Fool me once, shame on you; fly civilains over a war-zone twice, shame on Malaysian Airlines. In what is perhaps the most incredulous news of today (aside from Kerry's belief that he will make a difference in Gaza) is, as BNO reports, a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane flying from Kuala Lumpur to London flew over Syria on Sunday... The U.S.
The dispute between America's three major domestic airlines — American, Delta, and United — and the Middle Eastern trio of Emirates, Etihad, and Qatar Airways is heating up. This feud is far more than your average business argument. "This is really about what the future of US international air travel will look like," Airways News senior business analyst Vinay Bhaskara told Business Insider.
Airlines including Deutsche Lufthansa AG and KLM said they will avoid flying over eastern Ukraine after the crash of a Malaysian Airlines jet, while Delta Air Lines Inc. is staying away from the whole country.
Lufthansa, which has its main hub in Frankfurt, is diverting flights, according to a spokesman, Thomas Janchow. KLM, whose booking codes were shared on Malaysian Air Flight 17, said “as a precautionary measure KLM avoids flying over the concerned territory,” according to the Dutch carrier.
TORONTO — Porter Airlines has launched a lawsuit against the union representing 22 striking fuel workers for comments made on Twitter.
The statement of claim, which was filed in Ontario Superior Court earlier this month, seeks $3 million for general and special damages for defamation and $1 million in punitive, aggravated and exemplary damages.
The lawsuit names the Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union Local 343 and its strike co-ordinator, Mary Stalteri, as defendants.
Pink Floyd's sleeve for the classic Dark Side Of The Moon has been named the greatest album cover of all time in a survey by British music website MusicRadar.com.The image - featuring a ray of white light being split by a prism - triumphed over artwork for releases by acts such as The Beatles and The Clash.The cover of Nirvana's Nevermind was runner-up in the poll of musicians and rock fans.The list shows fans favour the artwork of vintage releases over contemporary work with most of the albums dating back to the 1960s and 1970s.