The week in odd news: Bible drugs; Canal jump; Putin's pup
This week in odd news: The high way to heaven? Man who hid drugs in Bible gets jail; Friday the 13th: Flight 666 makes it safely to HEL; German man in hot water for running taps non-stop for a year; Half-smoked Winston Churchill cigar sells for $12,000.
This week in odd news: Canal jump, skinny dippers, brawls
This week in odd news: Skinny dippers disrupt Massachusetts wedding reception; Florida man fails in bid to jump his car 20 feet across a canal; NJ home stalked by 'The Watcher' up for sale again; Dog days? In Italy, count them like family sick days.
Flight 666 to 'HEL' on Friday the 13th ends after today
Friday the 13th may spark dread for the superstitious. And for many people, the number 666 is associated with the devil based on the book of Revelation in the Bible. But for 11 years some airline passengers have flown in the face of any such fearful associations -- taking Finnair ’s flight AY 666
Friday the 13th: Flight 666 makes it safely to HEL
The Helsinki Airport says Flight 666 has arrived safety in HEL _ the airport code for the Finnish capital _ for the last time
Which Airline's Been Named World's Safest?
If your 2016 resolutions include more travel, it may be wise to know which airlines top the list. AirlineRatings.com, an independent plane safety and product ranking website, has just released its annual list of the world's safest airlines. Coming out on top for the third year in a row is
Finnair Catches Up to Social Seating
Finnair, Finland's national carrier, is the latest airline to dip its wing into the world of so-called social seating. The airline announced earlier this month that passengers are now able to link their Facebook profile with the flight's seat map, allowing other passengers on the flight to see the
Dramatic Plane Crash Kills Dozens in Siberia
MOSCOW – A passenger plane crashed in Siberia early Monday morning, killing dozens of people and severely injuring the few who survived. UTair flight 120 went down just minutes after taking off from Tyumen en route to the town of Surgut. The pilots tried to...
Flight of Fancy: Transferring Frequent Flier Miles Between Airlines
Dear Tim— I always like reading your remarks about mileage programs. Could you in the future explain how to move miles/points from foreign international carriers to North American carriers? For example: I have mileage points with Iberia and wanted them to be transferred to American. Even though
European Union scrutinizes legality of airline alliances
The European Union is taking a look at alliances between U.S. and European airlines to see if they're anti-competitive and harm passengers. The European Commission said Monday it is investigating the alliance among Continental Airlines, United Airlines, Lufthansa and Air Canada, and the separate
BA, American and Iberia sign deal
American Airlines and British Airways — twice rebuffed in efforts to effectively merge their trans-Atlantic operations under a grant of antitrust immunity — formally requested immunity again Thursday, this time along with partners Iberia, Finnair and Royal Jordanian. The difference this time, says