Stories tagged: flight
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 3:30 p.m.
Tokyo-bound flight live-tweeted by Chrissy Teigen carried 2 unauthorized passengers, TSA official says
A Tokyo-bound flight from Los Angeles that turned back to widespread attention on social media was carrying not one but two passengers unauthorized to be on board, the Transportation Security …
Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 3:45 p.m.
Former Facebook exec says she was harassed on flight
Alaska Airlines said Thursday it’s investigating a claim that flight attendants allowed a passenger to sexually harass a former Facebook executive on a flight.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 28, 2017, 8:46 a.m.
Flight carrying Oklahoma City Thunder encounters bird
Delta Airlines officials said a charter flight carrying the Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team from Minneapolis to Chicago apparently encountered a bird when it was landing.
Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 4:14 p.m.
Florida man indicted in brawl on flight to be released
A Florida man who fought with flight attendants and passengers when he tried to open the exit door of a Delta Air Lines flight bound from Seattle to China has …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 12:36 p.m.
Passenger dragged off flight claims racial profiling
A woman seen on video being dragged off a Southwest Airlines flight in Maryland has said she believes she was a victim of racial profiling.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 8:32 p.m.
Woman removed from plane at Baltimore airport after reporting allergy, refusing to leave
Police removed a woman from a Southwest Airlines flight before it left Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport on Tuesday night, after she reported a life-threatening allergy to two animals aboard …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 9:32 p.m.
Seattle-bound flight stops in Spokane for medical emergency
An Alaska Airlines flight from Chicago to Seattle made an emergency landing in Spokane because of a medical emergency.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 5:24 p.m.
U.S. ban on Americans traveling to North Korea takes effect
A U.S. ban on Americans traveling to North Korea took effect Friday amid concerns about the fate of those who have been detained there in the past. The U.S. said …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 26, 2017, 5:57 p.m.
Analysis: Flight of ex-Thai prime minister boosts junta rule
As a prominent opponent of Thailand’s ruling junta, ousted Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra would have been a thorn in the government’s side no matter how the country’s top court ruled …
Sat., June 3, 2017, 8:20 p.m.
North America’s shortest international flight to take off
North America’s shortest scheduled international flight – at less than 20 minutes – will soon leave daily from Friday Harbor Airport in Washington and land in Victoria, Canada.
Fri., May 19, 2017, 9:52 p.m.
Disturbance on L.A.-to-Hawaii flight brings FBI, fighter jets
Two U.S. fighter jets were summoned Friday to escort a flight from Los Angeles to Hawaii after an unruly man was subdued by passengers and flight attendants, who used a …
Thu., May 11, 2017, 2:21 p.m.
Oregon man sentenced for groping girl on flight from Texas
A federal judge on Thursday sentenced an Oregon man to home detention and probation for groping a 13-year-old girl who was traveling alone a flight from Dallas to Portland last …
UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017, 6:56 p.m.
Pullman-Moscow Airport has gone to the birds
Work to re-configure the runway at the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport has inadvertently created habitat for wildlife and a potential hazard for aircraft.
Fri., March 24, 2017, 10:27 p.m.
Oregon woman pleads guilty to assaulting passenger on flight
An Oregon woman pleaded guilty Friday to a felony assault charge that was filed after a female passenger complained that she had been groped during a flight from Las Vegas …
Fri., March 24, 2017, 8:12 p.m.
British Airways starts scanning faces to enable faster boarding
British Airways is rolling out technology that will allow passengers to go through boarding gates at its main London Heathrow Airport hub using facial recognition.
Wed., March 22, 2017, 9:08 p.m.
Alaska Airlines to drop Virgin America name and logo
Alaska Airlines says as part of their merger with Virgin America they will drop the Virgin America name and logo.
Wed., March 15, 2017, 5:17 p.m.
Woman burned when headphones explode on flight to Australia
An Australian woman suffered burns to her face after her battery-operated headphones exploded during a flight from Beijing to Melbourne, Australian air safety investigators said Wednesday.
UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 11:08 p.m.
Travelers fret about Wi-Fi, but it might be about to get better
When it comes to travel, internet access has never been more ubiquitous – or more underwhelming.
Sat., Feb. 11, 2017, 10:45 p.m.
United Airlines: Pilot taken off San Francisco-bound flight
United Airlines says it’s investigating after a pilot was removed from a San Francisco-bound flight before it left Austin, Texas.
Fri., Dec. 23, 2016, 7:59 p.m.
Drone sales soaring this Christmas, capping a record year for the industry
Still looking for that perfect Christmas gift? It’s not too late to buy a drone, the gift that 1 in 5 people say they’d like to receive and that 1.2 …
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 5:42 p.m.
Pilots who fly Amazon planes suggest company may not deliver
Union pilots who fly products for Amazon.com are taking concerns about pay, working conditions and staffing shortages directly to online shoppers with a digital marketing blitz that suggests the internet …
Thu., Sept. 29, 2016
People: Work on airstrip for Bruce Willis suspended due to zoning
Construction of a private airstrip for actor Bruce Willis in Idaho has been suspended because of zoning issues.
Mon., Sept. 12, 2016, 4:05 p.m.
Engine blade on Southwest jet showed signs of cracking
An engine fan blade on a Southwest Airlines jet that was forced to make an emergency landing last month broke off and the stub of the blade showed signs of …
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 8:03 a.m.
Historic commercial flight from U.S. lands in Cuba
The first commercial flight between the United States and Cuba in more than a half century flew out of Fort Lauderdale for the central city of Santa Clara on Wednesday …
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016, 3:25 p.m.
World’s largest aircraft damaged on 2nd test flight
The developer of the world’s largest aircraft says the blimp-shaped airship sustained damage after it made a bumpy landing Wednesday on its second test flight in eastern England.
Fri., July 15, 2016, 2:58 p.m.
Grand jury indicts airline passenger accused of groping girl
An Oregon man accused of groping a 13-year-old girl during an American Airlines flight has been indicted on a charge of abusive sexual contact.
Sat., June 11, 2016, 7:46 p.m.
Solar-powered pilots’ globe-circling flight arrives in NYC
The pilots of a solar-powered airplane on a globe-circling voyage that began more than a year ago said their flight over the Statue of Liberty inspired them on their mission …
Thu., June 2, 2016, 12:44 p.m.
United CEO pitches plan to win back fliers in first major public appearance in post
United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz aims to win loyal fliers back, starting with a new business class product that he personally unveiled Thursday at his first major public appearance since …
Sat., May 28, 2016, 8:22 p.m.
Why hasn’t TSA PreCheck program reduced airport wait times?
The idea behind TSA PreCheck is to create a faster checkpoint for low-risk fliers so that TSA can focus its limited resources on the majority of travelers in regular security …
Wed., May 11, 2016, 10:43 a.m.
Passenger’s quest for beer forced flight to divert to Portland, feds say
A passenger who authorities say forced an Alaska Airlines flight to be diverted after he didn’t get a beer has pleaded not guilty in Portland to a charge of interfering …