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  • Few clues so far on cause of German plane crash

    March 24, 2015 10:13 AM

    SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France - Authorities so far have few clues as to what brought down a German jetliner carrying 150 people in a remote section of the French Alps today. All of those aboard are assumed to have been killed in the crash -- which took place after the plane descended... more »
  • Feeling crowded in the air up there

    January 15, 2015 7:57 PM

    WASHINGTON- Don't expect many empty seats the next time you fly. The government says the average passenger load is nearing record levels with flights more than 83 percent full. Five of the top 10 all-time months for almost full planes were last year. The strong demand for tickets... more »
  • Air Algerie plane disappears from radar

    July 24, 2014 6:11 AM

    ALGIERS, Algeria - Officials say heavy rain has been reported in the area where a plane carrying 116 people disappeared from radar today over the African country of Mali. The Air Algerie flight was on its way from neighboring Burkina Faso to Algeria. France's transport minister says the crew's last... more »
  • Bus overturns in southwestern Ohio; 34 injured

    September 14, 2013 2:06 PM

    LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Ohio - Authorities say a Greyhound bus left the highway, flipped and landed on its side in a cornfield in southwestern Ohio, injuring 34 people. None of the injuries appear to be life threatening Officials with the Butler County Emergency Operations Center say in a statement the bus,... more »
  • Firefighters hurt battling fire at Atlanta airport

    September 3, 2013 8:58 AM

    ATLANTA - Authorities say two firefighters suffered minor injuries while battling a fire Tuesday that filled part of a terminal at Atlanta's airport with heavy smoke. Atlanta Fire Rescue spokeswoman Janet Ward says the blaze involved an escalator in Concourse T, filling the area with heavy smoke. She said... more »
  • Courts will treat Asiana passengers differently

    July 14, 2013 11:12 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO - When the crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 goes to court, the potential payouts will probably be vastly different for Americans and passengers from other countries, even if they were seated side by side as the jetliner crash-landed. An international treaty governs compensation to passengers harmed by... more »
  • Agency drops plan to allow small knives on planes

    June 5, 2013 1:53 PM

    WASHINGTON - The head of the Transportation Security Administration says he's dropping a proposal that would have let airline passengers carry small knives, souvenir bats, golf clubs and other sports equipment onto planes. The proposal had drawn fierce opposition from lawmakers, airlines and others who said it would place passengers... more »
  • Bus breakdown causes another cruise headache

    February 15, 2013 11:37 AM

    HOUSTON - Some passengers who fled the disabled Carnival cruise ship Triumph and left Alabama aboard charter buses suffered yet another setback on their way home when one of the buses broke down. Carnival spokesman Vance Gulliksen says a bus got sidelined Friday on the way to New Orleans after... more »
  • Cruise ship passengers arrive at New Orleans hotel

    February 15, 2013 7:46 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Passengers from a disabled cruise ship have arrived at a hotel in New Orleans after a days-long odyssey in the Gulf of Mexico that was marked by overflowing toilets, food shortages and foul odors. Buses arrived at the Hilton in New Orleans early today and were greeted... more »
  • Waiting for the end of the cruise

    February 14, 2013 7:34 AM

    MOBILE, Ala. - The more than 4,000 passengers and crew on the Carnival Triumph are hoping that this afternoon will be the end of their cruise. Their ship lost power in a weekend engine-room fire while in the Gulf of Mexico, and they're being towed to port in Mobile, Ala.... more »
  • Conditions on disabled cruise ship in dispute

    February 13, 2013 7:25 AM

    HOUSTON - A cruise line says it is making passengers stranded aboard a disable ship as comfortable as possible, contradicting accounts of some passengers. Carnival Cruise Lines President Gerry Cahill says his company is working to keep the thousands of passengers safe and comfortable as the vessel is guided to... more »
  • Lafayette airport marks another record year

    February 1, 2013 8:49 AM

    LAFAYETTE- A record number of passengers flew into and out of Lafayette Regional Airport in 2012, marking three consecutive years of record-breaking passenger activity. A total of 459,119 travelers flew into and out of the airport in 2012, topping the previous number of 455,730 set in 2011. The Advertiser reports... more »
  • Louisiana flyers could need passport to travel check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 18, 2012 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Office of Motor Vehicles will know in the next few days if Louisiana air travelers will need a passport to travel by Jan. 15, 2013. Commissioner Stephen Campbell warned people to wait before changing their plans, in case the state is offered an extension to... more »
  • 7 passengers injured in severe turbulence

    April 4, 2012 11:59 AM

    HOUSTON - Five passengers and two flight attendants were hurt after a flight from Tampa to Houston hit severe turbulence over Louisiana this morning. The United Airlines pilots declared an emergency so they would be given priority upon landing in Houston. A Houston airport spokeswoman said at least 3 people... more »
  • BR-Dallas flights canceled due to tornadoes check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 3, 2012 10:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Seven flights to and from Baton Rouge to Dallas-Fort Worth were canceled Tuesday because of damage to more than a hundred planes at DFW International Airport. The storms blew through the North Texas Region around lunch time, dropping hail all over the airport. At least two twisters... more »
  • Two killed, one injured in Iberville Parish crash

    January 15, 2012 12:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police are investigating a crash involving a Utility Terrain Vehicle this morning that left the driver seriously injured and claimed the lives of two passengers. The crash happened on LA 75 near the intersection at Milly Plantation Road shortly after 3:00 a.m. Troopers say Matthew Verret,... more »
  • Security protest could disrupt Thanksgiving travel

    November 19, 2010 5:47 PM

    CHICAGO - As if air travel over the Thanksgiving holiday isn't tough enough, it could be even worse this year: Airports might see even more disruptions because of a loosely organized Internet boycott of full-body scans. Even if only a small percentage of passengers participate, experts say it could mean... more »
  • Survey: Backseat belt use doubles with new law

    September 7, 2010 3:33 PM

    One year after a new law required back seat passengers to buckle up, a new survey says 58 percent are heeding the requirement and using their seat belts. The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission released the survey Tuesday. It was the first such review since the 2009 law took effect. The... more »
  • Turn on the A-C!

    July 26, 2010 8:18 PM

    Two passengers, including a baby, were overcome by heat on a US Airways flight after it took off from Charlotte bound for Philadelphia because the air conditioner wasn't working. The baby had to be iced down to avoid heat stroke. Passengers say the heat became unbearable on the packed flight... more »
  • Hope fades for two missing from duck boat

    July 8, 2010 9:41 AM

    Coast Guard officials continue their search for two missing duck boat passengers, but say hope is fading for finding them. The two went missing after the boat they were riding in was struck and sunk by a barge in the Delaware River. Interviews with other passengers indicate the missing 16-year-old... more »
  • Passengers kept on jet for hours in Conn.

    June 23, 2010 8:41 AM

    Passengers on a Virgin Atlantic Airways flight say they were kept on a hot plane without food or water for more than four hours at Connecticut's Bradley International Airport. Passengers say it began when they were diverted to Bradley because of bad weather during a flight from London to Newark,... more »
  • AA flight makes emergency landing in Iceland

    April 13, 2010 9:09 AM

    An American Airlines flight with 145 people on board made an emergency landing in Iceland after reports of chemical fumes in the cabin. The plane landed safely just after 8:45 a.m. CST Tuesday but the passengers have not left the plane. Airport officials say earlier, several passengers had complained of... more »
  • City bus up in flames

    April 4, 2010 12:30 PM

    A Capital Area Transit System bus caught on fire in transit today. It happened at the corner of Highland Road and South Stadium in Baton Rouge. All passengers on board got off the bus unharmed. Another CATS bus came to the scene to pick up the passengers. ... more »
  • NO airport traffic down in January

    March 12, 2010 5:15 AM

    Despite the Sugar Bowl game and the NFC championship game in New Orleans, traffic at the region's international airport posted a 2.7 percent drop in passenger numbers in January, compared with January 2009. That's according to the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. The airport saw 579,554 passengers in January,... more »
  • New rules to help airline passengers during delays

    December 21, 2009 9:50 AM

    The Transportation Department is ordering airlines to let passengers stuck in stranded airplanes to deplane after three hours. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Monday announced the three-hour limit and other new passenger protections long sought by consumer advocates. From January to June this year, 613 planes were delayed on tarmacs... more »

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