If you're one of the many airline passengers and
aviation enthusiasts who lamented this year's shutdown of Aloha
Airlines, you may want to swallow an aspirin before reading this
next story. On second thought... make that two aspirin, washed down
by an adult beverage.
An anti-government protest group, the People's Alliance for
Democracy, has occupied the terminal at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi
airport since last Tuesday, forcing the cancellation of all
flights. Service into Bangkok's second airport, Don Meuang, has
also been curtailed by the PAD.
The failure of an automatic nosewheel centering system on a
JetBlue Airways Airbus A320 led to the flight's 2005 emergency
landing at Los Angeles International Airport, according to a
National Transportation Safety Board report.
A report on a security breach at Orlando International Airport
released by the Transportation Security Administration accuses
Delta and the Orlando Police Department of failing to follow TSA
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Los Angeles
International Airport officials proudly announced plans on November
17 for the modernization and expansion of LAX. Attended by airline
executives, elected officials and business leaders, a ceremony at
LAX's Flight Path Learning Center presented architectural models
illustrating designs for the upgrade.