Two aircraft of Cambodian national flag carrier Angkor Air. Photo courtesy of Cambodia Angkor Air. HCMC police have arrested a Chinese national for stealing $4,500 in cash from a fellow passenger on an Angkor Air flight last week. Citing aviation authorities, the Giao Thong Newspaper under the Ministry of Transport reported Friday that aircraft crew espied 42-year-old Cheng Xin Sheng rummaging through the bag of another passenger on a flight from Sihanoukville to Ho Chi Minh City last Saturday. Suspicious, they asked the other passenger, whose name and nationality have not been revealed, to check his belongings to see if anything had been taken. The passenger checked and claimed he'd lost $4,500 in cash. After the plane landed at the Tan Son Nhat Airport, the flight crew and airport security officers carried out an inspection and found the money in Cheng's luggage. The flight crew later handed the Chinese man to security authorities at Tan Son Nhat Airport who turned him over to … [Read more...] about Chinese man caught stealing $4,500 on Sihanoukville-HCMC flight
Dan Gentile, SFGATE Updated 6:21 pm PDT, Friday, October 4, 2019 Southwest Airlines planes are loaded Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) Southwest Airlines planes are loaded Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) Photo: Ted S. Warren, Associated Press Photo: Ted S. Warren, Associated Press Image 1 of / 48 Caption Close Image 1 of 48 Southwest Airlines planes are loaded Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) Southwest Airlines planes are loaded Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) … [Read more...] about Southwest flight attendant disses passenger in Trump T-shirt
Even before a big winter storm looms into the forecast, you should be aware of your travel rights for winter storm flight cancellations—which can come in sudden, widespread waves, causing airport panic that makes it hard to think clearly. Because passengers actually do have an array of rights in winter weather cancellations. The first fact you need to know is that, in recent years, airlines have adopted a policy of making widespread, preemptive cancellations in advance of an actual storm. They rely on weather reports in order to manage their planes and flight personnel more efficiently, to make sure planes and crews are in a position to re-start operations most readily, and to avoid the huge fines they have to pay if they strand you on the tarmac for more than three hours. While this approach occasionally means cancelling flights that could really have operated, for the most part, preemptive cancellations seem to work better. Related:5 Insurance Tips for Avoiding Winter Flight … [Read more...] about What Are My Rights in a Winter Storm Flight Cancellation?
PROTESTS have engulfed Hong Kong and show no signs of stopping following a controversial extradition bill. With ongoing protests, here's the latest on demonstrations in the city-state and how British tourists could be affected. Is it safe to travel to Hong Kong? Protests have exploded across the city, with developments leading to significant violence and tourists unsure of their next steps. The weekend protesters converge on Hong Kong's airport and barricades were set up, forcing some passengers to walk with the baggage to catch flights. On September 30 the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) updated its advice, in the wake of a protest at the international airport that led to the cancellation of all flights. The FCO warned: "Demonstrations may lead to sections of the city being closed off and road blocks being set up. "During recent protests, local buses, metro (MTR), Airport Express services and the Hong Kong Macao Ferry Terminal have temporarily suspended operations … [Read more...] about Is it safe to travel to Hong Kong? Latest advice on flights
Passengers board an Alitalia flight from Rome. Photo: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP Some 200 international and domestic flights have been cancelled this week ahead of yet another strike at Italy's troubled Alitalia airline. Alitalia pilots and flight attendants are preparing to strike on Wednesday, October 9th, but the disruption is expected to start from Tuesday evening and last into Thursday morning. READ ALSO: What are my rights if a flight is cancelled or delayed? The airline has cancelled scores of flights on Wednesday and around a dozen on the days either side. For a full list, see here (Wednesday) and here (Tuesday and Thursday). Most of the fights affected are within Italy, and all are within Europe. Flights scheduled between 7-10 am and 6-9 pm on Wednesday will operate as planned, Alitalia said. The airline estimates that 70 percent of travellers will be able to fly that day. The walk-out relates to the protracted negotiations over a deal to rescue … [Read more...] about Alitalia strike: 200 flights to and from Italy cancelled