June 3, 2009
The Brazilian air force said Tuesday that it had located debris in the Atlantic Ocean from an Air France jetliner that disappeared late Sunday with 228 people on board. Brazilian government spokesmen said one of the many military aircraft involved in a search-and-rescue mission spotted a seat, an orange-colored buoy, a tank and a fuel slick about 400 miles northeast of Fernando de Noronha, an island off Brazil's coast. Air France Flight 447, which left Rio de Janeiro on Sunday night for Paris, disappeared after flying through turbulence and sending an automatic alert of an electrical short circuit.
May 21, 2009
Air France, KLM, Delta sign deal to reap $12B annually Delta Air Lines Inc., Air France and KLM signed a deal Wednesday to combine two separate joint venture agreements into one to create a trans-Atlantic powerhouse that's expected to generate $12 billion in annual revenue, provide better travel options for customers and more closely align the carriers' operations without a formal merger. Passengers get more nonstop flights between major cities in the U.S. and Europe, while competition and the weak global economy will likely mean fares won't be affected too much.
February 15, 2009
We have a cruise to Europe planned for October of this year. I haven't booked air travel yet because I want to get the lowest rate possible. When is the best time to do so? My wife thinks it should be as soon as possible. The time to buy an airline ticket is like the time to buy an antique, and that is usually right now (if it's what you want and the price seems reasonable) because it might not be there when you go back. I can't tell you the number of times I've waited to see if the fare would drop, only to regret it later.
September 17, 2006
My wife and I fly each year with our cat to the South of France from Florida. Delta and Air France let us take the cat in the cabin. American, however, requires that it stay in the cargo bay for the trans-Atlantic leg. Airlines have different requirements about transporting pets. Air France (airfrance.com) and its code-share partner Delta (delta.com) allow cats and dogs up to about 11 pounds to travel in the cabin. Larger animals are consigned to the hold. American Airlines (aa.com) does not accept carry-on pets on Hawaii flights, trans-Atlantic or trans-Pacific flights or Central and South America flights.
April 9, 2006
WALTER ROBERT ABELL, JR., 88, died at his home in Sarasota, Florida, on April 2, 2006. Mr. Abell, born May 2, 1917, was the son of Walter Robert Abell and Lydia Miller Abell of Baltimore and was the great-grandson of Arunah Shepherdson Abell, founder of the Baltimore Sun. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Georgette Melcher Abell; son Edward Welch Abell of Wilmington, NC, daughter of Louise A. Huin of Sarasota, Florida; son Christopher Robert...
February 1, 2004
PARIS - French and British authorities canceled seven flights to and from the United States yesterday after U.S. authorities warned French and British counterparts about intelligence reports indicating that al-Qaida might target the flights. Air France canceled its Paris-to-Washington flight No. 26 for today and tomorrow. British Airways canceled its London-to-Washington flights No. 223 for today and tomorrow and the return flights to London No. 222. The British airline also canceled its London-to-Miami flight No. 207 for today.