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Cuba January 2019

Cuba. Day 1. Monday 21 January 2019Another adventure awaits. A drive down to Gatwick yesterday to stay overnight at the Airport Inn with inclusive parking. A bargain at 200 with BB for four of us. Nice to meet up with so many familiar faces but sadly
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Drone sightings halt flights at New York's second-biggest airport

Pair of drones spotted near Newark airport, pausing arrivals weeks after a similar incident at London’s Gatwick airportReports of two drone sightings temporarily halted arrivals at the second largest airport in the New York metropolitan area on Tuesday, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said.The drones were reported by flights preparing to land at Newark Liberty international airport in northern New Jersey, the spokesman said. The drones were seen flying at approximately 3,500 feet ove...
Tags: New York, London, US news, New Jersey, Gatwick, Newark, Federal Aviation Administration, Newark Liberty, Teterboro, Drones (non-military

EasyJet says drone chaos was 'wake-up call' for airports

Airline says flight cancellations customers payments following Gatwick drone disruption cost it £15m.
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Gatwick drone disruption cost easyJet nearly $20 mln

EasyJet lost 15 million pounds ($19 million) during 36 hours of travel chaos sparked by drones flying into London's Gatwick Airport in December, the budget airline said on Tuesday, adding it should serve as a "wake-up call" to airports.
Tags: London, Money, businessNews, Gatwick, Easyjet, Gatwick Airport

Gatwick drone disruption cost over £50m

easyJet figures reveal airport shutdown hit 82,000 passengers, for whom it paid an average of £122 in welfare costs [Author: Simon Calder]
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Gatwick drone disruption cost easyJet nearly $20 million

EasyJet lost 15 million pounds ($19.3 million) in the 36 hours of travel chaos sparked by drones flying into London's Gatwick Airport in December, the budget airline said on Tuesday.
Tags: London, Money, businessNews, Gatwick, Easyjet, Gatwick Airport

Drone disruption at Gatwick hits easyJet operations and costs

British budget airline easyJet said on Tuesday that drone disruption at London's Gatwick airport in December had cost it millions of pounds in lost operating revenue and additional costs.
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EasyJet takes £15m hit from Gatwick drone chaos

The drone sightings at Gatwick airport led to flight cancellations and payments to customers.
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Virgin Atlantic and Others Buy Flybe, Delay Its Demise

I don’t know what it is about regional airline acquisitions being so complicated, but we have a new champion. Flybe is a large regional airline based in the United Kingdom, and it has been looking for a good strategy for years. It now thinks it has found one… as Virgin Atlantic. Virgin is teaming up with another regional airline and a hedge fund to save Flybe from the grave. Will it work? It’s an uphill battle. Technically, it’s Connect Airways that will be buying Flybe, but Connect Airw...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, London, Aer Lingus, Flybe, Aberdeen, Ireland, United Kingdom, Paris, Amsterdam, Manchester, Heathrow, Gatwick, Virgin, Richard Branson

I tried Uber’s luxurious London competitor Wheely, and it made me think it's possible for money to buy happiness

Luxurious Russian chauffeur app Wheely launched into London last year. CEO Anton Chirkunov said that the company is trying to attract drivers in the capital away from Uber. I tried Wheely on two occasions — once from my flat to Gatwick Airport (£75, or $97), and once to Heathrow (£70, or $90). It was more like having a personal driver than being in a taxi. I've lived in London for more than five years, and getting around is officially becoming exhausting. Over the last few years I've become r...
Tags: Uber, UK, London, Trends, Paris, Heathrow, Gatwick, Moscow, Gatwick Airport, South East London, Addison Lee, LONDON MOSCOW, Anton Chirkunov, Financial Times Read, Chirkunov

Man to appear in court for flying drone near Heathrow airport

George Rusu alleged to have used drone on field near runway on Christmas EveA 38-year-old man has been charged with flying a drone near Heathrow airport days after a scare at Gatwick grounded more than 1,000 flights.George Rusu allegedly used a drone on a field near the runway at Heathrow, Britain’s busiest airport, on Christmas Eve. The alleged incident happened just three days after Gatwick fully reopened on 21 December following three days of chaos affecting some 140,000 passengers. Continue ...
Tags: London, UK News, Heathrow, Gatwick, Heathrow Britain, George Rusu

Gatwick drone chaos was 'foreseeable' experts says

A drone expert says the chaos at Gatwick was "going to happen" but the airport says it was "unprecedented".
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Miami Beach Starts Using Blimps After Florida Drone Ban Comes Into Effect

Drones get a bad rap, that’s for sure, but they offer a lot of advantages in certain areas. One of those is helping police and emergency personnel. Image via Pixabay from But a recent law in Florida banning the use of drones in monitoring private citizens has caused the police department there to get a little creative. In fact, they’re bringing back an old – but classic – technology to help them get around the Freedom from Unwanted Surveillance Act, passed in 2015. FStoppers descri...
Tags: Photography, Florida, UK, News, Gatwick, Miami, Jimmy Morales, Miami Beach, Pixabay, Pexels

Gatwick drone chaos cuts expected airport growth for 2018 by 25%

Exclusive: the closure of the runway put a huge dent in passenger numbers [Author: Simon Calder]
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Weekly Roundup, Friday 11 January 2019

Bet you don’t know what this is, where it is, and what it does (did)? See final item. Good morning It has been an exciting week, with our “next generation” daily news curation service taking shape behind the scenes.  Part of this is a new and more active Twitter feed. If you’re on Twitter, please do follow our new Twitter account, @TheTvlInsider.  If you were following our earlier Twitter account, feel free to unfollow that one, and please now follow our new @TheTvlInsider account. The new Twit...
Tags: Travel, Twitter, UK, Science, London, Trains, Disney, Siri, Tech, Aer Lingus, Karen, David, Atlantic, Britain, Heathrow, Gatwick

Gatwick drones: December sightings were in critical areas

Drones were seen in, or close to, Gatwick's takeoff and landing zones in December, the BBC has learned.
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Family left stranded in Fuerteventura on new year holiday after blunder by travel agent

Family finish their Canaries holiday – then discover there's no way back to Gatwick [Author: Simon Calder]
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BBC's Martin Bell undergoes surgery after tripping over suitcases at Gatwick

'Man in white suit' was returning home after a cruise to promote his latest book
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Traveller arrives at Gatwick airport for flight to discover online travel agent failed to book tickets

'Our customers' experience and satisfaction are paramount to us and we take customer feedback extremely seriously,' said eDreams [Author: Helen Coffey]
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Britain says airports need to do more to tackle drone menace

Airport operators need do more to counter the illegal use of drones after flights were disrupted at Heathrow and Gatwick, Prime Minister Theresa May's de-facto deputy said on Wednesday. Cabinet Office Minister David Lidington said the government would consider toughening laws that ban the use of drones near airports but that operators could also invest more in protection systems. Departures from Heathrow, Europe's busiest airport, were halted for an hour on Tuesday evening after a drone was si...
Tags: London, News, Britain, Theresa May, Heathrow, Gatwick, David Lidington, Heathrow Europe

Heathrow drone: police investigating whether it is linked to Gatwick chaos

Government commits to review laws on use of drones around airports after Tuesday sighting caused one-hour haltPolice hunting those behind a drone flight at Heathrow are investigating whether it was carried out by the same person or group that caused chaos at Gatwick in the run-up to Christmas or if was a copycat crime.The sighting of the drone just after 5pm on Tuesday caused Heathrow managers to order an emergency one-hour halt of flights taking off. Continue reading...
Tags: UK News, Air transport, Heathrow, Gatwick, Transport, Heathrow Airport, Gatwick Airport, Drones (non-military

Gatwick All Over Again: Alleged Drone Flying Around Heathrow Airport in the UK

In a repeat of the holiday scare that paralyzed air traffic at Gatwick, Heathrow airport outside of London was similarly brought to standstill by sightings of an alleged drone in the area of the airport. Image via George Desipris from Heathrow posted to its Twitter account the following message: “We are responding to a drone sighting at Heathrow and are working closely with the Met Police to prevent any threat to operational safety. As a precautionary measure, we have stopped depar...
Tags: Photography, UK, London, News, United Kingdom, Heathrow, Gatwick, Transport, Chris Grayling, Heathrow Airport, Grayling, Pexels, Gatwick Heathrow, UK Transport, George Desipris, FStoppers Scotland Yard

Police investigate after drone sighting at Heathrow airport disrupts flights

Armed forces called in as departures grounded for an hour at London hubPolice have opened an investigation after Heathrow airport was forced to ground departures because of a drone sighting – less than three weeks after a series of similar reports at Gatwick affected about 1,000 flights.The armed forces were called in to protect the UK’s busiest airport as Scotland Yard said on Tuesday evening its officers were among those who had seen the device in the air. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, London, UK News, Air transport, Heathrow, Gatwick, Transport, Scotland Yard, Heathrow Airport, Drones (non-military

Heathrow airport shut down due to drone sightings

Only three weeks ago, drone sightings grounded 100,000 passengers on 760 flights on Gatwick airport. And now somebody flew a drone near Heathrow, another major airport in London. Because of this, all departures were temporarily stopped for “precautionary measures.” BBC reports that the Metropolitan Police received reports of a drone sighting near Heathrow at about […] The post Heathrow airport shut down due to drone sightings appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, UK, England, London, News, Airports, Bbc, Drone, Drones, Heathrow, Gatwick, Airport, Metropolitan Police

London's Heathrow halts departures due to drone report

LONDON (AP) — London's Heathrow Airport suspended flight departures as a precaution Tuesday after a reported drone sighting that came just three weeks after a rash of drone sightings shut London's Gatwick Airport.The suspension... [Author: [email protected]]
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Departures Halted at Heathrow Airport in London After Drone Sighting [Updated]

Departures at Heathrow airport in London, the busiest airport in Britain, were stopped over reports of a drone flying nearby, in a bizarre case that echoes disturbances at London’s Gatwick airport last month.Read more...
Tags: Science, London, Britain, Drones, Heathrow, Gatwick, Heathrow Airport, Gatwick Airport, Our Garbage Drones

Drone Sighting at Heathrow Airport Halts Departures

The decision to restrict traffic at the busiest airport in Europe came not long after nearby Gatwick was closed for parts of three days because of drone sightings.
Tags: Europe, England, News, Airports, Heathrow, Gatwick, Great Britain, London (England, Heathrow Airport (London, Gatwick Airport (London

Heathrow airport 'drone sighting' leads to brief runway closure

Airport reopens after all flights suspended for over an hour as precautionary measureThe UK’s busiest airport, Heathrow, has been forced to ground departures for more than an hour because of a reported drone sighting – less than three weeks after a series of similar reports at Gatwick grounded about 1,000 flights.A Heathrow spokeswoman said the runway closure was undertaken as a precautionary measure shortly after 5pm, as staff at the airport worked with the Metropolitan police to investigate th...
Tags: UK, UK News, Air transport, Heathrow, Gatwick, Transport, Heathrow Airport, Drones (non-military

London Heathrow airport departures halted after drone sighting

First Gatwick, now Heathrow. Departures at London’s Heathrow airport were stopped for some time on Tuesday after a drone sighting was reported to authorities. Metropolitan Police reported a drone sighting near Heathrow at roughly 17:05 GMT. "As a precautionary measure, Heathrow Airport has stopped departures and officers based at Heathrow are currently investigating the reports with colleagues from Heathrow Airport," they said. A Heathrow spokeswoman says the airport worked with police to "pr...
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