Ministers confirm that US wants armed guards on transatlantic flights – The Guardian

Posted February 12th, 2008 in airlines, immigration, news, terrorism by sally

“Ministers admitted yesterday that they are examining Washington’s demands to allow armed guards on US airline flights from the UK to America, and indicated that the request could affect the future of visa-free travel by Britons to America.”

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The Guardian, 12th February 2008

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Passenger sues over crash landing – BBC News

Posted February 8th, 2008 in airlines, news, personal injuries by sally

“A passenger who was on board a plane that crash-landed at Heathrow last month is to sue British Airways (BA).”

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BBC News, 8th February 2008

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Ryanair ordered to pay damages to steel band ‘terrorists’ thrown off jet – The Times

Posted February 6th, 2008 in airlines, news by sally

“The five members of Caribbean Steel International were awarded £1,116 each in damages yesterday after a judge found that they had been removed unreasonably. Far from being terrorists, they were returning from a music festival in Sardinia.”

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The Times, 6th February 2008

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Prison for air-rage flier who wanted to go business class – The Times

Posted January 14th, 2008 in airlines, assault, news, sentencing by sally

“A middle-aged man has been jailed after marching into the business-class section of a flight from Thailand and hurling a passenger into the aisle so he could take his seat.”

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The Times, 14th January 2008

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Cabin bag rules ‘could confuse’ – BBC News

Posted January 7th, 2008 in airlines, news by sally

“New rules for carry-on luggage that have come in at some UK airports could confuse passengers, a lobby group says.”

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BBC News, 7th January 2008

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Lords urge more air seat space – BBC News

Posted December 13th, 2007 in airlines, health & safety, news by sally

“There must be a new minimum distance between seats on UK airlines in order to ensure passenger health and safety, an influential report says.”

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BBC News, 12th December 2007

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BAE chiefs face renewed corruption inquiry – The Times

Posted December 10th, 2007 in airlines, corruption, fraud, news by sally

“The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is to relaunch a criminal investigation of alleged corruption at Britain’s biggest arms company, BAE Systems.”

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The Times, 9th December 2007

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Calypso band taken for terrorists sues Ryanair – The Guardian

Posted November 29th, 2007 in airlines, news, terrorism by sally

“A blind calypso musician and his band who were escorted off a plane as suspected terrorists after a passenger claimed to have seen him reading a newspaper are suing Ryanair for about £1,000 each.”

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The Guardian, 29th November 2007

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BA offers £430 to strike-hit passengers – The Times

Posted November 16th, 2007 in airlines, compensation, news by sally

“British Airways is facing a multi-million-pound compensation bill after failing to keep secret a deal in which it has agreed to pay passengers £430 each for cancelling their flights.”

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The Times, 16th November 2007

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EU urged to keep passenger data – Financial Times

Posted November 6th, 2007 in airlines, EC law, news, terrorism by sally

“European Union countries would hold sensitive information about all passengers entering and leaving the EU on flights under proposals unveiled on Tuesday to toughen terror legislation across the 27-member bloc.”

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Financial Times, 6th November 2007

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BA staff could face extradition to US after $300m fine for price fixing – The Guardian

Posted August 24th, 2007 in airlines, extradition, news, price fixing by sally

“Senior British Airways staff under criminal investigation for price fixing face the threat of extradition to the US under a controversial treaty, it emerged last night. The justice department in Washington was set to publish the names of 10 former and current BA employees as criminal suspects under investigation for running a fuel surcharge cartel after a judge confirmed a $300m (£151m) fine for the world’s third-largest airline.”

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The Guardian, 24th August 2007

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Top BA staff face criminal inquiry in price-fixing case – The Guardian

Posted August 20th, 2007 in airlines, news, price fixing by sally

“The price fixing scandal at British Airways deepened yesterday after it emerged the US department of justice will open criminal investigations into senior staff at the airline next week.”

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The Guardian, 18th August 2007

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BAA under the spotlight – The Guardian

Posted August 10th, 2007 in airlines, competition, news by sally

“BAA today faced renewed calls for it to be broken up it as a competition inquiry that will determine its future entered a crucial phase.”

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The Guardian, 9th August 2007

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New monopoly probe to mull BAA break-up – The Times

Posted August 9th, 2007 in airlines, competition, news by sally

“The quality of service received by passengers and airlines at Heathrow airport will come under the scrutiny of the UK’s competition regulator, as part of a wide-ranging investigation into the country’s largest airports operator.”

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The Times, 9th August 2007

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Ryanair drops ‘1p flight’ before it is outlawed by EC – The Times

Posted August 7th, 2007 in airlines, news by sally

“The era of the 1p flight is drawing to a close; travellers will no longer be able to boast about paying next to nothing to jet across Europe.”

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The Times, 7th August 2007

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Air-rage passengers face ban in plans for tighter border controls – The Times

Posted August 6th, 2007 in airlines, news by sally

“Airlines want to share information on ‘air rage’ incidents to draw up a blacklist of passengers who would not be allowed to fly again.”

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The Times, 6th August 2007

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British Airways fined £269m for fixing prices with Virgin – The Times

Posted August 2nd, 2007 in airlines, news, price fixing by sally

“British Airways was fined a total of £269 million for conspiring to fix the price of air fares yesterday but the airline could be forced to pay out millions more to passengers seeking compensation.”

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The Times, 2nd August 2007

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BA fined £121.5m for price fixing – The Guardian

Posted August 1st, 2007 in airlines, news, price fixing by sally

“British Airways is to pay a record fine of £121.5m after admitting price fixing on fuel surcharges on its long-haul flights.”

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The Guardian, 1st August 2007

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Ryanair sues Europe over airline ‘state aid’ – The Times

Posted July 10th, 2007 in airlines, news, state aids by michael

“Ryanair, Michael O’Leary’s Irish budget airline, lambasted the European Commission for double standards as it launched a landmark legal action to try to force it to investigate allegations of illegal state aid. ”

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The Times, 10th July 2007

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