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'Shaking' Malaysia Airlines flight turns back to Australia

January 18th 2018 8:26PM
A Malaysia Airlines flight was forced to divert to central Australia after a technical issue left the aircraft "shuddering", passengers say. Flight MH122 was travelling from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur on Thursday when it turned back not far from Broome, in Australia's north-west. The plane, carrying 224 people, ...

Malaysia Airlines flight MH122 safety 'not compromised' during in-flight engine shutdown

January 18th 2018 8:01PM
The airline said all affected passengers had been given hotel accommodation, meals and transportation. Passenger are expected to be flown out of Alice Springs aboard a replacement plane this afternoon. "Passengers will be transferred from Alice Springs to Kuala Lumpur on MH148, 19 January 2018 ...

Chinese airlines allow inflight mobile phone use, wifi

January 18th 2018 7:41PM
Passengers use mobile phones with inflight wifi connections on board the flight HU7781 of Hainan Airlines, Jan. 18, 2018. On Thursday, China Eastern Airlines and Hainan Airlines began to allow passengers to use portable electronic devices (PED), such as smartphones and tablets, but phones still ...

Alaska Airlines unveils new uniforms from Seattle fashion designer Luly Yang

January 18th 2018 7:38PM
Alaska Airlines flight attendants model various styles being tested over the next 60 days. The flight attendant dresses feature asymmetrical hemlines, pops of color and custom-branded reversible belts. The dresses are complimented by an original Luly Yang scarf. (Photo: Alaska Airlines).

Passengers experience "hell" as Malaysia Airlines flight forced to divert to Alice Springs

January 18th 2018 6:56PM
CANBERRA, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) -- Passengers on-board a Malaysian Airlines flight en route to Kuala Lumpur that was forced to divert to Alice Springs have described the "hell" they endured on the plane. Flight MH122 from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur was over the coast of Western Australia on Thursday ...

Singapore Airlines among least fuel-efficient airlines flying across the Pacific

January 18th 2018 6:46PM
The Transpacific Airline Fuel Efficiency Ranking by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) - the group that exposed the Volkswagen emissions scandal in 2014 - modelled fuel burn for the airlines using flight schedule and detailed operational data in 2016. Singapore Airlines had an ...

Alaska Airlines and Seattle fashion designer Luly Yang unveil new uniform collection

January 18th 2018 6:45PM
SEATTLE, Jan. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines and fashion designer Luly Yang debuted a modern, West Coast-inspired, custom-designed uniform collection today. At a fashion show this afternoon inside Alaska's Sea-Tac hangar, employee models walked the runway, showcasing over 90 ...

Malaysian Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing In Northern Australia, All Passengers ...

January 18th 2018 4:41PM
Sydney: A Malaysian Airlines (MAS) flight from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur was forced to make an emergency landing in remote outback Australia on Thursday after running into "technical ... The airline said the passengers would be transferred from Alice Springs to Kuala Lumpur on flight MH148 on Friday.

Chilling Cabin Video Shows Passengers Bracing for Emergency Landing on American Airlines Flight

January 18th 2018 4:18PM
Passengers on a flight departing from Phoenix, Arizona, on Wednesday had some tense moments when they were told they needed to get into a bracing position for landing. The American Airlines flight suffered some mechanical issues stemming from a broken fan, which created smoke in the cockpit, ...

American Airlines Just Added a New Route That Serves Free Beer and Wine

January 18th 2018 4:07PM
American Airlines is rolling out hourly flights every weekday between New York and Chicago, the airline announced Thursday. Aside from convenience, the best part of the newly added shuttle flights? American will offer free beer and wine in the main cabin for its passengers to enjoy. The happy-hourly ...

The Latest: JFK airlines told to get bags to owners faster

January 18th 2018 3:45PM
The agency that runs New York's Kennedy Airport is asking airlines, terminal operators and baggage delivery companies to beef up their efforts to reunite travellers with lost baggage after a storm disrupts airport operations. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Executive Director Rick Cotton said ...

Delta's CEO says the nastiest rivalry in the airline industry is more complex than people think

January 18th 2018 3:13PM
The on-going feud between America's three major legacy airlines and their three Middle Eastern rivals has been one of biggest stories in aviation over the past few years. From the beginning, American, Delta, and United (US3) have accused Emirates, Etihad, and Qatar Airways (ME3) of using $50 billion ...

'Preparing for the worst': Passengers' fear as Malaysia Airlines flight diverted

January 18th 2018 2:48PM
Passenger Sanjeev Pandey was one of 224 passengers onboard the Malaysia Airlines flight MH122, he spoke to SBS News about the ordeal. ... Passengers on a Malaysian Airlines flight forced to land in Alice Springs due to technical issues have described their fear after the plane began rattling.

Emirates Airlines Order Saves Airbus A380 Superjumbo--For Now

January 18th 2018 2:37PM
This time, after threatening to shut down A380 production, the magician produced the long-elusive sale to Emirates Airlines that will keep the line going for the foreseeable future. The order isn't as large as Airbus had hoped. Instead of buying 36 to 38 A380 jetliners outright, a deal that fell apart at the ...

'Not a good feeling 10000 feet in the air': Terrified passengers reveal 'hellish' Malaysia Airlines ...

January 18th 2018 2:30PM
Passengers have described their horror as a Malaysia Airlines plane lost engine power and started 'violently shaking' before making a terrifying emergency landing. Flight MH122 from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur was close to the West Australian coastline when it was forced to divert to Alice Springs on ...

Passengers recount 'hell' as Malaysia Airlines plane diverts to Alice Springs

January 18th 2018 2:16PM
Passengers on a Malaysian Airlines flight forced to land in Alice Springs have described their fear after the plane began rattling. Flight MH122 from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur was close to the Western Australian coastline when it was forced to divert to Alice Springs on Thursday afternoon. Malyasian ...

Video of American Airlines flight from Phoenix shows emergency landing in Dallas

January 18th 2018 2:03PM
Ross Feinstein, spokesman with American Airlines, said the emergency landing was due to a faulty fan. He said the fan was fixed and the aircraft was placed back in service. Overall, Ramsthel said it was a good landing, though a little bit fast. The first officer and captain were apologetic and thanked the ...

'It was like hell': Passengers detail Malaysia Airlines emergency landing

January 18th 2018 1:30PM
Passengers onboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH122 are relieved to have landed safely after 'technical issues' forced their plane to divert. Updated ... Passengers on a Malaysian Airlines flight forced to land in Alice Springs due to technical issues have described their fear after the plane began rattling.

During This American Airlines Emergency Landing, a Pilot Filmed What Happened (It's Chilling)

January 18th 2018 12:00PM
In the case of this American Airlines flight from Phoenix to Dallas-Fort Worth, operated by Mesa Airlines, the Flight Attendant suddenly announced that things might get bumpy. Having instructed passengers on the brace position, he then added: "We expect to evacuate the aircraft quickly and safety [sic], ...

Malaysia Airlines flight diverted to Alice Springs after 'loud noise, shaking'

January 18th 2018 11:25AM
A Malaysia Airlines flight from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur has been diverted to the northern Australian city of Alice Springs after it suffered "technical issues" in the air on Thursday afternoon, with passengers reporting a loud noise coming from the side of the plane. Flight MH122, an A330-300, left Sydney ...