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April 27, 2018 · The Points Guy

American Airlines Sued for Wrongful Death After In-Flight Medical Emergency

The family of a South Carolina woman who died as the result of an in-flight medical emergency is suing American Airlines with a wrongful death lawsuit. The 25-year-old woman, Brittany Oswell, had an embolism while on a flight from Honolulu, Hawaii (HNL) to Dallas (DFW) in 2016. According to the lawsuit, Oswell’s family is alleging that the flight’s crew never...
April 18, 2018 · The Points Guy

Meet the Pilot Who Safely Landed Southwest Flight 1380

“There is a hole, and, uh, someone went out,” Captain Tammie Jo Shults calmly stated to Air Traffic Control as Southwest Flight 1380 had one engine blow out and its shrapnel break a window and almost suck a passenger out of the plane. That passenger, Jennifer Riordan, later died from her injuries. Seven other passengers on board Southwest Flight 1380...
April 12, 2018 · The Points Guy

Authorities Discover $110K Worth of Cocaine Hidden in Liquor Bottle at JFK

US Customs officials at JFK Airport arrested a woman on Sunday after they found six pounds of cocaine in her possession. After landing in New York from Kingston, Jamaica, Stefisha Miller — a Jamaican citizen — was stopped by authorities after they discovered two bottles of Bailey’s Irish Cream in her duty-free box — one of the bottles reportedly contained a...
May 6, 2018 · The Points Guy

Etihad Considers Cancelling Aircraft Orders Amidst Billion Dollar Losses

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways is struggling financially, and it looks like the airline is considering some drastic measures to cut its losses, including restructuring or outright cancelling tens of billions of dollars of its outstanding aircraft orders. The latest financial result reported by Etihad was a loss reported in July 2017, a jaw-dropping $1.87 billion for 2016. Illustrating the scale of...