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3 years 3 weeks ago

Summer snow at the summit

It's the kind of weather you'd expect to see in December, not June. At least 4 inches of snow fell on the summit of Pikes Peak Monday morning. There was enough ice and snow on the Pikes Peak Highway that rangers closed the road halfway up. The Eldred family,...

3 years 1 month ago

Snow closes Pikes Peak Highway

With as much as four inches of snow falling the summit of Pikes Peak, highway rangers closed the final nine miles of road today out of a concern for driver safety. The Cog Railway is still carrying passengers to top, but many visitors can be found rifling through the clothing...

3 years 9 months ago

Flight delays cost passengers $16.7B

A government-funded study says airline flight delays cost passengers a lot more than grief - $16.7 billion more, to be precise. That's the price a study delivered Monday to the Federal Aviation Administration puts on the cost to passengers for flight delays in 2007. That was the latest year...

3 years 10 months ago

Giddyup! Airline seat or saddle?

If you think airplane seats can't get any smaller, you would be wrong. A company called Avioninteriors is looking to sell its new Skyrider seating system that features saddle-style seats. The new configuration reduces the space between seats from 32 inches to just 23 inches. That means...

4 years 1 month ago

Passengers stuck on plane for 4 hours

WASHINGTON (AP) - Virgin Atlantic says its pilot asked for permission to unload passengers stranded on a grounded plane in Connecticut but a customs official threatened to have them arrested if they got off the plane. Greg Dawson, a London spokesman for the airline, said in an e-mail Thursday...

4 years 2 months ago

Dozens of planes diverted from DIA

Dozens of planes landed in Colorado Springs instead of Denver Wednesday afternoon when weather threatened the flights. John McGinley from the Colorado Springs Airport said about 2 p.m. DIA issued a "ground stop" which mean no planes in or out, but the Denver airport was not actually closed, the...

4 years 2 months ago

Turbulence injures 10 on London to LA flight

Ten people suffered injuries, including broken bones, during severe turbulence on a flight from London to Los Angeles that was diverted to Montreal. United Airlines spokeswoman Sarah Massier says United Flight 935 reported severe turbulence over the Atlantic Ocean Tuesday and landed in Montreal around 1:15 p.m. The airline...

4 years 3 months ago

Southwest fined $200,000 for bumping passengers

Southwest Airlines, which bumped more passengers than any U.S. carrier last year, has been fined $200,000 for violating rules on kicking passengers off oversold flights. The Transportation Department said it reviewed passenger complaints and found many cases of Southwest failing to promptly pay bumped passengers and give them written...

4 years 4 months ago

United canceling flights due to storm

Even before the first snowflake falls, United Airlines has canceled dozens of flights scheduled into and out of Colorado on Friday and Saturday. Ticketholders are able to change plans without penalty. Several airlines allow passengers to change their plans when snow is forecast. The Pikes Peak region is...

4 years 5 months ago

No charges in Colorado Amtrak threat

Prosecutors in Otero County say they won't pursue charges against an ex-convict accused of making a threat against an Amtrak train. Authorities say further investigation revealed the man displayed no bizarre behavior or even made a threat. Ojore Nuru Lutalo, 64, of Elizabeth, N.J., was arrested Jan. 26...

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