The pilots of US Airways, represented by the US Airline Pilots Association (USAPA), have filed a complaint against defendant US Airways in the U.S. District Court Southern District of New York alleging that US Airways has violated its duty to maintain the status quo during contract negotiations as required by the Railway Labor Act (RLA). …
By Michael Garko, In Airline News Passengers were evacuated off a Delta Air Lines MD-88 after its brakes caught fire after a hard landing on Saturday. Passengers utilized the aircraft’s chutes and stairs towards the tail of the aircraft as a precautionary measure.
New tests by the Transportation Security Administration show that body scanners used in many the nation’s busiest airports emit “acceptable” levels of radiation. Previous tests showed anomalies in the amount of radiation levels that were detected. “The latest reports confirm previous testing and show that every backscatter unit currently used for passenger screening in U.S. …
After several attempts to gain gate space at Chicago’s O’hare International Airport, Virgin America is finally read to launch flights from Los Angeles and San Fransisco to the Windy City.
From Reuters: Boeing Co will retain the ability to re-engine the current model of its hot-selling 737 narrowbody if the company is unable to produce a completely redesigned version, Chief Executive Jim McNerney said on Tuesday.
Delta Air Lines and US Airways have announced they have filed another attempt for slot swaps at New York-LaGuardia and Washington-Reagan airports. The two airlines attempted to do a similar exchange in 2009, but the Department of Transportation changed the terms before approving of the agreement, and was never completed by the carriers.
By Michael Garko, In Airline News Beginning May 27th, Anchorage, Alaska will become low-cost carrier JetBlue’s newest destination, with daily service from its focus city at Long Beach, California.
By Michael Garko, In Airline News Delta has announced it will begin three times daily service between Raleigh-Durham International and Baltimore-Washington International Airport. The route will be served by Skywest on Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft. Service begins September 7th.
By Michael Garko, In Airline News United Airlines apologized this morning for the reinstatement of flight numbers that were used on two flights involved in the September 11th attacks. United tweeted: “We regret these flight no. were inadvertently re-instated. We’re taking immediate steps to remove & apologize for the error.”
By Michael Garko, In Airline News Qantas flight 10 from Singapore to Melbourne had to make an emergency landing in Adelaide last night due to low fuel. A Qantas spokesperson said the the situation was “a result of changed flight conditions en route.”
By Michael Garko, In Airline News Less than ten years after the terrorist attacks of September 11th, United has realigned flight numbers, which includes UA093 and UA175 being brought back into usage as codeshare flights on Continental. Continental is the service provider and operator of the flights. Give your opinion by voting in our poll.
By Michael Garko, In Airline News A Vision Airlines Dornier 328 was forced to make an emergency landing at Louisville International Airport Wednesday after reporting hydraulic failure.
Miramar,Fl based carrier Spirit Airlines has announced its intent to offer and Initial Public Offering to help the airline raise over $300 million to help repay debt.
By Michael Garko, In Airline News US Airways continues its international growth at its Charlotte hub the the launching of daily flights to Madrid, Spain and Dublin, Ireland this weekend. US Airways already serves both routes from its hub in Philadelphia.
By Michael Garko, In Airline News NBC 11 in Atlanta is reporting that two Delta planes bumped at Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson International Airport. According to 11 Alive, a Boeing 757 arriving from Tegucigalpa, Honduras was pulling into its gate when it clipped the tail of a Boeing 737.
By Michael Garko, In Airline News JetBlue Airways moved to the newly dedicated Terminal 2 at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport on Thursday. The move leaves Southwest Airlines and its subsidiary AirTran Airways as the lone tenants in Terminal 1.
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By Michael Garko, In Airline News On the heels of the tentative approval from the Department of Transportation for a Virgin Australia-Delta pact comes news that Qantas and American Airlines have filed for approval of a joint business agreement (JBA).
By Ben Mutzabaugh, USA Today The Transportation Security Administration is again facing scrutiny after a passenger posted a photo of airport screeners patting down a baby at Kansas City International Airport, The Associated Press reports.
By Michael Garko, In Airline News The June 2011 Consumer Reports magazine features an article on the first airline survey since 2007. Large amounts of airline fees and seat comfort were key complaints found in the survey.
Delta Airlines is reporting a disruptive passenger on flight 1102 had to be subdued by crew and off-duty officer Tuesday night. The flight, which originated in Orlando, landed safely in Boston without further incident, where the passenger was arrested for interfering with a flight crew.
By Michael Garko, In Airline News The Department of Transportation reversed its September 2010 ruling that originally denied Delta and the recently rebranded Virgin Australia anit-trust immunity today. Virgin Australia and Delta now are allowed to coordinate flights between the United States and Australia.
By Michael Garko, In Airline News According to the USA Today, United Airlines will be launching nonstop flights from Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City to its hub in San Fransisco starting in August. The daily flight will be serviced by United Express affiliate SkyWest on Bombardier CRJ700 regional jets.
By Michael Garko, In Airline News Changes have been coming quickly at Canada’s largest airline, as Air Canada looks to find ways to offset the rising price of fuel, while positioning itself better in its competition with rival WestJet.
In the heart of cajun country, a unique and ambitious plan is starting to take flight as proposed airline Air Gumbo works to change air passenger travel to the state of Louisiana.