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Northeast storm triggers cancellations of Las Vegas flights
Northeast storm triggers cancellations of Las Vegas flights
Monday, January 26, 2015
Dozens of flights between Las Vegas and the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor were cancelled today as the Northeast braces for a powerful winter storm expected to dump as much as 3 feet of snow. According to McCarran International Airport’s website, more than ...
Diamonds may be drivers’ new best friend
Diamonds may be drivers’ new best friend
Monday, January 26, 2015
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A newly designed highway interchange that opened this week at Horizon Drive and U.S. 95 in Henderson temporarily routes drivers to the left side of an overpass bridge. Why? State Department of Transportation officials say “diverging diamond interchanges” improve traffic flow and increase safety for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians because ...
Wreckage believed to be small plane headed to Henderson
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Authorities have tentatively confirmed that wreckage spotted in the Mojave Desert mountains is from a small airplane with a husband and wife aboard ...
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Remembrance too painful for sole survivor of Reno plane crash
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
The lone survivor of a 1985 Reno airplane crash that killed 70 people who were returning from a Super Bowl junket says he can't bring himself to attend a memorial on the 30th anniversary of the disaster. George Lamson Jr. was 17 when Galaxy Airlines Flight 203 crashed in a field in south Reno on Jan. 21, 1985. Rescuers responding to the fiery wreckage found ...
Nonstop flights from Reno-New York City big economic boost
Nonstop flights from Reno-New York City big economic boost
Monday, January 19, 2015
JetBlue Airways' plans for the first non-stop, daily flights linking Reno and New York City have local business and tourism officials excited about the potential impact on the region's broader economy. New opportunities range from ...
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U.S. fines Southwest record $1.6 million for long flight delays
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Southwest Airlines is being fined $1.6 million for not letting passengers get off planes that were stuck on the ground for hours during a freezing winter storm in Chicago. The storm hit during an increase in employees calling in sick, which the airline has said was widely seen as a protest against stalled contract negotiations. It is a record fine for ...
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Las Vegas’ McCarran tops list of buzzworthy U.S. airports
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, except when travelers are stuck at the airport. According to a new report from the media tracking company Zignal Labs, McCarran Airport was the most mentioned airport on online media during ...
Nevada’s new temporary license plates will be harder to fake
Thursday, January 8, 2015
State officials say they're changing up temporary license plates that are easy to counterfeit. Officials from the Department of Motor Vehicles say they're adding security features to the paper placards ...
Plane returns to Las Vegas after reporting flight-control issue
Plane returns to Las Vegas after reporting flight-control issue
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
A Boeing 737 that departed McCarran International Airport this morning is turning back because of a reported flight-control issue, an airport spokeswoman said. American Airlines ...
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California to begin work on nation’s first bullet train
Monday, January 5, 2015
California's high-speed rail project reaches a milestone Tuesday as officials mark the start of work on the nation's first bullet train, which is designed to whisk travelers at 200 mph between Los Angeles and San Francisco in ...
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Las Vegas airport passenger traffic on pace for 41 million
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Officials in Las Vegas say nearly 3.4 million passengers used McCarran International Airport in November, up a robust 2.3 percent from the same month a year earlier. Figures released Tuesday show that 39.5 million passengers ...
Allegiant taking $43 million write-down on 757 fleet
Allegiant taking $43 million write-down on 757 fleet
Monday, December 22, 2014
Discount carrier Allegiant Air has written down the value of some planes, partly because of a sliding resale market. The Las Vegas-based airline’s parent, Allegiant Travel Co., said today it’s taking ...
FAA authorizing first drone in Nevada test program
FAA authorizing first drone in Nevada test program
Friday, December 19, 2014
The Federal Aviation Administration is authorizing the first drone that will fly in Nevada as part of the federal drone test site program. The agency ...
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Southwest bag workers picketing over flight delays
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Saying Southwest Airlines is neglecting workers and its customers, baggage handlers are bringing attention to the company's slide in on-time performance as they seek a new contract. Workers picketed and handed out leaflets to passengers at Denver and ...
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Nuts! Korean flight delayed by first-class spat
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Forget dust-ups over reclining seats in economy class. There's a new and exclusive twist on inflight anger: Nut rage in first class. A recent Korean Air flight was delayed when its chairman's daughter, who was also vice president responsible for cabin service at the airline ...

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