Posts Tagged ‘Airlines’

Daallo Airlines plane explosion: Cellphone video shows blast aftermath, pilot describes scene

Daallo Airlines plane explosion: Cellphone video shows blast aftermath, pilot describes scene

MOGADISHU – The cellphone video pans from passengers, some wearing oxygen masks, in seats toward the back of the airliner in flight, and then swivels to the empty front area with a hole in the side of the cabin, the result of an explosion soon after takeoff from Somalia’s capital. The passengers bunched in...

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Malaysia Airlines temporarily bans luggage

Malaysia Airlines temporarily bans luggage

Shawn PriceKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jan. 6 (UPI) — Malaysia Airlines temporarily banned some luggage on flights to Europe due to strong headwinds, the airline said. Top News – UPI.com

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Florida-bound Spirit Airlines plane evacuated at LaGuardia

Florida-bound Spirit Airlines plane evacuated at LaGuardia

Ann Marie AwadNEW YORK, Dec. 26 (UPI) — Spirit Airlines flight 197 to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., was evacuated Saturday morning after passengers said they saw smoke coming from the plane’s engines. Top News – UPI.com

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Don’t Let the Airlines Lose Your Luggage This Thanksgiving

Don’t Let the Airlines Lose Your Luggage This Thanksgiving

Filed under: Travel, Transportation & Logistics, Consumer Issues Alan Diaz/AP By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ NEW YORK — Heading into winter, fliers should take extra precautions with their checked luggage — December and January are traditionally the worst months for lost bags. To avoid problems, arrive at the airport early enough to let your bag get...

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American Airlines Revamps Its Frequent Flier Program

American Airlines Revamps Its Frequent Flier Program

Filed under: Travel, Transportation & Logistics, Travel Industry, Consumer Issues, Airfare Lynne Sladky/AP By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ NEW YORK — American Airlines (AAL) is changing its frequent flier program, becoming the latest carrier to have passengers earn miles based on how much they spend rather than how far they fly. The move announced Tuesday follows...

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Passenger claims racial discrimination after being booted off Spirit Airlines flight

Passenger claims racial discrimination after being booted off Spirit Airlines flight

LOS ANGELES – Officers escorted a man and his girlfriend off a plane after he became upset when his seat was double-booked, and five other passengers were removed when they protested his treatment, airport police said Tuesday. The incidents occurred Monday evening as SpiritĀ Airlines Flight 868 was boarding at Los Angeles International Airport for...

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Travel delays caused by Southwest Airlines glitch

Travel delays caused by Southwest Airlines glitch

Shawn PricePHOENIX, Oct. 12 (UPI) — Southwest Airlines suffered a technical glitch that delayed flights and caused long lines at airports across the country, the company said. Latest News – UPI.com

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American Airlines plane diverted after pilot becomes ill, dies

American Airlines plane diverted after pilot becomes ill, dies

Tomas MonzonBOSTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) — An overnight flight from Phoenix, Az. to Boston, Mass. landed in Syracuse, N.Y. Monday morning as one of the pilots fell ill and died. Latest News – UPI.com

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Consumer Panel: Airlines Should Disclose Fees, Seat Size

Consumer Panel: Airlines Should Disclose Fees, Seat Size

Filed under: Travel, Transportation & Logistics, Travel Industry, Consumer Issues, Airfare Elaine Thompson/AP By Joan Lowy WASHINGTON — Airlines should clearly disclose the cost of change and cancellation fees, as well as the size of the plane’s seats, before a passenger buys a ticket, a federal panel said Tuesday. Hotels should also be required...

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Airfare Deals Pop Up as Airlines Wage Limited Fare Wars

Airfare Deals Pop Up as Airlines Wage Limited Fare Wars

Filed under: Travel, Transportation & Logistics, Travel Industry, Consumer Issues, Vacation Planning Nick Ut/AP By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ Airline fare wars are making a comeback. Don’t expect widespread sales or cheap flights home for Thanksgiving. But a number of cities are seeing ridiculously low prices at off-peak hours — prices the industry has spent the...

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