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U.S. Airports to Test for Deadly China Virus

U.S. Airports to Test for Deadly China Virus

Three airports in the United States will screen travelers arriving from China for a deadly new virus that has sickened dozens in Wuhan, China, and is spreading throughout Asia.
“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is closely monitoring an outbreak caused by a novel (new) coronavirus in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China,” the agency said.  “Chinese authorities identified the new coronavirus, which has resulted in more than 40 confirmed human infections …

Delta Jet Dumps Fuel Over Playground Filled with Children

Delta Jet Dumps Fuel Over Playground Filled with Children

A Delta Air Lines aircraft that was returning to Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday morning dropped jet fuel onto a school playground, officials said. The action doused multiple pupils at Park Avenue Elementary School in Cudahy.
Delta Flight 89 – a Boeing 777-200 – had taken off from LAX at 11:32 a.m. local  time with over 140 passengers on board,  and was en route to Shanghai Pudong International Airport, when …

Thanksgiving Travel ‘Very Difficult’ as Winter Weather Strikes Much of the U.S

Thanksgiving Travel ‘Very Difficult’ as Winter Weather Strikes Much of the U.S

Two major storms have made it impossible for some to travel over the river and through the woods on Thursday, which is a holiday in the United States.
More than 55 million people are expected to – or at least had hoped to –  travel in the course of the holiday weekend.
“Widespread winter weather, flash flood and wind watches, warnings and advisories are currently in effect from the National Weather Service …

Norwegian Air to Drop Key Routes from Copenhagen and Stockholm to the U.S.

Norwegian Air to Drop Key Routes from Copenhagen and Stockholm to the U.S.

Scandinavian low-cost carrier Norwegian Air said plans to discontinue multiple long-haul routes to the United States and Thailand next spring.
Seasonal flights linking both New York and Los Angeles to Copenhagen and Stockholm won’t return as originally scheduled.  It will also discontinue service from those two Scandinavian cities to Bangkok and Krabi, Thailand.  It has no plans to discontinue current routes from Oslo to the United States, however, nor is it …

California Introduces ‘MyShake’ Earthquake Alert App

California Introduces ‘MyShake’ Earthquake Alert App

Officials in California debuted MyShake, an app that will alert Californians when an earthquake is coming.
Built by developers at the University of California, Berkeley, MyShake will offer early warnings of an earthquake from anywhere in the state.
The app is available for Apple iOS and Android devices. It relies on the hundreds of sensors in the state placed by the U.S. Geological Survey and an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.5 …

United Airlines ‘Her Art’ California Edition Boeing 757 Takes Flight

United Airlines ‘Her Art’ California Edition Boeing 757 Takes Flight

A United Airlines Boeing 757 with a California-themed livery on its fuselage and tail took to the skies Sunday in the Golden State.
The airline has two hubs in the state, one in San Francisco and one in Los Angeles.
The artwork includes the Golden Gate Bridge, sunglasses, and palm trees.  It also includes a globe that is intended to signal the airline’s worldwide connectivity.
The artwork was designed by a local artist, …

Los Angeles Airport to End Curbside Pickup for Uber and Lyft

Los Angeles Airport to End Curbside Pickup for Uber and Lyft

Los Angeles International Airport will ban ride-hailing companies from picking up passengers outside its terminals, airport officials said Thursday.
Drop-offs will still be permitted, however.
Arriving passengers will have to take a shuttle bus to a parking lot adjacent to Terminal 1 in order to meet their Uber or Lyft drivers, the airport said.  The new procedure will go into effect on or about October 29.
Hailing a taxi at LAX isn’t any …