US Airways Group Inc.

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    Kill The Geese, Now! (Or People Might Get Killed by Them)

    Avians and airplanes are a bad mix -- and the skies above New York City are no exception. On Tuesday, a bird strike prompted a JetBlue plane to make an emergency landing. Last week, also, a bird strike forced a Delta flight to make an emergency landing. And don't forget the Miracle on the Hudso ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    US Airways, Anti-Saggy-Pants Airline, Allows Man to Fly in Women's Panties

    ​Last week, much ado was made over University of New Mexico football player Deshon Marman, 20, who was kicked off a US Airways flight for wearing saggy pajama pants and booked on suspicion of trespassing, battery and resisting arrest (he has not been charged). Now there's a photo circulating ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    Andre Reid, Aimless Man, Ends Up on LaGuardia Runway

    "Life is waiting"​A Mount Vernon man named Andre Reid gets the distinction of being called "deranged" by the New York Post for the stunt he pulled yesterday: the 21-year-old ended up down on the tarmac by a U.S. Airways jet just before it took off from LaGuardia Airport. Reid was spotted by th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Stewart: The Little Airport That Couldn't

    Stewart International Airport is only an hour and a half drive from Midtown, but it's the least popular commercial airport in the New York area. The New York Times reports the oft-ignored airport was again largely overlooked during a meeting held by transportation officials last week. Like almost an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, And Nicki Minaj Are Invading Long Island In March

    ​If ever you wanted an excuse to truck out to Long Island's Nassau Coliseum, home to perennial NHL doormats the New York Islanders, this'd be it: Lil Wayne's I Am Music II tour, costarring Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, Mixmaster Mike, and indomitable rapper accessory Travis Barker, is coming to town ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    TSA vs. Everyone Else: Full-Body Scanners, Radiation, and Heated Pat Downs

    ​ "Hello, my name is so-and-so, and I will be seeing you naked today."  While the TSA gives a slightly different diatribe prior to performing a full-body scan in airports that now span New York City, their aesthetic is the same: they will be managing a powerful X-ray machine and yes, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    Come Fly the Friendly Skies: Rotting Meat, Maggots Ground an Airplane

    Trust us, you don't want to see a picture of maggots.​Here's an appetizing way to start the day: A US Airways flight was forced to return to the gate at the Atlanta airport yesterday after maggots started falling out of an overhead bin harboring a container of spoiled meat. There's no explanat ... More >>

  • Columns

    May 4, 2010

    Arizona Boycott!


  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    Meet Your Morning Links

    ​Happy Thursday to all! Here's your news roundup for today. • We broke records yesterday; heat records, that is: At 1:57 p.m. Central Park hit 92 degrees, breaking the record of 89 degrees set April 7 in 1929. Fortunately, these days we can get away with a bit less clothing (people were wea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    Food Photography is Rampant; Induction Cooking Blows Up

    ​Keeping a photographic diary of everything one eats is becoming increasingly popular, with photo-sharing sites like Flickr boasting more than 6 million images tagged with the word "food." [NY Times] For tips on how to shoot your food, try using natural light whenever possible, fill your fra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010
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    January 21, 2010

    Plane from LaGuardia Diverted Because of Kid Wearing Scary Tefillin

    ​A U.S. Airways flight that left LaGuardia for Kentucky this morning was diverted to Philadelphia, as a passenger was thought to have attached a weapon to his body ("strapped a wire device from his fingers to his head after takeoff," said Reuters). Fox, America's Terror Network, grimly referre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    US Airways Cuts 1,000 Jobs, Ground Crew Base at LaGuardia

    ​US Airways always comes up when we're looking for cheap flights, and there's a reason for that: like many airlines these days, it's not doing so hot. Today the troubled carrier announces it's going to cut 1,000 jobs and some flights to Europe, and close its ground crew base at LaGuardia and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2009

    High Line Park Results in New Restaurant Row; Green Roofs Everywhere

    Mere months after reports claiming the exact opposite, a new study suggests that living near a fast food outlet actually does not increase weight in children, and that living near supermarkets, with their fresh fruits and vegetables, does nothing to lower weight. Go figure. [Science Daily] A survey ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2009

    Hello, Goodbye

    This morning we're saying goodbye to the lovely and amazing Hailey Eber, who is leaving us for greener pastures. Here's a little roundup of Hailey's greatest hits to remember her by.A dominatrix's thoughts on Gordon Ramsey's Hell's KitchenThe Chopping Block Kinda SucksSo. Much. Top ChefThe Chicken D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2009

    Near-Bankrupt NY Waterway to Sue US Airways for Water Rescue Funds

    We mentioned in January that there were signs that the heroic water landing and rescue of US Airways Flight 1549 might result in lawsuits. Now Crain's New York Business reports that NY Waterway, whose ferries helped haul Flight 1549 passengers out of the Hudson River, "is preparing a lawsuit against ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2009

    New York City's jobless rate soars; Toyota drives off a cliff; Sullenberger lands in limelight

    Heaven can wait: Chesley Sullenberger live, in "US Airways Flight 1549 Full Cockpit Recording" To try to counter the sickening economic news, remember another horror story that actually had a happy ending. Sully Sullenberger knows what "sickening" feels like, although his voice in the above cockp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2009

    Obama to bankers: 'It's a shonda!' (Or words to that effect.)

    You won't see edgy Bernie Madoff-related work like this in U.S. mainstream papers, but New York's own Jewish Daily Forward, as always, is up to the task of covering Jewish politics and news with a minimum of politically correct tiptoeing. Above, an excerpt from Eli Valley's "The Shonda!" in the F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2009

    Passenger, Bill O'Reilly Spoiling "Miracle on the Hudson" Buzz

    Remember when US Airways Flight 1549's heroic Hudson River landing made us all feel good about America and ourselves? Well, it's all going to shit. Earlier this week Chicago's Joe Hart, one of the survivors, told USA Today that he'd like to be "made whole for the incident," and we all know what th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2009

    US Airways Jet Finally Removed from Hudson River

    Embedded video from CNN Video Late last night city workers finally got that US Airways jet, which had given them some trouble in the afternoon, out of the water. The right engine is apparently more or less intact, but the left engine is off and presumed resting at the bottom of the Hudson River. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    US Airways Crash? How About a Great Feat of Aviation

    photo allegedly sent by rescued passenger via twitter If what we're hearing in preliminary reports is true, the pilot of a US Airways flight that left La Guardia bound for Charlotte this afternoon found himself in a terrifying situation: the plane ran smack into a flock of geese, which apparently kn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2007

    Mystery Surrounds Gotbaum Airport Death

    A bizarre and mysterious tragedy struck the family of Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum this weekend as her step daughter-in-law was found dead in a holding cell at a Phoenix airport. Carol Gotbaum, a 45-year-old mother of three was found unconscious, her handcuffed hands near her throat, in a holding ... More >>

  • News

    October 17, 2006

    Out of Control

    When air traffic control shares blame for fatal crashes

  • News

    August 27, 2002
  • Specials

    November 27, 2001
  • News

    November 13, 2001

    What Color Is Your Parachute?

    Her Boss at United Got $3.2 Million. She Got Shoved Out the Door.

  • News

    June 8, 1999