January 6, 2011 |
Russia's gold-medal celebration went into overtime. And that prevented the team from boarding a flight Thursday morning, a day after Russia won the title at the World Junior Hockey Championships at Buffalo, N.Y. About 30 members of the Russian contingent were asked to get off a Delta Air Lines flight because of their unruly behavior as they boarded the plane, a spokesman for Buffalo Niagara International Airport said. Players and managers spent the day at the Days Hotel across the street ?
May 2, 2010 |
The Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajokull, whose name no one can seem to pronounce (it's ay-yah-FYAH-lah-yer-kuhl ), made a pronounced impact on business travel last month. More than 80% of the 234 businesses worldwide surveyed by the National Business Travelers Assn. said they had employees either stranded or delayed because the volcano's eruption grounded thousands of flights into and out of Europe. In all, more than 310,000 business travelers were stuck away from home, costing each company an average of nearly $200,000 in unexpected travel expenses, according to the survey released last month.
November 14, 2009 |
Air traffic controllers were slow to notify the military when they lost contact with a Northwest Airlines jet for more than an hour last month, the top U.S. aviation regulator said Friday. "We should have been more agile. We can do a better job," Federal Aviation Administration chief Randy Babbitt said about the Oct. 21 incident. The FAA has revoked the licenses of the two pilots for losing contact with air controllers and then overflying their destination by 150 miles on a flight from San Diego to Minneapolis.
May 28, 2009 |
Delta Air Lines Inc. said it was significantly scaling back its plans for a $50 fee for a second checked bag on international flights, as some major competitors have refused to match it. The Atlanta-based airline said the fee would apply only to travel between the U.S. and Europe. When Delta made the initial announcement April 21, the fee was to apply to all international travel. The fee is effective for travel beginning July 1. The first checked bag on all Delta international flights remains free.