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Air Transportation

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  • FAA: U-2 spy plane overloaded computer, caused airline flight chaos

    FAA: U-2 spy plane overloaded computer, caused airline flight chaos
    Federal aviation officials have increased the amount of computer memory availableĀ at a Palmdale air traffic control center after it was unableĀ to process the flight plan of a high-flying U-2 spy plane, prompting a temporary halt to airline flights...
  • Man dies on flight to John Wayne Airport

    A man who went into full cardiac arrest died aboard a flight from Dallas to John Wayne Airport late Tuesday morning, authorities said, despite the attempts of fellow passengers and crew members to revive him. John Selner, 78, of Fort Worth, Texas, was...
  • Longer delays, more cancellations after airlines merge, study says

    A government study on the effects of airline mergers found that flight cancellations and delays increased when competition on a route drops. The study by the U.S. Department of Transportation's inspector general was ordered by Congress in the wake of...
  • Teen stowaway 'resting comfortably,' could return home soon

    The teen stowaway who survived a flight from San Jose to Hawaii in a wheel well of a jet is recovering and could be reunited with his family soon. The boy spent Tuesday "resting comfortably" in a Hawaii hospital, said Kayla Rosenfeld of the state's...
  • United Airlines brings chauffeured Mercedes-Benz to LAX

    United Airlines brings chauffeured Mercedes-Benz to LAX
    More good news for high-end travelers: United Airlines has expanded to Los Angeles International Airport a service that uses chauffeured Mercedes-Benz cars to shuttle passengers between connecting flights. But the service is limited to the airline's...
  • Computer problems halt departures at Southern California airports

    Computer problems halt departures at Southern California airports
    The Federal Aviation Administration issued a ground stop for several Southern California airports this afternoon because of computer problems. Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport in Orange County and Bob Hope Airport in Burbank said...
  • LAX dog-greeter program marks its first year of keeping fliers calm

    LAX dog-greeter program marks its first year of keeping fliers calm
    Finn, a large Irish wolfhound, spends some of his time cheering up travelers at Los Angeles International Airport. One day after a gunman opened fire at Terminal 3 and left a Transportation Security Administration officer dead last November, Finn was on...
  • Brazil's Azul airlines planning U.S. launch in 2015; eyeing South Florida airports, WSJ reports

    Brazil's Azul airlines planning U.S. launch in 2015; eyeing South Florida airports, WSJ reports
    South Floridians could soon have a new option for flying to Brazil to visit loved ones, for vacation or to do business. Brazilian airline Azul has plans to expand to the U.S. in early 2015 and will begin flights to Fort Lauderdale or Miami, as well as...
  • Family of TSA officer killed in LAX shooting files $25-million claim

    Family of TSA officer killed in LAX shooting files $25-million claim
    The family of a Transportation Security Administration officer slain in a shooting at LAX has filed a claim against the city, alleging the wrongful death of Gerardo Hernandez and seeking damages in excess of $25 million. The claim, filed April 16, can...
  • Brazil's Azul airlines eyes South Florida airports as part of U.S. launch in 2015

    For South Floridians with ties to Brazil, a new avenue for traveling to the country known for its samba dance, Rio Carnival showcase and strong U.S. trade relations could soon open up. Azul Brazilian Airlines announced Wednesday it plans to launch...
  • San Pablo Bay plane crash witness: 'It's like watching somebody die'

    San Pablo Bay plane crash witness: 'It's like watching somebody die'
    A woman who witnessed two small planes collide over San Pablo Bay near San Francisco on Sunday described the sense of horror she felt as she realized that it was not a stunt. "It's like watching somebody die in front of you," Bonny Dunn, a mechanic...