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…