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FDI reform lifted mood in aviation industry: Ajit Singh


September 21st, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh Friday said the government's open-sky policy for foreign investment in domestic airlines has positively affected sentiments in the aviation industry, ... Read more...

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British Airways launches video for nervous flyers


September 3rd, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Sept 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) British airways have launched a video to calm down nervous flyers. The instructional video is meant to calm the nerves of individuals who might be having a ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan minister rushes to Britain over travel advisory


September 2nd, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 2 (IANS) Sri Lanka's External Affairs Minister G.L. Peiris has left for London in an attempt to meet British officials and urge them to withdraw a travel advisory ... Read more...

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Air India stops ferrying animals for labs


September 1st, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 1 (IANS) After protests by rights activists, Air India has stopped ferrying animals like rabbits, cats and dogs for laboratory tests, where they are experimented upon and finally ... Read more...

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The six worst things about being male (The Funny Side)


August 31st, 2012 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Guys, you'll never have to sit next to noisy kids on flights any more. A policy sweeping through the airlines means all men seated next to children are moved before ... Read more...

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British Airways to revisit India play after airport charges hike


August 29th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) British Airways Wednesday said the increase in airport charges at the national capital's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport has forced it to revisit its India ... Read more...

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British Airways steward jailed for hoax bomb threat


August 18th, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 18 (IANS) A British Airways steward who wrote a bomb threat on a plane's toilet door so that he could "save the day", become a hero and get ... Read more...

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Kardashian upset over missing sunglasses


May 31st, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, May 31 (IANS) Socialite Kim Kardashian alleges that British Airways staff stole her pair of sunglasses when she was returning from the 65th Cannes International Film Festival.Kardashian used ... Read more...

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Air India flies out stranded British Airways passengers


May 26th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Air India may have failed to fly its passengers in recent days due to the ongoing pilots' strike, but the carrier came to the rescue ... Read more...

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Mexico has 190 mn tourists in 2011


February 14th, 2012 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 14 (IANS/EFE) Mexico registered "nearly 190 million tourists", of whom 22.67 million were foreigners, in 2011, eclipsing 185.7 million tourists registered in 2008, the Tourism Secretariat said.The ... Read more...

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Plane with William, Kate in runway scare


February 12th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 12 (IANS) Prince William and his wife Kate had the scare of their lives after a plane carrying them narrowly avoided colliding with another aircraft which had ... Read more...

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36 cracks found in an aircraft’s wings


February 8th, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 8 (IANS) An Airbus has been hit by a second wing scare after 36 hairline cracks were found in a single A380 superjumbo. The discovery came to light ... Read more...

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Pilots ‘almost pass out’ after taking off


January 9th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Jan 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A looming disaster was averted when a passenger British Airways flight returned to Heathrow just minutes after taking off. The two female pilots at the back of ... Read more...

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Six international airlines keen to fly from Kolkata


December 26th, 2011 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata Dec 26 (IANS) Six international airlines, including British Airways and Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific, have evinced interest in flying to and from Kolkata, union Minister of State for Urban ... Read more...

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Kingfisher to join oneworld airline alliance from February


December 19th, 2011 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) Kingfisher Airlines Monday said it would become a full-time member of the global airline alliance, oneworld, from Feb 10, 2012. The move is expected to ... Read more...

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Oneworld awarded best airline alliance award


December 2nd, 2011 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) American business travel magazine "Global Traveler" has named global airline alliance 'Oneworld' as the best inter-airline network."The honour was granted to Oneworld for the second ... Read more...

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Emirates to host world airline squash tournament


October 23rd, 2011 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Oct 22 (IANS/WAM) Emirates airlines will host this year's World Airline Squash Tournament for the fourth time in Dubai between Oct 24 and 28.The tournament is recognised internationally ... Read more...

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Tulisa’s boyfriend Fazer involved in a fight


September 12th, 2011 - 8:25 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Sept 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The boyfriend of X Factor’s Tulisa Contostavlos got into a fight in Spain recently. Fazer is reported to have attacked the staff of a Spanish scooter hire ... Read more...

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American held after threat to stab pilot


August 23rd, 2011 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 23 (IANS) A drunken US businessman was held after he allegedly threatened to stab a plane's pilots during a flight to Britain.Tim Bradley, 32, is said to have ... Read more...

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William, Kate refuse compensation


July 21st, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge refused 200 pounds compensation each from British Airways after their in-flight entertainment failed on their journey back from the US, ... Read more...

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Malaysia Airlines bans babies from first class


June 30th, 2011 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS) Malaysia Airlines has banned babies from first-class cabins after wealthy passengers complained they were not able to sleep peacefully during their flights, a media report said.The ... Read more...

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Volcano eruption: Flight cancellations leave thousands stranded


May 25th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 25 (IANS) Thousands of passengers were stuck at airports across Britain as 500 flights were cancelled due to the Icelandic volcano eruption.Passengers were stranded at different airports, ... Read more...

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Europe cancels 250 flights over volcanic ash (Lead)


May 24th, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) Tens of thousands of people are facing air travel chaos after more than 250 flights in Europe have been cancelled due to the Iceland volcanic ... Read more...

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Yemen-based Al Awlaki may succeed Osama


May 5th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 5 (IANS) A Yemen-based Anwar al Awlaki is tipped to succeed Al Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden, who was killed earlier this week in Pakistan by US Navy ... Read more...

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Man arrested for allegedly groping British Airways flight attendant


May 4th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 4 (ANI): A man has been arrested after he allegedly groped a British Airways flight attendant while she was serving coffee.According to the UK's Daily Mail, Iurii Chumak, 52, allegedly ... Read more...

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British Airways may resume flights to Pakistan


April 15th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 15 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron called his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani over telephone Friday and said British Airways may soon resume flights to Pakistan, ... Read more...

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Kate Middleton’s mum sends sales of Dukan Diet soaring


March 28th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 28 (ANI): Ever since Kate Middleton's mum Carole revealed she is a fan of Dukan Diet, the sales for the book have gone up.It has become the best-selling diet ... Read more...

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Pregnant woman told to give up her seat so Gordon Brown could fly Club Class


March 27th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 27 (ANI): A heavily pregnant woman was left furious after she was told to give up her British Airways seat so former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown could fly ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Kate Middleton’s parents eye Camilla’s old manor house


March 22nd, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 22 (ANI): The parents of bride-to-be Kate Middleton are said to have gone and taken a look at a substantial manor house that is up for sale and which ... Read more...

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Fastest Concorde speedometer up for auction


March 20th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 20 (IANS) A speedometer taken from the Concorde that set the record for the fastest trans-Atlantic flight is being tipped to sell for 20,000 pounds at an auction. ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi bomber jailed for 30 years in Britain


March 19th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 19 (IANS) A Bangladeshi national, working for British Airways, has been sentenced to 30 years in jail for plotting with an Al Qaeda terrorist to smuggle a bomb ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi BA worker jailed for 30 years for conspiring with Al Qaeda to blow up flight


March 19th, 2011 - 11:59 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 19 (ANI): A convicted British Airways computer expert from Bangladesh has been jailed for 30 years for plotting to launch a 9/11-style terror attack from Britain after conspiring with radical ... Read more...

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BA sets new world record for ‘highest stand-up comedy gig in the world’


March 14th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 14 (ANI): British Airways has set a new Guinness World Record for the 'highest stand-up comedy gig in the world' in aid of Comic Relief.Comedians including Dara O Briain joined ... Read more...

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Anwar al-Awlaki plotting attacks on UK


March 1st, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 29 (ANI): The trial sessions of a Bangladeshi British Airways computer engineer who had plotted to blow up a plane have revealed that Anwar al-Awlaki, the American born leader of ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi BA computer engineer convicted on terror charges


March 1st, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 29 (ANI): Woolwich Crown Court has convicted Rajib Karim, an Asian-origin British Airways computer engineer who had plotted to blow up a plane, of four terror charges, including sharing information ... Read more...

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