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Iran: 'Scattered Bodies' at Aseman Airlines Wreckage Site

February 20th 2018 4:18AM
Aseman Airlines flight EP3704 could not be located about 45 minutes after it took off from Tehran. Inclement weather had hampered search parties, but the heavy snow and fog cleared early Tuesday, giving helicopter teams better visibility. Over 100 mountaineers had been aiding with the search on ...

China Airlines uses new technology to 'shower' its airplanes

February 20th 2018 4:07AM
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Washing a car or a scooter is a common sight for most city dwellers, but washing an airplane that is often five to six stories high must be quite unimaginable for many people. According to Taiwan's largest airline, China Airlines, it takes 14 staff members three hours to wash a ...

Flight from HELL: Plane emergency lands when FIGHT breaks out after passenger breaks wind

February 20th 2018 3:45AM
Express.co.uk has contacted Transavia Airlines for a comment. In a previously released statement, they said: "Our crew must ensure a safe flight. When passengers pose risks, they immediately intervene. Our people are trained for that. “They know very well where the boundaries are. Transavia is ...

American Airlines starts new route trio

February 20th 2018 1:41AM
Waiting to tuck into this fine looking cake, heralding the start of American Airlines' new route from Philadelphia to San Antonio were: Dale Morris, Government Affairs Specialist, American Airlines; Daniel Rodriguez, Station Manager American Airlines; Erika Hurtak, VP of Communications, San Antonio ...

Bizwoman sues Turkish airlines over assault

February 20th 2018 1:30AM
Ogundokun, who resides in Lagos, told the Federal High Court through her counsel, Mr. Mike Igbokwe(SAN), how she was battered and physically abused by a staff of Turkish Airlines at Ataturk International Airport, Turkey, for asking why she had SBY (standby) on her boarding pass instead of a seat ...

Growing call for child-free flying options sparks fierce debate

February 19th 2018 10:07PM
Growing call for child-free flying options sparks fierce debate. AIRLINES are under pressute to offer child-free flights or to restrict young children to certain areas of the plane, but it could cause more trouble than it's worth. Ally Foster. news.com.auFebruary 20, 20183:13pm. Video; Image ...

The world's most punctual airlines for 2018

February 19th 2018 8:15PM
ATLANTA - We've all experienced the pains of crowded airports, unbearably long security lines, and cramped seating. But when it comes to flight delays, some airlines really are better than others. Analysts at travel intelligence firm OAG examined 57 million flight records from 2017 to find out which ...

These are the world's most punctual airlines for 2018

February 19th 2018 7:30PM
We've all experienced the pains of crowded airports, unbearably long security lines, and cramped seating. But when it comes to flight delays, some airlines really are better than others. >> Read more trending news. Analysts at travel intelligence firm OAG examined 57 million flight records from 2017 to ...

Airline cashes in after rivals go down

February 19th 2018 6:00PM
The collapse of Monarch Airlines last year is helping put rival holiday flyer Jet2 into orbit. Shares in Jet2's parent company Dart Group rose nearly 20 per cent yesterday to an all-time high, up 120½p at 770p, after the company indicated its profits for the year would be about a fifth higher than previously ...

Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV): What Is Driving Earnings Margins?

February 19th 2018 5:15PM
With analysts forecasting Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) to record a decline in earnings of -16.73% over the next year, it's necessary to take a moment and evaluate this unfavourable outlook. Investors should consider the forces that are causing this decrease, as there are certain implications that ...

Southwest Airlines' cargo business expands internationally with planned service to Mexico

February 19th 2018 4:43PM
Southwest Airlines' cargo business expands internationally with planned service to Mexico ... Three-and-a-half years after launching its first international flights, Southwest Airlines is looking abroad again with plans to add cargo service to several Mexican cities later this year, the company announced ...

Southwest Airlines flight from Belize makes emergency landing

February 19th 2018 4:07PM
By BBN Staff: A Southwest Airlines flight headed from Belize to Denver, Colorado had to make an emergency landing in Houston after the plane depressurized mid-flight. Flight 289, which left Belize yesterday, took the emergency landing for passenger safety because flying at above 10,000 feet without ...

5 Ways to Redeem United Airlines Miles to Hawaii

February 19th 2018 3:33PM
It's so popular that the various airlines have been adding more flights in 2017 and 2018. United Airlines is no different and these United MileagePlus flight options are some of the best ways to redeem United miles to Hawaii. If you didn't know you can get value from redeeming your United Airlines miles ...

S. Korean airlines sharply cut greenhouse gas emissions last year

February 19th 2018 3:00PM
SEOUL, Feb. 20 (Yonhap) -- South Korean airlines reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 450,000 tons last year by adding more fuel-efficient planes to their fleets, the transport ministry said Tuesday. Korean passenger and cargo carriers have voluntarily participated in a campaign to cut greenhouse ...

A flight was grounded because a man wouldn't stop passing gas, and we're completely serious

February 19th 2018 2:48PM
Even though modern air travel is one of the safest ways to get from Point A to Point B, sometimes flights don't go according to plan. Planes can be delayed due to bad weather, or they can run out of fuel. And, in rare cases, their engines even fall apart mid-air. But one Transavia Airlines flight experienced ...

United Airlines Announces Start Date for Boeing 737 MAX 9

February 19th 2018 2:26PM
United Airlines has picked June 7 for the launch of its 737 MAX 9 operations from its hub at Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Texas. Nine destinations have been announced thus far for the 737 MAX 9 on a mix of short to medium range routes. The airline will begin serving the first five ...

Should airlines introduce child-free flights? Calls for adult-only routes after 'demonic' child rant

February 19th 2018 2:03PM
CALLS have been made for airlines to bring in child-free flights after a "demonic" kid was filmed running riot on a journey from Germany to New York. After passengers described the eight hours of screaming as the "flight from hell" it sparked a debate into whether there should be flights reserved solely for ...

Southwest Airlines Cargo to go beyond borders

February 19th 2018 1:52PM
Southwest Airlines Co. announced today its intention to begin shipping cargo to select international destinations beginning in May 2018, subject to requisite government approvals. The first international destinations Southwest Airlines Cargo® expects to serve are Mexico City, Cancun, Cabo San ...

Southwest Airlines Cargo To Go Beyond Borders

February 19th 2018 1:52PM
DALLAS, Feb. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today its intention to begin shipping cargo to select international destinations beginning in May 2018, subject to requisite government approvals. The first international destinations Southwest Airlines Cargo® ...

United Airlines to start Boeing 737 MAX 9 service from Houston and Los Angeles

February 19th 2018 1:18PM
United Airlines today announced it has added its newest aircraft type, the Boeing 737 MAX 9, to its domestic flight schedules. The MAX 9 features Boeing's Advanced Technology winglets and fuel efficient engines providing a quieter ride and the ability to fly farther on less fuel. United expects to begin ...