ARTICLES RELATING TO AIR TRAVEL

And the world's best airlines are...

2014-11-20 21:00

We compare two highly regarded 'best airlines' list to establish which carriers could be considered top of the pops.

How to beat jet lag

2014-11-18 12:47

Emirates will not be grounded - DoT

2014-11-17 09:09

Confidential talks have taken place between SA and UAE following reported non-compliance for an increased Emirates flight service from Johannesburg.

UK relaxes transit visa regulations for South Africans

2014-11-12 09:34

The British High Commission has announced somewhat relaxed transit visa rules for travellers from South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland.

MH370 to be declared 'lost'

2014-11-11 10:11

Relatives of MH370 passengers have criticised beleaguered Malaysia Airlines after an official reportedly said authorities would set a date to announce the plane "lost".

Cool things to do at SA airports while you wait

2014-11-10 12:10

Whether you're into books, wine, plane spotting or music, these local airports will keep you entertained.

FlySafair announces a second base and new routes

2014-11-06 13:37

Since launching its first flight between Cape Town and Johannesburg in mid-October, it's been full steam ahead for South Africa's latest budget airline, FlySafair.

Passengers complain of 'unbearable' smell as leak grounds flight

2014-11-04 08:52

Virgin Australia has denied passenger claims that human waste reached the aisles during a leak incident on one of its planes.

‘Be careful, Ebola’ note puts flight into lockdown

2014-10-31 09:28

It seems like ‘Ebola’ is the new ‘bomb,’ as yet another flight was subjected to a terrifying ‘joke’ by a passenger.

Etihad launches daily direct flights to Phuket

2014-10-28 10:23

The national airline of the United Arab Emirates has commenced daily non-stop flights between Abu Dhabi and Phuket, the airline’s second destination in Thailand.

2nd ship to join hunt for missing Malaysian plane

2014-10-22 14:48

Malaysia’s defence minister has expressed confidence Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will eventually be found as a second ship prepares to join the search.

No sign yet of MH370 in 1st update of underwater search

2014-10-15 10:44

Australian authorities have released their first update on the latest underwater probe for missing flight MH370, saying more than 670 square kilometres had been searched without success.

Pilot of missing chopper found alive

2014-10-09 13:49

The Thai pilot of a helicopter that went missing in a mountainous part of Myanmar almost two weeks ago has been found.

Guy cashes in his frequent flyer miles for $19 000 of in-flight luxury

2014-10-05 16:00

If you thought you knew what luxury air travel looked like - you know seats that fold back into beds and a glass of champagne on arrival - you ain't seen nothing yet!

Emirates inks deal to manage Angola's airline

2014-10-01 11:42

Emirates airline has signed a 10-year management deal with Angola's national airline in a move that could bolster the Dubai-based carrier's foothold in Africa.

Air France pilots end record strike

2014-09-29 11:43

Air France's main pilots' union ended the longest strike in the carrier's history to allow "calmer" talks to go ahead over the contentious issue of the airline's low-cost subsidiary Transavia.

Worker set fire at US air traffic site

2014-09-26 18:06

Police say the fire at a suburban Chicago air traffic control facility was set by a contract employee.

Electronics now allowed on European flights

2014-09-26 15:23

On and connected: New European flight safety guidelines allow use of electronics at all times.

Polish plane makes emergency landing in Scotland

2014-09-26 14:04

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner operated by the Polish airline LOT made an emergency landing at Scotland's Glasgow Airport. No injuries were reported.

flyafrica.com announces new Joburg route

2014-09-25 12:47

New low-cost, pan-African airline flyafrica.com says it will "offer fares 80% lower than its competitors".

Watch: Scary moment plane's engine fails and cabin fills with smoke

2014-09-24 12:30

Is this possibly the worst travel experience you could go through, mid-flight?

Survey shows Brits wishing they were on holiday in Cape Town

2014-09-22 14:22

Cape Town is one of Britain's favourite budget beach break-aways, according to an annual UK survey.

 

Mango enters new car-hire partnership

2014-11-20 09:12

A new partnership between the low cost airline and Avis car rental company will aim to simplify the travelling process for passengers.

Etihad and Alitalia complete merger

2014-11-17 10:59

Alitalia and Etihad Airways have received clearance from the European Commission to complete their strategic partnership announced in August.

Asiana service to San Francisco suspended for 45 days

2014-11-14 09:53

South Korea on Friday ordered a 45-day suspension of Asiana Airlines' service to San Francisco as a penalty for one of its planes crashing there last year, the transport ministry said.

Cape Town International Airport gears up for peak season

2014-11-11 11:23

Cape Town International Airport has seen seasonal international airlines return in time for the peak period, with some even increasing their weekly flights to the city.

SA airport fun!

2014-11-10 12:14

Cool new features to see at local airports, while you wait for your next flight.

Remains of MH17 victims 'may never be fully recovered'

2014-11-08 16:07

All the remains of the victims from downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 might never be fully recovered, the Dutch foreign minister says, as five more coffins were flown out of Ukraine.

WATCH: What happens when a cellist and a beatboxer board the same flight

2014-11-04 11:03

A beatboxer and a cellist joining forces for an impromptu performance... not that's not something one see's every day. Especially not on a flight!

SA aviation needs new niche markets - official

2014-10-31 12:13

Aviation in Africa supports about seven million jobs and SA must identify new opportunities in niche markets to be competitive, says the department of transport.

fastjet launches flights from Joburg to Zanzibar

2014-10-29 12:01

The pan-African budget airline will be offering a service to the Tanzanian island three times a week from OR Tambo.

The evolution of Height Cuisine

2014-10-23 11:38

It was an idea which made Imperial Airways’ Silver Wing flights famous and over 85 years later is still the benchmark by which many travellers judge an airline’s on-board service.

Mango adds two new Boeings with plans to expand network

2014-10-21 09:51

Low cost airline Mango CEO, Nico Bezuidenhout says the airline is reviewing several regional destinations, in a domestic market that is near saturation.

Heathrow implements Ebola scans, prepares for huge disruptions

2014-10-14 09:56

The implementation of Ebola virus scans at Heathrow Airport have been called into question, as the major travel hub braces for huge delays and disruptions.

SAA warns of online scam

2014-10-13 09:03

South African Airways has warned the public to be cautious of unofficial websites purporting to be SAA's official website.

Smoker bypasses security at JFK, flights delayed

2014-10-06 09:28

Authorities say an airline passenger who took a cigarette break caused a security scare at New York City's Kennedy Airport that led to some flights delays.

Guy cashes in his frequent flyer miles for $19 000 of in-flight luxury

2014-10-01 15:52

If you thought you knew what luxury air travel looked like - you know seats that fold back into beds and a glass of champagne on arrival - you ain't seen nothing yet!

Lufthansa pilots begin walkouts

2014-09-30 11:18

Lufthansa pilots walked off the job for the fifth time this year over retirement benefits.

Lufthansa pilots stage 5th walk-out

2014-09-29 11:45

Lufthansa pilots are planning a walkout on Tuesday for the fifth time this year over retirement benefits, just as pilots at Air France end a two-week strike over that airline's cost-cutting plans.

Plane makes emergency landing on N12

2014-09-29 08:37

A Cessna plane was forced to land in the middle of the N12, according to the ER24 ambulance and rescue services.

When bad germs happen to good passengers

2014-09-26 15:40

Passengers have shared how they’ve been subjected to vomit, a urine-soaked seat and even blood spills on a plane.

Fire at Chicago airport grounds flights

2014-09-26 15:21

All flights into and out of Chicago's O'Hare and Midway international airports were grounded due to a fire at an air traffic control facility.

Watch: Scary moment!

2014-09-25 09:09

Possibly the worst travel experience that could happen mid-flight?

Etihad increases Africa presence with new route

2014-09-23 09:20

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, will expand its African route network with the launch of a daily service to Dar es Salaam in Tanzania.

SAA ups its pilot recruitment game

2014-09-22 10:50

School kids around the country will be treated to a visit from a Boeing 737-800 aircraft replica as part of the South African Airways's SiVulindlela Aviation Awareness in partnership with Boeing.

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