Dreamliner completes first commercial flight

Boeing’s Dreamliner has finally had its maiden commercial voyage, three years later than planned. The All Nippon Airlines (ANA) flight carried its first passengers from Tokyo to Hong Kong. The Dreamliner had originally been scheduled for delivery in 2008, but Boeing has suffered a string of setbacks. Wednesday’s flight was a special charter, with normal … [Read the full story]

First UK commercial flight fuelled by chip fat

First commercial British flight fuelled by used chip fat is met by naked protesters. A planeload of British holidaymakers have made aviation history by flying to Lanzarote on a plane fuelled by used chip pan oil. The Thomson Airways flight from Birmingham airport was the first UK commercial bio fuels flight ever from a UK … [Read the full story]

Kiwi passenger becomes a member of the “Vile High” club

A drunk New Zealand airline passenger joined the ‘vile’ high club when he relieved himself in an aeroplane aisle in mid-flight and soaked horrified fellow passengers. The man was travelling on a Jetstar flight from Auckland to Singapore on Monday when he urinated in the aisle about six hours into the 11-hour trip. Passenger Amos Chapple … [Read the full story]