American Airlines pilot's strange UFO report so detailed it shook experts
A pilot who came close to crashing into an unidentified flying object recalled the incident in a report that reportedly shook experts.
The American Airlines pilot claimed he saw a long cylindrical object flying over New Mexico exactly one year ago.
Both the pilot and the FBI confirmed that flight AA 2292 had a near-miss with a UFO on February 21, 2021.
The aircraft was travelling between Cincinnati and Phoenix when the bizarre event occurred shortly before twenty past one local time, reports the Daily Star.
It quickly became one of the most significant UFO sightings of last year, becoming one of several triggers that saw experts push for more transparency from the US government about investigations into alien life.
The unexplained incident saw the pilot contact Albuquerque air traffic control to request information when he was heard asking if they had "targets" up in the air.
Emirates reroutes flights bound for Russia, US and Sweden
Travel on some flights from the UAE is being affected amid the ongoing situation in Ukraine.
Several flights from Dubai to Russia have been cancelled amid the country’s invasion of neighbouring Ukraine.
Other services, including to the US and Sweden are also being affected because of the airspace closing in Ukraine and parts of Russia.
Dubai’s Emirates airline has rerouted several flights, including to Stockholm, Moscow, St Petersburg and some routes between Dubai and the US.
Travellers set to fly with the airline have been advised to expect longer journey times on some flights.
“Emirates has made minor rerouting changes to our Stockholm, Moscow, St Petersburg and to some of our US flights which are impacted by the closure of airspace over a portion of Russia and the whole of Ukraine, in line with the latest notifications issued by the authorities," an Emirates representative told The National.
Frontier Airlines Launches Nonstop Flights Between Miami And Kingston, Jamaica
Low-fare carrier Frontier Airlines will launch nonstop service between Miami (MIA) and Kingston, Jamaica (KIN) beginning May 5, 2022, marking the airline’s first scheduled service to the Jamaican capital. Flights will operate three times per week year-round. To celebrate, America’s Greenest Airline is offering fares from Miami to Kingston as low as $79*.
“We’re thrilled to launch service between Miami and Kingston, the bustling capital city of Jamaica, said Daniel Shurz, senior vice president of commercial, Frontier Airlines. “Kingston is home to an array of fascinating tourism and rich historical sites as well as providing easy access to Jamaica’s stunning mountains and beaches. This new service is in addition to our existing flights to Montego Bay,” Shurz added.
Fernando Vistrain Lorence, Chief Executive Officer of PAC Kingston Airport Ltd said, “Kingston is sure to benefit from the new service and I know our passengers will welcome the options being opened up by Frontier. As the airport, we look forward to a great partnership and the possibility of even more services in the future.”
Why the Southwest Priority Credit Card is the Best Deal for Flyers
Paying an annual fee for a credit card can make sense if the benefits you receive outweigh the yearly cost. While there are plenty of no-annual-fee credit cards that come with decent perks, the best travel credit cards usually aren't fee-free.
In most cases, the higher the annual fee, the more benefits you'll receive, and sometimes the welcome bonuses are higher on more expensive cards offered by the same loyalty program.
With the Southwest personal credit cards, you'll definitely get better perks from the pricier versions — but all three cards offer an identical welcome bonus of a Companion Pass® through 2/28/23 plus 30,000 points after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months:
QANTAS POSTS $1.28BN HALF-YEAR LOSS
Qantas has reported an underlying $1.28 billion loss before tax for the six months to December 2021, however, the airline remains confident of an imminent rebound.
Reporting its half-year financial results on Thursday, Qantas also reported a statutory loss before tax of $622 million.
The airline reported over $3 billion in revenue between June and December 2021, up from the $2.3 billion it saw in the same period in 2020.
Coming soon: Major airport upgrades to debut at three Delta hubs
This year, Delta will unveil several major airport infrastructure milestones as part of its $12 billion, decade-long effort to modernize the customer experience on the ground.
British Airways owner IAG weighs asset sales to raise cash
IAG SA is considering several ways to raise cash while global travel remains subdued, including possible asset disposals, according to people familiar with the matter.