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  • No longer governor, Christie gets regular airport screening

    January 18, 2018 7:49 PM 16

    TRENTON, N.J. – Chris Christie is learning life as an airline passenger is different when you're no longer governor. When Christie and his New Jersey State Police security detail arrived at Newark Liberty Airport on Thursday, two days after he left office, they headed to a special access area used by dignitaries for security clearance. But a law enforcement

  • Turkey efforts underway to remove skidded plane from slope

    January 18, 2018 12:11 PM 16

    TRABZON, Turkey – Turkish authorities are using a large crane to lift a passenger plane that skidded off a runway in northern Turkey and stopped on the side of a slope meters away from the Black Sea. The Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800, with 168 people on board, left the runway after landing at Trabzon Airport on Jan. 13. All passengers and crew were evacuated

  • What country has the most powerful passport in the world?

    January 18, 2018 11:00 AM 15

    Love to travel? Find out how many countries welcome your passport visa-free A European country has the luxury of having the most powerful passport in the world and its citizens are able to visit 177 countries without a visa. This passport belongs to Germany, which ranked first in the 2018 World Passport Ranking recently released by Henley & Partners

  • Chicago O'Hare travelers possibly exposed to measles

    January 15, 2018 9:36 PM 22

    An unidentified passenger traveling through Chicago O'Hare Airport on January 10 has tested positive for measles. (iStock) The Illinois Department of Health has issued a warning for anyone that was in Chicago O’Hare Airport on Wednesday, January 10 after a passenger tested positive for measles. The Department of Health confirmed that an unidentified

  • British Airways flight grounded after bedbugs were seen 'crawling over the seats'

    January 15, 2018 3:22 PM 25

    The cabin crew of a recent British Airways flight reportedly refused to fly after spying bedbugs in the cabin. (Reuters/iStock) British Airways had to ground a jet after the cabin crew refused to fly on it due to a bedbug infestation. They walked out minutes before take-off and were beyond their working hours when a replacement plane was found

  • The Latest: Pilots: Controllers effectively redirected jet

    January 11, 2018 10:07 PM 20

    Pilots and safety experts say air traffic controllers did a good job when they quickly redirected an Aeromexico jet that was descending toward a runway where a Virgin America plane was getting ready to take off. Officials say an Aeromexico passenger jet from Mexico City was ordered to abort a landing Tuesday after it lined up on a runway occupied by another

  • Plane nearly lands on occupied runway in San Francisco

    January 11, 2018 4:55 PM 19

    SAN FRANCISCO – An Aeromexico passenger jet was ordered to abort a landing at San Francisco International Airport as it descended toward a runway occupied by another commercial jet, the third close call at the busy airport in six months. Aeromexico Flight 668 from Mexico City had been cleared to land Tuesday and it was about a mile (1.6 kilometers) from the airport

  • Feds investigating pilot's runway mixup at San Francisco airport

    January 11, 2018 8:15 AM 25

    An Aeromexico flight nearly landed on an occupied runway at San Francisco International Airport, officials said. (Reuters) A potential tragedy was averted at San Francisco International Airport late Tuesday morning when an Aeromexico plane avoided landing on the same runway where another plane was waiting to take off. The plane was about a mile away from the airport

  • British Airways to remove reclining seats

    January 9, 2018 10:00 AM 43

    The airline will fit non-reclining seats on 35 planes set to fly the economy class later this year. The change could leave BA’s elite status at risk, as it emulates budget airlines. Passengers have already complained BA is closely emulating budget competitors since the appointment of chief executive Alex Cruz in 2015, who formerly ran Spain’s low-cost

  • Man arrested after trying to take shortcut across Miami International Airport runways, police say

    January 9, 2018 5:00 AM 42

    A man was detained Monday after he was spotted running around the tarmac of Miami International Airport. (WSVN) A man who was spotted running across running across a restricted area of Miami International Airport on Monday was trying to take a shortcut to get to a terminal, police said. Miami-Dade police said they received a call about a man dressed