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Airline safety

Airlines get more than 50 bomb threats in recent weeks

Airlines get more than 50 bomb threats in recent weeks

Since a January 17 incident, there has been a spike in online threats against airlines
What are the world's safest airlines?

What are the world's safest airlines?

AirlineRatings.com's new list highlights the world's 10 safest airlines, while also calling out the ones with the most dismal safety records
Air New Zealand posts new 'Hobbit' safety video

Air New Zealand posts new 'Hobbit' safety video

Starring Elijah Wood and "Lord of the Rings" director Peter Jackson, here's an airline safety video passengers might actually watch
Bear Grylls stars in latest Air New Zealand safety video

Bear Grylls stars in latest Air New Zealand safety video

Another clever and funny video from the airline has survival guru tramping outdoors and eating the exit path lights
U.S. warns airlines of possible shoe bombs

U.S. warns airlines of possible shoe bombs

Intelligence indicates terror groups have been working on new shoe-bomb designs
2011 safest year for air travel since 1945

2011 safest year for air travel since 1945

Accidents and fatalities decreased globally this year, except in Russia, according to IATA
‘Unsafe’ Chinese airplane damaging Tonga tourism

‘Unsafe’ Chinese airplane damaging Tonga tourism

Latest problem with Chinese-made MA60 turboprop reignites concerns over the plane’s safety
Tiger Airways grounded over safety concerns

Tiger Airways grounded over safety concerns

The Australian aviation authority has suspended the domestic license of Singapore's budget carrier for the rest of the month
Did Asiana passengers ignore safety messages?

Did Asiana passengers ignore safety messages?

Always leave your bags behind when evacuating we're told -- but passengers on Asiana Airlines flight 214 didn't listen. The Internet responded
British Airways soothes traveler impatience, relaxes phone rules

British Airways soothes traveler impatience, relaxes phone rules

The airline will be become first in Europe to allow phones to be used upon landing. Your seatmate just got more irritable