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I Watched Activists Crash an Airline Gala to Protest Deporting LGBTQ Asylum Seekers

The British activists chanted "deportation contracts make us sick" as they handed out barf bags to 200 guests, including the CEO of British Airways.
Oscar Rickett
2.4.19
tech

Multiple Airline Pilots Report Seeing UFOs Off Irish Coast

Several commercial airline pilots radioed Shannon air traffic control to report bright, fast-moving lights last Friday.
Daniel Oberhaus
11.13.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

It Took 77 Hours to Fly from Florida to London on This 'Journey from Hell'

As if we needed another reason to never fly again.
River Donaghey
11.5.18
Travel

This Guy Put on Ten Layers of Clothes When He Was Unable to Pay a Bag Fee

Designer Ryan Hawaii was turned away from two flights in Iceland after putting on all the extra clothing weighing down his luggage.
Lauren Messman
1.16.18
strike

British Airways Crew Members Are Striking Against Their Bizzarely Low Wages

Many cabin crew members are in debt and forced to work second jobs.
Ellie Mae O'Hagan
3.10.17
americas

Dramatic Video Shows Plane Ablaze on Las Vegas Runway

The British Airways plane was about to take off for London when flames and smoke engulfed the aircraft, sparking panic among the 172 passengers and crew on board.
Reuters and VICE News
9.9.15
Europe

Stowaway Survives 10-Hour Flight, as Another Body Crashes From 1,000 Feet

A body was found atop an office building in West London, while another man is in critical condition in hospital after being discovered in the undercarriage of a plane from Johannesburg.
VICE News
6.19.15
Airplane food

Scientists Say High Noise Levels Are Why Airplane Food Sucks

A new study from Cornell University has found that the loud noise conditions of an airplane cabin can enhance salty and bitter flavours, but lessen the impact of sweet ones.
Phoebe Hurst
5.14.15
Words

The Worlds Biggest DJs Are Making Mixes For Airlines Now

It's really corporate, and kind of weird, but is this a logical next step for commercial dance music?
Daniel Montesinos-Donaghy
4.23.14
Motherboard Blog

Flight 4590 Didn't Kill the Concorde, Costs Did

I have a friend who remembers flying the British Airways route to from New York to London. He recalled that it was a really noisy plane and the crew would hand out headphones circa WWII (But has this really improved?). There were four channels of music...
Daniel Stuckey
7.26.12