United Airlines is moving ahead with the installation of WiFi for passengers that began this past June on-air Airbus A319. The airline is equipping new airplanes it is receiving with Wifi and is beginning to retrofit existing aircraft with the service. United will be being to install Wifi on its...
As Hurricane Irene continues to make front page news and spirals closer to the densely populated northeast US, airports have begun preparations to close once the storm is close enough. While Florida airports readily handle such advance preparations almost as routine business, it is unusual for northeast airports and it...
Southwest Airlines has announced it will add seven new routes out of Washington, D.C.’s Reagan National Airport, DCA, as it receives new slots that were given up by American/U.S. Airways as a condition of that merger. New routes from DCA include flights to Chicago Midway, Nashville, New Orleans, Tampa, Akron-Canton,...
The Transportation Security Administration has issued orders to some airports overseas that have direct flights to the US requiring additional screening procedure for personal electronics. The new rules will require that passengers power on electronics during security screenings in order to verify that the devices work. If the devices are...
Denver, CO United Airlines flight 447, an Airbus A320, made an emergency landing in Grand Junction, Colorado while en route from Denver to Los Angeles. According to the Grand Junction Fire Department, six-passenger becomes suddenly ill and overhead oxygen masks deployed while airborne. One person was hospitalized and five others were...
Philadelphia, PA Passengers aboard a US Airways flight were forced to evacuate their plane after the nose gear collapsed while attempting an emergency landing at the Philadelphia International Airport. The Airbus 320 was traveling from Philadelphia to Fort Lauderdale on Thursday when one of the landing gear tires blew during takeoff...
Mexico City, Mexico - The body of Nick Aaronson was found dead in his hotel room in Mexico City earlier today. He was a flight attendant for US Airways. According to Rene Hernandez Cueto of the Mexican Attorney General's office, the body appeared to have been struck by a blunt object...
Russia has denied European airlines overflight routes from Europe to Asia as part of its retaliation to the European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme, ETS, for carbon emissions. This move makes Russia the latest in a long line of countries enacting retaliatory measures or considering such, 30 nations have joined...
Orlando, Fla. - 49-year-old Glenn Stephen Hansen has pleaded guilty to pointing a laser beam at airplanes departing Orlando International Airport, MCO, and now faces up to five years in prison. Prosecutors say Hansen aimed his laser pointer at departing aircraft 23 times between January 2012 and March 2012. During court...
Cape Canaveral, Fla. - On board was Commander Christopher Ferguson in seat 1, his third space flight; Pilot Douglas Hurley in place 2, his second space flight; Mission Specialist Sandra Magnus in seat 3, her third space flight; Mission Specialist and crew engineer Rex Walheim in position 4, his third...