There is video of a Minneapolis Delta flight heading to Las Vegas at the moment the pilot informed passengers they needed to make an emergency and you won’t believe why! He was LOCKED out of the cockpit.
America’s antiquated air traffic control system is getting an upgrade. The overhaul is designed to keep up with increasing air travel and the push for on-time flights. But parts of the country, including the area hosting Super Bowl XLIX, are paying a steep price for progress, reports CBS News correspondent Ben Tracy. Link
The #RTW Solar Flight will represent approx. a 35,000km journey. Although achieved in several legs, Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg will cumulate around 500 flight hours in the tiny Solar Impulse 2 cockpit. Discover the experience by the numbers Link
Etihad Airways has appointed Mr Jordi Porcel Cortes as its General Manager for Spain. Jordi Porcel will be based in Etihad Airways’ new Madrid office, where he will lead the airline’s Spanish commercial operations.
American Airlines is adding six new routes throughout Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America. Expanded service includes new flights to Belize City, Belize; Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; Guadalajara, Mexico; Managua, Nicaragua; and Monterrey, Mexico.
the Kiwi airline AIR NZ is under intense investigation for selling high insurance travel included in the air fares. Many passengers have complained the airline had not explained fully why there is a big jump in insurance compared with the airfare. Link