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Heathrow’s Third Runway plans in jeopardy


September 7th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Sep 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Environmentalists as well as the people who reside in the flight route of Heathrow have vowed to take action if expansion plans are made so as to ... 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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Olympic taxis to fill up in Swindon


August 1st, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Swindon, Aug 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The taxis which are to be fuelled by hydrogen in the Olympic games venue need to travel for 130 miles to Swindon where refueling can be done. ... Read more...

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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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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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Planes influence local weather during take-off


July 1st, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 1 (IANS) People living close to airports may not only suffer sleepless nights, they could also experience lousy weather.The very presence of aircraft increases the possibility of snow ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Al-Qaeda threatened to unleash “nuclear hellstorm” if Osama is assassinated: Wikileaks


May 3rd, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): Al-Qaeda terrorists have threatened to unleash a "nuclear hellstorm" on the West if Osama Bin Laden is caught or assassinated, the whistleblower website 'Wikileaks' has revealed, detailing the ... 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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Alex Reid left devastated as Jordan jets in Argentinian toyboy to mansion


March 9th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 9 (ANI): Cage fighter Alex Reid is said to have been left devastated after news of his ex-wife Katie Price a.k.a. Jordan jetting in her Argentinian toyboy to share her ... Read more...

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Tantrum throwing Faye Dunaway denied upgrades on flights


February 21st, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Feb 21 (ANI): Actress Faye Dunaway, who was nicknamed "The Bitch" by flight attendants on one US airline, is said to have been denied an upgrade due to the notorious ... Read more...

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Porn star calls Hurley a mug for expecting fairytale romance with Warne


February 17th, 2011 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): A porn star who claimed she bedded Shane Warne in September 2010 - at the same time he was wooing current flame Elizabeth Hurley - has said that ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Posh has topless pic of hubby David on her gold iPhone


February 10th, 2011 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 10 (ANI): Victoria Beckham, who jetted into New York yesterday, was spotted with a custom-made gold iPhone 4, which has a topless photograph of her husband David as the ... Read more...

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Spinner Swann keen for more success in cricket’s white-ball formats


January 13th, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
Adelaide (Australia), Jan.13 (ANI): Off-spinner Graeme Swann wants England to build on their Ashes victory with further success in the limited-overs matches against Australia.The first of two T20Is took place in Adelaide ... Read more...

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Dzeko’s Man City deal is held up due to visa snag


January 7th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.7 (ANI): Wolfsburg striker Edin Dzeko will have to wait to complete his 27-million-pound move to Manchester City after visa problems left him stranded at Heathrow.City wanted the deal done ... Read more...

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‘Cuddle class’ only the start of things to come, says Air New Zealand


December 26th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Dec 26 (ANI): The innovations on Air New Zealand's new 777-300 aircraft are only the start of things to come, says the airline.The plane has a range of new products which ... Read more...

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Big freeze: Christmas travel plans in chaos


December 18th, 2010 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 18 (IANS) Christmas travel plans for more than a million people in Britain were thrown into chaos as snow and freezing temperatures wreaked havoc across the country forcing airlines to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Beijing overtakes Heathrow as world’s second busiest airport


December 13th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
London/Beijing, Dec.13 (ANI): Beijing's Capital Airport has officially overtaken London's Heathrow to become the world's second-busiest international air-hub.According to state-run People's Daily and The Telegraph, the airport welcomed its 70 millionth passenger ... Read more...

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“Predictable” screening methods making terrorist acts easier at airports: BAA chief


November 29th, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 29 (ANI): Ian Hutcheson, the head of security at BAA, has said that the same airport baggage and screening procedures make it easy for terrorists to predict, adding that sophisticated ... Read more...

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UK PM Cameron challenges Bush’s water boarding saved lives claim


November 11th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.11 (ANI): Prime Minister David Cameron has challenged former US President George Bush's claim that the use of water-boarding saved British lives.In his book Decision Point, published this week, Bush ... Read more...

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Boozed U.S. pilot hauled off after giving wrong destination


November 6th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 6 (ANI): A boozy US pilot has been hauled off a jet after naming the wrong city as his destination.First Officer George La Perle, 48, was said to have given ... Read more...

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Rooney cuts short ’second honeymoon’ for England duty


October 7th, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 07 (ANI): Wayne Rooney ditched his second honeymoon with wife Coleen to join the England squad for an upcoming match.The Man Utd star jetted home from Prague, where the couple ... Read more...

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Wayne Rooney follows Coleen to Prague in bid to mend marriage


October 4th, 2010 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 4 (ANI): English footballer Wayne Rooney was seen leaving for Prague with his wife Coleen in a bid to mend their marriage and to show her family that he is ... Read more...

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Pope’s aide’s branding of UK as ‘Third World’ sparks race row in Britain


September 16th, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 16 (ANI): Pope Benedict's visit to Britain was plunged into controversy following his key aide, Cardinal Walter Kasper's reference to the UK as a 'Third World' country.The German - a ... Read more...

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Kingfisher, British Airways enter code-sharing aggrement


September 6th, 2010 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Kingfisher Airlines Monday said it has entered into a code sharing arrangement with British Airways (BA) under which both the carriers will use each other's flight network ... Read more...

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BA Expresses Penitence For Its ‘Crash Warning Error’ That Horrified Its Passengers


August 29th, 2010 - 7:34 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
August 29, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): British Airways (BA) made an apology to its passengers subsequent to a crisis communication of BA inadvertently warning that the passengers in a BA ... Read more...

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Pilot presses wrong button causing mid-air scare


August 27th, 2010 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 27 (IANS) A British Airways (BA) pilot caused a mid-air scare when he pressed a wrong button, triggering an announcement that the aircraft was about to make an emergency landing ... Read more...

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Lisa Marie Presley Bids Adieu To Hollywood


August 20th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 20, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Princess of "Rock and Roll' Lisa Marie Presley has said good bye to Hollywood since she is shifting her base to the English countryside along with ... Read more...

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Strikes at British airports averted


August 17th, 2010 - 5:53 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 17 (DPA) Strikes that threatened to paralyse air traffic in Britain at peak holiday time were averted late Monday after airport operator BAA and the union came to an agreement. Details ... Read more...

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Posh’s flight to US hits technical snag at 40,000ft


August 9th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 9 (ANI): Former Spice Girls member Victoria Beckham's flight to the US had to make an emergency landing after a technical problem came up at 40,000ft.Posh, 36, was on ... Read more...

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Posh ‘collapses in airport lift’


July 7th, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 07 (ANI): Victoria Beckham collapsed in an airport lift hours after celebrating her 11th wedding anniversary with husband David, it has emerged.The former Spice Girl slumped onto the glass-sided ... Read more...

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New Zealand resident takes 5000 dollar detour to fulfill World Cup dream


June 13th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Auckland, June 12(ANI): A New Zealand resident spent 5000 dollars and took a 28,000 kilometre detour from Auckland Airport to fulfill his dream of watching England play USA in the World Cup ... Read more...

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British Airways cabin crew begins five-day strike


May 24th, 2010 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (DPA) The cabin crew of British Airways (BA) began a five-day strike Monday, after negotiations between the trade union and the company broke down. According to the website Flight Stats, ... Read more...

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Bee Gees’ Robin Gibb tells British Airways staff to “f*** off”


May 24th, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 24 (ANI): Bee Gees co-founder Robin Gibb left air travellers in British Airways' first-class lounge stunned after he flew into a rage during check-in and told staff to "f*** off".Gibb, ... Read more...

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Ash cloud to ground around 1,000 flights (Lead)


May 17th, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
The Hague/London/Brussels, May 17 (DPA) The ash cloud from the Icelandic volcano is expected to ground around 1,000 flights Monday, said Europe's air safety agency, Eurocontrol. "Today Eurocontrol expects 28,000 flights in Europe. ... Read more...

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British Airways to move court against strike


May 15th, 2010 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 15 (IANS) British Airways will go to the High Court in an attempt to block a series of planned strikes by its cabin crew, the airline says. Four five-day walkouts, the ... Read more...

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