It’s hard to tell whether the long lines at Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport are because of spring break or because authorities have broken something that wasn’t broken as much. Read more →
What causes people to behave like such fools whenever they step into an aluminum tube?
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A P-51C Mustang fighter with a rich Minnesota history, is heading for its third major repair/restoration after its pilot didn’t or couldn’t lower the landing gear during a flight at its new home in Dallas. Read more →
How is it possible that flight attendants aboard a Minneapolis-bound Delta Airlines flight got into a fistfight on board the airplane and there’s no video posted online? Read more →
Jessica Taylor, a pilot for a Denver-based regional airline, won a big fight this week with the Federal Aviation Administration on behalf of people just like her. Read more →
The whereabouts and reasons for the disappearance of a Lakeville pilot will remain a mystery. Read more →
Of course the airline has gone no-frills, so you’ll pay extra for baggage, including carry on, but any time a carrier takes on the ‘big airlines’ — now down to a very few — it’s worth watching whether other airlines try to match the fares in some way. Read more →
Truer words were never spoken than the ones from a Transportation Security Administration officer when a man’s daughter underwent a two-minute pat-down because she had a juice box in her carry on.
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After a spate of high-profile airline problems in which passengers were stranded on planes for hours even though they were within sight of a gate, the Department of Transportation imposed rules with heavy fines for significant delays.
The airline industry warned that the rule would actually lead to more delays because they’d just cancel flights rather than delay them.
A study out today says that’s just what happened. Read more →
The FAA is treating the drones as aircraft, which they technically are. And it’s treating the operators as a pilots, which they technically aren’t. There are no requirements for training operators of drones, nor do they have to be licensed. Not yet, anyway. Read more →
It was quite a moment in upstate New York this weekend when ‘The Spirit of St. Louis’ took to the sky. It was a recreation of Charles Lindbergh’s plane, which he flew across the Atlantic in 1927. Read more →
Cold medication, an overloaded plane, and faulty instruments caused Alexander Georg Obersteg, 47, of Steinfeld, Germany, to crash into Lake Superior off Brighton Beach in June 2014, the NTSB said. Read more →
If it wasn’t for Milton Pitts Crenchaw, the Tuskegee Airmen might never have proven that African Americans can fly airplanes. Read more →
Apart from the big airport, when it comes to airport noise complaints, Flying Cloud Airport is the bad child. Read more →
The prevailing jet stream over the Midwest from the south and west has brought the unusual warmth in the last few weeks. Despite today’s return to cooler weather, that trend is likely to continue for awhile.
And that might be part of the reason for an increase in jet noise complaints recently — the wind. Read more →