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April 22, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, STAFF WRITER
Spirit Airlines has resumed summer seasonal flights from Atlantic City International Airport to Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, and Detroit. The daily nonstop flights began last week and will operate until the fall. Spirit, which flies from Philadelphia to seven cities, will add daily nonstop routes from Philadelphia to Detroit and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., starting April 29. The Miramar, Fla.-based carrier, which offers lower base airfares but charges passengers extra for virtually everything including a carry-on bag, began a nonstop daily flight from Philadelphia to Los Angeles International Airport on April 14. Spirit also started a new flight last week between Philadelphia and Minneapolis-St.
TRAVEL
March 6, 2016
Name: OneGo. What it does: An app-based monthly subscription entitles you to flights on Alaska, American, Delta, JetBlue, United, and Virgin America. There are more than 700 routes at 76 major airports. What's hot: Subscription rates start at $1,500 a month for flights at 14 airports in the West, including Los Angeles International Airport; Orange County, Calif.'s John Wayne Airport; San Diego; and Las Vegas; $1,950 with access to 18 airports in the central region; and $2,300 a month for access to 39 airports in the East.
BUSINESS
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.
NEWS
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.
BUSINESS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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
NEWS
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.
NEWS
August 20, 1989 | By Jonathan Storm, Inquirer Staff Writer
LATE NEWS. Planes are stacking up over European airports in record numbers this summer, causing delays for connecting flights to such distant destinations as New York. In June, 30.8 percent of flights landing in Europe were more than 15 minutes late, the worst monthly figure ever. (Last June, 22 percent of flights were delayed.) Pan Am reported almost 20 percent of its July flights from Europe to Kennedy Airport were more than 15 minutes late. Analysts blame the backups on ever-increasing traffic and a poor, fragmented European air-traffic control system.
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TRAVEL
April 25, 2016
Q: I booked a one-way ticket from Osaka, Japan, to San Francisco on eDreams recently. My middle name was incorrect, so I called eDreams to make a correction. That resulted in hours of phone calls. While I was trying to fix my name, I learned that eDreams had reserved a round-trip flight. EDreams denies this, but I have a copy of the Japan Airlines reservation and can verify the ticket number and other information. EDreams says the ticket can't be reissued with a correct name and is nonrefundable.
NEWS
April 22, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, STAFF WRITER
Spirit Airlines has resumed summer seasonal flights from Atlantic City International Airport to Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, and Detroit. The daily nonstop flights began last week and will operate until the fall. Spirit, which flies from Philadelphia to seven cities, will add daily nonstop routes from Philadelphia to Detroit and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., starting April 29. The Miramar, Fla.-based carrier, which offers lower base airfares but charges passengers extra for virtually everything including a carry-on bag, began a nonstop daily flight from Philadelphia to Los Angeles International Airport on April 14. Spirit also started a new flight last week between Philadelphia and Minneapolis-St.
NEWS
April 4, 2016
Pedestrian hit by vehicle dies A pedestrian died after being hit by a vehicle in Pennsauken on Friday night, police said Saturday. The vehicle was traveling west on Route 70 near McClellan Avenue around 9:15 p.m. when it hit the pedestrian, who then died from the injuries, the Pennsauken Police Department said. No additional information was released by the police department about the driver or pedestrian. NBC10 reported that the pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene and that the driver stayed at the scene.
NEWS
March 31, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, STAFF WRITER
The reopening of Brussels Airport has been delayed indefinitely following last Tuesday's terrorist attack because of terminal damage and the need for additional security measures at all Belgian airports ordered by the Belgian government. American Airlines, which operates 76 percent of the flights at Philadelphia International Airport, said Tuesday that it would route passengers through other airports in Europe until it can resume its daily flight to and from Brussels to Philadelphia.
TRAVEL
March 28, 2016
Name: Tripsak.com. What it does: Its destination resource pages offer at least 20 websites to help you with information to plan your trip, such as attractions, accommodations, flights, visas, events, how to meet locals, and more. What's hot: The direct links to accommodations (Airbnb, booking.com, HostelWorld) and flights (Google flights, Skyscanner, Kayak) are time-savers. Note the helpful function on the location/map page that labels nearby cities and destinations in red. Click on one and a pop-up box will spell out the distance and time to get there by car, flight, or ferry.
NEWS
March 26, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, STAFF WRITER
American Airlines said its Philadelphia flight to Brussels will not resume until Wednesday March 30 with the first return flight from Brussels on Thursday March 31. American, which operates a hub and 76 percent of the flights at Philadelphia International Airport, issued an update and said flight plans are "subject to change, pending direction from Brussels Airport and the appropriate authorities. " Customers booked on cancelled flights are being re-routed through other airports in the region, the airline said.
NEWS
March 25, 2016 | STAFF REPORT
American Airlines plans to resume flights from Philadelphia International Airport to Brussels on Friday. The return flight will depart Brussels on Saturday. The planned resumption of flights between the two cities could change if Belgian authorities decide to keep the Brussels airport closed. The Brussels airport was closed immediately after the deadly terror bombing there on Tuesday morning. American says customers booked on canceled flights to or from Brussels are being accommodated on flights through other airports in the region.
TRAVEL
March 6, 2016
Name: OneGo. What it does: An app-based monthly subscription entitles you to flights on Alaska, American, Delta, JetBlue, United, and Virgin America. There are more than 700 routes at 76 major airports. What's hot: Subscription rates start at $1,500 a month for flights at 14 airports in the West, including Los Angeles International Airport; Orange County, Calif.'s John Wayne Airport; San Diego; and Las Vegas; $1,950 with access to 18 airports in the central region; and $2,300 a month for access to 39 airports in the East.
TRAVEL
February 22, 2016
Winter storms remind us to always be prepared to handle flight delays and cancellations. A major storm in one region can affect the whole national flight system, while mechanical difficulties and flight-crew scheduling problems can happen regardless of weather. Here are a few tips to weather the storm of delays and cancellations: Know your rights. Nonweather delays, such as mechanical and scheduling issues, may entitle travelers to compensation, possibly food and lodging. A four-hour delay on our TAP Portugal flight from Seville to Lisbon resulted in a midnight cancellation, which the airline claimed was due to weather.
BUSINESS
February 10, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, STAFF WRITER
Ahead of the winter storm expected here Monday nightand Tuesday, American Airlines announced it will waive ticket change fees and fare differences for customers who want to postpone travel. "We're planning normal operations, but we have a travel waiver in place," said American Airlines spokeswoman Victoria Lupica. American operates 76 percent of flights at Philadelphia International Airport. "If you have a flight booked Tuesday you can make changes. " "It could be 2 inches, it could be more, but everybody is fully prepared," Lupica said.
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