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TSA: Knitting Needles And Ice Skates OK On Plane, But Fake Saws Should Stay Home

As the chaotic holiday travel season approaches, the agency wanted to remind the public what carry-on items are no-nos.

11/19/2014

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British Airways Suspends All Flights To 2 African Countries Stricken By Ebola

On Tuesday, the company announced on its website that it would be discontinuing flights to and from both Liberia and Sierra Leone until Aug. 31st, 2014.

08/05/2014

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Investigators: Planes Nearly Collided On Intersecting Runways At Newark Liberty Airport

A plane taking off and another plane landing on intersecting runways at Newark Liberty Airport nearly collided last month, according to a preliminary federal report.

05/20/2014

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FlightTrack 5 App

While there are many apps keeping an eye on the departure and arrival times of planes, it’s hard to find one that does it better than FlightTrack.

05/19/2014

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This App Will Plan Your Entire Trip

Instead of spending hours tabbing through travel sites, hit Rome2Rio: an oracle-like web/app that maps out the exact planes, trains, and automobiles (with fares) to take between any two places on the planet.

04/16/2014

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The Jet Of The Future Only Has Window Seats

The jet of the future has faster travel times and huge digital screens that feel as if every seat is a window seat.

03/06/2014

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Airline Passengers Have Limited Legal Rights

There’s no federal law that protects passengers in the event of what’s called a force majeure event which is an event like bad weather that’s out of the airline’s control.

12/27/2013

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Weekend Box Office: ‘Elysium’ Leads Pack Of New Flicks

‘Elysium’ was tops among a group of four new movies that turned up at multiplexes over the weekend.

08/12/2013

Plane Finder 3D

PlaneFinder 3D shows you live air traffic overhead, letting you pan and zoom to get a sense of how many flights are within close proximity to you.

07/16/2013

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EXCLUSIVE: Air Traffic Controllers At PHL Honored For Quick Thinking

The flight was 16 seconds away from landing on March 1, 2012, when David Giberson noticed something was wrong.

03/15/2013

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3 On Your Side: Airplane Knife Ban To Be Relaxed

Soon passengers will be allowed to board commercial airline flights with items that have been banned since the September 11th attacks. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan has the details.

03/06/2013

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Winter Storm Causes Delays, Cancellations, Reduced Speeds

The weather is causing travel delays at Philadelphia International and Lehigh Valley Airports.

12/26/2012

(A webcam image at Philadelphia International Airport showed no movement on the ramp as of 2pm Monday afternoon.)

Philadelphia International Airport A Ghost Town

Normally, bad weather means planes are grounded. But on Monday, the planes at Philadelphia International Airport were gone.

10/29/2012

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A Day In The Life Of An FAA Test Pilot

During her 25 year career, Lorry Faber has flown the President of the United States overseas, taken dignitaries to and from Washington D.C. and hovered over Mount Fuji in a helicopter. Currently, she tests air transportation projects throughout the country and around the world. This is a day in the life of a Federal Aviation Administration test pilot.

07/17/2012

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3 On Your Side: Finding Items Forgotten On Planes

Each year, airlines collect thousands of iPods, tablets and other electronic devices that have been forgotten on planes. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan has some advice on how to get them back.

05/30/2012

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