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March 16, 2014 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHILADELPHIA After US Airways Flight 1702, bound for Fort Lauderdale, Fla., blew a tire and the nose gear collapsed as it prepared to take off from Philadelphia International Airport about 6:20 p.m. Thursday, one male passenger said the worst part of the ordeal was waiting for 30 to 40 minutes in the cold for buses to take the passengers to a terminal. Why did it take that long to get the 149 passengers and crew of five to a warm building? Considering all that was going on, 30 minutes was good, said airport and airline officials.
NEWS
March 15, 2014 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
Update: All runways reopened Friday morning and some of the passengers who were on the aborted flight arrived earlier in Fort Lauderdale. Earlier story A US Airways jetliner bound for Fort Lauderdale, Fla., blew a tire and skidded nose-down to a stop Thursday evening at Philadelphia International Airport. Flight 1702, carrying 149 passengers, was trying to take off about 6:20 p.m. when the tire blew and the front landing gear collapsed, officials said. The flight had been scheduled to take off at 5:50, according to US Airways' website.
NEWS
March 5, 2014 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
This winter's weather has been worse for airlines than any other time since the days after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. A string of brutal storms since Dec. 1 took a $5.8 billion toll on passengers, airlines, and U.S. airports, compared with $3.3 billion in a typical winter, according to masFlight, a software company specializing in airline operations. From Dec. 1 to Feb. 28, one million flights were delayed or canceled, affecting 90 million passengers. About one million passengers a day had travel plans interrupted, 200,000 more each day than in a usual winter.
BUSINESS
February 21, 2014 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Frontier Airlines is continuing to add flights at Trenton-Mercer Airport, and it announced Wednesday three more nonstop destinations: Milwaukee, Minneapolis, and St. Louis. Since Frontier's first commercial flight from Trenton to Orlando in November 2012, the Denver-based carrier has quickly expanded, and made Trenton and New Castle Airport near Wilmington focus cities on the East Coast. "It's been a really good fit," said Daniel Shurz, Frontier senior vice president, who announced the additional cities at a meeting Wednesday of the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce.
NEWS
January 31, 2014 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHILADELPHIA - A snowy owl that decided to make his home at Philadelphia International Airport, likely because the flat land was similar to his treeless Arctic home, was killed early Wednesday when he was struck by a cargo plane. The owl, nicknamed Philly, had been caught at the airport Jan. 9 and relocated to Lancaster County, but within a few days had found his way back to the airport, where he hunted rodents until his death, said Scott Weidensaul, an author and naturalist who was tracking the bird.
NEWS
January 31, 2014 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Frontier Airlines' love affair with Trenton-Mercer Airport continues. The Denver-based carrier announced Wednesday it will add a 14th nonstop destination - to St. Augustine, Fla., beginning May 2 - from the small general aviation airport between New York and Philadelphia. Frontier began with one flight a week to Orlando from Trenton-Mercer, off Exit 2 on I-95, in November 2012. The airline rapidly expanded flights, and has made Trenton and New Castle Airport near Wilmington focus cities for operations on the East Coast.
BUSINESS
December 7, 2013 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Airports across the country have sued to block a new Transportation Security Administration directive that requires them, starting Jan. 1, to begin guarding exit security doors as passengers leave flights and head for baggage claims. The agency, created in the aftermath of the September 2001 terrorist attacks, said the change will save $88.1 million a year. The TSA wants its workers to focus on screening passengers and baggage, and said exit-lane monitoring is an airport function.
BUSINESS
November 16, 2013 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
In a move that New Jersey and local officials hope will boost the sagging fortunes of Atlantic City gaming and tourism in the region, United Airlines said Thursday that it would launch daily nonstop service to and from its two largest hub airports, Chicago and Houston, at Atlantic City International Airport beginning in April. The announcement was made by Gov. Christie and United CEO Jeff Smisek during a news conference at Newark Liberty International Airport, a major United hub. "This is an investment in South Jersey," Smisek said.
NEWS
November 4, 2013 | By Aubrey Whelan, Jonathan Lai, and Julie Zauzmer, Inquirer Staff Writers
Paul Ciancia didn't talk much. High school classmates described him as a quiet kid who sat by himself at lunch. He turned down invitations to school dances and the wrestling team. He played trumpet in the school band but wasn't close with the band members. A classmate said Ciancia was the only member of Salesianum School's Class of 2008 who did not go on to college. He graduated from the Wilmington prep school as much of a mystery to other students as he was when he entered.
NEWS
November 4, 2013 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Airport dining fare used to be rubbery hot dogs, stale sandwiches, and greasy fast food. No longer. With the opening of 20 new shops and restaurants in Philadelphia International Airport's busy Terminal F, travelers can now get a shower, a haircut, fancy eye cream and lotions, and they can dine on burritos, gourmet burgers, sushi and noodles, roast Brussels sprouts, duck-fat fries, and grilled salmon. One in six of the airport's 31 million annual passengers starts or ends his or her trip at one of Terminal F's 38 gates.
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