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  • Germanwings co-pilot practiced slow descent hours before crash

    Germanwings co-pilot practiced slow descent hours before crash
    The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 appears to have practiced sending the jetliner into a deadly descent on another flight, just two hours before he intentionally crashed it into the French Alps, investigators said Wednesday. The revelation appeared...
  • MIA travelers can soon shorten checkpoint waits with fingerprint or iris scans

    MIA travelers can soon shorten checkpoint waits with fingerprint or iris scans
    Travelers at Miami International Airport will soon have the option to shorten their wait to get through the dreaded security checkpoint — for a price. On May 20, a new secure identification option called CLEAR that verifies identities through...
  • Seniors on the Go: Toronto to open airport rail link

    Seniors on the Go: Toronto to open airport rail link
    Add Toronto to the list of major North American airports that offer fast rail service directly from the terminal to downtown. Starting June 5, the Union Pearson Express will link the airport's Terminal 1 with the downtown Union Station in 25 minutes,...
  • Pilots prepare to set off on Pacific leg of solar-powered flight

    Pilots prepare to set off on Pacific leg of solar-powered flight
    Bertrand Piccard has flown hang gliders, and even a hot air balloon. Now he can add another aircraft to the list -- a solar-powered plane. The 57-year-old Swiss pilot, along with fellow Swiss pilot Andre Borschberg, is attempting to make the first...
  • Germanwings crash copilot tried descent on earlier flight, report says

    Germanwings crash copilot tried descent on earlier flight, report says
    The copilot accused of deliberately crashing a Germanwings passenger plane, killing all 150 people on board, practiced adjusting the aircraft’s altitude downward on its outbound flight the same day, according to French accident investigators. As...
  • Southwest Airlines sale offers fares as low as $73

    Southwest Airlines sale offers fares as low as $73
    Southwest Airlines is having a fare sale, offering one-way flights as low as $73. Book flights with Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday departures from Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Orlando, Baltimore, Connecticut and 80 other U.S. cities for travel...
  • Southwest frequent-flier program voted best

    Southwest frequent-flier program voted best
    Southwest Airlines has the best frequent-flier program by a mile, at least according to a poll released Tuesday. In a poll containing 10 U.S. airlines, Southwest's Rapid Rewards program garnered nearly a third of all votes, 32 percent, according to a...
  • Bob Hope Airport sees a bump in passengers

    The number of passengers traveling through Bob Hope Airport rose by 5.2% in March compared to the same month last year, beating budget projections by the same amount, according to airfield officials. There were 337,432 passengers in March, compared to...
  • Orlando-based drone company scores a first for FAA certification

    Orlando-based drone company scores a first for FAA certification
    Orlando-based CineDrones recently got the blessing of the FAA to operate drones at low levels for filming. The new certification is believed to be the first in the U.S. for a drone model used by Cinedrones, the DJI INSPIRE 1, at or below 200 feet...
  • Nurse dies in fall from hoist on Texas medical helicopter

    Nurse dies in fall from hoist on Texas medical helicopter
    A nurse died after falling from a hoist on a medical helicopter while rescuing a woman from a hiking trail in Austin, emergency personnel said Tuesday. Kristin McLain, 46, became detached from the hoist Monday night as the rescued hiker was lifted to the...
  • L.A. pushing regulators to legalize ride-sharing services at LAX

    L.A. pushing regulators to legalize ride-sharing services at LAX
    Michelle Lee walked out of Los Angeles International Airport, pulling her suitcase behind her, and boarded a boxy yellow-and-black parking shuttle. As other travelers rummaged through bags for car keys and parking stubs, Lee pulled out her iPhone and...