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December 31, 2015 | Staff Report
The rainy, cloudy weather is delaying some flights to and from Philadelphia International Airport. Arrival delays on affected flights were averaging close to an hour and 25 minutes as of 2:15 p.m., the FAA reports. The delays in getting to Philadelphia are causing some flights to leave later than scheduled on turnaround. For information, check with your airline or go to www.phl.org
NEWS
April 4, 2012
A NORTHEAST Pennsylvania man arrested last week at Philadelphia International Airport for allegedly attempting to carry fireworks onto a plane will be staying with mom for a while. U.S. Magistrate Elizabeth Hey released Joseph A. Picklo, 29, of Dallas, Luzerne County, on $25,000 personal-recognizance bail and 24-hour house arrest with an ankle bracelet at his mother's residence in Bridesburg. Picklo was stopped by a Transportation Security Administration screener at the airport on Thursday as he attempted to carry what authorities said was an explosive device onto a plane bound for San Francisco.
NEWS
March 16, 2016 | By Dana DiFilippo, STAFF WRITER
A pickup truck driven by an airport worker smashed into an empty commuter airplane at Philadelphia International Airport around lunchtime Monday. The driver, a 62-year-old man, was injured and taken to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Chief Inspector Joe Sullivan said. His condition was not immediately known. The incident happened at American Eagle's Gate F38 around 12:30 p.m., witness Tony Richards said. "We were all standing there, and I just saw a car hitting the back of the plane," Richards said.
BUSINESS
February 13, 2014 | By Chris Hepp, Inquirer Staff Writer
There is something to be said for speaking in one voice. Key promoters of the city and region certainly think so, having all agreed to adopt a new marketing tagline - "PHL: Here for the Making. " In coming days, you can expect to see it in ads and promotions by the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, Select Greater Philadelphia, the Convention Center, Philadelphia Industrial Development Corp., and Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association.
NEWS
July 27, 2010 | By Sam Wood, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A fuel spill at Philadelphia International Airport has caused several flights to be delayed. A truck overturned about 1 p.m. and spilled fuel near Terminal F, which handles commuter and regional arrivals and departures, said airport spokeswoman Victoria Lupica. "All traffic has been stopped until it's cleaned up," Lupica said, adding that it was unclear how much fuel was spilled.    
BUSINESS
November 23, 2012 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
The U.S. Department of Commerce's Office of Travel and Tourism forecasts that international trips to the United States will grow 23 percent by 2016. The Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau wants a big chunk of that business, whether through conventions, tourists, or students. But with a stagnant budget of $11 million a year, the agency charged with selling space at the now-much-bigger Convention Center has had to improvise. So it conducted a six-month study with focus groups and partnered with City Hall, local businesses, restaurants, and universities, among others, to package Philadelphia as a modern renaissance city.
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 8, 1989 | By Michael McGettigan, Special to the Daily News
Summer's over, and your kids have been Everywhere - the museum, the park, the beach, the boardwalk, the neighbor's backyard. But there's one more Final Frontier: Philadelphia International Airport, or PHL as it's known to pilots, travelers and baggage handlers. PHL offers more than a million square feet of air-conditioned plane- spotting and people-watching that can fascinate even the most jaded young ones. And it's a free show. The only expense is getting there. SEPTA's Airport Express offers a fun and fast ride every half-hour from Market East, Suburban Station and 30th Street to the Airport Terminal.
NEWS
July 24, 2016 | By Robert Moran, Staff Writer
Mayor Kenney announced an agreement Friday night for workers at Philadelphia International Airport who were threatening a strike during the Democratic National Convention to form a union. Kenney said he and Gov. Wolf had brought SEIU 32BJ, which has been trying to unionize the workers, together with American Airlines to work out a deal. "Beginning today and into next week, 32BJ and American will be working together on such an agreement and to ensure the smooth operation of the airport as thousands of delegates from around the country convene for the Democratic National Convention," Kenney said in a statement.
BUSINESS
August 11, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, Staff Writer
The term "dog days of summer" has new meaning at Philadelphia International and other U.S. airports. A new federal rule, as of last Thursday, requires U.S. airports receiving federal financial aid to provide pet potties inside airport terminals, in areas past security. The law, titled Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in Air Travel, mandates that airports with 10,000 or more annual passengers provide indoor wheelchair-accessible pet-relief areas convenient to airline gates for service animals that accompany passengers departing, connecting, or arriving on flights.
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BUSINESS
August 11, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, Staff Writer
The term "dog days of summer" has new meaning at Philadelphia International and other U.S. airports. A new federal rule, as of last Thursday, requires U.S. airports receiving federal financial aid to provide pet potties inside airport terminals, in areas past security. The law, titled Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in Air Travel, mandates that airports with 10,000 or more annual passengers provide indoor wheelchair-accessible pet-relief areas convenient to airline gates for service animals that accompany passengers departing, connecting, or arriving on flights.
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
August 9, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, Staff Writer
When US Airways and American Airlines merged to create the world's largest airline, CEO Doug Parker said all nine hubs would be important to the new American. Four years later, that's still true. Philadelphia continues to be American's European "gateway" with 425 daily departures, and a total of 850 takeoffs and landings each day. Philadelphia is the fourth-largest hub in the network of American, the world's biggest carrier measured by passenger traffic. But the airline has reduced seat capacity at PHL as it reacts to competition and changing priorities - part of routine adjustments, said American, and in no way a reflection on its commitment to Philadelphia, where it employs 8,500 people.
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.
NEWS
July 24, 2016 | By Robert Moran, Staff Writer
Mayor Kenney announced an agreement Friday night for workers at Philadelphia International Airport who were threatening a strike during the Democratic National Convention to form a union. Kenney said he and Gov. Wolf had brought SEIU 32BJ, which has been trying to unionize the workers, together with American Airlines to work out a deal. "Beginning today and into next week, 32BJ and American will be working together on such an agreement and to ensure the smooth operation of the airport as thousands of delegates from around the country convene for the Democratic National Convention," Kenney said in a statement.
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.
NEWS
July 23, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, STAFF WRITER
Spirit Airlines said Thursday that it will begin daily nonstop flights from Philadelphia to Orlando, beginning Oct. 7. Spirit now flies nonstop from Philadelphia International Airport to eight cities: Dallas-Fort Worth, Atlanta, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Myrtle Beach, S.C. "Spirit's new non-stop service to Orlando will provide a travel option that our budget-conscious travelers will appreciate," said...
NEWS
July 23, 2016
At least 10 clergy members were arrested Thursday during a sit-in at Philadelphia Internal Airport to protest the low wages and treatment of workers subcontracted by American Airlines. Members of the interfaith activist group Philadelphians Organized to Witness, Empower and Rebuild (POWER) staged the sit-in outside the TSA checkpoint in Terminal B. After being issued several warning to leave, eight men and two women were arrested and later issued citations, police said. The demonstration was peaceful and no one was hurt.
BUSINESS
July 21, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, Staff Writer
About 600 members and supporters of Service Employees International Union marched peacefully Tuesday, chanting and waving union banners along Philadelphia International Airport's departures roadway and demanding higher wages and better working conditions for nonunion PHL workers. Six busloads of demonstrators wearing purple "32BJ SEIU" T-shirts arrived in buses outside Terminal A and marched to Terminal F. They were escorted by Philadelphia police and sat, at one point, in front of Terminal C for speeches.
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.
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