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  • Jet2 passenger spots beer in cockpit after landing at British airport

    September 21, 2017 1:15 PM 20

    Steve Lewis claims he was "shocked" to see a can of Stella Artois sitting next to the pilots on his Jet2 flight. (Steve Lewis-Mercury News/Caters) A passenger aboard a recent Jet2 flight from Spain to England saw something no traveler ever wants to see on a plane: a beer in the cockpit. Steve Lewis, of Northamptonshire, England, says he was “shocked

  • Baggage handler caught swapping luggage tags, charged with 'mischief'

    September 21, 2017 11:30 AM 42

    Tay Boon Keh, a 63-year-old baggage handler, was caught purposely swapping luggage tags apparently no reason. (iStock) If you flew out of Singapore between November and February and your luggage was somehow “misplaced,” you might have Tay Boon Keh to blame. Keh, a 63-year-old baggage handler at Singapore’s Changi Airport, has been charged with 286 counts

  • La Compagnie airline is selling unlimited flights between NYC and Paris

    September 19, 2017 5:51 PM 42

    La Compagnie's L'Unlimited pass gets you unlimited flights between the City of Love and the City That Never Sleeps (iStock) Ever wish you could jet off to Paris for the weekend and be back to New York City in time for work on Monday morning? Apparently this isn’t such a far-fetched idea, because one airline is selling a pass that gets you unlimited flights

  • New Zealand officials cancel flights due to fuel shortage

    September 19, 2017 4:09 AM 26

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand – New Zealand's lawmakers and public employees have been told to cancel all nonessential flights to Auckland as a fuel shortage at the nation's largest airport continues to disrupt the travel plans of thousands of people. The main pipeline that carries jet fuel to Auckland Airport ruptured last week. Since then, at least 70 domestic

  • Relocated Lone Star Flight Museum in Houston opens Saturday

    September 13, 2017 7:53 PM 20

    HOUSTON – A vintage military aircraft museum in Galveston that was swamped by Hurricane Ike in 2008 and survived Harvey after recently moving to Houston is set to open. Officials with the Lone Star Flight Museum say the $38 million facility will open Saturday at Ellington Airport. The museum was to open Sept. 2 but delayed ceremonies as parts of Houston

  • American Airlines flight cancelled after a scorpion was found on board

    September 11, 2017 7:11 PM 133

    An American Airlines flight from Sacramento to Chicago was cancelled Sunday due to a small but unwelcome passenger on board. After a scorpion was seen on the Boeing 737, crew members alerted over 100 passengers waiting at the gate, according to the Sacramento Bee. The plane had been in Phoenix the night before, which is likely where the scorpion snuck

  • Hurricane Irma's landfall forces 10,000 flight cancellations, more expected

    September 10, 2017 1:34 PM 113

    As Hurricane Irma makes landfall in the Florida Keys, airlines are canceling flights scheduled to and from Florida, shutting down some of the largest and busiest airports in the nation. By 6 p.m. Saturday, at least 7,000 flights had been canceled as the devastating Category 4 hurricane neared closer to Florida’s southern tip. This brings the total of canceled

  • Dad's first-class picture with Nick Jonas goes viral

    September 1, 2017 3:50 PM 93

    A dad who unwittingly sat next to boy band heartthrob Nick Jonas on a flight has gone viral after his daughter tweeted their adorable text exchange. The father of University of South Florida student Deanna Hall was flying First Class with Delta Airlines when there was a lot of fuss surrounding the passenger sitting next to him. He texted his daughter

  • Disney gives fans a sneak peek of new Slinky Dog Dash ride

    August 30, 2017 6:37 PM 40

    Disney's Hollywood Studios used National Slinky Day to give the world a peek at a new family-friendly coaster featuring one of the most beloved characters from "Toy Story." The Slinky Dog Dash is part of the all-new, 11-acre Toy Story Land opening at Disney World next summer. Inspired by Slink, the "Toy Story" Dachshund who has a Slinky for a body, the attraction

  • Lone Star Flight Museum opening delayed due to Harvey

    August 30, 2017 4:46 PM 27

    HOUSTON – A vintage military aircraft museum in Galveston that was swamped in 2008 by Hurricane Ike and recently moved to Houston to avoid more storms has delayed opening due to Hurricane Harvey. The Lone Star Flight Museum on Wednesday announced dedication ceremonies this weekend at the $38 million complex at Ellington Airport are postponed. Parts of Houston