Four flight attendants on three separate flights were injured and taken to hospitals Wednesday.
June ushers in the busiest season of air travel, which typically means snaking security lines, thunderstorm delays and cabins packed to the gills with vacationing families. But take heart fliers, we dug up some bright spots that can make sitting in coach more bearable on long-haul flights.
The Olympics and the Queen's Diamond Jubliee have put the "Union Jack" in the spotlight. Nina dos Santos reports.
Switching off your cellphone during a flight will soon be a thing of the past, according to aviation experts, who are tipping in-flight mobile connectivity to become a standard feature of air travel.
All flights into and out of London's Gatwick Airport were temporarily suspended Monday after a plane was forced to make an emergency landing amid reports of smoke in the cabin.
United Airlines officially entered the biofuel age on Monday, by launching its first U.S. commercial flight that's partly powered by algae-based jet fuel.
Such is the evolution of in-flight entertainment that travelers can now fulfill their own needs on flights. One-flick-suits-all journeys are relics of the past.
Pilots of the British business mogul Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic Airways have broken with tradition and voted in favor of the picket line over a pay proposal, a first in the airlines' history.
The star-studded dinner at Buckingham Palace did not feature William and Kate, who had "work commitments"
Do you talk to your neighbor a lot when you fly? Would you rather bury your head in a book? Or just pass out until you arrive? Your travel style should influence your choice of the airline you fly, especially if you're one of the lucky few to sit in a premium cabin.
"Premium" is a pretty hazy concept in the airline industry.
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We weren't supposed to see headlines like this anymore: "Passengers held on hot plane for hours" -- not after a tarmac delay rule went into effect in April imposing stiff fines on airlines that kept fliers stuck in grounded aircraft for a long time.
Passengers aboard a Virgin Atlantic plane that was diverted to Connecticut complained Wednesday they were held on the hot plane for hours with no food or water until 1 a.m.
British airlines have put into effect measures to stop people with swine flu boarding flights in a bid to prevent the virus from spreading further.
Virgin Atlantic CEO Steve Ridgway tells CNN's Andrew Stevens how the airline managed to make an annual profit.
Virgin Atlantic reported a sharp rise in profits Tuesday, bucking the trend seen by other airlines.
When Virgin Atlantic Airways cancels James Simon's flight from New York to London -- and rebooks him on a British Airways flight -- he's downgraded from premium economy to economy class. But his requests for a fare refund go unanswered. Is he entitled to any money back?
A six-page rant to Virgin Atlantic's Sir Richard Branson about a woeful in-flight meal attracted so much attention on the Internet that it was rumored to be a clever marketing stunt.
British Airways and Virgin Atlantic have announced they are reducing their fuel surcharges as the price of oil has plummeted.
Virgin Atlantic promises Jerry Levine it will send him a paper ticket for his flight from Los Angeles to Johannesburg. But when it doesn't, the airline is less than helpful in tracking it down. Is his lost ticket a lost cause? And what should he do now?
Making donations to charity is becoming an integral part of business travel. Airlines are bringing in vast sums through onboard donation schemes that gather unwanted foreign currency from travelers. And frequent fliers are even handing over their precious air miles to charities.
CNN's Richard Quest shows us how small donations on flights is helping women in Tanzania help their children to live HIV free.
Pancake, the much loved blue bear, seemed right at home among the oh-so-serious laptop-toting business people. So did his 4-year-old owner, Colin Blodgett.
A Canadian airline's recent decision to remove life vests from all its planes to save weight and fuel has provoked a torrent of angry criticism.
The European Commission has opened an antitrust probe into a revenue-sharing deal between British Airways PLC, American Airlines and Spain's Iberia SA, a spokesman said Friday
Britain's competition watchdog said Wednesday that airport operator BAA should sell three of its seven airports, including two in London.
BAA has been told to sell some of the UK airports it owns. CNN's Jim Boulden reports.
ITN's Paul Davies reports on two European airlines seeking a transatlantic deal with American Airlines.
British Airways PLC, American Airlines and Spain's Iberia SA said Thursday they have signed a revenue-sharing deal that -- if approved by regulators -- will see the trio set prices together and share seat capacity on trans-Atlantic flights
For every dollar that the price of fuel increases, costs to the aviation industry go up by $1.6 billion. And if oil hits $135 a barrel for the rest of the year, the International Air Transport Association says losses could hit $6.1 billion.
After four years and 11 rounds of hard negotiation, the introduction of the "Open Skies" agreement in March was greeted with a sigh of relief. This was not just from airlines, but also their passengers.
In 2005 there was a major shift in the transatlantic airline market, with the launch of Maxjet and Eos, two business-class-only carriers, vying to carve their own niches into high-end air-travel.
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Last Sunday a Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747, fueled partly by biofuel, touched down in Amsterdam.
The world's first biofuel-powered commercial aircraft touched down in Amsterdam on Sunday following a demonstration flight from London's Heathrow Airport hailed as a first step towards "cleaner" flying.
Yes, Richard Branson has just shown with an experimental Virgin Atlantic flight. The question is how much good it'll do
A Chicago probate court judge Friday declared millionaire adventurer Steve Fossett dead five months after he disappeared while on a solo flight over the Nevada desert.
It has been a year of promising news for the globe-trotting business traveler. Yes, there have been all the woes of increased airport security, packed planes, heaving hotels and bursting business-class lounges, but some of the headlines have brought encouragement for a better future.
For years it seemed as though first-class air travel was dying a slow death. As perks such as flat beds migrated from the front of the plane backwards, few were willing to pay the 20 percent premium.
On the one side is business, the economy and growth. On the other is the environment, a village and thousands of local residents. Now that the British government has published consultation this week for a third runway and sixth terminal at London Heathrow Airport, the debate can begin.
The CEOs of British Airways and Virgin Atlantic join CNN to discuss the need for expansion at London's Heathrow Airport.
The self-proclaimed 'World's favorite airline' has upset the surfing community by banning surfboards from its aircraft
Richard Branson was born in 1950 and educated at Stowe School. It was here that he began to set up Student Magazine when he was just 16. By 17 he'd also set up Student Advisory Centre, which was a charity to help young people.
Adventure might as well be Steve Fossett's middle name. The man has spent most of his life breaking and setting records in sailing, aviation and ballooning.
The Justice Department is giving Britain's largest airline a break, even as it faces one the largest antitrust fines in years.
British Airways Plc and Korean Air Lines Co. pleaded guilty in U.S. court Thursday to a global price-fixing conspiracy and were each fined $300 million.
The negotiations are over. The treaty has been signed. The skies across the Atlantic are now open for free movement of flights between European and U.S. cities. Now the battle commences between airlines as they prepare for their new-found commercial freedom when the Open Skies agreement comes into action in March 2008.
British Airways and Korean Air have agreed to plead guilty and pay separate $300 million criminal fines for their roles in conspiracies to fix the prices of passenger and cargo flights, the Justice Department said Wednesday.
Long workweeks -- up to 120 hours -- are common at the Boulder, Colo., offices of Crispin Porter & Bogusky. So the award-winning ad agency, known for inventive campaigns like Burger King's Subservient Chicken website and Virgin Atlantic's mock flight-safety cards, decided to look for an equally creative way to help employees with their work/life balance.
Virgin Atlantic has joined the growing band of airlines snapping up the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. At a press announcement on Tuesday the airline's chairman Sir Richard Branson also indicated that Virgin aims to be the first airline to power its aircraft with alternative fuels.
The Virgin king is set on saving the planet. Since the fall, Branson has pledged profits from his gas-guzzling airline businesses to alternative-fuels research and launched an eco-equivalent of the...
Since Thursday, passengers leaving British airports have had to pay a higher rate of air tax or face being barred from their flights.
Budget airlines have revolutionized the airline industry in the past five years, and now specialist all business class airlines are hoping to transform the high-end of air travel in the same way.
Let the battle begin. British Airways and Virgin Atlantic have long held bragging rights to the best business-class cabins, but now competitors are rolling out upgrades to woo the profitable (if pi...
Airlines are fighting to attract business-class travelers. Here\'s a look at how the newest offerings from six popular airlines stack up.
Posted: October 13, 2006
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From his red tie to his brilliantly socked toes, Duncan Quinn is a fanatical sartorialist. The private-equity attorney turned men's wear designer of the moment has dressed everyone from Hugh Grant ...
Indian outsourcing firm WNS Holdings intends to raise about $74 million through an initial public offering, according to a filing made with the Securities and Exchange Commission Monday.
British Airways says UK and U.S. regulators are investigating the alleged price fixing of passenger fares and fuel surcharges by BA and other airlines.
Virgin Atlantic boss Richard Branson lets Business Traveller viewers in on the five things that make his life easier when he is on the road.
No matter where you're headed this summer, getting there by plane will be far from a vacation. Thanks to cost-cutting efforts by struggling American carriers, the number of flights within the United States is down by some 5 percent this year.
Spielberg, Clooney and Witherspoon are all in the running, but one winner you won't see at this year's Academy Awards is the airline industry.
In-flight comfort is expected to take a leap forward in 2006, with more carriers introducing fully reclining seats and manufacturers putting the finishing touches on what is being hailed as the future of airline beds.
eiled a new $10 bill this fall, the focus on currency as art was refreshing. We seized the moment by asking some of the world's foremost creative minds to show us how they would design a better bill and to explain why they'd do it differently. As we recently changed the way MONEY looks with a redesign of our own (printed on paper, of course, not 75% cotton and 25% linen, like money), the timing seemed perfect. ...
Virgin Atlantic Airways announced Wednesday it has ordered a stockpile of the antiviral drug Tamiflu "as a purely precautionary measure" in the event of a human outbreak of bird flu.
Britain's Virgin Atlantic Airways said it has ordered a stockpile of the antiviral drug Tamiflu "as a purely precautionary measure" in the event of a human outbreak of bird flu.
Money--actual dollar bills--doesn't get much attention these days. Your paycheck magically appears in your account. You swipe your debit card, transferring unseen dollars. So when the Treasury unve...
If you are looking for the latest news in the world of travel, tune into CNN's Business Traveller program.
The next time you are traveling through Heathrow and you get a panic attack associated with flying, you may want to sign up to a course.
There's a new type of "sexual" in town, and Virgin Atlantic wants to say thank you to the lucky leader of the pack.
Forget the Russians and the Americans. The new space race is between the guys from Virgin Atlantic, Amazon.com, and PayPal.
Rather than packing a weighty guidebook into your already heavy luggage, you can now download a city tour using your mobile MP3 player, such as an iPod.
This week, Virgin Nigeria, the nation's flag carrier, commences operations with its inaugural flight to London.
A Virgin Atlantic Airways flight from London to New York landed safely in New York late Friday afternoon after being escorted by Canadian F-18 fighter jets to Nova Scotia over what turned out to be a false alarm.
Virgin Atlantic has reported its best profits performance since 1999, despite losing £60 million to higher fuel costs.
Who says flying can't be fun? With its new upper-class cabin, Virgin Atlantic not only rethought drab airplane interiors but also transformed the flying experience. Starting in late 2003, the airli...
Flying from horizon to horizon, Steve Fossett completed the first solo, nonstop flight around-the-world without refueling on Thursday, landing gracefully in Kansas at 2:49 pm ET.
Millionaire adventurer Steve Fossett hopes to set the "last great aviation record" by piloting an airplane alone around the world without refueling or stopping.
Airlines have always seen bonus air miles as an incentive for frequent flyers. Now, carriers are making the offer even more enticing.
Australian flag-carrier Qantas has posted a record full-year profit but warns oil prices and global traffic numbers that are still below levels four years ago remain big challenges for the aviation industry.
Being short of time is a common complaint among executive travelers and finding ways to relax before or after a meeting can be difficult.
Australian flag carrier Qantas and Richard Branson's Virgin Group will extend their aerial rivalry to Hong Kong when both start using the city as a transit point on flights between London and Sydney later this year.
As the world's major hubs become bogged down with more security checks and with more travelers returning to the skies, jet stress is being driven to new heights.
A Virgin Atlantic flight headed from London to New York Saturday returned to Heathrow Airport more than two hours after it took off as a safety precaution because of a burning smell on the plane -- not the prevailing security threats over terror.
U.S. officials are investigating how a Sudanese airline passenger may have carried suspected ammunition onto a flight from Washington to London.
It is 7 A.M., and Richard Branson has been hard at work for 2 1/2 hours, though you'd never know it by watching him.
A few months ago, my wife and I planned to fly Virgin Atlantic to London, but the airline messed up our reservation. When I called to get it fixed, I waited, and waited, and waited some more for s...
A word of advice to the executives of Tenzing Communications: Don't screw up the user experience! I don't have any reason to believe that Tenzing, a Seattle-area startup designing a new system for ...
The ugly poly-blend curtain separating coach and first class is a fixture on airplanes. But ever wondered what purpose it really serves?
Thirty years after Alan Shepard's lunar tee shot, entrepreneurs in the earthly business of tourism are looking up toward that back nine in the sky. Forget the right stuff--all tourists need is abou...
Do the principal officers at your pet investments pilot balloons, a la Richard Branson, the Virgin Atlantic Airlines chairman who keeps trying to circle the globe? Perhaps they sky-dive, raft rapid...
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