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A man from Cameroon has been indicted for a major phishing scam that involved using official-looking emails to get login information for airline reservation systems. He then used these passwords to issue more than $2 million worth of fraudulent tickets. Authorities managed to extradite the man to the U.S. to face charges.
Several U.S. airlines, including JetBlue, United and American, decided to cancel flights to Costa Rica over the weekend because of ashfall from the Turrialba Volcano. Alaska Airlines did not cancel its flights but diverted them to Liberia, Guanacaste.
Spirit Airlines CEO Bob Fornaro has said that the reason his airline did not perform well in the most recent on-time performance rankings was because it did not pad its schedule like every other major airline. He claims that padding is simply as case of “paying more money to show a good performance without fundamentally turning the airplanes any faster.”
A law firm representing the families of MH17 victims has submitted a compensation claim against Russia to the European Court of Human Rights. The suit claims that a Russian-supplied missile was used to shoot down the Malaysia Airlines flight over the Ukraine, and Russia is, therefore, liable for the crash.