American Airlines ‘glitch’ allows all pilots to take vacation over Christmas week; cancellations possible

FORT WORTH, Texas — American Airlines says a computer glitch allowed too many pilots to take vacation in December, resulting in several flights not having enough crew on the schedule, according to a statement from the union representing the airline’s pilots. According to Bloomberg, too many pilots were granted time off during the month of December. The Allied Pilots Association, the union that represents over 15,000 American Airlines pilots, sent a message to its members on Tuesday: “On Friday, management disclosed a […]

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Woman severely burned after flight attendant accidentally spills hot tea on her leg

ATLANTA, Ga. – Janine Linton says she suffered second-degree burns when a flight attendant spilled a cup of hot tea on her lap, and her attorney says Frontier Airlines is being unresponsive. Janine Linton was on Frontier Airlines flight 423 from LaGuardia to Atlanta at the time of the alleged incident, according to WPIX. “The flight attendant may have lost her balance or got distracted and the tea spilled on Janine,” attorney Janai Jackson said. Linton says once the hot water […]

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Just in time for winter: A new and improved Snoqualmie Pass

SNOQUALMIE PASS, Wash. — The truck with a plow on the front rumbles loudly out of the Washington State Department of Transportation’s Hyak maintenance garage. It’s snowing heavily again in the high Cascades. The calendar might say fall, but winter is already here in the higher elevations of the Pacific Northwest. This year, though, WSDOT folks hope travelers across Interstate 90’s highest point in Washington will experience fewer delays and closures. That’s because years of summer construction is finally paying […]

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OKC Thunder discovers GIANT dent in team plane

CHICAGO, IL — It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Well, it might have actually been Superman. OKC Thunder hit some major turbulence off the court after they landed in Chicago Saturday night. Just look at that dent! Something hit the team’s plane as they were flying 30,000 feet in the air! Several players bounced to social media to get to the bottom of this mile high mystery. Carmelo Anthony went to The Gram saying “What possibly could we have hit in the SKY […]

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AirAsia staff accused of ‘screaming’ as flight plummets 20,000 feet

PERTH, Australia – Passengers aboard an AirAsia flight from Perth to Bali Sunday have criticized the flight crew for allegedly screaming when the plane rapidly descended 20,000 feet, following an apparent pressurization issue in the cabin. “The panic was escalated because of the behavior of the staff, who were screaming and looked tearful and shocked,” passenger Clare Askew told CNN affiliate Seven News Australia after the plane turned around and landed safely back in Perth. “We look to them for reassurance and […]

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Southwest Airlines to start flying to Hawaii ✈🌴😎

NEW YORK — Flying to Hawaii could get cheaper soon. Southwest Airlines announced plans to start service to the vacation destination. The low-fare airline has been unable to reach the island state until now because it was beyond the reach of the Boeing 737 jets that has made up its fleet. But earlier this month it became the first U.S. carrier to take delivery of the new Boeing 737 Max, a longer range version of Boeing’s workhorse single aisle jet. […]

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Southwest Airlines kicks off 72-hour sale with deals as low as $49

DALLAS — Southwest Airlines kicked off a 72-hour sale on Tuesday that includes deals from as low as $49 for a one-way flight. The sale is for flights on certain dates and includes restrictions, including no travel on Fridays and Sundays. Travel in the U.S. is valid from Oct. 31 to Dec. 19, and Jan. 3 to Feb. 14. Tickets for those traveling to or from San Juan, Puerto Rico, are valid from Oct. 31 to Dec. 7, and Jan. 16 to […]

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Police drag woman off Southwest Airlines flight after telling crew about pet allergy

LOS ANGELES — A Southwest Airlines passenger who said she had a life-threatening pet allergy was physically removed from a Los Angeles-bound plane prior to taking off in Baltimore Tuesday, and the incident was captured by fellow passengers on video, according to KTLA. Passengers were already aboard Southwest Flight 1525 when the pilot and several Baltimore transportation officers went to the back of the plane to speak with a woman who was having a problem, said Bill Dumas, who recorded […]

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Bali volcano on brink of eruption

BALI, INDONESIA — Is it just us or does it seem like there are a lot of natural disasters lately. Well, add another potential disaster to the list! There’s a volcano in Bali that’s rumbling, and is more than likely gonna blow! Indonesia has four warning levels. Level one being “Everything’s chill, keep doing your thing,” and level four being “It’s time to flipping go!” With the way Bali’s Mount Agung volcano is acting, its made officials raise the alert level to […]

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New DART app lets riders report trouble anonymously

DALLAS, TX — See something, say something. That’s what DART’s new security app is all about. It’s called “DART Say Something,” and it’s supposed to create a way for people to report problems on the buses or trains. So if something looks suspicious, you can write down a comment, take a picture or video, and send it on its way directly to DART police. “If a customer is experiencing something, they feel uncomfortable, they need to let us know about it. Now […]

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