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February 20, 2015 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Frontier Airlines, which has been aggressively expanding, announced new daily nonstop flights Wednesday from Philadelphia International Airport to Houston and Minneapolis, beginning April 30. Introductory one-way fares of $59 to Houston and $49 to Minneapolis will be available through 11:59 p.m. Saturday at www.flyfrontier.com for travel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays from April 30 to June 10. Seats will be limited at these fares. The service will be seasonal until the fall.
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
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.
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.
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.
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August 19, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, STAFF WRITER
American Airlines, with a hub in Philadelphia, ranked last in on-time flight arrivals among 12 U.S. airlines in June, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics latest monthly report. Only 72.4 percent of American flights arrived on time in June. Hawaiian Airlines had the best on-time rate with 91.1 percent of flights on time. Overall, U.S. airlines were on time 78 percent of the time. Flights at Philadelphia International Airport, for all carriers, arrived on time 76.1 percent of the time.
NEWS
August 11, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, STAFF WRITER
American Airlines said Tuesday that passengers on many U.S. flights can now watch free movies and TV shows, listen to music and play games in the main coach cabin at no charge. More than 850 American aircraft now have the free in-seat, wireless entertainment systems. An additional 300 planes will be getting the seat-back systems, and next year all American planes will be equipped with the free inflight programming for domestic flights. American operates a hub and 425 daily flights in Philadelphia.
BUSINESS
August 10, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, STAFF WRITER
Delta Air Lines grounded flights worldwide for nearly six hours Monday, snarling flights for hundreds of thousands during the busy summer travel season because of an equipment problem. Shortly before 9 a.m., Delta said the ground stop was lifted, and limited departures were resuming, but delays and cancellations would continue. As of 1:30 p.m., Delta said it had canceled 451 flights due to a power outage, while operating about 1,679 of its nearly 6,000 scheduled for Monday. At Philadelphia International Airport, Steven Bowles, of Allentown, arrived at 7:45 a.m. for a 10:20 a.m. Delta flight.
BUSINESS
July 30, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, STAFF WRITER
Friday will be one of the busiest travel days of the year at Philadelphia International Airport, when most DNC delegates and visitors will be heading home. The airlines, Philadelphia airport, and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) say they will have extra staff on hand to answer questions, handle security screening, and get travelers to their gates. TSA offered travel tips Thursday for airline passengers departing the Democratic National Convention : arrive at least two hours before domestic flights and three hours ahead of international flights and allow extra time for traffic, parking, rental car returns, and airline check-in.
BUSINESS
July 27, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, STAFF WRITER
Frontier Airlines said Monday it will begin nonstop flights from Philadelphia International Airport and from Trenton-Mercer Airport to Punta Gorda, Fla. in the fall. Frontier will fly from Philadelphia International to Punta Gorda at 4:20 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday starting Oct. 30. The return flight to Philadelphia will depart at 8:10 p.m. Frontier will fly from Trenton airport in Ewing Township to Punta Gorda at 6 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday beginning Oct. 31. The return Trenton flight will depart Florida at 10:15 a.m. The service will be year-around in Trenton and for the winter season in Philadelphia.
BUSINESS
July 23, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, Staff Writer
Passengers on American Airlines Flight 1822 headed to Philadelphia were forced to evacuate Thursday afternoon while on the taxiway at Palm Beach International Airport in Florida due to a "maintenance issue," American said. The Airbus 320 with 133 passengers and five crew evacuated the aircraft on the tarmac, using emergency slides, about 3:30 p.m. Fourteen passengers and three flight attendants sustained minor injuries and were taken to local hospitals, American spokeswoman Victoria Lupica said.
BUSINESS
July 14, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, Staff Writer
Frontier Airlines will discontinue 10 seasonal routes from Philadelphia International Airport at the end of October. Denver-based Frontier, which added flights to new cities from Philadelphia this spring, will drop nonstop flights in the winter season to Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Columbus, Ohio; Chicago; Nashville, Tenn.; Indianapolis, Ind.; Kansas City, Mo.; Milwaukee; San Antonio, Texas; and St. Augustine, Fla., at the end of October. Remaining will be Frontier's flights from Philadelphia to 10 other cities: Austin, Texas; Denver; Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham, N.C.; Cancun, Mexico; Miami, Orlando, and Tampa, Fla.; New Orleans; and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
NEWS
July 13, 2016
A 46-year-old volunteer firefighter died after falling from a helicopter during a training exercise in lower Delaware, police said. The accident occurred about 6:45 p.m. Monday at the Delaware Coastal Airport in Georgetown during a training exercise with the Delaware State Police Aviation Unit and the Delaware Air Rescue Team. The firefighter was among four people in the helicopter when he stepped onto a skid and fell to the ground, police said. Authorities on Tuesday morning identified the firefighter as Tim McClanahan, of Lewes.
NEWS
July 9, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, STAFF WRITER
American Airlines and seven other U.S. carriers won tentative government approval Thursday to fly nonstop to Havana, the Cuban capital. American will operate five daily flights -- four from Miami and one from Charlotte, N.C. Philadelphia travelers flying on American, which operates 433 daily flights and a hub here, will be able to connect through Miami or Charlotte to Havana. American said the Havana flights will go on sale later this month after the U.S. Transportation Department issues its final decision, with commercial service to begin in November.
NEWS
July 1, 2016
A mechanical fire before takeoff delayed an American Airlines flight Wednesday morning bound for Philadelphia from Seattle, a company spokesperson said. The Port of Seattle Fire Department responded after flames were reported in an auxiliary power unit in the rear of the Airbus A320. The plane, which had 151 passengers and six crew, was able to taxi back to the gate after being cleared by fire officials. No injuries were reported. The plane was replaced and the flight arrived at Philadelphia International Airport shortly after 8 p.m. "We apologize to our passengers for the inconvenience," the airline said in a statement.
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