Category: Air Travel Briefs

Two Years After Crash, Air France Wreckage Discovered in Atlantic

Investigators Find Parts of Downed Air France Jet From Niki Cook, CNN Paris, France (CNN) — French investigators said Sunday that they have found pieces of the Air France jet that crashed in the Atlantic Ocean in 2009, killing all 228…

Another Day of Cancellations for Southwest Airlines

Southwest may cancel another 300 flights Sunday LOS ANGELES — Southwest Airlines cancelled hundreds of flights over the weekend as it inspected 79 aircraft from its Boeing 737 fleet after one of its planes with a gaping hole in the…

Suspected Bullet Hole Found in US Airways Jet

FBI investigates possible bullet hole in airliner US Airways said the Federal Bureau of Investigation is probing a possible bullet hole found in the fuselage of a Boeing 737. The nickel-size hole was detected on the left side of the…

Snoozing Air Traffic Controller leaves jetliners to land without clearance at Reagan National Airport

From ‘The Wall Street Journal’ Air Controller’s Silence Draws Safety Probe Federal air-safety officials are looking into why the lone air-traffic controller on duty at Washington’s Reagan National Airport early Wednesday repeatedly failed to respond to pilots of two approaching…

Finally, an Air Travel Fee that Makes Good Sense!

Great news for air travelers. At a starting price of $17.50 for a pleasant “airport experience”, AirSpace Lounges are planned at more than 40 airports across the U.S.. Company promises cheap airport lounge access for all Would you pay $17.50…

Cyndi Lauper ‘Just Wants to Have Fun’ While Waiting for her Flight

I love Cyndi Lauper! At Buenos Aires International Airport (EZE),  the adorable Cyndi Lauper cheered fellow airline passengers with her 80’s hit ‘Girls Just Want to Have Fun’! The appreciative crowd enjoyed Cyndi’s impromptu concert (click link below for article…

Delta Sends Customer Service Workers to Charm School

Delta Sends Its 11,000 Agents to Charm School Airline Ranked Last Among Major Carriers in Customer Service, So Training Targets Problem-Solving and Personal Skills Atlanta When a flier is frustrated, it takes just one surly airline agent to give a black…

Would You Charter Jet Service for the Price of Coach?

Charter Your Own Jet For the Price of Flying Coach “This jet makes you feel pretty good about yourself” In the past, the idea of chartering a private jet was reserved for top business executives or the very wealthy. But…