0 Community Corner Multiple inbound and outbound Southwest Airlines flights were delayed Tuesday morning while the national airline experienced a glitch. Miranda Ceja , Patch Staff Posted Reply ORANGE COUNTY, CA — Southwest Airlines halted flights at airports across the nation, resulting in over 1,750 flight delays, including a few in Orange County, the airline announced in a prepared statement. Southwest Airlines travelers at John Wayne Airport experienced morning flight delays during the pause in flight activity, according to Flight Aware.com. Those disruptions were expected to improve throughout the day. At JWA, no flights were canceled Tuesday. However, many Southwest departing flights were listed as delayed and many Southwest arriving flights were listed as delayed. Southwest Airlines announced they were experiencing "data connection issues resulting from a firewall failure." Those issues were expected to be … [Read more...] about Southwest Flights Delayed Tuesday At John Wayne Airport
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FAA Asks OC Residents For Feedback On JWA Thursday
3 Community Corner The community feedback effort will give Orange County residents the chance to tell officials how the John Wayne Airport impacts their lives. Miranda Ceja , Patch Staff Posted Replies COSTA MESA, CA — Orange County residents have the chance to tell federal officials how the John Wayne Airport impacts their day-to-day lives, after the Federal Aviation Administration announced an effort to gather community feedback about the airport. The FAA is hosting a slew of virtual workshops to gather community feedback on the impacts of airports in residential neighborhoods, including issues like noise and air pollution. The first of four meetings was held Tuesday, with a second meeting scheduled for Thursday and another two coming next week. Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley said the FAA needs this community data to help create national operational policies. In a released statement, Foley said she sees the … [Read more...] about FAA Asks OC Residents For Feedback On JWA Thursday
George Habash, Palestinian Terrorism Tactician, Dies at 82
George Habash, founder of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, a hard-line Marxist group that shocked the world with a campaign of airline hijackings and bombings in the late 1960s and early 1970s, died Saturday of a heart attack in Amman, Jordan. Although accounts varied, he was believed to be 82. “He had a severe heart attack, and he died instantly,” Leila Khaled, a longtime Front associate and herself a high-profile airplane hijacker in 1969, told Al Jazeera by telephone from the Jordan Hospital, where Mr. Habash had been a patient. He also had cancer. The Palestinian ambassador to Jordan, Atala al-Khairy, said Mr. Habash had been in the hospital for a week and that he died after a surgical procedure to implant a stent. The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, ordered three days of mourning and flags lowered to half-staff in the Palestinian territories. Mr. Habash was best known as the Palestinian leader who adapted modern terrorist tactics as a weapon … [Read more...] about George Habash, Palestinian Terrorism Tactician, Dies at 82
Past Into Present: 4 Journeys That Changed Us
An African-American resort town in Michigan, circa 1970; a raucous family road trip from Kansas City, Mo., to New York state; a bittersweet return to Hyderabad, India; and a college student’s self-discovery in Australia: Four New York Times Travel contributors share their memories of trips that still impart a sense of wonder and hope. Lost in Time on the Shores of Lake Idlewild By Ron Stodghill At some point, even as I began racking up frequent-flier miles, I came to accept a simple truth: I’d find no sleep as peaceful as I found on Lake Idlewild. My slumbers in Michigan’s densely wooded, all-black resort started as a kid. Belly full of fried catfish, Jones Homemade Ice Cream and ZotZ penny candy from Lee-John’s Novelty and Soda Bar, I would curl up on a lounge chair by the lake and snooze for hours to the sound of waves gurgling along the shore, the purring of fishing boats motoring by, the crackling of the Detroit Tigers radio broadcast wafting … [Read more...] about Past Into Present: 4 Journeys That Changed Us
‘A Place Where Everybody Can Shop’ Is Closing Its Doors
PARIS — Tati is a ghost of what it once was, and soon it won’t even be that. Shelves that were crammed with dish-scrubbers and brassieres for $1.50 and plaster figurines of smiling bunnies are now bare. Exits are still numbered — how else to find your way out through the crowds — but the aisles are empty. There are no crowds. It’s as though the discount department store, a once-thronged wonder of Paris more visited than the Eiffel Tower, is willing itself out of existence, fading like a Cheshire cat’s smile back into the hinterlands on both sides of the Mediterranean where many of its famous pink gingham shopping bags ended up. The official end, in any case, is not far-off for Tati, which revolutionized postwar shopping in France and stamped its identity on the entire vibrant neighborhood of Barbès, on the edge of Montmartre. Tati is a victim of Covid-19, its latest owners say, and sharply declining sales. But the trends that have killed it go back much further. The great … [Read more...] about ‘A Place Where Everybody Can Shop’ Is Closing Its Doors
Zelensky pushes for E.U. and NATO membership at a meeting of European leaders in Moldova.
NATO should decide this year whether to admit Ukraine as a member, President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine said on Thursday, intensifying his case, at a summit of European leaders in Moldova, for the country’s accession to the alliance. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine more than 15 months ago has given added urgency to the country’s application in September to join NATO , a body set to hold a summit meeting in the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius, next month. The government in Kyiv views membership as the ultimate guarantee of its security. The United States and other NATO allies, while supporting the government in Kyiv with billions of dollars in military aid, have so far proved reluctant to take that step given that it could bring the alliance into direct conflict with Moscow. “This year is for decisions,” Mr. Zelensky said at the European Political Community summit at a castle outside the Moldovan capital. He spoke in English. “In summer in Vilnius at the NATO summit, a clear … [Read more...] about Zelensky pushes for E.U. and NATO membership at a meeting of European leaders in Moldova.