London Luton airport revealed to be the best airport in London | Travel News | Travel

London Luton airport has been named the best airport in London, according to a new study. Six main London airports were examined in the research and given a percentage rating based on flight delays, queueing times, travel fares and connection times. London bus tour operator The Original Tour analysed data from the airports as well as from the UK Civil Aviation Authority. Luton’s pole position came thanks to it having the shortest delay time of 7.1 minutes. It also has the shorter average queuing times of 6.06 minutes. The airport also…

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1,000 bags pile up in Ryanair flights chaos stansted airport | Travel News | Travel

The budget airline also cut flights on Saturday and yesterday. European services, including those to Dublin, Cork, Barcelona and Budapest, were called off, leaving passengers stranded. A handwritten notice in the luggage area reads: “For Ryanair cancelled flights. Please collect your baggage from Reclaim Four. Please rebook your flights online or on Ryanair app.” The rows of abandoned luggage include baby buggies, rucksacks and plastic bags. Passengers were still looking for their luggage after at least five more flights were cancelled yesterday. Ryanair said: “Due to thunderstorms in Stansted on…

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British Airways cancelled flights: Heathrow Airport passengers face technical problems | Travel News | Travel

British Airways passengers are facing huge delays and cancelled flights due to a system failure at Heathrow Airport. The airline tweeted: “We are experiencing disruption to our flights as a result of an issue with some of our IT systems. “We are working hard to urgently resolve the matter and are sorry for the disruption to some customers’ travel plans.” Passengers are being advised to book overnight accommodation as Heathrow Terminal Five was affected due to the computer failure. Four long-haul flights have been cancelled so far. Many were complaining…

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Luton Airport baggage handler strike to affect thousands during summer holidays | Travel News | Travel

Luton Airport passengers flying this weekend could be affected by the latest baggage handler strike. Members of the union Unite have announced a planned strike will take place between 3am on 20 July and 1:59pn on 22 July. This is the start of many UK school summer holidays and the beginning of peak travel, especially for families. The walkout could cause travel chaos across the airport which serves a number of destinations in Europe. Unless the dispute can be solved, which is in regards to a pay dispute with members…

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Cuba plane crash: Tributes for Boeing 737 passengers after Havana airport accident | Travel News | Travel

A Boeing 373 has crashed shortly after departing from Havana Jose Marti International Airport in Cuba. The plane, operated by national airline Cubana de Aviacon was scheduled to travel to the city of Holguin on the eastern side of the island. Three survivors have been rushed to hospital in critical condition, whilst one passenger has been confirmed to have died from burns and trauma, according to Reuters. With 104 passengers onboard the flight, the Cuban President told AFP that a “high number of victims” is to be expected. Tributes have…

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Luton Airport bank holiday strikes: Will YOUR flight be affected? | Travel News | Travel

Luton Airport strikes will occur over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend as workers dispute pay and zero hours contracts. But will a strike disrupt your bank holiday holiday plans? It is known strikes in the past have led to cancelled flights and delays. A Sky News Breaking posted this evening explains that staff from multiple departments are striking. It reads: “The Unite union says workers at London Luton Airport including baggage handlers, firefighters and security staff are to stage strikes over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend in disputes over pay…

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