FLIGHT - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/FLIGHT News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Airline stocks take hit from fresh Ebola fears http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58525258-79/airlines-ebola-flight-health.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58525258-79/airlines-ebola-flight-health.html.csp">Airline stocks take hit from fresh Ebola fears</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID KOENIG</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-15T17:08:44.615-06:00">Updated Oct 15, 2014 05:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dallas • News that a health care worker diagnosed with Ebola flew on a plane full of passengers raised fear among airline investors that the scare over the virus could cause travelers to avoid flying. Shares of the biggest U.S. airlines tumbled between 5 and 8 percent before recovering in afternoon trading. The overall market slumped on concern about slowing global economic growth, but also recouped some losses late in the day. Health officials downplayed the possibility that any of the 132 pass...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-585252582014-10-15T17:08:44.615-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-15T17:08:44.615-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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RODRIGUEZ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-14T08:26:51.343-06:00">Updated Oct 14, 2014 08:26AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Francisco • An American Airlines flight heading from San Francisco to Dallas made an emergency landing when the cabin’s wall panels cracked loose, but aviation experts said the plane does not rely on the parts for safety. While it is disconcerting for passengers to see any piece of an aircraft break, the cabin’s wall panels are not part of the plane’s structure, said Robert Ditchey, an aeronautical engineer with four decades of experience. “The plastic wall has no meaning to the safety of th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-585199122014-10-14T08:26:51.343-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-14T08:26:51.343-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58519912@www.sltrib.com Tue, 14 Oct 2014 08:26:51 MDT FAA, flight attendants square off over electronics http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58508535-79/passengers-electronics-faa-union.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58508535-79/passengers-electronics-faa-union.html.csp">FAA, flight attendants square off over electronics</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JESSICA GRESKO</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-10T12:09:01.549-06:00">Updated Oct 10, 2014 12:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The nation’s largest flight attendants union says it wants airline passengers to return to stowing cellphones and other electronics during takeoffs and landings, but the group’s arguments didn’t seem to fly Friday in court. A lawyer for the union argued before a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit that aviation officials acted improperly last year in clearing passengers to use small electronics during takeoffs and landings. The union says the devices ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-585085352014-10-10T12:09:01.549-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-10T12:09:01.549-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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Under the guidelines issued Friday by the European Aviation Safety Agency, European airlines can allow passengers to use electronics during the entire flight, without putting them into “airplane mode.” “We’re basically opening the door where, in theory, you’ll be able to continue making your phone call throug...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584596872014-09-26T15:38:02.313-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-26T15:38:02.313-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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The planemaker has already taken more than 3,000 orders for the A320neo, a revamped version of its best-selling A320 range of jets. The A320neo — or “new engine option” — incorporates an engine that uses less fuel and sharklet wing tips that help reduce fuel needs. A320s are mid-range jets that generally seat up...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584546632014-09-25T09:54:01.847-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-25T09:54:01.847-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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The frequent fliers were all smiling and laughing — and quietly hoping to never use an evacuation slide again. Doing so would mean their plane had just crashed. The slide demonstration was part of a half-day safety course that encourages passengers to be aware of their surroundings and familiarize themselves with what happens in an emergency. The ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584502932014-09-24T11:06:18.889-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-24T11:06:18.889-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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It was an honor, he said, to be among fellow WWII...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58432762@www.sltrib.com Sun, 21 Sep 2014 09:36:26 MDT Missing Pennsylvania dog, Gidget, found 3,000 miles away in Oregon http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58428692-68/gidget-dog-microchip-missing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58428692-68/gidget-dog-microchip-missing.html.csp">Missing Pennsylvania dog, Gidget, found 3,000 miles away in Oregon</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEVEN DUBOIS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-18T13:42:59.482-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 01:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Portland, Ore. • Gidget is going back to Pennsylvania. A Jack Russell terrier that somehow ended up in Oregon more than four months after she went missing from her home near Philadelphia is going to be flown back to the Keystone State. A microchip implanted in Gidget allowed workers at an animal shelter south of Portland to find the dog’s owner. Shelter manager Deborah Wood says PetLink, the company that manufactured the microchip, has offered to pay for her return flight. Gidget’s odyssey attra...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584286922014-09-18T13:42:59.482-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-18T13:42:59.482-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58428692@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:42:59 MDT United offers up to $100,000 if workers leave http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58417354-79/united-attendants-flight-airlines.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58417354-79/united-attendants-flight-airlines.html.csp">United offers up to $100,000 if workers leave</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID KOENIG</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-15T16:33:52.814-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 04:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dallas • United Airlines reached a deal with the flight attendants’ union to offer up to $100,000 in severance for workers who leave the company. United spokeswoman Megan McCarthy said Monday that the airline hopes that at least 2,100 of its 23,000 flight attendants will accept. The airline also said that it would recall about 1,450 furloughed flight attendants to fill jobs in places where United is understaffed. The company, formed by a 2010 merger, has seen growth on what used to be Continenta...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584173542014-09-15T16:33:52.814-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-15T16:33:52.814-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58417354@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:33:52 MDT Report: CEO made wrong decision before crash http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58395291-79/report-crash-appleton-micron.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58395291-79/report-crash-appleton-micron.html.csp">Report: CEO made wrong decision before crash</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KEITH RIDLER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-09T19:06:01.46-06:00">Updated Sep 9, 2014 07:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Boise • The likely causes of a 2012 airplane crash that killed the head of memory chip maker Micron are a decrease in engine power during takeoff and the man’s ill-fated decision to turn the experimental plane around rather than make an emergency landing, federal investigators say. In a new report, the National Transportation Safety Board says fire damage at the crash site next to a runway at the Boise airport made it impossible to know if the engine power reduction was mechanical or a decision ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583952912014-09-09T19:06:01.46-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-09T19:06:01.46-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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A National Transportation Safety Board preliminary report says the twin-engine aircraft was refueled with 40 gallons of jet fuel instead of aviation gasoline at the Las Cruces airport on Aug. 27. The plane was headed for Phoenix. All three crew members and one patient were killed. The NTSB preliminary report issued Monday ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583932652014-09-09T09:59:02.299-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-09T09:59:02.299-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58393265@www.sltrib.com Tue, 09 Sep 2014 09:59:02 MDT Air travel: It’s no longer safe to recline your seat http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58365752-68/passengers-seats-flight-airlines.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58365752-68/passengers-seats-flight-airlines.html.csp">Air travel: It’s no longer safe to recline your seat</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-06T19:24:27.32-06:00">Updated Sep 6, 2014 07:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Squeezed into tighter and tighter spaces, airline passengers appear to be rebelling, taking their frustrations out on other fliers. Three U.S. flights made unscheduled landings in the past eight days after passengers got into fights over the ability to recline their seats. Disputes over a tiny bit of personal space might seem petty, but for passengers whose knees are already banging into tray tables, every inch counts. “Seats are getting closer together,” says Sara Nelson, president o...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583657522014-09-06T19:24:27.32-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-06T19:24:27.32-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58365752@www.sltrib.com Sat, 06 Sep 2014 19:24:27 MDT It’s no longer safe to recline your airplane seat http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58364627-79/passengers-seats-airlines-flight.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58364627-79/passengers-seats-airlines-flight.html.csp">It’s no longer safe to recline your airplane seat</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T13:06:01.54-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 01:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Squeezed into tighter and tighter spaces, airline passengers appear to be rebelling, taking their frustrations out on other fliers. Three U.S. flights made unscheduled landings in the past eight days after passengers got into fights over the ability to recline their seats. Disputes over a tiny bit of personal space might seem petty, but for passengers whose knees are already banging into tray tables, every inch counts. “Seats are getting closer together,” says Sara Nelson, president o...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583646272014-09-02T13:06:01.54-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-02T13:06:01.54-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58364627@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:06:01 MDT Malaysia Airlines posts quarterly loss amid delisting http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58347528-79/airlines-malaysia-carrier-airline.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58347528-79/airlines-malaysia-carrier-airline.html.csp">Malaysia Airlines posts quarterly loss amid delisting</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Chong Pooi Koon</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T11:08:01.716-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 11:08AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia • Malaysian Airline System, which lost a plane to a missile in Ukraine while another remains missing for months, reported a sixth quarter of losses as its majority owner considers a restructuring plan. Net loss widened to $97 million in the three months ended June, the carrier controlled by sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional Bhd. said in a statement Thursday. Revenue fell to $1.1 billion. The company said the full financial impact from the two air disasters will be fe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58347528@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:08:01 MDT Passengers cheer as 2 drunk, smoking women removed from diverted aircraft http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58347383-68/aircraft-escort-flight-toronto.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58347383-68/aircraft-escort-flight-toronto.html.csp">Passengers cheer as 2 drunk, smoking women removed from diverted aircraft</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T10:19:06.541-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 10:19AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Toronto • Two Canadian women are facing charges after authorities say they drank their duty free alcohol in the flight’s bathroom, triggered the fire alarm with a cigarette and got into a fight each other, forcing a Sunwing flight bound for Cuba to return to Toronto under a military escort. Peel Region police Thursday said Lilia Ratmanski, 25, and Milana Muzikante, 26, have been charged with smoking on board an aircraft and endangering its safety. The airline said the flight had left Toronto lat...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583473832014-08-28T10:19:06.541-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-28T10:19:06.541-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58347383@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:19:06 MDT McArdle: No one wins in fight for legroom at 40,000 feet http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58343026-82/seat-legroom-recline-reclining.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58343026-82/seat-legroom-recline-reclining.html.csp">McArdle: No one wins in fight for legroom at 40,000 feet</a></h4>