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Here Are the World's Best Airlines
Here Are the World's
Best Airlines

Here Are the World's Best Airlines

Qatar Airways takes the top spot

(Newser) - It's been a "less than regular" year for aviation, per CNN Travel , but there's definitely been more travel this year than last. For its annual airlines ranking, Skytrax did something a little different: Its customer survey, which asked about the performance and quality of more than 350...

13 Australian Women Allegedly Strip-Searched After Qatar Airways Flight

Australian government has launched investigation, is demanding answers

(Newser) - Thirteen Australians were allegedly among a group of women removed from a Qatar Airways flight and strip-searched on Oct. 2, the Australian government says. The flight, en route from Doha to Sydney, was delayed four hours after an abandoned newborn was found inside the airport. Australian authorities say all the...

Travelers Rate the Best Airlines. There's a Returning Champ

Congrats again to Singapore Airlines

(Newser) - The champ reigns again in TripAdvisor's third annual list of the world's top 10 airlines, as decided by travelers. Singapore Airlines—one of four Asian carriers to make the 2019 list , which is actually chosen by an algorithm based on the quality and quantity of 2018 flier reviews—...

Traveling in 2019? These Airlines Are the Safest Bet

AirlineRatings.com reveals its top safety picks of 405 airlines

(Newser) - The world's safest airline for 2019 is also the industry's most experienced, according to AirlineRatings.com . The website, which monitors the safety records of 405 airlines worldwide, considered industry and government audits; crash and incident reports; profitability; safety initiatives; and fleet age in coming up with the 20...

Airline CEO Offers 'Heartfelt Apologies' for Claim on Women

Qatar Airways' Akbar Al Baker originally said his job was too tough for a female to take on

(Newser) - The head of Qatar Airways is backpedaling after saying it takes a man to do his job. Akbar Al Baker attended Tuesday's annual meeting of the International Air Transport Association in Sydney, Australia, where he was named as the organization's new chairman. But it was his response to...

A Midflight Discovery by Wife, Then ... Chaos

Angry woman got flight diverted after finding out about husband's alleged affair

(Newser) - Pro tip: If you're going to investigate your husband's phone on the suspicion he may be cheating on you, maybe don't do it while thousands of feet in the air. A woman—who, authorities say, had had a few drinks—on a Qatar Airways flight from Doha,...

American Airlines Doesn't Want Qatar's Investment

'We aren't particularly excited,' says CEO Doug Parker of Gulf airline's interest

(Newser) - Shares of American Airlines stock may have jumped after news that Qatar Airways was interested in buying a 10% stake in the company, but American CEO Doug Parker threw cold water on any shareholder celebration. The announcement of interest from the airline to buy American stock worth about $808 million...

Behold, the World's Longest Flight
Behold, the World's
Longest Flight

Behold, the World's Longest Flight

Qatar Airways' new flight from Doha to Auckland is more than 9K miles

(Newser) - Qatar Airways has launched the world's longest scheduled commercial airline route with the arrival of its flight from Doha to Auckland, New Zealand. The Gulf carrier said flight QR920 touched down in Auckland early Monday after covering a distance of 9,032 miles, reports the AP . That is the...

Airbus Thinks It Can Reduce Your Jet Lag

New line of jets has LED lights designed to help

(Newser) - If it works, it could be an air-traveling perk to trump all others: no more jet lag. Airbus is making the bold claim that it can at least reduce the malady for those aboard its new A350 XWB line of jets. The main tool is a set of LED lights...

Airline Exec Emails Pic of 'Drunk' Worker to Everyone

Message supposedly meant to be a learning moment for Qatar Airways staff

(Newser) - In Qatar, it's illegal for the locals to consume alcohol , though expats can imbibe responsibly in licensed restaurants and bars or with a permit. Even worse, though, is if you allow yourself to become publicly intoxicated—and a Qatar Airways exec decided that when one of the company's...

World's Newest Jet Makes First Commercial Flight

Qatar Airways debuts Airbus A350

(Newser) - The world's newest jetliner, the Airbus A350, took to the skies today carrying its first paying passengers from Qatar to Frankfurt, Germany. The Qatar Airways flight marks the debut of the relatively lightweight, twin-aisle, long-range plane, which promises to connect smaller cities with major aviation hubs nonstop at a...

UK Scrambles Jets, Busts 1 in Bomb Threat

Flight was escorted to landing in Manchester by British Royal Air Force

(Newser) - A Qatar Airways flight has landed at Manchester Airport in the UK and a man swiftly arrested on suspicion of making a hoax bomb threat. British Royal Air Force fighter jets escorted the plane following a report from the pilot that a "possible device" was aboard, a military official...

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