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    Heathrow Airports adds USD12 departure fee per passenger

    The post Heathrow Airports adds USD12 departure fee per passenger appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The pandemic seems no to spare anyone not even busy and rich airports. London Heathrow airport announced yesterday will charge passengers an extra GBP 8.90 (USD 12.37) a flight to keep check-in desks, baggage system and lights going after losing GBP 1.5billion in nine months due to Covid. These costs are normally covered by annual fees agreed with airlines, but passenger numbers have plummeted over the last year, culminating in the airport losing its status as Europe’s busiest last September. In July and September, flights were down by more than 84%…

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    Air India cancels pilot leaves as passenger demand soars

    The post Air India cancels pilot leaves as passenger demand soars appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The country’s national carrier, Air India, has issued an order for its pilots stating that all their leaves stand to be cancelled with immediate effect. “All leaves for cockpit crew stands withdrawn with immediate effect. However, leave may be granted in extreme cases depending on the urgency on a case-to-case basis,” read an internal mail to all pilots. Officials of Air India indicated that many pilots were on leave during the COVID-19 pandemic and the services were not utilised fully. “With situation gradually improving in the aviation sector after the…

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    Passenger boards wrong flight and takes 3000km detour

    The post Passenger boards wrong flight and takes 3000km detour appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. When Gemma Cargin boarded the EasyJet plane in Manchester, UK, she decided to have a quick nap. After all, it was only a short 40-minute flight to Belfast where her mother was waiting to pick her up. After awaking from her slumber, Cargin was surprised to see she was still in the air. But when she asked the flight attendant when the plane was landing in Northern Ireland, a taken-aback crew informed her she was actually on her way to Gibraltar, some 1927km in the opposite direction. The 25-year-old told the…

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    Flight attendant in the US loses two teeth in attack by passenger

    The post Flight attendant in the US loses two teeth in attack by passenger appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. US authorities have charged a 28-year-old woman with felony battery after an attack on a Southwest Airlines plane in which a flight attendant lost two teeth and suffered other injuries to her face. The incident marked an escalation in unruly behaviour by airline passengers and led the president of the flight attendants’ union to ask for more federal air marshals on planes. “Unfortunately, this is just one of many occurrences,” the union president, Lyn Montgomery, said. attendant for Southwest Airlines lost two teeth when she was attacked…