Icing on baked goods is delicious. Icing on a plane can kill you. Unfortunately, many have died as a result, but the lessons learned have made preventive measures a piece of cake.
Hundreds of flights were cancelled across much of Europe on Monday as heavy snow and freezing weather gripped the continent.
Out of sight and out of mind is such an easy mindset to fall into, but down a winding jetway, a flight crew sits in the front of a widebody airliner and truly feels badly for the delays that mother nature is throwing at their customers this cold wintry night.
A number of major airlines have begun encouraging customers to reschedule their travel plans for the holiday weekend as two major storm systems begin to wreak havoc in the midwest and southeast before a possible assault on the Mid-Atlantic and New England.
European Commission Vice President Siim Kallas has expressed concern regarding the airport infrastructure in Europe as extreme weather disrupts holiday season air travel.