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Air Transportation

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  • Kaka' greeted by huge crowd, drum line at Orlando airport

    Kaka' greeted by huge crowd, drum line at Orlando airport
    Drum line. Check. Flag twirlers. Check. Throngs of fans. Check. But this was no sporting event. It was a crowd of more than 100 people lined up outside of the security lines in terminal A at Orlando International Airport Monday night to welcome...
  • State acquires Will County airfield in step toward new large airport

    State acquires Will County airfield in step toward new large airport
    The state has paid $34 million to acquire a private airfield in Will County that occupies a small part of the almost 6,000-acre footprint that is envisioned as the first phase of a large commercial airport to be built in the south suburbs, officials...
  • 49ers' Aldon Smith won't face criminal charges in alleged LAX threat

    49ers' Aldon Smith won't face criminal charges in alleged LAX threat
    San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith won't face criminal charges for his April arrest at Los Angeles International Airport, where police alleged he made comments suggesting he had a bomb. The Los Angeles city attorney's office announced Tuesday it...
  • People Express flights take off to applause, water cannons

    People Express flights take off to applause, water cannons
    On Monday, her last day as Peninsula Airport Commission chair, Ladonna Finch flew to Newark and back to Newport News on People Express. Her flight north, on a 737 operated by Vision Airlines for People Express, included about 130 other passengers, who...
  • BWI officials eye the future as Southwest launches first international flights

    BWI officials eye the future as Southwest launches first international flights
    With beach balls, snorkels and other vacation-themed decorations festooning a section of BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, six top Southwest Airlines executives will split off in pairs to a steel drum beat and board three flights to the Caribbean. The...
  • United flight to O.C. makes emergency landing after slide deploys

    United flight to O.C. makes emergency landing after slide deploys
    A United flight from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport bound for Orange County's John Wayne Airport made an emergency landing in Kansas on Sunday night after a slide deployed mid-air. Flight 1463 left O'Hare about 8:36 p.m. Central time,...
  • United passengers describe panic as slide deploys at 38,000 feet

    United passengers describe panic as slide deploys at 38,000 feet
    Passengers of a Santa Ana-bound United Airlines flight that was diverted to Kansas on Sunday after an emergency slide inflated 38,000 feet in the air described the panicked scene inside the cabin as crew members rushed to contain the problem. Flight...
  • Report: LAFD captains trained to enter shooting scenes after LAX incident

    Report: LAFD captains trained to enter shooting scenes after LAX incident
    The Los Angeles Fire Department has trained hundreds of captains to oversee rescue teams during mass shootings as part of an ambitious effort prompted by a gunman's rampage last year at LAX, according to a report that will be presented Tuesday to fire...
  • Getting Around: Old shingles get new life on O'Hare runway

    Getting Around: Old shingles get new life on O'Hare runway
    While a runway at O'Hare International Airport that opened last year is sometimes called the "cemetery airstrip'' because part of it sits on a former graveyard, the next runway set to debut in late 2015 could earn the nickname "Shingles,'' and not because...
  • 'Scariest flight of all time': Emergency chute opens inside plane

    'Scariest flight of all time': Emergency chute opens inside plane
    Passengers of a United Airlines flight that was diverted to Kansas after an emergency slide inflated 38,000 feet in the air described a panicked scene inside the cabin as crew members rushed to contain the problem. Flight 1463 left O’Hare...
  • Man, 76, arrested with gun at Midway Airport

    Man, 76, arrested with gun at Midway Airport
    Charges were pending this afternoon against a 76-year-old man who was arrested this morning with a gun in his carry-on bag at Midway Airport, authorities said. The man was scheduled to fly from Midway to Bradley International Airport in Connecticut, but...