Used airline trolleys are now being customized with gold and crystal by a Cologne-based company. Four years ago Peter Jorge Fischer started collecting decommissioned trolleys and has hired some top designers to work their magic on them.
A man who sat next to Angela Merkel on a commercial flight has shared his impressions of the German chancellor. Merkel was forced to take an Iberia Airlines flight after her government plane had problems.
Budget Irish airline Ryanair has been taken to task over its new cabin baggage policy. A German consumer group will ask the government to intervene over what it called confusing information causing price increases.
Some 30,000 European passengers will be impacted by Ryanair pilot and cabin crew strikes on Friday. The German pilots' union said it will participate in the walkout with 1,000 German cabin crew members set to join them.
Aviation authorities in France seized a Ryanair plane for unpaid state aid. The French said they had warned the Irish airline it had to pay back illegal subsidies and that they were holding the plane as a "last resort."
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