Tag: Air Travel
Outrage as third Heathrow runway approved
Should Heathrow Airport get a third runway? Last night, after years of delays and squabbling, parliament approved a £14 billion expansion plan. But many are still against the idea.
MH370 crash was murder-suicide, say experts
Should all planes be automated? Analysts believe they have uncovered the truth behind the disappearance of a Malaysian Airlines flight in 2014. Many now feel they cannot trust pilots again.
‘We have found Amelia Earhart’ says TV show
She was a pilot. A pioneer. A fashion icon. And her disappearance was one of the biggest mysteries of the 20th century. Now, a new photo may finally prove what happened to Amelia Earhart…
Lift-off! A new runway for a ‘global Britain’
After more than 50 years of political squabbling, the British government is finally publishing plans for Heathrow’s third runway. A furious debate is in full flow. Is it the right decision?
Solar-powered plane soars across the Atlantic
Solar Impulse 2 has flown from New York to Spain in the latest leg of its historic trip around the world. It did not use a single drop of fuel. Will we soon see the end of fossil fuels?
Russia mourns 224 dead in mystery plane crash
Over 200 people, including 25 children, were killed after a plane crashed over Egypt this weekend. Islamic State claimed responsibility; officials disagreed. Where is the truth?
Solar plane begins most dangerous flight yet
The fuel-free Solar Impulse 2 has begun the longest stretch of its historic journey around the world. Could sustainable air travel be the answer to climate change?
Flying fears soar after another air tragedy
A German passenger jet has crashed in the French Alps, killing 150 people. It is the latest in a string of high-profile air disasters. Is it reasonable to be afraid of flying?
Vanishing plane still a mystery one year on
One year after the disappearance of a Malaysian aeroplane, we are no closer to the truth. Many conspiracy theories have emerged — but is uncertainty the most unsettling possibility of all?
Airline introduces ‘pay as you weigh’ fares
Samoa Air has become the first airline to charge passengers based on their weight. Executives call this sound economics, but size acceptance campaigners have another word for it: prejudice.
Fear of flying grounds UK transport chief
Transport minister Patrick McLoughlin has made an embarrassing confession: he is afraid of flying. Should we try to overcome our fears or can terror teach important lessons?
Not again! Icelandic volcano threatens air routes
One year ago, a volcanic eruption caused chaos as ash clouds shut down European air travel. Now, an even larger explosion at the Grimsvötn volcano threatens to do the same.