The Federal Aviation Administration is currently in the process of automating takeoff and landing routes at airports throughout the country.SEE ALSO: Interest in flights from MSP to Denver has never been higher since Colorado legalized pot It's akin to driving with cruise control. The possibility fo ... More >>
The bill providing long-term funding for the Federal Aviation Administration is a case study in how complicated legislation coming before the U.S. Senate can be. As a condition of funding the FAA long-term, congressional Republicans demanded that the percentage of transportation workers' signatur ... More >>
Bachmann needed to vote against raising the debt ceiling, but not funding the FAA.Michele Bachmann, like the rest of congress, is on recess during the month of August. Normally, she'd spend recess on the swings or practicing her cheer routines.But this year, she's running for President of the Uni ... More >>
Either the party went on too long, or it was just getting started, but either way an AirTran Airways pilot was arrested at 5:45 a.m. on Saturday for allegedly hitting the sauce before going to work. So the party's over. After TSA officer smelled alcohol on the pilot's breath, MSP police nabb ... More >>
Via WikipediaTalk about a rotten trade: Delta Airlines, which now calls Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport one of its major national hubs after its takeover of Northwest Airlines, ranks just 15th out of 18 in the latest Airline Quality Rating from Purdue University and Wichita State U ... More >>
The two pilots will be eligible to re-apply by August.
The co-pilot says the pilot bears the most blame, and should get the harsher punishment, for allowing the jet straying off course.
"We got distracted," is how the cockpit crew described blowing 150 miles past their scheduled destination.
Singapore Airlines and the Dubai-based Emirates rank tops for airline food according to a new Zagat poll.
The feds say it's the first time airlines have ever been fined for keeping passengers trapped on an aircraft for an extended period.
The military says fighter jets were ready to intercept Flight 188, but didn't get the go ahead from air traffic controllers, the FAA says.
The man was denied a first-class seat when he came to the gate wearing a Puma tracksuit.
Well, if there's any flock of birds worth sucking into an engine and spitting out into little shreds, we vote pigeons.
Delta Air Lines, the owner of Northwest, issued a statement yesterday and mailed apologies to all of the passengers aboard the flight.
If the pilots on the NWA flight were lying about what really happened on the flight, they are probably giving each other some serious high fives right now.
The U.S. Transportation Department's preliminary report on the Continental Airlines flight stranded on the Rochester tarmac for six hours concludes that the flight crew is not to blame for the nightmare.
After apologies and a promise of compensation, passengers from the six-hour tarmac nightmare called the company's attempt to compensate them an insult and a flat-out "shut-up package."
ExpressJet Holdings made a public apology Thursday to the passengers that were forced to stay on a plane for six hours on the tarmac with no food, overflowing toilets, and crying babies.
The plane was rerouted to the Rochester airport due to bad weather and the 47 passengers were forced to stay on the place for nine hours with no food, one free beverage and overflowing toilets.
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Southwest will win you over with its reasonable fares, less so with its paltry peanuts and pretzels.
The Food Allergy Support Group of MN spoke out today against Northwest's recent decision to begin serving a peanut snack on airplanes again.
Wait--isn't that what Northwest promised back in the early '90s, when it borrowed $270 from the MAC? Why yes, yes it is.
With a new bill, Northwest puts Wall Street in first class and throws its retiring workers in steerage
Northwest Airlines hasn't paid taxes on its Duluth maintenance facility since May 2005. Yeah, that maintenance facility, the one Minnesota taxpayers built for it in exchange for the airline's promise to create and retain decent jobs for skilled union mechanics.
Yesterday, a sobering government report was released that should make all airline passengers cross their fingers as they lift off and land during the holiday rush. The U.S. Department of Transportation inspected noncertified repair centers operated by six different airlines, including on-site visits ... More >>
A statement from Northwest Airlines in today's Star Tribune takes the paper to task. It's looooong on details and technical jargon and probably intended to look like a laundry list of errors made by the reporters, but to be so dull and impenetrable that most readers won't absorb anything other than ... More >>
Over the next four years, Northwest is legally obligated to come up with either $4 billion or $5.7 billion to make up shortfalls in its pensions. And as Blotter has harangued in the past, it's cash Northwest's clever, highly paid executives, would rather someone else came up with. And by someone, we ... More >>
The turbulence at Northwest Airlines has some people fearing the sky is falling. It could be the sound of ticket prices dropping.
Or, How to Make an Albatross Fly Why should Minnesotans care about the proposed merger in the headlines today, of America West and US Airways? Because the airline industry in general has been illin' for some time, and while Northwest is not, like US Airways, in Chapter 11, or, like America West, rec ... More >>
Fewer jobs. More debt. And more outsourcing.
Did Northwest Airlines try to muzzle a whistleblower?
Bully! Crybaby! Northwest and Sun Country brawl for control of the sandbox--and billions in local air-travel revenues
Veggie pizza by the pound, only in Nordeast Minneapolis
Forget the adventure and romance, say two gay pilots. Flying is often just a job
With labor unrest brewing among airline employees, Northwest's PR doctors keep spinning in the wind
The 1997 Tongue-on-the-Flagpole Awards
Special "hush kits" make airplanes quieter. Do they also make them more dangerous?
Robin Hood '96: hiring the poor to steal for the rich.
How safe is it to fly on Northwest or other U.S. airlines? Don't ask the FAA.
A newly rehabilitated--and temporarily stabilized--Northwest Airlines is poising itself for the next round of industry mergers and acquisitions.