Passenger with box cutter forces Tampa-bound flight’s diversion to Atlanta, airline says
ATLANTA — A Frontier Airlines flight made an emergency landing Friday night at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport after a passenger was spotted with a weapon. >> Read more trending newsA Frontier spokesperson confirmed to WSB-TV that the flight was en route to Tampa, Florida, from Cincinnati. A fellow passenger spotted the individual holding a box cutter, the TV station reported. In an email to The New York Times, Frontier spokesperson Jennifer de la Cruz confirmed that the armed passenger was taken into custody by Atlanta police after landing. Authorities found the box cutter in the man’s possession after he was taken into custody, Turner added.wftv.com
New York woman gets prison term for altercation aboard plane
A New York woman has been sentenced to four months in prison for interfering with crew members aboard a flight from Dallas to Los Angeles last year that had to be diverted to Phoenix, according to federal prosecutors. Pichardo also allegedly spit at the man when he tried to record the altercation. The case was investigated by the FBI and Phoenix police and the two women were indicted for disorderly conduct for verbally and physically assaulting other customers and flight crew members.news.yahoo.com
American Airlines plans another $1 billion stock sale after big rally
American Airlines flight 718, the first U.S. Boeing 737 MAX commercial flight since regulators lifted a 20-month grounding in November, takes off from Miami, Florida, December 29, 2020. American Airlines authorized the sale of another $1 billion in stock, the carrier said in a filing Friday, an effort to shore up cash as Covid-19 continues to depress travel demand. American authorized a $1 billion stock sale in October and sold $882.4 million at $12.87 a share. American's decision comes on the heels of a sharp rally in its stock price earlier this week after it was mentioned in the popular WallStreetBets Reddit forum. U.S. airlines lost about $34 billion last year.cnbc.com
American, Southwest post record annual losses as recovery remains elusive
American Airlines on Thursday reported a record quarterly loss and faces difficult months ahead as new travel restrictions and a slow rollout of vaccines cloud hopes for a near-term recovery. American posted a net loss of $2.2 billion in the fourth quarter. Revenues tumbled more than 64% to $4.03 billion, compared with $11.3 billion a year earlier. Shares were up 30% in premarket trading amidst the frenzy of retail buying of stocks with large short interests. It expects revenues to be off 60% to 65% lower for the first quarter compared with the same months of 2019.cnbc.com
American Airlines expects to fly less than half of 2019 schedule through February as virus spreads
American Airlines flight 718, the first U.S. Boeing 737 MAX commercial flight since regulators lifted a 20-month grounding in November, takes off from Miami, Florida, December 29, 2020. American Airlines expects the impact of the coronavirus pandemic to continue to weigh on demand and schedules into 2021, the carrier's president said Tuesday. "We anticipate that's something that will carry on into January and February. We are hopeful that the vaccine will show some promise," he said. American and its competitors have warned investors in recent weeks that a surge in Covid-19 cases and new travel restrictions have hurt fourth-quarter revenue, despite a spike in travelers around the year-end holidays.cnbc.com
‘Erratic’ passenger arrested after flight from Orlando to Philadelphia, police say
‘Erratic’ passenger arrested after flight from Orlando to Philadelphia, police sayPublished: November 12, 2020, 12:29 pmA 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.
Frontier Airlines will start requiring all passengers to wear face coverings
Frontier Airlines will soon require all passengers to wear a face-covering over their nose and mouth at the airline’s ticket counters, gate areas and onboard Frontier aircraft. Face coverings have been required for Frontier flight crews since April 13. “We want our passengers to feel comfortable when flying with us by protecting themselves and their fellow travelers as we all navigate the Covid-19 pandemic,” said Barry Biffle, CEO of Frontier Airlines. “Very young children, for whom a face covering is inadvisable, will be exempt from the policy,” the airline said. https://t.co/g6tejitwRe pic.twitter.com/hBZmizbDhR — Frontier Airlines (@FlyFrontier) April 27, 2020Officials said the fogging attacks virtually every surface in the passenger cabin.
These are the precautions airlines are taking to prevent the spread of the coronavirus
These are the precautions airlines are taking to prevent the spread of the coronavirusPublished: April 28, 2020, 1:04 pmHere's what airlines are doing to protect passengers and employees during the coronavirus pandemic.
What is the U.S. role in investigating EgyptAir Flight 804?
Former homeland security advisor to George W. Bush, Fran Townsend and former National Transportation Safety Board chairman Mark Rosenker weigh in on the mystery of Egypt Air Flight 804. While the Egyptian government is leading the ongoing investigation, the United States has an important role to play in determining the cause of the crash.cbsnews.com
Hijacker forces EgyptAir flight to make emergency landing
An EgyptAir flight was the scene of a terrifying ordeal when a man hijacked the plane and forced the pilots to land in Cyprus. The man said that he was wearing a suicide belt, which turned out to be fake. Holly Williams explains what happened.cbsnews.com
How was a commercial flight hijacked one week after Brussels attacks?
One week after the terror attacks in Brussels, an EgyptAir flight was hijacked over Egypt this morning. How was the suspect able to pass security and successfully take over the aircraft? With analysis, former NTSB Chairman Mark Rosenker joins CBSN by phone.cbsnews.com
Companies seek to make flying easier for travelers
Flight cancellations and delays due to severe weather is causing new headaches for travelers. Some are now turning to startup companies for help. “Options Away” and “FLYR” offer customers a way to hold specific flights for up to three weeks, lock in lower rates and avoid extra fees. USA Today travel reporter Charisse Jones joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss the services.cbsnews.com
First bodies recovered from AirAsia flight 8501
First bodies recovered from AirAsia flight 8501 As the search resumed in the Java Sea there was a grim discovery: Bodies floating in the water. Families that were hoping their loved ones were still alive could not bear the news that the AirAsia flight 8501 had been found with no survivors. Allen Pizzey reports.cbsnews.com
JetBlue flight forced to make emergency landing
JetBlue flight forced to make emergency landing Tensions were high on a JetBlue flight Thursday as a smoking engine forced pilots to make an emergency landing. Shortly after departing from Long Beach Airport, the Texas-bound flight's entire cabin was engulfed by thick smoke. Jeff Pegues reports.cbsnews.com
Plane makes emergency landing after terrifying mid-flight plunge
Plane makes emergency landing after terrifying mid-flight plunge A flight leaving Fort Lauderdale took a terrifying turn when the plane dropped 11,000 feet mid-flight, injuring four passengers. The flight was diverted to Clearwater, Florida, where it landed safely. Vincente Arenas reports.cbsnews.com
Malaysia Airlines Flight 17: What is Russia's responsibility?
Malaysia Airlines Flight 17: What is Russia's responsibility? Accusations are flying over who is responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Mike Morell, former CIA deputy director and CBS News senior security contributor, joins the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts to discuss Russia's role.cbsnews.com
Malaysia Airlines flight 370: “We don’t know where this aircraft is”
Malaysia Airlines flight 370: “We don’t know where this aircraft is” Four weeks into the search and investigation, the mystery of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 continues. CBS News aviation analyst Mark Rosenker joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to discuss the recent shift in the search for the missing plane.cbsnews.com
Flight 370: Inside the massive effort to scour 2 million square miles
Flight 370: Inside the massive effort to scour 2 million square miles The search for the Malaysia Airlines jet has officials looking at vast areas of the Indian Ocean and Asia. Jeff Pegues reports on how 26 countries are helping to track down any sign of the flight.cbsnews.com