Philippine government attorney fatally shot in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA — (AP) — A government attorney for the Philippines was fatally shot in an Uber while visiting Philadelphia, officials said Sunday. The black car then pulled up alongside the Uber and fired several more rounds into it, police said in a news release. Laylo was shot in the back of the head and taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead Sunday, police said. Authorities did not offer a suspected motive or say whether Laylo, his mother or the Uber driver were intentionally targeted. The consulate general of the Philippines said the victim was an attorney for its government, Philadelphia's KYW-TV reported.wftv.com
Advisers tell Spirit shareholders to reject Frontier bid
Spirit Frontier JetBlue FILE - A Spirit Airline aircraft approaches Philadelphia International Airport Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. A firm that advises investors on proxy voting said Tuesday, May 31, 2022, that Spirit shareholders should oppose Frontier Airlines’ bid to buy Spirit, saying that JetBlue has made a better offer. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File) (Matt Rourke)NEW YORK — (AP) — A firm that advises investors on proxy voting said Tuesday that Spirit Airlines shareholders should oppose Frontier Airlines’ bid to buy Spirit, saying that a competing offer by JetBlue is better. ISS said Spirit shareholders should reject the Frontier offer to signal its board to negotiate further with JetBlue, possibly to get a bigger breakup fee. While New York-based JetBlue wants to acquire 100% of Spirit, the Frontier offer would let Spirit shareholders keep 48.5% of the new, combined airline.wftv.com
JetBlue goes hostile in its bid for Spirit Airlines
Spirit-Frontier A Frontier Airlines aircraft flying over Gloster City, N.J., approaches Philadelphia International Airport, Oct. 22, 2021. Spirit Airlines' board still supports Frontier Airlines' $2.9 billion takeover bid for the airline, saying it determined JetBlue's competing $3.6 billion offer isn't a superior proposal. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) (Matt Rourke)JetBlue is going hostile in its bid for Spirit Airlines and asking Spirit shareholders to reject a proposed $2.9 billion acquisition by Frontier Airlines. Spirit shareholders are scheduled to vote June 10 on the Frontier bid, which is favored by the Spirit board. Spirit has cited uncertainty about regulatory approval of JetBlue’s $3.6 billion offer for the Florida budget carrier.wftv.com
Spirit still prefers bid from Frontier Airlines over JetBlue
Spirit-Frontier A Frontier Airlines aircraft flying over Gloster City, N.J., approaches Philadelphia International Airport, Oct. 22, 2021. Spirit Airlines' board still supports Frontier Airlines' $2.9 billion takeover bid for the airline, saying it determined JetBlue's competing $3.6 billion offer isn't a superior proposal. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) (Matt Rourke)Spirit Airlines' board still supports Frontier Airlines' $2.9 billion takeover bid for the airline, saying it determined JetBlue's competing $3.6 billion offer isn't a superior proposal. In a letter sent to JetBlue, Spirit Chairman Mac Gardner said that JetBlue's bid had “an unacceptable level of closing risk" that shareholders would have to take on. Shares of Spirit Airlines Inc. fell 7.5% before the market open.wftv.com
Fort Lauderdale-bound Spirit Airlines flight lands in Daytona Beach
JetBlue Spirit FILE - A Spirit Airline aircraft flying over Gloster City, N.J., approaches Philadelphia International Airport Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. JetBlue Airways has offered to buy Spirit Airlines for about $3.6 billion and break up a plan for Spirit to merge with rival budget carrier Frontier Airlines. Spirit said Tuesday, April 5, 2022, that its board will evaluate the JetBlue bid and decide what's best for its shareholders. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File) (Matt Rourke)DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A Spirit Airlines flight bound for Fort Lauderdale made an unexpected landing at Daytona Beach International Airport on Thursday. “Safety is our top priority and we will be removing the plane from service to be inspected by our maintenance department,” airline officials said in a statement.wftv.com
EXPLAINER: Why was holiday-season flying such a nightmare?
Flight Cancellations Katelyn Darrow gets some work done on her laptop as she waits to board her flight at the Philadelphia International Airport Friday, Dec. 31, 2021, in Philadelphia. Airlines are blaming wintry weather and high numbers of sickouts due to the rising number of COVID-19 infections around the country. January usually means fewer people flying, and that will be even more true in 2022 because many business travelers haven't returned to the skies. The global spread of omicron meant that widespread flight cancellations weren't limited to the U.S. Airlines in Europe and Australia reported similar problems with crew shortages. After more than 3,200 U.S. flight cancellations on Monday, the number for Tuesday was down to 1,400 at midday — better, although still very high.wftv.com
Thousands of flights canceled, delayed at start of workweek
Flight Cancellations FILE - Travelers walk to their gates at the Philadelphia International Airport on Friday, Dec. 31, 2021, in Philadelphia. Wintry weather combined with the pandemic to frustrate air travelers whose return flights home from the holidays were canceled or delayed in the first days of the new year. A winter storm that hit the Midwest on Saturday made Chicago the worst place in the country for travelers throughout the weekend. Southwest Airlines said it was working to help customers affected by about 400 flights canceled around the country Sunday, about 11% of its schedule. American Airlines said most of Sunday’s canceled flights had been canceled ahead of time to avoid last-minute disruptions at the airport.wftv.com
Mom, child had knives inside Darth Vader stuffed bear at Philadelphia airport, TSA says
“This is a good example of why we cannot assume that something as innocent-looking as a child’s stuffed animal is not a risk to security,” TSA’s federal security director for the airport, Gerardo Spero, said.news.yahoo.com
Spirit, American cancel more flights Wednesday
Spirit Airline cancellations Stranded travelers sleep on the seats of the ticketing waiting area, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021. at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia. Their schedule flight to Los Angels was delayed until Thursday, after Spirit canceled nearly half its schedule for Tuesday, the third straight day of extremely high cancellation numbers at the budget airline. ET, Wednesday, the Florida-based airline had canceled 304 flights, according to flight tracker FlightAware. American Airlines is also seeing cancellations with nearly 350 flights canceled by late Tuesday. American canceled about 560 flights, or 18% of its schedule, on Monday and nearly 300 on Sunday, according to FlightAware.wftv.com
‘Erratic’ passenger arrested after flight from Orlando to Philadelphia, police say
A man is in custody Thursday after airline officials say he exhibited “erratic behavior” on an American Airlines flight from Orlando, including attempting to speak with the pilot prior to landing. Philadelphia police said the incident happened around 9:18 a.m. on American Airlines Flight 2392 from Orlando International Airport to Philadelphia International Airport. During the flight the crew became aware of a customer “exhibiting erratic behavior and making alarming statements,” according to American Airlines. “One male flight attendant and one male passenger sat with this subject until landing. “The cabin crew took precautionary measures and monitored the customer who remained seated for the remainder of the flight,” a spokesperson for American Airlines said in an email.
Pence heads to Louisiana amid renewed surge in virus cases
John Bel Edwards, members of the congressional delegation and state health officials to talk about the states response to the COVID-19 disease caused by the coronavirus. While in Baton Rouge, Pence also is planning a discussion at Louisiana State Universitys Tiger Stadium focused on fall college reopening plans and the future of university sports programs in the pandemic. Edwards said that federal support has helped Louisiana reach more than 304,000 virus tests so far in July far surpassing the state's monthly goal of 200,000 administered tests. More than 3,300 Louisiana residents have died from COVID-19, according to the state health department. Louisiana again has moved into the top five states for new virus cases per capita in recent days, adding anywhere from 1,300 to 2,600 new cases daily over the last week.
Pennsylvania hit by more jobless claims than any other U.S. state
Pennsylvania, the nations fifth-most populous state, has recorded 2,751 cases of coronavirus and 34 deaths as of noon Saturday. This past week, it reported the largest number of new unemployment claims of any state: 378,908, or 25 times as many as the week before. AdvertisementWeve been hit hard, said John Longstreet, a former chief executive of the Quaker State & Lube restaurant chain who is now president of the Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Assn. The good news is that the state is ready to process these claims, once the money comes. But there is a fundamental difference between jobs lost in that period and jobs lost this spring.latimes.com
Officials warn of possible measles exposure at Philadelphia airport
Joe Raedle/Getty ImagesPHILADELPHIA (CNN) - If you visited the Philadelphia International Airport earlier this month, you may have been exposed to measles. The Pennsylvania Department of Health warned the public on Friday that anyone who visited the airport on October 2 and 3 could have contracted the viral infection. An individual who is suspected of having measles was at the airport on both days and may have exposed other people, Levine said. Symptoms appear within one to three weeks of exposure, and include rash, high fever, cough, and red, watery eyes. So far this year, there have been 15 confirmed cases of measles in Pennsylvania.
Tire blows, nose gear fails during takeoff at Philadelphia airport
Tire blows, nose gear fails during takeoff at Philadelphia airport A U.S. Airways jet aborted takeoff after a blown tire caused the nose gear to collapse at Philadelphia International Airport. KYW-TV's Steve Patterson reports.cbsnews.com