There are lots of ways to avoid the dreaded middle seat on planes, from checking in early to making the seating system work for you. Photograph: Getty Images

The only thing worse than enduring economy class on a long-haul flight is being consigned to the middle seat. In fact, even on short haul it’s far fro(...)

Debris is seen at the crash site of Air Algerie flight AH5017 near the northern Mali town of Gossi. Photograph: Reuters

Family members of those killed on the Air Algerie flight that crashed in Mali have been taken to the wreckage to grieve as French president Francois H(...)