Tag Archives: Flight

News: BelugaXL completes first test flight in France

The first of five BelugaXL aircraft has landed at Toulouse-Blagnac, France, after successfully completing its first flight. The test flight lasted four hours and 11 minutes. The crew in the cockpit on board this flight comprised captain Christophe Cail, co-pilot Bernardo Saez-Benito Hernandez and test-flight engineer Jean Michel Pin. Meanwhile, monitoring the aircraft systems and performance in real-time at the ...

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Spain holidays: Airport staff threaten STRIKE this summer causing potential flight chaos

Spanish holidays this summer are being threatened with chaos due to a huge ground staff strike at major airports. The strike, with 60,000 ground staff to be involved, will affect all elements of the airport including baggage handlers, cleaning staff and maintenance workers. The reason for the strike is to deal with the issue of wage increases, working hours and ...

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Ryanair flight news: 30 UK and Ireland trips cancelled as pilots strike 'rejecting' offers

Ryanair flights from the UK to Ireland will be cancelled, the travel provider has announced. The company tweeted a statement to their account revealing the changes to travel plans. The tweet stated: “Ryanair to cancel up to 30 of 290 Irish flights on Thurs 12 July, only some IRE-UK flights affected. “All Ireland to Europe flights to operate as normal ...

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British Airways: How much hand luggage can be taken onboard a flight for free?

British Airways flights could soon tackle the budget airline market as IAG introduce their new routes from Vienna with low-cost airline LEVEL. Low-cost airlines also offer no-frills tickets to keep costs low, meaning they often remove additional extras such as meals and hand luggage. Ryanair and Wizz Air are two airlines who have recently introduced new cabin baggage rules – ...

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Finnair flight delayed for nearly three hours leaving passengers 'stranded' on the tarmac

The Finnair flight was due to depart Manchester airport for Helsinki but passengers were left “stranded” on the tarmac for nearly three hours before it was cancelled. The delay was initially caused by a technical fault. The aircraft then attempted to take off before eventually being cancelled. Infuriated passengers took to Twitter to complain, with one flier claiming they were left waiting ...

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Flight secrets: Travel expert reveals this about the inflight meal onboard

Flight secrets, over the years, have revealed some rather shocking facts about inflight meals such as how many calories they contain and which taste the best. Some meals can have thousands of calories as they are laden with salt and sugar to allow more flavour. Unless travelling in business class, inflight meals can often be lacking in substance. Yet surprisingly, ...

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