Girl kicked off plane for coughing returns home


Girl kicked off plane for coughing returns home — A 16-year-old girl who was kicked off a flight for coughing too much is back home in Hawaii. (AP)

Appeals court upholds Northwest Airlines strike ban — A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld a ruling that bars flight attendants at bankrupt Northwest Airlines from striking. (AP)

U.S. passenger fined $12K for air rage — An American man has been handed a $12,000 fine or three months in jail for an incident of air rage on a transatlantic flight. (AP)

Aircraft with stuck landing gear touches down safely — A plane with malfunctioning nose landing gear touched down safely in a cloud of sparks and smoke at Orlando Sanford International Airport on Thursday, officials said. (AP)

Boeing plans to unveil 787 on 7/8/07 — Boeing plans to debut its much-anticipated 787 Dreamliner model on July 8 at an event at its assembly plant in Everett, Wash., the plane-maker said Wednesday. (Reuters)

Project runway — From JFK to LAX, airports are trying to appeal to an increasingly captive audience. One cross-country traveler puts them to the test. (The New York Times) (Registration required.)

Atlanta’s luxury Final Four — For the Final Four pilgrim who’s traveling comfortably, plenty of indulgent opportunities abound in Atlanta. (Forbes Traveler)

Drivers brace for higher gas prices — Oil and gasoline prices climbed higher Thursday and may very well continue their stunning ascent in the coming days, if not weeks, as strong demand tests tight supplies and geopolitical tensions further strain world oil markets. (USA Today)

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