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 1, 2016 |
A passenger jet had to make an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport Friday morning after the crew reported smoke in the cabin. No injuries were reported, but flights in and out of the airport were halted for about 45 minutes during the emergency, delaying dozens of scheduled arrivals and departures. American Airlines' spokeswoman Victoria Lupica said American Eagle Flight 4801, which originated at Richmond International Airport and was operated by Piedmont Airlines, had to make the emergency landing after smoke was reported in the cabin.
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.
January 23, 2014 |
Philadelphia International Airport had about 593 canceled arriving and departing flights as of Tuesday afternoon. Airport spokeswoman Victoria Lupica said at 3:30 p.m. there were "very few people" in the terminals. She said one runway was open, and the airport was operational. "Crews are working tirelessly to keep all paved surfaces clear," Lupica said. Airport officials had a conference call with airlines, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
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.
January 24, 2016 |
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.
January 9, 2016 |
Frontier Airlines will add flights to 10 new cities from Philadelphia this spring, among 42 new routes nationwide announced by the Denver-based airline on Thursday. Flights from Philadelphia International Airport to New Orleans; Raleigh-Durham, N.C.; and Indianapolis will begin April 14. Nonstop flights to Nashville, Cleveland, and St. Augustine, Fla., will start April 15. Frontier will begin flying to Cincinnati on May 13, to Austin, Texas, on May 15, and to Kansas City, Mo.; and Milwaukee on June 2. One-way fares on the new routes were advertised on the airline's website, flyfrontier.com, as low as $59 to $99 Thursday.
July 14, 2016 |
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.
July 24, 2015 |
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.
January 29, 2015 |
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.