American Airlines worker Darren Carbone (right) was guiding a plane from its gate at a Texas airport on Tuesday when he spotted a driverless truck rolling backwards on the runway. Carbone then reportedly rushed towards the truck before jumping inside and stepping on the breaks, avoiding a crash into a nearby plane.
American Airlines released a statement applauding Mr Carbone’s “quick thinking and action to prevent any injury to personnel as well as damage to aircraft or other property at our largest hub”.
Carbone says he is just grateful no one got hurt.
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The ban that was placed in March meant that passengers couldn’t carry laptops or large electronic devices to or from eight mostly Muslim nations for fear of bombs being concealed in them.
Emirates stated that they worked with the US authorities to meet new security rules, and many other airlines with the same ban are announcing a lift too.
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Stobart Air has announced a €25 million investment in the airline including the addition of a new jet aircraft to its 17-strong fleet and the creation of 60 new jobs (24 pilots and 36 cabin crew).The Irish airline expects to fill the new roles in the coming weeks, and a recruitment campaign is currently underway.
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Korean Air introduced the new pet program SKYPETS last week, allowing pets to earn “stamps” on each trip they make and redeem them in the future for free travel. A pet earns a stamp on every internal flight they make in Korea, while international trips will earn them two stamps.
Passengers can register a maximum of five pets (dogs, cats or birds) for the service.
Korean Air isn’t the only company to introduce reward systems for passengers flying with pets, with JetBlue passengers can earn 300 TrueBlue points for every flight they take with a pet in the United States, and Virgin Atlantic has Flaying Paws which rewards passengers with pets 1,000 or 2,000 Flying Club miles.
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United Airlines announced today that it is introducing daily nonstop flights between its Los Angeles International Airport hub and Singapore's Changi Airport.
The changes are subject to government approval but are planned to be effective on 27 October this year.
United's LAX-SIN route will be the longest scheduled nonstop flight to or from the U.S.
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