October 23, 2011
THE BEST WAY TO VANUATU From LAX, Qantas, Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia offer connecting service (change of plane) to Air Vanuatu and Port-Vila. The best time to visit is May to September; the rainy season is November through April. WHERE TO STAY White Grass Ocean Resort, Tanna; http://www.whitegrassvanuatu.com.vu. Doubles from $284, includes breakfast. They will also arrange your trip to the volcano. Ratua Private Island, http://www.ratua.com . $430 per person, per night (two-night minimum stay)
January 28, 2010
Dear Amy: I am 5 foot 3 inches and weigh 112 pounds. I recently took a flight where the man sitting next to me weighed at least 250 pounds. There was an armrest between us that I had put down when I sat down, and when he came and sat in his seat next to mine, he put it back up. This left me very uncomfortable, as I had to lean away from him the whole flight because he had taken up my unused space in my seat. I paid for my seat and don't feel that I should be uncomfortable to make someone else more comfortable.
May 9, 2011
Firebird spy plane Operates with or without onboard pilot Wingspan: 65 feet Length: 34 feet Height: 9.7 feet Top speed: About 230 mph Altitude: 30,000 feet Maximum endurance: 40 hours Payload capacity: 1,240 pounds Source: Northrop Grumman
November 16, 2012 |
Apparently Rihanna took the chorus of her new single "Diamonds" to heart -- her latest promotional gambit for her album "Unapologetic" is the shiniest, booziest thing in the friendly skies this week . The Barbados-born singer has chartered a private jet to schlep around 250 comrades, contest winners and media folks for seven stops on her "777" world tour of small clubs that includes stops in Mexico City, London and elsewhere. Though this just sounds like a dreary, Dickensian hell, the passengers are doing their best to fight through the pulverizing boredom of being plied with Armand de Brignac champagne, tequila shots and Courvoisier in the company of one of the world's most famous and beautiful pop stars while jetting to exotic locales.
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July 9, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO - An Asiana Airlines pilot told investigators that he noticed Flight 214 was coming in too low to San Francisco International Airport on Saturday, and tried to correct the plane's landing path just before it crashed, officials said Tuesday. When the plane was 500 feet above the runway, instructional pilot Lee Jung-min told pilot-in-training Lee Kang-kook to pull the plane up, National Transportation Safety Board Deborah A.P. Hersman said during a news conference. "They were trying to correct at that point," said Hersman, citing completed interviews with three of the four pilots.
November 4, 2013 |
It was Mike Robinson's 937th skydive and his very first "freak" accident. One moment, the 64-year-old skydiving instructor was clinging to a plane over Wisconsin on Saturday at sunset, ready to jump with eight others. All nine were on two Cessnas cruising in close formation, with all but two jumpers already outside the fuselage, preparing to leap. The next moment, the planes collided in midair. A wing on Robinson's plane was severed, his Cessna caught fire, and everyone plummeted toward the earth from 12,000 feet.