February 16, 2014 |
The slew of storms that has pummeled the nation's Midwest and East Coast this winter has resulted in some horrible numbers: 77,000 canceled flights carrying nearly 6 million passengers so far this year. An additional 43 million people were on delayed flights. At Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina, about 1,000 passengers slept in the terminals Thursday night because of 675 canceled flights in and out of the airport. The airport offered cots, blankets and baby items to delayed travelers.
February 12, 2014 |
The freezing temperatures and storms described by the National Weather Service as "an event of historic proportions" forced the cancellation of nearly 3,500 flights Wednesday, with thousands more expected Thursday. An additional 4,700 or so flights were delayed, mostly in the southern section of the country, where an ice storm is moving from central Mississippi up to the Eastern Seaboard. The ripples of the canceled flights have forced the cancellation of several dozen flights in and out of Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego, according to the flight monitoring site, Flightaware.com.
February 9, 2014 |
The Flight of the Demon winged coaster debuting March 29 at Germany's Heide Park will swoop through the dark along a twisting track bathed in devilish lights and lasers. Photos: Flight of the Demon winged coaster at Germany's Heide Park Known as Flug der Damonen in German, the $20-million coaster built by Switzerland's Bolliger & Mabillard is currently undergoing on-track testing at the Hamburg-area theme park. Custom painted by German graffiti artist Markus Genesius , the coaster trains will be themed as flying demons with gleaming red eyes and dagger-like fangs.
February 8, 2014 |
Southland Lumber & Supply Co., one of the leading suppliers of lumber to the entertainment industry, is shutting down next week after nearly seven decades in business - another casualty of runaway production. The closing of the Inglewood company, founded in 1946, marks the end of an era for one of the industry's oldest vendors, whose customers include Warner Bros., Universal Pictures, Paramount Pictures and Sony Pictures. “It has become too difficult to keep going with the big features being taken out of state,” co-owner Johnny Crowell said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 2014 |
A winter storm hitting the Midwest and East Coast prompted airlines to cancel two dozen flights scheduled to either depart or arrive at LAX today, airport officials said. The flights include 19 arrivals and five departures scheduled from 8:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. The majority of those arriving flights were scheduled from Boston, Chicago and New York, said Amanda Parsons of Los Angeles International Airport. Nationwide, 2,571 flights have been delayed and 2,689 canceled that were scheduled within, into or out of the U.S., according to the website FlightAware . Parsons said travelers should call their airline for the most up-to-date information about their flight.
February 5, 2014 |
A sleek British-made drone resembling a flying arrowhead has begun test flights above an undisclosed test range in a military program that will greatly expand the country's unmanned capabilities. The flight details of the $302-million program were revealed for the first time Wednesday at a briefing held in London by British defense giant BAE Systems. The experimental drone, named “Taranis” after the Celtic god of thunder, conducted a number of flights last year beginning in August.