MALAYSIA Airlines Flight MH370 became the world's greatest aviation mystery when it disappeared without a trace flying from Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia to Beijing, China, in March 2014. Analysis of the plane's last moments has suggested it crashed at high speed without a pilot in control. Here is the latest on MH370 and the search... Why was the search called off? The missing aircraft, which was carrying 239 passengers and crew, vanished on March 8, 2014 - with researchers saying they had been looking in the wrong place. Despite experts never having found the body of any of its passengers, the hunt for MH370 was set to end after nearly three years. On January 17, 2017, it was officially suspended by officials in Australia. Only 33 pieces of wreckage were found during the hunt, which saw investigators searching the deep sea areas near to the suspected crash site in the Indian Ocean, and scanning the water from the air. News the search teams had abandoned their mission … [Read more...] about What happened to flight MH370, what’s the latest news on the Malaysia Airlines plane and is the search still going?
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If you’re a road warrior like me — I’ll probably be home less than a week over the next six weeks, going from speaking engagements to consulting gigs - then you are well versed in the personal perils of air travel.10 Secrets the Airlines Don’t Want You to Know, I was surprised to discover I didn’t know half of them. Which means you probably don’t either. Here they are:Pass on the vouchers and take the cash. If you are bumped from a flight due to overbooking, do not take that voucher the airline is so quick to offer you. The U.S. Dept. of Transportation’s compensation rules for airlines says that if your carrier fails to book you on another flight within two hours of your original flight, they owe you cash — up to $1,300. They are also required to tell you that you can get a check on the spot.You can still get cash for overbooking delays. Even if the airline can get you to where you want to go between 1-2 hours on a domestic flight … [Read more...] about For My Fellow Road Warriors: 10 Things the Airlines Hope You Don’t Know
A family is devastated after an airline lost their most precious cargo: their beloved dog. Jonathan Rolon says his parents flew from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Paraguay on Aug. 27 after visiting him in Connecticut. Their emotional support dog, Logan, was supposed to take that flight, too. But when Rolon’s parents landed in the South American country, they were told Logan ended up not making the LATAM Airlines flight due to a ramp issue. Rolon says he went to the airport and asked to see Logan, but the story took an odd twist when he was informed by an airlines employee that he couldn’t see the dog because another worker took the pooch home. Top Tri-State News Photos Friends of the Brooklyn Queens Connector Though he wasn’t told why the employee took the dog home he was given the name of the worker -- and an intersection to search, since, apparently, the dog went missing from that employee’s residence. In a statement from LATAM, the … [Read more...] about Emotional Support Dog Booked on Flight From JFK Goes Missing
BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Newsletter Signup World By Suman Varandani @suman09 03/19/18 AT 3:30 AM An Australian mechanical engineer and crash investigator claimed Saturday to have found missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 with "bullet holes." Peter McMahon said Google Earth images purportedly shows the missing jetliner in the water 10 miles south of Mauritius, an island nation in the Indian Ocean where plane debris had earlier washed up."Four Americans were sent to Australia to oversee the findings of MH370," McMahon told Daily Star Online. "They have made sure that all information received has been hidden from the public, even our government - but why?"He added authorities "do not want it found as it's full of bullet holes, finding it will only open another inquiry."However, a representative for the Joint Agency Coordination Center told Fox News in a statement McMahon reached out to the agency in … [Read more...] about MH370 Conspiracy Theory Of Plane Found With Bullet Holes Rejected By Australia
Dan Nykaza, a dentist out of Wilmette, Illinois, told ABC Chicago all about it. Apparently, he was bumped off an American Airlines regional carrier flight at O’Hare Airport in Chicago.The crew went around asking passengers if they’d leave the plane in exchange for a voucher. No one took it. So the crew chose Nykaza and another guy. Nykaza says he and other guy were told there were the last to check in for the plane, then they were made to leave. The dentist, who had already been buckled in for the flight, was so mad he wouldn’t accept the $200 voucher.“I was in shock,” Nykaza said. “I didn’t sleep that night. I was kind of numb all first day or two.” The change in plans shot down his intended trip to Salt Lake City, where he was to spend time with family.This kind of thing isn’t unheard off. It’s actually common airline policy.“Every airplane has maximum takeoff weight,” said airline expert Brian Summers … [Read more...] about 175 Pound Man Kicked Off Plane Because of Weight