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2008-09-18 15:00:25

A mysterious burning smell prompted a JetBlue airliner into an emergency landing Thursday in West Palm Beach, Fla., officials say. Palm Beach International Airport Director of Operations Robert McNamara said shortly after takeoff, the flight headed to New York conducted an emergency return to the airport after passengers and pilots noticed the smell of smoke, The Palm Beach (Fla.) Post said. McNamara said while no one on the plane reported seeing smoke, the emergency landing was a...

2008-09-03 15:00:30

Florida authorities confirmed that a Jet Blue flight was forced to return to Palm Beach International Airport after having cabin pressure problems. Jet Blue's Flight 422 to Boston, with 65 passengers and a crew of four, returned shortly after 7:40 a.m. Wednesday takeoff, the airline's spokesman Sebastian White told The Palm Beach (Fla.) Post. He said passengers would all be placed on other flights. Airport spokeswoman Cassandra Davis said that although rescue crews were scrambled,...

2008-09-03 15:00:30

Florida authorities confirmed that a JetBlue flight was forced to return to Palm Beach International Airport after having cabin pressure problems. JetBlue's Flight 422 to Boston, with 65 passengers and a crew of four, returned shortly after 7:40 a.m. Wednesday takeoff, the airline's spokesman Sebastian White told The Palm Beach (Fla.) Post. He said passengers would all be placed on other flights. Airport spokeswoman Cassandra Davis said that although rescue crews were scrambled,...

2008-07-23 12:00:57

By Linda Rawls, The Palm Beach Post, Fla. Jul. 22--Rising ticket prices and a falling economy in June combined to push the number of passengers at Palm Beach International Airport to a four-month low and down 9 percent from a year ago, according to a county report issued today. A total of 447,112 passengers flew in an out of the airport last month, compared with 493,262, in June 2007, the report said. Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines last month held on to its position as the...

2008-07-21 18:00:34

By Ken Kaye, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Jul. 21--A millimeter wave machine (Transportation Security Administration / ) Two new high-tech screening systems, which closely inspect passengers and their carry-on items, are being installed at airports across the nation, including those in South Florida, to tighten security and speed up the process. The Transportation Security Administration showcased the systems at Miami International Airport on Monday. One is the millimeter wave machine,...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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