HLN's Evening Express team talks with aviation expert Jim Tilmon about turbulence and how pilots prepare for it.
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.
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.
By all accounts, it started innocently. An airport screener missed a bag.
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.
The arrest of a former Marine stirs a national debate over gun laws. CNN's Susan Candiotti reports.
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.
Parts of west Texas could see a white Christmas this year, though other areas, like Dallas, can expect rain.
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.
A leader of a Tea Party group was arrested Thursday at New York's LaGuardia Airport while in possession of a handgun, prosecutors said.
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.
Romance and flying rarely go together anymore, unless you fall in love 35,000 feet above ground and get engaged in-flight.
Here are some of the latest travel-related developments stemming from Hurricane Irene:
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.
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.
People have their allegiances when it comes to flying or riding the rails. CNN's Sandra Endo compares the two.
Traveling from point A to B is often a race against time, but it's not always the most important factor.
You're at an airport late at night. The flight home has been canceled. Nearby hotels are all booked. What can you do?
Airports across the globe are doubling as hotels, reports CNN's Allan Chernoff.
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.
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.
Mother Nature strikes down hard in the Northeast bringing travel to a standstill. CNN's Mary Snow reports
New York's LaGuardia Airport opens a runway, as snowplows continue to work. CNN's Allan Chernoff reports.
CNN's Allan Chernoff looks at one woman's quest to overcome her nerves every time she gets on a plane.
Laura Edmonds has a look of horror on her face as she turns to look out the airplane window.
There is one thing people seem to like about flying: Southwest.
A system of ferocious storm cells is delaying flight travel at key airports. CNN's Chad Myers reports.
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.
Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger is retiring from US Airways at age 59
An Orthodox Jewish man apparently preparing to pray prompted authorities to divert a Louisville, Kentucky-bound US Airways Express plane Thursday.
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 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.
Reagan National airport reopens after being hit with 16 inches of snow.
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.
Travelers across the United States arrived en masse at airports, hit the roads and boarded trains Wednesday, a day before the Thanksgiving holiday.
CNN's Rob Marciano goes behind the scenes of the largest carrier at the nation's busiest airport.
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.
The "Hero of the Hudson" begins his first day back on the job since saving Flight 1549
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.
A man accused of entering New York's LaGuardia Airport with a bag containing wires and batteries has been indicted on terror-related charges.
A man with a bag containing wires and batteries enters LaGuardia Airport, causing evacuation. Susan Candiotti reports.
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.
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.
In this week's PEOPLE, Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger III recounts the terrifying moments in the cockpit and reflects on saving lives
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 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.
In cockpit voice recording, an unrattled Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger tells the controller he's "unable" to return to airport
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
US Airways Flight 1549 was retrieved from the Hudson River on Saturday.
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.
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.
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.
There are no fatalities when a US Airways jet reportedly flies into flock of geese
Bitter cold weather was sweeping across the nation Thursday, putting the Midwest in a deep freeze.
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.
Fred Berretta was aboard US Airways Flight 1549 bound for Charlotte, North Carolina, when he heard a loud bang and the plane shook.
Several Bank of America employees were on the plane that crashed into New York City's frigid Hudson River Thursday afternoon.
Severe winter weather was creating Christmas week travel headaches across the country Monday, canceling flights and closing major highways.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
Snowstorms whipped through the Northeast on Friday, causing significant travel delays at airports in the New York area and elsewhere.
A snowstorm blanketed New York City early Friday, causing headaches for commuters and delaying flights at the region's major airports
The government will try to ease chronic nationwide air travel delays by limiting flights where those backups usually begin -- in New York City
President Bush said Thursday that he has asked his transportation secretary to make sure that travelers delayed at airports are treated fairly.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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