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Virgin Galactic unveils spacesuits for 'SpaceShipTwo' passengers

Virgin Galactic and partner Under Armour unveiled a new line of "spacewear" spacesuits for future passengers on SpaceShipTwo, Virgin Galactic's suborbital spaceplane once space tourism flights begin in 2020.

Liquids to be allowed back on flights using 3D scanners

Advances in 3D scanning technology should help to reduce the longer queues associated with getting through airport security and enable passengers to carry liquids onto aircraft.

Woman takes United flight, flies 3,000 miles in wrong direction

At least Lucie Bahetoukilae wasn’t forcibly removed from a plane. But if she had been, she would not have ended up in San Francisco instead of Paris, her intended destination. United Airlines then did what they do best—they apologized.

Review: Women lead the way in this week’s releases Special

This week’s releases include some uncompromising representations of women representations; an intriguing cat-and-mouse chase; a video game brought to life; and an animated film that keeps it pretty simple.

Review: Passengers serves up an average slice of sci-fi Special

Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence star in the new science fiction movie 'Passengers'. The romance between the stranded couple works well but the story falters.

Britain's least used railway station with 12 passengers per year

Ely - Britain's least-used railway station, Shippea Hill in Cambridgeshire, serves 12 passengers a year. The station was recently featured in a radio special.

Delta says it can't predict when schedule will be back to normal

Atlanta - Delta Air Lines still was forced to cancel nearly 700 flights Tuesday, even as operations began to normalize following a massive computer outage on Monday that stranded thousands of passengers worldwide.

Passengers relive Brussels airport attacks terror

Brussels - Two days after surviving Belgium's worst terror attacks, Roger Ramazani on Thursday finally walked away from Brussels airport with his bags.

Passengers stop train and walk along tracks

Bristol - Authorities in Bristol are trying to identify train riders who decided to leave a crowded train and walk along the tracks.

JetBlue passenger urinates on fellow travelers on board flight

Gresham - A passenger on a JetBlue flight bound for Portland, Oregon is accused of allegedly urinating on other passengers, seats, and luggage. Jeff D. Rubin, 27, slept through most of the flight from Anchorage, Alaska, according to a police report.

'Click-click-click' then 15 seconds of terror on French train

Arras - Amy and her husband Joe were sitting quietly on the Amsterdam-Paris Thalys train when the window behind her was shattered by a bullet, showering her with glass.

Plane debris could be from missing Malaysia Airlines flight

Washington - Plane debris found in the western Indian Ocean appears to be from a Malaysia Airlines airliner that disappeared with 239 passengers and crew last year.

Britain's poo-powered bus sets a land-speed record

The land-speed record for the world's fastest service bus was broken last week by a vehicle powered not by polluting diesel but rather clean and green poo. The feat, set by the "Bus Hound," was achieved in Britain and has since been verified as accurate.

Video shows guy shooting at passengers on bus in Kansas City

Kansas City - Earlier in the week, a video showing a man shooting at a bus in Kansas City surfaced. A camera on the bus captured the incident.

200 passengers infected with norovirus on cruise

Health authorities in New Zealand said that about 200 passengers on the Dawn Princess ship became infected with the norovirus.

Drunk passenger removes false leg and attacks plane crew

According to reports an angry woman on Thomson flight 297 removed her leg to attack staff on the plane. Eventually the crew subdued the 48-year-old woman and removed her from the plane upon landing.

Pilot buys pizza for all passengers on delayed plane

Cheyenne - A manager at a Domino's Pizza in Cheyenne, Wyoming, received an order from a Frontier Airlines pilot, who wanted to feed passengers that were stuck on a delayed plane.

Airlines demand crackdown on unruly passengers

Geneva - Global aviation body IATA on Tuesday demanded that governments close legal loopholes that allow unruly passengers to escape law enforcement for serious offences committed on board planes."Airlines are doing all they can to prevent and manage unruly pas...

Tears and fury as relatives wait for news of airliner

Beijing - Tearful and angry, the friends and relatives of passengers on board missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 lashed out at the company Saturday as journalists besieged them in a Beijing hotel.Many were taken there by the airline after going to the Chines...

Passengers ejected from Air Canada flight due to fake tickets

Air Canada is investigating how five people boarded an Air Canada flight with fake tickets on Friday. The flight was bound for Toronto.

Madrid man arrested for phantom airline scam defrauding 67 people

Madrid - A Madrid man has been arrested by Spanish police after setting up a fake airline and cheating 67 "passengers" out of a total of €50,000, booking them on a flight to Paraguay that didn't exist.

Easyjet leaves behind 29 passengers in Málaga, Spain

Due to an "issue" at the boarding gate, Easyjet managed to leave behind 29 passengers in Málaga airport on Saturday. Their luggage flew home with no problem, but the passengers didn't.

Watch passengers' fright as Boeing 767 crash lands in Poland

Warsaw - The footage, which aired on February 09, 2013, shows passengers cowering in fright as a Boeing 767 was forced to execute an emergency landing on its belly with no wheels in Warsaw, Poland after its landing gear failed unexpectedly.

Air France passengers asked to chip in for fuel in Damascus

When an Air France flight was diverted to Damascus on Wednesday, the crew asked passengers if they could lend them some cash for fuel after Syrian authorities refused their credit card.

Carnival cruise passengers robbed at gunpoint in Mexico

Puerto Vallarta - On Thursday, several passengers traveling aboard the Carnival Splendor were robbed at gunpoint in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Canadian airlines face tougher rules for cat passengers

Canadian airlines will soon be facing tougher rules for cat passengers in order to protect flyers that are allergic to them. Air Canada and WestJet will implement a cat ban or be forced to provide cat-free buffer zones and effective ventilation.

Manila's premier airport NAIA not accessible until Sunday morning

The Philippine's premier airport, Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), will not allow landing of incoming flights starting sunset Saturday.

Air passengers lost 25 million bags in 2009

With the high percentage of luggage mishandling by major airline companies, air passengers are advised to be extra careful with their checked-in luggage and to make sure that they are properly tagged for easy identification

Airline trade body confirms 2009 as industry's worst year ever

The trade body for the airline industry released a report on Wednesday which indicated that 2009 was the worst year in terms of demand the industry has ever seen.

Tarmac Waits for Passengers Limited to 3 Hours

Sick of waiting at the Tarmac? The Department of Transportation creates a new rule to lessen airline delays for passengers.
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AIRLINE FOOD: Flight attendants pass out boxes of pizza on a Frontier Airlines flight that was diver...
AIRLINE FOOD: Flight attendants pass out boxes of pizza on a Frontier Airlines flight that was diverted from Colorado to Wyoming and ran out of food. The pilot ordered the pies from a Domino"s outlet in Cheyenne and paid for all 35 of them.
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MISDIRECTION: Areas search in 2014 at the start of the hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370...
MISDIRECTION: Areas search in 2014 at the start of the hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared in March with 239 passengers and crew.
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United Airlines Boeing 767-300ER (N649UA) taking off from London Heathrow Airport  2007
United Airlines Boeing 767-300ER (N649UA) taking off from London Heathrow Airport, 2007
An Altamont Commuter Express train.
An Altamont Commuter Express train.
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The rescued passengers from the Costa Concordia disaster
The rescued passengers from the Costa Concordia disaster
POWER FAILURE: The massive power outage that disabled computers and stranded thousands of Delta Air ...
POWER FAILURE: The massive power outage that disabled computers and stranded thousands of Delta Air Lines passengers this week is said to have started here, at company headquarters in Atlanta.
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A rescued passenger from the Costa Concordia disaster gets a hot cup of something warm
A rescued passenger from the Costa Concordia disaster gets a hot cup of something warm
Jennifer Lawrence in  Passengers  (2016)
Jennifer Lawrence in "Passengers" (2016)
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