This week’s roundup of weird aviation news includes Ryanair and Spirit fighting for the most unfair fare, a pair of women who attempted to smuggle a corpse onto a flight, and more.
A vintage Gulfstream jet collided with a fuel truck at Boeing Field Thursday evening, pinning the driver for more than an hour and causing a substantial fuel spill.
US Airways could be weeks away from announcing the purchase of United Airlines, according to a NY Times report published this afternoon.
Spirit Airlines takes a bold move in baggage fees by being the first to charge for carry-ons…up to $45 to stuff your junk in the overhead.
A look at the TSA’s new guidelines for protection against monkey bombs, AirTran and Southwest exchange ads in a commercial war, instructional video of how NOT to land an Ilyushin and more!
JetBlue and American have announced a groundbreaking agreement connecting domestic and international flights at JFK and Boston.
In the midst of a 5.3% industry-wide decline in passengers, Southwest Airlines retained its crown as the nation’s biggest carrier in 2009. American finished second overall while carrying the most international passengers.
United Airlines sees a recovery in their biggest international segment. Plus, Cape Air to codeshare with American, Air France 447 victims sue Airbus, Etihad launches AUH-NRT, and Delta is hiring agents.
Elinor Smith, the “Flying Flapper of Freeport”, known for breaking many aviation records for either gender in the 1920s and 1930s, died on March 19th. Today, we celebrate her accomplishments and achievements by sharing with you her incredible story.
French Frogs Airslides has captured Hawaiian Airlines’ first Airbus A330-200 at Toulouse.
Canned Japanese flight attendants are being warned not to sell their uniforms. Plus, new rewards for Finnair passengers, Emirates employees arrested for sexting, Lufthansa opens the world’s first airport beer garden in Munich, and more!
2010 could be a good year for US carriers. Boeing and Airbus claim victory in WTO fight. Boeing will break a 787′s wings on Sunday. Southwest shrinks its fall sched. US Airways asks for delay exemptions.
The FAA has proposed a fine of almost $1.5 million against Northwest Airlines after if failed to inspect wiring near cockpit windows on some of its aircraft for 17 years.
WTO Airbus report to be issued. Lufthansa pilots set strike date. Qantas pilot was a few nuggets short of a Happy Meal. Milestone for 747-8. New flights to a West Virginia golf resort.
Delta has announced a deal which would seemingly fulfill at least some of the stipulations set forth by the FAA for its slot swap with US Airways to be approved.
Betting on an airline industry recovery by the end of the year and a return to profitability in 2011, Chicago-based Boeing announced today that it will increase production rates on its popular 777 and 747 jumbo jet lines.