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Airline Sets Starting Point for Turbulence Compensation

Payments start at $10K for minor injuries, are negotiable for more serious ones

(Newser) - Singapore Airlines announced Tuesday that it has offered passengers who received minor injuries when a flight plummeted during extreme turbulence last month $10,000 in compensation. Those hurt more seriously can negotiate for larger amounts, the Guardian reports. The Boeing 777-300ER, which was carrying 211 passengers and 18 crew members,...

Singapore Airlines Flight Went Awry in 4.6 Seconds

The plane dropped 178 feet in that time

(Newser) - A bevy of investigators have pieced together a chronology of events on the Singapore Airlines flight that ran into extreme turbulence last week—including 4.6 terrifying seconds. Singapore's Transport Ministry, the FAA, the US National Transportation Safety Board, and Boeing have completed their preliminary analysis of the flight'...

After Extreme Turbulence, Experts Say Get Ready for More

Climate change could lead to more incidents like one on Singapore Airlines flight that killed a man

(Newser) - More than three dozen people remain hospitalized after an incident of severe turbulence on a Singapore Airlines plane on Tuesday, including a toddler, reports the BBC . The 2-year-old is receiving treatment in Bangkok for a concussion, per a doctor at Samitivej Srinakarin Hospital. The oldest patient is said to be...

Inside Plane Hit by Scary Turbulence: 'A Mess'

Passenger who died was 73-year-old Brit, while 30 others aboard the flight were injured

(Newser) - The passenger who died aboard a Singapore Airlines flight out of London's Heathrow Airport that ran into heavy turbulence was a 73-year-old British man, reports the Guardian . The unidentified passenger reportedly had a heart condition, and his cause of death is thought to be a heart attack, but details...

One Passenger Dead, Others Injured in Severe Air Turbulence

Incident happened on a Singapore Airlines Boeing 777 out of London

(Newser) - One person has died aboard a London-to-Singapore flight that encountered severe turbulence, Singapore Airlines said Tuesday. The plane appeared to plummet for several minutes before it was diverted to Bangkok, where emergency crews rushed to help injured passengers amid stormy weather, per the AP . The Boeing 777-300ER had a total...

Report: This Airline Is Giving Workers 8 Months' Extra Pay

Singapore Airlines is handing out a big bonus after record annual profit, insiders say

(Newser) - Singapore Airlines had an excellent year and insiders say employees will be getting a bumper payday as a result. The airline reported a record annual profit of almost $2 billion this week. Sources tell Bloomberg and CNN that the airline plans to give employees a profit-sharing bonus worth nearly 8...

Couple Gets Refund Over Stinky Dog on Flight

New Zealand pair say they had to move from premium to economy over the smell

(Newser) - A New Zealand couple who say they were subjected to a drooling, snorting, and farting dog on a long flight have gotten a $1,400 refund for their trouble, reports Insider . Gill and Warren Press say they asked to switch their premium seats midflight from Paris to Singapore because the...

This Is the Safest Airline in the World

Air New Zealand takes top spot in's annual ranking

(Newser) - People are flying again, though the current COVID surge has put a damper on many a winter vacation. If you're going to fly, though, you'll want to make sure your airline of choice is following best practices for safety—which is why's latest ranking comes...

Here Are the World's Best Airlines
Here Are the World's
Best Airlines

Here Are the World's Best Airlines

Qatar Airways takes the top spot

(Newser) - It's been a "less than regular" year for aviation, per CNN Travel , but there's definitely been more travel this year than last. For its annual airlines ranking, Skytrax did something a little different: Its customer survey, which asked about the performance and quality of more than 350...

Travelers Rate the Best Airlines. There's a Returning Champ

Congrats again to Singapore Airlines

(Newser) - The champ reigns again in TripAdvisor's third annual list of the world's top 10 airlines, as decided by travelers. Singapore Airlines—one of four Asian carriers to make the 2019 list , which is actually chosen by an algorithm based on the quality and quantity of 2018 flier reviews—...

Traveling in 2019? These Airlines Are the Safest Bet reveals its top safety picks of 405 airlines

(Newser) - The world's safest airline for 2019 is also the industry's most experienced, according to . The website, which monitors the safety records of 405 airlines worldwide, considered industry and government audits; crash and incident reports; profitability; safety initiatives; and fleet age in coming up with the 20...

World's Best Airline Is Considered the 'Gold Standard'
World's Best Airline Is
Considered the 'Gold Standard'
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World's Best Airline Is Considered the 'Gold Standard'

Congrats, Singapore Airlines

(Newser) - Among all the airlines of the world, one is considered the "gold standard." That would be Singapore Airlines, per , which audited different fleets on everything from cabin amenities to crew member service. What put Singapore over the top: its front-of-aircraft suites "designed to be the...

Here Are the World's 5 Best Airlines

Congrats, New Zealand mates

(Newser) - "Get Lucky" could very well be New Zealand's theme song, at least when it comes to its national airline. CNN reports that for the fourth time, Air New Zealand has captured first place in's 2017 Airline Excellence Awards , which rated airlines around the world on...

Plane Makes Emergency Landing, Bursts Into Flames

Singapore Airlines passengers safe but shaken

(Newser) - All 222 passengers and 19 crew from a Singapore Airlines flight are safe and unharmed after a terrifying incident early Monday. The airline says the Boeing 777-3000 was on its way from Singapore to Milan when the pilot decided to turn back after receiving an engine oil warning message, the...

Passenger Jet Loses Power, Drops 2.5 Miles

Both engines lost power on Singapore Airlines flight

(Newser) - Singapore Airlines says it's investigating how one of its jets suffered a loss of power in both of its engines over the weekend and descended 13,000 feet—nearly 2.5 miles—before regaining altitude en route from Singapore to Shanghai. The Airbus A330-300 was carrying 182 passengers and...

Guy Racks Up $1.2K In-Flight WiFi Bill

 Guy Racks Up $1.2K 
 In-Flight WiFi Bill 
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Guy Racks Up $1.2K In-Flight WiFi Bill


(Newser) - When Jeremy Gutsche signed up for a WiFi plan on a Singapore Airlines flight, he knew he was getting 30 megabytes for $28.99 and would be responsible for any additional data he used. What he apparently did not know was that by "checking email and uploading a PowerPoint...

Longest Flight You Can Take: 9.5K Miles, 19 Hours

But hurry, because it's set to be canceled

(Newser) - If, for some reason, you have a desire to take the longest commercial nonstop flight you possibly can, book a ticket on Singapore Airlines flight 21 or 22. It'll take you from Singapore to Newark, New Jersey, a distance of 9,500 miles, in 19 hours. It's the...

Investigators Pinpoint Airbus Engine Fault

Qantas starts legal action against Rolls-Royce

(Newser) - Following a Qantas engine explosion last month, investigators have isolated a major fault in some Airbus A380 engines, the BBC reports. Rolls-Royce’s Trent 900—the kind used on the Qantas flight—had a misaligned part that weakened an oil pipe wall, resulting in “fatigue cracking,” which led...

Singapore Air Is World's Best
 Singapore Air Is World's Best 

Singapore Air Is World's Best

(Newser) - An 11-month survey querying more than 15 million airline passengers yields a clear winner, Reuters reports: Singapore Airlines is the world’s best. Asian and Gulf Arab carriers make up much of the rest of the list:
  • Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific nabbed second place overall. It also has the best

New Airbus Lands in London
 New Airbus
 Lands in London 

New Airbus Lands in London

First A380 commercial flight arrives from Singapore

(Newser) - An Airbus A380 super-jumbo jet landed at London's Heathrow Airport today, completing the huge plane's first commercial European flight. The double-decker arrived from Singapore 15 minutes ahead of schedule, and each of the 470 passengers received a certificate commemorating the event. Singapore Airlines is currently using three of the planes...

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