JetBlue Airlines plane windscreen shatters mid-flight and is forced into emergency landing | Travel News | Travel

The JetBlue Airlines flight was travelling from San Juan to Tampa when th incident occurred. Flight 1052’s outer windscreen shattered during the flight and the pilots performed an emergency landing. They diverted to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport after the problem occurred. Whilst no injuries were reported, it is the most recent incident regarding inflight window problems. ABC reporter Michael Paluska was on the flight at the time and tweeted the incident. He wrote: “Windshield in cockpit shattered 3/4 of way home on our @JetBlue flight to #Tampa from #PuertoRico. “Thank…

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Viral video shows plane make emergency landing on busy street of traffic | Travel News | Travel

A video emerged afterwards that was taken by a train in the local area. It shows the plane having parked on the road, with a number of emergency vehicles behind it. Thankfully, due to good weather at the time, the landing was made safely. A recording obtained by CBC News heard the pilot requesting to land: “I’ve just lost the right fuel pump, that’s why we’re requesting 35 right.” The Fire Department credited the pilot who, with six other passengers onboard, did an “amazing job” landing the plane. A series…

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Flight secrets: Cabin crew behind the scenes reveal dirtiest plane part | Travel News | Travel

A plane brings passengers closer together than any other mode of transport. Up in the air for hours on end, everything from airspace to arm space is shared with strangers. Particularly after a long-haul flight, the chances of catching a bug up in the air are increased. According to the World Health Organisation, you’re more susceptible to getting ill as the cabin air humidity is reduced to 20 per cent down from 30 per cent. Doing more than just drying out your skin, the cabin air quality makes it easier…

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Flight attendant explains secrets behind flashing seatbelt signs on a plane | Travel News | Travel

Flight attendants are privy to a number of secrets onboard a plane that many passengers may not be aware of. Where the best seat is, how to get the best service; they can make a flight much easier and enjoyable by learning the tricks of the trade. A former Virgin Atlantic flight attendant revealed how the seatbelt sign can reveal a number of things to passengers from the pilot during the plane journey. There are three different signals which mean different things. Laura Hutcheson, who used to work on Virgin…

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Cheap flights: Never miss a plane tickets sale ever again with this trick | Travel News | Travel

Cheap flights are hard to find, but discounted travel is available to all, if you know where and when to look. There is one specific time of the week that is best to find the sales, according to one expert. If you are looking to buy flights, 3pm on a Tuesday is the time to do it. This is because these by this time most big airlines will have adjusted their prices to compete with new offers from budget airlines. Rick Seany from FareCompare.com told ABC News: “Usually, when an…

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Plane seats can cost double the price of a flight ticket | Travel News | Travel

Booking a plane seat can make a flight much easier when travelling with family. Whilst airlines often let passengers book tickets without choosing a seat, what can then happen is that that groups could be split up and even be at the back or in the middle seat. However, as flight prices decrease, airlines are forced to try and make a profit from additional costs. But could buying a seat cost more than the ticket of a flight itself? Research by travel search engine Kayak.co.uk found that the seat sometimes…

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