BA flight caught short

The longest flight delay I have ever experienced* is 11 hours — waiting for a charter jet to take me from Glasgow to Malaga for a package holiday on Spain’s Costa del Sol.

A British Airways Boeing 777-200 (ba.com)

The reason given was urgent repairs to the plane — which, to be honest, is fairly compelling and mitigates the boredom of being stuck at Glasgow airport for half a day. I’m not so sure how I would’ve reacted if the reason was that they forgot to load the toilet paper.

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Back to the future

While the prospect of supersonic flight intrigues me, I’m not so sure I’d want to fly on an aircraft called Boom.

(Boomsupersonic.com)

But it seems that Boom, a company founded by former Amazon executive Blake Scholl, will be the first to makeĀ  affordable ultrafast commercial flight available.

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Paying a premium

Those in the airline-industry know were not surprised by the news that Emirates is introducing premium economy class on its 250-plane international fleet.

(alitalia.com)

What that means for travellers is, of course, an affordable option between economy class and business class.

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