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American Airlines Pilot Tackles Passenger Charged With Assaulting Flight Attendant

A Kentucky man is banned from flying on commercial airlines after being arrested on a slew of charges following an altercation with an American Airlines flight attendant that resulted in the man being pinned to the ground by the plane’s pilot. [More]

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17 Passengers, Crew Member Taken To Hospital After American Airlines Flight Stops Mid-Takeoff

An American Airlines flight bound for Philadelphia suddenly aborted its takeoff at Palm Beach International Airport Thursday afternoon because of a possible fluid leak, sending 14 passengers and three crew members to the hospital.  [More]

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Why Are There Seatbelt Demos On Airplanes?

A seatbelt is a fairly intuitive safety device: insert the flat end into the other piece and you’re secure in your seat — it’s fairly simple. We’ve all snapped one together, whether flying, driving or riding. So with the process likely engrained in our minds, why do airlines continue to include the simple instructions in their pre-takeoff safety demos?  [More]

United Airlines Flight Lands Safely After Two Attempted Landings, Ceiling Panels Fall Mid-Air

United Airlines Flight Lands Safely After Two Attempted Landings, Ceiling Panels Fall Mid-Air

A United Airlines flight with 214 passengers aboard landed safety in New Jersey on Tuesday after the pilot aborted one landing attempt while several panels inside the aircraft fell to the floor. [More]

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American Airlines Pilot Removed From Flight, Arrested After Failing Breathalyzer

Travelers on an American Airlines flight to Philadelphia encountered an unusual delay on Saturday, when the co-pilot of the plane was arrested after failing a breathalyzer test, resulting in the cancellation of the flight.  [More]

Alaska Airlines, Feds, & Apple Investigating After iPhone 6 Catches Fire Midair

Alaska Airlines, Feds, & Apple Investigating After iPhone 6 Catches Fire Midair

Last week, a Delta Air Lines flight was delayed after an e-cigarette ignited itself in a passengers’ carry-on bag. Days later, an Alaska Airlines flight experienced a similarly explosive situation when the iPhone 6 of one traveler allegedly burst into flames midair.  [More]

Alaska Airlines Adjusts Plane’s Departure To Ensure Passengers See Total Eclipse

Alaska Airlines Adjusts Plane’s Departure To Ensure Passengers See Total Eclipse

It’s not everyday that we get to see a total solar eclipse, and it’s not everyday that an airline will adjust a flight’s path and departure time just so passengers can get the best possible view of said solar eclipse. But that’s exactly what Alaska Airlines did for a flight from Alaska to Hawaii today. [More]

Mother Says American Airlines Failed To Tell Her When Unaccompanied Daughter’s Flight Was Diverted, Canceled

Mother Says American Airlines Failed To Tell Her When Unaccompanied Daughter’s Flight Was Diverted, Canceled

You put a lot of trust in an airline when you hand over your unaccompanied child for a solo flight. At the very least, you’d hope that someone might let you know when your kid’s flight is diverted and then canceled.  [More]

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United Airlines Flight Slides Off Chicago Runway After Landing

Winter storms have wreaked havoc on post-holiday travel this week, canceling thousands of flights across the country. Perhaps hardest hit was Chicago, where nearly half the flights in and out of the city were canceled Monday. Issues continued at O’Hare International Airport on Wednesday when a United Airlines flight slid off the runway.

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Southwest Flight Veers Off Runway After Landing; Eight Injured

A 90-minute Southwest Airlines flight went smoothly for 133 passengers, at least until the plane landed in Nashville Tuesday night, veering off the runway and injuring eight people.  [More]

American Airlines Flight Diverted Because Of Yet Another Unruly Passenger

American Airlines Flight Diverted Because Of Yet Another Unruly Passenger

Unfortunately, reports of unruly passengers diverting flights has become somewhat of an unwelcome norm recently. The trend continued on Tuesday when an American Airlines flight made an unexpected landing after one traveler became disruptive, threatened crew members, and had to be restrained.  [More]

Dear Travelers: Please Don’t Choke Your Fellow Passengers Over Reclined Seats

Dear Travelers: Please Don’t Choke Your Fellow Passengers Over Reclined Seats

Last fall, airlines suffered a spate of incidents in which travelers just couldn’t agree on the proper etiquette regarding reclining seats, leading to a number of trips being diverted mid-flight. While that unfortunate trend seemed to dissipate for a time, it’s apparently back, and more violent than before: a Southwest Airlines flight made an emergency landing this weekend after one passenger choked another over a reclined seat.  [More]

Turbulence On Hawaii-To-Philippines Flight Leaves 15 Injured

Turbulence On Hawaii-To-Philippines Flight Leaves 15 Injured

More than a dozen passengers flying from Hawaii to the Philippines on Friday were injured when the plane hit an unusually rough patch of air. [More]

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British Airways Flight Catches Fire On Las Vegas Runway, 14 Passengers Injured

Fourteen people were injured Tuesday when a British Airways plane preparing for takeoff from Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport suddenly experienced engine failure that resulted in an intense fire. [More]

United Airlines Passenger Tied To Seat After Becoming Aggressive On Transatlantic Flight

United Airlines Passenger Tied To Seat After Becoming Aggressive On Transatlantic Flight

The long trip across the Atlantic got a bit longer for passengers on a United Airlines flight from Tel Aviv to Newark after one passenger reportedly became aggressive and had to be restrained for much of the 11-hour journey. [More]

Airplane Door Panel Falls From Sky, Nearly Makes Hole-In-One On Golf Course

Airplane Door Panel Falls From Sky, Nearly Makes Hole-In-One On Golf Course

When playing a round of golf you might hear the occasional “FORE!” as a warning to watch out for a ball flying through the air. What you don’t expect is for the object hurtling though the sky toward the green to be a piece of metal once attached to an airplane. [More]

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New “World’s Longest Flight” Connects Dubai To Panama City In Only 17.5 Hours

Are you someone who likes sitting for a long period of time inside a metal tube with scores of (maybe annoying) strangers while traveling hundreds of miles per hour in the air? If the 17 hour flight from Dallas to Sydney just didn’t do it for you, then there’s a new option that tacks on another 35 minutes. [More]

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Proposed Hypersonic Plane From Airbus: Paris To Tokyo In 3 Hours (Instead Of 12)

Because we can not yet bend time and space to our will, time is valuable. Which is why travelers might like to save that important resource and spend much less time on the plane than they do now. Airbus may make that a reality with its idea for a hypersonic plane.

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