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Major Blizzard Bears Down on Northeast, 4,000 Flights Cancelled

Major Blizzard Bears Down on Northeast, 4,000 Flights Cancelled

Editor’s note: An updated report on the storm may be found here.
As snow began to fall in the Northeast, people in the region, especially in areas where Hurricane Sandy struck hardest, began to stock up on supplies, motorists lined up to fill their tanks, and school children got a day off.  Airlines, which started to cancel flights well in advance of the storm, continued to cancel flights overnight into and out …

Northeast Prepares for Major Winter Storm, 2,500 Flights Cancelled Ahead of Nor’easter

Northeast Prepares for Major Winter Storm, 2,500 Flights Cancelled Ahead of Nor’easter

Editor’s note: An updated report on the storm may be found here.
As a major winter storm closes in on the Northeast, cities from New York to Maine are making preparations for what has all the makings of a historic blizzard.  The behemoth weather system is expected to drop between one and three feet of snow in some areas,and some cities could see record-setting snowfall..
Airlines began cancelling flights well in advance of …

Blizzard Forecast for Eastern Seaboard on Friday, Hundreds of Flights Impacted

Blizzard Forecast for Eastern Seaboard on Friday, Hundreds of Flights Impacted

As another storm moved across the Midwest Tuesday, all eyes were on Winter Storm Nemo, a nor’easter that the National Weather Service called “potentially historic.”
Starting Friday, moderate snowfall is expected from the Upper Midwest through the northern Great Lakes as the storm moves east, but very heavy snowfall is expected in New England.  Much of Massachusetts can expect to see between two and three feet of snow, while other parts …

Copa Airlines New Routes, New Planes for 2013

Copa Airlines New Routes, New Planes for 2013

Copa Airlines has announced its plans for the coming year.  These include an increase in flights to three of its key destinations, an expansion of its fleet, and the addition of new service between Panama and Boston.
Beginning in July 2013, the airline will increase its flight frequencies between Tocumen International Airport in Panama City, Panama, and Orlando, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, and Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.  To Orlando, …

NTSB Rules Out Excessive Voltage as Cause for Dreamliner Battery Fire

NTSB Rules Out Excessive Voltage as Cause for Dreamliner Battery Fire

Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board announced progress with the investigation of a battery fire on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner in Boston that occurred earlier this month and said on Sunday that they were ruling out excessive voltage as the cause.
The Dreamliner was grounded by aviation authorities and airlines around the world on Wednesday after a second battery-related problem caused a fire on board a Dreamliner aircraft while on …

Dreamliner Under Scrutiny: Teething Problems or Sign of Things to Come?

Dreamliner Under Scrutiny: Teething Problems or Sign of Things to Come?

Boeing and its launch partners for the 787 Dreamliner aircraft, which include All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines, United Airlines, and LOT Polish Airlines, had been planning the new airplane’s debut for years and hoped for lots of publicity.  One year later, the Dreamliner is continuing to garner headlines, but not necessarily the kind these companies had hoped for.
Earlier today, ANA had to cancel a domestic Dreamliner flight destined for Tokyo’s …

Alaska Airlines Announces New Service From San Diego to Boston and Kauai

Alaska Airlines Announces New Service From San Diego to Boston and Kauai

Alaska Airlines has announced that it will begin new service between San Diego and Boston, and San Diego and Lihue, a town on the island of Kauai, Hawaii.  Service to Boston is scheduled to begin on March 29, 2013, while service to Kauai is set to begin on June 7, 2013.
Flights between San Diego and Boston will depart from San Diego at 9:30 a.m. and arrive in Boston at 5:55 …