November 15, 2015 |
Spirit Airlines, which now flies from Philadelphia to five cities, will add a new daily nonstop route to Los Angeles from Philadelphia International Airport, starting April 14. The Miramar, Fla.,-based carrier, which offers lower base fares but charges extra for everything, including a carry-on bag and advance seat assignment, said the new service from Philadelphia and six other cities demonstrate the airline's "commitment to low fares in the...
October 27, 2015 |
SUPERGIRL - 8:30 tonight, CBS3. Moves to 8 p.m. next week. Remember when a secret identity was, well, a secret? If you do, you probably grew up before 9/11 (and Facebook) and before half the characters on network television went to work for the federal government and began spying on the other half. Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist, "Glee") should, theoretically, be able to recall such a time, but as we learn in the premiere tonight of CBS' "Supergirl," her journey from Krypton to Earth hit a few snags.
October 25, 2015 |
American Airlines, which reported a record $1.7 billion third-quarter profit despite lower revenue, is battling with discount carriers over fares in U.S. cities, including Dallas and Chicago. Philadelphia's busiest airline, with 76 percent of the flights here, said Friday that it is matching fares on all nonstop routes where it competes with the so-called ultra-low-fare carriers, such as Spirit and Frontier. American president Scott Kirby said American would offer tickets next year priced to better compete with the discount airlines.
October 17, 2015 |
Some came purposely to ride on the final US Airways flight between Philadelphia and San Francisco - and back. Others on Friday morning were on Flight 1939, named for the year US Airways was founded, by chance. Joe Hart, 56, was heading home to Charlotte, N.C., while Joy and Rob Barcome, both 51, were on their way to a wedding. Chavez Carter, 31, was going to attend homecoming at his alma mater, Alcorn State University in Lorman, Miss. "It's serendipitous, I suppose," said Ben Fedeles, 32, an Air Force officer headed back to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa.
October 17, 2015 |
On Saturday, the US Airways name will fade into aviation history. The last US Airways Flight 1939, named for the year that US Airways' predecessor company All American Aviation began, left the gate at Philadelphia International Airport on time at 8:06 a.m. Friday and was airborne minute later. It will stop in Charlotte before going to Phoenix and San Francisco. The Airbus 321 took off with 187 people aboard, leaving behind 72 disappointed standby passengers. The plane will leave San Francisco at 9:55 p.m. and land in Philadelphia at 6:18 a.m. on Saturday.
September 19, 2015 |
American Airlines said its computers were back online after problems Thursday that grounded flights headed to Dallas, Chicago, and Miami. Flightaware.com listed 382 delays for American flights. "Issues started at noon Eastern Time and were resolved by 1:30 p.m. Eastern," American spokesman Casey Norton said. "We extended the groundstop to 2:15 p.m. Eastern. " American flights destined for Dallas-Fort Worth, Chicago O'Hare, and Miami International airports were held on the ground at their departure cities until the problems were resolved.
September 10, 2015 |
LIKE MANY GREAT stories in America, Stephen Clark's began on the baseball diamond as a kid. Clark, 50, was recently named the superintendent of the National Parks of Western Pennsylvania, including the Flight 93 National Memorial, but said his journeys and jobs in America's greatest treasures began in Delco - Drexel Hill to be exact. "Without baseball, who knows where I would be. Baseball started it all," Clark said yesterday. Playing on a baseball team that won several tournaments, Clark said he wound up on a district team that played in Smethport, Pa. One of the hosts, a man named Mark Caldwell, took the boys spotting deer and shooting rifles.
August 25, 2015 |
It's official: The last US Airways flight with stops at key cities in the airline's history will start in Philadelphia on Friday, Oct. 16, and end there the next day. Flight 1939, named for the year 1939, when US Airways began as All American Aviation with airmail service in Western Pennsylvania and the Ohio River valley, is being planned as a festive farewell, with gatherings of employees at each of four airports on the cross-country journey....
August 22, 2015 |
American Airlines will discontinue flights between Philadelphia and Tel Aviv, Israel, in January because the route was losing money with intense competition from the New York-area airports. American will close its station in Tel Aviv. The airline does not fly to Israel from another city. "At the six-year mark, we have yet to turn a profit on this route," said Rhett Workman, American's managing director of government and airport affairs. "We really tried to make a go of it. We were hoping that with the merger" of US Airways and American in December 2013, "and, more recently, with the significant reduction in fuel prices, the route would turn to the black.