First US spring flight to Antarctica aims to keep out virus

German said the crews were first isolated in San Francisco for four days and then spent another five weeks isolated in New Zealand, undergoing several virus tests along the way. When they arrive at McMurdo Station, he said, the facility will be at Code Yellow, meaning everybody will wear masks for two weeks.

EasyJet pilot orders passenger with chronic asthma to wear a mask or be thrown off flight from Jersey to Gatwick

Those who don’t have to wear a mask include: children under the age of 11; people who cannot put on, wear or remove a face covering because of a physical or mental illness or impairment, or disability; and where putting on, wearing or removing a face covering will cause severe distress. 

Direct flights expected to promote Côn Đảo tourism

Trịnh Hàng, director of the Department of Tourism of Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu Province, said that in the past, tourists had to fly to Côn Đảo by helicopter, which was very expensive. Since the airport was built in 2004, at the peak, despite there were 26 weekend flights and 5-8 flights on weekdays, yet many tourists still […]

Singapore Airlines plans ‘no-destination’ flights to satisfy flyers’ itch: Report

The airlines is planning to start flights to nowhere for flyers who have been missing the experience of flying. The move is aimed at boosting revenues for the airline, which, according to a recent Reuters report, plans to cut 4,300 positions, or around 20 percent of its staff, as business takes a hit due to […]

Five Afghan translators for UK forces Britain vowed to help are enduring a ‘heartbreaking and shameful’ delay in being reunited with their families after a Home Office blunder

Simon Diggins, a former British Army colonel who campaigns on behalf of Afghan translators, said: ‘After the positive, and long-overdue, news that seven of our former Afghan interpreters, resident in UK, would at last be united with their families, it is the cruellest disappointment to hear that five families cannot travel because there is no […]

‘You are a superhero’: Shark tank investor Robert Herjavec gushes over his dancer wife Kym Johnson, 42, after enduring a 15 hour flight with their 11-month-old twins

‘There are all sorts of heroes – shout out to my amazing wife who is a superhero – flying by herself to Australia for 15 hours with (not even) 1 year old twins!,’ Kym’s husband Robert Herjavec praised his wife for her patience 

Alaska Airlines follows United, Delta and American in scrapping hefty flight change fees for economy and premium seats to aid pandemic bounce-back – but goes one step further by extending policy change to ALL international flights

‘When we hear from customers about where we can improve, getting rid of this fee is often the top request. Following previous tough times, airlines made difficult decisions to survive, sometimes at the expense of customer service. United Airlines won’t be following that same playbook as we come out of this crisis. Instead, we’re taking […]

Delta Flight Returns to Gate, Removes Passenger Refusing to Wear Mask

“My mom’s @Delta flight from Detroit to LA just turned around and went back to the gate because a passenger refused to wear a mask. Flight attendants announced masks are non negotiable! Thank you @Delta for putting passenger safety first! @LASpeech,” Wiley wrote on Twitter Saturday.

Mother sparks rush-hour chaos after ‘getting off train and leaving her baby behind’ at Peckham Rye station in south east London

One Twitter user said: ‘The last reason I expected my train to be delayed at its stop was because “a mother left her baby on the train at the previous stop” and they’ve had to hold it there so she could come and collect it.’

Rush hour congestion in London soars by 25% in a week and is now HIGHER than this time last year as motorists contend with roadwork chaos, closed bridges and covid traffic measures

The British Medical Association said: ‘It now seems illogical, with infections remaining above 2,500 a day, to delay the new measures around social gatherings until after the weekend, when people will want to meet up, and risk spreading the virus further.’