Snowstorm forces JetBlue to cancel 68 flights


Snowstorm forces JetBlue to cancel 68 flights — JetBlue canceled 68 flights because of snow Monday, nearly a week after the airline pledged to compensate customers for more than a thousand canceled flights from the Valentine’s Day storm two week earlier. (AP)

Storm brings snow, sleet to U.S. Northeast — A storm brought snow and icy conditions to New York and elsewhere in the northeastern U.S. and caused some flight cancellations. The storm, which moved across the Upper Midwest from Nebraska during the weekend, forced airlines to cancel some flights today in New York. Flights also were scrapped yesterday in Chicago, Pittsburgh and Washington, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. (Bloomberg News)

Airline loses, then finds Faith — Faith, a famous two-legged dog, was mistakenly put on a wrong flight by American Airlines and lost for several hours. When owner Jude Stringfellow went to pick up her dog after arriving in Orlando from Oklahoma City, Faith was nowhere to be found. (AP)

Strategies to make more passengers maiden voyagers — The cruise industry has always relied on regulars to fill its berths, but today they are courting newcomers more than at any time in recent memory. (The New York Times) (Registration required.)

Costa Mediterranea: Magnifico — What happens when you put 900 Americans and 1,100 Europeans together onboard an Italian cruise ship? You get fun, drama, pasta and a wild toga party. Welcome to “Cruising Italian Style” aboard Costa Mediterranea. (Anita Dunham-Potter on Tripso)

New airport x-rays scan bodies, not just bags — The device peeks underneath passengers’ clothing to search for guns, bombs or liquid explosives. (The New York Times) (Registration required.)

Olympian Gardner survives small plane crash — Olympic wrestling champion Rulon Gardner lost a toe to frostbite after being lost in the wilderness, impaled himself with an arrow and was involved in a serious motorcycle accident. In his latest escape from death, he survived a plane crash over the weekend into the aptly named Good Hope Bay on the Utah-Arizona border. (AP)

Smoke forces flight to make emergency landing — An American Airlines flight made an emergency landing last week because of smoke in the cabin, and four people were treated at a hospital, authorities said. (AP)

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