Entries by Dave

US and UK ban cabin laptops on some inbound flights

New aviation security measures have been introduced by the US and UK governments in response to what is being described as “evaluated intelligence”. The initial US led security restrictions were communicated by the Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday 21 March, closely followed by the UK government who announced similar enhanced security measures later the […]

Italy: Update – Strikes to severely disrupt flights in, from country

Air traffic in Italy will be disrupted on Monday due to strikes at the nation’s airports, including a four-hour work stoppage by air traffic controllers.   Five unions representing the controllers called for a strike between 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm (1200-1600 GMT), union sources said on Sunday.   In addition, air transport employees have […]

France: Update – About 10 per cent of Air France flights expected to be affected at Paris CDG on 20 March because of strike by cabin crew

Few Air France flights were cancelled on Sunday, despite a strike by cabin crews, the airline announced. It predicted less disruption on Monday, the third and last day of the industrial action.   The airline expects to maintain 90 per cent of flights on Monday, including all long-haul flights and 92 per cent of medium-haul […]

Club Europe now available within the UK

We’re introducing Club Europe, our short haul business class, to flights within the UK and replacing UK Domestic with Euro Traveller as the economy cabin. This change aligns our cabins across our short haul network and enables travellers connecting to or from a long haul destination to enjoy a consistent premium experience throughout their journey. Tickets are […]

UK Storm Doris

High winds and stormy conditions are forecast for the UK over the next few days, particularly Scotland and the north of England. The storm that is flowing in from the Atlantic has been named as Storm Doris.   For tomorrow, Wednesday 22nd February, strong winds are forecast for London Heathrow which has resulted in a […]

Lufthansa strikes pay deal with pilots

    Lufthansa has struck a deal with pilots to solve a bitter long-running dispute over pay that has cost the airline millions of euros from continued strike action. The German airline has agreed a new wage agreement that will see around 5,400 pilots receive a four-stage 8.7 per cent pay rise and a one-off […]

Ground staff strike at Berlin airports prompts hundreds of flight cancellations

Around 200 flights were cancelled ahead of a strike over pay by ground staff at Berlin’s two airports expected to start later on Thursday.   There were 146 cancellations at Tegel and 54 at Schoenefeld airports and 12 flights were redirected to other German airports, a spokesman for Berlin’s airports said.   Trade union Verdi […]

Virgin Atlantic flight cancellations in April/May

Virgin Atlantic has cancelled a ‘handful’ of flights in April and May, blaming ‘operational constraints’.   The airline said flights to and from Atlanta, San Francisco and Orlando will be affected, TravelMole Media Group reports.   “We constantly review our flying programme and identified that during a peak period we may face operational constraints,” the […]

USA Weather Warning

USA Weather Warning: Thousands of flights cancelled on 9 February as major winter storm system moves through northeastern region.   Airlines had already cancelled more than 2,300 flights for Thursday and nearly all were waiving change fees as a fast-moving winter storm threatened to bring heavy snow to portions of the Northeast.   The storm […]

United States bans travel from seven countries

At 4:42pm On Friday, 27 January, President Donald Trump signed an executive order, “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States”, temporarily barring people from seven, named countries from entering the country.     What does the travel ban mean? The order suspends the US Refugee Admissions Program for 120 days; and […]