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#Gatwick

# gatwick - This year 2022

Ryanair boss warns flight woes to continue 'right throughout the summer'
# Summer Of Discontent
# Summer Of Discontent

Ryanair boss warns flight woes to continue 'right throughout the summer'

Jun 21st 2022, 12:02 PM 23,543 Views 19 Comments

Michael O’Leary said passengers should brace for a “less than satisfactory experience” this summer.

# gatwick - All time

Police board easyJet flight at Gatwick airport over 'safety-related issue'
# London
# London

Police board easyJet flight at Gatwick airport over 'safety-related issue'

Dec 7th 2019, 7:37 PM 30,365 Views 5 Comments

A spokesperson confirmed the issue involved a flight which arrived from Poland.

Investigation into Aer Lingus Gatwick incident finds shortcomings with airport procedures
# Runway Incident
# Runway Incident

Investigation into Aer Lingus Gatwick incident finds shortcomings with airport procedures

Aug 22nd 2019, 4:57 PM 41,684 Views 12 Comments

A vehicle was cleared onto the runway in front of an Aer Lingus jet which was travelling at over 110km/h.

'Disgusting': Innocent couple arrested over Gatwick drone say they feel violated
# Drone
# Drone

'Disgusting': Innocent couple arrested over Gatwick drone say they feel violated

Dec 24th 2018, 3:53 PM 57,344 Views 46 Comments

The couple was completely innocent.

Couple arrested over Gatwick drone released without charge
# Travel Chaos
# Travel Chaos

Couple arrested over Gatwick drone released without charge

Dec 23rd 2018, 12:05 PM 22,598 Views 27 Comments

The airport is offering a €56,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the disruption.

Two arrested over 'criminal use of drones' as disruption continues at Gatwick
# Travel Chaos
# Travel Chaos

Two arrested over 'criminal use of drones' as disruption continues at Gatwick

Dec 22nd 2018, 7:28 AM 39,189 Views 26 Comments

Flights resumed at Gatwick yesterday, but knock-on delays are still affecting passengers this weekend.

London Gatwick reopens following drone sighting
# Shutdown
# Shutdown

London Gatwick reopens following drone sighting

Updated Dec 21st 2018, 6:48 PM 32,409 Views 58 Comments

More delays have been experienced.

Many Irish flights still affected as first planes begin to leave from Gatwick
# Travel Chaos
# Travel Chaos

Many Irish flights still affected as first planes begin to leave from Gatwick

Dec 21st 2018, 7:03 AM 12,400 Views 12 Comments

It will take some days for services to return to normal after drones caused travel chaos at the busy airport.

British army called in to hunt drones that left flights grounded at Gatwick
# Standstill
# Standstill

British army called in to hunt drones that left flights grounded at Gatwick

Updated Dec 20th 2018, 9:20 PM 82,340 Views 121 Comments

Two drones were first seen flying over the Gatwick Airport airfield at around 9pm yesterday evening.

Aer Lingus apologises after people spend night in airport due to flight cancellations
# Gatwick To Dublin
# Gatwick To Dublin

Aer Lingus apologises after people spend night in airport due to flight cancellations

Mar 19th 2018, 9:13 PM 53,678 Views 33 Comments

The flights were cancelled due to “lengthy waiting times for de-icing”.

British Airways pilot taken off plane 'amid fears he was drunk'
# Grounded
# Grounded

British Airways pilot taken off plane 'amid fears he was drunk'

Jan 20th 2018, 4:32 PM 38,910 Views 27 Comments

The flight departed several hours late from Gatwick on Thursday.

Drone causes flight disruption at Gatwick Airport
# Too Close
# Too Close

Drone causes flight disruption at Gatwick Airport

Jul 3rd 2017, 8:49 AM 15,191 Views 11 Comments

Five flights were diverted from the airport – including one BA plane, which was sent to Bournemouth.

British Airways bank holiday chaos likely caused by 'human error'
# Don't Press This Button
# Don't Press This Button

British Airways bank holiday chaos likely caused by 'human error'

Jun 2nd 2017, 1:00 PM 13,463 Views 13 Comments

The meltdown, which saw 75,000 passengers stranded, was at first suspected to be the result of a cyber attack.

British Airways to resume flights following chaotic day but warns of 'knock-on disruption'
# It Failure
# It Failure

British Airways to resume flights following chaotic day but warns of 'knock-on disruption'

May 28th 2017, 8:48 AM 11,206 Views 7 Comments

All flights from London Heathrow and Gatwick were suspended yesterday following the delays.

Man abandoned at airport toilet as a baby makes fresh appeal for his parents as he turns 30
# Gatwick
# Gatwick

Man abandoned at airport toilet as a baby makes fresh appeal for his parents as he turns 30

Apr 11th 2016, 4:07 PM 36,315 Views 43 Comments

Steven Gary Hydes was abandoned as a baby on 10 April, 1986.

US stops British Muslim family from boarding flight for Disneyland trip
# Travel Restrictions
# Travel Restrictions

US stops British Muslim family from boarding flight for Disneyland trip

Dec 23rd 2015, 8:16 AM 30,276 Views 177 Comments

The family have been given no explanation and will not be refunded for their £9,000 trip.

Drug-smuggling baggage handler switched labels on innocent passengers' suitcases
# Gatwick
# Gatwick

Drug-smuggling baggage handler switched labels on innocent passengers' suitcases

Dec 12th 2015, 8:00 AM 26,910 Views 15 Comments

The airport worker – along with three others – was jailed for smuggling almost a million euro worth of drugs.

Gatwick Airport terminal evacuated after discovery of suspicious package
# Security Alert
# Security Alert

Gatwick Airport terminal evacuated after discovery of suspicious package

Nov 14th 2015, 11:18 AM 26,987 Views 22 Comments

Police said a suspicious item had sparked a security alert.

Passenger tasered in 'man purse' dispute on Ireland-bound flight
# EasyJet
# EasyJet

Passenger tasered in 'man purse' dispute on Ireland-bound flight

Aug 20th 2015, 3:59 PM 28,108 Views 49 Comments

As one passenger put it, the man had a falling out with airline staff after they asked him to “put a bag in a bag”.

The UK has struck oil...
# Black Gold
# Black Gold

The UK has struck oil...

Apr 9th 2015, 10:27 AM 26,562 Views 62 Comments

Quite literally. There could be 158 million barrels worth of the stuff beneath Gatwick Airport alone.

Passengers sustained minor injuries in Virgin Atlantic emergency landing
# Gatwick
# Gatwick

Passengers sustained minor injuries in Virgin Atlantic emergency landing

Dec 29th 2014, 3:26 PM 20,978 Views 22 Comments

A fault in the landing gear forced the plane to turn back earlier today.

Homeless man jailed for 3 years for stealing bags from Heathrow
# Bag Man
# Bag Man

Homeless man jailed for 3 years for stealing bags from Heathrow

Jul 20th 2014, 7:30 AM 14,682 Views 22 Comments

The 59-year-old targeted people who were travelling on their own, waited until they were distracted, and then took their bags.

Flights getting back to normal after major air traffic control problem fixed
# Air Traffic Control
# Air Traffic Control

Flights getting back to normal after major air traffic control problem fixed

Dec 7th 2013, 7:51 PM 26,097 Views 23 Comments

Passengers at Dublin Airport were among thousands affected by the technical problem.

Virgin Atlantic flight diverts to Gatwick after declaring on-board problem
# Divert
# Divert

Virgin Atlantic flight diverts to Gatwick after declaring on-board problem

Aug 24th 2012, 3:54 PM 11,667 Views 37 Comments

The airline has said that there is no mayday situation onboard. The plane dumped or burned off fuel over the Irish Sea before turning back.

2010 fall in Irish air passenger numbers was EU's worst
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

2010 fall in Irish air passenger numbers was EU's worst

May 14th 2012, 2:20 PM 2,345 Views 7 Comments

Figures compiled by Eurostat show that passenger numbers in Ireland fell by a greater proportion than those of any other.

In pictures: Snow forces hundreds of UK flight cancellations
# Snow
# Snow

In pictures: Snow forces hundreds of UK flight cancellations

Feb 5th 2012, 4:35 PM 8,973 Views 29 Comments

Aer Lingus and Ryanair flights are among those affected by heavy snowfall in the UK and on the continent.

Ryanair plane forced to make two emergency landings
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

Ryanair plane forced to make two emergency landings

Sep 11th 2011, 2:25 PM 2,482 Views 22 Comments

Fumes were discovered in the rear of the cabin of a flight from northern Spain to London last month.