Deborah O’Donoghue is a British-Irish writer who has lived in the UK, France and Belgium. She has travelled all over the world and worked in car body repairs, in the best fish ‘n’ chip shop in Brighton, and been a gopher in a comedy club, as well as a teacher. She’s a past winner of the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association Short Story Prize. Her début novel, Sea of Bones, was published by Legend Press in 2019 and comes out in Germany in 2021. Follow Deborah on Twitter and Instagram.

8 August 2023

Dublin Airport faces ultimatum over night flights

Like other European cities, Ireland’s Dublin is in a funk about airport noise, with one of its local authorities now issuing a threat of enforcement action […]
7 August 2023

Third parties “mislead” customers and withhold booking details, says Ryanair

Ryanair has accused online travel agents of misleading customers and causing problems when passengers need to change flights, in an ongoing spat with the third-party booking […]
7 August 2023

Penis-shaped flight path appeared on map after pilot was asked to divert flight

A 24-km penis-shaped flight path appeared over Sicily’s map on air traffic site FlightRadar24 after a Lufthansa pilot allegedly got upset after being diverted from Catania […]
2 August 2023

Why is flying over Tibet so challenging?

Tibet has become a ‘no-go zone’ for commercial aviation for a number of reasons, most of them linked to safety. The Tibetan plateau is located in […]
2 August 2023

Despite rebound, European air traffic faces “significant downside risks and much uncertainty”

Despite a steady rebound in the first half of the year, increasing 28.3% compared to 2022, passenger traffic at Europe’s airport faces “significant downside risks and […]
2 August 2023

These are Europe’s 10 least stressful airports

Going through the airport before starting a trip can be quite the ordeal. If travelling for business or pleasure, never knowing exactly how early is too […]
2 August 2023

Why is British Airways still struggling to recover?

British Airways (BA) is the only International Airlines Group (IAG) carrier yet to return to 2019 capacity, according to second quarter financial results. In embarrassing news […]
31 July 2023

United Airlines becomes first US carrier to add Braille to plane interiors

In a step in the realm of airline accessibility, United Airlines is the first US carrier to incorporate Braille inside aircraft cabins. This innovative move aims […]
31 July 2023

Qatar Airways reports record $1.21 billion annual profit after World Cup partnership

Qatar Airways group has released its financial statement for the year 2022-2023, reporting a record profit of $1.21 billion. The airline credits the positive results to […]
31 July 2023

Ryanair’s “invasive facial recognition” verification process is illegal, says digital rights group

Austrian group for the protection of digital rights nyob (from “none of your business”) has filed a complained with the Spanish Data Protection Authority against Ryanair’s […]
31 July 2023

Paris CDG customs officer shot by Peruvian passenger carrying 3 kilos of cocaine

On Thursday, July 27th, a Peruvian woman carrying three kilograms of cocaine shot and wounded a customs officer during a customs inspection at Paris’ Charles de […]
27 July 2023

Single aisle plane toilets must become more accessible, rules US

Airlines must make plane lavatories more accessible, says the US Department of Transportation. Coinciding with the 33rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and authorized […]
27 July 2023

Boeing anticipates demand for 2.3 million new aviation professionals in the next two decades

Boeing has unveiled its latest Pilot and Technician Outlook (PTO), projecting a soaring demand for aviation personnel over the next 20 years. With the global commercial […]
27 July 2023

Ryanair pessimistic over passenger demand

Ryanair, Europe’s largest airline by passenger numbers, has raised an orange flag over how long the current high demand in the travel industry will last as […]
25 July 2023

United Airlines to greatly expand network in Asia this autumn

United Airlines has announced plans for a major network in Asia this autumn. Starting in October, the largest US carrier across both the Atlantic and Pacific […]
24 July 2023

Virgin Atlantic announces world’s first 100% SAF-powered transatlantic flight

Virgin Atlantic has announced that the world’s first 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) flight across the Atlantic will take place on 28 November 2023. However, this […]