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KLM Jet Makes Emergency Landing in Ireland

Flight bound for Amsterdam forced to land in Shannon after engine loss. A KLM Royal Dutch Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Ireland on Wednesday after losing power in one engine over the Atlantic Ocean. The Irish Times reports KLM Flight 765 was forced to land at Shannon International Airport (SNN),…

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Air Florida Appears to Be Ready to Return to the Skies

Following speculation that Air Florida would be relaunching services, updates on the carrier’s website and statements from companies in discussion with Air Florida indicate that the rumors are true. Is Air Florida — the low-cost carrier that operated from 1971 to 1984 out of Miami International Airport (MIA) — actually planning a return to the…

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More Than Half of Air France’s Flights Cancelled Due to Strike

An ongoing Air France pilots’ strike has resulted in the cancellation of more than half of the carrier’s flights. Thousands of Air France flyers have been stuck in transit this week as a result of a pilots’ strike, which began on Monday and has forced the French flag carrier to cancel more than 60 percent…

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This Man Has 40,000 Pieces of Airline Memorabilia

Meet Marvin G. Goldman — the New York man with one of the world’s largest collections of El Al memorabilia. Whether it stemmed from his love of aviation or the challenge of collecting rare items, one thing remains certain: Marvin G. Goldman has quite an impressive collection of El Al Airlines memorabilia. Goldman is by…

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United Recalls Furloughed Flight Attendants, Offers $100,000 Buyout

United has reached a deal with its flight attendants’ union to recall all of the airline’s flight attendants, and it is offering a lump sum early retirement bonus to senior cabin crew members. United Airlines announced on Monday that it reached an agreement with the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) to recall nearly 1,500 flight attendants…

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Hurricane Wreaks Havoc on Cabo, Closes Airport & Strands 30,000 Vacationers

Hurricane Odile made landfall in the Baja California peninsula Sunday night as a powerful Category 3 storm. The hurricane wreaked havoc on the Pacific Coast of Mexico, closing Los Cabos International Airport, canceling all flights and stranding tourists at the popular resort destination. In the wake of damage caused by Hurricane Odile, The Weather Channel is…

Video: Passengers Revolt Against Late Politicians

Flyers aboard a Pakistan International Airlines flight rebelled after two politicians allegedly showed up late, causing a two-hour delay. Every day, planes all over the world fail to take off on time. But it’s not every day that passengers revolt against such delays. When a Pakistan International Airlines flight from Karachi to Islamabad was running…

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New Spirit Look Will Definitely Get Your Attention

As part of its new brand, Spirit Airlines unveiled a “bold” new livery paint scheme on Monday. If you’ve ever thought that Spirit Airlines offered a different kind of flying experience, you can rest assured that its new paint scheme will confirm all of your previous assumptions. Being different is exactly the message the airline…

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Radisson Hotels Suspends Sponsorship of Minnesota Vikings

Child abuse allegations against Minnesota Vikings player Adrian Peterson led Radisson to hold back sponsorship of the NFL team. On the heels of a newly surfaced allegation that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson abused another one of his sons, Radisson Hotels announced that it is suspending a sponsorship deal with the NFL team, according…

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Facebook Scam Targeting Qantas Flyers

Qantas warns Facebook users of a new scam that offers them a chance to win a $1,500 travel voucher in exchange for personal information. Facebook users are being advised to avoid any contests offering free travel from Qantas. The Australian airline has been subject to a phishing scam recently running through Facebook, one that’s offering…