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'Drunk' British Airways pilot is hauled off Gatwick flight by armed police seconds from take-off after 'cabin crew who smelled booze' and feared for passengers called 999
The first officer on the Boeing 777 flight 2063 to the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius, which takes 11 hours, was arrested moments before the plane was due to take off from London Gatwick.
Anything else to declare? Traveler is arrested at airport for wearing EIGHT pairs of pants and TEN shirts to avoid a British Airways excess luggage fee and then arguing with the airline
Ryan Hawaii, who was traveling from Iceland to England, was arrested at the Iceland Keflavík International Airport for wearing an excessive amount of clothes on Wednesday.
British Airways is forced to ground plane after crew walked out because it was crawling with BEDBUGS
The crew walked out shortly before take off from Heathrow to Ghana. A replacement plane was eventually found and the flight left four hours late. BA says it then took the plane out of service.
BA Business Class gave me bed bugs! Passenger is left covered in dozens of itchy red bites after £4,000 flight from London to Cape Town
Passenger Mike Gregory, 35, said he was covered in dozens of itchy bites after taking a £4,000 flight from London to Cape Town to spend the New Year with his family.
Mother is told she will have to fork out £140 to make sure she gets a seat next to her three-year-old son on a BA flight to LA
Joanne Curren, 44, and her three-year-old son Noah are going to visit her parents in California - but she has been told she must pay up to £140 to sit next to her toddler on the 10-hour flight.
BA passengers will no longer be able to lean back on short haul flights as the airline axes reclining seats for journeys under four hours
British Airways has announced it is axing reclining seats on all short-haul flights by the end of the year as part of a move to slash costs.
Safest airlines in the world for 2018 revealed, with BA, Virgin Atlantic and Qantas in the top 20 (and North Korea’s state airline among the least safe)
Alaska Airlines, Hawaii Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Emirates and Etihad were also singled out for praise by leading aviation group AirlineRatings.com, which produces an annual safety report.
'Buy that captain a beer!': BA flight coming into London City airport bravely battles through Storm Eleanor to safely land after mid-air drama
Footage shows the BA flight from Edinburgh to London 's City Airport being tossed about by the wind as it came in to land this morning.
The deal, worth £32.5million, will see IAG buy the chain through a subsidiary of its budget Spanish airline Vueling.
British Airways flight from Bangkok to Heathrow makes emergency landing after a passenger falls ill on board
The Boeing 777-236 jet carrying hundreds of passengers landed after a 12-hour flight (pictured). A BA spokesman told MailOnline the incident involved a medical emergency.
Mesmerising footage shows the view from the cockpit as a British Airways A380 takes off from London Heathrow bound for Johannesburg
Captain Dave Wallsworth published a fascinating video of him and his colleagues taking off on the A380 from London Heathrow bound for Johannesburg on board flight BA55K.
British Airways aircraft controller is pictured posing with a grenade launcher on Facebook during a trip to Iraqi Kurdistan
Mustafa Aziz, who works as a British Airlines aircraft controller near Heathrow in London, was on a trip to Iraqi Kurdistan when he took the photo with a grenade launcher on a family farm in 2008.
Top violinist and leading trumpeter team up to challenge British Airways' extra fees for musicians to take instruments on flights
Violinist Nicola Benedetti (pictured) has demanded a meeting with BA CEO Alex Cruz to discuss the matter - in a show of support for trumpeter Alison Balsom, who complained about the airline on social media.
Pillow talk: Inside British Airways' dreamy business class cabin, which now features luxurious bedding, including a duck-feather duvet, from The White Company
Thanks to a brand new partnership with The White Company, passengers in British Airways' Club World can enjoy the best in-flight sleep, ever, writes Peter Lloyd.
From flight deck gadgets to the pilot bunks, a British Airways A380 captain reveals what it’s like to fly the biggest passenger aircraft in the world (and which is the best seat in the cabin)
British Airways captain Claire Bunton, who lives on the UK's south coast, kindly agreed to tell MailOnline Travel what it's like to fly the world's biggest passenger plane.
Revealed: How corporate giants like BA, RBS and Porsche paid intelligence firms to SPY on campaign groups that challenged them - including sending in undercover agents
Five business giants have been accused of using specialists to snoop on critics including campaign groups and high-profile protesters who challenged them including Rachel Corrie, who died in 2003.
'Southerners are urged not to travel. Northerners should put on their big coat': Twitter users see the funny side as Britain struggles to work on Black Ice Monday
People were quick to see the funny side and social media was full of memes and jokes about the UK in adverse weather conditions, using the hashtags #SnowWatch and #BlackIceMonday.
Airports plunged into snow meltdown: Thousands of British Airways, Emirates, easyJet and Ryanair passengers are stranded around world as weather sparks chaos
Armed police were called in to act as 'escorts' as the first serious snowfall of the winter left 50,000 angry British Airways passengers stranded around the world.
Terrifying moment British Airways plane showers runway with sparks as engine bursts into flames on US flight to London
The engine of a British Airways plane burst into flames while taking off a runway at an airport in Arizona, forcing the packed aircraft to make an emergency landing due to an engine technical fault.
Three British Airways cabin crew have reportedly lost their jobs following a raucous stopover in Nairobi.
Fascinating video gives a pilot's-eye-view of a British Airways A380 landing at Johannesburg with the captain hoping it reassures nervous fliers that 'there's nothing to worry about'
The amazing footage shows Captain Dave Wallsworth bringing A380 'The Princess' in to Johannesburg, with on-screen graphics explaining the commands he's issuing.
Passengers call British Airways cabin crew 'racist' and berate them for being too old in feedback surveys
The feedback is causing anxiety among BA staff, many of whom are on performance-related pay. The Confessions of a Trolley Dolly host said the comments were 'disgusting'.
'It's more like Towie than the old BA way': Drunken British Airways crew are 'risking their jobs' by causing havoc in luxury hotels during long-haul trips
Johannesburg, Las Vegas, Bangkok and Singapore are some of the cities where BA employees' behaviour has been notorious. Cabin crew and pilots received a furious email from bosses.
Drunken off-duty BA manager, 47, who groped a sleeping business class passenger between the legs while the lights were dimmed on a London to Bangkok flight is spared jail
A drunken off-duty British Airways cabin crew manager, who twice groped a snoozing male passenger between the legs on a long-haul flight to Bangkok, was spared jail today.
British Airways passengers to board in order of their ticket price: Airline accused of 'losing the plot' over plan to make customers who paid the least get on last
Passengers will soon be boarding British Airways planes according to how much they paid for their flights as the firm follows examples set by Iberia and American Airlines.
Claudia Winkleman, 45, sticks to her signature tomboy style in black pussybow blouse and fitted trousers as she attends British Airways bash
The 45-year-old was all smiles as she rocked up to a British Airways event in her trademark androgynous attire at The British Museum in London on Thursday.
British Airways stewardess, 29, wins £115,000 payout after mid-air fire made her fear she would DIE and left her too terrified of flying to carry on working
Lucy Sargeant, 29, from Uxbridge, who developed a fear of flying after being caught up in a mid-air emergency has been awarded more than £100,000 in damages.
British Airways ground crew member performs star jumps at Amsterdam airport in bizarre exercise caught on camera
In a bizarre video clip filmed at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, a British Airways ground crew member was filmed jumping up and down while two laughing colleagues watched on.
British Airways stewardess who was certain she was going to DIE when Heathrow flight caught fire in mid-air sues for £750,000 after fear of flying forced her to quit
Lucy Sargeant, 29, from Uxbridge, pictured yesterday, was forced to quit British Airways following an emergency landing after an engine caught fire moments after it left Heathrow Airport in May 2013.
Lisa Harris and Hayley Angell, who were made to live 10,000 miles apart in the UK and Australia following a family tragedy, have been reunited by British Airways.
How DO evacuation slides work? British Airways releases mesmerising demonstration video of emergency procedure
In the event of an emergency they can be inflated in just six seconds and are powered by a nitrogen bottle hidden away in the body of the aircraft.
British Airways lines up 72 new planes as part of £4.5bn revamp: Firm also says it will invest in providing better service to set it apart from rivals
It has had a tumultuous year with one massive IT breakdown and a barrage of criticism over cutting perks. But British Airways is hitting back with promises of smarter planes and better food.
Father-daughter British Airways Boeing 777 pilot team fly together for final time on journey from New York to Heathrow
David and Kat Woodruffe, from Horsham, West Sussex, operated around a dozen flights together for British Airways.
British Airways cabin crew ‘overwhelmingly’ vote in favour of pay rises bringing an end to 85 days of strike action
Unite said 84 per cent of its members backed the deal, adding that staff in the so-called mixed fleet cabin crew will receive increases of between £1,404 to £2,908 by next March.
British Airways jet is sprayed with foam after brakes overheat on landing at Kiev, sparking fears the engine was on fire
Pictures show the aircraft on the tarmac in the Ukrainian capital this morning after emergency crews had been scrambled to deal with the alert.
Off-duty BA flight attendant, 47, 'groped a sleeping business class passenger on a long-haul flight to Bangkok before dramatically fainting when the victim reported the attack'
Paul Speak is accused of touching the man between the legs at least three times on the flight from Heathrow to Bangkok before fainting on board the BA plane when the complaint was reported.
Man who suffered brain aneurysm leaving him unable to walk takes to the skies as he makes a recovery
A man has taken his first flight from Heathrow to Dublin on board a British Airways flight after suffering a debilitating brain injury that left him unable to walk. Joe Dowd, 47, suffered a brain injury.
High Court judge who complained about his lost luggage during £3billion British Airways case retires a week before disciplinary case
A senior judge who complained about lost luggage 33 times during a case involving British Airways has quit, meaning he will retire before his disciplinary hearing can start.
British Airways boss says firm will continue to fly planes after Brexit even if there is no deal with Brussels
In an apparent rebuke to the Chancellor yesterday, International Airlines Group chief executive Willie Walsh said BA will continue to fly after Britain quits the EU in March 2019.
British Airways owner IAG's profits soar 22.5% on back of lower fuel costs despite £58million payout over May bank holiday chaos
British Airways owner International Airlines Group overcame the extreme weather and terrorist attacks, with its pre-tax third quarter profits soaring 22.5% to £1.2bn
'Weather bomb' storm grounds British Airways jets and halts ferry services with 70mph winds and huge waves causing travel chaos
British Airways have cancelled 10 flights to and from London Heathrow to try and slow the pace of arrivals at the UK’s busiest airport.
British Airways pilot and his company director neighbour are fined £3,800 for chopping 15 branches off a protected tree outside their £750,000 luxury homes
A British Airways pilot and his company director neighbour have been prosecuted for chopping 15 branches off a protected tree outside of their luxury home, in Poole, Dorset.
Furious mother blasts British Airways saying daughter, seven, was bitten horrendously by BED BUGS on flight from Vancouver to Heathrow
Heather Szilagyi, 38, from Canada, was on a flight from Vancouver to London when she noticed bugs crawling over her seat, and says flight crew were unable to move her despite complaining twice.
'Uninvited guests don't get past the door in future': BA apologises after mouse is caught on camera scampering around the Heathrow Terminal Five business lounge
British Airways customer Mathew Beavis filmed the rodent dashing between seats in T5. BA said although their lounge admission policy is strict this little traveler got in under the radar.
An investigation by Which? said that travel firms and airlines regularly gave travellers inaccurate information about what is covered by the Air Travel Organiser’s Licence scheme (ATOL).
EXCLUSIVE: British Airways stewardess 'fired' over racist Nigerian Snapchat video was sacked from second airline for SPITTING in a passenger's coffee
BA stewardess Joanne Wickenden, 'sacked' over a racist rant which was posted on Snapchat, was fired from another airline for spitting in a passenger's cup of coffee, Mail Online can reveal
EXCLUSIVE: 'I wasn't sacked... I quit!': 'Axed' British Airways stewardess 'fired' over racist Snapchat video says she was framed by airline colleague and insists she jumped (before being pushed!)'
British Airways stewardess Joanne Wickenden, 23, of Hampshire, who posted a racist Snapchat rant aimed at Nigerian passengers insists she resigned her post.
British Airways SACKS stewardess behind racist Snapchat rant against Nigerian passengers after two-hour meeting with bosses as SHE tries to claim it was 'just a joke'
The British Airways stewardess behind a racist Snapchat rant against Nigerian passengers has today been sacked by the airline during a two-hour meeting with aviation bosses.
EXCLUSIVE: 'All the Nigerians are gonna be asking for f***ing upgrades': British Airways launches investigation after shocking video emerges of 'air stewardess' in uniform making racist comments about passengers
The woman, dressed in a BA uniform, apparently filmed herself as she was about to fly from London to Abuja on Friday night and was heard making racist comments about passengers.
City worker sues BA over 'assault' by cabin crew...but airline says she tried to bite staff and ran along an aisle with her trousers down
Sabina Sultanova, 34, was travelling to the UAE for her birthday when she alleges she was pulled back on to a plane as she tried to disembark, leaving her bruised with a cut on her neck.
Household rubbish to be turned into jet fuel for British Airways under ground-breaking plans to cut carbon emissions
The airline has struck a deal with renewable fuels company Velocys after the Government decided to support renewable jet fuels.
British Airways flight is searched by armed police after would-be passenger says the plane 'will explode' when she isn't allowed on board
The unidentified would-be passenger, who is in her 50s, was arrested after making the threat at Charles de Gaulle airport, the busiest in France ahead of a flight to London on Sunday.
Pensioner's 'nightmare' BA trip from London to Athens takes 33 hours and FOUR planes - including one that caught fire in mid-air
Pensioner Geoff Lye said he will never use British Airways again after what should have been a four hour flight from London Heathrow to Athens took a day and a half and four separate planes.
BA crew were forced to separate married British couple on plane when they had furious row at 30,000ft before armed police met them at Heathrow
The British husband and wife, who are in their early 30s, had a screaming match in front of other passengers during the BA282 flight from Los Angeles to Heathrow Airport.
Frantic British tourist tells of 'sonic boom noises' as he cowers in concrete stairwell of luxury St Maarten hotel to avoid 'apocalyptic' 185mph winds as strongest EVER hurricane hits Caribbean
Alex Woolfall, who is staying on the island of St Maarten, told how he and other holidaymakers huddled in the concrete stairwell of their hotel as the 'apocalyptic' noise of the winds roared outside.
British Airways launches scathing attack on the Home Office over 'dreadful' immigration queues at Heathrow Airport
BA claims there are 'routinely' just a third of the 29 automatic eGates open at Heathrow's Terminal 5, causing 'massive queues and frustrating delays' to its customers.
Sky high prices! 'Penny-pinching' British Airways charged flyer DOUBLE the price of a cup of tea because they ordered it 'extra strong'
British Airways' long-standing reputation as the gold standard of air travel has taken a battering in recent months as loyal customers have accused it of penny-pinching.
Baggage handler 'smuggled £10m of cocaine into the UK from Brazil in suitcases' in plan described as 'beautiful in its simplicity'
In a plan described as ‘beautiful in its simplicity’, a suitcase of drugs would be taken off a British Airways flight from Rio de Janeiro at 1pm each Monday.
IT consultant, 39, shares a picture of his urine soaked seat on a £1,200 BA flight to South Africa as he slams the airline for forcing him to 'sit in someone else's wee for 11 hours'
IT consultant Andrew Wilkinson claims that when he protested on the flight to South Africa, a British Airways stewardess handed him wet wipes to clear up the mess himself.
Miranda star Tom Ellis vows to never fly with British Airways again in furious Twitter rant about the airline's 'lack of compassion and common sense' amid a row over his £1,200 flexible ticket
The Welsh actor said was 'disgusted' by BA's 'lack of compassion and common sense' after his friend - who is from Indonesia - had her visa declined.
Armed police called in after BA passengers 'went crazy' when their flight from Heathrow to Las Vegas was delayed for TWO DAYS
Furious holidaymakers had already been put up in hotels after their original flight from London Heathrow Airport was cancelled on Sunday afternoon due to a technical fault.
Fly Brexit - the world's least favourite airline! After the British Airways IT fiasco, RICHARD LITTLEJOHN boards the 20.19 flight to Brussels
Strikes, computer meltdowns, crippling delays and passengers in revolt. British Airways could not have created a greater customer service catastrophe if it had done so deliberately.
BA cabin crew are to strike for TWO MORE weeks including the August bank holiday weekend as long-running pay dispute threatens to bring further summer travel misery
British Airways mixed fleet cabin crew will strike for a further two weeks from August 16, including the August bank holiday, in a long-running pay dispute, the Unite union said.
British Airways buries report into last IT fiasco: Chief executive makes clear document about shutdown that hit 75,000 travellers will never be published
The problem started at a data centre at Heathrow during the Spring bank holiday and BA staff needed days to rebuild the servers to get services back to normal.
What IS going wrong with BA? IT meltdown, poor service, the end of free food - no wonder loyal customers of 'the world's favourite airline' say it's not what it used to be
Passengers gripe that they are paying for a top-of-the-range experience with BA, but getting the sort of service they associate with budget carriers.
'You're just a #BudgetAirline these days': BA customers lead a furious backlash against the 'elite' carrier as its systems crash for the SEVENTH time in a year causing 'total chaos'
The technical fault sparked huge delays and queue at London's two biggest airports - Heathrow and Gatwick (pictured). Issues were also reported at London City.
If Money Mail’s postbag is anything to go by, many of those heading abroad are finding it’s just adding to their anxieties.
Hacker, 24, who boasted on Twitter 'where is your security' after disabling police and business websites including British Airways avoids jail for string of high-profile cyber attacks
Paul Dixon smirked as he walked out of Newcastle Crown Court having been handed a suspended two-year jail sentence and ordered to pay £200 costs over the offences, which he previously admitted.
'What an absolute disgrace!': X Factor star Alexandra Burke unleashes furious Twitter rant at British Airways claiming she was 'treated like dirt' at Heathrow airport
The X Factor winner took to social media on Monday to express how 'furious' she was after allegedly being 'treated like dirt' by an employee at Heathrow airport's Terminal 5.
Flying the knot! Meet the husband and wife who married after meeting at pilot school and now work side-by-side in a British Airways cockpit
Hugo and Hannah Webb say it is 'great fun' to fly side by side. Mr Webb, 32, said: 'Although I introduce Hannah at the beginning of the flight, I have never mentioned she is my wife.'
Parent company of British Airways records bumper profits of £871million despite the airline's global IT collapse that left thousands out of pocket
BA suffered a world-wide IT collapse in May which led to thousands of flights being cancelled and delayed around the globe. Compensation and baggage charges ran to £58million.
MORE chaos at London Heathrow as Terminal Five baggage system breaks down leaving luggage to be processed manually
A power surge caused the London Heathrow Terminal 5 baggage system to go down again this morning.
Thandie Newton and Gordon Ramsay embrace their funny sides as they join a host of other stars in British Airways' new safety video for Comic Relief
Joined by the likes of Ian McKellen, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Rowan Atkinson, the star-studded video aims to raise money for Flying Start, a charity set up by the airline to help children in need around the world.
We've been betrayed by BA! Hundreds of families left stranded by British Airways were promised they wouldn't be left out of pocket, but it was only the start of the problems, writes ANTONIA HOYLE
Almost two months after the British Airways IT fiasco which saw 800 flights cancelled or delayed, passengers are still waiting to get their money back.
British Airways passenger 'got so drunk on vodka at Heathrow bars she was thrown off flight to Canada before it could take off'
Meghna Kumar, 30, is accused of hurling foul-mouthed abuse at a stewardess and refusing to put on her seatbelt after boarding the flight late at Heathrow.
Summer travel misery for thousands as BA cabin crew announce they'll go on strike for ANOTHER two weeks
British Airways mixed fleet cabin crew will strike for a further 14 days from July 19 in a long-running dispute over pay, the Unite union said.
Members of Unite in the so-called mixed fleet - those who have joined the airline since 2010 - will walk out at London Heathrow Airport amid union claims that they are on 'poverty pay'.
Qatar Airways flies to rescue of strike-hit BA as Middle Eastern airline offers nine planes and aircrew to help beat 16-day walkout
Qatar Airways has come to the rescue of strike-hit BA as the Middle Eastern firm is offering 20 planes and staff to help London’s Heathrow cope, with the 16-day walkout starting today.
Named and shamed: Ryanair, BA and Thomson among top airlines that cheat passengers out of millions of pounds by refusing to pay them compensation for their delayed flights
Passengers flying from the EU or with an EU airline are entitled to up to £530 if their flight is at least three hours late. But Which? found airlines were wriggling out of paying up.