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'Preparing for the worst': Passengers' fear as Malaysia Airlines flight diverted

January 18th 2018 2:48PM
Passenger Sanjeev Pandey was one of 224 passengers onboard the Malaysia Airlines flight MH122, he spoke to SBS News about the ordeal. ... Passengers on a Malaysian Airlines flight forced to land in Alice Springs due to technical issues have described their fear after the plane began rattling.

Emirates Airlines Order Saves Airbus A380 Superjumbo--For Now

January 18th 2018 2:37PM
This time, after threatening to shut down A380 production, the magician produced the long-elusive sale to Emirates Airlines that will keep the line going for the foreseeable future. The order isn't as large as Airbus had hoped. Instead of buying 36 to 38 A380 jetliners outright, a deal that fell apart at the ...

'Not a good feeling 10000 feet in the air': Terrified passengers reveal 'hellish' Malaysia Airlines ...

January 18th 2018 2:30PM
Passengers have described their horror as a Malaysia Airlines plane lost engine power and started 'violently shaking' before making a terrifying emergency landing. Flight MH122 from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur was close to the West Australian coastline when it was forced to divert to Alice Springs on ...

Passengers recount 'hell' as Malaysia Airlines plane diverts to Alice Springs

January 18th 2018 2:16PM
Passengers on a Malaysian Airlines flight forced to land in Alice Springs have described their fear after the plane began rattling. Flight MH122 from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur was close to the Western Australian coastline when it was forced to divert to Alice Springs on Thursday afternoon. Malyasian ...

'It was like hell': Passengers detail Malaysia Airlines emergency landing

January 18th 2018 1:30PM
Passengers onboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH122 are relieved to have landed safely after 'technical issues' forced their plane to divert. Updated ... Passengers on a Malaysian Airlines flight forced to land in Alice Springs due to technical issues have described their fear after the plane began rattling.

During This American Airlines Emergency Landing, a Pilot Filmed What Happened (It's Chilling)

January 18th 2018 12:00PM
In the case of this American Airlines flight from Phoenix to Dallas-Fort Worth, operated by Mesa Airlines, the Flight Attendant suddenly announced that things might get bumpy. Having instructed passengers on the brace position, he then added: "We expect to evacuate the aircraft quickly and safety [sic], ...

Malaysia Airlines flight diverted to Alice Springs after 'loud noise, shaking'

January 18th 2018 11:25AM
A Malaysia Airlines flight from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur has been diverted to the northern Australian city of Alice Springs after it suffered "technical issues" in the air on Thursday afternoon, with passengers reporting a loud noise coming from the side of the plane. Flight MH122, an A330-300, left Sydney ...

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Trans-Colorado Airlines

January 18th 2018 11:01AM
Trans-Colorado Airlines was founded in August 1980 in the quiet mountain town of Gunnison, Colo. In its infancy, flights were operated to Denver's Stapleton Airport using a single Swearingen Metro II turboprop aircraft. The airline was founded during the post-Deregulation era in the U.S. when regional ...

Hong Kong Airlines Expanding In US Market With Affordable Luxury Flights

January 18th 2018 10:52AM
Hong Kong Airlines, which is expanding in the U.S. market, is quietly becoming one of the world's best airlines. It was recently ranked the second best regional carrier in the world, has a stellar on-time performance record and is rapidly expanding its long-haul service. Hong Kong Airlines niche is ...

Bourbon Street or Bust! Spirit Airlines Adds New Service Between Atlantic City and New Orleans

January 18th 2018 9:56AM
MIRAMAR, Fla., Jan. 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hey, Jersey! Is the Big Easy calling your name? Spirit Airlines (NYSE:SAVE) has you covered with new nonstop service connecting Atlantic City International Airport (ACY) to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY). Beginning April ...

American Airlines adding shuttle flights between NY, Chicago

January 18th 2018 9:56AM
CHICAGO — American Airlines will begin operating hourly shuttle flights between Chicago and New York this spring. That's a highly competitive route favored by business travelers. American said Thursday that it will run 15 shuttle flights each weekday between Chicago's O'Hare Airport and LaGuardia ...

United Airlines Salutes Winter Olympians, and Its Own Employees, as Superheroes in New Ads

January 18th 2018 9:56AM
These are some of the “superheroes” appearing in mcgarrbowen's new United Airlines campaign ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, next month. We're not talking about marvels (or even Marvels) who leap tall buildings in a single bound, spin webs ...

More Chinese airlines allow inflight mobile phone use, wifi

January 18th 2018 9:45AM
SHANGHAI, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) -- China Eastern Airlines and other domestic airlines have begun to allow mobile phone use on their aircraft or announced plans to lift a ban. On Thursday, China Eastern Airlines and Hainan Airlines began to allow passengers to use portable electronic devices (PED), such ...

American Airlines Expands Network in 2018 and Introduces Shuttle Service Between Chicago O ...

January 18th 2018 9:22AM
American Airlines is delivering on its promise to provide customers the largest and best network by adding more new routes and better connecting opportunities in its 2018 schedule. With the introduction of 52 new nonstop flights and enhanced schedules, customers worldwide will benefit from new ...

Airline Smart Luggage Ban Goes Into Effect

January 18th 2018 9:00AM
Airlines originally announced the ban in December because of concerns over lithium ion batteries in airplane cargo holds. When punctured, those batteries can potentially explode, creating a fire hazard underneath the plane. Lithium ion batteries -- the same cells used in most laptop computers -- are still ...

American Airlines passengers told to brace for landing in scary vid

January 18th 2018 9:00AM
Passengers aboard an American Airlines flight from Phoenix to Dallas were told to assume a “brace position” following an issue with a faulty fan. (Steve Ramsthel/Facebook). Passengers aboard an American Airlines flight from Phoenix to Dallas were told to assume a “brace position” after an issue with a ...

Malaysia Airlines flight shakes violently, forced to land

January 18th 2018 8:49AM
SYDNEY, Australia — Passengers on a Malaysia Airlines plane flying from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur which was forced to land in the central Australian city of Alice Springs said they were bracing themselves for a possible hard landing after the plane shook violently on Thursday. “We suddenly ...

Malaysia Airlines flight shakes violently, forced to land

January 18th 2018 8:48AM
Passengers on a Malaysia Airlines plane flying from Sydney, Australia, to Kuala Lumpur which was forced to land in the central Australian city of Alice Springs said they were bracing themselves for a possible hard landing after the plane shook violently on Thursday. "We suddenly experienced a very ...

Vietnam Airlines: Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner business-class review

January 18th 2018 8:37AM
Vietnam Airlines operates the UK's only non-stop scheduled services to Vietnam, with daily flights available from London's Heathrow Terminal 4 to either Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City. This is a review of a Vietnam Airlines business-class flight aboard a Boeing 787-9, flying from London to Ho Chi Minh City's ...

'People were crossing themselves': Terrifying moment American Airlines passengers brace for ...

January 18th 2018 7:52AM
Dramatic video recorded on a cell phone Wednesday shows passengers on an American Airlines flight from Phoenix to Dallas bracing for an emergency landing. Steve Ramsthel, who was aboard the flight operated by Mesa Airlines, the regional company affiliated with American, recorded the tense ...