Tag Archives: Passengers

Incredible stories of cabin crew who saved passengers during hijackings and plane crashes

The aviation industry recently recorded the safest year on record, with 2017 having no commercial fatalities. According to Aviation Safety Network and Dutch aviation consulting firm To70, the fatal accident rate is one for every 16 million flights. Despite this, a number of shocking tales in the past have revealed terrifying incidents that occurred during a flight. Terrorist attacks, engine ...

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Ryanair flights: 115,000 passengers per DAY to be affected this summer due to union strike

Ryanair passengers could face a wave of problems this summer when travelling to Spain. The airline’s cabin crew are threatening to strike this summer if their unions are not recognised. According to Spanish newspaper El Mundo, it could affect as many as 115,000 passengers a day. While the strike is currently just threatened to affect Spain, it could spread to ...

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Ryanair cancels 100 flights this weekend due to strike – affecting thousands of passengers

Ryanair has warned of further flight cancellations thanks to the French air traffic control strikes. So far in 2018, there have been 24 strike days which has caused more than 5,000 flight cancellations, affecting millions of passengers. A further 100 flights will be cancelled this weekend by Ryanair due to the strikes. This follows from … Daily Express :: Travel ...

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WATCH: Viral video shows terrified airline passengers vomiting as cabin fills with mist

Alarming footage has captured an aircraft cabin on board an AirAsia flight to India filling with mist as the captain blasted the air conditioning on full power in a bid to make the passengers leave the plane. The flight, departing from Kolkata was delayed by over four hours for its journey to Bagdogra, West Bengal. When passengers began growing frustrated, ...

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News: Eurocontrol chief warns of millions of grounded passengers by 2040

Eamonn Brennan was speaking at the ACI General Assembly in Brussels The director general of Eurocontrol has addressed the capacity challenges faced by European aviation in 2018 and in the future, arguing capacity constrains could see passengers grounded in the near future. Speaking at the ACI General Assembly held in Brussels, Eamonn Brennan underlined that the first five months of ...

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TUI flights crisis: Passengers ‘stranded without food or water' in airports across Europe

TUI customers claim the company has left passengers ‘stranded’ as the travel provider appears to have cancelled numerous flights overnight. Many customers have taken to Twitter overnight to reveal their anger and frustrations, claiming flights were cancelled at the last minute with no recourse in place in airports across the UK including Birmingham, Gatwick and Manchester. Passengers claim to have ...

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Airline passengers can now claim up to £600 for delayed connecting flights outside the EU

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling on flight delay compensation means that passengers who are denied boarding, delayed more than three hours or have a cancelled flight on non-EU connecting flights are now eligible for payouts if the cause is not extraordinary circumstances. The new judgement by the ECJ will also allow for retrospective claims for flights up to ...

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Ryanair flights: Hand luggage costs increase AGAIN for passengers

Ryanair has been accused of increasing hand luggage fares again, just months after first introducing them, by consumer site Which?. The budget airline announced in January hand luggage was only permitted for passengers who purchased priority boarding for a flat-rate fee of £5. Passengers who pay the priority fee are allowed two pieces of hand luggage and to board the ...

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Millions of passengers banned from flying in China – thanks to bad behaviour

China has prevented millions of passengers travelling since announcing citizens who broke the law or for minor offences would be stopped from flying. By using a new social credit system that is currently being built, people who live in the country have their bad behaviour checked against their name. According to a report in Global Times, a state-run news outlet ...

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Cuba plane crash: Tributes pour in for Boeing 737 passengers after Havana airport incident

A Boeing 373 has crashed shortly after departing from Havana Jose Marti International Airport in Cuba. The plane, operated by national airline Cubana de Aviacon was scheduled to travel to the city of Holguin on the eastern side of the island. Three survivors have been rushed to hospital in critical condition, whilst one passenger has been confirmed to have died ...

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