After nearly three weeks of being grounded Qantas has announced that it will finally be putting its A380 fleet back into service. According to the airline’s chief executive, Alan Joyce, Qantas has managed to get to the heart of the engine issue and feels it is appropriate to start flying again from the end of […]
Qantas will be desperately looking to control the damage to its reputation as a fifth incident on board one of its aircraft is reported in twice as many days. Yesterday, a Boeing 747-400 flying from Sydney to Argentina was forced to make a u-turn after smoke began to fill the aircraft’s cockpit. The pilot managed […]
Qantas’ fleet of six superjumbos could remain on the tarmac for at least another 72 hours as the airline and experts from Airbus and Rolls-Royce try to figure out what caused an engine on QF32 to explode last week. The malfunction resulted in an emergency landing in Singapore shortly after take off from the country’s […]
Thomas Cook has upset a number of hotel groups across Europe because it has taken the unilateral decision to reduce payments on hotel invoices by five per cent for the months of August and September. The travel company blames a hard year for tourism in the UK for its decision to reduce hotel operator costs […]
Travel firms have compiled lists of some of the oddest requests and complaints they receive from their customers. Local wildlife, it seems, is constantly baffling travellers. One holiday maker complained that his children had been quite startled by the fact that there were fish swimming in the sea and seemed irritated that no warning had […]
As of March next year, the inhabitants of the German city of Hamburg will have a new mobility solution in the form of Daimler’s car2go. The two-seater smart car will be launched by Europcar with an initial roll-out of 300 vehicles. The car2go has already been successfully launched in Ulm in Germany and Austin, Texas […]
A French justice commission has ruled that it does not need to wait for the conclusion of investigations into what caused Air France Flight 447 to ditch into the Atlantic to start making compensation awards. The commission said there was enough information already gathered for it to rule the crash down to criminal error. On […]
Car hire giant Avis has announced it will increase the number of electric vehicles in its European fleet by the end of 2011. The firm recently signed an order for 500 new Renault electric cars. The Kangoo Express ZE and the Fluence ZE will be available to customers in seven EU countries including Spain, Portugal, […]
Lufthansa owned, UK based, Bmi has announced plans to challenge British Airways by flying daily services to the Libyan capital, Tripoli. The airline has already put tickets on sale and the first flight is scheduled for 1 December. British Airways began its daily service in 1999 and up until now has been the only UK […]
Enterprise customers in a number of major US cities will soon be able to book the Nissan LEAF at their local dealership. Enterprise Rent-A-Car has ordered 500 of the electric vehicles and they will start entering the car hire company’s fleet in December. Initially, the vehicles will be rolled out in seven major markets where […]
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