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She Asked for Vegan Meals on Flight, Got Water Bottle, Napkin
Traveler Receives Interesting
'Meal' After Asking for Vegan
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Traveler Receives Interesting 'Meal' After Asking for Vegan

Miriam Porter's TikTok on the water bottle, napkin she was served on Air Canada has gone viral

(Newser) - Airline food isn't known for being particularly memorable, but Miriam Porter isn't likely to forget the one she was served on Air Canada anytime soon. Among the "special meals" the airline has listed on its website are vegetarian and vegan options, and Porter, a Canadian travel blogger...

Lawyer: Passenger 'Said the Magic Words You Do Not Say'

Wegal Rosen, 74, arrested after bomb scare at Fort Lauderdale airport

(Newser) - A Canadian who lives part time in Florida never completed his trip to Ontario over the weekend after an incident that caused chaos at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Per a police report and release cited by the Sun Sentinel , Wegal Rosen, 74, became miffed on Saturday when he was told...

Flight Diverted After Death of Passenger
Passenger Dies on Plane

Passenger Dies on Plane

Plane bound for Australia diverts to Honolulu

(Newser) - An Air Canada flight bound for Australia diverted to Honolulu over the weekend after a passenger died on the plane. Christopher Woodgate, 38, was pronounced dead when the flight landed in Honolulu on Saturday, said the Honolulu medical examiner's office. An autopsy will be conducted, the AP reports. The...

Aviation Has Few Answers for 'Clear-Air Turbulence'

Some on Air Canada flight hit the ceiling

(Newser) - You can't see it coming. Clear-air turbulence, which evidently jolted an Air Canada flight Thursday over the Pacific Ocean, strikes out of the blue, with no visible signs in the sky ahead. An aircraft's radar can't spot it coming, either. When it hit the Air Canada flight,...

'People Went Flying': 35 Injured on Air Canada Flight

Flight was en route to Sydney, but diverted to Hawaii due to turbulence

(Newser) - Dozens of people were injured when an Air Canada flight to Australia encountered unexpected turbulence, forcing the plane to land in Hawaii on Thursday, the AP reports. The flight from Vancouver to Sydney encountered "un-forecasted and sudden turbulence" about two hours past Hawaii when the plane diverted to Honolulu,...

Passenger Awoke on Plane to Find Herself Alone

Woman searched for an escape from the cold, dark plane

(Newser) - On an uncrowded flight from Quebec City to Toronto, Tiffani Adams decided to take advantage of an empty row of seats and take a nap. When she awoke, the plane was pitch dark, CTV reports, and she was the only person on the plane. The plane was parked far from...

The Worst Crash Ever Just Missed. Now What Do We Do?

Aviation officials say faster reporting is needed

(Newser) - Safety officials say a near collision of airliners in San Francisco last year was a few feet from becoming the worst crash in aviation history and underscores the need for faster reporting of dangerous incidents before evidence is lost, the AP reports. The National Transportation Safety Board issued a final...

Air Canada Jet Almost Caused Massive SF Disaster

It lined up to land on crowded taxiway

(Newser) - Aviation experts say it could easily have been one of the deadliest air disasters of all time. An Air Canada Airbus A320 was cleared to land on a runway at San Francisco International Airport just before midnight Friday, when, to the shock of air traffic controllers and other pilots, the...

Plane Passenger Says Lack of Legroom Almost Killed Him
Flier Says Lack of Legroom Almost Killed Him
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Flier Says Lack of Legroom Almost Killed Him

The fit but tall traveler developed deep vein thrombosis on a cramped 10-hour flight

(Newser) - An Air Canada passenger says a cramped 10-hour flight from Chile to Toronto in January has taken a serious toll on his otherwise impeccable health, and he wants the airline to "take a good hard look at what they're doing," he tells the CBC . Colin Savage, a...

Turbulence Injures 21 on 'Flight From Hell'

Air Canada passengers were tossed from seats

(Newser) - Air Canada says a flight en route from Shanghai to Toronto was diverted to Calgary on Wednesday after heavy turbulence injured 21 passengers, including three children. An Emergency Medical Services spokesman says that those transported to Calgary-area hospitals are in stable condition with non-life-threatening neck and back injuries. An Air...

Quick-Thinking Pilot Diverts Overseas Flight to Save Dog

Faulty cargo heating system could have killed Simba if not for captain's decision

(Newser) - An Air Canada pilot inconvenienced passengers on an overseas flight and may have cost the airline up to $10,000 in fuel costs, but people are praising him for a humane decision that also may have saved a dog's life. When the pilot noticed a cargo heating-system malfunction during...

'Something Just Fell Out of Me': Surprise Baby Born on Plane

Canadian woman who didn't know she was pregnant gives birth over Russia

(Newser) - One in 2,500 moms gives birth after a "cryptic" pregnancy or "denial in pregnancy," and a Canadian woman can now count herself among their number after a Calgary-to-Tokyo flight ended in the birth of her surprise baby girl, reports the CBC . Ada Guan, 23, was...

Air Canada Plane Killed Airport's Power

'Hard landing' hit power line just a few hundred feet away

(Newser) - An Air Canada passenger plane landed so significantly short of the runway in Halifax that it hit a power line and knocked out power at the airport, the lead investigator says. The Airbus 320 landed 1,100 feet short of the runway during an early Sunday morning snowstorm. It crashed...

Air Canada Plane Skids Off Runway

25 people were taken to a hospital, but injuries were minor

(Newser) - An Air Canada plane made an "abrupt" landing and skidded off the runway at the Halifax airport in bad weather at 12:35am local time today. The airport said 25 passengers were taken to a hospital for observation and treatment of minor injuries, while Air Canada said 23 passengers...

Passenger Jet Takes Detour, Finds Missing Boat
 Passenger Jet Takes 
 Detour, Finds Missing Boat 

Passenger Jet Takes Detour, Finds Missing Boat

Air Canada pilot flew low so passengers could look out window

(Newser) - We're willing to bet this is a first: Passengers on an Air Canada flight from Vancouver to Sydney were asked to participate in a search for a yacht that had been lost at sea for 16 hours, reports the Consumerist . The captain received a call for help and flew...

Now Air Canada Has Needle-in-Sandwich Incident

No word on caterer involved

(Newser) - Two weeks after needles were discovered in sandwiches served on Delta flights out of Amsterdam, another needle has been found—this time on an Air Canada flight heading from Victoria to Toronto on Monday night. The sewing needle was found by a passenger in a prepackaged sandwich, and an Air...

Air Canada Engine Parts Fall on Toronto Neighborhood

Boeing 777 makes emergency landing after engine dies after takeoff

(Newser) - Several cars were damaged but nobody was injured after parts believed to be from a broken Air Canada jet engine rained down on a Toronto suburb yesterday. The plane, a Boeing 777 bound for Japan with 318 passengers and 16 crew members, was forced to turn around and make an...

Sleepy Co-Pilot Mistook Venus for US Military Plane

Report blames 'sleep inertia' for Air Canada accident that injured 16

(Newser) - We've all awaken from naps feeling a little groggy and confused—but not many of us have been at the controls of a Boeing 767 at the time. An accident that injured 16 people on an Air Canada flight early last year was caused when the co-pilot—startled awake...

BlackBerry Execs Get Smashed, Ground Flight

Men arrested for behavior; each owes airline $36K

(Newser) - 'Tis the season of headaches for BlackBerry: Two Research in Motion executives got incredibly drunk on a flight from Toronto to Beijing on Monday night, prompting pilots to turn the plane, which was north of Alaska, around. They landed in Vancouver, where the men were arrested, Gawker reports. George...

Passenger: I Warned Crew About 'Two-Faced' Flier

But no one paid any attention, scared traveler complains

(Newser) - A passenger warned the flight crew about a disguised "two-faced" flier who slipped on board and rattled security staffs around the world—but they shrugged off her concerns, she says. Passenger Nuray Kurtur-Balas said she immediately spotted something amiss and feared the 22-year-old, dressed as an old man, planned...

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