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Allegiant Air flight runs low on fuel over closed airport, makes emergency landing

An Allegiant Air flight ran dangerously low on fuel last week as it circled an airport in North Dakota that was actually closed so the Navy's Blue Angels could practice for an upcoming air show. (www.tampabay.com) More...

Man passes DFW airport security, boards plane without ticket

U.S. transportation security officials are investigating how a man was able to pass through a security checkpoint without a ticket at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and board a commercial airliner, airport officials said on Monday. An airline agent discovered what happened before the flight departed and called airport police, who arrested the man on criminal trespassing charges, the airport said. (www.reuters.com) More...

Delta Upgrade to DPJ

Delta offers upgrade to Delta Private Jets flights. (finance.yahoo.com) More...

Infographic showing Lufthansa's fleet changes in the last decade

"Although the airline only has added 41 aircraft to its fleet in the last 10 years (from 234 aircraft in 2005 to 275 aircraft in 2015) the types of aircraft have changed as seen in the infographic below..." (aviationweek.com) More...

New $4 Billion Plan for LaGuardia Calls for New Single Terminal Building - Cuomo: ‘We Need to Tear it Down’ and Start Over

New York’s LaGuardia Airport will get more than a makeover, based on a plan announced by Governor Andrew Cuomo Monday. The $4 billion plan calls for demolishing the existing terminals and building one massive new terminal the length of two football fields approximately 600 feet (183 meters) closer to the Grand Central Parkway. The relocation will give the airport badly needed space for flight operations and taxiways. (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

VietJet receives world’s first 230-seat A321

Vietnam low-cost carrier VietJet Air has taken delivery of a high-density Airbus A321 aircraft equipped with 230 passenger seats. The airline says this is the first A321 equipped with this seat density. The A321 had previously been restricted to 220 seats and central European budget airline Wizz Air will also be taking the high-density A321 later this year. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Frontier Airlines increasing nonstop flights for Las Vegas

Frontier Airlines, which in recent years has evolved into an ultralow discount air carrier, is expanding operations in Las Vegas. The Denver-based airline is announcing Tuesday that it will offer daily nonstop flights between McCarran International Airport and Milwaukee, Miami, San Francisco and Houston'€™s George Bush Intercontinental Airport. (www.reviewjournal.com) More...

Photo Flight With Sean Tucker - while 7 months pregnant!

Behind the scenes on an air-to-air photo flight with Sean Tucker and Randy Howell over Big Sur, California. (www.youtube.com) More...

Amazon proposes a slice of the sky for commercial drones

Amazon on Tuesday laid out a proposal for how to regulate commercial drones in the US, suggesting that the government set aside a 200-foot-high stretch of the sky for the devices. The concept, presented at a NASA-hosted conference in the San Francisco Bay Area on unmanned aircraft systems, would designate the airspace at an altitude of between 200 feet and 400 feet as a high-speed transit area for commercial drones -- such as the delivery drones Amazon is developing -- with a no-fly buffer… (www.cnet.com) More...

United Express Flight UA5393 experiencing 'technical issues' after takeoff

United Express, opb SkyWest loses an engine cowl after takeoff (www.wisn.com) More...

SpaceShipTwo crash: Aerospace company failed to consider human error, NTSB says

On Tuesday, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said that a co-pilot's mistake was to blame in the October 2014 crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, which killed the co-pilot and injured the pilot over the Mojave Desert, where the craft was being tested. The NTSB added that Scaled Composites, the aerospace company that had built the SpaceShipTwo craft for Virgin Galactic and employed the two pilots, did not adequately consider the consequences of a human error such as the one… (arstechnica.com) More...

Travel Caught on camera: Terrifying moment KLM plane banked sharply just a few feet over runway as pilots struggled to land in high winds

This is the hair-raising moment a KLM passenger jet banked sharply moments before it landed in the middle of a violent storm in Amsterdam. (www.dailymail.co.uk) More...

Frontier to Link Philly with Fort Myers and Montego Bay

Frontier Airlines announced plans to add flights from Philadelphia International Airport to Fort Myers, Florida and Montego Bay, Jamaica. Both flights will begin October 25, 2015... (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

Ryanair asks rivals to help cut out price-comparison sites

Ryanair has asked four major European airlines to display each other's fares online in a bid to cut out third-party price comparison websites, Chief Executive Michael O'Leary said on Monday. Ryanair's fares are displayed by airfare price comparison websites such as Google Flights and Expedia and competes with them by offering hotels and car hire on its own website. (uk.reuters.com) More...


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