Russia is responsible for shooting down at least 2 passenger aircraft insofar known. First, a Soviet Su-15 interceptor shoots Korean Air flight 007 on September 1, 1983. Needless to say that the Soviet Union denies to have knowledge of the incident. Only later on they admit it, claiming that the plane was on a spy mission. This may have been induced by the flight number (007).
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To celebrate a 40-year marriage a Dutch family wants to spend some time in Tenerife, Spain. They spend €1,893 ($2,124) on tickets for flights on Transavia from Rotterdam The Hague Airport, Netherlands to Tenerife. On the outbound flight almost everything is okay, but not on the inbound flight. To get home the family must buy new tickets to Amsterdam, whereas their car is parked at Rotterdam The Hague Airport.Read more
A reader of our website shares his experience on TAP Portugal. He flies business class from Newark, USA to Lisbon, Portugal with a connection to Amsterdam. When TAP denies his complaint while dubiously calling him a no-show, he sends his correspondence with TAP to us. After all passengers have boarded the flight Lisbon-Amsterdam, they are requested to disembark. The crew announces that the flight is at least 2 hours delayed due to toilets that are out of order.Read more
Boeing has landed in hot water after 2 crashes of Boeing 737 MAX planes within 5 months. Those disasters left 346 passengers and crew members dead. The plane maker seems primarily responsible for the 2 dramas. Boeing pretended that the 737 MAX was just the same aircraft as the 737 with minor adjustments.Read more
Mr. Baldock is sunbathing while sleeping in his backyard in south London, UK. All of a sudden, a body falls just a meter away from him. His neighbor hears a thump, but doesn’t know what has caused the noise. Therefore, he goes upstairs to look out of a window.Read more