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By David Jr | News about airports, airlines and aviation from around the world.

2 Hurt In LAX Crash, Shutting Down Terminal 5 Departures

Expect delays at LAX where lower level Terminal 5 departure lanes were shut down after because of a major-injury crash.<p>LOS ANGELES, CA —Two people …

Los Angeles

The World’s Biggest Airport Will Open in 2019

It was designed by the late architect Zaha Hadid.<p>Beijing's new airport is set to be the world’s biggest, according to Reuters.<p>The Beijing New …

Architecture

AirAsia accused of blasting passengers with AC to force them to disembark

AirAsia passengers on a flight from Kolkata to Bagdogra were blasted with cold air in an apparent effort to force them to disembark, according to …

Airasia

Flight Attendant to Plead Guilty in L.A. to Turtle Smuggling Attempt

1 hour ago<p>LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A flight crew member for a Chinese airline is expected to plead guilty today to a federal charge alleging he attempted …

Turtles

Singapore Airlines to shift planes from SilkAir to budget arm Scoot

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore Airlines Ltd <SIAL.SI> said on Thursday it expected to transfer some jets from its SilkAir regional airline to budget carrier Scoot, allowing it to compete more effectively against low-cost rivals like AirAsia Group Bhd <AIRA.KL> and Lion Group.<p>The plan comes after …

Aviation

Passengers start vomiting as plane fills with mist after fed-up captain puts air-conditioning on full blast to force people off his jet in India

• <b>The AirAsia flight from Kolkata to Bagdogra, India, was over four hours delayed</b>• <b><br>Passengers did not want to go out in the rain so the pilot tried to</b> …

Airplanes

With no flights to Sri Lanka’s white elephant airport, nearby resort offers great golf deal | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

Sri Lanka’s most famous elephant is a white one called Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA). It was opened at enormous expense in March …

Sri Lanka

American Airlines passenger breaks airport window in anger over flight cancellations

An American Airlines passenger boiled over Monday night and smashed a window out of frustration at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport after countless flights had been canceled by the airliner.<p>The incident happened at 11:03 pm Monday near the valet parking station on the upper level of the …

Flying

British Airways Cancels Thousands of Mistake Fares to Tel Aviv, Dubai

Thousands of British Airways customers were disappointed Wednesday when the airline canceled a number of mistake fares to Tel Aviv and Dubai.<p>Due to a …

British Airways

The King of Rock ’n’ Roll’s Custom Jet Is for Sale . . . Some Repairs Needed

Purchased by the current owner just over a year ago, the decrepit plane is once again looking for a new home.<p>While visiting the museums and mansion …

New Mexico

Raja Ampat Airport Review

If you are planning on visiting Raja Ampat in West Papua, you will most likely be flying into the city of Sorong in West Papua. Since my last visit …

United Airlines flight attendant reportedly slams travel writer for tweeting about bad service

Satisfaction with the airline industry may be up in some major studies, but one travel blogger’s online run-in with a reported flight attendant proves there is more work to be done.<p>According to the editor-at-large of The Points Guy, Zach Honig, he was on a United Airlines flight from San Francisco …

Flying

This Syrian national has been trapped at Kuala Lumpur airport for 3 months

Imagine your longest airport delay. For most of us, it would be hours. For an unlucky few, it might be a night, or even a couple of nights. Hassan Al …

Kuala Lumpur

It’s easier to sleep, eat and have fun at airports in Asia — here’s why America is falling behind.

<b>NAGOYA, Japan</b> — Most air travelers have been there: The moment when you curse yourself for thinking that getting up at an ungodly hour for a flight …

South Korea

After surrendering CSeries, Bombardier pushes regional plane revival

MONTREAL (Reuters) - As Bombardier <BBDb.TO> surrenders hopes of securing a top spot in commercial aviation with the sale of its money-losing CSeries jet program to Airbus <AIR.PA>, the Canadian company is now drawing up plans to breathe new life into its older regional planes.<p>Bombardier is shoring …

Aviation

Got powder in your carry-on? You may want to check it

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you're traveling by plane with more than 12 ounces of cosmetics powder, dry spices, protein mix or talcum, you may want to check it.<p>That's because the Transportation Security Administration has been taking a closer look at containers of powder that fit more than the volume of a standard …

Flying

Woman Who Threw a Chair Through a Window at a North Carolina Airport Didn’t Even Get Arrested

So apparently, police in North Carolina did not arrest, shoot, throw to the ground, choke, or lay one (trigger-happy) finger on a woman who broke a …

North Carolina

Boeing Lands $6.6 Billion FedEx Deal

Boeing Co. landed a deal for 24 cargo aircraft from FedEx Express worth $6.6 billion as the revival in the air freight market continues to take …

Aviation

Competition heating up for price-sensitive passengers as Swoop set to launch

MONTREAL — Competition is heating up for Canada’s most price-sensitive travellers as WestJet Airlines gears up to launch the country’s second …

Virgin Atlantic

British Airways: Border queues at Heathrow are damaging the UK's reputation

Britain's biggest airline today issued a dramatic warning that “totally unacceptable” queues at Heathrow Airport’s passport control are wrecking this …

Border Force

A computer glitch forced American Airlines to cancel hundreds of flights and customers are furious

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images<p><b>Hundreds of PSA flights have been canceled to and from the Charlotte-Douglass International Airport since last …

Flying

A First Look At The Boeing 787-10's Potential

The first Boeing (BA) 787-10 has been delivered to Singapore Airlines (OTCPK:SINGY) in early April according to official data of The Boeing Company<i>.</i> …

Aviation

‘Beggar asks for cash’… on board a PASSENGER PLANE: Travellers hand over cash before airline staff can stop man during bizarre incident

• <b>Middle-aged man held out a plastic pouch and pleaded for cash onboard flight</b>• <b><br>Some passengers even gave the man money as he stood in the aisle of</b> …

Qatar Airways

Live like the King - Elvis's private jet could be yours

A private jet once owned by Elvis Presley that has sat on a runway in New Mexico for nearly four decades is back on the auction block.<p>The online …

New Mexico

Couple shamelessly have sex in their airplane seat as husband and wife film unexpected in-flight entertainment

A couple flying to Mexico were caught shamelessly having sex in their seats as a husband and wife filmed the unexpected in-flight entertainment.<p>The …

Filmmaking

Buckle Up! Couple Caught on Video Having Sex on a Plane in Front of Other Passengers

Warning: Sitting in the second to last row of the plane means you have a front row seat to whatever is happening in the back.<p>For one couple, that …

Virgin Atlantic

JetBlue Founder David Neeleman Planning A New U.S. Airline With A Curious Strategy

The world’s most prolific – and, arguably, successful – founder of pleasantly unconventional airlines is returning home from Brazil to launch his third U.S- and fourth North American-based airline.<p>Serial airline entrepreneur David Neeleman walked away – or, depending on whose account of the story …

Flying