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Hairline cracks have been discovered in the wings of some 787s that are being built. The Chicago-based manufacturer said none of the 122 jets already flown by airlines around the world are affected.
A plane from Toronto slid into snow as it turned onto a taxiway after landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Sunday, halting flights at the airport for two hours and causing residual delays.
Air New Zealand’s safety ambassador for its new inflight safety video is US fitness legend Richard Simmons. As of March 2011, Simmons will be putting Air New Zealand customers through their paces, as he takes them through the airline’s safety briefing.
For those looking for pill-free solutions to minimize jet lag, here are five products designed to help you and your body when crossing multiple time zones.
According to a recent survey by Skyscanner, no less than forty-five per cent of passengers admit to flirting while flying - while a whopping ninety-five per cent want to join the mile high club.
The fringe right continues to fret about what it fears are sexual thrills being enjoyed by airport security agents. The latest: a Republican lawmaker claims that the enhanced scans and pat-downs are part of a "wide-scale homosexual agenda."
Travelers dismayed by airport body scans are headed to airports Wednesday with the makings of any good protest: handmade fliers, eye-catching placards, slogan-bearing T-shirts - and Scottish kilts.
Despite tough talk on the Internet, there was little if any indication of a passenger revolt at many major U.S. airports, with very few people declining the X-ray scan that can peer through their clothes. Those who refuse the machines are subject to a pat-down search that includes the crotch and chest.
They look a little like giant refrigerators and pack a radiation dose big enough to peer through clothing for bombs or weapons, yet too minuscule to be harmful, federal officials insist. As the government rolls out hundreds more full-body scanners at airports just in time for crowds of holiday travelers, it is working to reassure the public that the machines are safe.
Australia’s national airline is keeping its flagship superjumbos on the ground more than a week after a frightening midair engine disintegration, disrupting its most lucrative long-haul routes.
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