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British Airways’ new electric robot has slashed pushback delays by 54% at one of the world’s busiest airports — we used it to move a 130-ton aeroplane

We tested British Airways’ new mototok robot, which is able to push back aeroplanes weighing up to 130 tons. We had a 15-minute training session before being allowed to operate the remote-controlled machine. The mototok is helping reduce delays and emissions. The aim is to eventually replace traditional tugs. British […]
British Airways’ new electric robot has slashed pushback delays by 54% at one of the world’s busiest airports — we used it to move a 130-ton aeroplane
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Government approves controversial plans for third runway at Heathrow

Government approves controversial plans for third runway at Heathrow. Transport secretary said Heathrow expansion was the “best option” to ensure the UK remained “one of the world’s best-connected and outward-looking countries” after Brexit. The debate over a third runway at Heathrow has continued for over 20 years: Opponents say it […]
Government approves controversial plans for third runway at Heathrow
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Meghan Markle’s mother reportedly just used Heathrow’s secret £3,300 VIP service reserved for world leaders and celebrities — here’s what it offers

Meghan Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland, reportedly received the royal treatment when she flew into Heathrow on Wednesday ahead of Saturday’s royal wedding. The Daily Mail reported that she used the VIP Windsor suite while at the airport. Heathrow VIP offers first-class service from the minute you leave your house until […]
Meghan Markle’s mother reportedly just used Heathrow’s secret £3,300 VIP service reserved for world leaders and celebrities  —  here’s what it offers
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What it’s like to fly in Air Canada’s business class ‘executive pods,’ complete with lie-flat beds, a remote that lets you order food, and lighting that claims to help with jet lag

Whether you’re a frequent flier or have only flown a handful of times, chances are you’ve seen proof of how luxurious an experience in first class can be. However, on some airlines, business class can provide an equally pampering journey – and a trip doesn’t have to break the bank. […]
What it’s like to fly in Air Canada’s business class ‘executive pods,’ complete with lie-flat beds, a remote that lets you order food, and lighting that claims to help with jet lag