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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
April 16, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, STAFF WRITER
Philadelphia International Airport plans a 2016 job fair Tuesday, April 19, at Temple University to fill 400 openings at the airport and the Philadelphia Police Department. More than 30 businesses, including airlines, restaurants, car-rental companies, retailers, and government agencies, will interview candidates for jobs that include customer-service representative, sales associate, bartender, server, bookkeeper, massage therapist, cosmetologist, manager, cashier, and others. Of the 400 immediate openings, 200 are for police officers employed by the Philadelphia Police Department.
NEWS
November 21, 2014 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writer
Up to 125 workers at Philadelphia International Airport are planning a work stoppage Thursday in protest of what they say are poor wages and working conditions. The employees of aviation contractor PrimeFlight handle ground-transportation duties for about 10 airlines, including tasks such as wheelchair assistance and curbside check-in. The extent to which the planned job action may affect travelers was not immediately clear. Several airlines said they were taking steps to ensure that customers would be unaffected.
BUSINESS
January 29, 2015 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia International Airport was open and crews were continuing to clear runways and taxiways as airlines began to resume some flights Tuesday. The airport said airlines expected to resume regular flight operations on Wednesday. US Airways and American Airlines, Philadelphia's dominant airline, will have about 15 arriving flights Tuesday afternoon, and planned operate its evening departure to Tel Aviv, Israel. "We plan to resume normal operations Wednesday afternoon with approximately 70 percent of flights operating," American spokeswoman Victoria Lupica said.
BUSINESS
July 24, 2015 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Beware: Don't drink three glasses of wine and take the prescription sleeping pill Zaleplon, especially at 37,000 feet over the Atlantic Ocean. Sarah E. Buffett, an immigration and corporate lawyer in Charlotte, N.C., did just that on a trans-Atlantic US Airways flight from Charlotte to London Heathrow Airport early Wednesday. Halfway across the Atlantic, Buffett became verbally threatening and physically aggressive toward a flight attendant, and tried to damage her seat in the first-class cabin and the area immediately around her seat, according to a federal affidavit.
BUSINESS
October 3, 2014 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Getting through U.S. Customs checkpoints can be irritating at peak travel times, but some passengers arriving at Philadelphia International Airport got an extra dose of angst this week. New automated passport kiosks, designed to expedite the entry process, had a technology glitch. They didn't work for a while Tuesday afternoon and had to be rebooted at a busy time, when many US Airways and American Airlines flights were arriving from Europe. Travelers who had just spent from seven to nine hours in the air became frustrated, and anger boiled up because many had connecting flights.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
November 9, 2011 | By Sam Wood, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
All Amtrak service between Philadelphia and New York City is suspended as investigators probe the death of a trespasser on the tracks near Trenton. A southbound Acela Express struck and killed a person about 12:50 p.m. in Hamilton Township. About 170 passengers were aboard the No. 2117 which had left Penn Station in New York at noon and was due in Philadelphia at 1:08. There were no reported injuries to passengers or crew, said an Amtrak spokesman. Contact staff writer Sam Wood at 215-854-2796, samwood@phillynews.com , or @inqwriter on Twitter.
NEWS
August 6, 2010 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
A tire on US Airways flight 1651 to Miami ruptured on takeoff at Philadelphia International Airport shortly after 1 p.m. today. The pilot returned the aircraft to Philadelphia International Airport, where the Boeing 737-400 landed safely with 140 passengers and crew on board. The airport's Runway 27 Left was closed as passengers were transported to the terminal building and rescheduled on other US Airways flights to Miami. The plane landed about 2:30 p.m., after circling to burn fuel to get the aircraft down to a better landing weight, said US Airways spokesman Morgan Durrant.
NEWS
October 7, 2010 | By Linda Loyd and Sam Wood, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
Passengers aboard a US Airways flight bound for Bermuda were delayed for more than 6 hours at Philadelphia International Airport "due to a security concern," said a spokesman for US Airways. According to the FBI, a crew of three baggage handlers was dispatched to load luggage onto Flight 1070. When they arrived at the aircraft, they found a fourth man already there in uniform. They did not recognize him. When they asked the fourth man why he was there, he clambered onto a baggage cart and drove it away.
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