Monthly Archives: March 2008

Aloha Airlines to stop service Monday

Aloha Airlines is bankrupt and service will end after Monday, presumably with no more passenger or other services.http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/080331/aloha_bankruptcy.html?.v=2

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Heathrow Terminal 5 Baggage problems

Reports are coming in that the brand new Terminal Five at Heathrow is having baggage handling problems, and this has led to the cancellation of 33 flights so far.

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Flights Cancelled as American and Delta do safety checks

Delta has cancelled several flights to inspect them in line with the FAA rules that may not have been followed as closely as required:Delta Grounds 133 Aircraft for Inspections Brian Finnegan at JetBlog! reports: The airline is not sure how …

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Phoenix Sky Harbor Lawsuit

Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport has been sued by the family of a woman who died while in police custody. http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/law/03/26/airport.death/index.html Our take on this tragic story is that the police are not the primary ones to blame here. The woman …

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Aloha Airlines files for bankrupcy…again

Aloha Airlines, which serves Hawaii, has filed for bankrupcy for the second time in three years. More here

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Hong Kong Airport to …

The Hong Kong Airport HKN, is actually on Lantau Island which is some 60 miles from the city of Hong Kong. But no need to worry because Hong Kong offers an excellent transportation sytem, many parts of which lead to …

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Airport Codes and Distance Calculator

This blog is part of a network of information provided by several blogs and websites. Airport City Codes database and distance calculators are here:CitycodesDatabase Time and Distance Calculator Retirement Community Profiles are a RetireUSA.net Travel and History is our largest …

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Heathrow Terminal 5 opens for passengers

No lesser mortal than the Queen of England opened Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport, a facility that cost amost 9 billion US dollars and will allow the processing of some 35 million passengers annually. Initially the terminal will only serve …

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India Airport Strike …. NOT!

The India Airport Strike has been called off, reports the Business Standard: http://www.business-standard.com/common/news_article.php?leftnm=lmnu2&subLeft=1&autono=316858&tab=r The Standard reports that: The Airport Authority Employees’ Union (AAEU) called off its two-day “non-cooperation” movement after claiming that Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel has assured them …

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Airlines to BAA – we want to break you!

The UK Aviation authority that manages many of the key airports in the UK is under fire from several angles, not the least of which are many of the top Airlines in England. The Times Online reports that most of …

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