In an effort to reduce the risk of midair collisions, new air traffic control procedures have begun at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. This change was prompted by a pair of near missed at the airport in 2011, in which planes came within a few hundred feet of each other...
Orlando, Fla. - Southwest Airlines in partnership with Sea World in Orlando has unveiled a new logo jet, Penguin One, to celebrate the park's new Antarctica attraction. Emblazoned on the side of the Boeing 737-700 airplane is a Gentoo penguin, one of the many types found both in Antarctica and at...
Corpus Christi, TX - United Airlines flight number 4128 made an emergency landing in Corpus Christi (CRP). The flight originated from Harlingen, TX and was to land in Houston (IAH). Shortly after takeoff in Harlingen, the crew reported an unknown loud noise and diverted the flight to Corpus Christi. Upon landing,...
More air passengers are expected for the July 4 holiday period this year than last year in 2012, which is July 3 through July 7 this year. An estimated 3.07 million people will travel by airplane for this years holiday celebrating America's independence, up .01% from last year. The overall...
JetBlue Flight 577 made an emergency landing at Orlando International Airport just a few minutes ago after discovering problems with brakes and its rudder in midair. The flight had 95 passengers on board and originated in Stuart, Florida. It was an Embraer ERJ-190 originally headed for Newburgh, NY. Fire Rescue vehicles...
Cape Canaveral, Fla. - Space Shuttle Atlantis STS-135 rockets into space and history four minutes late, bringing an end to the 30 years of space shuttle launches, the first shuttle went up in 1981. The shuttle went up from launch pad 39A. On board were Commander Christopher Ferguson, his third space...
Phoenix- A Southwest Airlines flight from El Paso, Texas to Phoenix, Arizona had to make an emergency landing instead of its planned normal landing after an engine failed.  Officials from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport said the Boeing 737 carrying 139 people landed safely with no injuries. Fire and emergency...
DOT statistics released for the first half of 2011 show United, US Airways and Continental Airlines, take the top three spots for complaints about major airlines. While overall complaints are down compared to the same time last year, they've only decreased by 400. Much of that is attributed to Twitter...
Bali, Indonesia A drunken passenger trying to break into the cockpit of a Virgin Australia flight on Thursday caused a hijacking scare. The Boeing 737 was carrying 139 passengers and six crew from Brisbane, Australia to Bali, Indonesia. One hour before the plane landed pilots aboard the flight alerted air traffic controllers...
British air carrier Virgin Atlantic says it is ending service to the less-traveled destination in favor of increasing flights to popular U.S. destinations and large cities. On the chopping block for the airline co-founded by Sir Richard Branson is Tokyo, Mumbai, Vancouver and Cape Town. Virgin Atlantic CEO Craig Kreeger said, "Transatlantic flying has...