Saturday January 19, 2019
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Strike by German airport security staff causes travel chaos

A strike by security staff at eight German airports on Tuesday is causing travel chaos for tens of thousands of travellers.
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Flight attendant’s open letter to rude passenger is a must-read

We have the utmost respect for flight attendants. But for those who need to be reminded of just how awesome they really are, please read this letter.
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EL AL takes to the skies with its new B787 Dreamliner from Toronto to Tel Aviv

EL AL Israel Airlines celebrated the launch of its new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft on its Toronto - Tel Aviv route yesterday at Pearson Airport’s Terminal 3, with its supporters and travel industry partners.
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Lufthansa Group carried record number of passengers in 2018

The Lufthansa Group set a new passenger record in 2018, carrying a total of 142 million passengers on over 1.2 million flights.
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Air Transat pulls off the ultimate prank in new video

What would you do if you were forced to give your unused vacation days to a colleague?
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Who’s on the list? Air Canada names 2019 Circle of Excellence agencies

Air Canada has announced the agency recipients of its 2019 Circle of Excellence (COE) Awards, recognizing its top supporting agencies from across Canada.
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Miami airport to close terminal as govt. shutdown continues

MIAMI — Miami International Airport is closing a terminal this weekend because security screeners have been calling in sick at twice the airport’s normal rate as the federal government shutdown stretches toward a fourth week. Friday marks the first day screeners will miss a paycheque, and airport spokesman Greg Chin said there’s a concern there won’t […]
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2 detained after Aeromexico flight stuck on Oakland tarmac

Two passengers on an Aeromexico flight were detained Thursday and others called 911 to say they were being held against their will as the plane sat for hours on the tarmac at Oakland International Airport, officials said.
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London’s Heathrow briefly halts flights due to drone report

London's Heathrow Airport briefly halted departing flights on Tuesday after a reported drone sighting – a development that came just three weeks after multiple reports of drone sightings caused travel chaos at nearby Gatwick Airport.
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Air travellers start to feel effects of government shutdown

The partial government shutdown is starting to affect air travel and airlines including Air Canada and WestJet are recommending passengers arrive at airports at least 3 hours before departure for U.S. flights.
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