Travel

Southwest extends MAX grounding until April 2020

  NEW YORK (AFP) — Southwest Airlines on Tuesday again extended the timeframe for resuming flights on the Boeing 737 MAX, this time until mid-April 2020. The domestic-focused US carrier cited continued uncertainty over the regulatory approval for the MAX …

Read More »

First commercial electric plane takes flight in Canada

  By Alia Dharssi VANCOUVER, CANADA (AFP) — The world’s first fully electric commercial aircraft took its inaugural test flight on Tuesday, taking off from the Canadian city of Vancouver and offering hope that airlines may one day end their …

Read More »

London repatriates 10% of Thomas Cook’s UK customers

  By Roland Jackson Agence France-Presse LONDON, UK (AFP) — Britain has repatriated ten percent of nationals who were stranded abroad after the collapse of travel firm Thomas Cook, authorities said Tuesday, as anger erupted over excessive management pay. The …

Read More »

Nissan board announces CEO Saikawa stepping down

  YOKOHAMA, JAPAN (AFP) — Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa will step down next week, the company’s board said Monday, amid accusations of financial irregularities as the carmaker reels from the arrest and ouster of former boss Carlos Ghosn. “After the …

Read More »

US opens probe of four automakers over California emissions pact

  NEW YORK (AFP) — The US Department of Justice has opened an antitrust probe of California’s agreement with four automakers on fuel efficiency standards that circumvented the Trump administration’s plans, automakers said Friday. The agreement announced in July increases …

Read More »

Southwest Airlines again pushes back 737 MAX return date

  NEW YORK (AFP) — Southwest Airlines on Thursday again pushed back its target date for returning the Boeing 737 MAX to service, citing uncertainty about when regulators will permit the jet to fly. The domestic-focused US carrier pushed the …

Read More »

Last section of elevated High Line park opens to public

By Emil Valerio EBC New York Bureau NEW YORK  (Eagle News) — The final section of the High Line, called “The Spur,” officially opened to the public on June 5, 2019. After a decade of community grass root efforts and …

Read More »

Full steam ahead for Austria’s night trains

by Sophie MAKRIS VIENNA, Austria (AFP) — It looks like a scene from the halcyon days of the railways: travelers finding their sleeper berth, turning on the reading light and stowing their cases under the bed. But it’s still a …

Read More »

Black History Month: The legacy of L. B. Brown, former slave turned community builder

By Melissa Sarmiento Allen EBC Florida Bureau POLK COUNTY, Florida (Eagle News) – Along an unassuming street in the quaint town of Bartow sits one of Florida’s historical crown jewels, The L.B. Brown House, which is listed in the National …

Read More »

Huge North Korean beach resort ‘nearing completion’

SEOUL, South Korea (AFP) — A giant beach resort in North Korea is nearing completion, a US monitor said Thursday, with satellite pictures showing rapid progress on the sprawling development, now equipped with a water slide and cinema. The seaside …

Read More »

#EBCPhotography: Morning of New Year in Edison, Alberta, Canada

Read More »

Jetliner lands in US after world’s longest flight

  NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — An Airbus jetliner arrived in Newark on Friday after a nearly 18-hour trip from Singapore, completing the world’s longest commercial flight. It marked the revival of a route that had been eliminated in …

Read More »