A RETIRED pilot has amazingly claimed missing flight MH370 was flown towards a secret runway following a terrifying mid-air hijack - by one of the crew. Former United Airlines employee Randy Ryan's new and unproven theory comes after he analysed the doomed jet's bizarre final journey. He told the Daily Star Online he believes the packed passenger plane was flown to a "pre-planned" location on land or was dumped into the ocean. And he has fingered pilot Zaharie Ahmad Shah as the prime suspect. He said: "This plane took off and it did the the initial route up to a point. But something took place in that cockpit, somebody had to programme that initial left turn. "It's a complex airplane so whoever did it, I assume of the two male pilots, he had to know what he was doing. "In order to get away with that, the other pilot would either have to have been complicit or incapacitated." The former US Air Force pilot also claimed there’s "zero possibility" the plane's disappearance could be … [Read more...] about Ex-Boeing pilot claims missing flight MH370 flown towards ‘secret runway’ after mid-air hijack
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World International Affairs Russian military exercises in the eastern Mediterranean Sea were likely to disrupt Israeli flights just as three important Jewish holidays were approaching. The Israeli Airport Authority said Tuesday that air traffic over Cyprus would need to be redirected elsewhere, a change likely to cause major delays just as scores of Jewish pilgrims were planning to celebrate Rosh Hashana next week at the gravesite of influential Jewish scholar Nachman of Breslov, who died in 1810 and is buried in the Ukrainian city of Uman, according to the Times of Israel. On Wednesday, some 90,000 passengers were set to take an estimated 588 flights at Ben Gurion International Airport and on Thursday the number climbs to 107,000 people on 650 flights. In addition to the Jewish new year of Rosh Hashana, this month also contains the faith's holiest day of Yom Kippur, which will begin on September 18, and the Feast of Tabernacles on September 23. Collectively, the … [Read more...] about Russia War Games Near Syria Make Israel Delay Flights During Jewish Holy Season
Opinion If your flight is delayed, you may be entitled to compensation. James Walker explains when you can claim. Archant There are lots of situations in life that we dread. Making small talk with strangers is enough to push many people over the edge. The thought of being stuck in a lift with James Blunt playing over the tannoy on repeat chills me to the bone. But one situation that makes us all despair is being stuck in an airport when your flight is delayed. The only silver lining on that particular cloud is the fact that you may be able to claim compensation if your flight is delayed over three hours. Not only that, but you can go back to claim for delays up to six years ago – so check your email inboxes for those old confirmation details. In a turn-up for the books, the European Courts of Justice (ECJ) has ruled on a court case that means you can now claim if you’re delayed over three hours as a result of a connection delay outside of the EU too. Typically, there … [Read more...] about James Walker of Resolver.co.uk: This new ruling means you are entitled to more likely to get compensation after delayed flight
Jun 22, 8:13 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By Vaishnavi Vaidyanathan 06/22/18 AT 7:10 AM A video of a middle-aged man asking for money from his co-passengers on a flight from Qatar’s Hamad International Airport to Shiraz International Airport, Iran, has gone viral on social media.In the video, the shabbily dressed man can be seen asking for help from co-passengers while the Qatar Airways flight attendants try to stop him. A female crew member called a male flight attendant to her help after she was unable to stop him, but to no avail.The video that garnered more than 25,000 views also shows a passenger giving him some money, as he stood in the aisle of the plane and delayed take-off for more than a minute. The bizarre incident was definitely one of the firsts. It was earlier reported the incident took place at the Karachi airport; however, Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority clarified it … [Read more...] about Qatar Airline Passenger Begs Co-Fliers For Money, Delaying Flight
London Luton is the worst UK airport for flight punctuality with departures from the Bedfordshire hub leaving on average 19.7 minutes late, new data has revealed. London Gatwick was second worst with an average 18.9 minute delays, followed by Jersey on 18.7 mins and Durham Tees Valley on 18.6 mins.In contrast, London Heathrow, the UK's busiest airport, was found to have the best performance, with aircraft typically taking off 11 mins late.Leeds Bradford and Belfast both had the second best record on 11.3 mins, followed by London City on 11.6 mins.Passengers leaving the UK face an average delay of 15 mins at all major UK airports.The data from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) analysed by the Press Association takes into account every scheduled and charter flight from 25 of the UK's airports in 2017. Cancelled flights are not included.Responding to the rankings, a Luton spokeswoman said: "We regret any delay our passengers experience."She added that punctuality was influenced by "many … [Read more...] about Which UK airport has the delays for departing flights?