Latest The Airport Stories

2008-10-16 12:25:00

Agents say they detained a man Thursday at MacArthur Airport on Long Island, N.Y., after allegedly finding a suspected pipe bomb in his luggage. The Southwest Airlines terminal was evacuated for about an hour after Transportation Security Administration agents found "M-80 fireworks and ammunition" and a device with wires in the man's carry-on bag, TSA spokeswoman Lara Uselding told Newsday. The man, whose name was not released, had a ticket for a Southwest Airlines flight to Las Vegas,...

2008-07-24 18:00:43

A New York lawyer has filed a $5 million lawsuit against Delta Airlines, saying he has been waiting months to be reimbursed for a canceled flight from Paris. Thomas Mullaney told the New York Daily News that he and his girlfriend were booked on a flight on Oct. 28 that was canceled because of a strike at Charles de Gaulle Airport. He said the return tickets cost $2,500. I just wanted to be reimbursed for the ticket -- and they wouldn't do it, Mullaney said. I should not have to accept...

2008-07-09 09:00:41

By Chris Walsh Travelers continued to flock to the skies in May, despite rising airfares, helping Denver International Airport set record traffic numbers for the month.The airport handled 4.45 million passengers in May, a 3.5 percent spike from the same period in 2007, according to a monthly report. It ranked as the busiest May in DIA's history and the 17th consecutive month in which passenger traffic set a record when compared with the same period a year earlier.The airport's growth has...

2008-03-06 12:00:39

By Jim Entwistle AN RAF Harrier jet was forced to make an emergency landing yesterday after the aircraft's canopy smashed during mid-flight refuelling.The fighter diverted to Durham Tees Valley Airport after its pilot reported getting into difficulties at 2.42pm.The airport was placed on full emergency status.But the Harrier, on routine exercises from RAF Cottesmore, in Leicestershire, limped to safety and touched down at 2.55pm.Emergency crews were stood down ten minutes later.Speaking...

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