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CNN —Dozens of passengers who boarded a Qatar Airways plane in Athens, Greece on Monday expected to be on their way to their destination – Doha, Qatar – relatively quickly. Instead, they found themselves trapped inside a grounded plane for more than three hours, according to passenger Garth Collins, who posted about his experience on Instagram. In a video posted by Collins, passengers can be seen standing up from their seats and in the aisles of the plane, fanning themselves and fellow passengers with paper. Zeiher told 7News that she received “zero information” from Qatar Airways, so she decided to rebook her onward flight to Australia through Emirates. According to flight tracking website Flightradar24, flight QR204 was supposed to leave Athens International Airport at 1:55 p.m. local time.
Persons: Garth Collins, Collins, Michael Mosley, Jennie Zeiher, Joe, Zeiher, , ” Zeiher, , 7News, QR204 Organizations: CNN, Qatar Airways, , Athens International Airport, 7News, Doha’s Hamad International Airport, Athens International Locations: Athens, Greece, – Doha, Qatar, British, Symi, ATH, Doha, Melbourne, Australia, Emirates, DOH
A British Airways flight lasted nine hours but ended up back where it started after a technical issue. The Boeing 787 reached Newfoundland before turning back across the Atlantic to London Heathrow. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . AdvertisementDozens of British Airways passengers endured a nine-hour "flight to nowhere" after crossing the Atlantic twice. This story is available exclusively to Business Insider subscribers.
Persons: , Dreamliner Organizations: British Airways, Boeing, London Heathrow, Service, British, Atlantic, Monday's, Business Locations: Newfoundland, London, Houston, Flightradar24
Hong Kong CNN —Singapore Airlines has offered compensation to passengers hurt last month during a flight that encountered severe turbulence, which resulted in dozens of injuries and one death. Passengers who sustained minor injuries have each been offered $10,000 in compensation, while those who suffered more serious injuries have been invited to discuss an offer, the carrier said Tuesday in a Facebook post. “This will be part of the final compensation that these passengers will receive.”In addition, all passengers on the May 20 flight SQ321 from London to Singapore will be refunded the cost of their tickets, it added. Singapore-based broadcaster Channel News Asia reported last week that around 10 passengers remained in a Thai hospital more than two weeks after the flight. Flight SQ321 likely encountered rapidly developing thunderstorms over southern Myanmar during the time that extreme turbulence was reported, according to analysis by CNN Weather.
Persons: Geoff Kitchen, Kerry Jordan, SQ321 Organizations: Hong Kong CNN — Singapore Airlines, , Boeing, Channel News Asia, Advertiser, Australian, CNN Weather Locations: Hong Kong, London, Singapore, Bangkok, Myanmar
A Virgin Australia flight turned around after a man ran naked through the cabin. The flight from Perth to Melbourne was already delayed over an hour before taking off. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . AdvertisementA Virgin Australia flight had to turn around after a man is said to have run naked through the cabin, The Guardian reported. Monday's flight from Perth to Melbourne was already more than an hour late taking off, according to data from Flightradar24.
Persons: Organizations: Virgin Australia, Australian Federal Police, Service, Guardian, Boeing, Business Locations: Perth, Melbourne, Flightradar24
A passenger flying from London to Singapore has died after severe turbulence on board. The incident took place on Singapore Airlines flight SQ321, which left the UK Monday night. AdvertisementA Singapore Airlines passenger has died after a flight encountered severe turbulence, the carrier announced Tuesday. Flight SQ321 from London Heathrow to Singapore took off on Monday night local time, but the Boeing 777 diverted to Bangkok 11 hours into the journey, per Flightradar24. "Singapore Airlines offers its deepest condolences to the family of the deceased."
Persons: Organizations: Singapore Airlines, Service, Boeing, Business Locations: London, Singapore, London Heathrow, Bangkok
One person died aboard a Singapore Airlines flight which encountered severe turbulence and diverted to Bangkok, the airline said Tuesday. The flight had left London for Singapore. "Singapore Airlines flight #SQ321, operating from London (Heathrow) to Singapore on 20 May 2024, encountered severe turbulence en-route. The aircraft diverted to Bangkok and landed at 1545hrs local time on 21 May 2024," it added. The Aviation Safety Network has recorded seven incidents for Singapore Airlines, last logging fatalities for one of the company's flights in October 2000, when 83 people were said to have died.
Organizations: Singapore Airlines, Suvarnabhumi, Boeing, Facebook, Aviation Safety Network Locations: Bangkok, London, Singapore
A United Airlines flight was 500 miles over the Atlantic Ocean when it turned around. A passenger's laptop became stuck in their business class seat, Paddle Your Own Kanoo reported. The 157 passengers had to stay overnight in Ireland because the flight crew timed out. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . AdvertisementA transatlantic United Airlines flight had to turn around after a business class passenger's laptop got stuck in their seat, travel news site Paddle Your Own Kanoo reported.
Persons: Organizations: United Airlines, Service, Boeing, Business Locations: Ireland, Zurich, Chicago, Shannon
The world's second-richest person owns three private jets, according to public records seen by Business Insider and data from JetSpy. AdvertisementThe cabin of a Gulfstream G650ER. The light business jet with 10 seats was manufactured in 2020 and usually costs about $9 million. How Bezos' jets are kept privateProving Bezos' ownership of the jets isn't simple. A Gulfstream G650ER.
Persons: , Jeff Bezos, — Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Taylor Rains, Bezos, Robert Smith, Poplar, Paul Dauber, Taylor Swift, FlightAware, It's, Jack Sweeney Organizations: Service, Business, Gulfstream, Miami, Seattle, Federal Aviation Administration, TVPX Aircraft Solutions, Getty, FAA, Bezos, Dassault Falcon, Poplar Glen, Boeing Field, BI, Puget Sound Business, Costco, Royce, Forbes Locations: JetSpy, Miami, Cape Town, Dubai, Beijing, Australia, Asia, Bezos, Poplar Glen, Washington, Poplar Glen's, Seattle
An Air France plane diverted after a burning smell was detected in the cabin. The airline had to cancel a different flight to reroute a Boeing 777 to rescue the passengers. AdvertisementAir France has been working to get passengers back on track after their plane made an emergency landing in the deep north of Canada on Tuesday. The Boeing 777 was scheduled to fly from Montreal to Paris, but that flight was canceled. Nearly 11 hours after the passengers had landed in Iqaluit, the 777 departed for New York.
Persons: Organizations: Boeing, Service, CBC, New York, Seattle, Delta Air Locations: Air France, Canadian, Nunavut, reroute, France, Canada, Paris, Seattle, Iqaluit, Canada's Nunavut, Frobisher Bay, Montreal, New, New York
Police escorted two disruptive passengers off an easyJet flight amid cheers and applause. The celebrations highlight how unruly passengers have been more common since the pandemic. NEW LOOK Sign up to get the inside scoop on today’s biggest stories in markets, tech, and business — delivered daily. AdvertisementPassengers on an EasyJet flight cheered, clapped, and chanted as police escorted two disruptive fellow fliers off the plane. The flight landed in Egypt after midnight, more than two hours after it was scheduled.
Persons: , clapped, Airbus A320neo, easyJet Organizations: Service, Scottish, Daily, Airbus, Business, Federal Aviation Administration Locations: Glasgow, Hurghada, Egypt, Heraklion, Crete, British
A Delta flight from NYC to LA had to turn back after its emergency exit slide detached. AdvertisementA Boeing plane was forced to make an emergency landing on Friday after an emergency slide fell off the aircraft. The Delta spokesperson said the airline was "fully supporting retrieval efforts and will fully cooperate in investigations." In a second statement, Delta said that the incident set off an emergency alarm. AdvertisementDelta Airlines 767-332ER makes emergency return to John F. Kennedy International Airport after losing its right-hand side emergency slide.
Persons: , Delta, John F, Flexport, Max Organizations: Boeing, Service, Delta Air Lines, New York's JFK, Delta, Kennedy, Airport, Breaking Aviation, JFK, Business, Federal Aviation Administration, Air Lines, Kennedy International, FAA, Alaska Airlines Locations: NYC, LA, JFK, New York's, New York, Portland , Oregon
Read previewAn already delayed British Airways plane that took off from Singapore landed back at the same airport five hours later after a technical fault forced it to turn back. British Airways Flight 12 circled Singapore for around four hours before landing back where it started. Advertisement"Planes are designed to land below certain weights," Business Insider previously reported. Advertisement"We currently do not have a revised departure time for your flight," British Airways said in an email to passengers at about 9:15 a.m. local time. However, that flight had to be canceled, as British Airways did not have any other aircraft available.
Persons: Organizations: Service, British Airways, London Heathrow, Business, Airbus, Flightradar24 Aircraft, Passengers, Singapore Changi Airport, Heathrow Locations: British, Singapore, Singapore Changi, London, Malaysia, Heathrow, Los Angeles
El Al plane is seen at the Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv on December 31, 2022. (Photo by Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images)Airspace closures through the Middle East grounded and diverted flights on Saturday as Iran launched drones toward Israel. United Airlines , which resumed service to Tel Aviv early last month after suspending Israel flights after the Hamas attacks in October, called off its Newark to Tel Aviv flight on Saturday after Israel closed its airspace. American Airlines has not resumed Israel service. Flight-tracking site Flightradar24 said multiple flights bound for Tel Aviv and Amman had diverted on Saturday.
Persons: Jakub Porzycki, Delta, Flightradar24 Organizations: El, Ben Gurion International, Getty, United Airlines, Israel, American Airlines, Washington Dulles International Locations: Tel Aviv, Iran, Israel, United, Newark, Jordan, Iraq, Jordanian, Amman
Global airlines are governed by nine "freedoms of the air," drafted 80 years ago in 1944. The fifth freedom can give airlines a competitive edge and help capitalize on demand. "Five Freedom Agreements"Qantas flies a Boeing 787 on its fifth freedom route between Sydney and New York. Seventh FreedomThe seventh freedom is similar to the fifth freedom but takes out the limitation of where the route must start or end. Ninth FreedomAdvertisementThis cabotage freedom allows an airline of one nation to fly between two points in a separate single country.
Persons: , Vytautas Kielaitis, Taylor Rains, Toshi, Nicolas Economou Organizations: Service, International Civil Aviation Organization, United Nations, Chicago Convention, ICAO, Chicago, European Union, Singapore Airlines, Airbus, Qantas, Google Flights, United Airlines, FAA, Emirates, Latam Airlines, Atlantic . Emirates, luxe, Forbes, Air Senegal, Boeing, Ryanair, Getty, Nice Locations: New York, Singapore, Frankfurt, Germany, Emirates, JFK, Milan, Newark, Athens, Dubai, Australian, Sydney, Auckland , New Zealand, Cebu, Philippines, Tokyo, , Mexico City, Barcelona, Santiago, Chile, Auckland, Amsterdam, Buenos Aires, Los Angeles, Australia, Dakar, Baltimore, Ireland, Rome, Vilnius, Lithuania, Paris
Éric Béteille said his AirTag has been stuck in the cargo space of an Alaska Airlines plane. In a Facebook post, Éric Béteille said his AirTag fell out of his luggage tag on an Alaska Airlines flight last July — and is now stuck in the plane's cargo space. One of Éric Béteille's Facebook posts. FacebookBéteille — whose LinkedIn profile says he is a principal content designer at Meta — has racked up over 20,000 likes across his two Facebook posts about the lost AirTag. AdvertisementBéteille's AirTag won't be going transatlantic, especially given that Alaska Airlines only flies to North America, but it's still an interesting insight into the carrier's operations — and the frequency of one jet's flights.
Persons: Éric Béteille, he's, , Jackson, Béteille, Meta —, it's Organizations: Alaska Airlines, Embraer, Service, Facebook, Meta, American Airlines Locations: Canada, Austin, Vancouver, Missoula , Montana, , Wyoming, Tucson , Arizona, North America
It had a magnitude of 4.8 and an epicenter 30 miles west of Newark, New Jersey, per the USGS. AdvertisementA rare earthquake outside New York City rattled the tristate area on Friday morning. New York City experienced an earthquake on Friday. While earthquakes in New York City are rare, North America is home to some of the world's biggest. In 2011, a 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit Virginia, marking the last major rattler to hit the East Coast.
Persons: , Paul Earle, Talia Lakritz, Earle, Jessica Jobe, Phil Murphy, Kathy Hochul, John F, Flightradar24, Eric Adams Organizations: Service, New York City, United States Geological Survey, Gov, New York Police Department, New, New York City Fire Department, Business, Newark Liberty International, Kennedy, Federal Aviation Administration Locations: Philadelphia, Boston, Newark , New Jersey, New York, New Jersey, East, Norfolk , Virginia, Maine, New York City, Newark, Holland, North America, Virginia, Toronto
A passenger on a flight from Newark to Zurich tried to enter the cockpit. One of the flight attendants was injured by the unruly passenger, Blick reported. AdvertisementA Swiss International Air Lines plane had to turn back to Newark after a passenger reportedly injured a flight attendant while trying to enter the cockpit. An airline spokesperson told Business Insider the flight "had to turn back to Newark due to an unruly passenger" who "behaved abusively towards the crew." In an email to BI, a Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesperson said the plane turned around due to an unruly passenger.
Persons: , Blick Organizations: Airbus, Service, International Air Lines, International Airlines, Port Authority of New Locations: Newark, Zurich, Swiss, Switzerland, Port Authority of New York, New Jersey
A transatlantic United Airlines flight was diverted around an hour into its journey on Sunday. An airline spokesperson told BI the Boeing 787 had a crack in its windshield. AdvertisementA United Airlines plane heading from Denver to London was diverted on Sunday due to a crack in its windshield. A spokesperson for United told Business Insider that the plane "landed safely in Chicago to address a crack in one layer of its multilayer windshield." This story is available exclusively to Business Insider subscribers.
Persons: Organizations: United Airlines, Boeing, Service, Airlines, Chicago O'Hare, United, Business Locations: Denver, London, Chicago
A United Airlines flight turned around after a bathroom malfunction. NEW LOOK Sign up to get the inside scoop on today’s biggest stories in markets, tech, and business — delivered daily. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . AdvertisementA transatlantic United Airlines flight was forced to turn around on Friday after one of its toilets malfunctioned and began leaking into the cabin, the German outlet RTL first reported. This story is available exclusively to Business Insider subscribers.
Persons: Organizations: United Airlines, Passengers, FAA, Service, RTL, Boeing, Business Locations: German, Frankfurt, Germany, San Francisco
Seven people were taken to hospital following a United Airlines flight on Friday. The flight from Tel Aviv to Newark experienced "severe turbulence." It was forced to land at New York Stewart International Airport due to a "passenger medical emergency." AdvertisementSeven people were taken to hospital after a United Airlines flight bound for Newark experienced "severe turbulence" on Friday, officials said. Business Insider has contacted United Airlines and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for comment.
Persons: , United, Michael Bigg, Bigg, Max, Scott Kirby, Kirby Organizations: United Airlines, New York Stewart, Service, Newark, New York Stewart International, Federal Aviation Administration, CNN, Windsor Emergency Medical Service, New, New York International Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, NBC News, FAA, CBS, Airlines, Alaska Airlines Locations: Tel Aviv, Newark, New, Windsor, New York, United, Israel, Gaza, San Francisco, Paris, Denver
Read previewChinese authorities say they've yet to identify the cause of a Boeing 737 crash that killed 132 people two years ago, reporting that investigators found nothing abnormal occurring before the fatal incident. The report, published Wednesday by the Civil Aviation Administration of China, covers the government probe into the crash of flight MU5735, which was operated by China Eastern Airlines. AdvertisementBloomberg reported shortly after the crash, citing flight tracker data, that the plane hit the ground while traveling near the speed of sound. A rescuer ties a safety rope to a tree at the plane crash site in Tengxian County, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, March 26, 2022. When asked to comment on the report, a Boeing spokesperson referred BI to the Civil Aviation Administration of China.
Persons: , MU5735, Lu Boan Organizations: Service, Boeing, Civil Aviation Administration, China Eastern Airlines, Business, Staff, Street, Bloomberg, Getty Images, Civil Aviation Administration of China Locations: China, Guangxi Zhuang, Teng County, Tengxian County, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Xinhua, Kunming, Guangzhou, Weibo
Read previewVistaJet, arguably the most famous private jet charter company, is launching a new wellness program. Business Insider attended a media event and toured its largest airplane, learning how VistaJet helps wealthy passengers fly in luxury. This story is available exclusively to Business Insider subscribers. During The Eras Tour, Swift also seemingly flew on one of VistaJet's Global 7500s — the model on display at the media event. The Global 7500 is the largest purpose-built business jet on the market.
Persons: , VistaJet, Charles Leclerc, Taylor Swift, Swift, Flightradar24 Organizations: Service, Business, Formula, Ferrari, VistaJet, Super, Bombardier Locations: Tokyo, California
Witnesses told a local radio station the woman spat at others and hit a man's glasses off his face. AdvertisementA flight to tourist hot spot Bali had to make an emergency landing after a disruptive passenger shouted at other customers and banged on the cockpit door. AdvertisementThe outlet also reported that she was banging on the cockpit door and said she believed somebody had stolen her phone. Related storiesIn a video obtained by 9News Sydney, the passenger swears at other customers before being restrained by another flyer. A Jetstar flight from Melbourne to Bali has had to turn back mid-flight due to an unruly passenger.
Persons: , 9News Sydney, Emma, 3AW Organizations: Service, Jetstar, Boeing, Australian Locations: Melbourne, Bali, Indonesia
A Monday flight from Melbourne to Bali, Indonesia turned back after two hours. Witnesses told a local radio station the woman spat at others and hit a man's glasses off his face. AdvertisementA flight to tourist hot spot Bali had to make an emergency landing after a disruptive passenger shouted at other customers and banged on the cockpit door. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner with over 300 passengers on board landed back in Melbourne four hours after taking off. This story is available exclusively to Business Insider subscribers.
Persons: Organizations: Service, Jetstar, Boeing, Business Locations: Melbourne, Bali, Indonesia
A Boeing plane lost an external panel mid-flight before landing safely in Oregon. United Airlines and the FAA said they would be investigating how this happened. AdvertisementA Boeing plane lost an external panel mid-flight before landing safely in Oregon, in the latest embarrassment for the airline manufacturer. "After the aircraft was parked at the gate, it was discovered to be missing an external panel," the statement said. AdvertisementThe Federal Aviation Administration said it is investigating how the plane lost the panel.
Persons: , We'll, Amber Judd, United —, Max, Dave Calhoun Organizations: Boeing, United Airlines, FAA, Service, Business, Rogue, Medford, Valley Times, ABC, Aviation Administration, Max, Alaska Airlines Locations: Oregon, San Francisco, Alaska, United, Houston
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