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Virgin Atlantic Flight Tops 800mph

A Virgin Atlantic 787 Dreamliner running from from Los Angeles to London has set an astonishing new speed record thanks to the good old mysteries of the jet stream, hitting a maximum speed of 801mph in tailwinds at 35,000 feet above the US. Read More >>

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Dubai Airport Suspends Flights Due to Real/Imaginary Drone Sightings

The drone menace has gone international, with flights at Dubai International Airport – only home to the world's busiest international terminals – suspended this morning due to reports of rogue drones in the area. Read More >>

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Flight Cancelled Due to Lack of Tea

A Jet2 flight taking people from Glasgow to get burnt in Tenerife was forced to turn back over Ireland, due to an internal plumbing issue that would've interrupted the supply of tea. There could well have been a riot over the Bay of Biscay. People may have turned to sucking each others' blood out for refreshment. Read More >>

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Bird Upgrades to Business Class Migration

A bird in Singapore appears to have made a staggering evolutionary leap, after it opted to travel from Singapore to Heathrow on a Singapore Airlines flight rather than continually flap its own wings for days on end and get cold and wet. Read More >>

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Ryanair Bounces Compensation Cheques in Most Ryanair Style Thing Ever

Passengers who found themselves and their flights disrupted in the wake of the Ryanair strike series of cancellations have found yet another way to be annoyed with the airline, thanks to some of its compensation cheques going out unsigned and being returned unpaid by their banks. Or bounced, as they used to say, back in the days before money was digitally grabbed out of accounts within seconds. Read More >>

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Wizz Air Wins (AKA Loses) in Most-Delayed UK Flier Stats

Hungarian flier Wizz Air has been outed as the least punctual airline operating on routes in and out of the UK, recording average delays of nearly 23 minutes per flight over the last year. Read More >>

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A Drone Company Allegedly Brought a Bomb on a Commercial Flight and Fired an Employee for Reporting It

Today in absolutely bonkers allegations, a recently filed lawsuit claims American drone maker AeroVironment transported explosives on a commercial flight and then attempted to cover it up by firing an employee for reporting the incident to the US government. Read More >>

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Watching a Gruelling 11-Hour Flight Whizz by in Four Minutes is the Best Way to Travel

Planes are not designed for tall passengers. Even an hour-long flight can be uncomfortable when you’re twisted and contorted to fit in a seat. So watching an 11-hour flight from London to San Francisco take just four minutes in this spectacular cockpit timelapse makes me wish supersonic air travel was an everyday thing. Read More >>

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Heathrow Drone Near-Miss Was Nearest Miss Yet

A plane taking off from Heathrow very nearly achieved the milestone of being the first passenger jet drone casualty, with the UK's air safety watchdog saying that someone's drone came within 20 feet of colliding with the plane. Read More >>

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London Flights Face Delays as Air Traffic Controllers go Digital

Something exciting and momentous in the history of air traffic control is happening in London's air space at the moment, but no one's going to be happy about it because it might lead to passengers having to spend an extra 20 minutes in the purgatory of an Easyjet departure gate. Read More >>

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Virgin Atlantic Offers Travellers a Bit of “Economy Delight”

Virgin Atlantic has tweaked its budget seat options, with the travellers of the near-future invited to order something described as "economy delight" for their next trip. Sadly this does not involve being touched by Richard Branson or a neatly bearded pilot. It's a way of giving people the illusion of more choice in the cheap seats. 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 >>

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Lake District Airport Prepares for Passenger Flights

People looking to escape the cities for a rural break in Cumbria may soon be able to leave the Porsche Cayenne at home and fly up, as the previously under-the-radar Carlisle Lake District Airport is gearing up to accept commercial passengers for the first time since 1993. Read More >>

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BA to Make Cheap Ticket Buyers Board Flights Last

British Airways fancies bringing the old class system back to travel, as it's revealed a plan to somehow hold back the buyers of cheap tickets to make them board flights last. Read More >>

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Incredible Footage of a Drone Racing Up a Mountain Had Me Reaching For a Seatbelt

Remember the RC toys you had as a kid? The ones you would lose control of when they went out of range 50 feet away? Gabriel Kocher’s custom-built camera drone has a range of almost two miles, allowing him to pilot it to the top of a mountain and capture exhilarating footage along the way. Read More >>