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Singapore Airlines could soon start 'flights to nowhere': Details here

12 Sep 2020

Singapore Airlines could soon start 'flights to nowhere': Details here

In a bid to revive its COVID-19-hit commercial flight business, Singapore Airlines (SIA) is planning to start 'flights to nowhere' - trips that would begin and end at the same airport.

International passenger flights to remain suspended till September 30

31 Aug 2020

International passenger flights to remain suspended till September 30

As many expected, India is extending the ban on international passenger flights.

Certain Apple MacBook Pro models banned from flights: Details here

26 Aug 2019

Certain Apple MacBook Pro models banned from flights: Details here

In what may prove itself to be an inconvenience for Apple users, certain models of the MacBook Pro have been banned on flights, aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said on Monday.

Hong Kong International Airport cancels all flights after thousands protest

12 Aug 2019

Hong Kong International Airport cancels all flights after thousands protest

The Hong Kong International Airport authorities have canceled all the flights coming in and out of the city after thousands of anti-government protesters, clad in black, flooded the airport causing "serious" disruption.

Follow these 6 hacks to get over jet lag

03 Aug 2019

Follow these 6 hacks to get over jet lag

You get off your plane after a long flight to make that much-awaited trip happen, but are hit by tremendous fatigue, and then all you want to do is lie down on your bed and sleep. We feel you.

J&K: After government's advisory, tourists rush to Srinagar Airport

03 Aug 2019

J&K: After government's advisory, tourists rush to Srinagar Airport

A sense of uncertainty and panic has taken over Jammu and Kashmir after the government on Friday suspended Amarnath Yatra and asked tourists to leave in wake of terror threats, about which the Army spoke about.

Heavy rains batter Mumbai: Flights delayed; waterlogging, traffic jams reported

26 Jul 2019

Heavy rains batter Mumbai: Flights delayed; waterlogging, traffic jams reported

Heavy rainfall has once again brought life to a standstill in Mumbai where massive waterlogging and traffic snarls due to the downpour were reported from across the city.

Top five budget countries to visit in Europe

21 Jul 2019

Top five budget countries to visit in Europe

Just because you are low on budget doesn't necessarily mean you have to give rest to your travel plans to Europe.

Vistara aircraft almost ran out of fuel, passenger recalls horror

17 Jul 2019

Vistara aircraft almost ran out of fuel, passenger recalls horror

In a shocking turn of events, a Delhi-bound Vistara flight almost ran out of fuel mid-air. The UK944 aircraft, which took off from Mumbai on Monday, landed in Lucknow with only 10 minutes of fuel in its tank.

Heavy rains lash Mumbai: Flights disrupted; traffic jams, water-logging reported

08 Jul 2019

Heavy rains lash Mumbai: Flights disrupted; traffic jams, water-logging reported

Heavy rains lashed Mumbai in the early hours on Monday, leading to the disruption of flight operations at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport as well as traffic snarls across the city.

Severe dust storm hits Delhi; IGI Airport flight operations suspended

12 Jun 2019

Severe dust storm hits Delhi; IGI Airport flight operations suspended

A powerful dust storm on Wednesday evening hit Delhi, which has been witnessing severe heatwave conditions over the last few days.

All #JetAirways international flights canceled for today, tomorrow: Here's why

11 Apr 2019

All #JetAirways international flights canceled for today, tomorrow: Here's why

Debt-ridden Jet Airways has canceled all its international flights scheduled for Thursday and Friday owing to a scarcity of funds, reported NDTV citing some sources. Jet Airways' flights to Amsterdam, London, and Paris have been canceled for two days.

#FinancialBytes: 'Secret' Amex Black Card's perks you didn't know about

20 Mar 2019

#FinancialBytes: 'Secret' Amex Black Card's perks you didn't know about

The American Express Centurion Card for the uber-rich, popularly known as Amex Black Card, is the ultimate status symbol in the credit card world.

Amid Indo-Pak tension, Beijing cancels all flights to, from Pakistan

01 Mar 2019

Amid Indo-Pak tension, Beijing cancels all flights to, from Pakistan

China has canceled all flights to and from Pakistan and rerouted its international aircraft flying over the Pakistani airspace due to the regional tensions, official media in Beijing reported today.

Delhi: Rains lash the national capital; 10 trains delayed

14 Feb 2019

Delhi: Rains lash the national capital; 10 trains delayed

After hailstorms and rain lashed Delhi-NCR last week, parts of the national capital were once again battered by rains on Thursday.

IndiGo cancels 30 flights owing to shortage of pilots

13 Feb 2019

IndiGo cancels 30 flights owing to shortage of pilots

Budget carrier IndiGo, on Tuesday, had to cancel as many as 30 flights across major airports, as a shortage of pilots continues to hamper its operations.

#FinancialBytes: 'Secret' Amex Black Card's perks you didn't know about

02 Feb 2019

#FinancialBytes: 'Secret' Amex Black Card's perks you didn't know about

The American Express Centurion Card for the uber-rich, popularly known as Amex Black Card, is the ultimate status symbol in the credit card world.

Pilot smoking inside cockpit led to US-Bangla plane crash: Report

28 Jan 2019

Pilot smoking inside cockpit led to US-Bangla plane crash: Report

The US-Bangla Airline crash that took place in March last year and killed 51 people was the result of a smoking incident, investigations have revealed.

Plane goes missing along with Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala

22 Jan 2019

Plane goes missing along with Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala

A private jet that was carrying Cardiff City's new striker, Emiliano Sala, from Nantes to Cardiff has gone missing.

Delhi: Dense fog disrupts flights and trains

18 Jan 2019

Delhi: Dense fog disrupts flights and trains

On Friday morning, at least a dozen flights from Delhi was put on hold for nearly three hours, as a dense fog engulfed the national capital, leading to poor visibility conditions.

GoAir to pay Rs. 98,000 for canceling 25-tickets 'without reason'

15 Jan 2019

GoAir to pay Rs. 98,000 for canceling 25-tickets 'without reason'

In an incident of gross mismanagement, low-cost carrier GoAir has been recently directed by the consumer forum to pay more than Rs. 98,000 to a Mumbai-based man for canceling "without reason" 25 tickets that he had booked in 2015.

Government eyeing to pocket $1bn from sale of Air India

09 Jan 2019

Government eyeing to pocket $1bn from sale of Air India

According to an official, the government is planning to raise around $1bn (around Rs. 7,000cr) from the sale of state-run carrier Air India in the next financial year.

Soon, islands in Andaman will be connected by seaplanes

09 Jan 2019

Soon, islands in Andaman will be connected by seaplanes

According to the Ministry of Civil Aviation, islands in Andaman will soon be connected by seaplanes that can land on or take-off from water.

On this airline, flight attendants can now make individual tips

09 Jan 2019

On this airline, flight attendants can now make individual tips

If you are planning to travel by Frontier Airlines this year, you are likely to be asked by the flight attendant for a tip.

Soon, passengers can leave and re-enter airport if flight's delayed

06 Jan 2019

Soon, passengers can leave and re-enter airport if flight's delayed

A new proposal under consideration might allow fliers to leave the airport if their flights are delayed, and return to board them without any hassles.

Close shave: IndiGo plane suffers mid-air engine failure; returns safely

05 Jan 2019

Close shave: IndiGo plane suffers mid-air engine failure; returns safely

In yet another mishap in the Indian aviation industry, an IndiGo Airbus A320neo suffered a mid-air engine failure while flying to Kolkata from Chennai on January 3.

Worse than turbulence? Air India passenger strips naked mid-flight

30 Dec 2018

Worse than turbulence? Air India passenger strips naked mid-flight

Around 150 passengers who were travelling from Dubai to Lucknow on board an Air India Express flight were in for an unpleasant surprise on Saturday.

Now, Google Assistant will warn you about possible flight delays

18 Dec 2018

Now, Google Assistant will warn you about possible flight delays

In a bid to make your travel more comfortable, Google Assistant will offer pre-emptive flight delay information.

#FinancialBytes: 5 best credit cards in India for frequent flyers

14 Nov 2018

#FinancialBytes: 5 best credit cards in India for frequent flyers

For many, traveling is a passion and an escape from their hectic life. Though traveling has become popular in India, it has also become expensive.

Delhi airport: Mistaken hijack alert sends airport into frenzy

10 Nov 2018

Delhi airport: Mistaken hijack alert sends airport into frenzy

Passengers and security officials at the Delhi airport went into a frenzy after the pilot of a Kandahar-bound flight mistakenly pressed the 'hijack' button prior to take-off.

Two IndiGo aircraft were 45 seconds away from mid-air collision

02 Nov 2018

Two IndiGo aircraft were 45 seconds away from mid-air collision

In a very close shave, two IndiGo aircraft were on the brink of a mid-air collision in the airspace over the India-Bangladesh border before disaster was averted by air traffic control (ATC).

#JetFiasco: Passenger, who suffered due to cabin-pressure, may lose hearing

23 Oct 2018

#JetFiasco: Passenger, who suffered due to cabin-pressure, may lose hearing

Mukesh Sharma, one of the five flyers who suffered nose and ear-bleeds last month, after the crew of Jet Airways forgot to switch on the system that regulates cabin pressure, may lose his hearing permanently.

Air India wall collision: Foreign media simply can't believe it

15 Oct 2018

Air India wall collision: Foreign media simply can't believe it

An Air India flight's collision with a boundary wall has left foreign media absolutely bewildered.

Trichy-Dubai Air India flight collides with airport wall; passengers safe

12 Oct 2018

Trichy-Dubai Air India flight collides with airport wall; passengers safe

In yet another bizarre incident in the aviation sector in India, an Air India flight from Tamil Nadu's Trichy to Dubai collided with the boundary wall at the Trichy airport late on Thursday night.

World's longest non-stop flight to take off today: Details here

11 Oct 2018

World's longest non-stop flight to take off today: Details here

The world's longest flight from Singapore to New York is all set to take off on Thursday, marking the re-launch of Singapore Airlines' marathon flight service five years after they discontinued it.

Passenger thrown out of flight for trying to enter cockpit

26 Sep 2018

Passenger thrown out of flight for trying to enter cockpit

In a weird incident on Tuesday, a passenger on a Mumbai-Kolkata IndiGo flight was offloaded after he tried entered the cockpit to charge his phone.

100ml limit for liquids on flights might be lifted soon

25 Sep 2018

100ml limit for liquids on flights might be lifted soon

According to government officials, the Ministry of Civil Aviation is considering installing and testing liquid explosive detectors at airports.

Bleeding passengers are filing police complaints against Jet Airways

22 Sep 2018

Bleeding passengers are filing police complaints against Jet Airways

Two days after negligence aboard a Jet Airways flight left at least 30 bleeding, it seems that the airlines is set for a legal battle.

Sikkim's stunning Pakyong airport is all set for inauguration

20 Sep 2018

Sikkim's stunning Pakyong airport is all set for inauguration

Perched between misty mountains at a height of 4,500ft, Sikkim's first airport is all set to be inaugurated on September 23 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

30 suffer nosebleed due to Jet Airways' staff negligence

20 Sep 2018

30 suffer nosebleed due to Jet Airways' staff negligence

In an incident that reeks of negligence, some passengers on a Jet Airways flight from Mumbai to Jaipur suffered nose and ear bleeding on Thursday morning after the flight crew forgot to switch on the system that maintains cabin pressure.