“As of Oct, 29, some of our flight numbers in our network will change and our AY666 flight from Copenhagen to Helsinki will change to AY954,” a spokesperson told The Telegraph. Over the last 11 years, Finnair has flown AY666 to HEL on Friday 13th a total of 21 times, the spokesperson noted. “It has been quite a joke among the pilots,” a pilot who flew the route in 2013 said then. “I’m not a superstitious man. It’s only a coincidence for me.” He explained at the time that he and the crew were happy to help any passenger who felt uncomfortable or anxious about being on Flight 666.
HONOLULU, HI (RADIO ALICE) – Plans are underway for Southwest Airlines to offer flights to Hawaii starting sometime in 2018.
The announcement was made in a joint address to the thousands of Southwest employees by Hawaii’s governor David Ige and Tom Nealon, Southwest Airlines’ President, according to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
The airline just needs to start the public application process to get FAA certification that will allow Southwest to operate between Hawaii and the mainland. Airline officials has not indicated which cities will have connections to islands. Nor the possibility of flying between islands.
According to the Associated Press, Southwest’s Chief Revnue Officer Andrew Watterson says they cannot confirm a date of when their planes can fly over the Pacific, because it depends on when they get the certification from the Federal Aviation Administration.
“We know we’ll get through the FAA process in time to sell tickets next year, but until the FAA gives us better indications of the authorization timeline, we’re not going to speculate and put a date out there,” Watterson says. “This has been a long time coming so there’s no particular reason for us to rush it.”
The Dallas-based airline currently flies out of all the major airports in the Bay Area, SFO, Oakland and Minetta San Jose Airport.
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Another reported a “loud thud” and “lots of vibration,” Tweeting a photo of the engine in pretty bad shape:
Passengers reported having to wait in the plane for hours on the tarmac without any updates from the crew. Eventually, after about 23 hours onboard, passengers said they were allowed to leave and board a bus
“Air France apologizes once again to all its customers affected by this incident for which specific commercial measures will be implemented.”