Report: Boeing 737 Max Software is ‘Operationally Suitable’

The US Federal Aviation Administration has released a draft report about its initial review of the Boeing 737 Max software update, following two recent plane crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia that killed 346 people and led to the grounding of more than 300 of the jets around the world. Read More >>

Fancypants New Sleeper Trains are Like “Hotels on Wheels”

If you've always fancied travelling on a sleeper train (as we have, after watching Some Like It Hot), this announcement might be a sign from the universe to go for it. Read More >>

9 Out of 10 Train Journeys will Soon Offer Smart Tickets

Paperless tickets really are on their way to our creaking train network, insists the Rail Delivery Group (RDG), which represents train companies. Read More >>

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Airline Uses Obscure Rule to Leave Passenger at Manchester Airport

Ever been running through the airport and got a ray of hope from the line "doors close 10 minutes before departure" on your boarding pass? Read More >>

Wow Air Abruptly Shuts Down, and Stranded Passengers Don’t Know What to Do

Budget airline Wow Air has ceased all operations and cancelled all flights, leaving many passengers very screwed and very stranded. Read More >>

Timing Change Likely to Classify More Trains as Late

From April 1 the way in which train punctuality is recorded is changing, and it's going to bring good news for people who enjoy complaining about such things. Trains will be timed upon arrival at each station, to the minute, which'll create mountains of additional delay data to crunch, tut over, and perhaps even write emails about. Read More >>

Northern Rail’s Extra-Long Leeds Trains Are Going to be 2 Years Late

The promised six-carriage extra-long trains going to and from Leeds are going to be two years late, it turns out. Read More >>

TripAdvisor Still Terrible at Handling Rape Allegations Against Hotel Staff

In 2017, a report from American newspaper the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel revealed that TripAdvisor was deleting reviews that included details of sexual assault and rape. The company admitted it was removing reviews of this nature, and subsequently launched a system that labelled some hotels with these types of reports. But it looks like the travel website is still failing to properly handle sexual assault allegations on its platform—it is treating them both casually and insensitively while promoting hotels with reports of rape. Read More >>

Four Hospitalised After ‘Sweet, Burning’ Odour Fills Alaska Airlines Flight

An Alaska Airlines flight was diverted from its destination on Wednesday night after its crew reported smelling a mysterious odour in the cabin. Passengers were reportedly having trouble breathing and four crew members were taken to a hospital for further medical evaluation. This is the second time this week that an Alaska Airlines flight was grounded after the crew noticed an unfamiliar smell. Read More >>

Citymapper’s Oyster Card Rival Has Opened to Early Adopters

The Citymapper Pass we reported on last week has opened up to early signups this morning, and it's an interesting proposition. Read More >>

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The UK’s Worst Airport for Delays and Cancellations is Exactly the One You’re Thinking Of

Research from Compare the Market has singled out the UK's worst airport in terms of flight delays and cancellations, and it's not drone-plagued Gatwick. Read More >>

We Might Actually Find Out When Crossrail Opens This Quarter

It feels like everything in the UK is a mess right now, but even so, Crossrail gets the Omnishambles medal. Read More >>

These Are Officially the 15 Most Stressful Tube Stations in London

Everyone feels like their local tube station is the busiest, dirtiest and most stressful, but patrons of 15 tube stations can now officially prove it. Read More >>

US Airlines Will Offer New Gender Options Beyond ‘Male’ and ‘Female’ for Non-Binary Flyers

Many U.S. airlines say they’re in the process of updating their booking systems in order to allow non-binary customers to use pronouns other than “male” or “female.” Read More >>

US Flight Delayed After Vape Battery Reportedly Bursts Into Flames

On Wednesday, a flight from LaGuardia airport to Texas turn unexpectedly smoky when a vape battery reportedly stored in an overhead bin overheated and burst into flames. Read More >>