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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Airplane’

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Undergoes Quadruple Coronary Bypass Surgery, Will Make Full Recovery

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, 68, underwent a successful quadruple coronary bypass surgery on Thursday. Doctors for the former NBA superstar say he is recovering nicely. Time magazine reports that Abdul-Jabbar entered Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in L.A. last week, suffering from cardiovascular disease. “At this time, Abdul-Jabbar would like to thank his surgical team and the medical staff at UCLA, his …

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Last-Minute Travel Deals Are Easy To Come By

Do you have family suddenly demanding that you visit for Christmas? Worry not, an impromptu trip doesn’t have to break the bank. In fact, they’re pretty easy to come by. For the purpose of this article, we’re going to assume that you’re traveling by plane this holiday season. Thankfully, air travel is coming down in price already thanks to a …

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Flight 370 Search: Dutch Firm Hired to Investigate

It has been almost exactly five months since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (MH370) crashed somewhere along its route from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Beijing, China. In the frantic search conducted immediately following the plane’s disappearance, scientists and investigators found essentially no trace of the plane or the 239 passengers onboard when it disappeared. After taking a short hiatus from the …

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Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Approved And Ready For Takeoff

Boeing Co. confirmed that U.S. and European regulators have approved the 787-9 Dreamliner model. This is a milestone for the company and they hope that the new model will boost profits for the flagship jetliner program. The European Aviation Safety Agency and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration gave the green light for the first deliveries of the long-range jet. The …

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TSA: Checked Luggage Included 81 Lbs Of Marijuana

It is a situation where the jokes truly write themselves. One would be surprised if the Transportation Security Administration officers who checked bags at Oakland International Airport didn’t make every one of them on Friday. That’s when a 26-year-old woman got the bright idea to pack not one, but three suitcases full of marijuana and then attempt to get the …

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Stowaway’s Mom Seeking Sponsor To Reunite With Son

A Somalian stowaway’s mom was shocked and relieved to learn her son had stolen into the wheel well of a U.S. flight Sunday to try and reach her – and survived. 15-year-old Yahya Abdi jumped a barbed-wire fence at San Jose International Airport while it was still dark and hid in the wheel well of the most proximate plane, which …

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Flight Diverted After Man Tries To Open Door

On Monday, authorities revealed that a flight, headed from Chicago to Sacramento, was diverted to Eppley Airfield in Omaha Nebraska after a man tried to open a cabin door mid-flight. The Southwest Airlines flight had been in the air for nearly an hour when 23-year-old Joshua Carl Suggs made the attempt to open the door. Luckily, the flight attendants and …

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Southwest Flight Diverted After Passenger Attempts to Open Door

A man’s attempt to exit a Southwest plane while in mid-air left passengers in complete panic Sunday. Flight 722-which was transporting 134 passengers and five crew members-was en route to Sacramento from Chicago when it was forced to make an unintended stop in Nebraska due to the disorderly passenger. Witnesses say that Joshua Carl Lee Suggs was acting pretty strangely after the flight …

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“Airplane” Gets A Big Nod In Commercial

A tourism agency in Wisconsin used what is quite possibly the best travel reference ever recently in a new ad: “Airplane”, as done by two of its stars, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Robert Hays. The ad got some help from the classic film’s directors, the Zucker brothers, who are from Wisconsin and wanted to have a hand in it. “We (the …

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Telluride Plane Crash: Three Killed, Cause Unknown

A single engine plane went down near a small airport outside of Telluride, Colorado on Sunday, and the three people on board were killed. All three people on the plane were pilots, known as Sherry Anderson, 57, and Sherman Anderson, 64, of Phoenix, and Eric Durban, 48, of Mesa, Ariz., the San Miguel County sheriff’s office said in a statement …

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Seahawks 747: Boeing Cheers On Seahawks With New Plane

This Sunday, the Boeing commercial airplane company will obviously be cheering for its hometown football team, the Seahawks. The team will be going against the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII this weekend during yet another “football holiday.” In honor of the team, Boeing revealed its Seahawks-themed 747 airplane this week, which made its first flight on Thursday through Seattle, …

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Last DC-9 Retired by Delta Airlines

Following a flight from Minneapolis to Atlanta on Monday, Delta retired the last of its DC-9 aircrafts after nearly 50 years of use. The DC-9 was the oldest passenger plane left in service in the United States. It was originally constructed by McDonnell Douglas in 1965, and its production was halted in 1982. Throughout its run, 976 total DC-9 planes …

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