Category: Airlines

Chicago security officers who dragged Kentucky doctor David Dao off overbooked United Airlines flight are fired

TWO Chicago airport security officers have been fired and a third resigned for their roles in dragging a doctor off an overbooked United Airlines flight for refusing to give up his seat. Dr David Dao 69, lost two front teeth, suffered a significant concussion and his nose was broken when he was forced off the flight from Chicago to Louisville, Kentucky

A Woman Was Dragged Off a Southwest Airlines flight After She Wanted Two Dogs Removed Because She Said She Has Allergies

A woman was dragged off a Southwest Airlines flight on Tuesday after she demanded that two dogs be removed from the flight because of her “life-threatening pet allergy,” the airline said. In a statement provided to BuzzFeed News, Southwest said that there were two dogs onboard the Baltimore flight to Los Angeles on Tuesday night.

Thousands of air passengers stranded in New Zealand after fuel pipeline bursts

Thousands of air passengers are stranded in New Zealand after a burst oil pipeline caused a jet fuel shortage, leading to dozens of flight cancellations. The pipeline, which is Auckland Airport’s only supplier of jet fuel, was damaged by a digger, according to local media. Around 2,000 Air New Zealand passengers will be affected by flight cancellations

Southwest Airlines Announces Delivery Of Carrier’s First Boeing 737 MAX 8

DALLAS, Aug. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) extended its legacy of aircraft innovation this week by taking delivery of the airline’s first Boeing 737 MAX 8. Southwest is the first airline in the United States to receive the 737 MAX, and the carrier expects to take delivery of eight more MAX aircraft in the coming weeks with the