June 2, 2002 |
Eight attractions have been added to the list of historic sites covered by the Great British Heritage Pass, which grants admission to hundreds of historic sites across the United Kingdom. The additions are the Wellington Arch in London's Hyde Park Corner; Pembroke Castle in South Wales; Birdoswald, a fort along Hadrian's Wall; Ripley Castle in Yorkshire; Elcho Castle in Perthshire, Scotland; Argyll's Lodging, a Renaissance mansion in Scotland; Doune Castle, which figured in a Monty Python movie, in Perthshire; and Cairnpapple Hill, a Neolithic site near Bathgate, Scotland.
November 10, 2009
A.C. airport is just part of the solution I would like to clarify a recent article ("PHL solution: Fly Jersey," Thursday) that cites my position on expansion of Atlantic City International Airport as "the perfect solution to the limited room for growth at Philadelphia International. " My position has always been that all parties need to come together and find a less costly, safer, and less harmful solution to the delays at Philadelphia International. Exploring integrating regional airports, such as Atlantic City, Lehigh Valley, and Wilmington, is just one option.
October 6, 2008 |
I had the rare opportunity last week to attend a "media day" at a major airline. These events, which only a few airlines put on, allow those who write about the business to hear executives describe what the carrier is doing to draw more customers, what some of its plans are, and how a bad economy is affecting it. Back in March, I reported from US Airways' event at its Arizona headquarters. There, rising oil prices were a worry, but didn't dominate the day as they would a few months later.
December 3, 2010 |
A $5.3 billion expansion of Philadelphia's airport - which the Nutter administration sees as vital to the region's growth - is being met with concerns from two airlines, and some nearby neighbors in Tinicum Township. Those concerns, presented with support from Delaware County officials and soon-to-be U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan, were expressed clearly Thursday at a City Council committee hearing. US Airways Group Inc. and Southwest Airlines Co. object to costs they will bear to pay for the expansion, and Tinicum residents are fuming over property that will be lost to a portion of the development.
July 22, 2002 |
IN THE POST-9/11 world, the federal government has poured loads of money into air safety. But some has been so misspent by the FAA that it puts fliers using Philadelphia International Airport in real danger. Late last month, I looked into the Federal Aviation Administration's program - bureaucratically dubbed "Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System," mercifully called STARS for short. What a misnomer. Its purpose is noble: Replace an aged FAA air-control system with new color displays, processors and software at nearly 400 military and civilian airports.
May 8, 2013 |
Qatar Airways will add Philadelphia to its nonstop routes next year, making the city the carrier's fifth gateway in the United States. Qatar Airways chief executive officer Akbar Al Baker announced new routes on three continents Monday at the opening day of a Middle East travel exhibition in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The airline flies to 126 destinations worldwide from its hub in Doha, the capital of Qatar, which borders Saudi Arabia. "Philadelphia is one of the major hubs of the soon-to-be merged American Airlines/US Airways and will provide Qatar Airways' customers with onward connections to over 100 cities," Al Baker said in a statement.
May 30, 2013 |
MORNINGS ARE LOOKING a little different at Fox 29. Dawn Timmeney , the former NBC10 anchor who was axed in December, is now full time on Fox, where she used to work part time. She'll be hanging with Mike Jerrick , Sheinelle Jones and Kacie McDonnell on "Good Day Philadelphia" more regularly now. Anchor (and former Sexy Single) Thomas Drayton , who usually takes the evening anchor chair, is moving to morning for the foreseeable future. Drayton will now be on 4:30 to 6 a.m. Relative newbie Iain Page will take over the nighttime in Drayton's absence.
February 28, 2012
Here are the Phillies games to be shown on PHL17: March 11 vs. Detroit Tigers. . . 1:05 p.m. March 25 vs. Baltimore Orioles. . . 1:05 p.m. March 31 vs. Toronto Blue Jays . . . . . . 1:05 p.m. April 5 at Pittsburgh Pirates . . . 1:35 p.m. April 8 at Pittsburgh Pirates. . . 1:35 p.m. April 15 vs. New York Mets . . . 1:35 p.m. April 21 at San Diego Padres. . . 8:35 p.m. April 22 at San Diego Padres . . . 4:05 p.m. April 23 at Ariz.
April 4, 2011 |
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.
February 29, 2012
A TRAINING instructor with the Transportation Security Administration at Philadelphia International Airport pleaded guilty yesterday to taking a bribe from a transportation security officer. Shannon Gilliam, 29, of Sharon Hill, potentially faces four to 27 months in prison under advisory sentencing guidelines. Gilliam has been suspended pending outcome of the investigation, a TSA official said. Prosecutors said Gilliam was responsible for training transportation security officers and administering mandatory certification exams to officers who handle passenger and baggage screening at the airport.