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Plane Diverted When Passenger Tries To Open Door

Plane Diverted When Passenger Tries To Open Door

By Jennifer Curra April 15, 2014

A passenger traveling aboard Southwest Airlines Flight 722 from Chicago to Sacramento tried to open the rear door of the plane in mid-flight on Sunday roughly an hour after the 10:50 a.m. departure time. Multiple passengers as well as flight …

FCC May Greenlight Mid-Flight Cell Calls FCC May Greenlight Mid-Flight Cell Calls

Could you soon be permitted to call your loved ones while flying the friendly skies? According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, the Federal Communications Commission is set to suggest new rules that would allow passengers to use …

The Skies Get Friendlier, FAA Relaxes Rules on PEDs The Skies Get Friendlier, FAA Relaxes Rules on PEDs
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As expected (in fact, a bit earlier than expected), the days of airplane passengers being forced to power down all of their portable electronic devices during takeoff and landing are officially behind us. Well, maybe not immediately – but by …

Boeing 747 May Get 86′d in the Years to Come Boeing 747 May Get 86′d in the Years to Come

The Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet has been hailed as a double-decker revolution in air travel that shrank the globe by the Associated Press, yet even Arsenio Hall seems able to offer one as a (seemingly unattainable) prize on his new …

Woman Has an Absolute Meltdown on Flight [VIDEO] Woman Has an Absolute Meltdown on Flight [VIDEO]
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Here’s what we know about this epic airplane meltdown that a passenger caught on film: – The flight is supposedly traveling to Tampa – The women had just lost her mother (or at least that’s what she told the flight) …

FAA Ready to Lighten Up on Electronics FAA Ready to Lighten Up on Electronics

By next year, you shouldn’t have to power down all of your electronics when you board an airplane in the United States. As expected, the FAA is close to adopting new, relaxed rules for portable electronic devices on commercial flights. …

3D Printers Are Now Making Miniature Airplanes 3D Printers Are Now Making Miniature Airplanes
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3D printers can make everything from guns to robots. Now some university students are exploring what 3D printers can do in flight. Students at the Wright Brothers Institute have created a 3D printed airplane as part of the Disposable Miniature …

Guy Buys Promoted Tweets to Shame British Airways Guy Buys Promoted Tweets to Shame British Airways
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Lost luggage is a huge pain in the ass – we all know the feeling. But it happens. What one British Airways patron couldn’t deal with was the customer service he received after his luggage was lost (or lack thereof). …

Google Street View Imagery From Inside Plane Google Street View Imagery From Inside Plane

On the Google Maps Facebook page, Google is pointing to some Street View imagery it has from inside a plane. The imagery actually comes from Google’s Business Photos program. The photos are of the inside of the Airbus A380. Take …

The TSA Has an Instagram Account Now The TSA Has an Instagram Account Now
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Whether or not you agree that the Transportation Security Administration routinely upholds its core values of integrity, innovation, and team spirit – let’s face it, the organization is a big part of our lives. And while TSA tactics aren’t always …

Ohio Air Show Crash Kills 2, Including Wing-Walker Ohio Air Show Crash Kills 2, Including Wing-Walker
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Ohio is grieving today for two lives lost at an air show after a plane crashed, killing the pilot and a stunt-walker. Dayton International Airport spokeswoman Linda Hughes and Ohio State Highway Patrol Lt. Anne Ralston confirmed the deaths but …

Lawsuit: Amelia Earhart's Plane Spotted in 2010 Lawsuit: Amelia Earhart's Plane Spotted in 2010
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Famed aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart never completed her 1937 circumnavigation attempt, and her disappearance has continually been one of the most-discussed events of the 20th century. To this day people continue to be fascinated with her story, and it has …

Grounded Passengers Sing "I Believe I Can Fly" Grounded Passengers Sing "I Believe I Can Fly"
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On an Allegiant flight scheduled from Las Vegas to Phoenix, some delayed passengers, “delirious from heat,” decided to make the best of a bad situation. What did they do? Well, join together and sing R. Kelly’s hit “I Believe I …

Flight Diverted After Hitting Birds Flight Diverted After Hitting Birds

A plane flight that took off from White Plains, New York on Thursday morning was diverted after being struck by birds. Airline Jet Blue today announced that flight 1205 from White Plains to Fort Myers, Florida experienced a “bird strike” …

Planes Collide Over Arizona, Killing Four Planes Collide Over Arizona, Killing Four

Two small planes collided in midair just north of Phoenix, Arizona on Friday, killing four people. According to a KSAZ report, the planes were both single-engine, with two people aboard each. The collision occurred on Friday morning, about 15 miles …

Maine B-52 Crash Remembered by Survivor, Rescuer Maine B-52 Crash Remembered by Survivor, Rescuer
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On January 24, 1963, a U.S. Air Force B-52 bomber training flight carrying a crew of nine crashed into Elephant Mountain in Maine. There were only two survivors of the crash, the pilot, Lt. Col. Dan Bulli, and the navigator, …

54 Loaded Guns At Airports This Week, TSA Says 54 Loaded Guns At Airports This Week, TSA Says
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There’s nothing travelers like to hear more right before a holiday weekend than a bunch of weapons being confiscated at airports across the country. The TSA reported that 54 loaded guns were found this week during checks at different airports, …