Flights

  • DGCA allows in-flight use of mobiles, laptops on flight mode 23-04-2014 03:30 PM

    New Delhi: 'Please put your mobile phones on the flight mode'. Now on, you may hear an airhostess announcing this before your flight takes off instead of asking you to switch it off. This has now become possible with the DGCA on Wednesday amending the rule which bans use of...
  • How jet stowaways can survive cold, lack of oxygen 22-04-2014 09:59 AM

    Despite the subzero temperatures and lack of oxygen, people can survive even a long journey in the wheel well of a jetliner. The latest example is a teenager who, according to authorities, stowed away on a 5 1/2-hour flight from San Jose, California, to Hawaii. While the number of known...
  • 16-year-old stowaway on plane survives flight 21-04-2014 12:48 PM

    Honolulu: FBI officials say a 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii, surviving the trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean unharmed despite frigid temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen. FBI spokesman Tom Simon in Honolulu told The Associated Press...
  • Bangalore-bound Malaysian jet pilot praised upon safe landing 21-04-2014 07:49 AM

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's Transport Minister has praised the pilot of a Bangalore-bound troubled Malaysia Airlines (MAS) plane that was forced to make an emergency landing early on Monday at an airport for his "skillful" handling of the aircraft. "The passengers, despite being tired, expressed their admiration for the pilot's skillful...
  • Should complete current underwater search for plane in 5-7 days: Australia 19-04-2014 12:28 PM

    Australian officials supervising the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 told Reuters on Saturday that an underwater search for the black box recorder based on "pings" possibly from the device could be completed in five to seven days. A US Navy deep-sea autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) is scouring a...
  • SpiceJet introduces another low fare offer 17-04-2014 07:59 AM

    Mumbai: The fare war started by budget carrier SpiceJet in January that led to cuts by other domestic players remains unabated with the Kalanithi Maran promoted-airline now coming up with another low fare offer from select cities. The low fares offered by SpiceJet, which vary from city to city, are...
  • WiFi on flights taking off; Internet speeds getting lightning fast 14-04-2014 12:19 PM

    New York: Wi-Fi in the sky is taking off, promising much better connections for travellers and a bonanza for the companies that sell the systems. With satellite-based Wi-Fi, Internet speeds on jetliners are getting lightning fast. And airlines are finding that travelers expect connections in the air to rival those...
  • List of false leads in the search for MH370 14-04-2014 11:52 AM

    If the signals detected deep in the Indian Ocean are truly from the wreckage from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, they ultimately will close the book on a frustrating long list of false leads in the effort to find the jet. Here are the most prominent moments in which hopes of...
  • Flight 370 search intensifies after pings heard 10-04-2014 01:24 PM

    With hopes high that search crews are zeroing in on the missing Malaysian jetliner's crash site, ships and planes hunting for the aircraft intensified their efforts Thursday after equipment picked up sounds consistent with a plane's black box in the deep waters of the Indian Ocean. Thursday's search zone was...
  • Hunt for Malaysian plane heads underwater to find black box 04-04-2014 01:47 PM

    The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in remote seas off Australia headed underwater on Friday, with a US Navy high tech "black box" locator deployed for the first time as the battery life of the cockpit data recorder dwindles. Australian authorities said the so-called Towed Pinger Locator will...
  • Lufthansa cancels 900 flights due to strike 03-04-2014 09:39 AM

    Berlin: Germany's Lufthansa on Wednesday said that it had to cancel almost 900 domestic and intercontinental flights on the first day of a three-day strike by the pilots' union. Airline spokeswoman Barbara Schaedler said that up to 900 flights were canceled for Wednesday and that it expects to cancel about...
  • MH370 cockpit-ATC talk shows nothing abnormal: Malaysia 01-04-2014 06:18 PM

    The Malaysian government on Tuesday released the 64-minute transcript of communications between the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 and the air traffic controller (ATC) and said it revealed nothing "abnormal". Acting Transport Minister Hishammudin Hussein said in a statement on Tuesday that the transcript has been shared with the families...
  • Customs seizes gold from passenger's rectum at Goa airport 01-04-2014 02:39 PM

    Panaji: The customs department arrested a passenger from Chennai on Tuesday, for allegedly trying to smuggle gold into the country by hiding it in his rectum. The person, whose identity has not been disclosed, was arrested at the newly built Goa airport terminal, after he arrived on an Air India...
  • Malaysia changes last words from missing plane, hunt goes on 01-04-2014 07:09 AM

    The last words from the cockpit of the missing Malaysian airliner were a standard "Good night Malaysian three seven zero", Malaysian authorities said, changing their account of the critical last communication from a more casual "All right, good night." The correction almost four weeks after Flight MH370 vanished was made...
  • No time limit on Malaysia jet search: Australia PM 31-03-2014 08:07 AM

    Perth/Beijing: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said there was no time limit on the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, missing for more than three weeks in the Indian Ocean with 239 people on board. A total of 20 aircraft and ships will resume scouring a massive area in the...
  • Chinese families clash with police, slam Malaysia over MH370 25-03-2014 02:45 PM

    Kuala Lumpur: Dozens of angry relatives of passengers on a lost Malaysian jetliner clashed with police in Beijing on Tuesday, accusing the Southeast Asian country of "delays and deception" a day after it confirmed the plane crashed in remote seas off Australia. About 20 to 30 protesters threw water bottles...
  • Search for MH370: Chinese plane crew spots object in Indian Ocean 24-03-2014 10:48 AM

    Perth: A Chinese plane crew spotted a white, square-shaped object in an area identified by satellite imagery as containing possible debris from the missing Malaysian airliner, China's media said on Monday, while the United States prepared to move a specialised device that can locate black boxes into the region. The...
  • Indian aircraft join search operations for missing plane 23-03-2014 03:20 PM

    India on Sunday deployed two long-range maritime reconnaissance aircraft in the Indian Ocean to help trace the Malaysian plane that mysteriously went missing over two weeks ago, carrying 239 people on board. The two surveillance aircraft - P8-I Poseidon of the Indian Navy and C-130J Super Hercules of the Indian...
  • Chinese satellite found object of suspected missing plane: Malaysia 22-03-2014 04:20 PM

    Malaysia's Defense Minister says a Chinese satellite has spotted a large object along a broad stretch of ocean where officials hope to find a Malaysia Airlines plane that has been missing for more than two weeks. Hishammuddin Hussein told reporters on Saturday that he had been informed that a Chinese...
  • Search for Malaysian jet steps up in remote Indian Ocean 22-03-2014 12:48 PM

    Two weeks after a Malaysia Airlines jet carrying 239 people vanished, an international search deep in the southern Indian Ocean stepped up on Saturday even as Australia cautioned the investigation's best lead remained a tentative one. Officials are bracing for the "long haul" as searches by more than two dozen...
  • Photos: Could these two objects spotted floating in southern Indian Ocean give leads to Flight MH370's disappearance? 20-03-2014 03:38 PM

    Search aircraft and ships are investigating two objects floating in the southern Indian Ocean off Australia that could be debris from a Malaysian jetliner missing for 12 days with 239 people on board. Australian officials said the objects were spotted by satellite four days ago in one of the remotest...
  • Objects sighted may be from MH370, but yet to be verified: Australia 20-03-2014 10:42 AM

    Sydney: Australian search aircraft are investigating two objects spotted by satellite floating in the southern Indian Ocean that could be debris from a Malaysian jetliner missing with 239 people on board, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Thursday. "I can confirm we have a new lead," Malaysian Transport Minister Hishammuddin...
  • Malaysia discounts possible missing plane sighting in Maldives 19-03-2014 03:54 PM

    Investigators probing the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner with 239 people on board have discounted reports the plane may have been sighted over the Maldives, Malaysia's Acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said. Several residents of Kudahuvadhoo, one of the more remote atolls in the Indian Ocean island chain nation,...
  • 'Missing Malaysian jet's flight route was re-programmed for diversion' 19-03-2014 03:32 PM

    As the search for the missing flight MH370 continues, CNN's Martin Savidge shows how easy it is to change course from the cockpit of a Boeing 777 - all this from inside a flight simulator. ...
  • Investigations into missing Malaysian jet appear deadlocked 19-03-2014 12:26 PM

    Investigations into the mystery of a missing Malaysian jet appeared to be at a deadlock on Wednesday, with no conclusive evidence of foul play and doubts whether nations would share military tracking data that could show where the plane may have headed. Eleven days have passed since Malaysia Airlines Flight...
  • 11 days on, no sign of missing Malaysian flight 18-03-2014 11:19 PM

    Emotions are running high for the families of the 239 men, women and children on board the MH370 that has been missing for 11 days now. ...
  • Indian organisation to charter flights for Kerala voters 18-03-2014 11:54 AM

    A Dubai-based Indian organisation plans to charter flights for Kerala voters who wish to vote in the next month's Lok Sabha elections. The Kerala Muslim Cultural Centre (KMCC), which has 50,300 members in the UAE 20,500 of whom are in Dubai would be flying Keralities, eligible to vote, on April...
  • Missing Malaysia plane may have run out of fuel over Indian Ocean 15-03-2014 08:16 AM

    Washington: Analysis of electronic pulses picked up from a missing Malaysian airliner shows it could have run out of fuel and crashed into the Indian Ocean after it flew hundreds of miles off course, a source familiar with official US assessments said on Friday. The source, who is familiar with...
  • 'All right, good night' were last words heard from missing Malaysian plane 12-03-2014 11:30 PM

    Kuala Lumpur: "All right, good night" were the final words heard by air traffic controllers from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight before it vanished over the South China Sea five days ago, relatives of the passengers were told Wednesday. News of the last communication came as Malaysia defended its handling...
  • Malaysia air force chief denies saying lost plane tracked to west 12-03-2014 09:09 AM

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's air force chief has denied saying military radar tracked a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner over the Strait of Malacca, adding to the mystery surrounding the fate of flight MH370, which vanished on Saturday with 239 people aboard. A massive air and sea search now in its fifth...