ALERT Strike at Frankfurt, extended to 8 German airports tomorrow, 500 Lufthansa flights cancelled

Due to a strike by the security staff at the airport, Lufthansa flights to and from Frankfurt will be considerably impaired next Tuesday, 15 January. Security staff strike at Frankfurt airport now extended to Hamburg, Munich, Hanover, Bremen, Leipzig/Halle, Dresden and Erfurt airports in a series of coordinated industrial action, according to the Verdi union.…

A bird was found on board business class of Singapore Airlines A380 during 14-hour flight to London

A Singapore Airlines flight headed to London’s Heathrow Airport found it had an unintended passenger on board. Business-class passengers found themselves greeted by the avian stowaway about 12 hours into the flight. A typical Singapore-London flight takes about 14 hours. In a statement on Sunday (Jan 13), an SIA spokesman confirmed that a bird was…

BREAKING Due to shutdown, TSA security checkpoint at Terminal B to be closed at Houston Bush Airport, making it the first airport to do so

Due to staffing issues associated with the partial shutdown of the federal government, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) security checkpoint and the ticketing counter in Terminal B at George Bush Intercontinental Airport closed at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, and will remain closed the rest of the day. Flights scheduled to depart from…

ALERT Miami International Airport will be closing a terminal after more security officers are absent from work due to shutdown

On Saturday, Sunday and Monday Miami International Airport will end flights at 1 p.m. from Concourse G and relocate them to either to Concourse F or Concourse H. The Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) 51,000 officers will miss a paycheck on Friday as the shutdown hits its 21st day. The screeners are among the lowest-paid federal…

INCIDENT Five American Airlines crew members were hospitalized after noticing mysterious odour

Five American Airlines crew members were hospitalized after becoming overcome with fumes on a plane at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Thursday, officials said. Shortly before landing, crew members complained of an odour on board a spokeswoman said. The Airbus 320 with 137 passengers and a crew of five, landed safely and taxied to the gate.…