Welcome to World Breaking News

Tag: Heathrow airport

Heathrow Airport: Passengers to fly without luggage due to system failure

Heathrow Airport: Passengers to fly without luggage due to system failure

News
Thousands of passengers at Heathrow were forced to fly without their luggage due to a failure of the luggage system that affected terminals 3 and 5 this morning.Travelers were told to pack essential items in their carry-on luggage as their checked baggage might not reach the flights.Passengers took social networks to express their disgust at the situation that occurs only three weeks after the airport witnessed scenes of chaos caused by a ruling by British Airways IT.Zoe Morrison wrote on Twitter: "@britishairways disappointed us again @ HeathrowAirport- there is no luggage loaded this morning and there is no information for passengers."https://twitter.com/tanzerwagen/status/875276245906452480Another frustrated passenger, Ryan Wooldridge, said: "Baggage failure at @Heat...
Lindsay Lohan claims she was racially profiled at Heathrow

Lindsay Lohan claims she was racially profiled at Heathrow

Entertainment
Lindsay Lohan claimed she was targeted by customs officials at Heathrow Airport because she was wearing a headscarf. The actress, 30, revealed the incident while speaking to Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid on Tuesday's Good Morning Britain. She explained: 'When I was flying to New York recently. I was wearing a headscarf and I got stopped at the airport and was racially profiled for the first time in my life. 'She opened my passport and saw Lindsay Lohan and started apologizing but said "take off your head scarf". 'I did, I mean it’s OK. But what scared me was that moment, how would another woman who doesn’t feel comfortable taking off her headscarf feel? That was really interesting to me. I was kind of in shock. 'I can’t speak for what the purpose of it was. But it was jarring. I got d
Expansion of Heathrow airport approved by committee of ministers

Expansion of Heathrow airport approved by committee of ministers

News
A third runway is to be built at Heathrow, the government has decided, paving the way for hundreds of thousands more flights a year at the airport in west London.In a long-awaited response, ministers have endorsed the recommendation of the Airports Commission to expand Heathrow rather than Gatwick airport, which had hoped to build a second runway.The move comes six years after the Conservative-led coalition scrapped previous plans for a third runway at Heathrow.The Department for Transport said: “In a major boost for the UK economy the government today announced its support for a new runway at Heathrow – the first full-length runway in the south-east since the second world war.”The transport secretary, Chris Grayling, said: “The step that government is taking today is truly