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Hillary Clinton's plane: 5 things to know
The Democratic nominee is getting plenty of use out of her new jet.       
34 points by USA Today | Westchester County New York White Plains New York Westchester County Airport President of the United States Hillary Rodham Clinton Airline Bill Clinton Rob Astorino
ATL airport busiest, but others lead in international traffic, cargo

-1 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Airport Delta Air Lines World's busiest airports by passenger traffic Atlanta World's busiest airport Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport Southwest Airlines Airline
Q&A: Calibrate your TV for best picture
If you bought a new HD TV, here's how to get the best picture.         
-1 points by Arizona Republic | Internet Airline The Signal Talk radio Low-cost carrier The Kim Komando Show Internet service provider Antenna
Exploding Galaxy Note faces airline bans
The FAA 'strongly advises' travelers to keep their Galaxy Note 7s off, while Australian airlines ban them.         
4125 points by Arizona Republic | IPhone Mobile phone Qantas Airline IPod Touch Federal Aviation Administration Lithium-ion polymer battery Lithium
Booking a flight to Cuba? Here's what to expect now
As flights to Cuba's smaller cities launch, U.S. fliers face a different airport experience.         
436 points by Arizona Republic | Cuba Airport Southwest Airlines Airline José Martí Delta Air Lines Cubans Cuban convertible peso
FAA warns airline passengers not to use Samsung phone
The warning follows numerous reports of the devices catching fire        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Federal Aviation Administration Lithium-ion battery Airline International Civil Aviation Organization Qantas Lithium Battery Lithium battery
Samsung's exploding Galaxy Note faces airline bans
The FAA 'strongly advises' travelers to keep their Galaxy Note 7s off, while Australian airlines ban them.         
4125 points by Arizona Republic | IPhone Mobile phone Qantas Airline IPod Touch Federal Aviation Administration Lithium-ion polymer battery Lithium
Booking an early flight to Cuba? Here's what to expect
As flights to Cuba's smaller cities launch, U.S. fliers face a different airport experience.         
436 points by Arizona Republic | Cuba Airport Southwest Airlines Airline José Martí Delta Air Lines Cubans Cuban convertible peso
Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 faces airline bans
The FAA 'strongly advises' travelers to keep their Galaxy Note 7s off, while Australian airlines ban them.         
4125 points by Arizona Republic | IPhone Mobile phone Qantas Airline IPod Touch Federal Aviation Administration Lithium-ion polymer battery Lithium
FAA warns airline passengers not to use new Samsung smartphone on plane
Aviation safety officials took the extraordinary step of warning airline passengers not to turn on or charge a new-model Samsung smartphone during flights following numerous reports of the devices catching fire. The Federal Aviation Administration issued the warning Thursday night, citing "recent...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Federal Aviation Administration Aircraft Air safety Mobile phone Air traffic control Airline National Transportation Safety Board The Extraordinary
Lawsuit aims to prevent Alaska Airlines-Virgin America deal
Consumers have filed a lawsuit to block Alaska Airlines’ purchase of Virgin America ...
73 points by Las Vegas Sun | Southwest Airlines Airline Delta Air Lines Aircraft US Airways Northwest Airlines Avianca Low-cost carrier
FAA warns airline passengers not to use Samsung smartphones
Aviation safety officials took the extraordinary step of warning airline passengers not to turn on or charge a new-model Samsung smartphone during flights following numerous reports of the devices catching fire. The Federal Aviation Administration issued the warning Thursday night, citing "recent...
709 points by Los Angeles Times | Federal Aviation Administration Aircraft Air safety Mobile phone Air traffic control Airline Telephone The Extraordinary
Airline outages show need for backup plans

-1 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Airline Avianca Delta Air Lines Northwest Airlines Eastern Air Lines Douglas DC-3 Airlines Pan American World Airways
What the real Sully thinks about the Tom Hanks movie
On Jan. 15, 2009, Captain Chesley Sullenberger and co-pilot Jeff Skiles successfully set down their bird-damaged airliner on the river next to Manhattan, and all 155 people on board were soon safely off-loaded.
24 points by The Denver Post | US Airways Flight 1549 Chesley Sullenberger US Airways Clint Eastwood Airline Water landing LaGuardia Airport Film
Remember Southwest's 'Wanna Get Away' ads? They're back!
Humorous ads first debuted in 1998 but have been dormant since 2008.         
569 points by Arizona Republic | Airline Southwest Airlines ATA Airlines Caribbean Sea Boeing 737 Caribbean The Contest The Carrier
BA apologizes for delays caused by computer glitches
LONDON - British Airways has apologized for delays caused by computer glitches in check-in systems — and warned that there may be further troubles.         
-1 points by Arizona Republic | British Airways Airline Qantas London Virgin Atlantic Airways Airline hub Air France London Heathrow Airport
Computer glitch sparks global airport delays

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$149 Europe fares? British Air parent rolls out new budget airline
Level starts with four routes to Barcelona, including two from California (Oakland and L.A.).         
-1 points by Arizona Republic | Airline London Gatwick Airport Low-cost carrier Low-cost airlines Aer Lingus JetBlue Airways British Airways Ryanair
BWI neighbors form group in fight against plane noise
BWI-Marshall Airport neighbors and their political representatives met Tuesday with aviation authorities as they continued a bid to end lower flight paths that they say have created too much noise over their homes. "This is our opportunity to make something that works for us," said Lance Brasher...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Federal Aviation Administration Anne Arundel County Maryland Air traffic control Airline Civil aviation authorities Air safety The Neighbors Federal government of the United States
Pilot’s ‘kiddie porn was on iPad when I got it’ defense doesn’t fly
A commercial airline pilot from Texas faces up to seven years prison after a Queens jury convicted him Thursday of having sickening child porn videos on his iPad. Thomas E. Perkins, 39, of Frisco, had been on trial for two weeks on charges that he possessed a total of five videos on his device, which...
-1 points by New York Post | Jury Supreme Court of the United States Delta Air Lines Judge Airline Avianca John F. Kennedy International Airport Lawyer
Travel Trouble: WOW air, where's my $92 refund?
A few months ago, my WOW air flight from Edinburgh, Scotland, to Keflavik, Iceland, was delayed. That caused me and my travel companion to miss our connecting flight to Baltimore. The next day, WOW rerouted us to Washington Dulles International Airport on Icelandair. But our car was 60 miles away...
10 points by Chicago Tribune | Southwest Airlines Washington Dulles International Airport Airline US Airways United Airlines Delta Air Lines Air France Pan American World Airways
Airline decisions during an in-flight medical emergency could cost you your life
Dr. Pamela Wible wrote an article printed in the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners Newsletter that points out an airline emergency in the sky can mean bad choices that could cost you your life.
43 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Airline Flight attendant Medicine Emergency department Physician Avianca Myocardial infarction Health care
My Turn: Regulations are in place for a reason
One of the time-honored mantras of the Republican Party is their distaste for many government regulations. They claim that regulations choke freedom of expression, discourage creativity, impinge on personal liberties, and burden free enterprise with unnecessary costs that drive up the price of goods...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | Airline Regulation Federal Aviation Administration Airport Federal government of the United States Avianca Southwest Airlines Airlines
Russia’s Aeroflot named world’s most powerful airline brand
Aeroflot has been named the most powerful airline brand in the world by leading valuation and strategy consultancy, Brand Finance, with the Russian company “surprisingly” leaving reputable American and Gulf carriers behind. Read Full Article at
10 points by Russia Today | World's largest airlines Airline Air France Regional airline SkyTeam Delta Air Lines Korean Air Flag carrier
Tourism official calls Trump’s foreign policy a challenge for international tourism promotion
Despite President Donald Trump’s attempted travel ban, local tourism officials are courting new airlines and promoting a welcoming message to international travelers at the Routes America 2017 conference underway at Aria in Las Vegas.
68 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Southwest Airlines Need Want Las Vegas Nevada Americas WANT Airline McCarran International Airport
Demotion of Cleveland airport whistleblower appears to have been in retaliation, OSHA finds
After a nearly two-year investigation, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a preliminary finding that a Cleveland Hopkins airport employee appears to have been demoted in retaliation for blowing the whistle on runway snowplowing problems. CLEVELAND, Ohio – The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a preliminary finding that a Cleveland Hopkins International Airport employee appears to have been demoted in retaliation for sounding the alarm on runway snowplowing problems and should be reinstated to his former position as airfield maintenance manager. In a letter this week to the city of Cleveland, OSHA Assistant Regional Administrator Mary Ann Howe wrote that the results of the agency's nearly two-year investigation suggest that Abdul-Malik Ali was warranted in blowing the whistle on a lack of de-icing chemicals and inadequate staffing on snow removal crews in recent winters. (Read the full letter in the document view below.) The letter goes on to say that Ali's demotion – the day after he met with an inspector from the Federal Aviation Administration to report the deficiencies – appears to be a form of retaliation for speaking out. That could constitute a violation of a federal law that protects employees from retaliation for reporting violations of FAA rules related to air carrier safety, the letter states. "The [city] has not demonstrated by clear and convincing evidence that it would have taken the same unfavorable personnel actions in the absence of Complainant's protected activities," the letter says. Howe emphasizes that the agency's findings are not yet final and said the city has 10 business days to provide additional evidence supporting its position. OSHA also invited the city to propose a settlement. A city spokesman declined to comment Wednesday, stating that the matter is the subject of pending litigation. Ali's complaint to the Department of Labor in 2015 states that in February of that year, he told FAA inspector Michael Stephens that his crews had been understaffed in violation of an agreement the airport had reached with the FAA three months earlier, spelling out how many field maintenance employees must be on duty to combat snow and ice. The following day, then-Airport Director Ricky Smith removed Ali from his 15-year post as manager of field maintenance. Ali said he was transferred to the job of "assistant to the deputy commissioner," instructed to clear out his office, moved to what he called a "mop closet" behind the cab booking stand on the terminal baggage level at Hopkins and given "make-work" assignments such as counting trashcans. The city responded by pointing out that Smith, at the time, was unaware of what Ali had told the FAA, and that Ali's conversation with the inspector was not the reason for his demotion. Instead, the city asserted, Smith reassigned Ali because of a long history of complaints that he was a poor manager and because of an incident – coincidentally on the day Ali spoke with the FAA inspector -- in which Ali was "too intoxicated to come into work during a snow event." Ali contends that he was off the clock at the time and was drinking a beer at home when he was ordered to return to the airport. The city called it the final straw that led to his transfer. In the following months, however, the FAA validated Ali's report of staffing shortages that led to runway snow and ice control problems. In September 2015, FAA officials sent the city notices of violations, listing dozens of dates when staffing at Hopkins fell far short of requirements, leaving inches of snow and ice uncleared from the taxiways and runways. Some of the most egregious infractions stemmed from a day in March of that year, when the airport's field maintenance crew was understaffed on all shifts -- with only four out of the required 18 maintenance operators working third shift -- despite a forecast calling for several inches of snow. As a result, snow and ice accumulated on runways, pilots refused to land, reporting poor braking conditions, and one taxiway went without anti-icing chemicals until well after midnight, the FAA found. The airport also failed to alert air carriers of the poor conditions and to deter planes from taxiing or landing on slick, hazardous surfaces, according to the FAA. The FAA proposed a civil penalty of $735,000. Last May, the city agreed to pay a $200,000 fine and pledged to improve its snow and ice control plan as part of a settlement with the agency. The city, however, has maintained that the incidents in question posed no risk to the flying public. While the FAA was investigating, Smith announced that he would be leaving the post he had held since 2006 to serve as the CEO and executive director of the Maryland Aviation Administration, responsible for overseeing public-use airports statewide. Ali's attorney, Subodh Chandra, said in an interview Wednesday that Ali feels vindicated by the findings of the FAA and OSHA. But he remains "hurt and baffled by the fact that no one presently in charge seems to be willing to do the right thing." "It is no shock that OSHA has determined that the city retaliated against Mr. Ali for reporting safety violations to the FAA," Chandra said. "But what remains shocking is the apparent continued unwillingness of the present airport administration and the mayor to take Mr. Ali out of the broom closet to which he was relegated and put him back in charge of keeping the traveling public safe. 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399 points by The Plain Dealer | Runway Southwest Airlines Airport Federal Aviation Administration Snow Delta Air Lines Airline Cleveland Hopkins International Airport
Lost luggage rates hit record low and canceled flights drop to 22-year low
U .S.-based airlines last year had the lowest rate of lost luggage, canceled flights and passengers getting bumped off overbooked planes in decades, the U.S. Department of Transportation reported Tuesday. But the number of discrimination complaints from passengers rose sharply in 2016 compared...
-2 points by Los Angeles Times | Discrimination Airline Sexism Aircraft Baggage handler Gender Delta Air Lines Overbooking
FAA to investigate Harrison Ford after potentially serious incident
Stephen FellerFeb. 14 (UPI) -- A plane piloted by Harrison Ford narrowly missed a commercial airliner while landing Monday in what FAA officials say could have been a serious accident.
32 points by UPI | Southwest Airlines Airport Airline Federal Aviation Administration Air safety Boeing 737 Douglas DC-3 Airliner
Berkshire raises stakes in airlines, Apple
Investments in American Airlines Group, Delta Air Lines and United Continental Holdings rose to $2 billion each        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Berkshire Hathaway Warren Buffett Airline Southwest Airlines Delta Air Lines GEICO Omaha Nebraska Bill Gates
Report: Harrison Ford has jet run-in at Calif. airport
Ford, who was told to land on a runway, mistakenly landed on a parallel taxiway, passing over an American Airlines jet        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Southwest Airlines Orange County California Air traffic control Federal Aviation Administration Los Angeles International Airport Airport Airline Runway
Harrison Ford lands illegally while piloting private plane
Harrison Ford reportedly landed illegally at a California airport while flying his private plane Monday.
571 points by Daily News | Southwest Airlines Airport Runway NBC Nightly News Air traffic control Airline Landing Orange County California
Three people busted for carrying guns at LaGuardia Airport
Three people were busted after trying to bring guns on their flights at LaGuardia Airport.
152 points by Daily News | Southwest Airlines LaGuardia Airport Texas Airline American Airlines JetBlue Airways Dallas Delta Air Lines
Allegiant Air launches service in Cleveland; 4 things to know about Hopkins' newest carrier
Industry experts expect the competition among Spirit, Frontier and now Allegiant to stimulate demand and drive down airfares in Cleveland even more. CLEVELAND, Ohio - Exactly how cheap are Cleveland travelers? We're about to find out. Starting Wednesday, the nation's three largest ultra-low-cost airlines will compete head-to-head at Cleveland Hopkins, the only mid-size airport in the United States where they'll fly to so many overlapping destinations. Industry experts expect the competition to stimulate demand and drive down airfares in Cleveland even more. Newest to the competition is Allegiant Air, the Las Vegas-based carrier that is leaving the Akron-Canton Airport after less than two years and moving to Cleveland Hopkins. Its first flight from Cleveland is Wednesday. Eventually, the carrier will serve 11 nonstop destinations from Cleveland, competing against Spirit Airlines or Frontier Airlines (or both) on at least seven of those routes. Critics of these bare-bones carriers say you get what you pay for: no in-flight entertainment, no peanuts and seats that don't recline. Even worse, they say, when weather or mechanical problems lead to delays and cancellations, passengers are sometimes stranded for days. Credit the dismantling of the United Airlines hub in 2014 for all this intense interest in Cleveland. Since United shuttered its hub, Hopkins has seen major expansions from several airlines, including Frontier, Spirit and JetBlue. Allegiant, founded in 1997, is different from most other carriers, even other low-cost airlines. Cleveland's ultra-low cost carriers COMPARING PRICES We picked a random week - the week of March 13 - and looked for the cheapest one-way fare available from Cleveland to four destinations on three competing airlines. We found some rock-bottom prices: Fort Myers/Punta Gorda Allegiant: $49 Frontier: $51 Spirit: $49.19 Orlando/Orlando Sanford Allegiant: $41 Frontier: $39 Spirit: $38.19 Phoenix/Phoenix-Mesa Allegiant: $67 Frontier: $99 Fort Lauderdale Allegiant: $42 Spirit: $39.99 COMPARING ON-TIME ARRIVALS Allegiant Percentage on time: 69 percent Average delay: 79 minutes Frontier Percentage on time: 71 percent Average delay: 67 minutes Spirit Percentage on time: 75 percent Average delay: 64 minutes Source: FlightStats; figures for January 2017 Here's what you need to know about Cleveland's newest carrier: Leisure destinations only Allegiant targets the leisure travel market exclusively, primarily north to south. From Cleveland, the airline will fly to six cities in Florida, plus Phoenix, New Orleans, Austin, Myrtle Beach and Savannah/Hilton Head. Many times, Allegiant flies into smaller, alternative airports (including Orlando Sanford, Punta Gorda and Phoenix-Mesa). Elsewhere, they fly into big, international airports, as in Austin, New Orleans and Fort Lauderdale. In addition to focusing only on leisure destinations, the airline also flies only on the most popular travel days. To New Orleans, for example, the carrier is flying Fridays and Mondays only, hoping to capitalize on weekend travelers. Allegiant is beginning with twice-weekly flights on all of its Cleveland routes, except Orlando Sanford (three times a week), Punta Gorda (three times a week) and St. Pete-Clearwater (four times a week). Fees, fees, and more fees Like its low-cost cousins, Allegiant entices travelers with super-low base fares that buy you a seat only. Most travelers need more: A checked bag is $20, a carry-on is $15 - but only if you pay for it when you buy your ticket. Otherwise, it's $45 or $50 (one-way). The price for an advanced seat assignment varies by flight, but starts at $10. And yes, of course, you'll pay for your Coke and chips. Allegiant also continues to charge an $8 fee to use a credit card to buy a ticket. The company also makes a big chunk of revenue from travelers who buy hotel rooms, rental cars and other vacation amenities on its site. Reliability and safety concerns Allegiant also saves money by flying older, used airplanes. Its fleet of 85 planes is the oldest among major U.S. carriers, with an average age of 22 years. When these older planes break down - and they do - it can create havoc for an airline that only flies to a destination two or three times a week. The Internet has an abundance of stories from unhappy Allegiant passengers, who have missed half of their vacation (or can't get home) because of flight delays and cancellations, caused by mechanical or weather issues. A bigger problem, according to the Tampa Bay Times, is whether the airline's planes are safe. The newspaper in November published the results of a major analysis of Federal Aviation Administration records, which concluded that Allegiant planes are four times as likely to fail during flight as those operated by other major U.S. airlines. The paper studied 65,000 records from 2015, and found that the average U.S. airline had about three unexpected landings caused by mechanical problems for every 10,000 flights. Allegiant had 12. The FAA last year cited Allegiant for a series of minor procedural infractions and required the airline to file a plan to address the findings, which it did last fall. In response to the newspaper's findings, Allegiant CEO Maurice Gallagher Jr. acknowledged that the airline needed to make some changes. "I don't disagree with the thrust of your numbers," he said in an interview with Times reporters. "We want to be well-known as being reliable and on time, and obviously safe, and that's an important part of our brand. And we're going to make sure we do those things. But if you stub your toe, step up and own it and move on." The airline is in the midst of phasing out its oldest airplanes, MD-80s that have been flying for nearly three decades. Last July, the carrier made its first-ever order for new airplanes, contracting with Airbus for 12 new A320s. Where they fly AllegiantFrontierSpirit Austin Atlanta Atlanta Destin, Fla. Cancun Boston Fort Lauderdale Charlotte Dallas Jacksonville Denver Fort Lauderdale Myrtle Beach Fort Myers Fort Myers New Orleans Houston Las Vegas Orlando Sanford Las Vegas Los Angeles Phoenix-Mesa Los Angeles Myrtle Beach Punta Gorda Minneapolis-St. Paul New Orleans Savannah/Hilton Head Orlando Orlando St. Pete-Clearwater Phoenix Tampa Portland Raleigh-Durham San Diego San Francisco Seattle Tampa Source: the airlines; note that not all routes have started and many are seasonal Cleveland's debut At least initially, Cleveland's new routes will be flown with a combination of MD-80s and Airbus 319s and 320s (to check which planes are used on which routes, see The carrier kicks off its service in Cleveland with a Wednesday afternoon flight to St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport. On Thursday, flights begin to Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Punta Gorda and Savannah/Hilton Head. And Friday: Austin, New Orleans and Phoenix. Flights to Myrtle Beach start in April and to Destin, Florida, in May. With those 11 destinations, Hopkins will have more Allegiant destinations than any northern city except Cincinnati. Allegiant spokeswoman Krysta Levy said the airline has been pleased with ticket sales so far. "Northeast Ohio has always been an important area for Allegiant, and we're excited that we get to serve even more travelers with more new service for the area." In addition to its short history at Akron-Canton, Allegiant also flies to several destinations from the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport. Cleveland's launch, however, marks a major expansion by the carrier - in a region that already has several low-cost carriers battling for customers. Tom Reich, an aviation consultant based in Washington, said he thinks Cleveland can support the additional capacity. "The pie is large enough," said Reich, director of air service development at AvPORTS, an airport management company. "Allegiant is coming to Cleveland because they see there's still a vacuum. If they thought the market was already saturated, they wouldn't come in." Todd Payne, chief of marketing and air service development at Hopkins, said Allegiant's aim is to actually grow the pie - by enticing more people to travel. "Air fares are going to continue to drop, for sure," he said. "This is a new test for their industry. Let's see how they do."
1096 points by The Plain Dealer | Southwest Airlines Airline Low-cost carrier US Airways Airline hub Airport Delta Air Lines AirTran Airways
Wi-Fi calls on planes OK? Answer is loud and clear: No
The Transportation Department has received more than 7,000 comments that almost universally urge a ban against Wi-Fi calls on planes.       
73 points by USA Today | Flight attendant Airline Delta Air Lines US Airways Southwest Airlines Pan American World Airways Aircraft Avianca
When a United pilot ranted about Trump, Clinton and divorce, her passengers fled
Passengers reportedly fled a flight before it could take off on Saturday — after a United Airlines pilot went on a bizarre rant over the intercom.
24 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Austin Texas Flight attendant Airline Austin American-Statesman United Airlines Cox Enterprises Aircraft Passenger
Crazed pilot rants about politics and divorce over plane intercom
A hysterical pilot dressed in civilian clothing took over an intercom on a San Francisco bound-flight and starting ranting about politics and her divorce, according to a report. The early morning diatribe at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport continued until the unnamed pilot–who was scheduled to charter the flight– was overcome by tears, and removed from the...
2280 points by New York Post | Airline Southwest Airlines Delta Air Lines US Airways Twitter United Airlines Aircraft Airport
'Cash me outside' girl returns to 'Dr. Phil' after rehab
The internet went crazy after one cocky 13-year-old girl made some controversial comments on the set of Dr. Phil back in September.
696 points by Daily News | Talk show Mother The Palm Beach Post Father Shelley Duvall Airline The Palm Phil McGraw
Rock musician charged with having loaded gun on Delta flight
ATLANTA (AP) — Rock guitarist Rick Derringer told a federal air marshal that he keeps his gun with him on commercial airline flights 30 to 50 times a year, and was only detained last month at Atlanta's airport near the…
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Delta Air Lines Airline Georgia George Wallace Avianca Northwest Airlines John F. Kennedy International Airport United States
Trump shows interest in privatizing air traffic control
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump told airline and airport executives Thursday that he is interested in privatizing America’s air traffic control system and improving the nation’s airports and roads, which he called obsolete.
-2 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Southwest Airlines Federal Aviation Administration Air traffic control Airport Airline United Airlines Delta Air Lines Privatization
Jason Derulo accuses American Airlines of racial discrimination
"If I wasn't Jason Derulo, I wouldn't be here right now," he said. "I'd be in f—king cuffs. It's 100 percent racial."
43 points by New York Post | Southwest Airlines Airline Aircraft Airport American Airlines Avianca Delta Air Lines Pan American World Airways
Delta Airlines accused of denying mandated sick leave to workers
Delta Airlines and three other carriers have denied workers mandated sick leave, according to the city’s Department of Consumer Affairs.
2539 points by Daily News | Delta Air Lines Airline Eastern Air Lines Avianca John F. Kennedy International Airport Pan American World Airways Flight attendant Northwest Airlines
White House says airline concerns will focus on U.S. jobs
In a pair of U.S. airline disputes with foreign carriers, the White House signaled Tuesday that President Trump’s focus will be on domestic jobs.         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | United Arab Emirates Airline Qatar Middle East US Airways Lufthansa Persian Gulf Saudi Arabia
Detroit Metro passenger traffic up second straight year
Metro had 34.4 million passengers come through its gates in 2016        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Delta Air Lines Southwest Airlines Airline Northwest Airlines Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport Low-cost carrier Airline hub US Airways
UK military jets escort civilian plane to London airport
LONDON — British fighter jets escorted a Pakistani civilian airliner to Stansted Airport near London on Tuesday after a passenger became disruptive, authorities said.The Royal Air Force said it launched Typhoon jets from a base in eastern England on Tuesday afternoon, and that the airliner "was intercepted and safely escorted to Stansted Airport," north of the capital.The plane was a Pakistan International Airlines flight from Lahore bound for London's Heathrow Airport, according to Stansted Airport.
1 points by Boston Herald | London Heathrow Airport Pakistan International Airlines BAA Limited Airline London Karachi Royal Air Force Busiest airports in the United Kingdom by total passenger traffic
DHS security report gravely worried that would-be terrorists could be among US airport insiders
A fresh report from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) voices concern that lone-wolf attacks could be carried out at US airports by individuals with access to secure areas, such as employees, who currently number around 900,000 people. Read Full Article at
218 points by Russia Today | Security Terrorism Airport security Infrastructure security Delta Air Lines National security Airline Transportation Security Administration
Flight attendant says she rescued girl from human trafficking
"Something in the back of my mind said something is not right," Shelia Frederick told WTSP-TV.       
-2 points by USA Today | Flight attendant Question Frederick Forsyth Airline Prostitution Adolescence Escort agency Human trafficking
Best travel loyalty program deals for February 2017
These promotions can help you keep the mileage bank well-stocked and pile on the perks for your next trip.         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | American Express New York City Airline Credit cards Oneworld Stay American Airlines North America
Qatar Airways claims longest flight record

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Flight attendant rescues teen girl from human trafficking
Shelia Fedrick saved the girl from human trafficking by leaving a secret message for the victim in a cabin bathroom during a flight.
26245 points by Daily News | Flight attendant Airline Super Bowl British Airtours Flight 28M Passenger Flight attendants
Which is the easier commute: flying to work in Miami from South America or driving to work in L.A. County?
Prodded by wanderlust, I moved a few years ago from Miami to Medellín, Colombia, and settled into an apartment not far from the spot where  Pablo Escobar, the infamous drug kingpin, was gunned down. Although I lived in Medellín, I continued to work as a flight attendant at my airline’s base of...
231 points by Los Angeles Times | Flight attendant Commuting Pablo Escobar Airline Passenger Apartment Air safety Eastern Air Lines