Airlines stories

Commercial cockpits are about to get much lighter beginning this Friday, according insiders. The Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) has apparently just given American Airlines the thumbs up to start using the iPad to replace the large, paper based flight bags pilots traditionally carry.
It's estimated 10 million travelers the world over were thrown into chaos in 2010 when Iceland's Eyjafjallajõkull volcano erupted unleashing a giant ash clouds that circled the globe. Planes were grounded amidst fears the ash could be sucked into the turbines causing engine failure.