Skybus orders 65 jets from Airbus


Skybus orders 65 jets from Airbus — Skybus Airlines, a Columbus carrier that expects to start flying next year, has signed a contract to buy 65 jets from Airbus. The French aerospace company called the order one of the largest it has ever received from a startup U.S. airline. (The Columbus Dispatch)

JetBlue announces O’Hare plans — Discount carrier JetBlue Airways Corp. on Thursday said it will fly to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport from New York and the Los Angeles area starting in January. (Reuters)

Canadian ambassador concerned about new travel ID card — Canada remains concerned about a plan requiring a passport or special ID card to enter the United States, Canadian ambassador Michael Wilson said Thursday, but his American counterpart said everyone should get used to the idea because it’s not going away. (Canadian Press)

Dropped at airport – now where?
— One hundred thirty orphaned vehicles are to be auctioned tomorrow by the Massachusetts Port Authority. But this is not an auction to find a bargain on that third car. This is an auction for parts and where buyers should be prepared to bring a tow truck — many of the cars suffered the final indignity of vandalism on top of abandonment at Logan Airport’s parking lots. (The Boston Globe) (Registration required.)

Love soars, terrorism intrudes on trips — The threat of terrorism plays an increasing role in where people choose to go on vacation, according a recent survey. (USA Today)

Biloxi casino plan put on hold — Harrah’s Entertainment Inc. has put plans for a new casino resort in Biloxi on hold. High construction costs, a volatile marketplace and uncertainty over a proposed Choctaw casino were cited as factors by Gary Loveman, the company’s chief executive officer. (AP)

Snoop Dogg arrested at SoCal airport — The rapper, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, was arrested at 3:45 p.m. Thursday at Bob Hope Airport, police said. Snoop Dogg posted $35,000 bail and was scheduled to appear in court Dec. 12. (AP)

Many get head start on holiday travel plans — Thanksgiving is still a month away, but thousands of Delawareans are already making travel plans for the holiday. Gasoline prices are running at least 40 cents below last year’s prices. And despite soaring airfares, experts say, travelers are gobbling up tickets — meaning flights are going to be crowded. (Delaware News Journal)

Just how good can Italy get?
— If you head west and a bit north of Bologna and delve into Piedmont, where there’s a humble burg called Barolo and another named Alba, which is as chummy with the white truffle as Parma is with ham. For food lovers, it is a trip worth taking. (The New York Times) (Registration required.)