INCIDENT Air Canada #AC26 Dreamliner forced to make an emergency landing at Tokyo Narita due to cracked windshield

Air Canada flight from Shanghai to Vancouver was diverted to Tokyo’s Narita International Airport after a crack developed in one of the pilot’s windows. The airline says the windows are double-paned and the diversion was essentially a precautionary measure. The plane was a Boeing 787 Dreamliner carrying 287 passengers. Air Canada says the passengers are…

AirAsia X orders 30 A321XLR aircraft and 12 more A330neo

AirAsia X, the long haul unit of the AirAsia Group, has finalised a firm order with Airbus for an additional 12 A330-900 and 30 A321XLR aircraft. The contract was signed by Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz, Chairman, AirAsia X Berhad and Guillaume Faury, Chief Executive Officer, Airbus in Kuala Lumpur today, in the presence of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the Prime Minister of Malaysia. Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, Chief Executive…

A gate agent plays “worst driver’s license photo” after Southwest passengers wait for a 3-hour delayed flight (video)

Last week, a Southwest Airlines flight from Orlando to Washington, D.C., was delayed. Passengers sat at the gate for an hour. Then two. Naturally, they grew frustrated. But then a gate agent stepped in and started playing games with the waiting passengers. One game? A contest for the worst driver’s license picture. Other games included…