News Bonanno crime family leader Vincent Asaro is escorted by FBI agents; the Bonanno crime family committed acts of extortion and arson, including the airport heist, a brazen crime made famous by the 1990 film 'Goodfellas'

For more than 35 years the mobsters behind one of the largest cash thefts in US history – a heist so brazen it was used as one of the central themes of the film Goodfellas — seemed to have got clean away.

Ayling declares BA has turned the corner despite 80% profits slump

BRITISH AIRWAYS declared yesterday that it had started to turn the corner despite reporting a drop of more than 80 per cent in profits for the second quarter - traditionally its most profitable period of the year.

Outlook: Ayling fights to pull BA's shares out of tailspin

BRITISH AIRWAYS' share price is suffering from the same problem as its giant ferris wheel on London's South Bank. As Richard Branson pointed out yesterday with characteristic cheak, Bob Ayling just cannot get it up. In the space of the last five months BA's shares have gone into such a tailspin that the chairman of Virgin Atlantic is thinking of resurrecting plans to acquire a minority stake in his arch rival.

US airline staff ran drugs racket

AIRLINE FOOD trays and items of baggage were used to smuggle drugs into the United States through Miami airport, according to police in the city. The drugs ring responsible was allegedly operated by ground crew of American Airlines.

BA to cut seats to US

BRITISH AIRWAYS will an-nounce a 12 per cent cut in the number of seats available on its transatlantic flights over the next three years in a bid to shore up profits and comfort investors.

The Investment Column: John Menzies

JOHN MENZIES has pulled off a textbook lesson in business strategy. Its skills as a retailer were insufficient to see it compete successfully in the high street, so it found new markets for its related abilities in distribution. That market - yet another beneficiary of the outsourcing craze - has better prospects.

Travel: A land fit for giants

Can't face the suffocating crush of New York's museums, but still want to see world-class art? Then head off for the tranquillity of the Appalachians and the Storm King Art Center, where huge sculptures dot the landscape Traveller's Guide

Greeks ask BA to manage Olympic

BRITISH AIRWAYS is to take over the running of the ailing state- owned Greek carrier, Olympic Airways, as a prelude to the privatisation of the business.

Classical: Handel in youth and age

LA RESURREZIONE, LUFTHANSA FESTIVAL OF BAROQUE MUSIC

CRITICS ' CHOICE: CONCERTS

Lufthansa Baroque Festival

MBA: Time to invest in your future

More and more people are choosing to go back to school in order to succeed at work.

Smart Moves: How to learn in a global classroom

Today's Tuesday, this must be Hong Kong. No, not the bemused mutterings of a jet-lagged traveller, but the words of an international executive on a business management course.

Budget airlines face shake-out, says Bishop

THE HEAD of the UK's second-largest scheduled airline yesterday predicted a bloodbath between the low-cost carriers.

Consumer Travel: Flight 2000: ready for take-off?

Most airlines seem confident they can deal with Y2K, but some are taking no chances.

Investment: Menzies profits set to drop

JOHN MENZIES, the news and logistics business, yesterday warned full-year profits would drop in 1999 because of management and systems problems which have hampered its attempt to refocus the company.

Something to declare

News From The Travel World
Career Services

Day In a Page

Independent Travel
Pompeii, Capri & the Bay of Naples
Dubrovnik, the Dalmatian Coast & Montenegro
Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence
Lisbon, Oporto and the Douro Valley
Lake Garda, Venice & Verona
Spain
Prices correct as of 23 January 2015
Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
Autumn/winter menswear 2015: The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore

Autumn/winter menswear 2015

The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore
'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

Army general planning to come out
Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

25 years of The Independent on Sunday

The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
Growing mussels: Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project

Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project