The world’s largest passenger aircraft will be turned into an airport

The world’s largest passenger aircraft will be turned into an airport

  An Airbus A380 Superjumbo has been retired from service but due to its sheer size will be repurposed and used as a French airport instead.   Singapore Airlines returned the plane to its leasing company where it will be kitted out with a Sunglasses Hut, a branch of Tie Rack, several champagne bars and…

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Monarch Airlines still ahead of Ryanair in customer satisfaction league tables

Monarch Airlines still ahead of Ryanair in customer satisfaction league tables

  Monarch Airlines is still marginally ahead of fierce rival Ryanair in the customer satisfaction league tables despite going into administration and leaving 110,000 passengers stranded overseas.   Efforts are continuing to bring back holidaymakers after the carrier went bust having racked up £60million in losses this year, but the majority of Monarch customers that…

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Easyjet only prepared to be involved in the fun part of long haul travel

Easyjet only prepared to be involved in the fun part of long haul travel

  Easyjet has said that it’s only prepared to be involved in the fun part of long haul flight provision.   The airline has formed a partnership with Norwegian and WestJet and passengers taking connecting flights via London Gatwick, such as those travelling from Aberdeen to New York, will be able to book the entire…

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Mass sickie at Air Berlin is so bad even the autopilots have called in with flu

Mass sickie at Air Berlin is so bad even the autopilots have called in with flu

The mass sickie at Air Berlin is now so bad that some of its autopilots have called in complaining of various illnesses.   Germany’s second-largest carrier has had to cancel about 100 flights after a large number of pilots called in sick with mystery illnesses such as: “I left my work uniform on the bus…

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Easyjet boss makes an ironic pledge to start her new job as Head of ITV ‘without delay’

Easyjet boss makes an ironic pledge to start her new job as Head of ITV ‘without delay’

  Easyjet Chief Executive Carolyn McCall has announced that she will step down from her current role to take up a position as the new Head of ITV.   Despite the TV channel’s former boss leaving in June of this year, it is thought that Ms. McCall won’t be taking up her new position until…

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Ryanair cancelling UK-EU flights will make absolutely no difference to journey times

Ryanair cancelling UK-EU flights will make absolutely no difference to journey times

  Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary told the European parliament that the cancellation of flights between the UK and EU will make absolutely no difference to journey times.   Despite Heathrow being deserted, summer holidays cancelled and aircraft being moved to Europe as a result of Brexit, Ryanair flights have historically landed so far away from…

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Easyjet offers passengers the chance to live like a billionaire for 7minutes 23 seconds

Easyjet offers passengers the chance to live like a billionaire for 7minutes 23 seconds

  Easyjet is offering passengers the opportunity to live like a billionaire for 7 minutes and 23 seconds following the launch of a new venture that will allow its customers to use the private jet facilities at Luton Airport.   Despite the term, ‘private jet terminal and facilities at Luton airport’ sounding like a contradiction…

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United Airlines to defenestrate passengers travelling in business class

United Airlines to defenestrate passengers travelling in business class

  United Airlines will throw its business class passengers out of the plane’s exit doors soon after take-off in a bid to further consolidate its reputation for high level customer service.   The airline’s motto, ‘Fly the friendly skies,’ was put into practice this week when a man was pulled out of his seat by…

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Alitalia accidentally puts $3900 tickets up for sale at $39

Alitalia accidentally puts $3900 tickets up for sale at $39

  They say that the devil is in the detail and few companies have been made more aware of this in recent times than Alitalia.   A pricing error was made by the beleaguered airline back in 2006 when an advertisement allegedly wasn’t correctly proofread. The unfortunate result was that they ended up offering return…

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Virgin Trains to place life jackets under seats in a bid to compete with airlines

Virgin Trains to place life jackets under seats in a bid to compete with airlines

  Virgin Trains will place life jackets under the seats on their locomotives in a bid to take on airlines for a share of the lucrative London to Edinburgh route as passenger numbers hit one million for the first time ever.   Despite never actually taking off from the ground in any way, shape or…

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