**Baghdad – wish you were here?** The small French airline Aigle Azur puts Iraq back on the flight map for Europeans with the launch of the first sustained commercial flights from Europe to Iraq since the 1990 Gulf War.
– travellers from Edinburgh airport will soon be able to travel direct to Asia and Australia cutting the hassle of long-haul flights
**easyJet to drop Speedy Boarding** in favour of allocated seating. The move will come as welcome news to those who regularly enter the speedy boarding scrum just to be able to sit next to their own children.
– a huge 40m wide and 20m deep sinkhole has appeared in a German housing estate in the town of Schmalkalden – fortunately the car was the only casualty and no people were hurt.
**More air travel disruption for France** – following widespread strikes last week and additional planned strike on Thursday November 4th- 8th , more travel chaos is expected in France