NORAD jet fighters intercepted a Korean Air passenger jet carrying 147 people and escorted it to a safe emergency landing at a military base in British Columbia after the airline received a bomb threat, officials said Tuesday.
American Airlines is offering another option to the passenger who is tired of jamming his knees into a fellow flier's back. The carrier's new "Main Cabin Extra" seats in coach will offer four to six inches of additional legroom.
Boeing on Sunday won its single largest ever commercial aircraft order when Emirates, the fast-growing Gulf carrier, announced it would buy at least 50 twin-aisle passenger airplanes from the US manufacturer.
From a little jolt to an all-out roller coaster ride, turbulence is a routine event when it comes to flying, but it scares the heck out of a lot of travelers. Fortunately, if you follow directions, your chances of getting hurt are slim to none.
Federal aviation authorities say they are investigating a string of events that began Monday when a pilot spilled coffee on a cockpit panel, leading to a false hijack warning and culminating in the plane's emergency landing in Canada.
A shaky coffee cup is as bumpy as flying gets for most travelers, but in-flight turbulence can sometimes turn into the most violent roller coaster ride anyone can imagine -- transforming a flight from routine to frightening in an instant.
As many as 30 passengers were injured -- none critically -- after a United Airlines flight experienced severe turbulence and landed in Denver, Colorado, Tuesday evening, the Federal Aviation Administration said.
A United Airlines Boeing 777 jetliner came dangerously close to a small Cessna aircraft over San Francisco, California, on Saturday, according to federal officials who launched an investigation into the incident Tuesday.
Federal transportation safety officials Wednesday issued an "urgent" recommendation calling for a redesign of a component on some Boeing 777 aircraft engines -- a component blamed for two major mishaps in the past year.
For those that suffer from a fear of flying, the British Airways Boeing 777 crash landing will not have been welcome news. After all, when planes fall out of the sky -- for what is still an unclear reason -- air travel seems more miracle than science.
Vietnam Airlines pilot Captain Nguyen Nam Lien sits inside the cockpit of his stationary Boeing 777-200 passenger jetliner, his display panels and surrounding instruments lit up like the proverbial Christmas tree.
No matter where you're headed this summer, getting there by plane will be far from a vacation. Thanks to cost-cutting efforts by struggling American carriers, the number of flights within the United States is down by some 5 percent this year.
Air France-KLM (3112.FR) Thursday said that high fuel costs caused it to record a loss in its fiscal fourth quarter, but rising passenger traffic and synergies from the merger of the two airline companies helped lift earnings for the full year.