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Hundreds stranded as British airline Flybmi collapses

Feb. 17, 2019 7:28 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of passengers throughout Europe have been stranded by the abrupt collapse of the British regional airline Flybmi. British Midland Regional Limited, which operates as Flybmi, said it's filing for administration — a British version of bankruptcy — because of higher fuel...

Flight headed to Las Vegas diverted to nearby military base

Feb. 16, 2019 6:44 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — American Airlines says one of its jets inbound to Las Vegas' airport was diverted to a nearby military base to refuel after experiencing weather-related delays in the area. Airline spokesman Josh Freed said Flight 671 from Dallas landed safely Saturday at Nellis Air Force Base, which is on...

Passenger faces charge for bomb joke at Florida airport

Feb. 15, 2019 2:32 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Passengers on an Air Canada plane had to disembark and a terminal was closed at a South Florida airport after a woman made a joke that a piece luggage might have a bomb. Authorities say Nathalie Tremblay made the joke Tuesday after a flight attendant had asked passengers who...

Vape pen causes small fire as passengers board plane

Feb. 14, 2019 12:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A small fire caused by an overheated vape pen battery delayed a Houston-bound flight from New York's LaGuardia airport. The incident occurred on Wednesday during the boarding of a SkyWest flight operating as s Delta Connection. Video posted online shows a flight attendant using a fire...

Smoke disrupts air traffic at North Texas' 2 major airports

Feb. 13, 2019 6:55 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Flights at two major airports in North Texas were temporarily halted Wednesday after air traffic controllers were forced to evacuate a building because of smoke, and the resulting flight delays were expected to continue for hours. Lynn Lunsford, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation...

The Latest: Winter weather hits Hawaii, too

Feb. 10, 2019 8:54 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on winter weather in parts of the U.S. (all times local): 8 p.m. Residents of the Pacific Northwest took to neighborhood hills with skis, sleds or even just laundry baskets Saturday to celebrate an unusual dump of snow in a region more accustomed to winter rain. Some...

Pilot strike at Taiwan's China Airlines drags into 3rd day

Feb. 10, 2019 12:01 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A strike among pilots at Taiwan's flag carrier China Airlines dragged into a third day Sunday, resulting in further flight cancellations. There was no immediate word of a settlement as the pilots' union remained firm in its demands for an additional backup pilot on flights lasting...

Snowstorm buries Pacific Northwest, with more on the way

Feb. 9, 2019 9:16 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Residents of the Pacific Northwest took to neighborhood hills with skis, sleds or even just laundry baskets Saturday to celebrate an unusual dump of snow in a region more accustomed to winter rain. Some areas received more than a foot of snow, and meteorologists say more is on the way early...

Snow storm wallops Seattle, people rescued in Sierra Nevada

Feb. 9, 2019 5:03 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A winter storm pounded Washington state Friday, forcing the cancellation of 200 flights in Seattle as officials worked to get people off the streets and into shelters during the nation's latest bout with winter weather. Snow began falling north of Seattle with some areas recording 8 inches...

Pilots at Taiwanese liner strike during Lunar New Year rush

Feb. 8, 2019 3:34 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Pilots from Taiwan's China Airlines went on strike Friday in the middle of the Lunar New Year travel rush, forcing the cancellation of at least 18 flights over coming days and stranding thousands of passengers. Hundreds of the state-owned carrier's 1,300 pilots were believed to have...