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Tag Archive | "air travel"

Passenger-Shaming Facebook Page Documents Bad Behavior on Airliners

Shame on the plane! Photos of passengers behaving badly. Jeanne Moos reports on bare bellies and bare feet at 30,000 feet. It’s not surprising, but passengers flying today have come a long way from the elegant days of air travel when people dressed up for the occasion. Consider these shameful sightings on airliners recently … […]

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American Airlines: “We Know Why You Fly” But We Don’t Know Why Our Seats Don’t Stay Fastened to the Floor

American Airlines Flight 685 (Boeing 757 equipment) from Boston was diverted to JFK Saturday after a row of three seats became loose in the coach cabin. Three passengers were moved to other seats on the aircraft before the plane landed safely about 12:50 p.m. Then on Monday, Flight 443 (Boeing 757 equipment) departed John F. […]

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Metra Conductor Berates Passenger for Hearing Impairment?

Where’s the Customer Service? The steely, intense gaze of a Metra conductor that berated a customer for having a hearing impairment. Find Out Why Customer Service Might Be the Least of Metra’s Concerns Witnesses reported a Metra conductor unapproachable and on the verge of a fight with a customer on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 while […]

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Favorite Commercial: British Airways “To Fly. To Serve” Television Ad

Remarkable television commercial from British Airways showing progress of air travel and aviation history from biplanes to modern jet aircraft. British Airways Television Ad Transcript Those first young men, the pioneers, the aviators building super highways in an unknown sky. Leaving wives and children in their snug homes, with just a kiss and a promise […]

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New Air Traffic Control System at Crossroads

The FAA is creating a new air traffic system that officials say will be as revolutionary for civil aviation as was the advent of radar decades ago. But the program is at a crossroads. Traffic capacity is expected to increase significantly with the FAA’s GPS-based NextGen system, which is also expected to save time, fuel […]

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Air France Begins A380 Service from Washington’s Dulles International Airport to Paris-Charles de Gaulle

Air France begins service to Washington’s Dulles International Airport using the Airbus A380, the largest passenger jet in the skies. The plane seats more than 500 passengers and will fly to Paris. Beginning June 6, Air France operates daily A380 service between Washington-Dulles and Paris-Charles de Gaulle. The daily flight schedule is AF028 from Paris, […]

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Grab, Click, Pull With Richard Simmons on Air New Zealand Mile-High Madness Safety Video

Let Richard Simmons get you fit to fly. Lose the baggage, fasten your safety belt, take a breather and let’s GO! Check out Air New Zealand’s Channel http://www.youtube.com/airnewzealand for more fun from this high-energy. Stretch it out and lose that baggage. Stretch and slide … yeah! … you’re a giraffe! Grab, click, pull … nice […]

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Air Traffic Controller Errors at O’Hare Have Risen Recently, But Changes in Error Reporting Requirements May Be a Factor

Errors committed by the air traffic controllers at O’Hare International Airport showed an increase from six in a next-to-last year period compared to 17 in the most recent one-year period (five errors in 2009 compared to 12 in 2010). Most errors are related to failure to keep planes a proper distance separated. Errors are under […]

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Virgin America Airline Service at O’Hare? Announcement Expected Today

An announcement that Virgin America airline service out of O’Hare is set to begin is expected at Chicago’s City Hall by Mayor Richard Daley and Virgin America CEO David Cush. Last August Bloomberg reported that Virgin America service at O’Hare International Airport was unlikely, while Virgin America claimed it was negotiating with the city of […]

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Virgin America Flights Out of O’Hare Uncertain Next Year

Virgin Atlantic Airways A340-300 takeoff from O’Hare — not the same airline as Virgin America. Virgin America recently claimed it was negotiating with the city of Chicago for an “economically viable” deal at O’Hare, but Bloomberg is reporting it appears they will not be coming to O’Hare next year. Virgin America is a completely different […]

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VIDEO: Sparks Fly As Qantas A380 Superjumbo Damages Tires on Landing

Video from cockpit camera that was fed to all passengers and amateur video from passenger in the cabin of a Qantas A380 superjumbo jet that shows sparks flying from wheel where tires were damaged upon landing. A Qantas A380 superjumbo jet damaged its tires on landing in Sydney Wednesday night. Unsettled passengers watched the sparks […]

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World Air Traffic Simulator from Zurich: A Day in the Life of Air Traffic

The Zurich University of Applied Sciences School of Engineering Airtraffic team presents the global air traffic (simulation over 24 hours). The Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW, German: Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften), located in the city of Winterthur, with facilities in Zurich and Wädenswil, is the largest University of Applied Sciences and the third […]

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