Air Travel News 8.16.11

Air, Air Travel News — By on August 16, 2011 at 6:00 am

by Nancy Yeomans

LG Air Travel News Editor

Look up in the sky! It’s a bird….it’s a plane! No….it’s your weekly air travel news! Here’s what’s happening in the world of aviation, from the ground up.

News To No One

It’s official: Newark’s Liberty International Airport has the most delayed flights. Forty of every 100 delays originate at this airport. It’s a fact I know to be true from sad personal experience. When at all possible avoid, avoid, avoid.  Source:  FoxNews

Not Safe Anywhere

We’d like to think that U.S. Ski Team athletes might have better manners, but this behavior brings ‘airline passengers behaving badly’ to a new low. On an overnight JetBlue flight from Portland to New York’s JFK airport an 18-year-old from the Ski Team’s development squad apparently mistook a 12-year-old girl’s airline seat for the lavatory. The cause was the seven or eight cocktails the teenager consumed before boarding the flight… hmmm, isn’t the drinking age 21?  Source:  SeattlePI

Paw-sitively The Best

Petfinder.com has named the airlines it deems most obliging to girl’s best friend. Not surprisingly, Pet Airways won top billing. Only animals are allowed on their flights and they fly in the main cabin, not in the cargo hold. JetBlue, Frontier and WestJet were also mentioned for having stand-out pet policies.  Source:  NYTimes

It’s Batty In Here

If this concerns you, you’d probably already know it. On August 5, a Delta flight from Madison, Wis. to Atlanta had an unwanted passenger… a bat. The CDC is contacting the passengers on the flight as bats can carry rabies and the one in question escaped after the plane landed and before they could test it for the disease. Warning, this link contains a video… I got chills just watching it. Source:  USAToday

New Routes

A batch of new routes to fly you all over the globe. Airlines include American, ANA, Frontier, Korean Air and VivaAerobus.  Source:  Jaunted

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