One person dies after an engine explodes on a Southwest flight in America

One individual dies after an engine explodes on a Southwest flight in America

A SOUTHWEST AIRLINES flight grew to become the stuff of nightmares on April 17th when a jet engine apparently exploded in mid-air and a passenger was partially sucked out of a window earlier than being rescued by fellow flyers. The flight from New York’s LaGuardia airport was certain for Dallas, however at 11:30 am, when […]

One person dies after an engine explodes on a Southwest flight in America

One individual dies after an engine explodes on a Southwest flight

[picture|fid=236086|title=|alt=|caption=|use_original_size=|image_link=|slim_image= A SOUTHWEST AIRLINES flight turned the stuff of nightmares on April 17th when a jet engine apparently exploded in mid-air and a passenger was partially sucked out of a window earlier than being rescued by fellow flyers. The flight from New York’s LaGuardia airport was certain for Dallas, however at 11:30am, when it was […]

A plan to put beds on planes

A plan to place beds on planes

Airbus just lately announced that it has entered right into a partnership with Zodiac Aeropsace, a French aviation-equipment firm, to develop “lower-deck modules with passenger sleeping berths.” In different phrases, passengers in want of 40 winks may finally have the ability to go beneath decks to the cargo maintain and sleep in bunk beds. The […]

A year after United's public-relations disaster

A yr after United's public-relations catastrophe

A YEAR in the past this week, David Dao went from being an unknown pulmonologist to a family title. Dr Dao had boarded a flight from Chicago to Louisville when the United Airlines crew introduced that 4 passengers must depart to make room for added workers. Three passengers accepted enticements to modify to a distinct […]

Gulf Air tries to reclaim its crown

Gulf Air tries to reclaim its crown

WITH their geographical benefit for connecting flights between far-flung locations, there may be lots to maintain the airways of the Gulf international locations busy. Yet Bahrain’s skies are almost empty in contrast with its neighbours. About 9m passengers used its airport final 12 months, far fewer than the 88m for Dubai, 37m for Qatar and […]

Why do so many animals die on United flights?

Why accomplish that many animals die on United flights?

THE numbers appear damning. As Gulliver lately reported, 18 animals died final 12 months on United Airlines flights. No different airline had greater than two animal deaths, based on knowledge from America’s Department of Transportation. So is America’s fourth largest service actually 9 instances as lethal as the following most perilous airline for a travelling […]

Air India is trying to crack down on corruption

Air India is attempting to crack down on corruption

EVERYONE grumbles in regards to the injustices of air journey, however most individuals assume that the inequities are no less than grounded in a good system. Pay for enterprise class (or have your organization pay), and also you get consolation and free drinks. Go frugal with primary financial system and get caught in a awful […]

Gulliver’s most popular posts on the world of travel

Gulliver’s hottest posts on the world of journey

TODAY is a really special occasion for Gulliver, for it’s ten years to the very day since his column at The Economist opened for enterprise. Since then, a lot has modified on this planet of journey. A barrel of oil is now price a tad over $60, as an alternative of across the $100 mark […]

Qantas starts flying non-stop between Australia and London

Qantas begins flying continuous between Australia and London

WHEN migration from Europe to Australia first acquired going within the nineteenth century, it could take a number of months to get there by ship. Even by the top of the second world warfare, the journey nonetheless would take over 30 days. But in 1947 Qantas, Australia’s flag provider, minimize the time it took to […]

The poor behaviour of pilots and flight attendants is hitting the news

The poor behaviour of pilots and flight attendants is hitting the information

NEARLY day by day new tales hit the headlines about misbehaving flyers who get drunk on flights, flip violent or attempt to convey weapons or unusual animals on board. But it’s not simply the behaviour of passengers that now seems on a downward slide, however that of crew as nicely. Get our day by day […]