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united flight diverted after dog placed on wrong plane. it's the third dog


the dog-related incident isn't the airline's first, or even second, this week.        






plane diverted to texas airport after smoke reported


college station, texas (ap) — a united airlines flight from houston to boise, idaho, made an emergency landing at another texas airport after smoke was reported in the aircraft.shortly after takeoff thursday evening from bush intercontinental airport, the plane was diverted to college station about 100 miles northwest of houston.in a statement, united airlines says the plane, which experienced a mechanical issue, landed safely. no injuries were reported.college station fire department battalion chief greg rodgers says smoke was reported on the plane. but first responders were unable to determine the source of the smoke.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.the airline says a new plane was being sent to college station to continue the flight to boise.






chicago cubs' flight to l.a. diverted to albuquerque by medical issue


the chicago cubs’ flight, bound for los angeles after they clinched berth nlcs berth, was diverted to albuquerque after a family member fell ill.        






passengers ok when plane slides off green bay airport runway


green bay, wis. — a united flight diverted from the twin cities in minnesota slid off an icy runway at green bay's austin straubel (strah'-bel) international airport.officials say none of the 180 passengers and seven crew members were hurt when united 878 slid about 250 feet off a runway about 3 a.m. friday.airport director tom miller said in a statement the flight originated in houston, texas and was headed for minneapolis-st. paul. it was diverted to madison because of bad weather conditions. the plane was on the ground for about 45 minutes in madison and then headed to green bay.miller says everyone on the plane exited using a portable set of stairs. they were taken to the terminal by bus where alternative transportation is being arranged.






alaska airlines plane turns back after passenger strips naked


officials said a man 'barricaded' himself in the plane's lav. 'flight attendants did find that the subject was naked,' a police official added to ktva tv.        






passengers ok when plane slides off green bay airport runway


green bay, wis. (ap) — a united flight diverted from the twin cities in minnesota slid off an icy runway at green bay’s austin straubel (strah’-bel) international airport.witnesses say none of the approximately 200 passengers on board appeared to be injured when united 878 slid into a field about 3 a.m. friday.the flight originated in houston, texas and was headed for minneapolis-st. paul, but was diverted to madison because of bad weather conditions. the plane was on the ground for about 45 minutes in madison and then headed to green bay.one of the passengers, carly zierden, of duluth, tells wbay-tv they may be bused to the twin cities or rescheduled on a later flight.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.___information from: wbay-tv, http://www.wbay.com






no credible threat found after american flight diverted


st. louis — a threat that caused an american airlines flight to be diverted to st. louis has been deemed not credible by law enforcement, though the incident prompted an fbi investigation and use of bomb-sniffing dogs.flight 534 left columbus, ohio, and was heading for phoenix when it landed at lambert airport at 8:14 a.m. thursday. the fbi says the pilot decided to divert the plane, but spokeswoman rebecca wu declined to say what specifically led to that decision.the 113 p engers and five crew members were taken by bus to the terminal while dogs examined the plane and baggage. wu says there was no credible threat.an airline spokesman says that during the delay, a minor mechanical problem was discovered and resolved. the plane left st. louis around 3 p.m.






officials: plane diverted due to smoke lands in boston


boston (ap) — officials say an international united airlines flight was diverted due to reports of smoke and has landed safely in boston.the massachusetts port authority says no injuries were reported after the plane landed without incident at logan international airport on sunday afternoon.united airlines spokesman charlie hobart says the aircraft was heading to washington dulles international airport from munich. the reported smoke appears to have originated in the galley of the plane, where food is cooked and prepared.hobart says passengers remained in their seats while emergency crews came on board to help determine the cause of the smoke. they were then deplaned. hobart says it’s not yet clear if there was a fire on the plane.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.






flight diverted after fire in passenger's electronic device


grand rapids, mich. — authorities say a jetblue flight from new york to san francisco landed in michigan after a lithium battery in a passenger's laptop apparently started a fire.no injuries were reported and the plane landed safely about 8:10 p.m. tuesday at gerald r. ford international airport in grand rapids.jetblue said that flight 915 from john f. kennedy airport was diverted "following reports of smoke emitting from a carry-on bag holding an electronic device."passenger kat honniball tells wzzm-tv people aboard were "absolutely calm" as flight attendants responded.firefighters responded at the airport as a precaution, but the airport says the fire was out by the time the plane landed. airport spokeswoman tara hernandez says the plane took off about 8:50 p.m. and continued the flight






'plane really started shaking': united flight loses engine cover, make


“there was a loud boom and then it was like rattling and the plane was kind of shaking like boom, boom, boom.”        






united flight to paris diverts for medical issue


san francisco — a united airlines flight from san francisco to paris is diverting after the crew reported a passenger with a medical issue.federal aviation administration spokesman rick breitenfeldt said in a statement early monday that united 990 is diverting to dulles international airport in virginia.jonathan guerin, a spokesman for united airlines, says the flight landed at 1 a.m. est. he added the plane was expected to continue to paris in a couple hours.specifics about the medical issue weren't immediately released.the faa says it will investigate.






man vandalizes bathrooms on united flight from chicago, diverting plane to alask


a united airlines flight from chicago to hong kong was diverted to alaska after a passenger was accused of soiling two lavatories and trying to flush his shirt down a toilet, officials said friday.the man spread human waste in the lavatories thursday before flight 895 was diverted to anchorage, airport police lt. joe gamache said.there were no indications the incident was related to terrorism, according to fbi spokeswoman staci feger-pellessier. no injuries were reported.the man did not try to interfere with the flight crew and was not expected to be arrested, gamache said. he was taken to a hospital for a mental health assessment."after the interviews were done, there were no appropriate charges for anything criminal," gamache said.the passenger, whose name was not released, was shirtless






cubs plane diverted to albuquerque


the cubs’ arrival in los angeles for their national league championship series was delayed friday when their plane was diverted to albuquerque due to a medical situation with a family member of someone on the charter flight.the plane landed in albuquerque around 6:30 a.m. central and sat at the airport while the team waited for a new pilot after their previous one ran out of allotted flying hours.according to the cubs, the team resumed its journey to los angeles around 11 a.m. central.the cubs will face the dodgers in game 1 of the nlcs on [email protected] @chriskuc






electrical odor forces american airlines flight to divert


morrisville, n.c. — an american airlines flight has made an unscheduled landing at a north carolina airport after a strong electrical odor was detected on board.spokeswoman katie cody said flight 1889 from charlotte to hartford, connecticut, was diverted to raleigh-durham international airport, where it landed safely at 5:01 p.m. friday.cody said three crewmembers were taken to the hospital as a precaution. she said a maintenance crew is evaluating the airbus 320.a statement from raleigh-durham said six others on the flight were checked out by medical responders, but declined to go to the hospital.another american flight diverted on its way to charlotte. flight 1866 from providence, rhode island, to charlotte, reported an engine-related issue en route and diverted to hartford. no one was h






flight diverted after woman apparently tries to open emergency exit door


a flight to houston from los angeles was diverted to corpus christi, texas sunday after a woman reportedly tried to open an emergency exit door and jump out of the plane, reports cbs houston affiliate khou-tv.southwest airlines flight 4519 left was supposed to land at houston's hobby airport around 1:30 p.m. but, the airline said in a statement, the captain chose to divert to corpus christi after crew members reported "a potential threat in the cabin."one of the passengers told khou a fellow passenger was acting strange before she even boarded the plane at lax sunday morning."i knew something wasn't right," said the passenger. "she wrote 'help me' and her name on (beverage napkins). it was weird, something like you see on tv. you never expect to think you'd be on that same flight." accordi






united plane returns to o'hare after hitting flock of birds


a united airlines plane returned to o’hare international airport after striking a flock of birds shortly after takeoff thursday morning, officials said.united flight 1738 was headed for miami when the plane hit the birds and the pilot shut down one of the engines, according to a united statement. the plane returned safely to o’hare at 8:25 a.m., the company said.there were 174 passengers on board and a crew of six. united said the passengers were put on another flight that departed at 10:40 a.m.






southwest flight diverted after woman attempts to open door


corpus christi, texas (ap) — authorities say a southwest airlines flight from los angeles to houston was diverted after a passenger became disruptive and attempted to open an exterior door while the plane was in the air.southwest flight 4519 was diverted sunday to the texas gulf coast city of corpus christi where the passenger was removed.john hyland, chief of public safety for corpus christi international airport, says an off-duty officer on the flight helped to restrain the passenger.he says the woman was pacing back and forth along the aisle and not following instructions from crew before she reached for the door.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.hyland says the woman was committed for a mental health evaluation.the flight carrying more than 170 passengers and cr






united airlines flight to newark diverted to london


london — united airlines says a flight from munich to newark has been diverted because of reports of a medical emergency on board.the airline said flight 31 landed at london's heathrow airport sunday so paramedics could treat passengers who felt ill. the airline said all the passengers were released.it didn't say how many passengers felt sick or what their complaints were.the flight didn't complete its planned trans-atlantic voyage, and the airline says travelers were given hotel rooms and meals because of the unexpected diversion to london.






jetblue plane strikes birds, makes safe emergency landing


new york — a jetblue plane from boston to las vegas that struck some birds shortly after takeoff has made a safe emergency landing in new york.jetblue airways corp. spokeswoman sharon jones says flight 877 landed safely at john f. kennedy international airport just before 7:30 p.m. monday.jones says the plane was diverted to jfk "out of an abundance of caution." she says all passengers will be re-accommodated on another aircraft.the plane struck the birds late monday afternoon after taking off from boston logan international airport. it was then diverted to new york.jetblue did not say if the plane suffered any damage.






united airlines flight to newark diverted to london


london (ap) — united airlines says a flight from munich to newark has been diverted because of reports of a medical emergency on board.the airline said flight 31 landed at london’s heathrow airport sunday so paramedics could treat passengers who felt ill. the airline said all the passengers were released.it didn’t say how many passengers felt sick or what their complaints were.the flight didn’t complete its planned trans-atlantic voyage, and the airline says travelers were given hotel rooms and meals because of the unexpected diversion to london.most read storiescyber sale! save 90% on digital access.






jetblue plane strikes birds, makes safe emergency landing


new york (ap) — a jetblue plane from boston to las vegas that struck some birds shortly after takeoff has made a safe emergency landing in new york.jetblue airways corp. spokeswoman sharon jones says flight 877 landed safely at john f. kennedy international airport just before 7:30 p.m. monday.jones says the plane was diverted to jfk “out of an abundance of caution.” she says all passengers will be re-accommodated on another aircraft.the plane struck the birds late monday afternoon after taking off from boston logan international airport. it was then diverted to new york.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.jetblue did not say if the plane suffered any damage.






here's the real reason airlines like united overbook your flights


by now you’ve probably seen the infuriating video of a man being forcibly dragged off a united airlines flight by police. his crime? he purchased a ticket in advance, arrived at the airport on time, boarded the airplane when the airline told him to board, then quietly sat in the seat the airline reserved for him. united airlines, however, decided that a crew member needed to have that man’s seat. when nobody on the plane volunteered to take a different flight in exchange for $800, the airline sent police to forcibly remove that man from the plane so a united crew member could sit there.the video of the incident is enough to make anyone want to stock up on tar and feathers and trek to the united airlines headquarters in chicago, illinois. there’s no excuse on earth for the way that man was






united airlines incident: what went wrong?


media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captionpassenger dragged off a united flight. video: audra d. bridgesa common overbooking problem on a united airlines flight on sunday ended with a man being bloodied and dragged from his seat and an already troubled airline earning more bad press. how did it all go so wrong?overbooking on flights happens all the time. empty seats cost airlines money, so they offset the number of passengers who miss flights by selling too many tickets. in this case, the problem arose because united decided at the last minute to fly four members of staff to a connection point and needed to bump four passengers to make way for them.when there's an overbooking issue the first step is to offer an inducement to the passengers to take a later flight. on sunday p






united airlines incident: what went wrong?


media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captionpassenger dragged off a united flight. video: audra d. bridgesa common overbooking problem on a united airlines flight on sunday ended with a man being bloodied and dragged from his seat and an already troubled airline earning more bad press. how did it all go so wrong?overbooking on flights happens all the time. empty seats cost airlines money, so they offset the number of passengers who miss flights by selling too many tickets. in this case, the problem arose because united decided at the last minute to fly four members of staff to a connection point and needed to bump four passengers to make way for them.when there's an overbooking issue the first step is to offer an inducement to the passengers to take a later flight. on sunday p






united airlines incident: what went wrong?


media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captionpassenger dragged off a united flight. video: audra d. bridgesa common overbooking problem on a united airlines flight on sunday ended with a man being bloodied and dragged from his seat and an already troubled airline earning more bad press. how did it all go so wrong?overbooking on flights happens all the time. empty seats cost airlines money, so they offset the number of passengers who miss flights by selling too many tickets. in this case, the problem arose because united decided at the last minute to fly four members of staff to a connection point and needed to bump four passengers to make way for them.when there's an overbooking issue the first step is to offer an inducement to the passengers to take a later flight. on sunday p






malaysia airlines plane diverted over disruptive passenger


canberra, australia (ap) — a malaysia airlines plane was forced to return to australia on wednesday after a disruptive passenger attempted to enter the cockpit, the airline said.it said flight mh128, which was headed from melbourne to kuala lumpur, turned back to melbourne because of the incident, which it said was not a hijacking.the airplane landed safely and the passenger was detained by airport security personnel, malaysia airlines said in a statement. it said the other passengers left the plane safely, and the incident would be investigated by the airline and by airport authorities.it gave no other details of the incident.most read storiessale! get 90% off digital access.flightradar24, an aircraft monitoring site, said on twitter that other flights bound for melbourne were diverted to






an airline passenger made a scene over a $12 blanket – and the pilot diverted th


a honolulu-bound hawaiian airlines flight was diverted to los angeles international airport when an “unruly” passenger threatened to “take somebody behind the woodshed” over the cost of an in-flight blanket, according to officials.the 66-year-old man had gotten into an argument with the crew over the blanket’s price tag aboard the flight from las vegas to honolulu on wednesday, said rob pedregon, a spokesman for the los angeles airport police department.authorities said the blanket cost $12, though it is listed for $10 on hawaiian’s website.pedregon said airport police and fbi agents met the flight at lax and escorted the passenger off the plane. but he was released to find another flight after authorities determined it was simply a business dispute, pedregon said.the passenger was not a t






american airlines flight diverted due to mechanical problem


charlotte, n.c. — an american airlines international flight originating in north carolina had to be rerouted due to a mechanical problem.news outlets report american airlines flight 730 was able to return safely about 11:45 p.m. wednesday to charlotte douglas international airport.a statement from american airlines says the flight departed at 7 p.m. wednesday from charlotte bound for heathrow airport in london. american airlines spokesman ken powell says 258 passengers and 16 crew members were on board the airbus a330.the statement says the crew reported a possible issue with the airplane's flaps and returned to charlotte.the plane circled an area above davidson county for about four hours to burn off fuel.powell says another plane would take the passengers to london.american airlines says






dog accidentally sent overseas gets private charter flight back to family in kan


it's been a frightening week for dog owners considering putting their pet on plane. first, there was a report tuesday that a puppy died on a united airlines flight after a flight attendant demanded that the dog's owner stow him inside the overhead compartment for the duration of a three-hour flight.... (martine powers)






dog dies on united flight after airline worker has it placed in overhead bin


a dog died on a united airlines plane after a flight attendant ordered its owner to put the animal in the plane's overhead bin.united said tuesday that it took full responsibility for the incident on the monday night flight from houston to new york.in a statement, united called it "a tragic accident that should never have occurred, as pets should never be placed in the overhead bin."the dog was in a small pet carrier designed to fit under an airline seat.passengers reported that they heard barking during the flight and didn't know that the dog had died until the plane landed at laguardia airport.passenger maggie gremminger posted a photo on twitter of the dog's owner and children after the flight. "i want to help this woman and her daughter. they lost their dog because of an @united flight






american airlines flight diverted due to mechanical problem


charlotte, n.c. (ap) — an american airlines international flight originating in north carolina had to be rerouted due to a mechanical problem.news outlets report american airlines flight 730 was able to return safely about 11:45 p.m. wednesday to charlotte douglas international airport.a statement from american airlines says the flight departed at 7 p.m. wednesday from charlotte bound for heathrow airport in london. american airlines spokesman ken powell says 258 passengers and 16 crew members were on board the airbus a330.the statement says the crew reported a possible issue with the airplane’s flaps and returned to charlotte.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.the plane circled an area above davidson county for about four hours to burn off fuel.powell says another p






flight delayed, another diverted after plane runs off runway


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american airlines flight diverted to knoxville after bomb “threat”


knoxville, tenn. -- an american airlines flight made an emergency landing at the knoxville area airport tuesday night following a bomb scare, reports cbs knoxville affiliate wvlt-tv.a spokesperson for mcghee-tyson airport in alcoa, tennessee, becky huckaby, told the station the pilots asked for permission to land at around 10 p.m. and requested that airport emergency crews be on standby.american airlines spokesperson ross feinstein said flight 1804 was bound from charlotte to indianapolis when the carrier got a bomb threat.the airline told cbs news the “threat” e from a non-credible robocall.after the plane landed, p engers were evacuated and crews found no bomb or technical problems with the plane.p engers from diverted american airlines flight mill about at mcghee-tyson airport in alcoa,






la-tokyo flight turns back after passenger 'boards with wrong ticket'


image copyrightgetty imagesimage caption chrissy teigen live tweeted the ordeal to her 9.2 million followers a tokyo-bound flight carrying the model chrissy teigen and her musician husband john legend turned back to la after someone reportedly boarded in error.according to ms teigen, the passenger boarded at lax airport with a ticket for a different airline, although this was not confirmed by authorities. the plane turned back four hours into the flight, over the pacific ocean.the airline, all nippon airways (ana), said only that there had been a problem with a customer's "flight arrangement".adonis cutchlow, of the lax police, told the la times there had been no criminal or illegal activity on board the plane, and it was not clear why it had turned back.the plane should have flown 11 hour






la-tokyo flight turns back after passenger 'boards with wrong ticket'


image copyrightgetty imagesimage caption chrissy teigen live tweeted the ordeal to her 9.2 million followers a tokyo-bound flight carrying the model chrissy teigen and her musician husband john legend turned back to la after someone reportedly boarded in error.according to ms teigen, the passenger boarded at lax airport with a ticket for a different airline, although this was not confirmed by authorities. the plane turned back four hours into the flight, over the pacific ocean.the airline, all nippon airways (ana), said only that there had been a problem with a customer's "flight arrangement".adonis cutchlow, of the lax police, told the la times there had been no criminal or illegal activity on board the plane, and it was not clear why it had turned back.the plane should have flown 11 hour






la-tokyo flight turns back after passenger 'boards with wrong ticket'


image copyrightgetty imagesimage caption chrissy teigen live tweeted the ordeal to her 9.2 million followers a tokyo-bound flight carrying the model chrissy teigen and her musician husband john legend turned back to la after someone reportedly boarded in error.according to ms teigen, the passenger boarded at lax airport with a ticket for a different airline, although this was not confirmed by authorities. the plane turned back four hours into the flight, over the pacific ocean.the airline, all nippon airways (ana), said only that there had been a problem with a customer's "flight arrangement".adonis cutchlow, of the lax police, told the la times there had been no criminal or illegal activity on board the plane, and it was not clear why it had turned back.the plane should have flown 11 hour






talk to babies and let them babble back to bridge word gap


washington (ap) — even infants can have conversations with mom or dad. their turn just tends to involve a smile or some gibberish instead of words. that’s a key lesson from programs that are coaching parents to talk more with their babies — and recording their attempts.at issue is how to bridge the infamous “word gap,” the fact that affluent children hear far more words before they start school than low-income kids. new research suggests intervening early can at least boost the words at-risk tots hear, and maybe influence some school-readiness factors.one program in providence, rhode island, straps “word pedometers” onto tots to record how many words a day they hear from family or caregivers — not tv. another in new york city records video of parents practicing conversation strategies with