airline passengers

Woman forced to pay £200 to print out Ryanair tickets

August 22nd, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Bristol, Aug 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) It was recently reported that a woman was forced to pay up 200 pounds for printing boarding passes as she was boarding an airline at a Spanish ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

Russian airports ease passenger search rules

April 25th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's transport ministry will allow airline passengers to keep their shoes on during pre-flight security checks starting mid-May, the governmental Rossiyskaya Gazeta daily said Wednesday.Passengers ... Read more...

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Garuda Indonesia orders 11 more Airbus widebody aircraft

April 12th, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by BNO News
JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- Garuda Indonesia, the national carrier of the Southeast Asian country, on Wednesday finalized an order with aircraft manufacturer Airbus for 11 more A330-300 widebody aircraft. The deal ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Snoring could spell serious trouble for us

April 1st, 2012 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
London, April 1 (IANS) Snorers are three times more likely to suffer a potentially fatal blood clot, a new study has found.Patients diagnosed with the snoring-related condition -- sleep apnoea ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Airport body scanners banned by EU over cancer fears

November 17th, 2011 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 17 (IANS) The European Union has banned the controversial airport body scanners over fears the X-ray technology could cause cancer, a media report said.Experts have found the scanners ... Read more...

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Department of Homeland Security - efficient bureaucratic behemoth or costly edifice

March 2nd, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.2 (ANI): A recent Gallup poll has found 56 percent of Americans opposing cuts to spending on homeland security programs with 42 percent in favor. By comparison, 61 percent oppose cuts ... Read more...

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Dense fog hits hard Delhi, north India (Roundup)

December 27th, 2010 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) A blinding fog Monday morning hit hard the capital disrupting air, rail and road traffic in a major way and in parts of north India, amid warnings ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Now drink containers under scanner at North American airports (Lead)

December 25th, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto/New York/Washington, Dec 25 (IANS) Beverage containers also came under the scanner at US and Canadian airports from Friday as the North American countries further tightened aviation security.The Canadian Air ... Read more...

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Now thermoses, coffee cups added to terror weapons list

December 25th, 2010 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 25 (IANS) Air travellers carrying thermoses or coffee cups at US airports may be subject to extra scrutiny during this holiday season as such items could be used to conceal ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US airport security glitches exposed

December 17th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Dec. 17 (ANI): The Transport Security Administration (TSA) in the United States failed to detect a loaded gun being carried by Iranian-American businessman at a Houston airport last fall.According to ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Continental Airlines offers its customers the option of ‘fee lock in fare’

December 14th, 2010 - 10:03 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Dec 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Continental Airlines is offering its passengers a unique opportunity to stabilize their plane fares over a period.The airline announced that passengers who are yet to decide ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

‘Now ‘body scanners’ could be deployed at US train stations, subways, other mass transits’

November 26th, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 26 (ANI): Despite recent controversies being raised about full-body scanners at airports, US Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has hinted that such scanners and "enhanced" pat-downs could be deployed at ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Full-body scanner row: US denies checking all travellers

November 23rd, 2010 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 23 (IANS) As dozens of images taken by full-body scanners at airports leaked on internet, the US has sought to quell complaints about the new equipment and pat-down search saying ... Read more...

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Barack Obama defends TSA pat-downs

November 21st, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 21 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has defended Transportation Security Administration (TSA) amid a growing backlash against the airport pat-downs in the name of security.The President, speaking at a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

California district attorney warns against inappropriate pat-downs

November 18th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): A California district attorney has vowed to prosecute airport security screeners who touch travellers inappropriately, following the public outcry over the government's new pat-down policy.Steve Wagstaffe, the incoming ... Read more...

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Video of US man refusing full-body scan at airport goes viral

November 16th, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Nov 16 (ANI): Footage of a US man refusing to undergo a full-body scan at an international airport has attracted more than 210,000 YouTube viewings.John Tyner, a software programmer, was ... Read more...

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New security checks at US airports like ‘foreplay’

October 30th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 29 (ANI): Airline passengers and civil liberty groups have slammed TSA's new pat-down procedure, likening it to 'foreplay'.Earlier, TSA officers used to pat down passengers with the backs of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

70 percent of air passengers want self-service while on a journey

October 7th, 2010 - 6:48 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.7 (ANI-Business Wire India): The most comprehensive global survey ever undertaken of passenger use of air transport self-service technology has found popular demand is now reaching out into non-traditional areas ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

New aircraft seat to cram more passengers

September 14th, 2010 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 14 (IANS) A "saddle" seat aimed at accommodating more airline passengers onto budget flights has been designed and its makers have claimed it does not affect passenger comfort. The design, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Study: Airline Food could be a threat for your health

June 29th, 2010 - 7:58 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Jun 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Catering services that provide food to tens of thousands of airline passengers do put the health of the passengers in risk, because of poor and ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Govt Documents Claim Airline Foods Can Be A Health Threat

June 29th, 2010 - 7:50 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
June 29, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): US government documents have claimed that the two of the largest airline caterers in the world, prepare their food in unsanitary conditions.As per the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Airline Food Can Cause Health Threat For Passengers

June 29th, 2010 - 7:07 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez June 29, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A recent inspection report from the Food and Drug Administration said that airline food may be injurious to health. A reputed news source reported that Food ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Airline Food Preparation is Unsafe, Numerous Kitchens Cited by FDA as Unsanitary

June 29th, 2010 - 12:48 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
June 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to reports from the United States Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, airline food could be hazardous to your health, since FDA inspectors have found the kitchen ... Read more...

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Airlines to have spy system to thwart terror threat

June 28th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 28 (IANS) Every move of airline passengers, including conversations, would be monitored through a new security system which is being developed to tackle terror threats on flights. Experts at Reading University ... Read more...

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British Airways becomes worst UK airline to lose luggage

June 4th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 4 (ANI): British Airways has topped the list of UK airlines for losing, delaying and damaging passengers' luggage, according to a survey.The airline image has suffered a blow after ... Read more...

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Flights may be mode of spreading swine flu

June 4th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 4 (IANS) There is a small but measurable risk of contracting the Influenza A H1N1 virus or swine flu during long-haul flights, says a study. This research is the first scientifically ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

US pressurizing Pak to provide broader info on air passengers to check terror

May 31st, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
New York, May 31 (ANI): In the wake of the failed Times Square bombing plot, the United States is pressing Pakistan to provide more broader information regarding air passengers, which would ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

US presses Pakistan to divulge more air passenger info

May 31st, 2010 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 31 (IANS) The United States is increasing pressure on Pakistan for much broader airline passenger information, considered a crucial tool to track terrorist travel patterns, but a step that ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Air Canada voted ‘Best in North America’

May 21st, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, May 21 (IANS) After almost surviving bankruptcy in 2008 and then making a strong comeback last year, Air Canada was voted as the best airline in North America in ... Read more...

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NASA’s eco-friendly, cheaper airplanes to hit runways by 2050

May 19th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): In a bid to cut costs and pollution spewed by today's aircrafts, researchers at MIT are designing a completely new type of airplane for NASA that will enable ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

RAW — Irish Aviation Authority statement on re-opening Irish airspace

May 5th, 2010 - 9:53 pm ICT by BNO News
DUBLIN (BNO NEWS) -- The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) on Wednesday released the following statement to announce the re-opening of Irish airspace."At present all Irish airports with the exception of ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

German airspace partially reopened

April 18th, 2010 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Hamburg, April 18 (DPA) Six of Germany's 16 international airports were partially reopened for a few hours until Sunday evening, air traffic controllers announced. Eastbound flights are to resume until 8 p.m. (2330 ... Read more...

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Flying ash changes PM’s flight plan

April 16th, 2010 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
By Manish Chand Brasilia, April 16 (IANS) Flying ash from Iceland's erupting volcano has forced a last-minute change in Prime Minister Manmohan Singh´s journey back home. Now he will return via ... Read more...

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Eyjafjallajokull, Beautiful Tragedy: Ash Shuts Down Airports

April 16th, 2010 - 2:53 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Apr 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a series of photos posted on The Washington Post website the beauty and devastation of Eyjafjallajokull is displayed. A huge cloud of volcanic ash streaming ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Legal blow for controversial Andaman tourist resort

March 10th, 2010 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.10 (ANI): Weeks after the last member of the Bo tribe died on the Andaman Islands, an Indian court has moved to protect the neighbouring Jarawa tribe by suspending the operation ... Read more...

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