British Airways is resuming its flights to Pakistan for the first time after the 2008 bombings. The route between Islamabad and London will be serviced by three weekly Boeing 787 Dreamliner flights.
American Sriya Venkata Neti, 11, was on a Ryanair flight from Rome to Krakow when she took a sip of the airline-provided hot chocolate, recoiled from the hot drink, making the cup fall on her lap, scalding her seriously. Now, the court has settled that Ryanair has to pay her €150,000. https://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/girl-11-who-suffered-burns-16214797
In Australia, Vanessa Vlajkovic, 21-year-old deafblind journalism student, was shocked that Jetstar did not allow her to board the flight without a supporting person despite their previous assurances that she could go on the flight alone. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-05-25/deafblind-woman-vanessa-vlajkovic-unable-to-board-jetstar-flight/11149632
Last week, Amsterdam Schiphol airport was parralyzed during a transport employee strike. Many airlines had to cancel flights. However, flight disruptions due to external – non-airline personnel – strikes are unclaimable!
Can a flight delay cost your job? It can if you’re the person causing the delay… and you’re the minister of a country. Josefa González Blanco, an environment minister in Mexico, reportedly asked an executive friend in Aeroméxico to hold the flight for her, forcing a plane that was already taxiing to turn back.
Apparently more than 300 Boeing 737 planes around the world are flying with parts that have serious manufacturing deficiencies. 179 are the of the MAX version, and all of those are already grounded. However, 133 are of the older 737NG generation. You are unlikely to face flight disruption due to this grounding, but if you do, know that plane manufacturing issues are considered not worthy of compensation!