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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.
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
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.
NEWS
December 26, 2004 | By Robert Moran INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Francisco Rojas desperately wanted to attend his mother's funeral in the Dominican Republic this week. But yesterday, like hundreds of others, he found himself at Philadelphia International Airport, wondering what to do about his canceled U.S. Airways flight and his family's six missing pieces of luggage. With no hope of flying out of Philadelphia, he spent more than $1,000 to book a flight on another airline out of New York. His son was driving from their home in Passaic, N.J., to pick up Rojas, his wife and his sister and take them to Kennedy International Airport.
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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 Camag├╝ey 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.
TRAVEL
June 5, 2016
Q: I reserved airfare last week from Tel Aviv to Las Vegas via American Airlines' website, and within 24 hours I called to cancel. An agent told me that since it was within 24 hours, I could cancel the ticket and I would "very likely" receive a refund. Based on this advice, I canceled the ticket and booked a ticket with slightly different dates. My mother is just recovering from cancer and I was forced to cancel the second ticket again within 24 hours. I did so based on the reservations agent's advice that since I had done so within 24 hours I would likely be OK in receiving a refund.
NEWS
May 30, 2016
Last month, I asked readers about airplane etiquette and what rules are needed. "My worst experience on an airplane? That has to be the woman in business class who drank so much that she physically and verbally attacked the gentleman sitting next to her," wrote Christine in Pennsylvania. "Her curses could be heard all the way back in economy class. " My friend Katherine found a soiled diaper in the seat pocket. Really? Someone thought it was OK to leave it there? One person was on a plane where a teen choir sang for half the flight from Dallas to Philadelphia.
NEWS
May 12, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, STAFF WRITER
American Airlines, Philadelphia's largest air carrier, reported Tuesday that its April passenger unit revenue was $18 billion, down 0.2 percent compared to April last year. American's planes were 80.4 full, down 1.2 percent from April 2015. Total capacity -- seats and flights -- was up 1.3 percent compared to the period a year ago. The Fort Worth, Tex.-based carrier, which operates 76 percent of the flights at Philadelphia International Airport, said it expects passenger revenue in the current second quarter for each seat mile flown, a key industry measure, to be down 6 percent to 8 percent.
NEWS
May 9, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, Staff Writer
An olive-complexioned, curly-haired University of Pennsylvania economics professor was deeply focused while scribbling an algebraic equation Thursday night, waiting aboard an American Airlines flight scheduled to take off from Philadelphia to Syracuse, N.Y. He didn't have time to talk to the passenger next to him - a blond-haired woman wearing flip-flops who appeared to be in her 30s. His behavior, his looks, and the little that he said to...
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.
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