Tag Archives: air travel

Airlines Inspect Engines After Fatal Southwest Incident

Reuters reports: Some major customers of Boeing Co’s popular 737 jets said on Wednesday they were inspecting engines of the type that blew apart mid-air on a fatal Southwest Airlines Co flight on Tuesday. European regulators this month began requiring an inspection by early next year, and a person familiar with the matter said U.S. regulators were near a similar ...

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Airliner Makes Emergency Landing With Blown Engine

CBS News reports: A Southwest Airlines plane made an emergency landing at Philadelphia’s airport with what appears to be a damaged engine on Tuesday. Passengers walked off the plane on the tarmac at the airport. Passenger Marty Martinez did a brief Facebook Live posting with the caption “Something is wrong with our plane! It appears we are going down! Emergency ...

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Qantas Debuts First Nonstops From Australia To UK

The Guardian reports: The first non-stop scheduled flight from Australia to the UK has landed in London – early – after a 17 hour, six minute journey across 9,240 miles (14,875km) from Perth. Qantas flight QF9, a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner with more than 230 passengers and crew on board, touched down at 5.03am at Heathrow on a chilly Sunday morning ...

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Lousy Smarch Weather: 3700+ Flights Cancelled

The New York Daily News reports: The fourth New York City nor’easter of the month arrived Wednesday, bringing the familiar litany of woe: Massive airport delays, whipping winds and the threat of up to 15 inches of snow. The first flakes began falling during the morning rush hour, with the effects felt immediately at La Guardia, Kennedy and Newark Airports ...

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Fourth Nor’Easter To Bring Heavy Snow And Travel Woes

The Weather Channel reports: Winter Storm Toby will spread yet another swath of snow, not to mention wind and coastal flooding, into the East through Thursday, the fourth nor’easter in less than three weeks and potentially one of the heaviest snowstorms this late in the season along parts of the I-95 corridor. Winter storm warnings, where snowfall is expected to ...

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Nor’Easter Causes 2200+ Flight Cancellations

The Associated Press reports: The second big, blustery storm to hit the Northeast in less than a week began bringing wet, heavy snow Wednesday to a corner of the country where tens of thousands of people were still waiting for the power to come back on from the first bout of wintry weather. The nor’easter closed schools and government offices, ...

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Nor’Easter Stalls Over Northeast: 1.6 Million Without Power, Amtrak Suspended, Hurricane-Force Winds

The Associated Press reports: More than 1.6 million homes and businesses are without power amid a winter storm stalled over the eastern U.S. From North Carolina to Maine and westward to Michigan, the storm has felled trees, downed power lines and blown down buildings under construction. The most outages are in Pennsylvania, where 376,000 homes and businesses had no power ...

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Brutal Nor’Easter Forces 2100+ Flight Cancellations

The Associated Press reports: A major nor’easter pounded the East Coast on Friday, packing heavy rain, intermittent snow and strong winds as residents from the mid-Atlantic to Maine braced for coastal flooding. More than 2,100 flights were canceled by airlines, most spread across airports in the Northeast. The Eastern Seaboard was expected to be buffeted by wind gusts exceeding 50 ...

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Trump Wants His Personal Pilot To Run The FAA

Axios reports: The president’s personal pilot is on the administration’s short list to head the Federal Aviation Administration. Trump has told a host of administration officials and associates that he wants John Dunkin — his longtime personal pilot, who flew him around the country on Trump Force One during the campaign — to helm the agency, which has a budget ...

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RUSSIA: 71 Reported Dead In Airliner Crash [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: A jet operated by Saratov Airlines crashed in the Moscow region on Sunday, killing all 71 people on board, according to Russian news agencies. Russia’s Interfax news outlet reported that the Orsk-bound 148-jet went off radar shortly after departing from Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport and later said eyewitnesses saw a burning airplane fall to the ground in the ...

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3000 Flights Canceled As “Bomb Cyclone” Bears Down

ABC News reports: Nearly 3,000 U.S. flights have been canceled today as a powerful storm hits the Northeast, packing heavy snow, gusty winds and the coldest air of the season. “A powerful Nor’easter will move north along the east coast through Thursday,” the National Weather Service said in a statement. “Reinforcing arctic air and gusty winds will sweep in behind ...

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Trump Takes Credit For Global Aviation Safety

The Independent reports: Donald Trump has suggested he has improved the safety of airplanes, saying he has “been very strict on Commercial aviation” since becoming US President. Dutch-based aviation consultancy To70 on Monday released its annual Civil Aviation Safety Review that reported only two fatal accidents, both involving small turbo-prop aircraft, with a total of 13 lives lost. No jets ...

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Trump Scraps Airline Baggage Fees Disclosure Rule Because Every Single Thing Obama Did Must Be Undone

The Verge reports: US airlines are no longer required to disclose hidden baggage fees as soon as people start the ticket-buying process, the Department of Transportation announced this week. The news coincides with Delta Air Lines’ announcement that it’s going to start charging basic economy passengers baggage fees for flights after December 6th. The DOT, in following with the Trump ...

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Glitch Leaves Airline Without Pilots For Xmas Rush

CNBC reports: A scheduling glitch that allowed American Airlines pilots to take vacation at the same time has left thousands of flights during the busy holiday travel period next month without pilots assigned to them. American Airlines, the largest U.S. airline, is now offering pilots 150 percent of hourly pay to work those dates, an airline spokesman said. The scheduling ...

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Havoc Continues With Thousands Of Canceled Flights

The Washington Post reports: Flight cancellations are now in the thousands following Irma’s destructive path over the weekend, and more air traffic disruptions await as now tropical storm Irma treks toward Atlanta, home of the world’s busiest airport. Delta Air Lines, said Monday that it has canceled about 900 flights, more than a third from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International. The airline, ...

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Delta Hits Back At Ann Coulter After Twitter Tirade

The New York Daily News reports: Delta Airlines has offered conservative firebrand Ann Coulter a $30 refund after she flew into a rage Saturday for being booted from her “extra room seat” on a flight. “@AnnCoulter We’re sorry you did not receive the preferred seat you paid for and will refund your $30,” the airline said in a tweet Sunday ...

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In-Flight Melee When Passenger Tries To Open Exit Door, Flight Attendant Clubs Him With Wine Bottles

CNN reports: An unruly passenger who authorities say was trying to open an exit door on a Delta Air Lines flight to Beijing fought with the cabin crew and a passenger and was conked over the head by a flight attendant with two wine bottles, a criminal complaint alleges. Joseph Daniel Hudek IV, a 23-year-old passenger from Florida, was arrested ...

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Southwest Airlines Backs Transgender Equality [VIDEO]

That this clip comes today is likely not just an ordinary corporate LGBT Pride Month celebration as Southwest is headquartered in Texas, where yesterday Gov. Greg Abbott called a special legislative session, in part, to make another attempt to pass an anti-transgender bill. From the airline’s Facebook page: “Southwest Airlines University is a place where Employees come to learn and ...

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Trump Unveils Plan To Privatize Air Traffic Control

USA Today reports: As President Trump and aides brace for congressional testimony this week from ex-FBI Director James Comey, the White House on Monday began a week-long promotion of various infrastructure proposals, starting with a long-shot plan to privatize the nation’s air traffic control system. Hailing “a great new era in American aviation,” Trump said his plan would reduce the ...

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Gay Couple Stars In New Iceland Air Ad [VIDEO]

The Iceland Monitor reports: A gay couple traveling around Iceland, taking in its nature and culture, are the protagonists of a new video advertisement from Icelandair. The company’s brand manager says it’s natural and important to show diversity, Gay Iceland reports. Jón Skafti Kristjánsson, brand manager at Icelandair a customer-oriented airline and travel service company serving 44 gateways in Europe ...

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