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Archive for February, 2015

Snow causes flight delays in Istanbul

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

While snow isn’t often a factor in Istanbul it seems as though it was playing quite the devil’s advocate with flights and travel in general this week. A massive snowstorm is to blame for numerous closures and flight delays in Istanbul and the airport itself went through a three-hour suspension. This Wednesday saw a total of 200 flights that were cancelled on Turkish Airlines and at Ataturk Airport. An incredible 24 inches of snow fell in the city over the course of two days. Turkish Airlines just so happens to be Europe’s fourth-largest carrier, so the weather affected a large amount of travelers.

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St. Anthony airport – business as usual

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

It seems as though it’s back to business as usual at St. Anthony Airport according to a spokesperson at Navigation Canada. The airport had been suffering from a software issue that required repairs over the weekend. There had been issues with instruments related to the airstrip, which are vital for pilots to use in order to assure safe landings. The instruments that were malfunctioning are needed to identify the planes’ speed values, direction, and altitude.

As of this Monday the software has been tested and is running again but Liberal transportation critic Tom Osborne has warned that pilots should know that flights to the airport could be diverted.

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FAA will allow commercial drone flights in U.S.

Sunday, February 15th, 2015

The FAA has made a proposal that will allow commercial drones permitted in U.S. airspace. Operators will have to pass a test on FAA rules to get a certificate for drone flying. Pilots must also agree to comply with FAA safety requirements. The test has to be passed every two years. The rules state that flights must be kept below 500 feet, during daylight, and must be kept within sight of the operator. No drones will be permitted near airports or over people not involved in its flight. The proposed rules are open now for a 60-day period of commentary, which the Federal Aviation Administration will consider before publishing the final regulations.

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Take advantage of flight deals

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Instead of deciding you won’t be able to afford to go away on vacation this year why not take a look at when the best time is to buy your flight and save yourself some money. Thanks to a study done on the 2014 flight data from CheapAir, an online travel agency, that exact date can now be determined. If you book your domestic flight 47 days before its departure it has been shown to be at its absolute cheapest then. Most people are well aware of the fact that the prices of flights go up and down pretty much on a daily basis so having this inside information can certainly help your bank account. Now it’s about the day you book your ticket rather than the time of year in which you plan to travel.

The above article is a summary. Please see the source article at Google News.

City of Toronto under extreme cold alert; dozens of flights canceled

Sunday, February 8th, 2015

The City of Toronto has issued an extreme cold weather alert for Monday and over 120 flights were canceled at Billy Bishop and Toronto Pearson airports. Sunday, the national weather bureau issued a freezing drizzle warning and freezing rain, ice, and snow fell on the city. The warnings were lifted Sunday night and the light snow that came down overnight stopped around 4 am Monday morning. By 9:30 am Monday, 40 departures and 63 arriving flights had been canceled at Toronto Pearson. Most were coming from or heading to Ottawa and New York City. Fifteen arrivals and four departures were canceled at Billy Bishop airport.

The above article is a summary. Please see the source article at Google News.

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