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Sunday 5 February 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# Airlines

All time
# David Dao
Security officers sacked after forcibly dragging passenger off United Airlines flight
A video went viral in April of officers pulling passenger David Dao off the flight.
# Air Safety
TD stops pilots from giving testimony after they raise problems with aviation regulator
The chair of the Oireachtas Transport Committee adjourned the meeting to a later date.
# grounded
Monarch Airlines ceases trading leaving 110,000 passengers stranded
The failure has been described as “the biggest ever UK airline failure”.
# aeroflot
Russian Court rules that an airline can't enforce body size limits for female flight attendants
The women were awarded lost wages and €73 damages.
# lack of demand
Wow Air is suspending its Cork-Reykjavik service just five months after starting it
Finishing for the winter in October, there are a small number of flights cancelled in September, too.
# Airport Security
Passengers warned of potential long delays at airports in Europe this summer
A new EU regulation introduced in March has led to tighter border control in European airports.
# United we stand
No airline employee to lose their job after passenger dragged screaming from overbooked flight
CEO Oscar Munoz called the situation a “systems failure”.
# big deal
Ryanair will offer connecting flights onto rivals' routes starting this year
The Irish budget airline plans to hook up with both Aer Lingus and Norwegian Air.
# Disruption
Due to fly this week? Airlines are warning 1,000 flights could be cancelled
Flights overflying France are also affected.
# cheers you're grand
Aer Lingus gave Norwegian Air a masterclass in sass on Twitter this evening
# Transport
Here's why foreign airlines are queuing to set up operations in Ireland
Sweden’s SAS airline is the latest carrier to apply for an Irish air operators licence.
# Pilot Strike
Negotiators have less than 48 hours to avert an Irish pilot strike
Unite trade union said CityJet pilots will withdraw labour in less than two days unless there is a breakthrough.
# piecemeal approach
New Heathrow runway "a return to monopoly featherbedding" says Ryanair CEO
Today, the British government approved a new third runway at London’s Heathrow airport, with Transport Secretary Chris Grayling calling it a “momentous step”.
# Delayed
Most consumer complaints are about flight cancellations and lost luggage
People also had issues with electrical goods, online services and car rental.
# ry-exit
Burned by Brexit, Michael O'Leary confirms Ryanair will move flights from UK to Europe
The airline will not drop any Stansted routes, but the number of flights will decline.
# Price War
O'Leary: 'Terrorism won't stop people flying - but it'll make us lower our prices'
The Ryanair chief is predicting a price war in Europe and he says his company will win.
# Come Fly With Me
No wonder this man is smiling, Ryanair has doubled its profit to €103m
Passenger numbers grew to almost 25 million.
# flying first class
11 ridiculously luxurious pictures of first class plane food
*voms with jealousy*
# Flying High
The days of the jumbo jet are coming to an end — here's a look back at its glory years
Since its introduction in 1969, the Boeing 747 has transformed the way people travel.
# no peking
China has built this plane to go head-to-head with Boeing and Airbus
All hail the C919.
# prepare for takeoff
Extra routes, new bases and a price war: Ryanair reveals its plans for winter
Michael O’Leary had some tough talk for rivals.
# danger danger
One airline scraps flights over Middle East after Russian missile strike warning
The European safety watchdog issued a notice about the conflict in Syria.
# ready for take-off
Getting from Páirc Uí Chaoimh to Fenway Park has just got a whole lot easier
And Yankee Stadium isn’t too far behind either.
# slap on the wrist
Aer Lingus promises to treat you better when your flight is delayed
The UK’s aviation regulator had alleged the treatment of passengers by Aer Lingus, Jet2 and Wizz Air was in breach of consumer law.
# Flying High
These are the 10 best airlines in the world
Passengers across the world have had their say – and European carriers don’t get a look in.
# crowd pleaser
Passengers get stuck on runway, so airline orders pizza for everyone
Your move, Ryanair…
# the saga continues
How Willie wooed the government on Aer Lingus - and what happens next
IAG has crossed one hurdle, but there is still another big one to come.
# bring it on
Ryanair is expecting an 'irrational' price war with other budget airlines
Airfares could drop up to 8% next year, it predicts.
# Scary
Could a plane really be hijacked over its own Wi-Fi?
The FBI have told airlines in the US to watch for signs their planes are being hacked – by people logged onto any onboard internet service.
# Out of Africa
You will see a lot more of this at Dublin Airport this year*
*The plane, not dancers in African costume on the tarmac.
# Forget Paris
It's probably a bad idea to fly to France tomorrow
Air traffic controllers are going on strike – and lots of flights will be affected.
# No-Fly Zone
You probably don't want to fly with any of the airlines on this 'blacklist'
Hundreds of airlines are banned from European airspace.
# Sell Sell Sell
'Why does everyone think Aer Lingus is a basket case that we've got to sell?'
Timmy Dooley says “slick PR” has created an inevitability about the Aer Lingus sale.
# Disaster
The Germanwings tragedy is forcing lots of countries to rethink airline safety
Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz apparently locked the captain out of the cockpit before crashing the Germanwings flight.
# Just so you know
Aer Lingus and Ryanair rules require two people in cockpit at all times
Meanwhile, Easyjet is changing its policy in the wake of this week’s Germanwings crash tragedy.
# anarchy in the air
Ryanair is ringing the changes - but it will keep the 'Sex Pistols attitude'
New uniforms, new planes, new menu – it’s all happening.
# Merde
Two turbulent weeks cost Europe's second-biggest airline a whopping €425 million
Air France-KLM was hammered by last year’s pilot strike.
# keepsies no backsies
Ryanair is off the hook for millions in Irish air travel taxes
Low-cost airline: 1. European Commission: 0.
# license to print it
Ryanair is basically running like a massive cash machine
The airline has promised to pass on savings from cheap fuel to its customers through lower fares.
# cold war tactics?
Russian bomber airplanes flew past the west coast of Ireland
The planes did not enter Irish airspace but were in an area the Irish Aviation Authority has control over.