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Hollidaymakers and business travellers could soon skip arrival hall delays by paying an extra fee

Sack Heathrow boss over 'rip-off fees', says BA

British Airways has launched an unprecedented attack on Heathrow, claiming the UK's biggest airport was "ripping off passengers" and calling for its boss to be ousted.

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Move to raise fees angers airlines

Airlines have responded furiously to proposals by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to increase charges at London's leading airports from next year.

What The Sunday Papers Said

The Independent on Sunday: Bupa is 'taking the micky', angry patients tell inquiry

Investment View: Don't get flights of fancy over the airlines' shares

Wrapping up some of the more prominent companies to update on their financials following the recent torrent of trading statements, let's have a look at easyJet.

New CEO at Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic has named Craig Kreeger, who has spent his entire career of almost 30 years at American Airlines, as its new chief executive.

Virgin swoops for BA chief

Virgin Atlantic today stepped up the pressure on British Airways when it poached an executive who worked on the flag bearer’s key transatlantic alliance to pilot its own future.

The true cost of business at any price

Never mind the planet, there are air miles to run up and cars to drive faster. Something for the junior brides to reminisce about one day, then...

Iberia pilots agree to talks with IAG

International Airlines Group, the owner of British Airways and Iberia, could escape strikes and other industrial action after the Spanish pilots' union agreed to talks on restructuring Iberia by axing staff and cutting salaries.

Virgin Atlantic teams up with Delta after stake deal

Virgin Atlantic has agreed to set up a transatlantic joint venture with Delta after the United States carrier bought a 49 per cent stake in Sir Richard Branson's airline for $360m (£224m).

Sir Richard said the airline would retain its

Sir Richard Branson retains control of airline Virgin Atlantic in £224m deal

Delta Air Lines buys the holding of Singapore Airlines but Virgin retains the brand name and operating certificate

Axe poised over 7,000 jobs in Iberia restructuring plan

Iberia, the Spanish airline that merged with British Airways to become International Airlines Group (IAG) last year, is to axe up to 7,000 jobs tomorrow, union bosses have warned.

Danny Rogers on PR: Firms' rapid response to major crises

The travel industry, by its very nature, has its fair share of crises. Planes can crash land, holiday operators fail and, worse, in January this year one of its biggest cruise ships, Costa Concordia sank with tragic loss of life.

Eurozone headwinds blow IAG off target

The owner of British Airways and Iberia fired off a dramatic profit warning yesterday after the eurozone crisis battered demand for seats at its Spanish arm and sent the cost of fuel soaring.

Five live: Could the inter-terminal sprint become an Olympic event at Heathrow?

Simon Calder: Terminal tangle afflicts Britain's busiest airport

Terminal 5 at Heathrow is, by the unchallenging standards of UK airport architecture, magnificent. Not only is the £4.3bn structure a spectacular, spacious celebration of flight – it is also a great place to change planes. Whether you are going from Newcastle to New York or Chicago to Chennai, the all-important "minimum connecting time" is just one hour. In 60 minutes, your bag is transferred in the gigantic sorting office below the terminal, while you are free to explore the shops and restaurants, or simply revel in the space and light "T5" affords.

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Bribery and abuses of power soar in China

The bribery is fuelled by the surge in China's economy but the rules of corruption are subtle and unspoken, finds Evan Osnos, as he learns the dark arts from a master
Commonwealth Games 2014: Highland terriers stole the show at the opening ceremony

Highland terriers steal the show at opening ceremony

Gillian Orr explores why a dog loved by film stars and presidents is finally having its day
German art world rocked as artists use renowned fat sculpture to distil schnapps

Brewing the fat from artwork angers widow of sculptor

Part of Joseph Beuys' 1982 sculpture 'Fettecke' used to distil schnapps
BBC's The Secret History of Our Streets reveals a fascinating window into Britain's past

BBC takes viewers back down memory lane

The Secret History of Our Streets, which returns with three films looking at Scottish streets, is the inverse of Benefits Street - delivering warmth instead of cynicism
Joe, film review: Nicolas Cage delivers an astonishing performance in low budget drama

Nicolas Cage shines in low-budget drama Joe

Cage plays an ex-con in David Gordon Green's independent drama, which has been adapted from a novel by Larry Brown
How to make your own gourmet ice lollies, granitas, slushy cocktails and frozen yoghurt

Make your own ice lollies and frozen yoghurt

Think outside the cool box for this summer's tempting frozen treats
Ford Fiesta is UK's most popular car of all-time, with sales topping 4.1 million since 1976

Fiesta is UK's most popular car of all-time

Sales have topped 4.1 million since 1976. To celebrate this milestone, four Independent writers recall their Fiestas with pride
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Keep your rooms smelling summery and fresh with one of these subtle but distinctive home fragrances that’ll last you months
Commonwealth Games 2014: Female boxers set to compete for first time

Female boxers set to compete at Commonwealth Games for first time

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Five things we’ve learned so far about Manchester United under Louis van Gaal

Five things we’ve learned so far about United under Van Gaal

It’s impossible to avoid the impression that the Dutch manager is playing to the gallery a little
Screwing your way to the top? Good for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth

Screwing your way to the top?

Good for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth, says Grace Dent
Will the young Britons fighting in Syria be allowed to return home and resume their lives?

Will Britons fighting in Syria be able to resume their lives?

Tony Blair's Terrorism Act 2006 has made it an offence to take part in military action abroad with a "political, ideological, religious or racial motive"
Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter, the wartime poster girl who became a feminist pin-up

Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter

The wartime poster girl became the ultimate American symbol of female empowerment
The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones: Are custom, 3D printed earbuds the solution?

The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones

Earphones don't fit properly, offer mediocre audio quality and can even be painful. So the quest to design the perfect pair is music to Seth Stevenson's ears
US Army's shooting star: Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform

Meet the US Army's shooting star

Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform