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19-08-2019 16:20:18 in Aviation and Travel by 4KBW
An Airbus 321 travelling from Russia to Crimea has crash-landed in a field as a result of damage caused by a flock of birds that were sucked into the plane’s engines. Although there were no deaths caused by the impact, some passengers experienced injuries, and all suffered significant delays. As a result of this the passengers may be able to make a claim under the Montreal Convention 1999 (t...

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06-08-2019 17:22:04 in Civil Litigation by 4KBW
The Supreme Court has ruled in the case of Cape Intermediate Holdings Ltd v Dring (Asbestos Victims Support Groups Forum UK) [2019] that all courts and tribunals that exercise the judicial power of the state are subject to the ‘open justice’ principle. The principles of open justice are that the public can understand and scrutinise the court, thereby enabling the public to understand ...

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11-07-2019 10:43:30 in Aviation and Travel by 4KBW
British Airways (‘BA’) are facing a historic fine of £183m following a major data breach  reported by the Information Commissioner’s Office (‘ICO’) on 6th September 2018 in which hackers successfully stole customers’ personal data consisting of passenger login details, card details, addresses and travel booking information. The ICO had previously repo...

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08-07-2019 14:09:25 in Aviation and Travel by 4KBW
The potential knock-on effect for the rest of the UK’s airports if the plan for a 3rd runway at Heathrow gets the green light have been revealed and it does not look promising. If Britain wants to meet its climate targets, then no further airport expansions will be possible until 2050. Given that carbon-neutral plane engines are still some way away from becoming the norm, further expansions...

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14-06-2019 18:06:01 in General by Admin
North Face has apologised for manipulating Wikipedia to boost its Google search results. The well-known US clothing brand, which emerged from humble beginnings as a retailer of specialist climbing gear, came under sharpcriticism when its new ad campaign video explaining what it had done, was shared online by Advertising Age. In the campaign video, North face proudly announced how they had "hacke...

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29-05-2019 15:14:13 in Aviation and Travel by Admin
The Press Association has released a report on its analysis of the Civil Aviation Authority, (CAA), delay data, for all scheduled and chartered flights in 2018 across 24 major UK airports. It shows Stansted had the longest average flight delays of any airport in Britain last year, as passengers were kept waiting on average 25 minutes. While the average flight delay across all the featured airport...

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24-05-2019 18:46:12 in Aviation and Travel by Admin
The UK’s airline of choice Post-Brexit, (potentially).  So, who are Wizz Air and why might they become the UK holiday makers airline of choice Post-Brexit? Jozsef Varadi, Chief Executive Officer of Wizz Air, the Budapest-based airline, which offers routes from London to fast-growing non-EU destinations, takes a refreshingly frank but confident approach in answer to Brexit complication...

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17-05-2019 18:43:06 in Aviation and Travel by 4KBW
Norwegian airlines suffered a loss of £133.5 million in the first quarter of 2019. They are reassessing their financial situation since the impermanent global ban was incorporated on MAX 8 operations as the aircraft was involved in two accidents in a short space of time. The airline currently has eighteen 737 Max 8’s and several deliveries have been placed on hold. The chief executiv...

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18-04-2019 16:42:15 in General by 4KBW
Samsung Galaxy S10’s connection failure. Samsung have released their Galaxy S10 in Korea and it is already generating several connection complaints! Korea states that Galaxy S10 users have no problems connecting to 5G, the issue occurs when customers connect to their LTE after being connected to 5G. Interestingly enough the phone does not recover its connection until users have rebooted t...

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11-04-2019 18:14:19 in Aviation and Travel by Christopher Loxton
In the competitive world of aviation, airlines are constantly trying to outshine their rivals. Aerospace companies are continuously looking at alternatives on how to advance current passenger experience.   Over 500 exhibitors attended the annual Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, this is the biggest showcase for cabin innovation. Several exhibitors presented new in-flight entertainment sys...

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09-04-2019 15:30:42 in General by Lawrence Power
Apple keeps a record of all frequent locations visited as the iPhone tracks your duration spent at the location and what type of transportation was used to get there. This is done by a small device which logs all your locations and how many times you have visited them by tracking your ‘Significant Locations’. Apple claim this allows them to provide a personalised service such as traff...

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03-04-2019 11:44:44 in Aviation and Travel by Christopher Hanges
Iceland’s Wow Air ceased operations and cancelled their flights resulting in passengers being left stranded. Passengers traveling with Wow Air are advised to book with other airlines. Airlines may offer rescue fares or flights at a reduced fare, the travel editor for the independent said he did not think other airlines would intervene as they have no intention of making a profit from a bad ...

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02-04-2019 18:12:41 in General by Mina Heung
The High Court has provided helpful guidance as to the duty of care which legal advisors, such as McKenzie Friends, owe to its clients in the recent case of Paul Wright v Troy Lucas (A Firm) & George Rusz. It was ruled that if an unqualified legal advisor hold themselves out as a competent legal professional, then they will owe the same standard of duty of care as a competent legal professiona...

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22-03-2019 17:17:24 in General by Admin
Leaks about Apple’s innovation always seem to come from Apple. Secretly, Apple has lodged a patent about their new iPhone. Apple is going to release an iPhone that will tell you when to take a photo and the camera will open automatically. Yes, you heard that correctly. The hardware for this production has been confirmed and it is due to feature in iPhones this year. Apple explains how this w...

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20-03-2019 17:30:36 in Aviation and Travel by Christopher Hanges
Airbus SE have recently announced their decision to stop the production of the model A380 by 2021, which was delivered by Tom Enders the Airbus Chief Executive. The Airbus A380 at the start of its production was the spacious, quieter and more comfortable alternative for passengers. As a result of the halted model production, Airbus has estimated at least 3,500 jobs to be affected. The company&rsqu...

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