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# flight - Saturday 21 January, 2017

'Presumed dead': The plane that vanished into thin air with 239 people on board

The search for the Malaysia Airlines flight was called off earlier this week.

# flight - Monday 9 January, 2017

Shannonwatch asks Shane Ross why 'plane on way to Nato air base' was allowed to stop in Ireland

The Department of Transport has contacted Miami Air about the “circumstances surrounding this flight”.

# flight - Saturday 31 December, 2016

Flight diverted to Shannon over medical emergency... for fourth time in a week

An elderly lady who was travelling with family was found to be unresponsive on board the Barbados-bound flight.

# flight - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

Korean Air crew to 'readily use stun guns' on troublesome passengers

The airline said it will also try to have at least one male flight attendant on duty for each flight.

# flight - Saturday 24 December, 2016

Carrie Fisher in intensive care after 'heart attack on flight'

Her brother Todd Fisher said she is receiving excellent care, but that he could not classify her condition.

# flight - Thursday 15 December, 2016

Pat Hickey is finally on his way back to Ireland

The former president of the Olympic Council of Ireland had been detained in Rio de Janeiro for the past four months.

# flight - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

Plane that crashed killing 71 people 'may have run out of fuel'

A Brazilian soccer team was among the passengers onboard the plane.

# flight - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

Two injured in Toronto plane's near-miss with suspected drone

Two flight attendants on the passenger plane sustained minor injuries.

# flight - Wednesday 26 October, 2016

Man thanks Aer Lingus for removing passenger over his "unacceptable" behaviour towards Muslims

As one of the crew said “We are all equal”, wrote the man.

# flight - Monday 24 October, 2016

United Airlines flight makes emergency landing at Shannon Airport

The flight was travelling from Belfast to Newark Airport in New York

# flight - Thursday 29 September, 2016

Passenger taken to hospital after flight makes emergency landing at Shannon Airport

Air Canada flight AC895 was travelling from Milan to Toronto when it was forced to make the landing.

# flight - Wednesday 7 September, 2016

# flight - Thursday 1 September, 2016

Ryanair is cutting 1,600 flights from Dublin in 2017

In total, Ryanair will fly 85 routes from Dublin, including two new flights to Palma and a new daily flight to Tenerife.

# flight - Thursday 11 August, 2016

UK police probe near-miss between drone and passenger plane

The drone flew alongside the plane as it came in to land.

# flight - Monday 8 August, 2016

Dublin to Fuerteventura flight forced to land in Portugal to remove disruptive passenger

The ASL Airlines flight left Dublin at 3.30pm on Saturday.

# flight - Monday 25 July, 2016

This solar-powered plane is nearing the end of a historic trip

The plane will soon become the first solar-powered airplane to circle the globe without using fuel.

# flight - Saturday 23 July, 2016

# flight - Saturday 16 July, 2016

Word 'fire' heard on voice recorder of EgyptAir flight that crashed in May

An Egyptian-led investigative committee made the announcement today.

# flight - Tuesday 28 June, 2016

CityJet flight to Dublin forced to make emergency landing due to engine trouble

The flight from London to Dublin was forced to divert to London Stansted.

# flight - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

Egypt says it has found the wreckage of the flight that crashed in Mediterranean last month

The pieces of fuselage were found at “several sites”, the Egyptian board of inquiry, said in a statement.

# flight - Monday 23 May, 2016

O'Leary: 'Terrorism won't stop people flying - but it'll make us lower our prices'

The Ryanair chief is predicting a price war in Europe and he says his company will win.

# flight - Thursday 19 May, 2016

Terrorism most likely explanation for Egyptair flight disappearance, experts say

Both France and Egypt have been targets of Islamic extremists in recent months.

# flight - Tuesday 10 May, 2016

Bernie Sanders is not happy about a planned Cork to Boston flight route

The White House hopeful thinks plans to allow Norwegian Airlines International operate the route would be bad for employees on both sides of the Atlantic.

# flight - Sunday 8 May, 2016

Professor interrogated after passenger reports him for doing maths on plane

The woman sitting next to him was concerned he was a terrorist because he was writing “strange things” on paper.

# flight - Thursday 28 April, 2016

Plane forced to land after drunk passengers start fighting

The two British nationals were on a plane to Alicante.

# flight - Monday 25 April, 2016

From The Daily Edge This little Irish girl tried to fly in a hotel room but didn't quite pull it off Hero

# flight - Friday 1 April, 2016

Ryanair flight diverted after plane hit bird

The airline has apologised for the delay.

# flight - Monday 14 March, 2016

Watching this drone race is a lot like riding a neon-lit rollercoaster

Well, a rollercoaster that buzzes constantly, that is.

# flight - Thursday 3 March, 2016

Man removed from plane after passenger read 'prayer' message as threat

A passenger sitting next to Laolu Opebiyi – a Christian from London – read the WhatsApp message over his shoulder.

# flight - Friday 29 January, 2016

Mystery remains about flight out of London where crew and passengers became sick

It is believed that at least six people on board were affected.

# flight - Sunday 17 January, 2016

Here are some of the most bizarre things flight attendants have seen in their line of duty

From irascible passengers to airline water soup… All human life is here.

# flight - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

Co-pilot wounded by "confused passenger" on flight to China

The man was arrested as the flight landed.

# flight - Friday 11 December, 2015

Vegas-bound plane forced to turn around mid-flight amid reports of rowdy Irish passengers

The flight from New York to Las Vegas turned back after about 30 minutes.

# flight - Tuesday 8 December, 2015

Mother convicted of assaulting her toddler daughter on board plane

A flight attendant testified that he saw passengers ‘treat luggage better’.

# flight - Saturday 28 November, 2015

Poll: Would you be anxious about travelling to Paris or Brussels? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you be anxious about travelling to Paris or Brussels?

The Department of Foreign Affairs reminded people to ‘exercise extreme caution’ if they are planning a trip to France.

# flight - Thursday 19 November, 2015

Bomb scare forces plane from Poland to Egypt to make emergency landing

A man on the aircraft claimed there were explosives on board.

# flight - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

Heavy fog causes third day of disruption for Irish air passengers

Passengers are advised to check with their airlines before travelling to the airport.

# flight - Saturday 31 October, 2015

Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for downing Russian passenger plane

Emergency services have found no survivors of the 224 people on board.

From The Daily Edge The two doppelgangers from the flight to Ireland ended up going for pints in Galway Friends

The two doppelgangers from the flight to Ireland ended up going for pints in Galway

They were randomly staying in the same hotel too.