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April 30, 2014 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Virgin America, California's hip and high-tech airline, is pulling its flights from Philadelphia to Los Angeles and San Francisco, and flying the airplanes instead to more lucrative corporate travel markets - between Dallas and New York City and Washington. The airline began Philadelphia flights two years ago. It said the service will end Oct. 6. The Burlingame, Calif., carrier said Friday that it had been awarded two gates at Dallas' Love Field by the Justice Department and planned to begin flights in October to New York LaGuardia and Reagan Washington National Airports.
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August 7, 2014 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Soon the only thing that might distinguish first class from economy travel on some shorter US Airways and American Airlines flights will be roomier seats, more leg room - and free cocktails. One more accoutrement of air travel is disappearing: the complimentary three-course meal in the "premium" cabin on many domestic flights. Starting Sept. 1, American, which recently merged with US Airways, Philadelphia's dominant airline, will offer snacks instead of a full meal in first class and business class on most flights of less than two hours and 45 minutes in duration.
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January 8, 2015 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Note: This story was updated 10 a.m. Wednesday Frontier Airlines has announced  it will fly to Chicago O'Hare, Charlotte, and Atlanta daily from Philadelphia International Airport, beginning March 13. An introductory fare starting at $19 one-way will be available until 11:59 p.m. Wednesday at www.flyfrontier.com for travel on Tuesdays and Wednesdays through April 29. Fares from $49 one-way will be available on the company's website until...
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December 21, 2014 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Frontier Airlines announced Friday a one-day fare sale for Friday to celebrate the launch of new nonstop flights from Philadelphia International Airport to Miami, Orlando, and Tampa, Fla. that start on Saturday. The Denver-based airline said fares as low as $39 one-way are available to Tampa and as low as $59 one-way to Miami and Orlando, via FlyFrontier.com. On Sunday, Frontier will begin flights from Philadelphia to Cancun, Mexico for Apple Vacations in Newtown Square. Frontier also sells seats on the Cancun flight to the public.
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June 8, 2011 | By Michael Warren, Associated Press
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Stiff winds blew ash from a Chilean volcano Tuesday in a widening arc across Argentina to the capital, grounding most air travel in the country for much of the day. Airborne ash can severely damage jet engines, and the state-owned airlines Aerolineas Argentinas and Austral canceled all flights. At least six international carriers also suspended flights between Buenos Aires and cities in the United States, Europe, and South America, and flights from Chile over Argentine territory also were suspended.
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May 19, 1995 | By Tom Belden, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
An airline subsidiary of Air Canada, airAlliance, plans to start flights between Philadelphia and Montreal June 4, with introductory round-trip fares of $183. The twice-daily flights are scheduled to take one hour, 40 minutes to Montreal and one hour, 55 minutes to Philadelphia. The airAlliance service using 37-seat Dash-8 turboprop airplanes will go head-to-head with three daily USAir jet flights, which fly the route in about 1 1/2 hours. United Airlines will handle ground servicing for airAlliance at Philadelphia International Airport.
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June 27, 1988 | Daily News Wire Services
The U.S. government is planning to propose a new rule that, for the first time, would limit the number of flights planes can make in their lifetimes, the New York Times reported today. The newspaper said the proposal by the Federal Aviation Administration focuses on the number of flights that metal-fatigue tests show a given type of plane can safely endure. Each type of aircraft would be allowed to make half that number of flights. Work on the proposal began months ago, the newspaper said, but was speeded after an accident in which an Aloha Airlines jet lost part of its roof during a flight over the Pacific Ocean on April 28. If the proposed rule had been in effect, the Aloha jet would have been grounded prior to the flight.
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July 3, 2008 | By Linda Loyd INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Passengers traveling from Philadelphia International Airport after Labor Day will be spared the deep cuts in flight schedules that some other cities will see as airlines grapple with soaring fuel costs. Published airline schedules for October show domestic flights and seat capacity here will be reduced less than 2 percent, compared with October 2007. "Philadelphia will lose 1.8 percent seat capacity in October compared to a year ago," said deputy aviation director James M. Tyrrell.
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September 26, 2010
Is there room for another search engine for flights? If Hipmunk.com can truly save us time, then absolutely. The "agony" sort feature takes into account the price, duration and number of stops. I tested Hipmunk for an October round trip between Los Angeles and New York. It returned a great $279 fare on three airlines, matching results from another search site, Travelocity.com . (That fare may no longer be available.) - Jen Leo, Los Angeles Times
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May 12, 1991 | By Donald D. Groff, Special to The Inquirer
The Philadelphia area is the No. 3 source of visitors to the Bahamas - nearly 50,000 of them in the first nine months of 1990 - and that's enough to prompt Carnival Air Lines to offer regular service between here and Nassau, starting Thursday. Flights will depart and return every day except Wednesday. A down-and-back "play day" package costs only $99 round-trip, including airfare, transfers and a buffet. The flights are designed mainly to carry customers to Carnival's Crystal Palace Resort & Casino, but air-only service also is available for $240 round trip.
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January 8, 2015 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Note: This story was updated 10 a.m. Wednesday Frontier Airlines has announced  it will fly to Chicago O'Hare, Charlotte, and Atlanta daily from Philadelphia International Airport, beginning March 13. An introductory fare starting at $19 one-way will be available until 11:59 p.m. Wednesday at www.flyfrontier.com for travel on Tuesdays and Wednesdays through April 29. Fares from $49 one-way will be available on the company's website until...
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December 21, 2014 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Frontier Airlines announced Friday a one-day fare sale for Friday to celebrate the launch of new nonstop flights from Philadelphia International Airport to Miami, Orlando, and Tampa, Fla. that start on Saturday. The Denver-based airline said fares as low as $39 one-way are available to Tampa and as low as $59 one-way to Miami and Orlando, via FlyFrontier.com. On Sunday, Frontier will begin flights from Philadelphia to Cancun, Mexico for Apple Vacations in Newtown Square. Frontier also sells seats on the Cancun flight to the public.
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December 18, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
THIS IS ONE expensive bender. Robert Coppack was ordered by a federal judge yesterday to shell out more than $53,000, after his drunken antics - which included groping a flight attendant - forced a London-bound flight to return to Philly in May. Coppack, 41, must also serve a five-month sentence in community confinement for the incident, to which he pleaded guilty in September, according to Patty Hartman, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office....
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December 11, 2014 | Inquirer Staff Writers
By Joseph A. Gambardello, Jacqueline Urgo and Anthony R. Wood A nor'easter marching up the coast is disrupting air travel, making driving hazardous and causing street flooding at the Shore. New Jersey State Police reported one person was killed in the crash of a van on I-295 in Logan, Gloucester County. Even though rain amounts in and around Philadelphia have been less than anticipated, flights to Philadelphia International Airport are being delayed an average of 80 minutes because of the combination of wind, rain and cloud cover.
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November 28, 2014 | By Ben Finley and Maria Panaritis, Inquirer Staff Writers
An unseasonable winter storm bore down on the region Wednesday, scuttling scores of airline flights and snarling traffic on one of the busiest travel days of the year. During the afternoon hours, when many Thanksgiving travelers might normally climb into their cars, snow had started to blanket the northern and western suburbs, with as much as eight inches forecast for the hardest-hit areas. Police reported scores of minor car accidents. Gov. Christie declared a state of emergency in New Jersey, and by 6:30 p.m., 169 flights had been canceled and hundreds more delayed at Philadelphia International Airport.
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November 26, 2014 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Travelers heading to London from Philadelphia will soon have more flight choices. Delta Air Lines announced Monday that it would begin a new nonstop flight from Heathrow Airport to Philadelphia with airline partner Virgin Atlantic starting April 8. American Airlines also announced Monday that it will add a new nonstop morning flight to Heathrow beginning March 29. US Airways currently has two evening flights from Philadelphia to London....
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October 10, 2014 | BY MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writer zalotm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5928
IT'S BEEN a rough week for Lisa Carter-Knight. The 47-year-old mother of three flew to Philadelphia, her hometown, from her home in Boston last Thursday to take care of her mother, who recently was diagnosed with breast cancer and had surgery. By Tuesday night, Carter-Knight just wanted to make it home for her 7-year-old's birthday. But thanks to a JetBlue flight crew who ejected her for posting about her flight delay on Twitter, Carter-Knight said, that almost didn't happen.
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October 6, 2014 | By Erin Arvedlund, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Saturday night that the sick passenger taken from United Flight 998 at Newark Liberty International Airport to be tested for Ebola did not have the virus in his system. The Boeing 777, which had arrived from Brussels, Belgium, with 253 passengers and 14 crew members, was quarantined at the airport after landing at 12:15 p.m. CDC officials in hazmat suits and officers from the Port Authority Police Department boarded the plane, said department spokeswoman Erica Dumas.
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October 1, 2014 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Most flights operated on time with some minor delays Monday at Philadelphia International Airport, despite delays and cancellations nationwide over the weekend after a Federal Aviation Administration telecommunications contractor allegedly burned a Chicago-area radar center in an apparent suicide attempt Friday. Philadelphia International has 27 scheduled departures to, and 27 scheduled arrivals from, Chicago's O'Hare and Midway Airports, said spokesman Mark Pesce. "According to the airlines, most flights are operating on time, with some minor delays," Pesce said.
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