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Thousands Of Flights Delayed Or Cancelled [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: As of Saturday night, nearly 650 flights in the United States had been canceled and more than 5,200 flights within, into or out of the country had been delayed, according to the flight tracking website FlightAware. FlightAware data showed that the three airports in the United States most affected by cancellations and delays on Saturday …

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Cruise Ship Damaged In Alaska Iceberg Collision

Cruise Hive reports: Norwegian Cruise Line has confirmed to Cruise Hive that the Norwegian Sun cruise ship made contact with a small iceberg (growler) due to dense fog during its voyage in Alaska. As a result, the ship has been forced to skip a port of call and head to Juneau to assess the damage. The remainder of the Norwegian …

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Multiple Injuries In Missouri Amtrak Crash/Derailment

Kansas City’s ABC News affiliate reports: Missouri Highway Patrol has confirmed that an Amtrak passenger train has derailed in rural Missouri early Monday afternoon. Several train cars can be seen on their side in photos posted to social media shortly after the incident. The crash appears to have taken place near Mendon, Missouri. Amtrak has confirmed that several cars derailed …

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Airlines Blame FAA Staffing For Flight Disruptions

ABC News reports: Airlines under scrutiny for widespread flight disruptions are renewing their criticism of the government agency that manages the nation’s airspace, saying that understaffing at the Federal Aviation Administration is “crippling” traffic along the East Coast. Airlines for America, which represents the largest U.S. carriers, said Friday it wants to know FAA’s staffing plans for the July Fourth …

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US Air Travel Disruptions Continue For Fourth Day

NBC News reports: Thousands of flights wound up cancelled and delayed during the Juneteenth and Father’s Day holiday weekend, which included the busiest air travel day of the year on Friday, according to the TSA. More than 6,300 flights were delayed within, into or leaving the U.S. on Saturday, and 859 flights were cancelled, according to the flight tracking platform …

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US Air Travel Woes Continue For Third Day [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: For a third day in a row, travelers across the country are facing high numbers of flight delays and cancellations. As of noon ET on Saturday, more than 2,030 U.S. flights were delayed and almost 690 U.S. flights were cancelled, according to FlightAware, which tracks flights in real time. Friday reported a whopping total of over 8,900 …

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Delays And Cancellations Again Snarl US Air Travel

USA Today reports: More than 1,000 U.S. flights are canceled as of noon on the East Coast Friday with over 2,000 more posting delays. New York area airports account for nearly a third of cancellations so far, according to FlightAware, which tracks flights in real time. The headaches come on the heels of one of the worst days yet for …

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NY Gov Unveils Plan For $7B Penn Station Makeover

New York City’s ABC News affiliate reports: Governors Kathy Hochul and Phil Murphy joined Mayor Eric Adams and MTA officials Thursday to announce the latest plans to renovate Penn Station. They want to change it from a cramped two-story structure to a sweeping single-level train hall, and they said they’ll begin accepting proposals for the massive undertaking. Penn Station has …

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JetBlue Boosts Bid In Spirit Hostile Takeover Attempt

Bloomberg News reports: JetBlue Airways Corp. improved its offer for Spirit Airlines Inc., boosting a breakup provision to $350 million and adding an upfront cash payment days before shareholders will vote on a pending buyout agreement with Frontier Group Holdings Inc. The revised offer increases JetBlue’s reverse breakup fee by $150 million and provides for about $164 million payable as …

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NY Gov Cuts Ribbon On New $4B LaGuardia Terminal

AM New York reports: Governor Kathy Hochul and officials with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey along with Delta Air Lines cut the ribbon on LaGuardia Airport’s new Terminal C Wednesday, June 1. The $4 billion project, which will open to the public Saturday, June 4, consolidated the former terminals C and D into one space, marking …

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US Lifts Trump-Era Restrictions On Flights To Cuba

Reuters reports: The administration of President Joe Biden on Wednesday revoked a series of restrictions on flights to Cuba imposed by his predecessor, including ending a prohibition on U.S. airline flights to Cuban airports other than Havana. The U.S. Transportation Department (USDOT) issued the order at the request of Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who said the action was “in …

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Flight Cancellations Continue To Thwart Holiday Travel

USA Today reports: Airline travelers are not only facing sticker shock this Memorial Day weekend, the kickoff to the summer travel season. They’re also dealing with a pileup of flight cancellations. More than 1200 flights were canceled as of 3:00 PM EST on Sunday, according to flight tracking website FlightAware. That followed more than 1,500 cancellations Saturday and 2,300 Friday. …

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3500+ Holiday Weekend Flights Canceled So Far

CBS News reports: Airline travelers are not only facing sticker shock this Memorial Day weekend, the kickoff to the summer travel season. They’re also dealing with a pileup of flight cancellations. More than 1,200 flights were canceled as of 2 p.m EST Saturday, according to flight tracking website FlightAware. That followed more than 2,300 cancellations on Friday. Delta noted in …

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Man Jailed For Masturbating Four Times During Flight

From the Justice Department: Antonio Sherrodd McGarity, 34, of Arlington, Texas, pleaded guilty last week to Lewd, Indecent, or Obscene Acts While on an Aircraft and was sentenced by U.S. Magistrate Judge Deborah M. Fine to 48 days in prison, followed by one year of probation. McGarity is also prohibited from flying commercially in the United States while on probation. …

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Spirit Urges Shareholders To Reject JetBlue Takeover

CNBC reports: Spirit Airlines’ board on Thursday urged its shareholders to reject JetBlue Airways’ hostile takeover attempt, citing regulatory hurdles and accusing the airline of trying to derail its planned merger with fellow discount carrier Frontier Airlines. JetBlue launched its hostile takeover bid on Monday after Spirit earlier this month rebuffed its surprise $33-a-share, all-cash acquisition offer. The tender offer …

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Officials: Chinese Crash That Killed 132 Was Deliberate

ABC News reports: The China Eastern Airlines plane crash that killed 132 people is believed to have been caused by an intentional act, according to U.S. officials who spoke to ABC News. The Boeing 737-800 passenger jet was flying from Kunming to Guangzhou on March 21 when it plunged into a mountainous area. All 123 passengers and nine crew members …

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United Airlines CEO: It’s Safe To Fly Without Face Masks

The Hill reports: United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby on Tuesday said that planes are safe for passengers who don’t want to wear masks, adding that it is the safest indoor environment for people. “It literally is the safest environment you’re gonna be indoors anywhere that you are,” Kirby said while making an appearance on “CBS Mornings,” adding that the second …

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JetBlue To Make “Hostile Bid” To Acquire Spirit Airlines

The Associated Press reports: Rebuffed twice, JetBlue is going hostile in its bid for Spirit Airlines and asking shareholders of the low-cost carrier to reject a proposed $2.9 billion acquisition by Frontier Airlines. JetBlue is going straight to shareholders with its offer in hopes of pushing the board of the South Florida airline to the negotiating table. Shares of spirit …

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NYC Cracks Down On Airport Food And Drink Prices

NBC New York reports: It started after one person complained on social media in summer 2021 after purchasing a beer at LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal C that cost a whopping $27. Granted, it was a seasonal beer, but unless that season turns everything to gold, it was an astronomical price to pay for the beverage. After the lengthy investigation, the Port …

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Flight Out Of Israel Aborted After Passengers Are Sent Photos Of Plane Crashes Via Apple’s AirDrop Feature

The BBC reports: The captain of a Turkish AnadoluJet flight aborted its take-off at Israel’s main airport after passengers received plane crash images on their phones. Israel’s aviation authority said the aircraft was taxiing at Ben Gurion Airport when the incident happened. Passengers and crew were taken off and the luggage reinspected. Several young Israelis were identified as suspects and …

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