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# air-travel - Friday 4 May, 2012

Woman challenges airline after 'too fat to fly' incident
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

Woman challenges airline after 'too fat to fly' incident

May 4th 2012, 2:13 PM 11,026 Views 67 Comments

Kenlie Tiggerman says Southwest Airlines need to be clearer about when an overweight passenger needs to book an extra seat.

# air-travel - Monday 30 April, 2012

IAA reports increased profit for 2011
# IAA
# IAA

IAA reports increased profit for 2011

Apr 30th 2012, 9:09 PM 2,541 Views 6 Comments

The Irish Aviation Authority says its operating profit increased to €17.9 million during last year.

# air-travel - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

O'Leary: The faster and deeper the hardship, the shorter the recovery
# Michael O'Leary
# Michael O'Leary

O'Leary: The faster and deeper the hardship, the shorter the recovery

Apr 17th 2012, 6:26 PM 16,595 Views 226 Comments

CEO of Ryanair says that “a serious right wing dictatorship for five years” would sort out Ireland’s economic problems.

# air-travel - Monday 16 April, 2012

Mobile phone mistake leads to plane's emergency landing in Dublin [updated]
# False Alarm
# False Alarm

Mobile phone mistake leads to plane's emergency landing in Dublin [updated]

Apr 16th 2012, 6:42 PM 15,103 Views 52 Comments

A mobile phone with a faulty battery port was left in a bathroom cubicle – causing enough suspicion to see the flight grounded.

# air-travel - Thursday 12 April, 2012

Commercial traffic down at Ireland's three major airports
# Airports
# Airports

Commercial traffic down at Ireland's three major airports

Apr 12th 2012, 2:24 PM 2,934 Views 12 Comments

Figures from the Irish Aviation Authority show a decline in traffic for the first quarter of 2012 when compared with 2011.

# air-travel - Wednesday 11 April, 2012

Uh-oh... London Olympics could overwhelm Heathrow
# London2012
From The42
# London2012

Uh-oh... London Olympics could overwhelm Heathrow

Apr 11th 2012, 5:29 PM 303 Views 0 Comments

British MPs are starting to worry that the huge influx of sports fans might swamp London’s biggest airport.

# air-travel - Thursday 5 April, 2012

Aer Lingus passenger numbers up by 8.2 per cent
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus passenger numbers up by 8.2 per cent

Apr 5th 2012, 10:42 AM 1,878 Views 22 Comments

The airline has reported increased traffic on both long and short-haul flights.

# air-travel - Wednesday 4 April, 2012

Ryanair passenger numbers record drop for fourth month in a row
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

Ryanair passenger numbers record drop for fourth month in a row

Apr 4th 2012, 2:30 PM 5,716 Views 29 Comments

Passenger figures at the airline dropped by 4 per cent in March compared to 2011.

# air-travel - Monday 2 April, 2012

The 9 at 9: Monday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Apr 2nd 2012, 8:26 AM 5,288 Views 0 Comments

Nine things to know this morning…

32 killed as passenger flight crashes after take-off
# Plane Crash
# Plane Crash

32 killed as passenger flight crashes after take-off

Apr 2nd 2012, 7:20 AM 6,914 Views 21 Comments

Eleven survivors were hospitalised with burns after the accident in Siberia.

# air-travel - Friday 30 March, 2012

Commission insists there's no ban on low-cost air travel after Ryanair claims
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

Commission insists there's no ban on low-cost air travel after Ryanair claims

Mar 30th 2012, 3:39 PM 4,456 Views 21 Comments

Ryanair clamed that the European Commission had a ban on use of low-cost airlines but the EC has strongly denied this. In response Ryanair chief Michael O’Leary accused the Commission of “lying”.

# air-travel - Wednesday 28 March, 2012

WATCH: Passengers restrain pilot after ‘bomb’ outburst mid-flight
# Emergency Landing
# Emergency Landing

WATCH: Passengers restrain pilot after ‘bomb’ outburst mid-flight

Mar 28th 2012, 9:52 AM 3,794 Views 13 Comments

The JetBlue flight made an emergency landing in Texas yesterday after the captain began shouting about bombs and was forced out of the cockpit.

# air-travel - Monday 12 March, 2012

€1.8m regulator's office 'investigated one complaint per day' - Ryanair
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

€1.8m regulator's office 'investigated one complaint per day' - Ryanair

Mar 12th 2012, 12:20 PM 5,251 Views 50 Comments

Michael O’Leary demands that the Commission for Aviation Regulation explain why its staff are paid such a high average salary.

# air-travel - Friday 2 March, 2012

'No agreement' on deal to end flights under Aer Arann brand
# Aer Arann
# Aer Arann

'No agreement' on deal to end flights under Aer Arann brand

Mar 2nd 2012, 10:31 AM 3,109 Views 2 Comments

The company said a move to operate entirely under the Aer Lingus name is yet to be finalised.

# air-travel - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

Aer Lingus revenue up 6pc to €1.28 billion
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus revenue up 6pc to €1.28 billion

Feb 28th 2012, 11:06 AM 1,381 Views 19 Comments

The airline says that passenger levels rose slightly to hit 9.5 million last year.

# air-travel - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

Ryanair to sue Budget Travel over 'unauthorised selling' of tickets
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

Ryanair to sue Budget Travel over 'unauthorised selling' of tickets

Feb 21st 2012, 8:51 AM 5,997 Views 21 Comments

The airline claims that Budget Travel mis-sells Ryanair flights by screenscraping ticket information from the airline’s website and selling seats at inflated prices to consumers.

# air-travel - Monday 13 February, 2012

Suspect arrested as Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport evacuated in bomb threat
# Amsterdam
# Amsterdam

Suspect arrested as Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport evacuated in bomb threat

Feb 13th 2012, 1:25 PM 3,330 Views 4 Comments

An airport spokesman said two departure halls have been evacuated after a threat received earlier this morning.

# air-travel - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

Plane makes emergency landing at Belfast International airport
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

Plane makes emergency landing at Belfast International airport

Feb 7th 2012, 11:30 AM 5,126 Views 40 Comments

The Thomas Cook Airlines flight carrying 175 holidaymakers to Tenerife experienced a technical fault shortly after takeoff.

# air-travel - Sunday 5 February, 2012

The Daily Fix: Sunday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Feb 5th 2012, 8:00 PM 4,873 Views 0 Comments

Your evening round-up of the day’s main news…

Video: Watch this incredible (and unnerving) footage of a drone swarm
# Drones
From The Daily Edge
# Drones

Video: Watch this incredible (and unnerving) footage of a drone swarm

Feb 5th 2012, 6:08 PM 10,343 Views 37 Comments

The drones can coordinate their movements to fly in formation.

In pictures: the Wright Brothers' album of early flying machines
# Flying Machines
# Flying Machines

In pictures: the Wright Brothers' album of early flying machines

Feb 5th 2012, 10:00 AM 3,698 Views 7 Comments

The brothers, their friends and their family took hundreds of images of their pioneering efforts in human flight.

The 9 at 9: Sunday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Feb 5th 2012, 9:00 AM 6,079 Views 21 Comments

Every morning, TheJournal.ie brings you the nine stories you need to know before your morning coffee.

# air-travel - Saturday 4 February, 2012

Aer Lingus cancels London flights due to adverse weather
# Snow Day
# Snow Day

Aer Lingus cancels London flights due to adverse weather

Feb 4th 2012, 5:33 PM 7,231 Views 12 Comments

Heavy snow is expected to fall overnight in London, prompting airlines to cancel some of their London services.

French airline workers to strike for four days
# France
# France

French airline workers to strike for four days

Feb 4th 2012, 12:10 PM 2,315 Views 6 Comments

Air France says it is not sure yet how much disruption the strike will cause when it starts on Monday.

# air-travel - Monday 30 January, 2012

Emirates to roll out larger aircraft on Dublin-Dubai route
# Taking Off
# Taking Off

Emirates to roll out larger aircraft on Dublin-Dubai route

Jan 30th 2012, 11:08 AM 5,212 Views 11 Comments

Only three weeks after beginning Dublin flights, Emirates will increase its capacity by over 1700 seats each week.

Passenger numbers fall but profits up at Ryanair in last quarter of 2011
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

Passenger numbers fall but profits up at Ryanair in last quarter of 2011

Jan 30th 2012, 8:31 AM 1,638 Views 23 Comments

Ryanair has raised its profit forecast following better than expected figures for the last quarter.

# air-travel - Sunday 29 January, 2012

Thousands left stranded after Spanish airline collapses
# Spanair
# Spanair

Thousands left stranded after Spanish airline collapses

Jan 29th 2012, 12:11 PM 5,134 Views 13 Comments

An estimated 22,000 passengers were left in the lurch when Spanair announced a sudden shutdown on Friday.

# air-travel - Wednesday 25 January, 2012

Explainer: Can a solar storm cause any damage?
# Solar Storm
# Solar Storm

Explainer: Can a solar storm cause any damage?

Jan 25th 2012, 11:56 AM 3,631 Views 5 Comments

A large solar flare earlier this week has caused the largest solar radiation storms to hit Earth since 2003. But what does that mean?

Transatlantic flight diverted to Shannon after ‘smell of smoke’ on board
# Shannon
# Shannon

Transatlantic flight diverted to Shannon after ‘smell of smoke’ on board

Jan 25th 2012, 11:05 AM 3,171 Views 9 Comments

The British Airways flight resumed its journey to Chicago in the early hours of this morning.

# air-travel - Tuesday 24 January, 2012

When is the best time to book cheap airline tickets?
# Timing
# Timing

When is the best time to book cheap airline tickets?

Jan 24th 2012, 10:29 AM 5,619 Views 7 Comments

New airline report shows you don’t have to book your seats months and months in advance to bag the best deal…

# air-travel - Saturday 21 January, 2012

Pilot taken off Aer Arann flight crew after failing breath test
# Pilot
# Pilot

Pilot taken off Aer Arann flight crew after failing breath test

Jan 21st 2012, 4:44 PM 9,076 Views 13 Comments

The flight from Bristol to Cork was delayed for several hours on Thursday while a replacement pilot was found.

# air-travel - Wednesday 18 January, 2012

Cyprus air traffic controllers go on four-hour strike
# Cyprus
# Cyprus

Cyprus air traffic controllers go on four-hour strike

Jan 18th 2012, 2:22 PM 993 Views 2 Comments

Unions say their staff are paid through a levy on airlines – and therefore shouldn’t be subject to a national pay freeze.

# air-travel - Monday 16 January, 2012

2011 is Knock Airport's busiest year to date
# Knock Airport
# Knock Airport

2011 is Knock Airport's busiest year to date

Jan 16th 2012, 9:54 AM 1,273 Views 5 Comments

Passenger levels rose 11 per cent last year, but the airport says 2012 is expected to be ‘challenging’.

# air-travel - Wednesday 11 January, 2012

DAA to be questioned on 'vision and priorities' for coming years
# DAA
# DAA

DAA to be questioned on 'vision and priorities' for coming years

Jan 11th 2012, 7:00 AM 1,508 Views 2 Comments

The DAA chairman designate will tell the Oireactas his plans on how to tackle issues like returning airports to growth, resolving the pension deficit, and separating Cork and Shannon Airports.

# air-travel - Monday 9 January, 2012

Ryanair passenger figures up 5 per cent in 2011
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

Ryanair passenger figures up 5 per cent in 2011

Jan 9th 2012, 12:32 PM 1,306 Views 11 Comments

The airline had recently announced that traffic fell in November and December.

# air-travel - Thursday 5 January, 2012

Ryanair blames fuel prices as December traffic falls
# Airlines
# Airlines

Ryanair blames fuel prices as December traffic falls

Jan 5th 2012, 7:31 PM 3,860 Views 34 Comments

Ryanair’s passenger numbers for December fell by 5 per cent, with the airline saying it grounded some planes.

Minor eruptions at Mount Etna mark first activity of 2012
# Vulcanology
# Vulcanology

Minor eruptions at Mount Etna mark first activity of 2012

Jan 5th 2012, 6:09 PM 4,610 Views 10 Comments

Sicilians woke up to see plumes of smoke from the active volcano this morning, though there has been no flight disruption.

# air-travel - Sunday 1 January, 2012

Watch: The airport only eight pilots in the world are allowed fly to
# Hold On Tight
From The Daily Edge
# Hold On Tight

Watch: The airport only eight pilots in the world are allowed fly to

Jan 1st 2012, 7:10 PM 17,089 Views 30 Comments

The approach to Bhutan’s Paro Airport is so dangerous planes are not allowed to fly in after dark. Here’s how it’s done…

# air-travel - Sunday 11 December, 2011

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
# Sitdown Sunday
From The Daily Edge
# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Dec 11th 2011, 11:00 AM 55 Views 2 Comments

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# air-travel - Monday 5 December, 2011

Ryanair passenger numbers drop 8 per cent in November
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

Ryanair passenger numbers drop 8 per cent in November

Dec 5th 2011, 6:24 PM 3,522 Views 15 Comments

The airline had expected a bigger fall last month because of aircraft being grounded.