United Airlines accidentally offers airfares for nothing
For a short while, passengers were able to get a ticket on United for next to nothing.
Passengers reported buying tickets for $5 to $10. United says it accidentally filed fares for $0, although airport charges might have resulted in a small cost.
United stopped taking bookings through its website and phone centers to prevent more of the tickets from being sold or given away. The website was accepting reservations again around 2:45 p.m. Central time.
Judge confirms AMR bankruptcy exit plans with US Airways
A judge on Thursday confirmed AMR’s plan to exit bankruptcy through a merger with US Airways.
Judge Sean H. Lane of U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan’s approval means that if AMR and US Airways either win the antitrust suit or settle with the government, the merger plan can go into effect.
NASA’s space shuttle-carrying Boeing 747 to open for tours in 2015
Although Johnson Space Center in Houston won’t be getting any of the space shuttles, they’ll get a consolation prize: the 747 that carried the shuttle.
According to Space.com, the modified 747 “Shuttle Carrier Aircraft” will be disassembled with Boeing’s help, shipped to Houston, and reassembled within a brand new, $12 million, six-story building at Space Center Houston, adjacent to Johnson Space Center.