Air transport

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‘A nightmare’: British Muslims left stranded by Saudi hajj booking system
Hundreds who paid for travel through Motawif system say they missed flights after their bookings ‘failed’

Aina J Khan

27, Jun, 2022 @6:10 PM

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Germany looks to temporary foreign workers to ease airport staff shortages
Government plans to recruit several thousand from Turkey as airline industry struggles to meet demand

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

27, Jun, 2022 @12:04 PM

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Six die in vintage helicopter crash in West Virginia
Accident involving Bell UH-1B ‘Huey’ used in Hollywood films took place at show where guests without pilot licenses could fly aircraft

Gloria Oladipo

23, Jun, 2022 @2:44 PM

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Disabled passengers bearing brunt of travel disruption, say charities
Campaigners say disabled people seen as an afterthought amid flight cancellations and longstanding rail problems

Amelia Hill and Tobi Thomas

23, Jun, 2022 @12:54 PM

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Grounded! What to do in an airport if your flight is delayed by one, three, six or 12 hours
Travel chaos is leaving many passengers stuck in departures for what seems like for ever. But apart from endlessly climbing the walls what can you do to keep yourself occupied and your kids from climbing the walls?

Stuart Heritage

23, Jun, 2022 @9:00 AM

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‘It’s not the waiting, it’s the indignity’: disabled passengers tell of air travel torment
As campaigners highlight how the burden of travel chaos is falling on disabled passengers, five people describe their recent airport indignities

Amelia Hill

22, Jun, 2022 @7:43 PM

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Air traffic control union warns overtime and shortages are compromising agency
Airservices Australia denies there is any shortage of controllers, despite struggle to fill shifts

Christopher Knaus

22, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Salmon firm’s plan to fly fish in its own Boeing 757 alarms campaigners
Faroese firm Bakkafrost claims direct flights to US will cut carbon but critics say air transport is not the answer

Severin Carrell Scotland editor

21, Jun, 2022 @10:00 AM

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3D body scanners at Australian airports: what are they and how do they work?
Sydney airport has started using new scanners in its Qantas domestic terminal as part of the shift away from metal detectors

Josh Taylor

21, Jun, 2022 @5:03 AM

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Holiday travel adds pressure to stressed industry as more US flights canceled
Airlines, reeling from pilot and staff shortages and the effects of bad weather, have interrupted 19,000 flights since Thursday

Edward Helmore

20, Jun, 2022 @3:57 PM

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‘Baggage mountain’ leads to Heathrow cancellations, as easyJet cuts schedule
Airline reduces services after Gatwick and Amsterdam caps, while Heathrow hit by luggage backlog

Kalyeena Makortoff and Gwyn Topham

20, Jun, 2022 @3:22 PM

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Did a Martian have a break – with a KitKat? | Brief letters
Brief letters: Litter left behind | Getting rid of things | Moving on from Partygate | Russian spy’s wrong turn | The Green Man in the tree

Letters

17, Jun, 2022 @4:36 PM

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