WHAT HAPPENED WITH MKI
By JEN SAVEDRA
07 OCT 2015: When the Ontario Travel Industry Compensation Fund paid claims related to the closure of MKI in May 2013 there were unhappy rumblings within the industry. And there were seemingly valid reasons. The $2 million payout was to a government entity and the president of the failed registrant was a former TICO Board Member. MORE
UNITED AIRLINES CO PILOT PASSES OUT
07 OCT 2015: A United Airlines flight from Houston to San Francisco had to be diverted to Albuquerque, New Mexico, after the co-pilot passed out. Air-traffic controllers got word shortly after 8 a.m. Tuesday that the plane would be landing after the first officer, who is second in command, had a medical episode. MORE
GLASS FLOOR CRACKS
07 OCT 2015: A group of Chinese tourists were screaming in terror yesterday on the side of a 3,540 ft high cliff after a glass pane on a new transparent walkway suddenly shattered. MORE
BOND IS BACK
07 OCT 2015: Bond is back in SPECTRE and VisitBritain is once again utilising 007's iconic international profile to show the world what makes Britain GREAT.
07 OCT 2015: UK tour operator Cosmos Holidays (not to be confused with Cosmos Tours) has changed its name to Monarch and beginning next summer will no longer use third-party airlines. The holiday programmes offered by the tour operator will feature only destinations served by Monarch.
07 OCT 2015: A woman who flew from Boston to Washington says she asked staff with United Airlines at Dulles Airport where she might go to pump her breast milk. Liz Meagher Cooper says she was told she could use the bathroom, which Cooper rejected as unsanitary – and they next suggested the pet relief area.
07 OCT 2015: Authorities say a 48-year-old New Jersey man returning from Peru was stopped at Newark Liberty International Airport with 10 pounds of cocaine stuffed inside food products. MORE
MORE ADVENTURES IN SICILY
By SAM ION
07 OCT 2015: By mid-week in Ayola, Sicily, we’d been to the airport three times, solved all our problems except Tom’s lost glasses and were set to explore. Every day, we got in the car to go look at famous sites. “It doesn’t look far on the map” I’d say but that was always before we’d decide to take a side road, and stop here and there to admire the almond trees, the olive trees, the grapes the lemon trees.
In case you missed yesterday (or last week)... here is a selection of recent stories:
AMTRAK TRAIN DERAILS
06 OCT 2015: An Amtrak train headed from Vermont to Washington, D.C., on Monday hit rocks that had fallen onto the track from a ledge, spilling the locomotive and a passenger car down an embankment, derailing three other cars and injuring seven people, authorities said. MORE
AIR CANADA REPORTS STRONG TRAFFIC GROWTH
06 OCT 2015: For the month of September, Air Canada reported a system-wide capacity increase of 11.5 percent and a load factor of 83.6 percent. On this additional capacity, system wide traffic for September increased 10.1 percent.
FLIGHT DIVERTED. PILOT FALLS ILL AND DIES
06 OCT 2015: An American Airlines flight from Phoenix to Boston was diverted to Syracuse, New York, Monday morning after the captain Michael Johnston, became ill and later died, according to an airline spokeswoman. MORE
TRUMP HOTELS HACKED
06 OCT 2015: Customer credit and debit card numbers may have been stolen at seven Trump hotels, including one in Toronto, after its payment systems were hacked for nearly a year.
UNION PROTESTORS STORM AIR FRANCE
06 OCT 2015: Union activists protesting nearly 3,000 proposed layoffs at Air France stormed the headquarters during a meeting Monday, zeroing in on two managers who had their shirts torn from their bodies, scaled a fence and fled under police protection.
HIKE THE PRICE
06 OCT 2015: Disney is raising prices for annual pass holders to its Disneyland and California Adventure parks. The park says the move is meant to prevent overcrowding.
NIGHTMARE FOR ANISTON
06 OCT 205: Emirates has unveiled its new television commercial featuring Golden Globe and Emmy award-winning actress, Jennifer Aniston. This is the first time Emirates has collaborated with the international star in a global digital and TV campaign.
A PORTUGUESE PORT PALETTE
By CHRIS RYALL
06 OCT 2015: I raise my glass and breathe in the tantalizing aroma swirling around and prepare for a velvety smooth and rich taste sensation – a vintage port from the famous Douro wine region of Portugal.