Ash cloud from Iceland's spewing volcano halted air traffic across a wide swath of Europe on Thursday.
A French air traffic controllers' strike has grounded dozens of flights in Paris, one of Europe's busiest air travel hubs. The first hints of spring appear to be bringing strike fever to Europe.
Movie director Kevin Smith fumed on Twitter after he was bounced from a commercial flight because he was deemed to big to fit in the seat. He later got an apology, Twitter-style.
Schoolgirls wave Iranian flags during a ceremony to mark the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution at the Behesht-e Zahra (Zahra's paradise) cemetery in southern Tehran on Feb. 1.
Airline passengers across Europe faced body searches and new limits on hand luggage. Authorities say that Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab of Nigeria flew from Lagos to Amsterdam before boarding Northwest Airlines Flight 253 for Detroit.
Warnings were raised two years ago about the downed Airbus. According to an immigrant safety advocate, 'We are put in trashy planes that do not meet the norms.'
With just four companies manufacturing large commercial planes, any accident draws scrutiny to a firm.
Two recent Airbus A330 flights may have had similar computer malfunctions to those suspected in AF Flight 447, the National Transportation Safety Board said.