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Flying Etiquette: How not to be 'that passenger'

Yay! You're about to go on holiday! However, first of all you've got to tackle the thorny issue of the flight... Some of us are nervous flyers, while others have been on more flights than they've had hot dinners. Some of us get excitable and chatty, while others are looking forward to a few hours o... Read more

The strangest flying superstitions

Have you ever seen a fellow passenger dancing a merry jig up the aisle? What about someone who refuses to sit in seat 13? How about the person who can't board unless they've tapped the side of the plane and muttered something sinister under their breath? You probably have. Welcome to the mind-boggl... Read more

Ten celebrities who are frightened of flying

What’s the one thing that could ruin a glamour-filled jetsetting lifestyle? Why, being frightened of flying, of course. It doesn’t matter how much money you have or how well-known you are - sometimes, flying's just too much for some people to handle. You won’t find these ten celebrities snoozing th... Read more

Northern England Flying Returns

The area of the UK whose airspace will be re-opened at 0700 BST on Tuesday does not just include Scotland and Northern Ireland but part of the north of England too.  NATS have declared on their website that the area north of a notional line between Blackpool and Teeside will also have its airspace o... Read more

Ten ways to ensure you stay healthy and happy flying long-haul

Until someone invents the teleporter, we're afraid that long-haul flying is around to stay. It's cramped, it's miserable, and it's not known for its fantastic food - but there are ways to ensure you arrive at your destination looking slightly better than everyone else. 1) Watch your drinking. Alco... Read more

22 fantastic flights you never expected

Frequent flyers may think their aviation knowledge can't be topped, but even the most experienced traveller is unlikely to know that Batman airport is an actual airport in Turkey and only six of Germany's 39 airports generate profit. From weird airport names to mind-boggling figures on delays and c... Read more

Brazilian airlines to resume flying after Chilean ash cloud lifts

Brazilian airlines say they are resuming their flights to Argentina and Uruguay after a daylong suspension provoked by ash clouds from a volcano in southern Chile. The Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano has been sporadically active since June. Ash clouds reappeared on Sunday, forcing several airlines in... Read more

15 easy ways to make sure you miss your flight

Modern air travel has been tweaked to such an extent that, when things are running as they should, it's a streamlined, well-oiled process. You can check in days before you arrive, breeze through security then spend your time mooching around Duty Free, aimlessly checking the board for your flight. ... Read more

Doors to manual: What was working as cabin crew in the 1970s and 1980s like?

Even though we’re all still fascinated by the world of air travel, who doesn’t wonder about the glamour of yesteryear? We’ve spoken to two members of cabin crew who worked in the 1970s and 1980s. Jaqui Perry worked as cabin crew from 1968 to 1971 for British United Airways, which then became Briti... Read more

Amuse yourself at the airport on the cheap

There’s only so much drinking and shopping that you can do. Sorry, we should pop that last sentence into context - within an airport, of course. Nobody can avoid the boredom and delays that air travel brings - it’s part of the territory, like tiny cartons of orange juice that splash everywhere or i... Read more

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