Man In Boxer Shorts Drives Pickup Into Southwest Plane At Nebraska Airport — CBS New York

OMAHA, Neb. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Authorities say a man wearing only boxer shorts stole a pickup and drove it into a Southwest Airlines plane at an airport in Omaha, Nebraska, causing minor injuries to three people on board. Eppley Airfield Police Chief Tim Conahan says an officer spotted the man outside the terminal Thursday evening, screaming…

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Southwest Has Redesigned The Interiors of Its New 737s, Let’s Take a Look Inside — Cranky Flier

In my trip report last week, I mentioned that Southwest had brought me up to Seattle so I could go crawl around its newest 737-800, the 7th with its newly-designed cabin. This so-called “Heart” interior is going to be the standard going forward, and I was happy to have some time to poke around. Let’s…

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Delta Adds a Door to Business Class, Calls It a Suite — Cranky Flier

Flat beds in business class? That’s so 2016. Delta has decided to kick off the 2017 season with the newest, coolest trend in the pointy-end of the airplane: a door. The airline will now be installing suites on its longest-haul aircraft in Delta One business class. Each seat, er, suite, will have that uber-cool door…

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Baby Born on an Airplane Given 1 Million Miles as a Birthday Present — TIME

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A baby girl is having an exciting first week on the planet. After being born on an airplane during a flight from Dubai to Manila on Sunday, Philippine airline Cebu Pacific gave the baby one million air miles, the Guardian reports. The mother, who was not due for another five weeks, went into labor about…

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‘Plane Pull’ Helps Colorado Special Olympians Train Year-Round — CBS Denver

DENVER (CBS4) – Teams hit the tarmac Saturday at Denver International Airport for the fourth annual Plane Pull fundraiser. The event benefits Special Olympics Colorado. Competitors raced to be the fastest to pull a plane 12 feet. The aircraft weighs 164,000 pounds. Money raised in entry fees helps Special Olympians train year-round in Colorado, which…

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Why Airplanes Experience Turbulence — TIME

Any regular flyer will have experienced turbulence and probably dismissed it as nothing more than a few minutes of stomach-lurching discomfort. Spare a thought then for the 24 people hospitalized following a JetBlue flight affected by poor weather, an incident that proves turbulence has the capacity to be far more serious than just a few…

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Delta Outage Included “Small Fire” At Data Center — CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

Follow CBSDFW.COM: Facebook | Twitter NEW YORK (AP) – As flight cancelations and delays move into their fourth day, Delta Air Lines isn’t providing details on a “small fire” Monday at its data center and whether that fire — or attempts to extinguish it — compounded the airline’s problems. Delta’s problems started early Monday morning when a piece of…

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Delta Begins Limited Flights After Global Power Outage — TIME

(LONDON) — Delta Air Lines says limited flights have begun several hours after a computer outage grounded its flights around the world and stranded thousands of people. The Atlanta airline said Monday that delays and cancelations are ongoing. The airline says that a power outage at a facility in Atlanta at around 2:30 a.m. Eastern…

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Cargo Plane Skids Off the Runway in Italy and Crashes Into a Nearby Road — TIME

A cargo plane crashed into a road in Italy after overshooting the runway at Bergamo’s Orio al Serio international airport early Friday. The Boeing 737-400, belonging to courier firm DHL, landed at 4:07 a.m. local time after traveling from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Bergamo, northeast of Milan, according to the Guardian. Photos on social…

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How Can an Airliner Land at the Wrong Airport? — The JetHead Blog

How Can an Airliner Land at the Wrong Airport? Air travelers are asking, “How can a modern airliner land at the wrong airport?” My answer is simple: very easily. Let me explain. First, flying a jet is not like driving your car: a typical aircraft approach speed is about three times the velocity of your […]

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