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David Phelan discovers how to survive a Las Vegas trade show

Colour-coded terror alert system set to be axed

America's Homeland Security Department is proposing to discontinue the colour-coded terror alert system that became a symbol of the country's post-9/11 jitters and the butt of late-night talk show jokes.

Ryanair defeats passenger rebellion after four-hour sit-in

No-one, it appears, warned the French of the airline's uncompromising reputation.

Twitter anger over airport conviction

Twitter users are retaliating after a court failed to overturn the conviction and sentence of a trainee accountant who posted a message on the site threatening to blow up an airport.

India: Plane searched after cargo alert

A Delta flight which landed at Mumbai airport yesterday evening was searched for suspicious cargo after a warning from airline staff.

'UK airports should not kowtow to US,' says BA chairman

The chairman of British Airways has attacked the "completely redundant" checks commonplace at British airports and said the UK should stop "kowtowing" to demands for increased security from the US.

Airport bottle-scanner approved

The ban on liquids at airports could soon be less of a misery for passengers now that new X-ray technology that detects dangerous liquids has been approved for use in Europe.

Ferrovial to sell chunk of BAA

Ferrovial is to sell off 10 per cent of British airports group BAA, the Spanish conglomerate said yesterday.

7/7 victims tell of horrific injuries

Only when he struggled to get up to help other injured passengers did Andrew Brown realise he had lost his legs, he explained yesterday.

David Prosser: BAA will keep playing for more time

Outlook The wheels of justice can't grind slowly enough for BAA. Though the airports operator lost the latest round of its spat with the Competition Commission in the Court of Appeal yesterday, it is seeking permission to appeal. And you can see why – the company is still smarting from the disappointing price it had to accept for Gatwick last year, when the regulator's original ruling that BAA should be broken up forced it to sell a trophy asset at the height of the recession. The longer it can delay the day it has to put Stansted and one of Edinburgh or Glasgow airports up for sale, the more chance it has to secure a better price as the global airline industry recovers.

Border agency strike hits ports and airports

Border Agency workers at ports and airports across the country will launch a two-day strike today in protest at changes to their shift patterns.

Delhi prohibits naming more public works after Gandhi-Nehru dynasty

Across the length and breadth of India one cannot help but stumble into things named after the country's most famed dynastic family. There are Indira Gandhi airports, Rajiv Gandhi roundabouts as well as parks, schools and hospitals honouring the Nehru-Gandhi clan. One suspects many of them have been named by ministers and officials seeking to please the current members of the first family. But enough is enough. The Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, who was appointed to his position by Sonia Gandhi, Rajiv's widow, has issued a message to ministers that no more government schemes are to be named this way.

Wedding on hold but Luke is best man for GB

If England are to thrive in New Zealand and Australia over the next five weeks, they need to show the sort of commitment epitomised by Luke Robinson right from the start.

Airport demand boosts Smiths

The engineering group Smiths said its detection business achieved a 43 per cent rise in profits after strong demand from airports, ports and border agencies.

Dom Joly: For a cheery welcome at Dulles, pose as a doughnut

I'm in Washington DC for four days. I decided it would be fun for my daughter to celebrate her 10th birthday in the capital of the USA. I've got all kinds of stuff lined up for her: the International Spy Museum, the theatre box where Lincoln was shot, the Vietnam war memorial....

Lorry 'rolled over pensioner outside report'

An elderly woman was hit by a lorry and crushed to death under its wheels as she left an airport following a family holiday, a court heard today.

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