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American Eagle Airlines Fined a Whopping $900,000 for Keeping Passengers Stuck on Tarmac

A Department of Transportation rule implemented in April 2010 prohibits airlines from keeping passengers sitting on a tarmac for more than three hours — a rule it says an American Airlines affiliate has since violated so frequently that it’s now been slapped with a $900,000 fine, the first such fine handed down since the edict took effect.

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Man Caught at Swiss Airport Trying to Smuggle Tarantulas

A Swiss man returning home from the Dominican Republic was busted by custom officials at the Zurich airport with a whopping 261 endangered Mexican tarantulas, which he had packed into individual plastic bags and stuffed in his luggage.

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Passenger Sues Continental Airlines for Severely Turbulent Flight [VIDEO]

A Texas woman has decided to sue Continental Airlines and three other air carriers for mental trauma she endured during a particularly hellish flight.

What, did she have to sit through ‘The Smurfs’ on the in-flight movie?

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Which Cities Have the Best — and Worst — Commute Times?

If you’re fed up with your long commute to work, you may want to consider a move to Great Falls, Montana.

While a new report from the Census Bureau shows the average US commute is about 25 minutes, those in Great Falls only have a 14-minute travel time, the shortest in the country.

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Airport Screenings May Soon Abolish Shoe Removal Requirement

Ever since infamous “shoe bomber” Richard Reid tried — and failed — to blow up a plane by igniting explosives in his shoes during a 2001 flight, travelers have been forced to remove footwear for screening when going through airport security.

But according to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, that time-worn tradition may soon fall to the wayside.

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Cargo Plane Crash in Russia Kills 11

A cargo plane carrying 16 tons of food crashed in eastern Russia on Tuesday. All nine crew members and two passengers are believed to have died, officials said.

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Crowne Plaza Hotel to Remove Loud Snorers from Certain Floors

 

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We all know that when you snooze, you lose, but who knew you could lose the very spot where you’re resting your head?

Snore Monitors are patrolling the halls of Crowne Plaza hotels in England, in an attempt to maintain the integrity of the chain’s “quiet zones.”

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Buford, WY Has a Population of One – Meet Its Only, Lonely Resident [VIDEO]

Feel like getting away from it all? Then consider moving to Buford, Wyoming, where just one man, Don Sammons, comprises the town’s entire population. The ’Today‘ show profiled Sammons and his determination to keep his town alive.

Sammons left Los Angeles 20 years ago and moved to Buford when it had a total of seven residents. Now, he’s the lone occupant in the quiet town, which has only a single paved road running past its abandoned schoolhouse.

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Will American Airlines’ New Boarding Method Save Time or Create Chaos?

For about a decade, airlines and academics have tried to figure out the fastest way to load passengers onto a plane. The less time spent on boarding, the more revenue-generating flights airlines can squeeze into a day. In fact, according to a 2008 study in the Journal of Transport Management, every minute cut on boarding can save $30 per flight.

Now American Airlines is trying out a new boarding method, and reaction is mixed.

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Blizzard Warning Today & Tonight

The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning for the Livingston and Big Timber areas in effect from 11:00am this morning through 5:00am tomorrow morning. Winds 35-55 mph, gusting to 65 mph will cause zero visibility at times with whiteout conditions possible.

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