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  • Airline offers to send illegal immigrant children in US separated from families back home for free

    06/23/2018 1:22:21 PM PDT · by TBP · 17 replies
    The Blaze ^ | June 22, 2018 | Breck Dumas
    Mexican airline Volaris is offering free flights home for illegal immigrant children in the United States to be reunited with their families. In a statement released on Friday, the airline said, “It hurts us to see these children without their parents and it is our vocation to reunite them.” So, what’s the plan? Coordinating with authorities in the U.S, Mexico, and numerous Central American countries, Volaris said it will provide free seating for the children to all the locations on their pre-existing routes — roughly 65 destinations in North and Central America. Volaris also said in its statement that “Since...
  • Turkish F-35 made its first flight (in Ft. Worth, TX)

    05/11/2018 6:34:23 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 55 replies
    Ahval (events) ^ | May 11, 2018 | none stated
    The first fighter jet F-35A bought by the Turkish Armed Forces made its maiden flight in Fort Worth, Texas, the Dutch Aviation Society announced on Twitter. The jet produced by Lockheed Martin had tail number 18-0001 and was flown by Commander Wilson. The Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) is expected take delivery of the first batch of 30 Lockheed Martin F-35 single-engine fighters at a ceremony in the United States on Jun. 21, in spite of a U.S. Congress bill calling for a halt in weapons sales due to faltering relations between the two countries. Lockheed Martin has not issued any...
  • Boy, 12, stole mum’s credit card, booked flight to Bali and spent four days living life of..

    04/21/2018 12:26:18 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 58 replies
    mirror uk ^ | 21 APR 2018 | Tom Davidson
    Full title: Boy, 12, stole mum’s credit card, booked flight to Bali and spent four days living life of luxury after fight with parents. A cheeky schoolboy stole his mum's credit card and flew to Bali, spending four days living a life of luxury, after getting into a fight with his parents. The boy, who has not been named, booked the cheap flight after researching online which airline would allow him to travel by himself without parental permission. He managed to find a ‘cheap deal’ to the Indonesian island and booked the flight on a school day, 9news reports ....
  • Qantas flights direct from London to Perth – we reveal the hell of flying non-stop for 17 hours [tr]

    03/26/2018 8:14:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 110 replies
    UK Sun ^ | March 26, 2018 | Jacob Lewis
    I KNOW I shouldn’t think about it, I’ll scare myself to death but after seventeen hours in the air, I can’t get the worst case scenario out of my head. No, not a plane crash. I am convinced that I am breathing more farts than air. I’m on Qantas’ inaugural Perth to London flight, the longest to and from the UK, and the atmosphere in the pressurised tube I’ve been sharing with over 200 other bodies has gotten quite stale.
  • Flight to Heathrow DIVERTED midway across Atlantic due to 'disruptive passenger'

    01/11/2018 11:01:31 PM PST · by ransomnote · 15 replies ^ | January 11, 2018 | JOEY MILLAR
    American Airlines flight AA732 was diverted several hours into a trip from Charlotte to Heathrow. It turned around over the Atlantic and wasdiverted to Philadelphia. It has now arrived safely at Philadelphia
  • VIDEO– Passport System Collapses: Holiday Travelers Paralyzed in All U.S. Airports...

    01/01/2018 7:01:56 PM PST · by Revel · 61 replies
    True-Pundit ^ | 1-1-18
    We are getting reports that all international travelers in the United States are weathering horrendous lines as the computer system for passports operated by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol has failed late Monday night. On one of the busiest travel nights of the holiday season. A video of the nightmare in Miami’s airport is being played out throughout the United States. Twitter posts at Link
  • Friday the 13th: Flight 666 makes it safely to HEL

    10/13/2017 10:00:37 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 13th, 2917 | Associated Press
    "The Helsinki airport says Flight 666 has arrived safety in HEL — the airport code for the Finnish capital — for the last time."
  • You can learn to build aerial taxis with Udacity’s new Flying Car Nanodegree

    09/23/2017 3:21:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Tech Crunch ^ | September 19, 2017 | Darrell Etherington
    Online education company Udacity is growing its new Nanodegree program yet again – it’s adding two entirely new programs to the roster, including a new entry-level self-driving Nanodegree, as well as a brand new one focused on ‘flying cars’ (though it’s actually a bit more nuanced than that). The Flying Car program will include course material created by world-leading aeronautics and aerospace industry experts, including MIT professor Nicholas Roy, ETH Zurich professor and Kiva Systems co-founder Raffaelo D’Andrea, University of Toronto Aerospace Studies professor Angela Schoellig and Udacity founder Sebastian Thrun himself. Thrun is also CEO of personal aircraft startup...
  • Nonstop to Hawaii By Air and Sea (Incredible 1925 U.S. Naval Aviation Story)

    08/28/2017 8:24:45 PM PDT · by PROCON · 8 replies | March 9, 2017 | JOHN J. GEOGHEGAN
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  • Flight delayed for hours after woman throws coins into engine for good luck

    06/27/2017 1:04:31 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 57 replies ^ | Jun 27, 2017 | Harley Tamplin
    But when your trip is delayed because a fellow passenger has done something really, really stupid, they’re even worse. That’s what happened on Tuesday in China, where a plane was grounded for several hours – because an elderly woman threw coins into one of its engines. The 80-year-old, whose surname is Qiu, police said, told officers she did it for good luck. Officials said she threw nine coins at an engine of China Southern Airlines flight CZ380 as she was boarding at Shanghai Pudong International Airport. Eventually they were all accounted for The flight was grounded for hours (Picture: AsiaWire)...
  • Tour of Mars assembled from NASA images reveals a wondrous uninviting planet (video)

    05/31/2017 2:05:07 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 58 replies
    Since it first began orbiting Mars in 2006, the HiRISE (High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment), a powerful camera attached to the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, has captured some 50,000 images of the planet. Its photographs have given scientists unprecedented access to Mars’s canyons, craters, mountains and sand dunes – the most detailed looks at the topography of another planet to date. In making A Fictive Flight Above Real Mars, the Finnish filmmaker Jan Fröjdman transformed stereoscopic anaglyphs taken by HiRISE into coloured, seemingly three-dimensional moving images, giving viewers something resembling the experience of a leisurely flight above our neighbouring planet. While often...
  • Here's what you get if you're involuntarily bumped from a flight

    04/13/2017 8:38:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    Yahoo News via CNBC ^ | 04/13/2017 | Kelli B. Grant
    The odds of getting involuntarily bumped from an airline flight are slim, but it pays to know your rights. In 2015, just 0.09 percent of passengers in the U.S. were denied boarding, according to Bureau of Transportation Statistics data. More than 9 in 10 of those passengers voluntarily gave up their seats in exchange for compensation. "It's fairly rare to be involuntarily bumped," said George Hobica, publisher of travel site "But if it happens to you, it's a big deal." The renewed attention on the rules comes in the wake of an incident on a United Express flight earlier...
  • Wretched Old Hag Harasses Trump Supporter On A Flight And TOTALLY GETS WHAT’S COMING TO HER

    01/22/2017 10:48:58 AM PST · by Twotone · 198 replies
    Chicks on the Right ^ | Jan. 22, 2017 | Mockarena COTR
    A clever and competent reader sent me this story, posted on FB by a fellow by the name of Scott Koteskey about his experience on a flight from Baltimore to Seattle, and you have to see it for yourself to believe the amazing amount of seahaggery shown by this ridiculous woman towards her fellow flight passenger. Backstory and video below.
  • When millennials fly, they don't want to say hi

    08/15/2016 6:26:22 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 99 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | August 15, 2016 | Sushma Un
    Here’s one more group millennials are ignoring as they spend time glued to their smartphones — airline personnel. About 61% of millennials admitted to hiding behind electronic devices in order to avoid interacting with airline staff, according to a survey market-research firm Mintel conducted among 2,000 adults. Beyond millennials, less than half of Generation X — those born roughly between 1965 and 1980 — say they avoid airline personnel, and less than 37% of baby boomers said so. Automated technology is increasingly replacing people for cost-savings and convenience, and few travelers still value the human touch in the process.

    07/30/2016 4:53:14 AM PDT · by Mr Apple · 13 replies
    THE VERGE ^ | June 28, 2016 | Casey Newton
    Inside the test flight of Facebook’s first internet drone.
  • Boeing and ANA Celebrate Airline's 100,000th 787 Dreamliner Flight

    01/12/2016 12:55:35 PM PST · by Gamecock · 5 replies
    Netcomposits.Com ^ | 12 January 2015
    Boeing and ANA (All Nippon Airways) have celebrated ANA becoming the first airline to reach its 100,000th revenue flight with the 787 Dreamliner, during a gate ceremony at Sea-Tac International Airport, Seattle, US. "The 787 Dreamliner has played an important role especially in forming the backbone of our international fleet," said Osamu Shinobe, President and CEO, ANA. "Reaching the 100,000th revenue flight milestone with the 787 Dreamliner is a significant milestone for ANA. As the largest customer of the 787, we look to forward to introducing the entire family of Dreamliners into our fleet as we aim to celebrate another...
  • Pollution cancels more than 220 Beijing flights: Xinhua [China]

    12/26/2015 8:27:42 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    Pollution cancels more than 220 Beijing flights: Xinhua staff | @CNBC 22 Hours Ago More than 220 flights at Beijing's Capital International Airport were canceled Friday as pollution caused poor visibility, China's official Xinhua news agency reported. Beijing's pollution alert level was upgraded to yellow on Friday from Thursday's blue, Xinhua reported Friday, noting that the four color-coded levels, in order from most severe to least, are red, orange, yellow and blue. Beijing has issued two red alerts in December -- its only two ever. A red alert dramatically limits car use, advises schools to close, shuts down outdoor...
  • This might be the reason a British Muslim family was kicked off the plane to Disneyland

    12/24/2015 10:36:32 PM PST · by BridgeOutAhead · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/24/2015 | Jim Edwards
    Mohammad Tariq Mahmood and his family were probably prevented from boarding a plane to Disneyland at Gatwick airport last week because a Facebook page linked to his address contained positive references to Al Qaeda and the Taliban, and because his brother was previously prevented from entering Israel, according to this CBS News report, which cites a US Department of Homeland Security official as a source.
  • Good luck in economy!Air India proposes world's longest non-stop flight-an 18-hour 8,700mile maratho

    09/25/2015 6:08:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 25, 2015 | Katie Amey
    Now this is what we call a long-haul flight. Air India has recently proposed a new flight route linking the IT hotspots of Bengaluru and San Francisco, located a staggering 8,699 miles (14,000km) apart. If approved, this particular path would be the world's longest non-stop commercial route with an estimated flight time of between 17 to 18 hours.
  • Flight control problem keeps flights grounded in NY and DC area

    08/15/2015 11:11:30 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 15 2015 | Staff
    Officials reported big delays Saturday at New York and Washington airports because of an air traffic control issue. Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport reported that a computer outage was limiting flight arrivals and departures there as well as Washington's Reagan National Airport and Dulles International Airport. The problem also affected flights leaving New York’s LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy airports, according to FlightAware’s online tracker. By 12:30 p.m. departure delays were at 1 hour and expected to grow, PIX11 News reported. Delays out of Newark International Airport were at 30 minutes and decreasing at that particular time, the station said,...