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Friday 9 June 2023 Dublin: 17°C

# Airline

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# Transport
Aer Lingus's CEO insists its controversial loyalty scheme is 'of value to the market'
Frequent flyer programme Aerclub has faced heavy criticism since it was launched last year.
# seat allocation
Ryanair denies splitting up families on flights, but customers are not happy
Passengers are being charged extra to sit together, but the airline has denied changing its policy.
# Norwegian air
First-ever Cork to Boston flight takes off
The new service will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
# Flybe
Dublin is getting a new air route to London
Flybe will run flights from Dublin to London Southend from 29 October.
# allocated seating
Ryanair customers have been complaining about being seated rows apart on flights that aren't full
Passengers have reported being split up even though the flight they were travelling in was not full.
# staff email
United Airlines boss apologises again after calling passenger 'disruptive and belligerent'
David Dao, aged 69 was dragged off the United Airlines flight on Sunday after it was was overbooked.
# Air India
Indian politician admits hitting air steward 25 times with slipper
Indian media reports said the MP claimed he had a business class ticket but that Air India put him in an economy seat.
# MH370
'Presumed dead': The plane that vanished into thin air with 239 people on board
The search for the Malaysia Airlines flight was called off earlier this week.
# Safety
Korean Air crew to 'readily use stun guns' on troublesome passengers
The airline said it will also try to have at least one male flight attendant on duty for each flight.
# pilot error
Bolivia shuts down airline after Colombian plane crash
The bodies of 64 Brazilians, five Bolivians, and a Venezuelan national are being flown back home today.
# Transport
CityJet pilots vote for strike and warn they will ground airline before Christmas
However, the Dublin-based company has said that there will be no disruption to flights.
# Racism row
Air China magazine warns passengers about 'Indians, Pakistanis and black people' in London
In-flight mag Wings of China has apologised for the article.
# United Airlines
Pilots arrested in Glasgow on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol
Concerns were raised about the two men ahead of their 8am flight yesterday.
# Southwest Airlines
US flight makes emergency landing after engine breaks apart
The plane was taken out of service after landing safely in Florida.
# high flyers
Ryanair claims to be 'world's favourite airline' as passenger numbers soar
The latest consumer data put passenger numbers for Ryanair well above those of its competitors.
# EI657
Aer Lingus flight from Frankfurt to Dublin delayed overnight due to thunderstorm
Some 122 passengers were affected.
# sponsored by cityjet
Heading to the Euros? Here's all the French you need*
# Taking off
Ryanair has just announced MASSIVE full year profits
The company reported €1.24 billion in profits at the end of March.
# home to gloat
Ryanair's foray into Brexit could land them a police 'bribery' probe (and tonnes of publicity)
The airline has a special offer to fly British expats back for the vote.
# Bof
Ryanair cancels 74 flights across Europe due to French air traffic control strike
Just two flights in and out of Ireland with the airline are affected.
# St Elmo's Fire
Turbulence injured 17 people on plane landing into Dublin
Passengers and crew were injured after the flight passed through a spell of turbulence.
# Come Fly With Me
Ryanair to fly out to three new sun destinations from Cork Airport
The new routes will add 50,000 extra passengers from the region.
# via Reykjavik
Low-fare carrier offers one-way flights to LA and San Francisco for €199
The route involves a two-hour stopover in Iceland.
# hot liquid
Ryanair passenger whose genitals were burned by spilled tea settles claim
The 33-year-old’s social, domestic and recreational lifestyle was “interfered with” following the incident, he said.
# hotel fraud
Man who claimed to be a duke and billed airline for his luxury holidays gets three years in jail
The bookings were made using different email addresses that claimed to be making reservations for a British Airways employee.
# Mexico City
Passengers treated for 'nervous crisis' after landing wheel collapses on runway
No one was injured in the incident.
# Cancelled
Heavy fog causes third day of disruption for Irish air passengers
Passengers are advised to check with their airlines before travelling to the airport.
# Fog
Flights to UK cancelled as heavy fog lingers on runways
Knock-on delays are expected for other flights as low visibility procedures are in place.
# Ryanair
The wet, awful summer was really good news for this man
Ryanair expect to make over €1 billion this year. The bad summer hasn’t hurt at all.
# Charged
Doctor pleads not guilty to touching teenage girl on flight
The girl was travelling alone and frantically texted her mother during the encounter.
# the drink
Swedish pilot uses axe to open toilet for drunk passenger
The local police chief said the incident was not as dramatic as it might sound.
# Not Bad
Ryanair claims to be first airline to fly 10 million international passengers in a month
The airline is pretty happy with its results for last month.
# Health and Safety
Suspected rat sighting forces plane to turn around
The Air India flight to Milan was forced to return to New Delhi.
# Taking off
Cork Airport is getting a much needed pick-me-up
CityJet is offering new flights to and from London City Airport.
# flight of fancy
This guy went to great lengths to prank airline passengers flying over his house
# clipped wings
Unions split on new Aer Lingus letter: SIPTU: "Important" .... IMPACT: "A fig leaf"
The Dáil is preparing to vote on the sale of the government’s stake in the airline later today.
# U-turn
Not happening: Ryanair says it won't be flying to the US after all
On Monday, it was reported that Ryanair was looking at plans to fly between a dozen European and US cities.
# take off's off
Protest blocks Ryanair's first flight from Copenhagen
It was delayed for three hours.
Small airline, small country, small minds – the Aer Lingus story
Political interference has kept Aer Lingus one of the smallest airlines in Europe whilst its home-grown competition passed it by ten times over.
# Taiwan
Black box reveals TransAsia pilot called 'mayday' just seconds after engine failed
Today it emerged that the left engine was shut down manually by the crew “for unknown reasons”.