What we’re reading: LA to London flight diverted, Qantas fined by DOT, Boeing on course to achieve 787 production target

by Stephanus Surjaputra on October 12, 2012

L.A.-to-London flight diverted to O’Hare because of ‘unruly’ passenger

A United flight from Los Angeles to London was diverted to O’Hare on Wednesday when an intoxicated passenger pushed crew members and other passengers.

Federal authorities declined to pursue charges against the woman, 34, from Redondo Beach, Calif., and because the flight was over Canada at the time of the incident, no local charges were brought against her. The woman was not allowed onto another United flight, and the flight was canceled after the incident.

Qantas fined $100,000 by DOT for failing to disclose baggage fees

The Department of Transportation fined Qantas $100,000 for failing to inform customers of baggage fees.

“Airline passengers deserve to have complete and accurate information about how much their flight will cost, including baggage fees, when they first search for flights,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said. “DOT will continue to take enforcement action against carriers and ticket agents when they fail to comply with our aviation consumer rules.”

Boeing on course to achieve 787 production target

A Boeing executive said that the company is on course to achieve its production target for the Dreamliner.

“We made mistakes along the way. We are currently on path to achieve 10 a month,” Jeffrey Luckey, vice president in charge of supply management for the 787, said on the sidelines of the Japan Aerospace International Exhibition in Nagoya.

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