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“I have no idea how to fly”: Passenger saves the day after pilot collapses midflight

This situation is kind of like the film Flying High, except not quite as funny and with less confusion about people getting called “Shirley.”

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US axes mask requirements for airlines and public transport

The CDC’s mask mandate has been axed by a Federal Court judge. Here’s what that means for those travelling in the US.

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More than 5,000 flights cancelled amid US snowstorms

Luckily for us, this would never happen in Australia… although people in the US don’t have to worry about drop bear attacks.

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Pilot forced to hit the breaks as man jumps out of moving Southwest Airlines flight

Unruly passengers in the US are changing it up from their usual string of mask non-compliance and alcohol-induced recklessness with this amateur display of parkour.

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US flight attendants rush back to self-defence in face of rising passenger unruliness

In order to avoid a drunken sky-high fight club breaking out, crewmembers are taking to the studio to keep the peace.

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FAA hands out fines worth over $US160,000 for alcohol-related unruliness

Rowdy passengers are footing the bill as they take “screaming drunk” to new heights.

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FAA fines against misbehaving passengers reaches US$1 million

by Ali Coulton

The US aviation authority has clocked 3,889 reports of disruptive passengers in the past year, more than 20 times the number recorded prior to the pandemic.

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Plane passenger facing hefty fine over assault of flight attendant

The passenger allegedly ignored instructions from the flight attendant, started yelling expletives at her and other passengers, and then hit her in the face.

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American Airlines confirms pilot saw UFO, says to contact the FBI

by Ali Coulton

We don’t know about you, but we see this as proof enough to start constructing tinfoil hats and heading for the hills.

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“I thought we were going down”: What we know about the United Airlines engine explosion

The flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Denver when one of its engines blew apart, raining debris on suburban neighbourhoods below.

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Australia updates travel warning for the US following Capitol Hill riots

by Ali Coulton

It comes as travel companies scramble to disassociate themselves from those involved in the riots and the Trump administration in general. Even the city of New York has jumped on the bandwagon.

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Hairline cracks found in three Boeing 737 NGs, Qantas confirms

by Christian Fleetwood

More cracks have emerged on Qantas’ fleet. Find out what the airline had to say about them here.

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