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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.
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.
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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.
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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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.
BUSINESS
February 2, 1995 | By Tom Belden, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Delta and Kiwi International Air Lines yesterday announced changes in flight schedules for airports in the Philadelphia area. Delta said that, as of May 1, it would eliminate its two daily round-trip flights between Philadelphia International Airport and Dallas/Fort Worth. But the same day, Comair, a commuter-airline partner of Delta, will begin flights between Philadelphia and Cincinnati, using 50-passenger jets. Delta already offers nonstop jet service between Philadelphia and connecting-flights hubs in Cincinnati and Atlanta, which will continue.
NEWS
April 4, 2011 | Inquirer Staff Report
Southwest Airlines has canceled eight flights to or from Philadelphia International Airport today after the airline grounded part of its fleet for safety inspections. The inspections of about 80 of the airline's Boeing 737-300 jets were ordered over the weekend after a 5-foot tear opened up in the skin of a plane carrying 118 people, forcing it to make an emergency landing at a military base in Arizona. Canceled flights to Philadelphia include: 1654 from Manchester; 730 from Boston; 3320 from Boston; 2088 from Providence.
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April 15, 2014 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
For more than a half-century, the Army's flight activity center has worked out of Hangar 5 on the Navy side of what is now Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. The hangar was originally designed for the Navy's antisubmarine blimp fleet during World War II, and was later taken over by the Army, which now needs a larger, more modern facility. This month, the first step was taken toward a new $42 million complex that will focus on aviation modification, research, development, and maintenance.
NEWS
April 3, 2014 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
EGG HARBOR TWP. United Airlines on Tuesday launched daily, nonstop service out of Atlantic City International Airport, in Egg Harbor Township, making it the first major carrier to operate out of the airport in several years. The two inbound and two outbound flights offer airline customers service to United's largest hubs in Chicago O'Hare International Airport and Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport. The flights enable customers to connect flights for one-stop service to points throughout the Midwest and Western United States, Canada, Asia, and Latin America.
BUSINESS
April 3, 2014 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bali, Casablanca, Kathmandu, Nairobi, and Bangkok. Philadelphia's geographic reach is about to get wider. Qatar Airways, the flag carrier of the oil-rich Persian Gulf state of Qatar, will begin nonstop daily flights Wednesday from Philadelphia International Airport to Doha, the capital of Qatar, which borders Saudi Arabia. The Boeing 777-200 LR is expected to land at 7:30 a.m., with about 250 passengers on board, including Qatar Airway's CEO Akbar Al Baker. The plane's return flight to Doha is 10:15 a.m. Fares from Philadelphia start at $1,540 round-trip.
NEWS
March 21, 2014
I DON'T CARE about Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. At least, I don't care as much as people who have been glued to their flat-screen TVs (or hand-held electronics) for the latest, because the "latest" has too often been groundless speculation (a stowaway did it) and sometimes insanity (alien abduction). I do care about the lives of the hundreds of innocent passengers and crew. The spiderweb of tragedy radiates out to their families, friends and associates. But my caring doesn't change facts on the ground (or in the air)
NEWS
March 14, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
TEN SECONDS felt like an eternity to Anthony Bezich. That tends to happen when the plane you're sitting on is sliding out of control down the runway. "I was panicking: My concern was, 'Are we gonna crash like a car? Are we gonna slide into the river?' " he said last night in a phone interview from the US Airways passenger lounge at Philadelphia International Airport. "When we stopped, there was this huge wave of calm; well, relative to having just been in a crash. " The flight that Bezich and his wife were on, US Airways 1702, never left the city last night.
BUSINESS
March 8, 2014 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
The new American Airlines Group Inc. is continuing to tweak its schedule as it looks ahead to combining US Airways and American, which will be Philadelphia's dominant airline. The latest evidence is the addition of three new nonstop destinations out of Philadelphia to Charleston, W.Va.; Memphis, and Lexington, Ky., announced by American and US Airways on Thursday. The flight additions would seem to bode well for the future of Philadelphia International Airport as a hub for the new American, the world's largest airline by passenger traffic, ahead of United and Delta airlines.
NEWS
March 5, 2014 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
This winter's weather has been worse for airlines than any other time since the days after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. A string of brutal storms since Dec. 1 took a $5.8 billion toll on passengers, airlines, and U.S. airports, compared with $3.3 billion in a typical winter, according to masFlight, a software company specializing in airline operations. From Dec. 1 to Feb. 28, one million flights were delayed or canceled, affecting 90 million passengers. About one million passengers a day had travel plans interrupted, 200,000 more each day than in a usual winter.
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March 4, 2014 | By Carolyn Davis, Inquirer Staff Writer
Though buses, trains and planes could be delayed because of the snowstorm forecasted to hit the Philadelphia region Sunday, announcements about those likely delays are right on schedule. A spokeswoman for the Philadelphia International Airport said Sunday afternoon that airlines were reporting "96 canceled flights tonight in anticipation of the storm. " Most airlines reported reducing flight activity tomorrow until noon, said spokeswoman Victoria Lupica. "We are fully staffed and prepared to treat all paved surfaces when precipitation begins," she said.
NEWS
March 1, 2014 | By Amy Worden, Inquirer Staff Writer
The USS Somerset doesn't simply honor those who fought and perished aboard United Flight 93. From stem to stern, the gleaming warship embodies their spirits and preserves the memory of what has come to be known as America's first strike in the war against terror. The bow stem, the leading edge of the ship that cuts its path through the sea, was made from the melted-down remnants of a dragline crane, an old coal-shoveling machine that had been abandoned. The crane became a prominent landmark near the field where the hijacked Boeing 757 crashed on Sept.
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February 26, 2014 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
A former American Eagle flight between Watertown, N.Y. and Chicago O'Hare Airport will move to a new route between Watertown and Philadelphia International Airport, beginning May 8. US Airways, which merged with American Airlines in December, said the move will better connect passengers in Watertown, 60 miles north of Syracuse and near Fort Drum military base, to transatlantic and East Coast destinations from US Airways' international hub in...
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