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Airline Pulse: News and Notes for Nov. 23, 2015

Airlines & Airports | Donald Wood | November 23, 2015

Airline Pulse: News and Notes for Nov. 23, 2015

American Airlines Loses Boston Marathon Victim’s Prosthetic Leg
Professional dancer Adrianne Haslet-Davis, who was injured in the Boston Marathon bombing, claims on Twitter that American Airlines lost her luggage, which included her prosthetic leg. Thankfully, the airline found her baggage and returned it to her.

Turkish Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing After Bomb Threat
A Turkish Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing at Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Canada after a bomb threat Sunday morning. The plane’s destination was supposed to be Istanbul.

Study Finds Ground Delays on the Rise in United States
In a recent study from The Associated Press, the number of ground delays at airports has been on the rise this year. Through the first nine months, delays were at the highest rate since the Bureau of Transportation Statistics started keeping track of taxi times in 1995.


Last week, United Airlines announced that the company has reached an agreement with the Air Line Pilots Association on a contract extension which will cover the airline's more than 12,000 pilots.

Norwegian Air COO Thomas Ramdahl told Brian Sumers that he believes passengers do not mind paying fees for everything during flights. Getting used to something and liking something are two totally different ideas, though.

A new travel app, Freebird, claims that it will rebook flights for travelers who experience cancellations or delays for a small fee.

Travelers who use Dallas Fort Worth International Airport will now be able to use the airport’s official mobile app, which will offer live turn-by-turn directions to any location across the Airport's five terminals.


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