Aer Lingus flight from N.Y. evacuated


Aer Lingus flight from N.Y. evacuated — An Aer Lingus flight from New York was evacuated during a stopover in western Ireland Friday morning following a bomb threat, airport authorities said. A search of the plane and baggage at Shannon airport found nothing alarming, and the security alert was ended shortly before noon, Aer Lingus said. (AP)

Northwest to keep flying if attendants strike — Northwest Airlines Corp., which kept operating through a 2005 strike by mechanics, plans to maintain a full schedule if flight attendants stage random work stoppages beginning Friday night. (Bloomberg)

TSA considers easing ban on liquids — The government is studying whether it can allow airline passengers to carry small amounts of now-banned liquids onto airplanes, the Transportation Security Administration said Thursday. (USA Today)

FAA extends flight cap on O’Hare — The Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday extended by two years a cap on the number of flights into O’Hare International Airport in an effort to curtail delays at one of the world’s busiest airports. Domestic airlines will continue to be limited to a combined 88 arrivals per hour between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. until Oct. 31, 2008. (AP)

Tropical Storm Debby better organized — Tropical Storm Debby was expected to stay away from land as it remained off the coast of the Cape Verde islands in the eastern Atlantic, forecasters said Thursday. (AP)

Oil prices rise on storm threat, Iran — A relatively weak storm hundreds of miles south of Puerto Rico captured the attention of energy traders Friday, sending oil and natural-gas prices higher on fears that it could strengthen and threaten Gulf of Mexico production by next week. (AP)

Milwaukee is named ‘drunkest city’
Milwaukee has been ranked by as “America’s Drunkest City” on a list of 35 major metropolitan areas ranked for their drinking habits. (AP)

Tourist dies fleeing wildfire in Greece — A wildfire raging in northern Greece has killed at least one person and forced several thousand to flee hotels, holiday homes and campsites, authorities said Tuesday. (AP)

Pennsylvania, the land of Fallingwater and Flight 93 — This road trip takes you from the Andy Warhol museum in Pittsburgh to the Flight 93 crash site in Somerset County. (The New York Times) (Registration required.)

Judge bars Northwest strike — A federal judge blocked Northwest Airlines flight attendants from going on strike Friday, handing a victory to the cash-strapped airline. (AP)

Security incidents plague U.S. airlines — A college student’s checked luggage on a Continental Airlines flight from Argentina contained traces of dynamite, authorities said, in one of six security incidents Friday that caused U.S. flights to be diverted, evacuated or searched. (AP)

More hit road, fewer fly this Labor Day — Yes, it’ll be a crazy Labor Day weekend at the nation’s airports. But maybe not as crazy as many people think. (USA Today)

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