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‘It’s typical’: Transpennine ‘express’ passengers voice cynicism over Boris Johnson’s rail plans

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Few travellers would disagree that the Transpennine Express makes for a splendid journey across the rugged spine of northern England, snaking through beautiful green valleys and picturesque stone villages, from Manche...

Heathrow passengers delayed for hours after biometric passport gates fail

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Airline passengers reported delays of up to four hours as airports across the UK were hit by a second e-gate technical fault within two weeks. Travellers arriving at Heathrow were forced to either wait in long queues ...

US to lift Covid travel ban for vaccinated passengers from UK and most of EU

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The US will lift Covid-19 travel restrictions to allow fully vaccinated passengers from the UK and EU to travel into the country from November, the Biden administration has announced.The move will mark the end of a tr...

Afghanistan flight carrying more than 100 foreign passengers lands in Doha

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A flight carrying more than 100 international passengers out of Kabul has landed in Doha, the first such civilian flight since the chaotic evacuation of 124,000 foreigners and at-risk Afghans sparked by the Taliban’s ...

United Airlines reminds crew not to restrain unruly passengers with duct tape

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United Airlines has asked its employees to not use duct tape to restrain unruly passengers. In a memo sent to employees last Friday, United flight attendants were urged to “please remember that there are designated it...

Air passengers fleeced by ‘rogue operators’ as PCR tests fail to arrive

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Air passengers to the UK have spent at least £500m on PCR Covid-19 tests from private companies since mid-May, a Guardian analysis has found, only for the NHS to be saddled with extra costs when firms fail to deliver ...

Flight attendants grapple with ‘unprecedented rise’ in unruly passengers

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The latest high-profile incident of air rage in American skies came on 31 July. Video from a Frontier Airlines flight showed a passenger bound with duct tape to his seat, after he had acted aggressively and allegedly ...

Aer Lingus passengers stranded as operator Stobart Air ceases trading

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Travellers have been left stranded in cities in the UK and Ireland and nearly 500 jobs are at risk after a regional Irish airline announced it was going into liquidation. Aer Lingus said a number of regional flights h...

Passengers tell of panic and fear after plane diverted by Belarus

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The first the passengers on flight FR4978 from Athens knew that anything was out of the ordinary was when the Ryanair Boeing 737-800, on a scheduled flight to the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius, went into a dramatic dive...

Ryanair passengers describe flight ‘hijacking’ and journalist arrest in Belarus – video

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Passengers onboard a Ryanair a plane that was forced to divert from its Athens-Vilnius route and make an emergency landing in Minsk where officials arrested a dissident journalist, have described being tired and uncom...

Airline passengers fined $20,000 as US agency cracks down on unruly fliers

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced fines totaling $20,000 against two airline passengers who interfered with crews. The civil penalties come as as part of a zero-tolerance policy designed to comba...

UK rail passengers facing disruption after cracks found on high-speed trains

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Rail passengers are facing significant disruption after cracks were found on high-speed trains, with services on Great Western Railway and London North Eastern Railway services suspended. People who wrote to the Guard...

National Express reports £445m loss for 2020 after 80% drop in passengers

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National Express has slumped to a £445m loss for 2020 after coronavirus travel restrictions led to an 80% fall in passenger numbers last year. The coach and bus operator swung into the red after making a pre-tax profi...

P&O to restart UK cruises this summer – but only for vaccinated passengers

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Cruise operator P&O is to restart domestic holidays this summer, but only for UK residents who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19. After its fleet has been grounded for over a year, P&O is dipping its...

Airline data hack: hundreds of thousands of Star Alliance passengers’ details stolen

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Data on hundreds of thousands of airline passengers around the world has been hacked via a “highly sophisticated” attack on the IT systems operator that serves around 90% of the global aviation industry. Sita, which s...