as the second worst of the big airports in the whole world. Read More >>

Pilot Crashed After GPS Took Him to Nonexistent Scottish Airport

A pilot flipped his light aircraft over a wall in a field in Scotland, with the blame being placed on a GPS device that pointed him to a landing strip that wasn't there. Read More >>

There’s Never Been A Better Time To Buy Heathrow Terminal 1

Heathrow Terminal 1 closed in June 2015 after 47 years of service. It has sat empty and unloved ever since, full of working equipment and just poised, waiting to accept a passenger once again. But now, the dream is over for poor Terminal 1; its contents will soon be sold to the highest bidder and eventually the shell will be pulled down and replaced with a larger Terminal 2. Read More >>

Bluetooth Beacons Are Now Helping People Navigate Gatwick Airport

Beacons are nothing new, but Gatwick Airport is throwing itself into using the technology in quite a major way, installing 2000 battery-powered devices to help provide location data. Beacons are useful when GPS can't work - indoors, mainly - and allow the airport to provide a variety of services via apps. Read More >>

The Dystopian Surveillance State Will Be Extremely Convenient 

When privacy finally dies, it will be, if nothing else, extremely convenient for travellers. Read More >>

Trump Might Add UK Airports to the Naughty Terrorist Laptop Ban List

That man in America who sets the day's news from Twitter in bed each morning has struck again, with the latest rumours from Trumpland suggesting that UK and European airports could join the ban on bringing laptops and tablets into the country on flights. Read More >>

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Rush Hour at Heathrow Means a Never-Ending Line of Aeroplanes

Heathrow is one of the busiest airports in the world, so it’s no surprise that during the morning rush you’ll see a line of aeroplanes swarming around, patiently waiting to land on its runways. This video from TopFelya shows 30 minutes of morning arrivals, with a new plane coming in every other minute. Read More >>

How To Build A Brand New Airport — Without Heathrow’s Baggage

Last week, the government finally made a decision that had been put off by successive Prime Ministers for around 20 years. It concluded, at long last, that Heathrow Airport would be getting a third runway. Read More >>

Heathrow’s Third Runway Could Bridge the M25

The transport secretary clearly has some ideas about the form Heathrow's newly confirmed third runway will take, suggesting today that it might use a gently sloping ramp over the M25 to chuck planes full of drunk people towards the continent and beyond. Read More >>

4.7 Metres Lopped off Planned London Skyscraper to Protect Aeroplanes

A tower that wanted to be the tallest in the City of London and the second tallest in all of Europe has been told to bend down a bit and stop showing off, with authorities demanding its architects take nearly five metres off the top of the thing to make it safer for air traffic coming into East London's City airport. Read More >>

Gatwick Back in Business After Apparent Runway Hole is Patched

A brief spell of hell travelling in and around the south of England appears to be over, as the operators of Gatwick airport say they've patched up an alleged hole that opened up in the site's main runway. Read More >>

And the UK Airports With the Most Delays Are…

A study into punctuality by BBC News has identified the airports you’re most likely to get all riled up and fidgety and prone to sending angry tweets at, with Gatwick being named and shamed as the UK’s worst for flight delays. Read More >>

Hacker Builds a QR Code Generator That Lets Him Into Fancy Airport Lounges

Nowhere is the distinction between the haves and have-nots more apparent than when waiting for a flight at the airport. But it turns out you might not need an actual first class ticket to get into a swanky airport lounge—just a custom Android app that spits out a boarding pass-spoofing QR code. Read More >>