The Northern Lights are seen above the ash plume of Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano on April 23. Iceland's volcanic eruption was spewing far less ash on Thursday and the plume of smoke was low, but a change of wind direction meant Iceland's airports were now set to close for the first time.
The seven-day British Airways strike slated for late March is the latest in a wave of strikes to sweep across France, Italy, Germany, and Greece as socialist entitlement collides with market realities.
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.
100 m.p.h. winds, hail, and rain might have brought Flight 447 down, says a former Air Force meteorologist.
Some critics say a proposed cap on New York flights would raise costs. Others say better traffic management is the key.
Some 10 countries are investigating suspects, including the US, which estimates that it loses up to $100 billion a year in unpaid taxes.