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[By Tim Jue | 16 May 2016 | No Comments]
A Norwegian Air Shuttle cabin crew member serves guests in the premium economy cabin.

OAKLAND, CALIF. — Norwegian Air Shuttle understands very well who flies on its airplanes.

The low-cost long-haul carrier has made inroads in the United States with its rock-bottom fares and a la carte pricing that’s marketed towards budget conscious leisure travelers.

Oakland, Travel Beat »

[By Tim Jue | 16 May 2016 | One Comment]
Oakland Airport Director Bryant L. Francis (left) helps cut the ribbon on the airport's newest international non-stop flight to Europe.

OAKLAND, CALIF. — The launch for Norwegian Air Shuttle’s latest flight from Europe to North America came with a message from the company aimed directly at budget-conscious fliers and the airline industry: we’re not done expanding.

The low-cost international carrier began serving Oakland, California from London’s Gatwick Airport May 12.

Oakland, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Travel Beat »

[By California Beat | 4 Apr 2011 | No Comments]
Courtesy Brenda Reese/ TwitPic.com

SAN FRANCISCO — Southwest Airlines canceled flights for the third consecutive day Monday to allow federal inspectors to finish searching for metal fatigue on its fleet of unrefurbished Boeing 737-300 airplanes.

Ten flights to and from the Bay Area, seven serving Oakland International Airport and three at Mineta San Jose International, were canceled as of 7 a.m. Monday according to flightstats.com, a flight tracking web site.

Oakland »

[By Beat News Service | 3 Apr 2011 | No Comments]

UPDATED 08:23 PDT — The pilot of a single-engine airplane was killed when it crashed into the shoreline of the Oakland estuary after taking off from nearby Oakland International Airport Sunday afternoon.

The plane was damaged from the impact of the crash which closed parts of Doolittle Drive through Bay Farm Island to allow first responders to access the shore.

Oakland, San Francisco, Silicon Valley »

[By California Beat | 3 Apr 2011 | One Comment]

SAN FRANCISCO — Southwest Airlines canceled flights for a second consecutive day Sunday after grounding 79 of its Boeing 737-300 planes to conduct emergency inspections for metal fatigue.

A total of 40 arriving and departing flights at the Bay Area’s three major airports were cancelled because of the inspections, according to flight tracking website flightstats.com.

The Bay Area, Travel Beat »

[By Beat News Service | 2 Apr 2011 | No Comments]
Courtesy Brenda Reese/ TwitPic.com

SAN FRANCISCO — Southwest Airlines grounded 79 of its airplanes Saturday morning for emergency inspections after a gaping 3-foot hole tore open in the fuselage of a Sacramento-bound flight Friday afternoon, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing in Yuma, Ariz.

The airline warned passengers to expect the cancellations of 300 flights and delays to dozens of others at airports nationwide to allow the FAA, NTSB and engineers from Boeing, the manufacturer of its planes, to examine if others are at risk of developing the same problem.