Air Transat flight 157 from Brussels was diverted to Ottawa due to thunderstorms. The plane sat on the tarmac for six hours, while passengers said that air conditioning and lights were shut off. Passengers called the treatment “inhuman.”
These days, travel by air has become increasingly common, both for business and leisure travel. We are exposed to low levels of radiation when we fly. Learn about radiation from air travel through this video from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
A female passenger described as “disruptive” caused a four-hour flight delay on American Airlines Flight 218 from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to Chicago on July 5. According to reports, the woman continued to recline her seat during takeoff, despite repeated warnings from flight attendants. An argument ensued and the woman shouted profanities and followed the flight attendant to the back of the plane.
Dedicated to prisoners of war and those missing in action, the 2017 Run for the Wall stopped in Kansas as part of the cross country tradition started in 1989. The organization also honors the memory of those killed in action, and promotes support for all military personnel. They are expected to arrive in Washington, D.C. on May 26.
An American was arrested for choking an All Nippon Airways (ANA) employee while a plane was on the runway at Narita International Airport on May 1. The plane was bound for Los Angeles. This video shows two men fighting on a plane, as airline attendants intervene. One of the men then walks away, before returning to restart the fight.
Kansas City International Airport teams up with American Jazz Museum to provide live music to travelers coming and going at the airport. The Blue Room All-Stars featuring the McFadden Brothers debuted Friday in Terminal B near Southwest Airlines baggage claim. Musicians from the Blue Room jazz club will play on select Sundays, Mondays and Fridays during peak travel times. On Sunday, the Angela Ward Trio will perform.
Killer whales hunting in Argentina have developed a distinctive technique of attack in the Peninsula Valdes nature reserve, a far-flung coastline 600 miles from Buenos Aires. This phenomenon can only be witnessed here in March and April, and is rarely caught on camera.