Tag: Airlines and Airplanes

41 Days, 26 Shows, 10 Countries: A Rock Tour Diary

We are sitting having complimentary breakfast on the roofdeck of the Sofitel overlooking the Vieux Porte de Marseille and bitching. The sun glints off the morning swells and the aluminum masts of the sailboats, which bob like a vast paddling of sleeping ducks along the quay. Below us lies the Palais de Pharo, and, just […]

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The Amelia Earhart Mystery Stays Down in the Deep

For two weeks in August, a multimillion-dollar search from air, land and sea sought to solve the 80-year mystery of Amelia Earhart’s disappearance. Robert Ballard, the ocean explorer famous for locating the wreck of the Titanic, led a team that discovered two hats in the depths. It found debris from an old shipwreck. It even […]

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Boeing’s Board Acted After Months of Mounting Pressure

Early Friday morning, Boeing’s board gathered on a conference call that had been hastily arranged the day before. Dennis A. Muilenburg, the company’s chief executive and the chairman of the board, was not invited. By the end of the day, a decision had been reached: Mr. Muilenburg would lose his title as chairman, a rebuke […]

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Airline Food Waste Is a Problem. Can Banana Leaves Be Part of the Solution?

From disposable headphones and plastic cutlery to food scraps and toilet waste, the average airline passenger leaves behind over three pounds of garbage, according to one estimate. To get travelers and airlines thinking — and talking — about that rather large pile of trash, a British design firm has refashioned the economy meal tray, replacing […]

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Typhoon Hagibis Could Match Fury of 1958 Storm That Killed 1,200 in Japan

TOKYO — Typhoon Hagibis swirled toward Japan on Friday, as cities across the country opened evacuation centers and forecasters issued extreme weather warnings for multiple prefectures along the country’s eastern coast. At a news conference Friday morning, the Japan Meteorological Agency warned that Hagibis could be as strong as the Kanogawa Typhoon that hit Shizuoka […]

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Japan Braces for Typhoon, Canceling Rugby World Cup Games and Flights

TOKYO — As a powerful typhoon churned toward Japan, organizers of the Rugby World Cup on Thursday canceled two upcoming matches originally scheduled to be played Saturday in stadiums in the direct path of the storm. The cancellations were announced as cities, railways and airlines scrambled to prepare for the storm, which is expected to […]

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Why Trump Just Made Your Dinner More Expensive

American shoppers may not have paid close attention to a 15-year controversy involving generous subsidies that the European Union provided Airbus, its largest aircraft manufacturer. But that long-running dispute between Europe and the United States is about to turn up at the supermarket. The Trump administration said on Wednesday that, starting Oct. 18, it will […]

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B-17 Plane Crashes at Bradley Airport Outside Hartford

A plane crashed at Bradley International Airport in Connecticut on Wednesday morning, according to airport officials and local news media reports, and there were reports of an unconfirmed number of casualties. The accident involved an antique military aircraft, officials said. We can confirm that there was an accident involving a Collings Foundation World War II […]

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Antique Plane Crashes at Bradley International Airport Outside Hartford

A plane crashed at Bradley International Airport in Connecticut on Wednesday morning, according to airport officials and local news media reports. There were no immediate reports of casualties. The accident involved an antique military aircraft, officials said. We can confirm that there was an accident involving a Collings Foundation World War II aircraft this morning […]

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U.S. Can Recoup $7.5 Billion in Airbus Subsidies Case at W.T.O.

WASHINGTON — The World Trade Organization granted the United States permission to impose $7.5 billion of tariffs annually on the European Union as part of a long-running complaint over subsidies given to European plane maker Airbus, clearing the way for the Trump administration to tax European airplanes, wine and other products. The ruling is the […]

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Boeing Engineer, in Official Complaint, Cites Focus on Profit Over Safety on 737 Max

A senior Boeing engineer filed an internal ethics complaint this year saying that during the development of the 737 Max jet the company had rejected a safety system to minimize costs, equipment that he felt could have reduced risks that contributed to two fatal crashes. Boeing has provided the complaint, which was reviewed by The […]

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Want to Avoid Babies on Flights? Japan Airlines Offers a Seating Map

Airlines often go (a little) out of their way to help parents with young children, offering them fruit juice and toys. Now, a special accommodation may benefit another class of fussy traveler (usually less tearful, but no stranger to tantrums): people who are annoyed by babies. Or at least that’s the case on Japan Airlines, […]

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There’s Other News. Here You Go.

It’s been a whirlwind week in the news. On Monday, President Trump was accused of freezing aid to Ukraine before pressing the country’s leader to investigate a political rival. By Tuesday, Nancy Pelosi, the House speaker, announced a formal impeachment inquiry against the president, and, for much of the last few days, cable news, social […]

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Boeing Underestimated Cockpit Chaos on 737 Max, N.T.S.B. Says

The National Transportation Safety Board released the results of a monthslong review of potential lapses in the design and approval of Boeing’s 737 Max on Thursday, faulting the company for making erroneous assumptions during the development of the jet and calling for broader changes in the way airplanes are certified. The agency said Boeing had […]

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Alfred Haynes, Pilot Who Saved Scores in Crash Landing, Dies at 87

Alfred Haynes, the pilot who led a United Airlines crew through an extraordinary piece of improved emergency flying that guided a crippled jet to a crash landing in Sioux City, Iowa, saving more than 180 of the 296 people on board, died on Aug. 25 in Tacoma, Wash. He was 87. His son Dan posted […]

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Thomas Cook, World’s Oldest Travel Company, Collapses

LONDON — The tour operator and airline Thomas Cook said on Monday that it had collapsed, forcing hundreds of thousands of travelers to scramble to find a way home, after last-minute negotiations to obtain necessary financing for the debt-ridden company fell apart. “We are sorry to announce that Thomas Cook has ceased trading with immediate […]

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Tour Operator Thomas Cook Collapses, Stranding Hundreds of Thousands

LONDON — The tour operator and airline Thomas Cook said on Monday that it had collapsed, leaving hundreds of thousands of travelers stranded and scrambling to find a way home, after last-minute negotiations to obtain necessary financing for the debt-ridden company fell apart. “We are sorry to announce that Thomas Cook has ceased trading with […]

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