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United cuts overbooking, hikes compensation after passenger fiasco

Chicago - United Airlines on Thursday announced it will offer bumped passengers up to $10,000 in compensation and reduce overbooking following the dragging incident on board one of its flights that caused worldwide outrage.

Man dragged off United flight plans to sue: lawyers

Chicago - The man dragged off a United Airlines flight, sparking an international uproar, suffered a broken nose and concussion, his lawyer said Thursday, adding that he is planning to sue.

United Airlines CEO won't resign

New York - United Continental chief executive Oscar Munoz said Wednesday he would not resign his position, and again apologized for forcibly removing a customer from an overbooked flight.

United incident shows how few rights you have on a flight

United Airlines has come under fire for a viral video that shows a passenger being forcibly removed from a plane after refusing to give up his seat.

Sudan rejects new US travel warning for Americans

Khartoum - Sudan on Friday rejected a new US travel advisory warning Americans against visiting the country, particularly three conflict zones, due to risks of "terrorism and violent crimes".

Weary flyers shrug as Middle East laptop ban takes off

Dibai - A controversial ban on carry-on laptops and tablets on flights from the Middle East to the United States and Britain went into effect Saturday -- with less fanfare and frustration than expected.

Laptop ban hits Dubai for 1.1m weekend travellers

Dibai - Dubai International Airport and its flag carrier Emirates began implementing a ban on laptops and tablets on direct flights to the US Saturday, on one of the busiest travel weekends of the year.Around 1.

Erdogan wants carry-on laptop ban lifted 'as soon as possible'

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday urged the US and Britain to lift their bans on laptops and tablet computers in the cabin of flights from many Middle East and North African airports, including Istanbul.

Laptop ban creates turbulence for airline profits

Paris - A carry-on ban by Washington and London for laptops on flights from some airports will hit the profits of affected airlines, especially the lucrative business class segments of Gulf carriers, analysts said Thursday.

Qaeda, IS focus on bombs behind carry-on computer ban: experts

Washington - The prohibition on carry-on electronics for certain flights to the US and Britain shows both the Islamic State group and Al-Qaeda remain able to mount potent threats to civil aviation despite tighter airport security, experts say.

Qaeda, IS focus on bombs behind carry-on computer ban: experts

Washington - The prohibition on carry-on electronics for certain flights to the US and Britain shows both the Islamic State group and Al-Qaeda remain able to mount potent threats to civil aviation despite tighter airport security, experts say.

Qaeda, IS focus on bombs behind carry-on computer ban: experts

Washington - The prohibition on carry-on electronics for certain flights to the US and Britain shows both the Islamic State group and Al-Qaeda remain able to mount potent threats to civil aviation despite tighter airport security, experts say.

Laptop ban sparks ire among Mideast travellers

Dibai - Travellers across the Middle East expressed frustration Wednesday at a ban on large electronic devices for flights to the United States and Britain that has sparked confusion and speculation.

Laptops, tablets on airplanes: what's the threat?

Paris - The United States and Britain have banned laptops and tablet computers from passenger cabins on certain airlines' flights from some airports in Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa, citing terror threats. Why this measure now?

Laptop and tablet bans on flights: What we know

London - Britain and the United States have announced bans on laptops and tablet computers from the cabin of flights from several Middle East and North African nations.

Laptop and tablet bans on flights: What we know

London - Britain and the United States have announced bans on laptops and tablet computers from the cabin of flights from several Middle East and North African nations.

Laptop and tablet bans on flights: What we know

London - Britain and the United States have announced bans on laptops and tablet computers from the cabin of flights from several Middle East and North African nations.

UK issues laptop, tablet flight ban after US warning

London - Britain tightened airline security on flights from Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa on Tuesday, banning laptops and tablet computers from the plane cabin following a US security warning.

US bans laptops, tablets on flights from Turkey and Arab world

Washington - The United States warned Tuesday that extremists plan to target planes with bombs in electronic devices and banned such equipment from passenger cabins on flights from 10 airports in Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa.

US bans laptops, tablets on flights from Turkey and Arab world

Washington - The United States warned Tuesday that extremists plan to target planes with bombs in electronic devices and banned such equipment from passenger cabins on flights from 10 airports in Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa.

US bans laptops, tablets on flights from Turkey and Arab world

Washington - The United States warned Tuesday that extremists plan to target planes with bombs in electronic devices and banned such equipment from passenger cabins on flights from 10 airports in Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa.

Expert travel advice for entering Zika areas

Parts of the southern U.S. (as well as Central and South America) have mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus. With Zika there are a mix of myths and facts to be taken account of. To help readers decipher these, we’ve heard from a top medical professional.

Dutch warn citizens in Turkey amid diplomatic tensions

Den Haag - The Netherlands on Monday issued a new travel warning to Dutch citizens in Turkey urging them to take care amid a bitter row between the two countries."Since March 11, 2017 there have been diplomatic tensions between Turkey and The Netherlands.

Nigerians told to avoid non-essential travel to US

Abuja - Nigeria is advising its citizens against all but essential travel to the United States because of the lack of clarity on new immigration rules, the government said on Monday.

Hard landing as plane skids on Dutch runway in raging winds

Den Haag - A passenger plane skidded along a runway at Amsterdam's busy airport Thursday as its landing gear collapsed on hitting the ground during heavy winds, but no passengers were injured, officials told AFP.

Technical hitch delays Amsterdam airport flights

Den Haag - A technical problem hit air traffic control at Amsterdam's airport Wednesday causing delays and flight re-routings at one of Europe's busiest travel hubs, an official said.

Surprise your valentine with the gift of a Royal Seas Cruise Commissioned

Well, it’s that time of year, where we all start to think of the perfect gift for that someone special in our lives. Well, nothing says I love you like a quick two-14 day romantic getaway on the Grand Celebration with Royal Seas Cruises.

Florida airport gunman set for court hearing

Miami - An Iraq war vet who had told the FBI he was hearing voices urging him to watch Islamic State videos was set to appear in court Monday to face charges for the killing of five people at a Florida airport.

Video emerges of Florida airport gunman opening fire

Miami - Video of the moment a gunman opened fire at a Florida airport emerged Sunday as authorities try to piece together his motive for traveling to the state to carry out a killing spree that left five dead and six wounded.

US officials not ruling out terrorism in airport shooting

Miami - US authorities are not ruling out "the terrorism angle" as a potential motive of the Iraq war veteran accused of killing five people at the Fort Lauderdale International Airport, officials said.
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