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Lightning Strikes Force Emergency Landing At LAX, Closure Of SoCal Beaches

Lightning strikes have wreaked havoc on Southern California, forcing an airliner carrying 159 passengers to make an emergency landing at LAX, as well as the closure of about 70 miles of beaches.

07/18/2015

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Alaska Airlines Flight To San Jose Makes Emergency Landing After Reported Bird Strike

A flight headed to the Bay Area from Seattle was forced to turn around Thursday night after a bird strike was reported.

04/09/2015

Elizabeth Sedway, pictured with her family, said she would miss two scheduled chemo sessions as a result of the airline’s decision.(Elizabeth Sedway)

Alaska Airlines Defends Decision To Remove Woman With Cancer, Family From Plane As Safety Precaution

Alaska Airlines supports an employee’s decision to boot a woman with cancer and her family off a flight from Hawaii to California for not having a note from her doctor clearing her to fly.

04/09/2015

Gay couple getting married at the beach in Massachusetts, the first state in the US to  legalize same-sex marriages.  (Photo by William B. Plowman/Getty Images)

Alaska Airlines’ Gay Travel Webpage Offers Discounts To Pride Events, Wedding Destinations

Alaska Airlines has added an LGBT Travel section to its website, offering discounts to pride celebrations, gay wine tastings, and LGBT events across the country. The airline they are “longtime supporters of the LGBT community” and same-sex marriage.

04/08/2015

Elizabeth Sedway, pictured with her family, said she would miss two scheduled chemo sessions as a result of the airline’s decision.(Elizabeth Sedway)

Alaska Airlines Boots Mom With Cancer, Family Off Plane For Having ‘No Note To Fly’

A woman with cancer and her family were kicked off from an Alaska Airlines flight from Hawaii to California after airline employees said she needed a note from her doctor before she could fly.

04/07/2015

Alaska Airlines Bird Strike

Bird Strike Grounds Plane At Oakland Airport

A Seattle-bound Alaska Airlines jetliner carrying 150 people returned to the Oakland airport shortly after takeoff after hitting a bird.

11/14/2014

Oakland International Airport after a jet was struck by lightning on approach on March 31, 2014. (CBS)

Plane Struck By Lightning On Approach To Oakland International Airport

A flight arriving in Oakland Monday afternoon was struck by lightning in its approach to the Bay Area, but was undamaged and no one onboard was injured, an airline spokeswoman said.

03/31/2014

Mineta San Jose Int'l Airport

Passenger Jet Makes Emergency Landing At Mineta San Jose International Airport

A passenger jet departing San Jose Mineta International Airport Monday morning was forced to return for an emergency landing, according to airport officials.

02/10/2014

Mineta San Jose International Airport

Airlines Plan Expanded Service At San Jose Mineta

Though it’s early, 2014 is shaping up to be a great year for Mineta San Jose Airport with airlines adding more flights and destinations.

01/15/2014

A Honolulu-bound Alaska Airlines flight was diverted to Oakland airport for an emergency landing after a bird strike. (CBS)

Possible Bird Strike Forces San Jose-To-Honolulu Flight To Land In Oakland

A passenger jet from San Jose bound for Honolulu had to make a precautionary landing at Oakland International Airport Wednesday morning following a possible bird strike, officials said.

10/16/2013

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