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Flight delayed, executive resigns over bags of nuts

A recent Korean Air flight was delayed when its chairman’s daughter, who was also vice president responsible for cabin service at the airline, ordered a senior crew member off the plane. The crime? Allowing her and other passengers in the pointy end of the aircraft to be served bagged macadamia nuts instead of nuts on a plate.

 
New iris scanners tout quick trip through McCarran security

Developers of a new biometric scanning system that verifies passenger identities at airports are the first to admit that some customers like the idea of having their irises scanned because it looks so cool.

 
JetBlue adds checked bag fee to new airfare class

JetBlue Airways announced Wednesday that it will charge certain customers for their first checked bag, yielding to pressure from analysts who criticized the airline for not adding fees in step with other carriers.

 
What’s OK (and not OK) to carry on a plane

The Transportation Security Administration on Tuesday displayed thousands of items confiscated from carry-on bags over three months at Kennedy Airport. As the chaotic holiday travel season approaches, the agency wanted to remind the public what carry-on items are no-nos.

 
Why are airfare prices going up if gas is cheaper?

U.S. airlines are saving tens of millions of dollars every week because of lower prices for jet fuel, their largest expense. So why don’t they share some of the savings with passengers?

 
Man claims airline lost his dog during flight

Frank Ramano is upset about an airline misplacing some very precious cargo on a recent flight: his dog, Ty.

 
Harvard student stuck in Mexico

In an immigration system where even the smallest mistake can bring dire consequences, Dario Guerrero Meneses knowingly broke a rule by leaving the U.S. without federal authorization. It may have been the most costly decision of his 21 years.

 
Soaring shark sightings driving Cape Cod tourists

Great white sharks are having an unusual effect on Cape Cod this summer, and many a merchant is going to need a bigger wallet. The sharks being spotted in growing numbers are stirring curiosity and a buying frenzy for shark-related merchandise.

 
Pilot buys pizza for hungry, stranded passengers

Faced with potentially hungry — and grumpy — passengers, a Frontier Airlines pilot treated them to pizza when storms diverted a Denver-bound flight to Cheyenne, where the plane was stuck for a couple of hours.

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