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Lost Malaysia Airlines jet flew for hours on autopilot

Canberra - Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 flew for hours on autopilot before running out of fuel over the vast Indian Ocean and crashing, a team of international investigators searching for the plane now believe.
In the Media by Nathan Salant - 2 comments

Malaysia did not realize Flight 370 was missing for 17 minutes

Perth - Malaysia Airlines did not realize Flight 370 was missing until 17 minutes after the jetliner disappeared from radar and did not begin searching for the plane for another four hours, authorities said.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

Search for missing plane turns to Bangladesh, if only briefly

Perth - International search teams trying to figure out the fate of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 plan to check out a report from an Australian company that says it detected what could be a commercial airliner on the Indian Ocean floor near Bangladesh.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

Aerial search for missing plane over, Australia says

Canberra - An international aerial search involving more than a dozen planes looking for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was called off Monday but high-tech underwater search operations are being expanded, Australian officials leading the effort said Monday.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

Debris found in Australia not from missing plane

Perth - A large metal object that washed up on an Australia beach this week was not from the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner that vanished more than a month ago, authorities said Thursday.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

Op-Ed: Malaysia minister calls for prayer to find missing jet

Perth - We all know there have been a lot of "uh-oh" moments in the incredibly long and tragic drama around the Malaysia Airlines plane that vanished with 339 passengers and crew aboard.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

IATA wants crackdown on unruly flight passengers

Montreal - The International Air Transport Association urged governments Thursday to take stronger action against unruly passengers on commercial flights.
In the Media by AFP

Searchers find more signals that could be from missing plane

Perth - Searchers trying to locate a Malaysia Airlines jetliner that vanished last month with more than 200 passengers heard two new signals Tuesday that might be from the missing plane's flight data recorders.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

Second electronic signal complicates search for missing plane

Perth - Just when it looked as if international teams searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet were closing in on their target in the Indian Ocean, an Australian vessel with a high-tech listening device reported a second signal a substantial distance away.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

Electronic signal could be from missing jetliner

Perth - An electronic signal that could be from an airplane black box has been heard by one of nearly a dozen ships looking for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
In the Media by Nathan Salant - 1 comment

A missing plane and emotional reunion, played live on Twitter

Hours before Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was scheduled to depart on Saturday, a U.S. woman tweeted to her co-worker who was on a business trip that she was feeling ill and overworked.
In the Media by Reuters

Freescale loss in Malaysia tragedy leads to travel policy questions

The loss of 20 key Freescale Semiconductor <FSL.N> employees in the disappearance of a Malaysian airliner on Saturday raises questions about whether the company should have allowed so many ...
In the Media by Noel Randewich (Reuters)

Loss of employees on Malaysia flight a blow, U.S. chipmaker says

Employees of Freescale Semiconductor who were on a Malaysia Airlines flight presumed to have crashed were doing sophisticated work at the U.S. chipmaker, a company spokesman said on Sunday.
In the Media by Noel Randewich (Reuters)

Malaysian Airlines missing flight MH370: Live Report

Kuala Lumpur - 05:15 GMT - Sympathy - My colleague Julia Zappei in Kuala Lumpur says the Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has tweeted " My thoughts and prayers are with the family members of flight #MH370.
In the Media by Justin Dear and AFP reporters in Kuala Lumpur, Beijing and Hanoi (AFP)

Israel taken off Etihad Airways inflight map

Etihad Airways, a UAE owned airline, has now refused to allow Israelis aboard their flights and has even gone as far as to remove the State of Israel from its inflight map.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Regional airlines face shortage of pilots: U.S. GAO

U.S. regional airlines have a hard time finding pilots because of low wages and new rules mandating more experience for entry-level aviators, according to a government study published on Friday. The U.S.
In the Media by Reuters

China Eastern to buy 70 Airbus A320NEO for $6.4 billion

China Eastern Airlines Corp Ltd <600115.SS> <0670.HK> has ordered 70 A320neo aircraft, marking a big victory for Airbus <AIR.PA>, which has been actively marketing the upgraded variant of its popular A320 jet to Chinese ca...
In the Media by Reuters

Airlines fear Brazil backlash from crowded World Cup airports

International airlines are worried the Brazilian government may hit them with a flurry of fines during the World Cup over delayed flights and lost bags at already overcrowded airports, the head of a glo...
In the Media by Brad Haynes (Reuters)

China budget carrier Spring eyes $3 billion A320 order

Chinese low-cost carrier Spring Airlines is set to make an order for up to 30 Airbus <AIR.PA> A320 aircraft worth $3 billion at list prices, the company's chairman told Reuters, amid an expec...
In the Media by Siva Govindasamy (Reuters)

Southwest airlines lands nose first in NYC

New York - New York’s City’s LaGuardia Airport just reopened their runway that they had to close down after a Southwest Airlines Jet went down nose first and collapsed during the landing Monday evening.
In the Media by Amanda Byas - 1 comment

Popocatépetl disrupts flights, evacuations still on hold (UPDATE)

Puebla - Several U.S. based airlines suspended numerous flights as Mexico's Popocatépetl volcano increased its activity once again. Authorities have maintained the very active volcano's alert level at a Yellow phase 2.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 2 comments

Op-Ed: America the Once Beautiful

As Americans we have become hardened to the realities of our life, making the most of a bad situation and accepting that there can be very little change in the situation in Washington DC.
In the Media by Donald Quinn

Israel's cabinet seals Open Skies deal - cheaper flight prices

Jerusalem - Despite airline strikes this morning a strong majority of 16 ministers voted in favor of the Open Skies deal which should bring Israel's flight prices down.
In the Media by Lesley Lanir - 2 comments

American Airlines reservation system glitches, flights grounded

An American Airlines computer system went down on Tuesday which affected travel. All flights were grounded until the issue is fixed.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 1 comment

Hugo Teso: Commercial aircraft vulnerable to ground-based hackers

Amsterdam - A chilling presentation at the Hack In The Box security conference this week demonstrated how commercial aircraft can be hijacked remotely by ground-based hackers and commanded to crash using a smartphone application.
In the Media by Doug Gundy - 3 comments

Obese fliers should pay more, according to economist

A Norwegian economist thinks that people who are overweight should pay more money for their flights than fliers who are skinny.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 4 comments

Canada and Northeast U.S. brace for arrival of major snow storm

A potentially historic snow storm is expected to hit the northeastern U.S. and Canada on Friday. In anticipation of this major storm, thousands of flights have been cancelled by airlines.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 7 comments

Air Canada picks former AirTran exec as chief operating officer

Amid preparations to launch a low-cost carrier division, Air Canada has hired a former AirTran Airways executive as chief operating officer.
In the Media by Matt Cianfarani

Airline loses 10-year-old girl en route to summer camp

A California family experienced a scare one would hope never to see happen when trusting their child to be supervised. United Airlines allegedly recently lost track of a 10-year-old girl en route to summer camp in another state.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 7 comments

Man throws tantrum over reading light on Alaska Airlines flight

Tacoma - A man may find himself facing criminal charges after having an argument over a reading light. The incident occurred on an Alaska Airlines flight from Honolulu to Bellingham International Airport this past weekend.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 3 comments
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A US Navy Towed Pinger Locator  similar to the one being used in the search for missing Malaysia Air...
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A US Navy Towed Pinger Locator, similar to the one being used in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, is seen on a ship near Washington, D.C., in 2011.
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The US Navy s towed pinger locator and other ocean search and recovery equipment wait in a cargo pla...
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The US Navy's towed pinger locator and other ocean search and recovery equipment wait in a cargo plane at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on March 24 before being sent to the Indian Ocean to help search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
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Passengers disembarking at Vancouver from Lockheed Electra 10A of Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 1939
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Passengers disembarking at Vancouver from Lockheed Electra 10A of Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 1939
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U.S. Navy air crewman Clayton Wirth brings up a life jacket found in the Indian Ocean in March durin...
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U.S. Navy air crewman Clayton Wirth brings up a life jacket found in the Indian Ocean in March during the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
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A current B777 and soon-to-be-introduced B787 of Air Canada (Airline Supplied Image)
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A current B777 and soon-to-be-introduced B787 of Air Canada (Airline Supplied Image)
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Are any of these faces in the TSA s database for Tiny Terrorists?
Are any of these faces in the TSA's database for Tiny Terrorists?
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EasyJet Airlines
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Air crews and officials who participated in the unsuccessful search for missing Malaysian Airlines F...
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Air crews and officials who participated in the unsuccessful search for missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 pose for a photograph Tuesday on the tarmac at Royal Australian Air Force base Pearce, just north of Perth.
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Porter Airlines
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Sailors aboard the Australian Navy ship Ocean Shield deploy the Bluefin 21 underwater search vehicle...
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Sailors aboard the Australian Navy ship Ocean Shield deploy the Bluefin 21 underwater search vehicle as part of efforts to find the Malaysian Airlines jet that disappeared March 8 with 239 passengers and crew.
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Are any of these little faces listed on the TSA No Fly List for Tiny Terrorists?
Are any of these little faces listed on the TSA No Fly List for Tiny Terrorists?
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Sign posted at Mount Silam last month reads  Pray for MH370  at  Tower of Heaven on Mount Silam.
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Sign posted at Mount Silam last month reads "Pray for MH370" at "Tower of Heaven"on Mount Silam.
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STILL LOOKING: An Australian Navy helicopter leaves the HMAS Toowoomba in the southern Indian Ocean ...
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STILL LOOKING: An Australian Navy helicopter leaves the HMAS Toowoomba in the southern Indian Ocean to rejoin the search for missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370.
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U.S. Airways jets are lined up at Reagan National Airport
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U.S. Airways jets are lined up at Reagan National Airport
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