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Frontier Airlines to add 21 cities, 85 routes

Low-cost airline Frontier Airlines will add 21 destinations and 85 routes to its lineup, the company announced Tuesday.  >> Read more trending news  The airline plans to grow to a total of 82 cities total with more than 1,000 routes by next summer, according to a news release. That’s more than double the current number of total routes offered by the airline...
Trump's Chicago hotel won't honor woman's low fare on Booking.com

Trump's Chicago hotel won't honor woman's low fare on Booking.com

A hopeful traveler stumbled across the hotel deal of a lifetime. Rose Lawrence quickly took the chance to book a deal in which a normally priced $1,100 room was being offered for much less. But the hotel said it will not honor her deal. >> Read more trending news Lawrence’s excitement quickly turned into frustration and shed light on an online booking fiasco when hotel management...
Family outraged after being kicked off JetBlue flight

Family outraged after being kicked off JetBlue flight

A family of five from New York City captured on video an altercation with JetBlue staff after they got kicked off a JetBlue plane at Florida’s Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport. Tamir Raanan and Mandy Ifrah said they were heading home with their three children on July 2 when Ifrah got into an argument with another passenger over her 1-year-old daughter kicking the back of...
Disney’s Star Wars-themed land models are something to see

Disney’s Star Wars-themed land models are something to see

As Disney fans gather in Anaheim, California for the D23 Expo, one part of the fan-fest had the internet burning up before the show officially opened. >> Read more trending news On display during the comic-con for Disney enthusiasts is an extremely detailed model of the Star Wars lands that are being built in both Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World in Florida. Videos of the display...
Must-see: Beachgoers form 80-person human chain to save drowning family

Must-see: Beachgoers form 80-person human chain to save drowning family

Dozens of beachgoers in Panama City, Florida, teamed up to form a human chain to save a family from drowning. According to the Panama City News Herald, Roberta Ursrey heard her sons shouting for help in the water Saturday. But when she and other family members swam out to save them, they also became trapped by the rip current. As the nine family members struggled in the water, Ursrey said her...
Delta passenger hit in head with wine bottle accused of assaulting flight attendant, charged with federal crime

Delta passenger hit in head with wine bottle accused of assaulting flight attendant, charged with federal crime

Joseph Daniel Hudek IV, the Florida man accused of assaulting a flight attendant on a Delta Air Lines flight from Seattle to Beijing, appeared Friday in U.S. District Court in Seattle and is facing a federal charges. >> Read more trending news A Delta Air Lines flight from Seattle to Beijing returned to Sea-Tac Airport Thursday evening after Hudek, 23, reportedly assaulted and injured a flight...
Here's why the TSA wants to see your fudge

Here's why the TSA wants to see your fudge

A sign at a county airport in Michigan left some travelers puzzled this week. The sign was posted before the security checkpoint at Chippewa County International Airport. It says, "Please remove fudge from your bags." The sign includes an illustration of a piece of fudge. An image of the sign was posted on Twitter by a traveler. The airport offers convenient access to Mackinac Island, which...
What to do if you're treated unfairly on a flight

What to do if you're treated unfairly on a flight

United Airlines is making headlines again. And once again, it’s not good. >> Read more trending news  This time, the airline forced a woman flying with her 2-year-old son -- both of whom were ticketed passengers with seats -- to give up her son’s seat to another passenger and make the flight from Houston to Boston with her son in her lap.  The woman, Shirley Yamauchi...
Online grocery shopping: What’s really going on?

Online grocery shopping: What’s really going on?

Amazon’s pending purchase of Whole Foods has waged a full-out war between grocers — signifying an upcoming transformation of the grocery shopping game in major markets across the U.S., including the Southwest Ohio region. With Amazon.com’s pending $13.7 billion purchase of Austin-based Whole Foods Market, consumers in Southwest Ohio are seeing a deluge of new online grocery offerings...
Low-cost airline considers replacing seats with standing space

Low-cost airline considers replacing seats with standing space

A low-cost airline based out of Colombia is considering ridding its planes of seats and having customers stand for the duration of flights.  >> Read more trending news  “There are people out there right now researching whether you can fly standing up,” VivaColombia airline founder and CEO William Shaw told the Miami Herald. “We’re very interested in...
Record-breaking 44 million Americans to travel for July Fourth

Record-breaking 44 million Americans to travel for July Fourth

A record-breaking number of travelers will hit the road in Ohio and across the U.S. for the July 4th weekend, crowding highways and airports. More than 44 million Americans and nearly 2 million Ohio residents will travel for the holiday weekend, according to an analysis by AAA. That’s the highest July 4th travel volume on records, and represents a nearly 3 percent increase — more than...
Disney: Animatronic Trump will speak at Disney World show

Disney: Animatronic Trump will speak at Disney World show

Disney has confirmed that an animatronic version of President Donald Trump will have a speaking role at its Hall of Presidents attraction at Walt Disney World in Florida. The company is pushing back against reports that Trump's figure wouldn't have a speaking part in the show, which features figures of all U.S. presidents. Disney Parks editorial content director Thomas Smith writes in a blog post...
TSA begins searching books before travelers board planes

TSA begins searching books before travelers board planes

The TSA is testing a new policy under which passengers will be asked to separate their reading materials from the rest of their carry-on luggage so agents can fan through the pages to see if anything dangerous is hidden inside. >> Read more trending news  Right now, the book searches are happening at just a few airports, but Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly ...
Mom says baby overheated as United Airlines plane sat on tarmac for 2 hours

Mom says baby overheated as United Airlines plane sat on tarmac for 2 hours

2017 is not a good year to be an airline company, especially if that company’s name is United Airlines.  Passenger and mom Emily France said her baby became overheated recently on a delayed flight as the aircraft waited on the Denver International Airport (DIA) tarmac, reports the Denver Post. The 39-year-old said that passengers waited for more than two hours on the plane despite...
New island forms off North Carolina coast

New island forms off North Carolina coast

An island that appeared to be little more than a “bump” in April has grown to span a mile across and three football fields wide off the coast of North Carolina, according to multiple reports. The island near the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse has been dubbed “Shelly Island,” so-named because it’s a prime location to find seashells, visitor Janice Regan told The Virginian-Pilot...
Health advisory posted at Kiser Lake due to algae bloom

Health advisory posted at Kiser Lake due to algae bloom

State officials posted a recreational health advisory at Kiser Lake State Park in Champaign County on Friday, alerting residents after sampling showed high levels of algal toxins. The is the second time in recent years that a public health advisory has been posted at the popular recreational beach due to high levels of microsystin, a toxin produced by the algae. The advisory indicates that an algal...
Delays reported at Dayton airport after weather, military accident

Delays reported at Dayton airport after weather, military accident

Delays have been reported at Dayton International Airport, where severe weather is striking and a military plane has crashed during Dayton Air Show practice. Flights have already been delayed or cancelled in and out of the Dayton International Airport. Four morning flights to Chicago, Newark and Charlotte were cancelled, while several other flights were delayed. At least four more departures are delayed...
Clark County to develop old armory near fairgrounds

Clark County to develop old armory near fairgrounds

Clark County commissioners have purchased the old National Guard Armory next to the Clark County Fairgrounds — a move they say could boost tourism and sales tax revenue. The armory, near Interstate 70 and Ohio 41, was purchased by the county from the state for $125,000, Clark County Commissioner Melanie Flax Wilt said. The county plans to find the right developer for the property, she said....
International airport in Florida bans medical marijuana

International airport in Florida bans medical marijuana

It is now illegal to have any type of marijuana, even medical marijuana, at the Orlando International Airport. The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority Board unanimously approved the medical marijuana ban Wednesday. A draft policy published this week by the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority puts medical marijuana users at risk of arrest when flying out of Orlando International Airport, despite...
Kiser Lake to see addition of two new log cabins

Kiser Lake to see addition of two new log cabins

Kiser Lake State Park in Champaign County is set to receive new rustic log cabins by early spring of 2018. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources recently requested funds from the Controlling Board in order to purchase construction materials to construct and install wooden cabins in several state parks, including Kiser Lake. “The addition will improve attendance to the lake,” Alyssa...
Myrtle Beach shooting captured in shocking Facebook Live video

Myrtle Beach shooting captured in shocking Facebook Live video

When volunteer firefighter Bubba Hinson decided to visit the popular tourist destination Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, the last thing he expected was to be live cameraman of a mass shooting. In the video, which we are not showing in full due to its graphic nature, Hinson yelled, “Multiple people down!” after a gunman opened fire and sent a crowd of people scattering early Sunday. According...
Southwest offers $39 flights to celebrate 46th birthday

Southwest offers $39 flights to celebrate 46th birthday

Southwest is giving a present to customers in celebration of its 46th birthday. The budget airline is offering low-priced flights with a sale that offers tickets for as low as $39 for a one-way trip, according to Travel & Leisure. The seats, travel days and markets for the offers are limited and blackout dates -- like holidays -- apply, according to the Southwest website. Regional travel...
Popular Indian Lake State Park to unveil $1.5M pool

Popular Indian Lake State Park to unveil $1.5M pool

A $1.5 million pool will soon open at Indian Lake State Park, making it one of the few campgrounds in Ohio with a pool. The state park has about 500 campgrounds and is nearly full every weekend, Indian Lake State Park Manager George Sholtis said. The pool is expected to attract even more visitors, he said. “I believe the word will get out and it will draw more people,” he said. &ldquo...
Longest Uber drives: Ride from DFW to Nashville totals 11.5 hours, 650 miles

Longest Uber drives: Ride from DFW to Nashville totals 11.5 hours, 650 miles

An Uber driver might have earned nearly $1,000 with one drive. >> Read more trending news  Brent Pfieffer received a notification on his cellphone on Sunday night about passengers requesting a pickup at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.  Soon after accepting the request, Pfieffer got a phone call from one of the customers. “They said, ‘I have an issue here...
Southwest Airlines offers limited-time $100 round-trip fares

Southwest Airlines offers limited-time $100 round-trip fares

For a limited time, Southwest Airlines is offering some of its lowest fares during one of its biggest annual sales.  According to USA Today, the sale is one of two big limited-time sales offered by the airline each year.   >> Read more trending news  Dozens of the carrier’s shortest routes are available for $49 each way. Other non-stop one-way fares are offered for ...
5 tips to keep you from getting sick on vacation

5 tips to keep you from getting sick on vacation

It’s easy to get sick when you’re traveling, because your immune system is exposed to new environments and germs it isn’t used to fighting. Plus, if you tend to eat less healthy food on vacation, your body might be missing some key nutrients it needs to stay in tip-top shape. >> Read more trending news Use these tips to keep yourself healthy: You may want to use...
10 ways to save money on gasoline during your summer travels

10 ways to save money on gasoline during your summer travels

With the summertime driving season here, gas consumption is at a premium. Here are 10 tips on keeping your gas costs low: As tempting as it is to fill your tank right to the brim, try and refrain. Overfilling results in gas sloshing over and running down the side of your car. That’s bad for your paint job, the environment and your wallet. Once the nozzle clicks the first time, stop there. Unless...
10 road trip tips for every traveler

10 road trip tips for every traveler

Road trip season is here. Whatever your destination, use these tips to help you get there. Trying to figure out where you are going but don’t have a GPS on your dashboard? A large binder clip and some rubber bands will do the job. Bend the metal ends 90 degrees. Wrap rubber bands around the metal arms. Then clip it to a vent, and slide your phone into place. Here’s a subtle tip about...
Legislators: Proposed regional airports would attract businesses

Legislators: Proposed regional airports would attract businesses

A proposal by two local legislators to build two major airport hubs in Jeffersonville, just east of Xenia, and near Ravenna in northeast Ohio, was met with skepticism by the head of the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and an airport expert on Wednesday after the idea was announced. State Rep. Jim Butler, R-Oakwood, said the two proposed airports would attract the kind of large airline hubs that places...
Orlando airport standoff: Mother with children feared she'd be shot in the back

Orlando airport standoff: Mother with children feared she'd be shot in the back

Operations at Florida's Orlando International Airport resumed as normal Wednesday morning, hours after the end of a standoff involving a 26-year-old man holding a fake gun, the Orlando Police Department said. Michael Wayne Pettigrew was undergoing a psychological evaluation following the two-hour standoff during which he threatened to harm himself and pointed a fake gun at officers at a rental...
10 ideas for family fun this summer in Northwest Ohio

10 ideas for family fun this summer in Northwest Ohio

With its mix of national attractions and local favorites, family-friendly fun is easy to come by in northwest Ohio. Several destinations are introducing new features this summer, adding freshness worth experiencing. Here are 10 to check out before school is back in session: The amusement park reinvented and expanded its water park, formerly Soak City, as Cedar Point Shores this year. The 18-acre park...
10 ideas for family fun this summer across Central Ohio

10 ideas for family fun this summer across Central Ohio

Family fun in central Ohio comes in all shapes but, ideally, in just one size: big. Whether you’re a local or visiting from out of town, you and your family will undoubtedly enjoy at least a few of these destinations, with each offering a distinct or unusual way to spend a big day of togetherness in the heart of the Buckeye State. The world-famous zoo houses more than 7,000 animals, including...
10 ideas for family fun this summer in Southeast Ohio

10 ideas for family fun this summer in Southeast Ohio

Fireflies are starting to light up the evening landscape, the nighttime air is starting to feel just a bit balmy, and those summertime concert tickets you bought months ago are starting to seem relevant. All are sure signs that summer is almost here. Throughout the southeast corner of the Buckeye State, ample opportunities exist for family fun, whether it’s a low-key picnic or some quality time...
10 ideas for family fun this summer in Northeast Ohio

10 ideas for family fun this summer in Northeast Ohio

You can feed a giraffe, build a sand castle or take a train ride through a national park — and that’s just for starters. Northeast Ohio is filled with family-friendly fun, from spacesuits and dinosaurs to a pro-football shrine and even a Costa Rican rainforest. Here’s a list of favorites.  Young and old enjoy this attraction, with several thousand animals spread across 183 acres...
Same-sex couple claim Southwest discriminated during boarding

Same-sex couple claim Southwest discriminated during boarding

A Florida same-sex couple claim Southwest Airlines refused to let them board with their three children and a grandparent as a family. Grant Morse says the family was rebuffed at the family boarding area at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport in New York Saturday, The Associated Press reported. Morse said a Southwest Airlines gate agent told them that they were not a family, even though Morse...
Memorial Day 2017: Travelers will hit highest level since 2005

Memorial Day 2017: Travelers will hit highest level since 2005

If you plan to travel Memorial Day weekend, expect a lot of company. A whole lot. AAA said more than 39.3 million people are planning a holiday trip at least 50 miles from home - the most since 2005 and a 2.7 percent increase over last year. Of those, travelers, 34.6 million - or 88.1 percent - will drive to their destination. “We think it’s because of the increase in wages,” said...
United to Texas national guardsman returning from Afghanistan: Pay up for bag

United to Texas national guardsman returning from Afghanistan: Pay up for bag

A national guardsman on his way home to Kyle, Texas, after a 21-month deployment in Afghanistan said United Airlines made him pay $200 to check a bag because it was too heavy to qualify for the airline’s free military baggage policy. “I was told point blank that I’d have to pay $200 for the overage or find another bag to siphon stuff off with,” First Lieutenant John Rader,...
5 things to know about the airlines customers love best

5 things to know about the airlines customers love best

Despite recent tumultuous events on different airlines, customer satisfaction is actually improving, according to a new report. J.D. Power released a new report that found customers are actually happier with their flying experiences than in previous years. The J.D. Power 2017 North America Airline Satisfaction Study was released this month, and found overall customer satisfaction with airlines has...
JetBlue CEO addresses birthday cake incident in which family was kicked off flight

JetBlue CEO addresses birthday cake incident in which family was kicked off flight

JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes went on “CBS This Morning” on Tuesday and addressed an incident on his airline’s incident that made headlines, in which a family was kicked off a flight after a dispute that started with a birthday cake. Here’s the video that was shared showing part of the incident: And here is Hayes explaining what happened: According to Hayes: Hayes’ explanation...
10 ways to save money on a trip to the beach

10 ways to save money on a trip to the beach

Temperatures are warming up, and the sand and surf are calling. >> Read more trending news A day at the beach is a great and inexpensive summer activity, but costs can creep up if you’re not careful. Here are some tips on keeping your summer beach costs down: If you can easily drive to a beach, you know that it’s hard to find parking spots there. Both private and public beaches can...
U.S. to consider expanding airline laptop ban

U.S. to consider expanding airline laptop ban

Department of Homeland Security officials plan to meet with airline industry officials today to discuss security issues related to the electronics ban on flights, according to a Reuters report. An airline ban on laptops on commercial aircraft could be expanded to include flights from some European countries to the United States. Reuters reports expansion of the ban could impact U.S. carriers such...
Owners of giant rabbit that died on United Airlines flight threaten lawsuit

Owners of giant rabbit that died on United Airlines flight threaten lawsuit

United Airlines suffered another problematic PR situation Monday, with the threat of a lawsuit surrounding the death of a giant rabbit who died onboard a flight last month. The 3-foot-long rabbit named Simon — who was en route from his breeder in London to his new owners in Iowa — was found dead in his crate after the plane stopped in Chicago. According to ABC News, although the airline...
Warren County ups lodgings tax to pay for $15 million sports complex

Warren County ups lodgings tax to pay for $15 million sports complex

A 1-percent lodgings tax hike approved Tuesday in Warren County is expected to finance a $15 million sports complex anchoring a 1,400-acre planned community. RELATED: 12,000 residents, $1.5B in investment expected at Union Village The Warren County commissioners voted unanimously on Tuesday in favor of the tax hike. A vote was delayed in January due to questions about the county’s willingness...
Spirit Airlines passenger brawl: 5 things to know

Spirit Airlines passenger brawl: 5 things to know

Chaos broke out at the Fort Lauderdale-Holly International Airport after Spirit Airlines canceled several flights, leaving hundreds of passengers stranded and angry on Monday. A total of nine flights were canceled because the airline claims its pilots refused to fly their scheduled flights. Here’s what to know about the Spirit Airlines brawl: » RELATED: Aunt Jemima frozen food products...
Mom thanks flight attendant who helped soothe fussy baby during flight

Mom thanks flight attendant who helped soothe fussy baby during flight

A mother is thanking a flight attendant for helping to soothe her 4-month-old baby when “all hell broke loose” on a flight. Whitney Poyntz was traveling with her husband and daughter to Calgary, Alberta, from Palm Springs, California, on the WestJet airline. Everything was going smoothly until her daughter, Kennedi, started to cry. “Once the captain came on the intercom it woke...
Neighbors complain after Disney World tests fireworks show late into night

Neighbors complain after Disney World tests fireworks show late into night

Disney World and fireworks go hand in hand, and the Wishes show at Magic Kingdom is something that visitors and neighbors, such as Lynda Salerno, know well. “It’s part of Disney. That’s why I moved here, to be part of it,” she said. But late Tuesday night, the booms went on and on, all the way into Wednesday morning. “Yeah, you know, it’s kind of crazy. First you...
American Airlines to decrease legroom for passengers

American Airlines to decrease legroom for passengers

A ticket for an American Airlines flight will soon afford passengers less leg space on planes.  >> Read more trending news According to CNN, the airline will decrease space between seat rows in economy class by 2 inches. The move is meant to allow for more seats per plane and will affect the airline’s new Boeing 737 Max jetliners, CNN reported. The space will decrease from 31...
African-American Museum is worth waiting for

African-American Museum is worth waiting for

WASHINGTON — It’s a project frequently referred to as “100 years in the making.” But if your travel plans include a visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture, be prepared to wait a while longer. The next tickets become available online May 3 at 9 a.m. — for admission in August. Since the museum opened last September, the culmination of a dream...
Flight attendants say air inside planes can be toxic

Flight attendants say air inside planes can be toxic

WSB-TV has learned that three airline crews in Atlanta in the past year had emergency medical care after they say fumes on board their planes made them sick. The director of Georgia's Poison Control Center told WSB-TV’s Tom Regan that the agency received emergency calls three different times in the past year about flight crews falling ill at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport...
27 injured when Aeroflot plane hits severe turbulence

27 injured when Aeroflot plane hits severe turbulence

At least 27 people were injured Monday when an Aeroflot plane traveling from Moscow hit an air pocket while approaching Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport, the Russian embassy in Thailand said in a statement. The injured include 24 Russians and three Thai nationals who suffered injuries ranging from bruises to fractures and broken bones. Four people required surgery, the Russian embassy in Thailand...
Airfare decreases at local airports

Airfare decreases at local airports

Average airfare at airports in Dayton, Columbus and Cincinnati has dropped in the past year, but still remains among the highest in the United States. Five airports in the region rank in the top 50 most expensive in the country, including Dayton International Airport, John Glenn International Airport and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, according to the most recent data released...
United changes policies, will pay passengers up to $10,000

United changes policies, will pay passengers up to $10,000

United Airlines announced 10 “substantial” policy changes to how it flies and serves customers following a disastrous month for United Airlines when a passenger was dragged off of an overbooked flight. The passenger, David Dao, was left bloodied and injured after being forcibly removed. Several videos shared by fellow passengers went viral on social media. The airline is now...
United unveils 10 policy changes, will pay bumped passengers up to $10,000

United unveils 10 policy changes, will pay bumped passengers up to $10,000

United Airlines has announced 10 policy changes after a video of passenger David Dao being dragged off a plane went viral earlier this month. In what may be the biggest change, the airline will now offer travelers as much as $10,000 to relinquish their seats on overbooked flights, up from $1,350, according to Bloomberg. In a Thursday news release, the airline also pledged to take the...
Giant 3-foot rabbit found dead on United Airlines flight

Giant 3-foot rabbit found dead on United Airlines flight

While still dealing with legal action and negative public relations after a man was forcibly dragged from a flight, United Airlines is now investigating an incident in which a giant rabbit was found dead aboard one of the airline’s international flights.   >> Read more trending news  According to the BBC, a nearly 3-foot-long giant rabbit named...
United Airlines wants more time to answer questions about passenger dragging

United Airlines wants more time to answer questions about passenger dragging

The CEO of United Airlines has asked for more time to give U.S. senators a full explanation of why a passenger was forcibly dragged off a flight, prompting national outrage. Senators on the Commerce, Science and Transportation had given United until April 20 to respond to questions.  “We are in the process of gathering the full set of facts about this incident and finalizing a thorough...
Must-see: SeaWorld's last baby killer whale born in Texas

Must-see: SeaWorld's last baby killer whale born in Texas

SeaWorld has welcomed its last baby killer whale. The company announced in a news release that 25-year-old orca Takara gave birth to a calf at 2:33 p.m. CT Wednesday at SeaWorld San Antonio in Texas. Its gender "will be confirmed at a later date," the park said. “This is an exciting and emotional day for us at SeaWorld, and we are all so proud to share this new killer whale...
Travel guru Rick Steves gives $4M apartment complex to YWCA

Travel guru Rick Steves gives $4M apartment complex to YWCA

Travel guide and Edmonds, Washington, native Rick Steves has given an apartment complex to the YWCA. The 24-unit Lynnwood apartment complex is worth $4 million. He bought the complex in 2005 and since then has worked with the YWCA to place low-income single mothers in the building. Steves said in his blog that one of his pet social causes has long been affordable housing. “Twenty years...
United Airlines changes policy after man dragged from plane

United Airlines changes policy after man dragged from plane

United Airlines will no longer allow crew members to bump passengers already on board flights after facing heavy criticism for its removal of a Kentucky physician earlier this month. The policy change came after video surfaced on social media of officers with the Chicago Department of Aviation dragging Dr. David Dao off Flight 3411 after he declined to relinquish his seat to make room for a crew...
Air Canada accused of bumping 10-year-old from overbooked flight

Air Canada accused of bumping 10-year-old from overbooked flight

Air Canada is the latest airline coming under fire for bumping a passenger on an overbooked flight. But this time, according to the Vancouver Sun, the passenger in question was 10 years old and the only member of his family barred from the trip. >> Read more trending news Brett Doyle had purchased tickets for him and his three family members months ago for a trip from Charlottetown, Prince Edward...
Airline pilot helps feed baby of woman traveling with four children

Airline pilot helps feed baby of woman traveling with four children

A photo of a pilot going above and beyond for a passenger is a breath of fresh air given recent airline horror stories. A photo shared on Instagram shows a Finnair pilot feeding a baby while aboard a flight as a passenger. >> Read more trending news A member of the flight crew shared the photo on Instagram, where it quickly went viral, getting more than 1,000 likes. According to the post...
Scared of flying? Climate change will make it worse

Scared of flying? Climate change will make it worse

If rising sea levels and bleached coral reefs weren’t bad enough, climate change may also make for bumpier flights. According to a paper published in the journal Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, jet streams in both the northern and southern hemispheres are expected to strengthen at the cruising altitudes of aircraft as the globe warms. That means more wind shear at high altitudes...
New video shows moments before United Airlines passenger was dragged off plane

New video shows moments before United Airlines passenger was dragged off plane

The story of Dr. David Dao and United Airlines has dominated headlines since late Sunday. Dao was forcibly removed and injured after boarding a United Airlines flight out of Chicago. Footage went viral that showed Dao arguing with officers before he was removed from the overbooked flight. On Wednesday, a new video began to circulate that showed the moments leading up to Dao’s removal. Dao...
All passengers on United Flight 3411 to receive compensation

All passengers on United Flight 3411 to receive compensation

United Airlines will offer compensation to all passengers aboard Sunday’s Flight 3411 from Chicago to Louisville, Kentucky, the airline announced Wednesday.  “All customers on Flight 3411 from Sunday, April 9, are receiving compensation for the cost of their tickets,” the airline said in a statement.  The airline made headlines this week after passengers filmed...
Delta lost $125 million, canceled 4,000 flights in domino effect after storms

Delta lost $125 million, canceled 4,000 flights in domino effect after storms

Severe storms moved into the south on April 3 and created havoc for several days for tens of thousands of Delta travelers as the airline was forced to cancel 4,000 flights. The company wasn’t able to return to normal operations until Sunday -- six days later. The financial impact of the storms on Delta was an estimated $125 million. It was an “impact that in my 20 years at the airline...
Merriam-Webster trolls United, defines 'volunteer' after harrowing video goes viral

Merriam-Webster trolls United, defines 'volunteer' after harrowing video goes viral

The internet’s had jokes since shortly after a video emerged showing a dazed and bloodied passenger being dragged screaming from a United Airlines flight. It’s hard to miss Merriam-Webster’s meaning in choosing to highlight the definition of “volunteer,” a word United used (in addition to “re-accommodate”) in its initial corporate responses. Other Twitter...
United Airlines CEO apologizes as stock valuation drops by $1 billion

United Airlines CEO apologizes as stock valuation drops by $1 billion

United Airlines is continuing to battle fallout after video emerged Monday of a man being forcibly removed from his seat on Flight 3411 after not voluntarily giving it up. The Washington Post reported Tuesday that United Airlines Chief Executive Oscar Munoz has issued another apology after a letter he sent to employees published by The Associated Press appeared to defend the actions...
Baby delivered midflight with help of Turkish Airlines crew

Baby delivered midflight with help of Turkish Airlines crew

A special delivery was made Friday on a Turkish Airlines flight, and the crew was right there to greet and assist the flight's youngest passenger. A woman who was seven months’ pregnant went into labor and delivered a baby around midflight on a trip from Guinea to Burkina Faso, according to a Huffington Post report. The jet was at approximately 42,000 feet when the baby girl was delivered...
United CEO's internal email describes man dragged off flight as 'disruptive,' 'belligerent'

United CEO's internal email describes man dragged off flight as 'disruptive,' 'belligerent'

After disturbing videos surfaced of a passenger being dragged off a plane because the flight was overbooked, United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz told employees that he "emphatically" stands behind them in an internal email circulated to United Airlines employees and acquired by CNBC. Munoz’s public apology, also reported earlier Monday by NBC News, read: But in an email...
Delta Air Lines paid woman $11,000 not to fly, other passengers’ bags go without them

Delta Air Lines paid woman $11,000 not to fly, other passengers’ bags go without them

Five days after the storms that wreaked havoc on Delta's operations leading to thousands of cancellations, only four Delta flights were canceled Monday, according to aviation website Flightaware.com. Amanda Kowalesky was supposed to be in West Palm, but with day one of her three-day weekend shot at the airport, she stayed home in Atlanta. She's now lugging fears about a dream trip this summer...
When can an airline force a ticketed passenger off a plane?

When can an airline force a ticketed passenger off a plane?

News of a man being forcibly removed from a United Airlines flight on Sunday after not voluntarily giving up his seat is making the rounds, raising questions about what authority airlines have to remove ticketed passengers in situations of overbooking. According to accounts from passengers on the flight, which was leaving from Chicago O’Hare International Airport and bound for Louisville...
Hundreds of  bags abandoned after thousands of Delta flight cancellations

Hundreds of bags abandoned after thousands of Delta flight cancellations

Although Delta Air Lines’ operations were finally returning to normal Monday after five days of thousands of flight cancellations, hundreds of stranded bags left on the airport floor and thousands of frustrated passengers remained in the aftermath of the airline’s chaotic period. >> Read more trending news Delta canceled close to 3,500 flights between Wednesday and Sunday, and...
Delta cancels 3,000 flights in thunderstorm fallout

Delta cancels 3,000 flights in thunderstorm fallout

Dozens of long lines of thousands of passengers trying to get help extended through the terminal Friday at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, where Delta Airlines has its headquarters, as fallout from the airline’s flight cancellations extended into a third day. >> Read more trending news  Some flight cancellations continued Friday as the airline continued to struggle...
Some of the best things to do, see and eat in Indianapolis 

Some of the best things to do, see and eat in Indianapolis 

Want to break out of the state and be home in time for dinner? The Hoosier State and its capital city are calling you.   Indianapolis is packed with activities and events whether you are looking for a day trip, weekend getaway or something longer. 
TSA screener fired after woman gets loaded gun through airport security

TSA screener fired after woman gets loaded gun through airport security

WSB-TV has confirmed that the Transportation Security Administration fired a screener who missed a loaded handgun in a passenger’s carry-on bag Sunday morning at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. According to an Atlanta police incident report, Katrina Jackson, of Hoover, Alabama, discovered the handgun as she checked her purse for her passport at the gate. “There&rsquo...
Parking area to close at Dayton airport for reconstruction

Parking area to close at Dayton airport for reconstruction

Some parking areas will shut down at the Dayton International Airport as crews work on a reconstruction project. The economy parking lot was briefly closed off, said airport spokeswoman Linda Hughes, but has reopened for customers. Half of the lot will shut down soon for reconstruction, leaving the other half open for operation. The economy lot has a flat rate of $4.95. » RELATED: Uber, Lyft...
5 things to know about United Airlines leggings incident

5 things to know about United Airlines leggings incident

Two girls were barred from their United Airlines flight from Denver to Minneapolis early this week because they were wearing leggings. The incident spurred a frenzy of opinions on social media, even causing competing airlines to use the incident to promote their own flights. Here are five things to about the incident: 1. The two girls were not allowed onto a morning flight on Sunday because they...
Leggings on a plane: Delta weighs in on United Airlines controversy

Leggings on a plane: Delta weighs in on United Airlines controversy

It was the leggings policy heard ’round the world. After United Airlines declined to allow girls who were wearing leggings to board a flight on pass travel and another passenger tweeted about it, the question of airline dress policies went viral. But some have also pointed out that airlines often have more stringent policies for employees’ friends or family who are traveling on reduced-rate...
Spirit Airlines pilot’s likely overdose raises safety questions

Spirit Airlines pilot’s likely overdose raises safety questions

The suspected fentanyl-related overdoses of a Spirit Airlines pilot and his wife in their Centerville home raise a frightening prospect: Has the opioid crisis that is destroying whole families entered the ranks of pilots entrusted with hundreds of lives each day? Investigators have offered no indication that Brian Halye used drugs while piloting aircraft during his nine years with Spirit Airlines...
Springfield group dies into archaeological secrets

Springfield group dies into archaeological secrets

The Standing Stones of Stenness, Skara Brae and the Ring of Brodgar sound like names written in runic type on maps J.R.R. Tolkien drew for his Lord of the Rings trilogy. They are, in fact, ancient archaeological sites on the Orkney Islands off the northern coast of Scotland, and what researchers are learning there may be changing the map of Great Britain during the Stone Age, and with it the understanding...
How drug testing airline pilots is like ‘playing Jenga’

How drug testing airline pilots is like ‘playing Jenga’

Federally-required random drug testing for pilots and other safety-sensitive employees can cause logistical problems for airlines, according to industry experts interviewed by the Dayton Daily News. One expert compared drug testing pilots to the logistical equivalent of playing Jenga, the tower-stacking game where the removal of one block could bring down the whole structure. Removing a pilot from...
More airline pilots testing positive for drug use

More airline pilots testing positive for drug use

The number of pilots testing positive for one or more drugs increased in 2015 over the prior five years, though federal officials said the overall number of airline employees testing positive is low. The newsroom’s reporting comes following the March 16 death of Spirit Airlines pilot Brian Halye, who is suspected of overdosing on fentanyl, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office...
U.S. temporarily bans larger electronics from cabins of certain flights

U.S. temporarily bans larger electronics from cabins of certain flights

A temporary ban on carry-on electronics is set to take effect Tuesday on certain flights into the U.S., according to reporting from The Hill and supported by tweets posted by Royal Jordanian Airlines. Those tweets have since been deleted but read, “Following instructions from the concerned U.S. departments, we kindly inform our dearest passengers departing to and arriving from the...
Cabin upgrades planned for Buck Creek State Park

Cabin upgrades planned for Buck Creek State Park

Eight cabin renovations will be made at Buck Creek State Park this year through capital improvement funds approved by the Ohio Controlling Board. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources said cabins at Buck Creek and several other state parks, will be receiving interior upgrades. The state controlling board approved $900,000 for pre-construction and $250,000 in design services for Buck Creek. Parks...
Spirit Airlines pilot’s suspected overdose draws national attention

Spirit Airlines pilot’s suspected overdose draws national attention

Federal Aviation Administration officials said the medical certifications of the deceased Spirit Airlines pilot from Centerville who died of a likely drug overdose were up-to-date but have not said why the agency’s publicly-available database used by crash investigators suggests he was unable to fly any aircraft in the United States. The four children of Brian Halye, a pilot, and Courtney Halye...
In Indianapolis for the Flyers game today? A few other things to do ...

In Indianapolis for the Flyers game today? A few other things to do ...

Sure, if you’re in Indianapolis today, you’re probably pretty focused on that little basketball game coming up this evening. But surely you’ll have some time to squeeze in a good meal and some sightseeing, right? Here are more than a dozen things to add to your Indianpolis, Indiana bucket list. How many can you get through on this trip? Enjoy!
Congressmen livestream 'bipartisan road trip' to D.C. amid snow, flight cancellations

Congressmen livestream 'bipartisan road trip' to D.C. amid snow, flight cancellations

Hurd said it was O’Rourke’s idea. They picked up a Dollar rental Chevy Impala in San Antonio predawn Tuesday. They went for taquitos at Mi Tierra, where they also bought a piñata mascot — which they have named WillieBeto — to place on the dashboard, though it slipped off. They then stopped at Tantra Coffeehouse in San Marcos, and then headed...
When is a travel promotion too good to be true?

When is a travel promotion too good to be true?

Summer allows many people the opportunity to get away for a little rest and relaxation. Whether you’re driving, flying or cruising, it’s important to steer clear of bogus travel offers promoting too-good-to-be-true deals. RELATED » Phony contractors According to Better Business Bureau Scam Tracker, consumers nationwide reported nearly 2,300 complaints relating to online travel agencies...
Winter storm up north causes headaches for Orlando passengers

Winter storm up north causes headaches for Orlando passengers

A winter storm in the northeast has canceled almost 8,000 flights nationwide, and the storm’s effects are being felt by travelers at Orlando International Airport. With 60 million people in the massive storm’s path, each of the major airlines has grounded all flights to New York City. The cancellations had parts of OIA looking more like a slumber party than an airport. Among those sleeping...
Delta fined $90,000 for inadequate food service during tarmac delays

Delta fined $90,000 for inadequate food service during tarmac delays

The federal government is fining Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines $90,000 for not offering passengers adequate food during long tarmac delays in Atlanta and New York. A consent order issued Thursday by the U.S. Department of Transportation says that during lengthy tarmac delays last July on two flights from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and two flights from...
5 things to know about new TSA pat-downs

5 things to know about new TSA pat-downs

As travelers complain about a new, more aggressive pat-down procedure implemented at airports, security experts say it may be necessary to thwart possible terrorist threats on airplanes. Here are five things to know about the new procedure: 1. BACKLASH The Transportation Security Administration is warning police departments that more aggressive pat-downs — that have already started in airports...
TSA begins more aggressive pat-downs at local airports

TSA begins more aggressive pat-downs at local airports

As travelers complain about a new, more aggressive pat-down procedure implemented at airports, security experts say it may be necessary to thwart possible terrorist threats on airplanes. The Transportation Security Administration is warning police departments that more aggressive pat-downs — that have already started in airports — could result in more backlash from passengers going through...
Before your family makes that spring break trip …

Before your family makes that spring break trip …

According to a recent AAA survey, more than one-third of Americans (35 percent) are planning to take a vacation of 50 miles or more away from home. And while most families (70 percent) aim to take one or two vacations, at least 28 percent are planning to take three or more — a 13 percent increase from 2016. Road trips (79 percent) remain the preferred type of getaway. RELATED » How to...
BREAKING: New discount flights added at Dayton airport

BREAKING: New discount flights added at Dayton airport

Low-cost airline Allegiant Air is adding another nonstop flight at the Dayton International Airport, with fare as low as $49. The airline announced new nonstop seasonal service to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The flights will operate twice weekly from the Dayton airport, and will begin May 24. Flight days, times and lowest fares can be found at the Allegiant website. “Dayton travelers...
British Muslim teacher denied entry to U.S. during school trip

British Muslim teacher denied entry to U.S. during school trip

“Everyone was looking at me,” Miah told the Guardian. “As I was getting my luggage, the teachers and kids were confused. I couldn’t believe this was happening. I was being escorted out. It made me feel like a criminal. I couldn’t speak; I was lost for words." In a letter to the U.S. Embassy in London, the Neath Port Talbot council said Miah tried to visit the...
Safety issues keep Royal Caribbean cruise ship, thousands of passengers at port overnight

Safety issues keep Royal Caribbean cruise ship, thousands of passengers at port overnight

Almost 3,000 passengers aboard Royal Caribbean’s Majesty of the Seas will wake up Monday morning in the port from which they never disembarked. Safety issues over life vests held the ship at Florida's Port Canaveral overnight, and passengers had to remain aboard because U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents had gone home for the evening. The ship was originally scheduled to set...
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