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Understanding airplane turbulenceupdated: Wed Jul 11 2012 19:24:00

HLN's Evening Express team talks with aviation expert Jim Tilmon about turbulence and how pilots prepare for it.

'Craziness' reigns aboard flight waiting to take off from LaGuardia Airportupdated: Sat Jun 30 2012 00:10:00

The situation aboard an American Eagle jet waiting to take off from New York's LaGuardia Airport turned into "absolute craziness" when a frustrated flight attendant started yelling over the intercom, a passenger said Friday.

Severe turbulence injures fiveupdated: Wed Jun 13 2012 19:05:00

Turbulence forced a United Airlines flight bound for New York's LaGuardia Airport to land shortly after takeoff Tuesday night and sent five people to the hospital, a United spokeswoman confirmed.

Anatomy of an airport security breach updated: Thu Feb 02 2012 02:28:00

By all accounts, it started innocently. An airport screener missed a bag.

TSA discovery prompts New York bomb scare - six hours laterupdated: Tue Jan 31 2012 01:19:00

A New York airport screener who removed two pipes from a traveler's bag and set them aside Monday morning prompted a security scare six hours later when the next shift saw the pipes and feared they might be pipe bombs, local and federal officials said.

Tough New York gun law stirs debateupdated: Sat Jan 21 2012 23:24:00

The arrest of a former Marine stirs a national debate over gun laws. CNN's Susan Candiotti reports.

New York gun law triggers confusion, arrests for visitorsupdated: Sat Jan 21 2012 23:24:00

An online campaign in support of a former U.S. Marine -- arrested for attempting to security-check his pistol while visiting the Empire State Building -- is bringing new attention and a fair amount of scrutiny to one of the nation's toughest gun-control laws.

White Christmas for some, mild for othersupdated: Sat Dec 24 2011 15:39:00

Parts of west Texas could see a white Christmas this year, though other areas, like Dallas, can expect rain.

High winds, snow could impact holiday travelupdated: Fri Dec 23 2011 17:05:00

High winds and snow prompted airport and highway delays in some metropolitan areas Friday, potentially snarling holiday travel plans on one of the nation's busiest travel days.

Tea Party member arrested on gun charge at NY airportupdated: Thu Dec 15 2011 21:09:00

A leader of a Tea Party group was arrested Thursday at New York's LaGuardia Airport while in possession of a handgun, prosecutors said.

Pilot stuck in lavatory prompts terror scareupdated: Fri Nov 18 2011 14:02:00

A pilot stuck in the lavatory may sound like the opening line of a joke, but it triggered a terror scare on a flight from Asheville, North Carolina, to New York on Wednesday evening.

Man proposes to girlfriend in-flightupdated: Mon Oct 24 2011 12:13:00

Romance and flying rarely go together anymore, unless you fall in love 35,000 feet above ground and get engaged in-flight.

Hurricane forces widespread air, train cancellationsupdated: Mon Aug 29 2011 06:50:00

Here are some of the latest travel-related developments stemming from Hurricane Irene:

FAA denies runway zone at LaGuardia shortenedupdated: Mon Aug 15 2011 21:07:00

The Federal Aviation Administration denied Monday charges it had altered a runway protection zone around New York's LaGuardia airport to accommodate a controversial New York City garbage transfer center.

Expected cost of FAA funding feud: At least $1.2 billionupdated: Mon Aug 01 2011 23:09:00

The House adjourned for summer recess Monday night without resolving a Federal Aviation Administration funding impasse, almost guaranteeing that nearly 4,000 FAA employees will remain furloughed for the next month, and that the federal government will lose at least $1.2 billion in airline passenger tax revenue.

Riding the rails or flying the skiesupdated: Wed Apr 13 2011 09:33:00

People have their allegiances when it comes to flying or riding the rails. CNN's Sandra Endo compares the two.

Train or plane? Travelers weigh inupdated: Wed Apr 13 2011 09:33:00

Traveling from point A to B is often a race against time, but it's not always the most important factor.

Hotel of last resort: The airportupdated: Tue Apr 12 2011 10:07:00

You're at an airport late at night. The flight home has been canceled. Nearby hotels are all booked. What can you do?

Hotel of last resort, the airportupdated: Tue Apr 12 2011 10:07:00

Airports across the globe are doubling as hotels, reports CNN's Allan Chernoff.

Fuel truck, Delta jet collide at LaGuardiaupdated: Mon Feb 14 2011 08:47:00

A fuel truck collided with a parked Delta Air Lines jet at LaGuardia Airport Sunday afternoon, according to officials for the airline and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

Nearly 10,000 flights canceled since holiday blizzard beganupdated: Tue Dec 28 2010 19:34:00

Close to 10,000 total flights have been canceled since the beginning of a holiday blizzard that blanketed much of the U.S. northeast with snow and left thousands stranded.

Monster storm pounds Northeastupdated: Tue Dec 28 2010 19:34:00

Mother Nature strikes down hard in the Northeast bringing travel to a standstill. CNN's Mary Snow reports

New York airport opens runwayupdated: Mon Dec 27 2010 22:45:00

New York's LaGuardia Airport opens a runway, as snowplows continue to work. CNN's Allan Chernoff reports.

Overcoming the fear of flyingupdated: Thu Dec 23 2010 10:10:00

CNN's Allan Chernoff looks at one woman's quest to overcome her nerves every time she gets on a plane.

Overcoming the fear of flyingupdated: Thu Dec 23 2010 10:10:00

Laura Edmonds has a look of horror on her face as she turns to look out the airplane window.

Southwest tops Zagat airline surveyupdated: Mon Nov 29 2010 12:59:00

There is one thing people seem to like about flying: Southwest.

Round two of storms slows airport travelupdated: Wed Oct 27 2010 19:30:00

A system of ferocious storm cells is delaying flight travel at key airports. CNN's Chad Myers reports.

Storm system spurs tornado sightings, airport delaysupdated: Wed Oct 27 2010 19:30:00

A system that was pushing ferocious storm cells in a track from Mississippi to the mid-Atlantic states brought reports of tornado sightings and delays at several large airports on Wednesday. Hero Pilot Sully Puts the Brakes on His Flying Careerupdated: Wed Mar 03 2010 16:32:00

Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger is retiring from US Airways at age 59

Passenger's prayer ritual prompts flight diversionupdated: Thu Jan 21 2010 13:07:00

An Orthodox Jewish man apparently preparing to pray prompted authorities to divert a Louisville, Kentucky-bound US Airways Express plane Thursday.

'Pyrotechnic device' found on domestic flightupdated: Mon Dec 28 2009 16:51:00

A man was questioned by the FBI after he was discovered to have taken a "pyrotechnic device" onto an airline flight from Baltimore, Maryland, to New York City, FBI spokesman Richard Kolko told CNN Monday.

Airlines scramble after winter storm delays flightsupdated: Mon Dec 21 2009 03:26:00

Airlines were scrambling to accommodate passengers affected by the cancellation of hundreds of flights after a monster weekend winter storm that blanketed a swath of the East Coast.

Flights return to D.C. skiesupdated: Sun Dec 20 2009 21:28:00

Reagan National airport reopens after being hit with 16 inches of snow.

CNN's most-viewed online stories of 2009updated: Wed Dec 16 2009 16:34:00

CNN's 20 most-viewed stories online during 2009 ranged from obituaries to reports on plane crashes and crimes. They included the stories of a runaway balloon in Colorado and a celebrity athlete accused of having multiple affairs. Here they are -- starting with the most popular.

Holiday travelers brave airports, roadsupdated: Wed Nov 25 2009 15:33:00

Travelers across the United States arrived en masse at airports, hit the roads and boarded trains Wednesday, a day before the Thanksgiving holiday.

Hard work keeps planes flyingupdated: Wed Nov 25 2009 15:33:00

CNN's Rob Marciano goes behind the scenes of the largest carrier at the nation's busiest airport.

Slight rise in Thanksgiving travelers likelyupdated: Wed Nov 25 2009 11:02:00

A slightly higher number of Americans will travel Thanksgiving holiday weekend compared with last year, but those traveling by air is expected to decline, AAA said. Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger Flies Againupdated: Thu Oct 01 2009 12:27:00

The "Hero of the Hudson" begins his first day back on the job since saving Flight 1549

Helicopter raised, victims identified after crash over Hudsonupdated: Sun Aug 09 2009 20:30:00

Investigators have raised the wreckage of the helicopter involved in Saturday's deadly mid-air collision over the Hudson River, but they were still looking for the small plane involved in the crash, authorities said Sunday.

Man indicted in fake bomb scare at airportupdated: Fri Aug 07 2009 14:56:00

A man accused of entering New York's LaGuardia Airport with a bag containing wires and batteries has been indicted on terror-related charges.

Scare at LaGuardia Airportupdated: Sat Aug 01 2009 23:25:00

A man with a bag containing wires and batteries enters LaGuardia Airport, causing evacuation. Susan Candiotti reports.

Judge orders psych evaluation for suspect in airport scareupdated: Sat Aug 01 2009 23:25:00

A man accused of entering New York's LaGuardia Airport with a bag containing wires and batteries, sparking suspicion and leading to a large-scale evacuation, was ordered Saturday to undergo a psychiatric evaluation, a prosecutor said.

Newly opened database shows airplane bird strikes not rareupdated: Fri Apr 24 2009 20:04:00

Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger's run-in with a flock of Canada geese may be the most famous man-versus-nature story in recent months. But a federal database opened to the public Friday reveals just how commonplace airplanes' encounters with wildlife are. SNEAK PEEK: Flight 1549 Hero on 'Remarkable' Landingupdated: Fri Feb 13 2009 12:50:00

In this week's PEOPLE, Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger III recounts the terrifying moments in the cockpit and reflects on saving lives

Recent major plane incidentsupdated: Fri Feb 13 2009 06:56:00

The Continental Airlines plane that crashed in Clarence Center, New York, late Thursday is one of several major incidents over the past two months.

Canada geese brought Flight 1549 down, NTSB saysupdated: Thu Feb 12 2009 18:05:00

Canada geese got into both engines of US Airways Flight 1549 and forced the plane to ditch into the Hudson River last month, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday. Pilot Calmly Says: 'We May Wind Up in the Hudson'updated: Thu Feb 05 2009 16:24:00

In cockpit voice recording, an unrattled Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger tells the controller he's "unable" to return to airport

NTSB: Bird remains found in Hudson plane's enginesupdated: Wed Feb 04 2009 18:08:00

The National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday that both engines of the US Airways flight that ditched last month into the Hudson River contained bird remains.

CNNMoney: Flying to NYC? Good chance you're lateupdated: Wed Feb 04 2009 12:54:00

The New York metropolitan area's three major airports had the worst U.S. on-time record in January, according to an organization that tracks and compiles data about the airline industry.

Flight 1549 pilot gets warm welcome in hometownupdated: Sun Jan 25 2009 10:54:00

The pilot who made a treacherous crash-landing on New York's Hudson River look like a routine maneuver got a hero's welcome Saturday in his California hometown.

Flight 1549's missing engine pulled from Hudson Riverupdated: Fri Jan 23 2009 21:29:00

The missing engine from a US Airways jet that ditched in the Hudson River was recovered Friday, more than a week after the crash landing.

Passengers report scare on earlier US Airways Flight 1549updated: Tue Jan 20 2009 19:52:00

Two days before US Airways Flight 1549 crashed into the Hudson River, passengers on the same route and same aircraft say they heard a series of loud bangs and the flight crew told them they could have to make an emergency landing, CNN has learned.

Plane lifted from Hudson Riverupdated: Tue Jan 20 2009 19:52:00

US Airways Flight 1549 was retrieved from the Hudson River on Saturday.

U.S. Airways sends $5,000 to passengers in crash-landingupdated: Tue Jan 20 2009 11:44:00

U.S. Airways has sent a check for $5,000 to each passenger who was on the plane that crashed in the Hudson River last week, saying it will be months before they receive any of their possessions that were on the plane and are recoverable.

iReporter: 'It looked like a perfectly smooth landing'updated: Sun Jan 18 2009 13:59:00

By many eyewitness accounts, when US Airways flight 1549 crashed into the Hudson River, it looked like a completely normal landing -- except it was in the water.

Plane in Hudson tells story of what went right, NTSB saysupdated: Fri Jan 16 2009 23:01:00

The National Transportation Safety Board and other agencies are investigating not only what went wrong, but also what went right Thursday when a US Airways flight ended in the Hudson River without any deaths or major injuries. More Than 150 People Rescued After Plane Lands in Hudson Riverupdated: Fri Jan 16 2009 10:47:00

There are no fatalities when a US Airways jet reportedly flies into flock of geese

Iowan: Cold hurts, makes 'skin burn'updated: Thu Jan 15 2009 23:54:00

Bitter cold weather was sweeping across the nation Thursday, putting the Midwest in a deep freeze.

Airplane crash-lands into Hudson River; all aboard reported safeupdated: Thu Jan 15 2009 23:12:00

A US Airways plane with 155 people on board ditched into a chilly Hudson River on Thursday, apparently after striking at least one bird upon takeoff from New York's LaGuardia Airport, according to officials and passengers.

Passenger: 'It seemed like it lasted an eternity'updated: Thu Jan 15 2009 22:06:00

Fred Berretta was aboard US Airways Flight 1549 bound for Charlotte, North Carolina, when he heard a loud bang and the plane shook.

CNNMoney: Bank staffers were on plane that crashedupdated: Thu Jan 15 2009 21:59:00

Several Bank of America employees were on the plane that crashed into New York City's frigid Hudson River Thursday afternoon.

Highways closed, flights canceled as winter roars inupdated: Mon Dec 22 2008 21:09:00

Severe winter weather was creating Christmas week travel headaches across the country Monday, canceling flights and closing major highways. Phil Taylor: I'm a Shea Stadium kind of guyupdated: Wed Jul 23 2008 13:38:00

I was born in a town called Flushing. When you have something like that in your past, you feel a little silly pretending to be a man of great refinement. And so, I will freely admit to preferring a dive bar over a five-star restaurant, a worn-in pair of jeans over a tailored suit. I don't need fancy, I don't need trendy, I don't need scenic. Maybe you see where I'm going with this. Flushing. Plain. Basic. Phil Taylor: The beauty of baseball on the road updated: Wed Jun 04 2008 13:05:00

Every year around this time, the familiar wanderlust rises again. As if carried on a summer breeze, it floats in and wraps itself around us, pulling us toward the open road. The lucky ones among us give in to the urge and allow it to take us across the country, from stadium to stadium, ballgame to ballgame. The rest of us dream of the journey, promising ourselves that one of these days we'll get out there and discover America, one ballpark at a time.

Bumped fliers could get $800updated: Wed Apr 16 2008 13:00:00

The government is ordering airlines to double the compensation they must pay passengers bumped from oversold flights to as much as $800 under certain conditions. American Cuts More Flights; Fliers Fumeupdated: Fri Apr 11 2008 11:00:00

The financial toll and loss of goodwill likely would grow as well, as the inspection-related mess spread further to other carriers and hurt an industry already bleeding cash thanks to high fuel costs American Cancels 850 Flightsupdated: Wed Apr 09 2008 12:00:00

American Airlines canceled 850 flights Wednesday -- more than one-third of its schedule -- as it spent a second straight day inspecting the wiring on some of its jets

Flights delayed for hours by Northeast stormsupdated: Fri Feb 22 2008 15:11:00

Snowstorms whipped through the Northeast on Friday, causing significant travel delays at airports in the New York area and elsewhere. NYC Air Traffic Snarled by Snowstormupdated: Fri Feb 22 2008 09:00:00

A snowstorm blanketed New York City early Friday, causing headaches for commuters and delaying flights at the region's major airports Feds May Limit Flights from NYCupdated: Wed Dec 19 2007 10:00:00

The government will try to ease chronic nationwide air travel delays by limiting flights where those backups usually begin -- in New York City

CNNMoney: Bush calls for action on airport delaysupdated: Thu Sep 27 2007 04:27:00

President Bush said Thursday that he has asked his transportation secretary to make sure that travelers delayed at airports are treated fairly.

Storms kill one, disrupt travel around New York Cityupdated: Wed Aug 08 2007 22:59:00

Strong winds and heavy rainstorms tore through the Big Apple early Wednesday, killing one person and wreaking havoc on the region's transit system and causing delays at two major airports.

Airline asks, 'Is that a monkey in your ponytail?'updated: Wed Aug 08 2007 06:52:00

Passengers aboard Spirit Airlines Flight 180 from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to New York's LaGuardia International Airport had an unexpected travel companion Tuesday: a small monkey.

Flight delays, crowded skies may squeeze summer travelersupdated: Thu Jun 14 2007 11:31:00

Major flight delays in the northeastern United States and Atlanta, Georgia, this week could be a telling sign of what is in store for air travelers this summer.

The hyphenated lifeupdated: Fri Nov 24 2006 12:05:00

More than 300 people crammed into a hotel ballroom near LaGuardia Airport to spend a Sunday evening in an attempt to understand both sides of the hyphen that defines their lives.

Wicked weather delays East Coast travelersupdated: Wed Nov 22 2006 04:47:00

Bad weather on the East Coast is complicating travel for some of the millions of Americans taking to the roads and skies to join family and friends for Thanksgiving.

Manhattan high: Discover the city beneath the spansupdated: Thu Sep 21 2006 08:16:00

Weekdays, Walt Wright suits up for business in a prestigious actuarial-consulting firm in New York City. Come the weekend, this land-bound Superman changes into his khaki shorts, sturdy windbreaker and beloved Mephisto shoes. A member of Shorewalkers, the local group that puts on dozens of New York pedestrian adventures year-round, Walt created and leads one of the organization's most ambitious itineraries -- the New York Bridge Walk. His path turns anonymous asphalt into a front-row balcony for dramatic views that bracket the shores of Manhattan.

Power outages interrupt train, air service in New Yorkupdated: Tue Jul 18 2006 12:57:00

Scattered power outages in New York inconvenienced tens of thousands of travelers Tuesday as Con Edison struggled to meet high demand for power in the face of sweltering temperatures.

LaGuardia terminal evacuated; departures haltedupdated: Fri Mar 10 2006 16:34:00

The Delta terminal at LaGuardia Airport in New York City was evacuated for about two hours Friday after a man whose shoes provided an initial positive alert for explosives left the screening area, the Transportation Security Administration said.

Record snowfall buries New York Cityupdated: Sun Feb 12 2006 06:29:00

A raging nor'easter howled up the East Coast on Sunday, breaking a snowfall record in New York, shutting down airports and dumping more than two feet of snow on parts of the Northeast and Middle Atlantic states.

Flights canceled as storm heads up East Coastupdated: Sat Feb 11 2006 21:16:00

A winter storm intensified Saturday night as it moved up the East Coast, causing airlines to cancel dozens of flights after up to 14 inches of snow was forecast for some areas by Sunday evening.

Beatles guitar, Cobain letter set for auctionupdated: Fri Nov 26 2004 09:48:00

Rock 'n' roll fans with deep pockets can buy a Beatles guitar or a mugshot of the pop star formerly known as Cat Stevens at what Christie's said Wednesday was its biggest auction of show business memorabilia.

FBI: Man demanded jet fly to Australiaupdated: Sat Jan 10 2004 14:18:00

An American Eagle commuter flight from New York to Washington was diverted Saturday because a threat was made by a passenger "against the aircraft," an airline spokeswoman said.

Money Magazine: FlightSafety International spreads its make-believe wingsupdated: Fri Jun 01 1990 00:01:00

After a turbulent 1989, the airline industry has reached cruising speed with a 7.6% surge in business for the first quarter. One attractive way to play this rebound, analysts say, is through Flight...

Fortune: Shuttle warsupdated: Mon Dec 08 1986 00:01:00

An East Coast air-shuttle war is raging, and the passengers seem to be winning. Pan American World Airways is challenging the defending champ on the Boston-New York-Washington route, Eastern Air Li...

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