Latin America's Largest Airline Says It Is Suspending Flights to Venezuela

The decision by LATAM Airlines to suspend its flights to Venezuela follows a similar announcement by Lufthansa. It comes at time when a deep economic crisis has triggered widespread food and medicine shortages, frequent power cuts, and sporadic looting.
Reuters and VICE News

Germanwings Crash Investigation Sparks Debate on Pilots' Right to Mental Health Confidentiality

The head of the investigation said copilot Andreas Lubitz had shown symptoms that "could be compatible with a psychotic episode" weeks before Lubitz flew an airliner filled with 150 people into the side of a mountain.
VICE News and Reuters
Airplane food

Scientists Say High Noise Levels Are Why Airplane Food Sucks

A new study from Cornell University has found that the loud noise conditions of an airplane cabin can enhance salty and bitter flavours, but lessen the impact of sweet ones.
Phoebe Hurst

Germanwings Co-Pilot Researched Suicide Methods and Cockpit Doors

French authorities investigating the crash have also retrieved the aircraft's second black box.
Matthieu Jublin

Germanwings Co-Pilot Was Treated for Suicidal Tendencies in the Past, Say Investigators

Prosecutors have revealed that Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot of Germanwings flight 4U9525, which crashed last week killing 150 people, had past treatment for suicidal tendencies.
Jenna Corderoy

Germanwings Co-Pilot Appears to Have Deliberately Crashed Plane, According to French Prosecutor

The prosecutor working on the crash that killed 150 people said that one of the co-pilots appears to have deliberately crashed the plane into the French Alps.
Sally Hayden

Germanwings Pilot Reportedly Locked Out of Cockpit Before Crash That Killed 150 People

An Airbus A320 aircraft crashed into the French Alps just before 11am on Tuesday with 144 passengers and six crew members on board.
Sally Hayden
Airline food

Airplane Food Is the Future of Ready-Made Meals

If you just can't get enough of the nuked chicken and brownish green beans typical of airline food, you need to move to Germany, where one company has started delivering it to people's doors.
Helen Nianias

Will Venezuela Become a No-Fly Country If It Defaults on Its Airline Debt?

The trouble began in late 2012, when Venezuela began to stop paying airlines the dollars for ticket sales in bolivares.
John Holman