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Spirit Cancels Multiple Flights, Melee Breaks Out

Police called to the scene at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood airport

(Newser) - Spirit Airlines customers were not happy when as many as nine flights were canceled Monday night at Florida's Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport—in fact, they were so unhappy, police had to be called in. Video posted by onlookers and witness reports detail a massively chaotic scene, complete with yelling... More »

Their Plane Crashed at the Airport, but No One Noticed

Crash at Williston Municipal Airport wasn't reported for 22 hours

(Newser) - A family aboard a 1948 Cessna 170 attempted a takeoff from Florida's Williston Municipal Airport around 3pm Saturday. Instead, they crashed 150 feet before a tree line at the taxiway's north side, reports the Gainsville Sun . But though some 20 to 30 planes took off from the airport... More »

Alleged Child Rapist Caught After Flight Delayed

Cops say he was trying to flee to Guatemala

(Newser) - An accused child rapist who tried to flee from Maryland to Guatemala was thwarted by bad weather, authorities say. Sergio Morales Soto, 19, was arrested on board a flight at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport the day after the alleged April 4 rape, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. After he was... More »

Harrison Ford Won't Be Punished for Plane Incident

He told controllers he'd been a schmuck, lawyer says

(Newser) - Federal authorities have decided not to penalize Harrison Ford for an incident that caused him to tell air traffic controllers that he was a "schmuck." Ford's lawyer says that after a full investigation of the Feb. 13 incident , the Federal Aviation Administration has decided not to fine... More »

Blood Tests: French Airport Attacker Was Drunk, on Drugs

Ziyed Ben Belgacem's BAC almost twice the legal limit; also presence of pot, cocaine

(Newser) - Toxicology tests have been completed on the attacker shot dead at a French airport Saturday, and his blood contained a cocktail of intoxicants, the AP and Guardian report. Per the Paris prosecutors' office, 39-year-old Ziyed Ben Belgacem—who, with possible terror motives , tore away a soldier's rifle at France'... More »

Man Shot Dead After Seizing Soldier's Weapon at Airport

Incident may be linked to earlier Paris-area attack

(Newser) - A man was shot to death Saturday after seizing the weapon of a soldier guarding Paris' Orly Airport, police and witnesses say. Authorities evacuated visitors while a police operation was underway. Emergency vehicles surrounded the airport as confused passengers gathered in parking lots, and the elite RAID special police force... More »

Muhammad Ali's Son May Sue Over Airport Detention

Attorney says Ali Jr. was held for 2 hours because he's Muslim

(Newser) - The family of Muhammad Ali is threatening a lawsuit after one of his sons was detained at a Florida airport and asked about his religion. Customs officials held Muhammad Ali Jr., 44, for about two hours at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport when he flew in from Jamaica with his... More »

Iraqi Forces Battle ISIS to Take Back Mosul Airport

Push to retake city's western half has begun

(Newser) - Iraqi federal police pushed their way into the perimeter of Mosul International Airport on Thursday, taking control of the runway amid fierce exchanges of fire with ISIS militants hunkered down in several airport buildings, police officials say. The advance came as part of a major assault that started Sunday to... More »

Why This Airport Has to Fix Its Goats and Bandits Problem

Nigeria's Kaduna airport will temporarily accept all of Abuja airport's flights

(Newser) - Next time you feel like ranting about LaGuardia or LAX, take a moment to give thanks you're not flying into Nigeria over the next few weeks (unless you are, in which case … sorry). Starting March 8, the airport in Kaduna will be servicing all travelers who previously flew... More »

Harrison Ford's Harrowing 45 Seconds Captured on Video

He mistakenly flies low over airliner

(Newser) - Video released Tuesday shows a plane piloted by Harrison Ford suddenly and mistakenly flying low over an airliner with 110 people aboard at a Southern California airport. The 45 seconds of soundless video show the 74-year-old star's potentially serious mishap at John Wayne Airport in Orange County last week,... More »

Small Airport Businesses to Trump: Your Florida Visits Hurt

Airspace around Mar-a-Lago has been shut down 3 weekends in a row

(Newser) - President Trump wants small businesses to thrive, but his frequent Mar-a-Lago visits have flight schools and other companies at a nearby airport in a financial nosedive, the AP reports. The Secret Service closed Lantana Airport on Friday for the third straight weekend because of the president's return to his... More »

With Mystery Toxin in Air, German Airport Evacuates

50 report respiratory problems, authorities suspect hazard spread through air ducts

(Newser) - German firefighters on Sunday evacuated hundreds of passengers at Hamburg Airport after about 50 people were injured by an unknown hazardous material that likely spread through the airport's air conditioning system, reports the AP . All flights were halted for several hours due to the evacuation, but air traffic started... More »

These Are the World's 5 Best Airports

They are not in the US

(Newser) - The Guide to Sleeping in Airports has published the results of its annual survey of the best airports in the world, rated by travelers on factors including comfort, food, services available, cleanliness, customer service, things to do, and of course, the security experience. The top five:
  1. Changi International Airport
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Rarely Visited Country Opens Gleaming $2.3B Airport

It's Turkmenistan's latest bizarre building

(Newser) - The capital of Turkmenistan, a country largely closed to outsiders, has opened a $2.3 billion new international airport terminal in the shape of a flying falcon. The terminal, whose roof in profile resembles a bird with spread wings, adds to Ashgabat's vast array of idiosyncratic buildings, the AP... More »

These Are the World's 5 Busiest Airports

Atlanta tops the list

(Newser) - The Airports Council International is out with its 2015 World Airport Traffic Report, and Business Insider lists the 10 busiest airports. The top 5:
  1. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL): It saw 101,491,106 passengers in 2015
  2. Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK): 89,938,628 passengers
  3. Dubai International Airport (DXB):
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Turkish Official: We Know Where Airport Attackers Were From

He says the 3 suicide bombers were from Russia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan

(Newser) - As the death toll from the Istanbul airport attack rose Thursday to 44, a senior Turkish official said the three suicide bombers who carried it out were from Russia, Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyzstan, and police raided neighborhoods for suspects linked to the Islamic State group. Turkish authorities have said all information... More »

Brussels Airport Will Partially Reopen Sunday

'This is a sign of hope'

(Newser) - Twelve days after suicide bombs killed 16 people there, the Brussels Airport will reopen—at least partially—on Sunday, Reuters reports. Brussels Airlines will fly three flights—to Greece, Italy, and Portugal—out of the airport that day. "A restart of the operations, even only partially, as quick as... More »

Boy, 8, Has Been Detained at Paris Airport Nearly 2 Weeks

Officials arrested him when fake passport was allegedly found

(Newser) - A mother who wanted her 8-year-old son to have a better life put him on a plane to France, where he has relatives, but authorities have held him at Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport ever since he arrived on March 21 because of his fake identity papers. Along with his... More »

Airport Gets 6.5K Noise Complaints —From One Person

They equaled 75% of all complaints in 2015

(Newser) - Out of the 8,670 noise complaints Washington's Reagan National Airport received last year, officials say a whopping 6,500 of them came from the same person. Officials at the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority say one unidentified Washington resident was responsible for about three-quarters of noise complaints in 2015,... More »

Bomb Found on Rental Car at NM Airport

'Credible explosive device' disarmed, but renters had long wait in Albuquerque

(Newser) - The FBI and the ATF are on the case in New Mexico for a Breaking Bad-like scenario: a "credible explosive device" found underneath a rental car that was returned Sunday to the Albuquerque International Sunport, CNN reports. Police say the vehicle had been rented elsewhere (cops aren't saying... More »

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