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Flier's Rage Over Blanket Fee Gets His Flight Diverted

Hawaiian Airlines flight makes unscheduled landing at LAX

(Newser) - An outraged passenger caused a plane to be diverted—all over a $12 blanket fee. The brouhaha began shortly after the Honolulu-bound Hawaiian Airlines flight left Las Vegas on Wednesday morning, KHON reports. The 66-year-old man complained of being cold, asked for a blanket, learned the price, and demanded to... More »

Security Video Captures Stowaway Emerging From Plane

Teen is now back in California

(Newser) - Newly released footage from Hawaii's Kahului airport captures the moment a teenage stowaway, somehow still alive after a five-hour flight from California in a plane's wheel well, climbs down from the Boeing 767. The video shows 15-year-old Yahya Abdi jumping down and wandering around the plane until airport... More »

Teen Stowaway's Mom: His Dad Told Him I Was Dead

She says Yahya Abdi only recently learned she was alive

(Newser) - The teen stowaway who survived a five-hour flight in the wheel well of a Boeing 767 was trying to get to Somalia to see his family —including his mother, who tells Voice of America and the Daily Mail that the boy, Yahya Abdi, had only recently learned she was... More »

Teen Stowaway's Intended Destination: Somalia

Dad says he missed relatives, struggled in school

(Newser) - The teenage stowaway who miraculously survived a five-hour flight in the wheel well of a Boeing 767 was trying to get to his native Somalia, not Hawaii, his father says. The 15-year-old, who moved to the US as a refugee with his father and stepmother four years ago, was struggling... More »

How Teen Stowaway Survived in Wheel Well

15-year-old entered hibernation-like state, experts say

(Newser) - The teenage stowaway who made it from California to Hawaii in the wheel well of a Boeing 767 beat some very long odds to survive, experts say. At 38,000 feet, the boy—who authorities now say is 15, not 16 as earlier reported—had to survive extremely thin air... More »

Teen Stowaway Survives 5-Hour Flight in Wheel Well

Officials amazed 16-year-old boy was unharmed on California-to-Hawaii journey

(Newser) - A 16-year-old boy who stowed away in the wheel well of a plane after a fight with his family is incredibly lucky to be alive after the California-to-Hawaii flight, authorities say. The boy made it through the five-hour flight unharmed yesterday despite freezing temperatures at 38,000 feet and a... More »

US Fighter Jets Escort Plane With Unruly Flyer

F-15s scrambled after reports of 'uncooperative' passenger

(Newser) - Two F-15 fighters were scrambled to escort a Portland-Hawaii flight back to Portland yesterday when crew members became alarmed by an unruly passenger. The pilot decided to turn back because of "a suspicious passenger who made threatening remarks and refused to store his carry-on bag," a spokeswoman for... More »

Aloha Airlines Shuts Down

Fierce competition and rising fuel costs push carrier over the edge

(Newser) - Unable to find a buyer and running out of cash, Hawaii’s ubiquitous Aloha Airlines is shutting down operations after today, idling 1,900 workers and ending more than six decades of island-hopping and transpacific flights, the Honolulu Advertiser reports. The airline filed for bankruptcy March 20 because of rising... More »

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