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  • Safety board finds multiple errors in UPS crash

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A fatal UPS cargo plane crash during a landing attempt last year was caused by pilots who made a series of errors and should have aborted the landing, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday. The panel also said the pilots may have been suffering from fatigue,...

  • Mystery shrouds US couple's crash off Jamaica

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Rescue crews searching off Jamaica's coast on Saturday said they could no longer see debris spotted earlier, stymieing efforts to solve the mystery surrounding a small plane carrying a prominent upstate New York couple that went on a ghostly 1,700-mile journey after the...

  • Small plane crashes into Atlantic off Miami Beach

    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A small plane towing an ad banner crashed into the Atlantic Ocean about 200 yards off Miami Beach. The Coast Guard says police reported the downed Cessna aircraft Saturday afternoon. Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen says the single-engine...

  • Want more leg room in a flight? Pay for it

    You all bought a ticket for a seat that reclines, which means if you want to recline, you're entitled to do it. What you can't do is use a "Knee Defender" to block the seat from reclining.

  • Iran: Paperwork, expenses caused plane diversion

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran ordered a commercial aircraft chartered by the U.S.-led military coalition in Afghanistan to land in the Islamic Republic so it could pay expenses and complete paperwork, an official there said Saturday. The comments by Mansour Haghighatpour, a member of...

  • JFK baggage handlers busted in $40K handbag heist

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two Kennedy Airport baggage handlers are under arrest after police say they stole pricey handbags from a traveler's luggage and put them up for sale on eBay. Elepcia Barrientos and Lenny Hernandez were charged Thursday with grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen...

  • Flight plan dispute puts plane on ground in Iran

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A commercial aircraft chartered by the U.S.-led military coalition in Afghanistan for a flight to the Persian Gulf city of Dubai was re-routed to Iran on Friday, apparently because of a mix-up over its flight plan, U.S. officials said. The plane was allowed to depart after...

  • Ex-Im exceeds travel budget by millions after flying first class 400 times

    Officials of the U.S. Export-Import Bank blew the agency's travel budget by millions of dollars after taking 400 first-class flights over the last three years, according to records obtained under the federal Freedom of Information Act.

  • United adds larger version of Boeing Dreamliner

    SEATTLE (AP) — United Airlines is showing confidence in Boeing's 787 by taking delivery of the new, larger version of the jet that Boeing calls the Dreamliner. Boeing Co. said Thursday that it delivered the 787-9 to United the day before. United is the first North American airline to get the...

  • Norman Foster, Romero to build Mexico airport

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — British architect Norman Foster and Mexico's Fernando Romero have had their design chosen for Mexico City's new $9.2-billion airport, which is expected to quadruple the current airport's capacity to 120 million passengers per year, authorities announced Wednesday....

  • Recline rancor: Passenger recalls seat dispute

    NEW YORK (AP) — The businessman whose dispute with a fellow airline passenger over a reclined seat sparked a national debate about air-travel etiquette says he's embarrassed by the way the confrontation unfolded and regrets his behavior. But don't expect James Beach to stop using the Knee...

  • Delta packs planes, key revenue figure rises

    ATLANTA (AP) — Delta Air Lines Inc. said Wednesday that a key revenue figure rose 2 percent in August, slightly below the carrier's record in July and its previous forecast for the whole third quarter. The shares fell in morning trading. Delta had predicted a month ago that the figure — revenue...



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