After 123 days being grounded and then repaired to ensure its battery systems do not catch fire, Boeing 787 Dreamliners are about to once again make commercial flight in the United States. A United Airlines 787 will fly from Houston to Chicago Monday morning carrying more than 250 passengers including the CEO's of United and Boeing.Given the massive amount negative publicity, including video ...
Never known for its reputation for speedy service, Amtrak is finally getting on the fast track in at least one regard. On Thursday, “America’s Railroad” announced it was upgrading its Wi-Fi service to take advantage of 4G cellular technology.“This upgrade is delivering the improved speeds and connectivity required to maintain a competitive edge,” said Deborah Stone-Wulf, Amtrak’s chief of sales di
It’s been a long time since scofflaw drinkers were forced to resort to bathtub gin. But after whipping up a batch of diluted grain alcohol flavored with juniper berry concentrate for about 40 curious students at a Moonshine University class in Louisville this winter, Colin Blake celebrated the end of Prohibition. “Happy Repeal Day, everybody!” he said.Whether its products are called moonshine or a
While local residents on the Jersey Shore try to put Superstorm Sandy behind them, one local attraction is putting the tempest front and center. Later this summer, the Casino Pier amusement park in Seaside Heights, N.J., will unveil “Super Storm,” a new pendulum ride that promoters hope to open by July 4 as a symbol of the region’s resilience.“Tornado, Cyclone, these are common names for rides of
General Electric Co and Boeing Co have alerted airlines about a potential problem with engines on Boeing's long-range 777 jumbo jet that caused the engines to shut in mid-flight twice this year. The problem affects about 118 so-called transfer gear boxes made between September and March. The part, made by Italian company Avio SpA, are on about 26 in service 777-300ER jets and another 44 aircr...
Extra go-arounds are welcome if you’re on a carousel, but not so great if you’re on an airplane hoping to make an on-time landing and a connection at an airport. Now, air traffic controllers have a new computer software tool that’s helps significantly reduce when planes are forced to circle around the airport before a landing.For safety, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has set standards
If you're traveling light, you can board earlier on American Airlines. The airline said Thursday that people carrying just a personal item that fits under the seat — no rolling suitcases — will be allowed to board before most other passengers. American said that the change will speed up the boarding process and allow flights to take off sooner, helping the airline improve its on-time performance..
ISTANBUL- A hot-air balloon flying over a tourist destination in central Turkey crashed after colliding with another balloon on Monday, the Anatolian news agency reported.A Brazilian passenger was killed and 24 other people were injuried when the accident occurred near the city of Nevsehir in Cappadocia, an area famous for its geological features called fairy chimneys. Balloon rides are a popular