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Airline overbooking under scrutiny with Congress set to hold hearings

With the US Congress preparing to hold hearings next week on the state of airline customer service, the practice of overbooking flights is coming under scrutiny, and both airline policies and potential legislation regarding overbooking are being closely watched. (atwonline.com) More...

American Airlines Smashes Official Recommended Cabin Crew Pay as First Quarter Revenue Soars

AA could have increased pay by just 1.6% - instead, the carrier chose to raise Cabin Crew base pay by between 4.2% and 6.5%. Committed to keeping base pay at top of industry average until at least 2020. (www.paddleyourownkanoo.com) More...

American Airlines flight from Manchester to New York is forced to turn back after ‘mid-flight emergency’

An American Airlines flight from Manchester to New York City was forced to turn back to England today after declaring an emergency over the Irish Sea. The flight to JFK was due to take seven hours after leaving at 10.23am, but turned around east of Dublin and landed back at Manchester about an hour later at 11.24am... (www.aviationfigures.com) More...

California Man Sentenced to Prison for Piloting Private Jets without a Type Rating

On April 27, 2016, Arnold Gerald Leto III was arrested on federal charges of illegally piloting a private airplane from Los Angeles to Las Vegas without a pilot’s license. The Department of Justice and FAA determined that Leto had illegally piloted a number of flights dating back to at least 2015, and he ultimately pleaded guilty to the charges. This week, Leto was sentenced to 10 months in federal prison, and required to pay a $5,500 fine. (www.flyingmag.com) More...

Bombardier rejects Boeing's "dumping" claim

Bombardier officials have rejected Boeing's claim in a complaint filed with the U.S. government that its Canadian rival has dumped its new CSeries commercial jet into the United States at below cost. (www.cbc.ca) More...

N4WG Emergency Landing at Sarasota Bradenton

Looks like all are safe. Kudos to the Pilots for a great job. (wfla.com) More...

Erie, PA Pilot Makes Emergency Landing on Golf Course

An Erie pilot was uninjured Thursday afternoon when engine failure forced him to make an emergency landing on the Millcreek Golf and Learning Center’s driving range in Millcreek Township near Erie International Airport. The pilot was on final approach to land at Erie International airport when the engine on his Diamond DA20 stopped. He was able to safely land on the driving range, with the plane ending up about 1/4 mile east of the eastern end of Erie International's main runway. (www.goerie.com) More...