15 deaths in the airline industry in 9 days linked to coronavirus. Why are planes still flying?

  Scene at a nearly empty terminal at Los Angeles International Airport, where the number of people traveling by plane has plummeted amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Francine Orr/Los Angeles Times) By Kiera FeldmanStaff Writer  April 20, 2020 10:30 AM UPDATED 11:13 AM Somehow, word got around among retired New York City firefighters about a perfect second-career

Continental Airlines flight is first in U.S. to use biofuel

Reporting from Chicago —  Continental Airlines flight 1403 made history when it landed at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago on Monday, becoming the first revenue passenger trip in the U.S. powered by biofuel. The Boeing 737-800 burned a “green jet fuel” derived partially from genetically modified algae that feed on plant waste and produce oil. In