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United faces global backlash after dragging passenger from plane

United Airlines may lose hundreds of millions of euros as the airline faces continued backlash after dragging a passenger from an overbooked flight.

United Airlines may lose hundreds of millions of euros as the airline faces continued backlash after dragging a passenger from an overbooked flight.

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How to fly a plane during an emergency [Travel]

In most cases, there is a co-pilot to take over, and the cabin crew have a theoretic idea of how the plane works.

In most cases, there is a co-pilot to take over, and the cabin crew have a theoretic idea of how the plane works.

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Lufthansa profit forecast boosts shares

Lufthansa says it expects profits to fall only slightly in 2017 despite lower fares and a rising fuel bill. Analysts were predicting a sharp decline.

Lufthansa says it expects profits to fall only slightly in 2017 despite lower fares and a rising fuel bill. Analysts were predicting a sharp decline.

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Ground staff strike grounds nearly all Berlin airport flights

Thousands of air passengers were stranded on Friday as hundreds of flights were cancelled at Berlin’s two airports due to a strike by ground staff.

Thousands of air passengers were stranded on Friday as hundreds of flights were cancelled at Berlin’s two airports due to a strike by ground staff.

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Flight delays: the causes and solutions

Brian Flynn, Head of Performance, Forecasts and Relations Unit from EUROCONTROL, explains what causes delays, and what is done to try and combat them.

Brian Flynn, Head of Performance, Forecasts and Relations Unit from EUROCONTROL, explains what causes delays, and what is done to try and combat them.

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What does 2017 hold for the aviation industry?

Global shocks like the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the 2008 financial recession and political unrest in North Africa and the Middle East were reflected in downturns in passenger demand and profits in the

Global shocks like the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the 2008 financial recession and political unrest in North Africa and the Middle East were reflected in downturns in passenger demand and profits in the

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Istanbul shrouded in heavy fog

Officials say municipal ferry services have been affected, as well as flights at Sabiha Gokcen Airport.There was also poor visibility at Ataturk Airport but flights were not affected.

Officials say municipal ferry services have been affected, as well as flights at Sabiha Gokcen Airport.There was also poor visibility at Ataturk Airport but flights were not affected.

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Flying cheap: 7 principles of low-cost airlines

Budget airlines carried more than a billion passengers in 2016, a first that helped the industry handle higher demand.

Budget airlines carried more than a billion passengers in 2016, a first that helped the industry handle higher demand.

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British Airways owner IAG sees profits rise

International Airlines Group - owner of British Airways, Iberia and Aer Lingus - reports higher annual profits from cost-cutting and cheaper fuel.

International Airlines Group - owner of British Airways, Iberia and Aer Lingus - reports higher annual profits from cost-cutting and cheaper fuel.

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Q&A: What can the air travel industry do to reduce noise pollution?

We asked Sharon Mahony, expert in collaborative environmental management at EUROCONTROL what the air travel industry could do to reduce noise pollution and what factors influence those…

We asked Sharon Mahony, expert in collaborative environmental management at EUROCONTROL what the air travel industry could do to reduce noise pollution and what factors influence those…

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Where Eagles Dare: France trains birds to bring down drones

The French Air Force is training baby eagles to bring down remote-controlled drones that have strayed into restricted airspace.

The French Air Force is training baby eagles to bring down remote-controlled drones that have strayed into restricted airspace.

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The challenges of small drones

Mike Lissone, Eurocontrol’s unmanned aircraft expert, talks about the challenge of spreading important aeronautical information to the growing number of people flying small drones…

Mike Lissone, Eurocontrol’s unmanned aircraft expert, talks about the challenge of spreading important aeronautical information to the growing number of people flying small drones…

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Iran's FM Zarif blasts Trump's travel ban

Iran’s foreign minister Javad Zarif has blasted Donald Trump’s travel ban on nationals from seven majority Muslim countries.

Iran’s foreign minister Javad Zarif has blasted Donald Trump’s travel ban on nationals from seven majority Muslim countries.