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25 October 2011 09:06
An 'undefinable' smell has forced a Madrid-bound flight to land
A Lufthansa flight that carried 85 passengers was forced to land in Zurich on Friday due to a strange smell coming from the kitchen of the plane.
The Airbus 320 flying from Frankfurt to Madrid was diverted to the Swiss city as three out of six crew members had trouble breathing.
According to the airport spokesperson Jasmin Bodmer, although there was no risk to the passengers or the crew members, the decision for the stopover was "purely a precautionary" measure.
All passengers were rebooked on to other planes to Madrid.
Unforeseeable instances like these highlight the need for an appropriate level of
travel insurance, including adequate cover for any delays.
Nobody was injured, but the crew members, who complained of having respiratory irritations, were taken to hospital for observation.
03 December 2016
Thousands of Britons could be heading off on snow-sports holidays without appropriate travel insurance cover, it has been warned.
01 December 2016
Pilots at German airline Lufthansa are on strike again after a two-day break in their campaign of walkouts.
02 December 2016
Britons are among the top spenders in Europe when it comes to holidays, new research has found.
30 November 2016
The UK should think about resuming flights to the popular tourism resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, according to a major United Nations agency.
29 November 2016
Plans are in place to develop a new aviation arrangement between the UK and US, to ensure holidaymakers can still fly between the two countries once Britain departs the EU.
26 November 2016
Hundreds of Lufthansa flights have been grounded after pilots working for the airline took part in a strike.
25 November 2016
The US is warning its citizens that Europe is facing a "heightened risk of terror attacks" at Christmas markets and other seasonal holiday events.
24 November 2016
A groundbreaking radiotherapy machine that can track the changing position of tumours in real time will soon be used to treat cancer patients in the UK.
23 November 2016
Top airline bosses are urging the government to scrap air passenger duty ahead of Wednesday's Autumn Statement.
22 November 2016
Winter sun is now the most popular holiday type, according to new research conducted by travel experts.
19 November 2016
A holiday price increase of 10% on trips to Europe could cause tourists to postpone their getaways next year, experts are warning.
18 November 2016
British citizens will no longer be able to travel freely to Europe without paying a "travel tax" or filling in visa forms under plans unveiled by Brussels.