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JetBlue Switcheroo Sends 5-Year-Olds to Wrong Cities

Mom Maribel Martinez is now suing the airline

(Newser) - A 5-year-old bound for Boston ended up in New York, and another bound for New York ended up in Boston last month when JetBlue mixed them up. Maribel Martinez says she was supposed to meet her son, Andy, at New York's JFK Airport after his flight from the Dominican... More »

'Unreal' Turbulence Leaves Fliers 'Covered in Blood'

3 passengers, 4 crew members hospitalized

(Newser) - Passengers on an Allegiant Airlines flight to Pittsburgh Thursday afternoon had hopefully just enjoyed a relaxing vacation in the Dominican Republic, because the trip home from Punta Cana International Airport proved, well, stressful. Three passengers and four flight attendants had to be hospitalized after "severe turbulence," which caused... More »

Denied Yoga, Sleep-Deprived Flier Goes Wild

He tried to bite, head-butt passengers: prosecutor

(Newser) - An impromptu yoga routine wasn't enough to calm an irate passenger aboard a United Airlines flight that had to be turned around mid-flight on Saturday. Hyongtae Pae, 72, of South Korea was headed home from Hawaii, where he'd celebrated his 40th wedding anniversary, when he felt the urge... More »

First-Time Flier Confuses Toilet Door, Emergency Exit

Good thing the flight was still on the ground in Chongqing

(Newser) - You'd think bright red lettering would be enough for a passenger to distinguish a plane's emergency exit from a bathroom door—not to mention the window offering a clear view outside. Yet a first-time air traveler in China says she mistook a cabin door for the entrance to... More »

Pilot Loses Prosthetic Arm—as He's Landing Plane

He managed to set it down without passenger injuries, plane damage

(Newser) - You might imagine landing a plane with both hands on the controls would be hard enough. Add windy conditions and a prosthetic arm that essentially fell off, and you've got the plight of a Flybe pilot flying into Belfast earlier this year. According to an accident report, the pilot... More »

Southwest Plane Lands at Wrong Airport

The flight bound for Branson, Mo., touched down 7 miles away

(Newser) - "The landing was uneventful, and all customers and crew are safe," says a Southwest Airlines rep of Flight 4013. So why is it making headlines? Because the flight, with 124 passengers and another five crew, was supposed to travel from Chicago's Midway to Branson Airport in southwest... More »

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