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Brawl, Exploding Cell Phone on Flight Leads to Emergency Landing

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A Southwest Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing when a brawl broke out in the air on Wednesday, and a phone reportedly "exploded." It's the latest in a long string of passenger-related incidents to occur on Southwest planes this year. A flight from Dallas to Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday was diverted to Pensacola, Florida to let off two passengers, an unidentified man and a woman traveling together who allegedly got into a scuffle. What triggered the fight is… (www.msn.com) More...

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‘WELCOME TO PERTH’: Rooftop Sign Scares Passengers Flying Into Sydney Airport

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A “welcome to Perth” sign painted on a building rooftop is scaring fliers descending to Sydney airport into thinking they have been flown to the wrong Australian city. The prank was spotted by a passenger coming into land at the country’s busiest airport and shared on Reddit. The building, in the Sydney suburb of Sydenham, is directly on the flight path. The building owner, Brad Heasman, told Australia’s Traveller he has been quietly waiting for someone to notice it since painting it three… (www.independent.co.uk) More...

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Delta flight diverted after passenger became "threat"

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A Delta Air Lines flight from Los Angeles to New York was diverted to Detroit Thursday night after a passenger became unruly, the carrier says. The pilot told other passengers the unruly one became "a threat," forcing the diversion, according to "CBS This Morning Saturday" co-host Dana Jacobson, who was on board. Flight 1131 was heading from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to JFK International Airport when it was sent to Detroit Metro Airport. Jacobson tweeted,… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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United won't furlough flight attendants in October as demand rebounds

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United Airlines' flight attendants will not be furloughed when federal aid meant to protect U.S. airline workers during the coronavirus pandemic expires on Oct. 1, according to a staff memo, thanks to a travel rebound. The fate of U.S. airline workers has shifted dramatically in the three months since the industry won a third payroll support package in March. As more Americans receive COVID-19 vaccines, travel demand has surged, driving the need for more workers. John Slater, United's… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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US formally retires Open Skies aircraft

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The retirement of the second Boeing OC-135B aircraft, tail number 670, came some seven months after the former Trump administration ended US participation in the international treaty on 22 November 2022. “The 55th Wing has supported the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, and travelled around the world as part of the Open Skies Treaty mission since 1996,” the US Air Force (USAF) said, adding, “A 45th Reconnaissance Squadron aircrew will now fly the aircraft to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base [AFB],… (www.janes.com) More...

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Texan F-16 Viper Appears In Vietnam-Era Green And Tan Camouflage

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The latest in a long line of U.S. Air Force heritage schemes is a special one, indeed, recalling the service’s combat during the Vietnam War, when hundreds of aircraft were adorned in these shades of green and tan. While the Southeast Asia camouflage scheme is a well-known one, this is very likely the first time an F-16 fighter jet has appeared in these colors. (www.thedrive.com) More...

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Boeing's big China problem

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The Boeing 737 Max is back in the air, and air travel is finally rebounding, helping restart orders for new planes. But Boeing is still facing a major problem that could cripple the company for years to come — US-China trade tensions. China is by far the largest and most important market for aircraft purchases. It is estimated the country will account for a quarter of commercial aircraft sales globally over the next 10 years. But in an age of US-Chinese trade tensions only 1% of Boeing's… (www.msn.com) More...

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Frontier Airlines plane overshoots runway at Reagan airport near D.C., comes to a stop in the grass

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A Frontier Airlines flight overshot the runway at Reagan International Airport near Washington, D.C., on Friday night before coming to a stop in a grassy area, according to reports. Frontier Flight 538 from Denver landed at 10:30 p.m. ET, according to FOX 5 in D.C. No injuries were reported. (www.foxnews.com) More...

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F-22 Raptor in Pull-Push Takeoff Looks Like Prehistoric Beast Hidden in the Mist

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uilt by Lockheed Martin and Boeing, the stealth tactical aircraft has been around since 2005, being fielded exclusively by the United States Air Force (USAF). And it’s a monster of a winged machine. Being flown by a single pilot, the airplane can reach a maximum speed of Mach 2.25, and can fly at heights of up to 65,000 feet (20,000 meters). Its range is of about 1,800 miles (3,000 km). (www.autoevolution.com) More...

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United Airlines says it, too, won't hire unvaccinated workers

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United Airlines is following in Delta's flight path in saying it won't hire employees who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19. "As we welcome new employees to the company, it's important we instill in them United's strong commitment to safety," the carrier stated in a memo to employees. "Effective for all job offers made after June 15, 2021, we will require any external candidates for U.S.-based jobs to attest that they have been fully vaccinated against… (www.cbsnews.com) More...

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Southwest Orders Another 34 Boeing 737 MAX 7 Aircraft

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Southwest Airlines has placed a firm order for an additional 34 Boeing 737 MAX 7 aircraft, citing improved travel revenue trends. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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Flair Airlines unveils its first Boeing 737 MAX

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lair Airlines rolled out its first Boeing 737 MAX on Thursday before flying the first passenger flight from Edmonton to Toronto. As Michael King reports, industry experts say the expansion is well timed. (globalnews.ca) More...

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