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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
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.
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.
BUSINESS
January 24, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, STAFF WRITER
Airlines have canceled all flights in and out of Philadelphia International Airport on Saturday. The airport will remain open and crews will be working to clear snow from the runways so that flights can resume Sunday morning. "We're going to be working to keep at least one runway clear just in case of flight diversions or an emergency," airport spokeswoman Mary Flannery said. "Other runways and taxiways will be cleared, too, in anticipation of resuming operations on Sunday. " Some airlines have canceled flights here, beginning Friday evening.
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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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.
NEWS
June 26, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, Staff Writer
Airline stocks plunged Friday on an anticipated drop in travel demand after Britain's surprise vote to leave the European Union rattled world markets. But the plunging pound - and, to a lesser extent, the euro - should soon make it cheaper for Philadelphia passengers traveling to Europe. American Airlines, Philadelphia's largest carrier, with an international gateway here to Europe, could be hit hardest among the big U.S. airlines. Its stock dropped more than 10 percent Friday to close at $27.05.
NEWS
June 24, 2016 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Staff Writer
Selma Blair apologizes Actress Selma Blair issued a nifty apology for her erratic, wild behavior during a flight Monday from Cancun, Mexico, to Los Angeles. Blair was removed from the plane on a stretcher. "After a lovely trip with my son and his dad, I mixed alcohol with medication, and that caused me to black out and led me to say and do things that I deeply regret," Blair tells Vanity Fair, referring to her son Arthur and his dad, Blair ex-bf Jason Bleick . "My son was with his dad asleep with his headphones on, so there is that saving grace.
NEWS
June 19, 2016 | By Robert Moran, STAFF WRITER
A New York man who is a registered sex offender was charged with repeatedly fondling a woman on a flight last month from Israel to Newark, federal prosecutors said Friday. Yoel Oberlander, 35, was flying on El Al airline from Tel Aviv to Newark Liberty International Airport when he repeatedly touched the breast and thigh of a woman seated next to him, prosecutors said. During the May 29 flight, Oberlander put his hand on the woman's thigh and she responded by shifting her position causing him to remove his hand, prosecutors said.
NEWS
June 13, 2016 | By Emily Babay and Mari A. Schaefer, STAFF WRITERS
Flights between Philadelphia and Cuba have been approved to begin this year. The flights to and from Philadelphia will be on Frontier, which applied in March to operate weekly trips between Philadelphia International Airport and Cuba. Frontier said it plans to fly between Philadelphia and Camagüey four times weekly (Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays) starting Dec. 15; once weekly, on Saturdays, between Philadelphia and Matanzas, starting Jan. 7, 2017; and three times weekly (Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays)
NEWS
June 9, 2016 | By Mari A. Schaefer, STAFF WRITER
An American Airlines flight from Venice, Italy, to Philadelphia had to make an unscheduled stop in Maine after a staff member fell ill. "The flight landed in Bangor at 2:12 p.m. and departed at 2:40 p.m. local time," said Victoria Lupica, an airline spokesperson. More details about the crew member were not available, she said. The Airbus A330-300, which had 188 passengers and a crew of 12, was expected to land in Philadelphia around 4:30 p.m., about 45 minutes late, she said.
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