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STORIES May 11, 2024 Extraordinary Courage: The Fight To Save Alaska Air Flight 261 - Part 2 Alaska Air Flight 261 crashed into the ocean off the coast of California on January 31, 2000, when the jackscrew assembly in the tail failed, causing the aircraft to lose vertical control. The pilots fought valiantly to the very last second to save their aircraft. However, their fate was sealed by circumstances set in place long the pilots ever boarded their doomed aircraft. This is the second of two parts. Read More →
ROUTES Feb 24, 2024 Delta Air Lines Expands South Pacific Presence With New Los Angeles-Brisbane Route Delta Air Lines is expanding its presence in the South Pacific region with an upcoming service to Australia's third-largest city, Brisbane. Delta will inaugurate seasonal service from its Los Angeles (LAX) hub to Brisbane (BNE) from December 6, 2024 to March 28, 2025. The route will utilize the Airbus A350-900, one of Delta's newest and most modern widebody aircraft. Read More →
NEWS Feb 21, 2024 Bomb Threat Forces United Airlines Flight to Divert to Chicago On February 21, United Airlines flight UA 1533 from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) experienced a severe mid-air incident when a bomb threat forced the plane to divert to Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD). Read More →
ROUTES Jan 31, 2024 Air France Adds Flights From Los Angeles for Cannes Film Festival and Monaco Formula 1 Race The annual Cannes International Film Festival is a coveted event welcoming guests from all over the world. Similarly, the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix is one of the most popular racing events held annually around the same time. To meet demand for both the festival and the Monaco Grand Prix, Air France has announced special flights from Los Angeles for passengers interested in attending either event. Read More →
NEWS Dec 27, 2023 Pro-Palestinian Protests Target Major US Airports During Holiday Travel Season In a shocking event, pro-Palestinian protesters blocked off traffic into Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) on December 27. The protests come as American airports handle some of the busiest travel days of the year due to Christmas and New Years. Protests at airports are not an uncommon occurrence since disrupting passenger traffic is viewed by protestors as an effective way to enact change. Read More →
NEWS Dec 12, 2023 Cabin Crew Recall "Strange Behavior" of Russian Passenger Who Snuck Onto a Los Angeles-Bound Flight Without Documentation Anyone who flies internationally knows you must have a passport and boarding pass. However, a strange incident involving a man flying to another country without either document recently occurred. On November 4, a Russian man named Sergey Vladimirovich Ochigava took a Scandinavian Airlines flight from Copenhagen Airport (CPH) to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Ochigava's inability to provide documents verifying his identity to the customs authorities upon arrival led to an FBI investigation that is currently underway. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Dec 07, 2023 Top 10 Best US Airports for International Travel in 2024 The U.S. has strong demand for international travel due to its large immigrant population and many of its cities' importance to the global economy. However, some airports simply offer better international connectivity than others. We will look deeper into why John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Miami International Airport (MIA), and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) are the best U.S. airports for international travelers. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Dec 04, 2023 New Data Suggests that Flying from Large Airports May Not Always be the Best Idea You may have noticed today that large airports aren't always the only option when flying into a major city. Indeed, secondary airports have seen a major rise over the last 20 years, and in this article we'll look at the pros and cons of flying out of these airports. Read More →
ROUTES Sep 20, 2023 Flights to Aspen, Yosemite, and Alaska: Delta Air Lines Adds More Services to the Western U.S. It is always early enough to start planning your summer vacation. Even though the summer just ended, you can determine your summer 2024 travel plans with the help of Delta Air Lines. The airline announced several new routes to multiple U.S. destinations from its hubs. Read More →
NEWS Aug 31, 2023 Could Foreign Airlines Expand in the US Through Baseball? The Dodgers Say Yes Many foreign airlines want to expand their presence in the U.S. market beyond simply offering nonstop flights. Baseball could be one way to do so since it's one of the most popular American sports. It worked for the Los Angeles Dodgers, who partnered with Emirates before switching to Taiwan's Starlux Airlines for the 2023 season. Read More →