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Heathrow Boss Says Let’s Start Flying Between Low-Risk Countries

The boss of Heathrow is still having ideas about how to get people excited about going on aeroplanes again, and now suggests we restart flying between "low-risk" countries at first, just to get everyone used to the idea that the days of cheap and easy international travel are not all in the past and we won't die 14 days after arrival. Read More >>

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In Bid to Make Passengers Feel Safer, TSA Prepares to Screen Temperatures at Airports

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is preparing to possibly add a new element to its pre-boarding screening procedures in the U.S. airports: checking temperatures. If approved, the new measure could be rolled out at about a dozen airports as soon as next week, the Wall Street Journal reported. Read More >>

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BA Owner Thinks Heathrow’s Third Runway is “Impossible” Now

The plummet in global travel has heaped additional woes upon the operator of Heathrow, with the owner of the airport's #1 costumer British Airways saying he thinks there's now zero chance of the airport's new third runway actually getting built. Read More >>

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Heathrow Boss Warns of Impossible Kilometre-Long Queues for Flight Return

You can forget about getting an aeroplane to anywhere in the near future even if flights are only six quid and there's a free 14-day cruise waiting for you upon your arrival, as the boss of Heathrow thinks social distancing is not the answer to rebooting international aviation in any post-corona world. Read More >>

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Brexit Voter Enraged by Long Airport Queue

A Brexit voter on holiday in Amsterdam was dismayed to find that he was required to stand in an immigration queue for nearly an hour, raging that it "isn't the Brexit [he] voted for." Read More >>

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Germany and Japan Report First Coronavirus Cases in People Who Haven’t Visited China

Germany and Japan have reported the first cases of a new SARS-like virus in people who haven’t recently visited China. The announcements, made on Tuesday, come as the number of confirmed cases of 2019-nCoV worldwide reached 4,587 and the death toll hit 106. Read More >>

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Shanghai Disneyland Closes Indefinitely to Halt Spread of Virus That Has Killed 26 and Sickened 881

Shanghai Disneyland will close its gates on Saturday in an effort to stop the spread of a new SARS-like virus that has killed 26 people and sickened at least 881, primarily in China. It’s not known when the theme park may reopen. Read More >>

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20 Million on Lockdown As China Halts Travel From Three Cities Over Deadly Virus

Two more cities in China are being placed on lockdown in an attempt by Chinese authorities to control the spread of a deadly new virus called 2019-nCoV and avoid a global epidemic. The SARS-like virus has killed at least 17 people and sickened more than 570, spreading to at least four countries outside China so far. Read More >>

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Heathrow’s Third Runway Already Delayed By up to Three Years

The  Civil Aviation Authority has frantically waved a little red table tennis bat thing in the direction of the Heathrow management, and has warned them not to start spending on the big build of its third runway until planning is 100 per cent in the bag and the government is really, definitely, not going to decide to bin the whole idea. Read More >>

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Air France Hopes to Reduce Delays with Self-Driving Luggage Carts

A multitude of factors can contribute to a flight being delayed, but Air France, who partnered with a handful of other companies, is testing the world’s first self-driving luggage tug in hopes of streamlining airport operations and improving the speed of getting luggage to and from an aircraft. Read More >>

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Edinburgh Airport Accused of Polluting Local River

There's an exciting and bizarre new reason to hate aeroplanes and the people who sit in them scoffing baguettes and drinking very small cans of Pepsi today, thanks to Edinburgh Airport being found guilty of flooding local waterways with the chemical runoff of products used to prepare planes for flight. Read More >>

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Gatwick Tests New Ways to Squeeze People on Aeroplanes

Gatwick Airport and its chums at EasyJet have been experimenting on their human cargo, and appear to have come up with a method that gets passengers on their aeroplanes to exotic short-haul destinations a fair bit quicker. Read More >>

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Gatwick Plans to Open its Secret/Spare/Emergency Runway for Full Time Use

2019 is a key year for the operator of Gatwick airport, as it's when a 40-year agreement not to run flights on its second runway at the same time as its main runway expires. And bosses have wasted no time in preparing a planning application asking to be allowed to do just that. Read More >>

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19 Climate Change Activists Arrested for Drone Protest Against Heathrow Airport Expansion

Police have now arrested at least 19 environmental activists who threatened to fly drones and disrupt air travel at Heathrow Airport in protest of the planned construction of a third runway at the UK’s main air hub, the Guardian reported on Saturday. Read More >>

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Gatwick Airport Gets Vodafone 5G as Part of 5-Year Plan to Be the UK’s Leading Smart Airport

Gatwick airport's South Terminal is getting 5G coverage thanks to Vodafone, and it's not just the passengers who'll benefit. Read More >>