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# flight - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

Rogue bat flies into Kerry home, causes ructions, gets caught on video
# Bat Out Of Hell
# Bat Out Of Hell

Rogue bat flies into Kerry home, causes ructions, gets caught on video

Sep 5th 2017, 8:43 PM 65,326 Views 29 Comments

The bat was an intruder that Tadhg Fleming and his family are unlikely to forget in a hurry.

Aer Lingus to charge for blankets - but only for transatlantic passengers on new cheap fare
# Blanket Not Included
# Blanket Not Included

Aer Lingus to charge for blankets - but only for transatlantic passengers on new cheap fare

Sep 5th 2017, 12:03 PM 22,824 Views 47 Comments

The Saver Fare was introduced last Thursday – but it’s not expected to be more popular than the previous low-fare option, Smart Fare.

# flight - Thursday 3 August, 2017

Pilot in court after deadly crash on Portugal beach
# Lisbon
# Lisbon

Pilot in court after deadly crash on Portugal beach

Aug 3rd 2017, 6:30 PM 23,362 Views 0 Comments

The instructor could be heard telling a control tower that the plane had suffered engine failure.

# flight - Monday 31 July, 2017

EasyJet passenger allegedly punched by an airport worker in Nice
# France
# France

EasyJet passenger allegedly punched by an airport worker in Nice

Jul 31st 2017, 1:13 PM 18,717 Views 36 Comments

The flight the passenger was due to fly on was delayed for hours.

# flight - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

British Airways flight to London diverts to Dublin Airport with medical emergency
# BA
# BA

British Airways flight to London diverts to Dublin Airport with medical emergency

May 16th 2017, 8:54 AM 23,234 Views 15 Comments

The nature of the medical emergency is unknown.

# flight - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

Aer Lingus flight from Naples forced to turn back after hitting flock of pigeons
# Bird Strike
# Bird Strike

Aer Lingus flight from Naples forced to turn back after hitting flock of pigeons

May 3rd 2017, 2:40 PM 23,298 Views 37 Comments

Flight EI451 had been due to arrive back in Dublin before 3pm.

# flight - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

Extreme turbulence injures 27 on Aeroflot flight to Bangkok
# Turbulence
# Turbulence

Extreme turbulence injures 27 on Aeroflot flight to Bangkok

May 2nd 2017, 1:16 PM 16,733 Views 22 Comments

Some passengers were slammed into the ceiling of the aircraft such was the force of the turbulence.

# flight - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

Poll: Would you intervene if someone was physically hurt in public?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you intervene if someone was physically hurt in public?

Apr 11th 2017, 9:51 AM 31,178 Views 101 Comments

Footage of a man being dragged off a flight in the US has shocked many people.

# flight - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

Pilot in Canada jailed for showing up to work drunk and passing out in cockpit
# Bottle Of Vodka
# Bottle Of Vodka

Pilot in Canada jailed for showing up to work drunk and passing out in cockpit

Apr 4th 2017, 7:51 AM 17,218 Views 33 Comments

Miroslav Gronych was three times the legal limit when due to fly a plane to Mexico.

# flight - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

Woman's face is burned after battery-operated headphones catch fire on airplane
# Australia
# Australia

Woman's face is burned after battery-operated headphones catch fire on airplane

Mar 15th 2017, 3:10 PM 35,493 Views 22 Comments

She was listening to music as she dozed, about two hours into the trip from Beijing to Melbourne when it happened.

# flight - Saturday 21 January, 2017

'Presumed dead': The plane that vanished into thin air with 239 people on board
# MH370
# MH370

'Presumed dead': The plane that vanished into thin air with 239 people on board

Jan 21st 2017, 7:30 PM 34,755 Views 28 Comments

The search for the Malaysia Airlines flight was called off earlier this week.

# flight - Monday 9 January, 2017

Shannonwatch asks Shane Ross why 'plane on way to Nato air base' was allowed to stop in Ireland
# Miami Air
# Miami Air

Shannonwatch asks Shane Ross why 'plane on way to Nato air base' was allowed to stop in Ireland

Jan 9th 2017, 6:15 AM 22,147 Views 66 Comments

The Department of Transport has contacted Miami Air about the “circumstances surrounding this flight”.

# flight - Saturday 31 December, 2016

Flight diverted to Shannon over medical emergency... for fourth time in a week
# Emergency Landing
# Emergency Landing

Flight diverted to Shannon over medical emergency... for fourth time in a week

Dec 31st 2016, 1:48 PM 25,908 Views 35 Comments

An elderly lady who was travelling with family was found to be unresponsive on board the Barbados-bound flight.

# flight - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

Korean Air crew to 'readily use stun guns' on troublesome passengers
# Safety
# Safety

Korean Air crew to 'readily use stun guns' on troublesome passengers

Dec 27th 2016, 4:37 PM 9,635 Views 10 Comments

The airline said it will also try to have at least one male flight attendant on duty for each flight.

# flight - Saturday 24 December, 2016

Carrie Fisher in intensive care after 'heart attack on flight'
# Emergency
# Emergency

Carrie Fisher in intensive care after 'heart attack on flight'

Dec 24th 2016, 9:22 AM 21,973 Views 19 Comments

Her brother Todd Fisher said she is receiving excellent care, but that he could not classify her condition.

# flight - Thursday 15 December, 2016

Pat Hickey is finally on his way back to Ireland
# Way Back Home
# Way Back Home

Pat Hickey is finally on his way back to Ireland

Dec 15th 2016, 8:08 AM 11,083 Views 0 Comments

The former president of the Olympic Council of Ireland had been detained in Rio de Janeiro for the past four months.

# flight - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

Plane that crashed killing 71 people 'may have run out of fuel'
# Tragedy
# Tragedy

Plane that crashed killing 71 people 'may have run out of fuel'

Nov 30th 2016, 7:31 AM 30,160 Views 32 Comments

A Brazilian soccer team was among the passengers onboard the plane.

# flight - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

Two injured in Toronto plane's near-miss with suspected drone
# Close Call
# Close Call

Two injured in Toronto plane's near-miss with suspected drone

Nov 15th 2016, 10:28 AM 14,344 Views 27 Comments

Two flight attendants on the passenger plane sustained minor injuries.

# flight - Wednesday 26 October, 2016

Man thanks Aer Lingus for removing passenger over his "unacceptable" behaviour towards Muslims
# Dublin
# Dublin

Man thanks Aer Lingus for removing passenger over his "unacceptable" behaviour towards Muslims

Oct 26th 2016, 7:44 AM 46,635 Views 118 Comments

As one of the crew said “We are all equal”, wrote the man.

# flight - Monday 24 October, 2016

United Airlines flight makes emergency landing at Shannon Airport
# Safe And Sound
# Safe And Sound

United Airlines flight makes emergency landing at Shannon Airport

Oct 24th 2016, 8:32 PM 25,353 Views 26 Comments

The flight was travelling from Belfast to Newark Airport in New York

# flight - Thursday 29 September, 2016

Passenger taken to hospital after flight makes emergency landing at Shannon Airport
# Diversion
# Diversion

Passenger taken to hospital after flight makes emergency landing at Shannon Airport

Sep 29th 2016, 6:29 PM 18,340 Views 4 Comments

Air Canada flight AC895 was travelling from Milan to Toronto when it was forced to make the landing.

# flight - Wednesday 7 September, 2016

Plane due for Malaysia landed in Melbourne after pilot went the wrong way
# Turn Around
# Turn Around

Plane due for Malaysia landed in Melbourne after pilot went the wrong way

Sep 7th 2016, 3:08 PM 40,467 Views 43 Comments

That’s a 6,435km mistake.

# flight - Thursday 1 September, 2016

Ryanair is cutting 1,600 flights from Dublin in 2017
# Capital Deficit
# Capital Deficit

Ryanair is cutting 1,600 flights from Dublin in 2017

Sep 1st 2016, 9:46 PM 47,059 Views 48 Comments

In total, Ryanair will fly 85 routes from Dublin, including two new flights to Palma and a new daily flight to Tenerife.

# flight - Thursday 11 August, 2016

UK police probe near-miss between drone and passenger plane
# Cornwall
# Cornwall

UK police probe near-miss between drone and passenger plane

Aug 11th 2016, 10:53 AM 15,943 Views 45 Comments

The drone flew alongside the plane as it came in to land.

# flight - Monday 8 August, 2016

Dublin to Fuerteventura flight forced to land in Portugal to remove disruptive passenger
# ASL Airlines
# ASL Airlines

Dublin to Fuerteventura flight forced to land in Portugal to remove disruptive passenger

Aug 8th 2016, 4:42 PM 50,075 Views 54 Comments

The ASL Airlines flight left Dublin at 3.30pm on Saturday.

# flight - Monday 25 July, 2016

This solar-powered plane is nearing the end of a historic trip
# Around The World
# Around The World

This solar-powered plane is nearing the end of a historic trip

Jul 25th 2016, 5:07 PM 12,244 Views 16 Comments

The plane will soon become the first solar-powered airplane to circle the globe without using fuel.

# flight - Saturday 23 July, 2016

Aer Lingus flight from Frankfurt to Dublin delayed overnight due to thunderstorm
# EI657
# EI657

Aer Lingus flight from Frankfurt to Dublin delayed overnight due to thunderstorm

Jul 23rd 2016, 7:08 PM 24,603 Views 40 Comments

Some 122 passengers were affected.

# flight - Saturday 16 July, 2016

Word 'fire' heard on voice recorder of EgyptAir flight that crashed in May
# Wreckage
# Wreckage

Word 'fire' heard on voice recorder of EgyptAir flight that crashed in May

Jul 16th 2016, 6:54 PM 21,233 Views 9 Comments

An Egyptian-led investigative committee made the announcement today.

# flight - Tuesday 28 June, 2016

CityJet flight to Dublin forced to make emergency landing due to engine trouble
# Diversion
# Diversion

CityJet flight to Dublin forced to make emergency landing due to engine trouble

Jun 28th 2016, 11:25 AM 24,634 Views 17 Comments

The flight from London to Dublin was forced to divert to London Stansted.

# flight - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

Egypt says it has found the wreckage of the flight that crashed in Mediterranean last month
# Airbus A320
# Airbus A320

Egypt says it has found the wreckage of the flight that crashed in Mediterranean last month

Jun 15th 2016, 10:05 PM 18,638 Views 3 Comments

The pieces of fuselage were found at “several sites”, the Egyptian board of inquiry, said in a statement.

# flight - Monday 23 May, 2016

O'Leary: 'Terrorism won't stop people flying - but it'll make us lower our prices'
# Price War
# Price War

O'Leary: 'Terrorism won't stop people flying - but it'll make us lower our prices'

May 23rd 2016, 8:22 PM 20,600 Views 36 Comments

The Ryanair chief is predicting a price war in Europe and he says his company will win.

# flight - Thursday 19 May, 2016

Terrorism most likely explanation for Egyptair flight disappearance, experts say
# Islamic Extremists
# Islamic Extremists

Terrorism most likely explanation for Egyptair flight disappearance, experts say

May 19th 2016, 1:56 PM 30,563 Views 86 Comments

Both France and Egypt have been targets of Islamic extremists in recent months.

# flight - Tuesday 10 May, 2016

Bernie Sanders is not happy about a planned Cork to Boston flight route
# Outsourcing Labour
# Outsourcing Labour

Bernie Sanders is not happy about a planned Cork to Boston flight route

May 10th 2016, 9:02 AM 40,885 Views 83 Comments

The White House hopeful thinks plans to allow Norwegian Airlines International operate the route would be bad for employees on both sides of the Atlantic.

# flight - Sunday 8 May, 2016

Professor interrogated after passenger reports him for doing maths on plane
# Suspicious
# Suspicious

Professor interrogated after passenger reports him for doing maths on plane

May 8th 2016, 5:37 PM 65,139 Views 86 Comments

The woman sitting next to him was concerned he was a terrorist because he was writing “strange things” on paper.

# flight - Thursday 28 April, 2016

Plane forced to land after drunk passengers start fighting
# Liverpool
# Liverpool

Plane forced to land after drunk passengers start fighting

Apr 28th 2016, 8:10 PM 41,967 Views 56 Comments

The two British nationals were on a plane to Alicante.

# flight - Monday 25 April, 2016

Take a break and watch this little Irish girl not quite managing human flight
# Hero
# Hero

Take a break and watch this little Irish girl not quite managing human flight

Apr 25th 2016, 9:54 AM 24,510 Views 11 Comments

So close.

This little Irish girl tried to fly in a hotel room but didn't quite pull it off
# Hero
From The Daily Edge
# Hero

This little Irish girl tried to fly in a hotel room but didn't quite pull it off

Apr 25th 2016, 7:58 AM 5,629 Views 3 Comments

So close.

# flight - Friday 1 April, 2016

Ryanair flight diverted after plane hit bird
# Manchester
# Manchester

Ryanair flight diverted after plane hit bird

Apr 1st 2016, 7:39 PM 29,202 Views 39 Comments

The airline has apologised for the delay.

# flight - Monday 14 March, 2016

Watching this drone race is a lot like riding a neon-lit rollercoaster

Watching this drone race is a lot like riding a neon-lit rollercoaster

Mar 14th 2016, 11:35 AM 10,484 Views 6 Comments

Well, a rollercoaster that buzzes constantly, that is.

# flight - Thursday 3 March, 2016

Man removed from plane after passenger read 'prayer' message as threat
# London
# London

Man removed from plane after passenger read 'prayer' message as threat

Mar 3rd 2016, 10:46 PM 30,589 Views 52 Comments

A passenger sitting next to Laolu Opebiyi – a Christian from London – read the WhatsApp message over his shoulder.