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Tag: US Federal Aviation Administration

  • Thursday, May 16th 2019 - 06:48 UTC

    US suspends all commercial passenger and cargo flights with Venezuela

    Many international airlines had stopped flying to Venezuela anyway because of security concerns and disputes over money they say the government owes them

    The US Department of Transportation on Wednesday ordered the suspension of all commercial passenger and cargo flights between the United States and Venezuela, citing reports of unrest and violence around airports in the South American country.

  • Thursday, July 9th 2015 - 03:33 UTC

    All United Airlines grounded for almost two hours because of computer problems

    ”We are restoring regular flight operations, but some customers may experience residual delays (Wednesday),” United said in an afternoon statement.

    All United Airlines flights were grounded for almost two hours early Wednesday due to a computer hardware problem, creating travel headaches for tens of thousands of passengers that stretched into the afternoon. United said 800 flights had been delayed, with four flights canceled on its main carrier and 55 on its regional partners. A similar situation happened on 2 June when United flights were also grounded due to “automation issues.”

  • Wednesday, August 27th 2014 - 20:52 UTC

    Knee Defender causes incident in airliner and forces an unscheduled stop

    The Knee Defender is banned on some airlines, and recommends users “to be courteous and do not hog space”

    An airliner has been diverted after a row broke out over one passenger's use of a device to prevent the seat in front of him from reclining. A male and female passenger were involved in a heated dispute last Sunday, after the male passenger attached a Knee Defender to his seat.