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United, other airlines step in to (sort of) rescue passengers as WOW Air shuts down

United, other airlines step in to (sort of) rescue passengers as WOW Air shuts downPassengers scrambling to find tickets on other airlines to get home or to their vacation destination are finding limited options.



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Passengers stranded after Iceland's WOW air collapses

Passengers stranded after Iceland's WOW air collapses“This is probably the hardest thing I have ever done but the reality is that we have run out of time and have unfortunately not been able to secure the funding of the company,” WOW CEO and founder Skuli Mogensen wrote in a letter to the company’s 1,000 employees. WOW is the latest budget airline to collapse as the European airline sector grapples with over-capacity and high fuel costs. Recent failures include Britain’s Flybmi, Nordic budget airline Primera Air and Cypriot counterpart Cobalt.



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Widespread computer outage briefly affects passengers on American, Alaska and JetBlue airlines

Widespread computer outage briefly affects passengers on American, Alaska and JetBlue airlinesThe troubles, which lasted about 30 minutes, were due to a technical glitch at Sabre, a major airline reservations system.



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Norway airlifting 1,300 passengers off SOS cruise ship

Norway airlifting 1,300 passengers off SOS cruise shipEmergency services said on Saturday they had begun airlifting 1,300 passengers from a cruise ship in trouble off the Norwegian coast. The Viking Sky cruise ship sent an SOS message due to “engine problems in bad weather”, southern Norway’s rescue centre said on Twitter, while police reported the passengers would be evacuated by helicopter.



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Cruise ship from Norway reaches port with remaining passengers after mayday, air rescues

Cruise ship from Norway reaches port with remaining passengers after mayday, air rescuesA cruise ship stranded off Norway’s western coast that airlifted more than half its passengers to safety amid a ferocious storm has now reached port.



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Safety fears about Boeing 737 MAX grip US passengers

Safety fears about Boeing 737 MAX grip US passengersUS airlines are standing behind Boeing despite the wave of countries and carriers that have grounded the 737 MAX, but fear has gripped crews and passengers, and many are refusing to fly on the plane. Following the second deadly crash of one of its aircraft, some US politicians also have called for the plane to be grounded while the investigation continues, but regulators so far have not taken that step. A growing number of Americans are expressing similar doubts on social media, and some are cancelling or rebooking flights on this single-aisle aircraft, which accounted for one-third of Boeing’s profits in 2018.



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Safety fears about Boeing 737 MAX grip US passengers

Safety fears about Boeing 737 MAX grip US passengersNew York (AFP) – US airlines are standing behind Boeing despite the wave of countries and carriers that have grounded the 737 MAX, but fear has gripped crews and passengers, and many are refusing to fly on the plane.



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'Grateful to be alive': Passengers who missed Boeing 737 Max crash speak out

'Grateful to be alive': Passengers who missed Boeing 737 Max crash speak outTwo passengers are counting their blessings after sharing that they narrowly missed Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, a Boeing 737 Max.



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Plane makes emergency landing after suspected fire, passengers evacuated

Plane makes emergency landing after suspected fire, passengers evacuatedAir Transat Flight 942 was on its way from Montreal to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, when it reported a possible fire in the cargo hold and was diverted to Newark.



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Severe turbulence leaves 30 passengers injured on Turkish Airlines flight to New York: ‘I saw blood all over’

Severe turbulence leaves 30 passengers injured on Turkish Airlines flight to New York: ‘I saw blood all over’Severe turbulence left 30 people injured and many passengers fearing for their lives on a flight from Istanbul to New York. Dozens of ambulances were called to New York’s John F Kennedy international airport after those on board the Turkish Airlines flight were tossed around the plane cabin during the unanticipated episode around 45 minutes before landing. Passengers said the turbulence was not announced and some people were not wearing their seatbelts at the time.



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