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Dense fog affects airline operation in several cities; check out DGCA rules on delayed, cancelled flights
India

Dense fog affects airline operation in several cities; check out DGCA rules on delayed, cancelled flights

In the case of cash payment, the refund must be done immediately, while individuals who have paid via credit card should wait for seven days for the amount to be credited

A Bumpy Ride: What is air turbulence that causes flight to be unsteady?
World

A Bumpy Ride: What is air turbulence that causes flight to be unsteady?

Air turbulence occurs when something disrupts the smooth flow of air, and it starts to move up and down as well as horizontally. When this happens, conditions can change from moment to moment and place to place

COVID-19: 'Wearing masks on flight no longer compulsory, but is advisable,' says Government
India

COVID-19: 'Wearing masks on flight no longer compulsory, but is advisable,' says Government

Additionally, it stated that any specific reference of a fine or other penalty was not required to be made during in-flight announcements

Go First under DGCA scanner following customer inconvenience over delayed flights
Business

Go First under DGCA scanner following customer inconvenience over delayed flights

This may only be a short-term effect due to aircraft availability concerns, but the inconvenience to the passengers is quite considerable

'Throwing it off would be in better shape': Photo of destroyed luggage after flight gets hilarious reactions
World

'Throwing it off would be in better shape': Photo of destroyed luggage after flight gets hilarious reactions

Judging by the uploaded image, during the time of the travel, the maroon-colour luggage experienced so much hassle

AirAsia offers 5 million free seats in sale till 25 September; details here
Business

AirAsia offers 5 million free seats in sale till 25 September; details here

The 5 million free seats sale offer is currently being offered on a variety of well-liked domestic and international routes throughout ASEAN

Watch: Air hostess mom welcomes little son onboard, moment melts hearts
World

Watch: Air hostess mom welcomes little son onboard, moment melts hearts

The air hostess was flying back to Dubai with her husband and son on the same flight

Avoid coffee, keep gadgets aside: Things to help you sleep comfortably in long flights
Lifestyle

Avoid coffee, keep gadgets aside: Things to help you sleep comfortably in long flights

Crying babies and noisy co-passengers are some of the common problems that one usually faces mid-air but one can’t really do anything about it

N Chandrasekaran, chairman of Tata Sons, appointed as Air India chief
Business

N Chandrasekaran, chairman of Tata Sons, appointed as Air India chief

The conglomerate had on 14 February announced that former Turkish Airlines chairman Ilker Ayci will be the CEO&MD of Air India, an offer, which Ayci rejected on 1 March

Russia Ukraine Conflict Updates: PM Modi speaks to Putin, reviews situation in Kharkiv
World

Russia Ukraine Conflict Updates: PM Modi speaks to Putin, reviews situation in Kharkiv

Russia-Ukraine Conflict Updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin and reviewed the situation in Ukraine, especially in Kharkiv, according to the prime minister's office on Wednesday

Air India Express flight from Thiruvananthapuram to Sharjah turns back after take off due to tech glitch
India

Air India Express flight from Thiruvananthapuram to Sharjah turns back after take off due to tech glitch

The plane landed safely at Thiruvananthapuram airport and another flight was arranged for the passengers to travel to Sharjah

Dhaka-bound flight makes emergency landing in Nagpur after pilot suffers heart attack mid-air
India

Dhaka-bound flight makes emergency landing in Nagpur after pilot suffers heart attack mid-air

The Nagpur Air Traffic Controller (ATC) received a call from the Biman Air cockpit that a pilot had suffered a severe heart attack, requiring immediate help to land.

Air India, Vistara reroute flights after officials deem Afghan airspace 'uncontrolled'; Punjab CM sends SOS to Centre over stranded Sikhs
India

Air India, Vistara reroute flights after officials deem Afghan airspace 'uncontrolled'; Punjab CM sends SOS to Centre over stranded Sikhs

The Air Asia was the only commercial flight scheduled to operate between India and Afghanistan and it is the only carrier that has been operating flights between the two countries.

Virgin Galactic’s Richard Branson flies to space: How Twitter reacted to Unity 22 launch
science

Virgin Galactic’s Richard Branson flies to space: How Twitter reacted to Unity 22 launch

At an altitude of about 13 kilometres, Unity detached from the mothership and breached Mach 3 as it shot into space.

'Experience of a lifetime': Richard Branson completes space tour aboard Virgin Galactic vessel
World

'Experience of a lifetime': Richard Branson completes space tour aboard Virgin Galactic vessel

Virgin Galactic plans two further flights, and then the start of regular commercial operations from early 2022 with ticket prices ranging from $2,00,000 to $2,50,000

How did NASA's Ingenuity helicopter make it first flight on another planet?
science

How did NASA's Ingenuity helicopter make it first flight on another planet?

Ingenuity doesn’t have the rear rotor blades and commands cannot be given in real-time.

Cancellations, confusion continue on Day 2 of domestic operations; 325 departures till 5 pm, flights remain suspended in Bengal
India

Cancellations, confusion continue on Day 2 of domestic operations; 325 departures till 5 pm, flights remain suspended in Bengal

Airports across the country handled 325 departures and 283 arrivals with 41,673 passengers till 5 pm on Tuesday even as flight cancellations continued with passengers facing difficulties

NASA displays its experimental all-electric X-57 Maxwell aircraft for the first time
science

NASA displays its experimental all-electric X-57 Maxwell aircraft for the first time

The aircraft has been under development since 2015 and is still a year away from its first test flight.

Greta Thunberg's flight shaming catches on around the world, air travel takes a hit
News & Analysis

Greta Thunberg's flight shaming catches on around the world, air travel takes a hit

Commercial flying accounts for about 2 percent of global carbon emissions and about 12 percent of transport emissions.

Regional flight connectivity hits air pocket; AAI cancels 58 licences of Deccan Charters, Air Odisha given under UDAN scheme
Business

Regional flight connectivity hits air pocket; AAI cancels 58 licences of Deccan Charters, Air Odisha given under UDAN scheme

The AAI cancelled as many as 84 licences of regional carriers Air Odisha and Deccan Charters given for their reported flaws including non-starting operations and irregular services.