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US President Donald Trump bans citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries

January 29, 2017 8:00 am
US President Donald Trump bans citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries

Travellers with valid visas and green cards have reportedly been prevented from boarding flights and turned away at US border control after Donald Trump signed an executive order banning citizens of seven Middle Eastern countries from entering the United States. Lawyers have announced a legal challenge to the order, which […]

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Huge lines at Sydney Airport’s Virgin Terminal

January 3, 2017 7:00 am
Huge lines at Sydney Airport’s Virgin Terminal

There were huge check-in delays for Virgin Australia in Sydney this morning. Photo / Maldine2000 Twitter Huge lines are snaking out of the Virgin Australia terminal at Sydney Airport as hordes of travellers head home from holidays. The queues went all the way out of the terminal onto the footpath […]

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Helpless disabled cancer survivor in US ‘assaulted by TSA agents’ at Memphis airport after leaving hospital

July 3, 2016 6:30 am
Helpless disabled cancer survivor in US ‘assaulted by TSA agents’ at Memphis airport after leaving hospital

Hannah Cohen, 19, was injured during a violent arrest by security agents at Memphis International Airport, her family says. Photo / Shirley Cohen A disabled teen was trying to fly home following her final brain cancer treatment – but was instead left bloodied and bruised by airport security staff, according […]

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Delta Airlines flight 4-hour flight turns into 30-hour nightmare

February 19, 2016 8:00 am
Delta Airlines flight  4-hour flight turns into 30-hour nightmare

At one point, the turbulence was so bad, one passenger said she thought the plane was going to break in half. Photo / GettyThe weather forecast was less than ideal for the Delta Airlines flight that left on Monday afternoon bound for John F. Kennedy International Airport from Punta Cana […]

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Flight forced to return as pilot dazzled by laser

February 15, 2016 6:40 am
Flight forced to return as pilot dazzled by laser

The Airbus A340 was a few minutes into its journey to New York’s JFK airport when it reported the incident. Photo / Flickr Creative CommonsA Virgin Atlantic flight was forced to return to Heathrow after one its pilots reported being dazzled by a laser outside London. The Airbus A340 was […]

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Rayani Air : Malaysia’s new Islamic airline takes off

December 23, 2015 5:39 pm
Rayani Air : Malaysia’s new Islamic airline takes off

 Rayani Air offers flights that adhere to Islamic rules, including prayers, no serving of alcohol or meals with pork, and a strict dress code for Muslim female flight attendants. Photo / AP The short domestic flight from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s biggest city, begins with a recital of Prophet Muhammad’s supplication […]

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Russians dismiss MH17 biase report

October 15, 2015 2:01 pm
Russians dismiss MH17 biase report

Investigators say Soviet-era missile shot down plane while Moscow accuses team of ‘biased approach’.  At 4.20pm on July 17 last year, a Buk 9M38 anti-aircraft missile exploded feet from the port side of the cockpit of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, killing the three crew members on the flight deck instantly. […]

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Indonesian Trigana Air ATR 42 turboprop plane missing with 54 passengers

August 16, 2015 2:53 pm
Indonesian  Trigana Air ATR 42 turboprop plane missing with 54 passengers

  An ATR 42 turboprop plane is missing. Photo / Trigana Air Service An Indonesian plane carrying 54 people lost contact with air traffic control last night during a flight in the rugged province of Papua. The Trigana Air ATR 42 turboprop plane lost contact just before 3pm (6pm NZT) […]

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Malaysia Flight MH370: Team headed to examine Maldives debris

August 11, 2015 9:53 am
Malaysia Flight MH370: Team headed to examine Maldives debris

Malaysia will send a team to the Maldives to determine whether debris reportedly found there is further wreckage from Flight MH370, the transport minister said. Liow Tiong Lai said Malaysia had been “officially notified” by authorities in the Maldives of objects found there, whose origin remains unverified. “We will be […]

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Airline passengers showed little patience to restrain man with tape and seatbelts

July 24, 2015 12:19 am
Airline passengers showed little patience to restrain man with tape and seatbelts

An unruly passenger appears to have taken air rage to new heights, if these photos are anything to go by. An incident on board Siberia Airlines Flight 546 from Hong Kong to Vladivostok on Monday ended with him restrained in the aisle using a combination of seatbelts and tape. Fellow […]

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