A Grand Forks to Minneapolis flight was canceled yesterday afternoon because a flight attendant was drunk. Really, really drunk.According to a police report obtained by the Grand Forks Herald, the attendant, a resident of the Twin Cities area whose name hasn't yet been released, had a blood alcoh ... More >>
Remember back in June, when our news blog reported on a story about a lesbian couple who were rudely scolded by a security guard at Target Field after he witnessed them giving each other a quick peck on the lips? Well, that narrative is repeating itself in national newspapers today as the tw ... More >>
Like the rest of us, celebrities and rock stars make stupid mistakes. But when mistakes are made on a high-profile, TMZ level, stupid isn't quite enough; they should also be avoidable, catastrophic, nonsensical, unusual, and hilarious, or some combination thereof. And so it is with no small amoun ... More >>
Kanye West gave a rapper's in-flight delight.It's there on video: Kanye West got a hold of the public address system on a Delta flight from Minneapolis to New York and treated passengers to some high-altitude rap. But for privacy and security reasons, Delta won't confirm that Taylor Swift's ... More >>
Photo: Michael BlechingerTragedy was narrowly averted over Minneapolis.Modern airports and aircraft are packed with all kinds of technical safety wizardry. But some days, the clouds come down, some signals get crossed, and scary things happen. In this case, a US Airways Airbus 320 with 90 pa ... More >>
Photo: kozumelA bag lady gone bad partially shuts down MSP Airport.Everyone hates the new baggage fees on commercial airlines. But did one woman hate them enough to cause a bomb scare? At 12:30pm, three bags found unattended on carousel number 8 at Lindbergh Terminal caused a partial shutdow ... 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 >>
he pilots were not aware of the repeated attempts by air traffic controllers' and the airline to contact them,
Expert says to expect more expensive errors as security tightens
While it's reassuring there was never a real threat, the incident wasn't without cost to the airlines and passengers.
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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 Federal Aviation Administration revoked the licenses of the two pilots in charge of the Northwest Airlines flight that overshot the Minneapolis airport by 150 miles last week.
One of the pilots said they were not asleep and no argument took place. So seriously guys... What happened?
Officials feared the plane had been hijacked and put fighter jets at two locations on alert.
Sen. Al Franken has had enough with the airlines messing up in Minnesota.
Just two weeks after a flight heading for Minneapolis-St. Paul International airport was stranded on a Rochester tarmac for six hours, more passengers heading for our airport experienced the same nightmare.
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.
The Rochester airport manager came out in defense of the airport today in the Pioneer Press, saying this "wasn't an airport issue; It was strictly Continental's."
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If you will be traveling by air this afternoon or evening, make sure to call ahead to the airline you are flying with to make sure your flight isn't delayed or canceled.
So says counterterrorism contrarian Bruce Schneier. And the transportation security administration is listening.
Pity Northwest's flight attendants--they just can't catch a break in the ongoing drama that is the airline's use of bankruptcy proceedings to undo itself of its burdensome agreements with its unions.
Pilots worry MAIR will go back on its deal not to pit other regional carriers against Minnesota pilots
Metropolitan Airports Commission Chair Jack Lanners, a T-Paw appointee, this week presided over the cutting of a deal that will essentially give Northwest a $239 million rent reduction from '06 to 2020, and possibly more.
As NWA and Mesaba play chicken in bankruptcy court, the future of the regional carrier looks bleak
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 >>
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?
With $450 million at stake in the battle over airport noise, critics say one thing is missing: The public's voice
It's hard to argue with a man on a mission
Bully! Crybaby! Northwest and Sun Country brawl for control of the sandbox--and billions in local air-travel revenues
Northwest flight attendants gear up for a new strike formula--minimum cost, maximum headache
Northwest keeps track of other airlines' passengers the old-fashioned way
Forget the adventure and romance, say two gay pilots. Flying is often just a job
Special "hush kits" make airplanes quieter. Do they also make them more dangerous?
Should the House bill pass, prices will go up at smaller airlines while large airlines such as Northwest will shoulder a smaller tax burden.
How safe is it to fly on Northwest or other U.S. airlines? Don't ask the FAA.