Articles By: Andy Mayer

India airlines ban aggressive sandal wielding MP

India airlines ban aggressive sandal wielding MP

March 29, 2017 10:30 am

Airlines in India say they have banned an MP who has owned up to hitting a flight attendant with his sandal from their flights. Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad is alleged to have hit the 60-year-old Air India employee 25 […]

Fines for speeding in England and Wales go up in April

Fines for speeding in England and Wales go up in April

March 27, 2017 10:22 am

New legislation due to come into effect will see motorists caught speeding on roads in England and Wales pay fines as high as £2,500. The rules are changing on 24 April and fines will be based on how much the […]

UK bans carry on laptops from flights originating in Middle East

UK bans carry on laptops from flights originating in Middle East

March 24, 2017 11:02 am

The UK’s government has announced that any electronic device bigger than a smart phone will not be allowed in the cabins of flights from some Middle East nations. The deadline for compliance is midnight tonight and affects all nonstop flights […]

New Europe budget airline Level undercuts rivals on transatlantic fares

New Europe budget airline Level undercuts rivals on transatlantic fares

March 21, 2017 10:05 am

Europe’s new airline, Level, has marked its inauguration with a range of ultra low cost transatlantic fares. When the new kid on the block launched over the weekend, it offered online reservations for flights between Barcelona and California with base fares […]

London police snare huge number of drivers using mobile phones

London police snare huge number of drivers using mobile phones

March 14, 2017 10:47 am

A week-long crackdown in London on drivers using mobile telephones while behind the wheel has snared 2,700 offenders. The campaign by the Roads and Transport Policing Command (RTPC) division of the Met Police was launched to coincide with a law […]

Qatar Airways uncovers QSuite double bed at Berlin travel expo

Qatar Airways uncovers QSuite double bed at Berlin travel expo

March 10, 2017 10:37 am

Qatar Airways has unveiled a pioneering business class private suite with double bed. CEO Akbar Al Baker was on hand at the ITB Berlin Travel Trade Show on Wednesday to provide delegates and media reporters with a sneak preview of […]

Nepal capital Kathmandu drives old bangers off city streets

Nepal capital Kathmandu drives old bangers off city streets

March 6, 2017 10:06 am

Authorities in the Nepali city of Kathmandu last week inaugurated legislation which will see public vehicles over 20 years old consigned to the scrapheap. D-Day for the banishment of the smoke belching buses, minibuses, taxis and other veteran bangers was […]

Norwegian to inaugurate Scotland and Ireland links to New York

Norwegian to inaugurate Scotland and Ireland links to New York

March 1, 2017 11:26 am

European low-cost airline Norwegian has announced it will start flying from Scotland and Ireland to northeastern US airports this summer. The carrier will add flights from UK airports in Edinburgh and Belfast plus Cork, Shannon and Dublin in Ireland to […]

Singer Paolo Nutini breathalysed and charged with drunk driving

Singer Paolo Nutini breathalysed and charged with drunk driving

February 24, 2017 10:37 am

Singing star Paolo Nutini is facing a court appearance for drink driving after reportedly failing a breathalyser test on Tuesday. The singer was driving through his hometown of Paisley in Scotland at around 20:00 when police officers stopped and breathalysed […]

Canada transport minister tells airlines to ensure pilots are not drunk

Canada transport minister tells airlines to ensure pilots are not drunk

February 21, 2017 11:59 am

Canada’s transport minister has issued a warning to airlines serving in-country airports that they need to ensure their flight crews are sober enough to fly. Marc Garneau has issued a written advisory which says commercial carriers have the responsibility of […]

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