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  • Delta flight attendant smashes wine bottle over disruptive passenger's head

    July 8, 2017 6:32 PM

    A Delta Airlines flight attendant smashed a wine bottle over the head of a male passenger who lunged for an exit door and assaulted a flight attendant and fellow passenger during a Beijing-bound flight from Seattle. According to ABC News, 23-year-old Joseph Daniel Hudek IV of Tampa, Florida, appeared... more »
  • Several injured after plane hits truck on LAX Airport runway

    May 20, 2017 7:15 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Authorities say an Aeromexico flight clipped an airport utility truck while taxiing after landing at Los Angeles International Airport. Airport police spokesman Rob Pedregon said Saturday the plane clipped the service truck, causing it to overturn. Pedregon says no one on the plane was injured. He says... more »
  • Passengers use duct tape to subdue unruly man on Hawaii-bound flight

    May 20, 2017 6:11 PM

    HONOLULU - A man on a Hawaii-bound flight described as unruly and disheveled was subdued by passengers and a flight attendant who used an airplane drink cart to block him from getting to the front of the jet. He was then immobilized with duct tape in a seat until the... more »
  • Physician who was dragged off flight settles with United

    April 27, 2017 4:00 PM

    CHICAGO - A Kentucky doctor who was dragged off a United flight after he refused to give up his seat to crew members has reached a settlement with the airline for undisclosed amount. David Dao's legal team announced the settlement Thursday in a brief statement. The agreement includes a provision... more »
  • American Airlines employee grounded after confrontation with passenger Play Video

    April 22, 2017 7:49 PM

    HOUSTON - American Airlines says it has grounded a flight attendant who got into a verbal confrontation with a passenger after the flight attendant took a baby stroller away from another passenger. A witness said the flight attendant nearly hit the woman's child with the stroller as he was... more »
  • United CEO issuing new apology for passenger dragging Play Video

    April 11, 2017 2:52 PM

    CHICAGO - The CEO of United Airlines has issued a stronger apology about a passenger who was dragged off a United Express flight, calling the confrontation "truly horrific." Oscar Munoz said in a note to employees Tuesday that he continues to be disturbed by the events Sunday night in Chicago.... more »
  • 2 South Carolina children in hospital in bounce house flight Play Video

    April 10, 2017 11:19 AM

    TAYLORS - A church pastor says two children are still in a hospital after a bounce house was lifted into the air by a gust of wind in western South Carolina. Officials said five children were taken to the hospital after the inflatable attraction was carried into the air about... more »
  • Video shows guards dragging passenger off United flight Play Video

    April 10, 2017 9:42 AM

    CHICAGO - Video shows three security officials dragging a passenger from a United Airlines flight at a Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. The Louisville Courier-Journal reports a United representative confirmed Sunday night that a person was removed from Flight 3411 to Louisville, Kentucky, saying it was "overbooked." @united @FoxNews... more »
  • A slice for the stranded: Delta buys pizza for passengers

    April 6, 2017 12:12 PM

    ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines bought pizza for stranded passengers after canceling about 300 flights in the Southeast because of severe weather. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the Atlanta-based airline ordered more than 450 pies for passengers in states including Georgia, Tennessee, Louisiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Florida after storms on Wednesday... more »
  • That's not carry-on: Snake gets loose on Alaska flight

    March 21, 2017 1:48 PM

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A snake carried onto a commuter airplane flying between Alaska communities caused a commotion this past weekend. Anchorage television station KTVA reports that the loose snake was spotted Sunday on a 90-minute Ravn Alaska flight between Aniak in southwest Alaska and Anchorage. Photos show a pale snake... more »
  • American brings back free meals on some flights

    March 14, 2017 1:46 PM

    DALLAS, Tx. - American Airlines says it will offer free meals to everyone in economy on certain cross-country flights starting May 1. The decision at the world's biggest airline copies Delta Air Lines, which announced a month ago that it would restore free meals in economy on a dozen long-haul... more »
  • Families aim to raise $50 million to search for Flight 370

    March 4, 2017 11:18 AM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - The families of those onboard missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 have launched efforts to raise at least $50 million to fund a private search as they mark the third anniversary of the plane's disappearance. The nearly three-year search in the southern Indian Ocean was suspended Jan.... more »
  • American Eagle jet hits deer on takeoff, returns to airport

    February 15, 2017 1:57 PM

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Authorities say an American Eagle flight struck a deer shortly after taking off from the Charlotte, North Carolina, international airport, forcing it to turn around and abort a flight to Gulfport, Mississippi. The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement that the pilot of Flight 5320 declared... more »
  • Report: FAA not prepared for major air traffic outages

    January 13, 2017 12:50 PM

    WASHINGTON - A government watchdog says that the Federal Aviation Administration isn't prepared to handle major air traffic control outages. That's despite promises to update contingency plans made after extended disruptions in 2014 and 2015. A report by the Department of Transportation's inspector general says the FAA has been working... more »
  • 2 Libyans charged in Malta with hijacking a flight

    December 25, 2016 12:03 PM

    VALLETTA, Malta - Two Libyan men have been arraigned in a Maltese court on charges of hijacking a domestic Libyan flight to the Mediterranean island of Malta. Defendants Moussa Saha and Ahmed Ali each entered pleas of innocent and wore bulletproof vests in their appearance Sunday. They face up to... more »
  • Flight diverted to New York's JFK airport due to bomb threat

    December 12, 2016 11:43 PM

    NEW YORK - Authorities say a Lufthansa flight has been diverted to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport due to a bomb threat. Port Authority spokesman Steve Coleman says Lufthansa Flight 441 was heading from Houston, Texas, to Frankfurt, Germany, Monday night when a threat was called in to... more »
  • Delta will upgrade free snacks in the economy-fare cabin

    December 8, 2016 12:24 PM

    If it's true that an army travels on its stomach, will better snacks keep passengers loyal to one airline? Delta Air Lines is rolling out new free snacks for customers in the main cabin, including brand-name yogurt bars and pretzels. Some will come in larger portions than before because, Delta... more »
  • Baby's first flight: Woman gives birth while on airplane

    December 5, 2016 12:53 PM

    CHARLESTON, S.C. - A Southwest Airlines plane made an emergency landing in Charleston, South Carolina, after a baby was born in the middle of the flight. Airline spokeswoman Melissa Ford tells local news outlets that Flight 556 was on its way from Philadelphia to Orlando, Florida, on Sunday when a... more »
  • Woman jumps from plane's emergency door after flight lands

    November 29, 2016 1:43 PM

    HOUSTON - Authorities say a woman jumped from an emergency exit door on a flight after it landed at a Houston airport and took off running toward the terminal before she was caught. Authorities say the woman was a passenger on a United Airlines flight from New Orleans that landed... more »
  • First flight in half century leaves Miami bound for Havana

    November 28, 2016 10:06 AM

    MIAMI - Just three days after the death of Fidel Castro, the first regularly scheduled flight to Cuba's capital in more than a half-century has left from Miami. Several airlines began routes to other Cuban cities earlier this year; Monday morning's flight was the first of the new Havana-bound service... more »
  • FBI: No charges for Brad Pitt in alleged flight dispute

    November 22, 2016 9:06 PM

    LOS ANGELES - The FBI says it will not file charges against Brad Pitt stemming from an alleged dispute with his family aboard a private flight. The FBI released a statement Tuesday saying it has reviewed the circumstances of the alleged incident and will not pursue further investigation. Sources familiar... more »
  • Gold Star family of slain California soldier booed on flight

    November 19, 2016 9:31 PM

    STOCKTON, Calif. - The father of a California soldier recently killed in Afghanistan says he felt disrespected and hurt by passengers who booed him and his family when they were on a flight to meet his son's remains. Stewart Perry said he and his wife and daughter were flying on... more »
  • Allegiant to add flight between Cleveland and New Orleans

    September 21, 2016 1:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Allegiant Air will add a new year-round nonstop service from Cleveland to New Orleans early next year. The airline said in a news release Wednesday the flight is the fifth new route Allegiant has announced at Louis Armstrong International Airport this year. The Las Vegas-based airline will... more »
  • Passenger gets entire plane to himself on flight

    June 24, 2016 6:58 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – A lucky Delta Airlines passenger got on a flight and had the entire plane to himself. Steven Schneider was flying home to Atlanta on Tuesday, June 21 when he arrived to an empty gate area for his flight at the Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans.... more »
  • Solar-powered plane leaves Hawaii for California

    April 21, 2016 12:22 PM

    KAPOLEI, Hawaii - After some uncertainty about the weather, the Swiss-made Solar Impulse 2 airplane has taken off from Hawaii as it continues its journey around the world. The aircraft is heading to California as part of its circumnavigation of the globe using only energy from the sun. Its departure... more »
  • Passengers applaud as boy removed from plane over allergies

    February 26, 2016 1:02 PM

    SEATTLE - An Arizona boy who was removed from a plane after having an allergic reaction to dogs onboard was visiting the Pacific Northwest as part of a bucket-list trip for his terminal father. The boy's mother Christina Fabian tells KING-TV in Seattle as they were leaving the plane "people... more »
  • International flight grounded after shirtless man tries to urinate on fellow passenger

    February 10, 2016 5:31 PM

    LYON, France - A “massive brawl” was sparked on an Air Mediterranee flight Monday afternoon when a shirtless man attempted to urinate on a fellow passenger. Authorities reported FlightML2673 was bound for Paris from the Algerian capital of Algiers when flight attendants were forced to take the man to... more »
  • Nearly 900 flights canceled, 500 delayed in US

    December 28, 2015 10:01 AM

    UNDATED- Nearly 900 flights have been canceled across the U.S. and another 500 have been delayed due to the large storm system moving through the middle part of the country. Flight-tracking service FlightAware showed that more than a third of the cancellations were at Chicago's two main airports. Another large... more »
  • Airlines prep for holiday crush: More flights, bigger planes

    December 23, 2015 11:43 AM

    DALLAS - Airlines are shifting the timing of thousands of flights, even adding dozens of redeyes, as they try to avoid delays while hauling millions of passengers from now through the Christmas weekend. Success or failure could all depend on the weather and Mother Nature isn't making it easy on... more »
  • Flight diverted because of 'unruly' passengers

    November 22, 2015 1:41 PM

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Authorities say a Southwest Airlines flight headed from Indianapolis to Los Angeles has been diverted to Kansas City International airport because several passengers were being "unruly." FBI spokeswoman Bridget Patton said Sunday that three people were detained for questioning after Flight 5929 landed around 7:50 a.m.... more »
  • Thanksgiving travel tips

    November 3, 2015 7:42 AM

    Baton Rouge- Travel experts are disproving the myth that the Wednesday before Thanksgiving is the busiest travel day. According to the Department of Transportation, the actual busiest day for travelers is in the summer, and every year it's a different day. Here are some tips to help you find the... more »
  • LSU's Paul Mainieri takes to the skies with USAF Thunderbirds

    October 23, 2015 3:30 PM

    LAKE CHARLES - LSU Baseball coach Paul Mainieri reported to Chennault International Airport Friday morning for his chance to live a lifelong dream of suiting up and taking off on a demonstration flight with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. Mainieri, who was baseball coach at the United State Air... more »
  • Police: Man urinated on passengers aboard JetBlue flight

    September 11, 2015 4:55 PM

    PORTLAND - An Oregon man is facing charges after authorities say he urinated on passengers on a flight from Anchorage to Portland, Oregon. KOIN-TV reports 27-year-old Jeff Rubin was arrested early Friday after JetBlue Flight 47 arrived at Portland International Airport. A police report says passengers and airline employees told... more »
  • New Orleans airport gets new non-stop to Las Vegas

    August 13, 2015 12:37 PM

    KENNER - Spirit Airlines will soon launch a daily non-stop service between New Orleans and Las Vegas. The company announced Thursday that the light will start Nov. 13. Flights from New Orleans to Las Vegas will leave daily at 7 a.m. Daily returning flights will depart from Las... more »
  • Argument forces NOLA-bound plane to delay takeoff from Los Angeles gate

    August 4, 2015 5:35 PM

    LOS ANGELES - An unruly passenger caused a jetliner, destined for New Orleans, to delay its takeoff at Los Angeles International Airport. Authorities say Delta Air Lines Flight 1577 to New Orleans was at the gate Tuesday morning when a passenger bumped another woman with her bag. Airport... more »
  • Baton Rouge airport sees flight decline

    July 29, 2015 7:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge is one of many cities across the country that has seen the number of flights in and out of its airport drop over the past few years. The city has seen a 13.64 percent decrease in the number of flights at Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport when... more »
  • United flights returning to the air

    July 8, 2015 10:47 AM

    NEW YORK- The grounding of all United Continental flights in the United States is coming to an end. The flights were temporarily grounded this morning because of computer problems. Less than two hours later, United asked the Federal Aviation Administration to lift the ground stop order. And a passenger in... more »
  • Ohio River ended teens' suspected crime spree

    June 7, 2015 6:52 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio- The wide Ohio River is what ended the flight of a teenage couple authorities believe engaged in a crime spree that crossed into three states. A report released Sunday by the West Virginia State Police says the 16-year-old boy and 15-year-old girl jumped into the river in Tyler... more »
  • Secret Service testing drones, how to disrupt their flight

    March 10, 2015 3:09 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Mysterious, middle-of-the-night drone flights by the U.S. Secret Service during the next several weeks over parts of Washington are part of secret government testing intended to find ways to interfere with rogue drones or knock them out of the sky. A U.S. official briefed on the plans... more »
  • Southwest grounding 128 planes over missed inspections

    February 25, 2015 1:47 AM

    DALLAS, TX - Southwest Airlines says it has grounded 128 planes after failing to inspect backup hydraulic systems used to control the rudder if the main system fails. Southwest says it has canceled 90 flights so far. The grounding covers about one-fifth of its fleet. The airline said Tuesday night... more »
  • New airline to offer flights between New Orleans and Panama

    February 5, 2015 3:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Latin American airline will begin flying non-stop between New Orleans and Panama in June. Copa Airlines on Thursday announced it will begin nonstop service four times a week on June 24. From Panama, the company says travelers can make connections to 55 other Central and South... more »
  • Plane with 53 passengers crashes in river

    February 4, 2015 2:04 AM

    TAIPEI, Taiwan - At least 19 people are dead and 24 are missing after a Taiwanese flight crashed shortly after takeoff from Taiwan's capital, Taipei, with 58 people aboard. Video shows the TransAsia Airways plane turning on its side in midair, clipping an elevated roadway and careening into a shallow... more »
  • JetBlue flight searched after threat, nothing found

    January 27, 2015 2:16 AM

    BOSTON, MA - A JetBlue flight has returned to the gate before takeoff from Boston because of an unspecified threat, but authorities say nothing hazardous has been found. Massachusetts state police spokesman David Procopio says passengers were taken off Flight 321 to Palm Beach, Florida, on Monday night. Troopers with... more »
  • Some AirAsia crash victims buckled into their seats

    January 2, 2015 2:00 AM

    PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia - Search crews have now recovered 30 bodies from the AirAsia crash, and an Indonesian navy official says five of them were found still strapped in their seats. Col. Yayan Sofiyan, commander of the warship Bung Tomo, told MetroTV that the five were among seven bodies retrieved... more »
  • Despite demands, Syria no-fly zone a no-go for US

    October 11, 2014 1:27 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is boxed in by its promise to limit U.S. military engagement against Islamic State extremists, making it tough to agree to Turkey's condition for joining the fight in neighboring Syria. Turkey and other U.S. allies want the U.S. to create a no-fly zone inside Syrian... more »
  • Flight diverted over threat, woman hospitalized

    October 8, 2014 12:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The FBI says federal prosecutors won't charge a California woman who was removed from a plane in New Orleans after officials say she made a bomb threat during a SkyWest flight. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office Col. John Fortunato says the 31-year-old from Anaheim is hospitalized under a... more »
  • Top general: US needs more info on Islamic State Play Video

    August 26, 2014 3:01 AM

    KABUL, Afghanistan - The top U.S. military officer says the U.S. has some insights into the activities of Islamic State militants within Syria, but he declined to comment Tuesday on the Obama administration's move to conduct surveillance flights over that country. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs... more »
  • Kid stowed away on flight to Las Vegas back with family

    August 15, 2014 9:29 PM

    MINNEAPOLIS - A Minnesota boy who created a national stir last fall after he sneaked past security and boarded a flight to Las Vegas by himself is no longer under court authority. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said Friday the boy, now 10, is back with his family. He'd been... more »
  • Landrieu orders review on all flights during office

    August 15, 2014 8:10 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, under scrutiny for billing private chartered planes to her Senate office when she used the flights to attend campaign fundraisers, has ordered a complete review of all such payments made over the course of her 18 years in the Senate. The issue has... more »
  • Police team turns back from Ukraine crash site Play Video

    July 28, 2014 5:21 AM

    SHAKHTARSK, Ukraine - An international police team has failed to reach the crash site of a Malaysian Airlines plane for a second day running as clashes rage in a town on the road to the area. A delegation of Australian and Dutch police and forensic experts stopped Monday in Shakhtarsk,... more »
  • FAA lifts ban on US flights to Israel Play Video

    July 24, 2014 2:02 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights to Israel, which it had imposed out of concern over the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets. The agency made its decision late Wednesday after working with other U.S. government entities to assess the... more »
  • Ocean crash kills teen pilot seeking world record

    July 23, 2014 3:39 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS - The family of an Indiana teenage pilot killed in an ocean plane crash while seeking a world record says he knew his attempt held risks but had trained well for the adventure. Seventeen-year-old Haris Suleman died when his plane crashed after taking off from Pago Pago in American... more »
  • Rebels to give MH17 black boxes to aviation group

    July 20, 2014 12:39 PM

    HRABOVE, Ukraine - A separatist leader in eastern Ukraine says rebels have recovered the black boxes for the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Alexander Borodai said Sunday that the devices would be handed over to the International Civil Aviation Organization. He also said the bodies recovered from the crash site... more »

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