Topics :: air safety

Wing Cracks Delay Dreamliner Aircraft Production

By Scott Mayerowitz | Sunday Mar 9, 2014
Hairline cracks have been discovered in the wings of some 787s that are being built. The Chicago-based manufacturer said none of the 122 jets already flown by airlines around the world are affected.

Planes Slides Off Runway at NYC’s JFK; No Injuries

Sunday Jan 5, 2014
A plane from Toronto slid into snow as it turned onto a taxiway after landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Sunday, halting flights at the airport for two hours and causing residual delays.

Richard Simmons Helps Get Air Passengers Fit to Fly

Sunday Apr 10, 2011
Air New Zealand’s safety ambassador for its new inflight safety video is US fitness legend Richard Simmons. As of March 2011, Simmons will be putting Air New Zealand customers through their paces, as he takes them through the airline’s safety briefing.

Five Products To Help You Beat Jet Lag

Friday Apr 8, 2011
For those looking for pill-free solutions to minimize jet lag, here are five products designed to help you and your body when crossing multiple time zones.

Flight Survey Reveals Active Interest in Mile High Club

Monday Feb 14, 2011
According to a recent survey by Skyscanner, no less than forty-five per cent of passengers admit to flirting while flying - while a whopping ninety-five per cent want to join the mile high club.

GOP Lawmaker: Security Checks Part of ’Gay Conspiracy’

By Kilian Melloy | Wednesday Dec 1, 2010
The fringe right continues to fret about what it fears are sexual thrills being enjoyed by airport security agents. The latest: a Republican lawmaker claims that the enhanced scans and pat-downs are part of a "wide-scale homosexual agenda."

Fringe Right: Security Checks Part of Larger ’Gay Conspiracy’

By Kilian Melloy | Wednesday Dec 1, 2010
The fringe right continues to fret about what it fears are sexual thrills being enjoyed by airport security agents. The latest: a Republican lawmaker claims that the enhanced scans and pat-downs are part of a "wide-scale homosexual agenda."

Getting Touched--and Touchy

By Kilian Melloy | Monday Nov 29, 2010
Travelers this holiday season are getting uptight about the invasive hand of government probing their privates. But this is more than a civil outrage--it’s a teaching moment. Now the hetero majority knows what it’s like to be gay and just try to live your life.

Placards, kilts part of plans for scanner protests

By Michael Tarm | Wednesday Nov 24, 2010
Travelers dismayed by airport body scans are headed to airports Wednesday with the makings of any good protest: handmade fliers, eye-catching placards, slogan-bearing T-shirts - and Scottish kilts.

TSA chief: Resisting scanners just means delays

By Ray Henry | Tuesday Nov 23, 2010
Despite tough talk on the Internet, there was little if any indication of a passenger revolt at many major U.S. airports, with very few people declining the X-ray scan that can peer through their clothes. Those who refuse the machines are subject to a pat-down search that includes the crotch and chest.