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Mubarak Takes Flight

Mark Steinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

"Mr. President, it's time to leave for the airport." "Never happen. Not going to let him take a picture of my junk. As it is, that's all they're letting me take with me."

Ex-British Airways Employee Admits To Terror Charges

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — A former British Airways employee has admitted some terror charges ahead of his London trial. Bangladesh-born Rajib Karim is accused o...

The Saga of a Stranded Traveler

Jodi Bettencourt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Jodi Bettencourt

After reading story after story about travel rage and how airports are completely unprepared to deal with severe weather conditions, Mate Tokić's travel saga was a refreshing reprieve. It even left me feeling a little, what's that word... hopeful?

BA To Strike In Time For The Royal Wedding

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

British Airways cabin crew voted overwhelmingly on Friday to strike, according to the BBC. The union voted to strike in protest of the withdrawal of t...

How Iceland Air Kept Flying When British Airways Was Grounded

Dorrit Moussaieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Dorrit Moussaieff

When planes were at a standstill in Europe, the pilots of an Iceland air plane about to take off were informed they could not do so. Rather then facing an overnight stay, they took matters into their own hands.

British Airways Offers Royal Wedding Package For $865

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Britain's royal wedding has reached new heights: British Airways has just released getaway packages for the "weekend" of April 27th through May 1, 201...

British Airways, Iberia To Merge To Create Europe's Third-Biggest Airline

AP | JANE WARDELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

DONE DEAL: Shareholders at meetings in London and Madrid approved the $8.9 billion merger between British Airways PLC and Iberia SA to create Europe's...

My Flight out of Tel Aviv, With a $60 Fee for an Empty Suitcase

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Daoud Kuttab

I am returning to Tel Aviv in nine days, and already worried about having to go through the unreasonable Israeli security. But one thing is clear, I am not traveling from Tel Aviv again if I can help it.

Cabin Doors Starts Jiggling On New York-Bound BA Flight, Lands Safely Back At Heathrow

AOL Travel News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

A British Airways jet bound for New York made an emergency landing at London's Heathrow airport shortly after takeoff after the handle of one of its c...

Fake Out! SOS Message Plays As Plane NOT Crashing

Reuters | LONDON | Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:59am EDT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Aug 27 (Reuters Life!) - British Airways apologised to passengers after an emergency message warning they were about to crash into the sea was played ...

British Airways Cabin Crew Continue

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LONDON — British Airways cabin crew walked out for the 14th day Monday in an on-and-off strike over pay, benefits and working conditions, and a ...

Britannia Rules the Ripples?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

The heydays of Beatlemania when the rock scene helped British exports seem a distant memory as Britons suffer the indignities of tightening their belts across increasingly widening girths.

Airlines Seek Bailout From EU For Ash Crisis, British Airways Losing $30 Million Per Day

AP | JAMEY KEATEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

PARIS — Airline losses from the volcanic ash cloud climbed above $1 billion Monday, and the industry demanded compensation from the European Uni...

Volcano Ash Cloud Flight Disruptions Worsen In Europe: Italy Closes Airspace

AP | SYLVIA HUI and ANGELA CHARLTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS — The Icelandic volcano that has kept much of Europe land-bound is far from finished spitting out its grit, and offered up new mini-erupti...

British Airways CEO Turns Down Six-Figure Bonus AGAIN

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LONDON — British Airways' chief executive Willie Walsh has turned down a six-figure bonus for the second year as the carrier struggles with loss...

Osama Bin Laden Image Found In Airline Mag

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LONDON — British Airways has apologized for a picture in a company magazine that showed a boarding pass in the name of Osama bin Laden. The com...

Snoop Dogg Wins $150,000 Fight To Visit The UK

Telegraph | Andrew Hough | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Home Office last week failed in its three year fight to prevent the 38 year-old from entering the country following a brawl at Heathrow Airport in...

The Real Risk For Europe is Social

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georges Ugeux

Will European Governments have the leadership, the ability and the political will to restore a sensible balance between social contribution and costs?

Weekly Mulch: Green products, green energy

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger Ed. note: This week's Mulch is pint-sized and will run on Monday rather than Friday. We'll be back to our re...

British Airways Strike: Union Vote Coming Today,

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business


British Airways: $40 Round-Trips To India Offered Accidentally | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

How's this for a dream deal: Fly round trip between the U.S. and India for as little as $40, plus taxes, fees and surcharges. For about two hours last...

British Airways STRIKE: Cabin Workers Won't Work Holidays

AP | JANE WARDELL and JENNIFER QUINN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LONDON — British Airways cabin crew will strike over Christmas, their union said Monday, throwing the plans of thousands of holiday travelers in...

British Airways Asks Staff To Work For Free

Times London | Tow Bawden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

British Airways has asked its 40,000 staff to work without pay for up to a month as the ailing airline seeks to cut costs. ...

British Airways Removing First Class Cabins In New Planes

Guardian | Dan Milmo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The airline, stung by a slump in premium bookings that helped push the company into its worst-ever loss of £401m, has removed first class accommodati...

British Airways Flight Crash-Lands In London

AP | MEERA SELVA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — The nosewheel of a British Airways passenger jet collapsed with a loud bang as it landed Friday evening at London City Airport, sending...