A few weeks ago, Tony Hoard, a 57-year-old manufacturing worker in Indiana, boarded a flight on Midwest Airlines to Las Vegas, Nevada, with his Australian Shepherd. The flight attendant smiled at the two and said, "Welcome aboard."
Control tower tapes reveal that the pilot of presidential hopeful Barack Obama's plane told air traffic controllers there was an emergency when he made an unscheduled landing last month in St. Louis, Missouri.
Midwest Air Group Inc., which had been fending off hostile suitor AirTran Holdings Inc., said Friday it accepted a higher bid of about $450 million from private equity firm TPG Capital and Northwest Airlines Corp.
You're sitting on an airplane, 30,000 feet away from anything that might stimulate your taste buds. Your stomach starts to growl. You see the flight attendant wheeling the meal cart down the aisle. It's decision time. Do you dare sample these unidentified flying objects, or do you fight hunger pains for the rest of the flight?