E-cigarette ignites fire on American Airlines flight #AA168 from Las Vegas to Chicago

An American Airlines passenger’s e-cigarette ignited a small fire shortly after landing in Chicago Friday night. A spokesman for American said flight attendants quickly extinguished the fire and the plane taxied to the gate. The incident occurred shortly after the Boeing 737-800 landed at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. None of the 138 passengers or six crew…

BREAKING Thailand authorities will not forcibly deport a Saudi woman barricaded in a hotel room at Bangkok airport fleeing family due to safety concerns

Thailand’s immigration chief said they would not send a Saudi woman back to Kuwait due to safety concerns. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, who says she’s abused by her family, barricaded herself in a hotel room to avoid being sent back home by Thai authorities The 18-year-old was meant to take a flight back to Kuwait City,…

Southwest Airlines founder Kelleher dies at 87

Herb Kelleher, co-founder of Southwest Airlines, has died aged 87, the company has revealed in a brief statement. Launched in 1967, the low-cost US carrier went on to reshape global aviation. A statement from Southwest Airlines read: “Herb was a pioneer, a maverick, and an innovator. His vision revolutionised commercial aviation and democratised the skies.”

The Boeing 777X is nearly ready to fly!

Engineers and mechanics at the Everett assembly plant are preparing the Boeing’s new jetliner for its maiden flight which is expected as early as February. The airframe of the first flying has already been assembled at the Everett assembly plant. According to Airlinerwatch, the primary systems are installed and powered for the first time. The…

Paraglider get caught in a dust devil in New South Wales, Australia (video)

An experienced paraglider in Australia suddenly found himself in quite a predicament as he was caught in a dust devil, with his wife helplessly watching on from the ground. The incident occurred on Mount Borah in New South Wales, when the man was preparing for takeoff along with some 40 other pilots. The video of the incident was recorded by the pilot’s wife, who screamed “Careful!” as her…

JetBlue Airways & U.S. start-up airline “Moxy” firms up order for 60 Airbus A220-300 aircraft each

  JetBlue Airways has firmed up an order for 60 A220-300 aircraft, the larger model of the new, industry-leading A220 series. JetBlue’s existing Airbus fleet includes 193 A320 and A321ceo aircraft in operation, with an additional 85 A321neo aircraft on order. The start-up U.S. airline code-named “Moxy” has signed a firm order with Airbus to…