Hilton Hotels hit by Credit Card Malware

Hilton EMA

If it isn't one hotel chain, it's another - this time Hilton Hotels has been hit by Malware. The Hilton East Midlands Airport, Image Economy Class and Beyond (amazingly, I don't have that much Hilton stock photography to hand. This is what happens when you don't stay at Hiltons...). It seems Hilton Hotels were hit over two periods from 18th November to 5th December … [Read more...]

Security to be tighten on Thalys services

Thayls and Eurostar Trains at Paris Gare du Nord - Image, Economy Class and Beyond

Thalys - the cross France/Belgium/Netherlands/Germany high speed rail service will be increasing security, with the introduction of security scans. Thalys PKBA trainset (right) and a Eurostar Class 373 (left) at Paris Gare du Nord - Image, Economy Class and Beyond. These will be initially rolled out at Paris Gare du Nord and Lille Europe by the 20th December in time for … [Read more...]

Lufthansa plans to walk away from Munich to Dubai

Lufthansa Airbus A330-300 at Frankfurt Airport - Image, Economy Class and Beyond

It seems the heat is too much for Lufthansa, as the airline plans to withdrawn operations between Munich and Dubai from April next year. Lufthansa Airbus A330-300 at Frankfurt Airport - Image, Economy Class and Beyond According to airlineroute, it seems that operations on flights LH638/LH639 will be ceasing after the 10th April (11th from Dubai). Meanwhile, two of the … [Read more...]

Malware hits Starwood properties – check your statements

Starwood Malware

It seems that information security is never high up on anyone's list... until it is way late. Malware has hot Starwood hotels in a nasty way - with it collecting credit card information from payment points and cash terminals at some of its hotels in the USA and Canada. The malware spread to 54 hotels including Sheratons, St Regis W and  Westin brand hotels - the full … [Read more...]

Brussels: Public Transport affected during terror alert

The Grande Place, Brussels

I'm sure you're all aware that public transport in Brussels (Metro primarily) has been affected due to an increase in terror alert in the city (with the city remaining at the highest level of terror alert). The Grande Place, Brussels - Image, Economy Class and Beyond However, other public transport services are affected. Inside Brussels, the Metro/PreMetro will … [Read more...]

Airplane Art – South African Airways Airbus A330-200

South African Airways Airbus A333-200 - Image, Economy Class and Beyond

It's Sunday again, and time for some more airplane art. This week, sitting on the tarmac at the maintenance pads at London Heathrow airport is a South African Airways Airbus A330-200. South African Airways operate six Airbus A330-200s in their fleet, which support the quad engined Airbus A340s in their long haul operation based out of OR Tambo International … [Read more...]

United to bring Illy Coffee to its planes and lounges


Airline coffee. I think it's the one thing that we can all agree that needs drastic improvement in the air. Let's face it, in economy class coffee is akin to day-old dishwater. Even business class coffee is a disappointment more often than not. In fact, thinking about it, the only really decent cup of coffee I've had in the air was when I flew Openskies. Coffee aboard … [Read more...]

Aer Lingus pulls Belfast City to London Gatwick services

Aer Lingus A320 on the tarmac at BHX - Image GhettoIFE

It seems that Aer Lingus will be pulling its Belfast City Airport to London Gatwick services next year. Aer Lingus Airbus A320 at Birmingham Airport - Image, Economy Class and Beyond The three times a day service between Belfast City and Gatwick will be pulled on 26th March 2016 to release slots that are required when International Airlines Group brought Aer … [Read more...]