Hawaiian Airlines

7 in hospital in Hawaii after smoke fills plane

In a statement, Hawaiian Airlines says that the 184 passengers and seven crew members used emergency slides to evacuate the plane after it landed.

American Medical Response spokesman James Ireland says a total of 11 patients had breathing complaints and seven were taken to the hospital.

Ireland says the youngest patient taken to the hospital was a 9-month-old. He says another older child was also injured and the rest were adults. All injuries were considered minor.

One person was treated at the scene for minor injuries sustained during the evacuation.

Hawaiian Airlines plane diverted over blanket row

A passenger had asked for the wrap because he was cold, and was outraged when he was asked to pay $12 (£9.80).

Police said the man, 66, said he "would like to take someone behind the woodshed for this", which the pilot deemed threatening and then ordered the plane be diverted to Los Angeles.

No crime had been committed, police added.

Airlines boost on-time rating, but Spirit often runs late

Perhaps then it is no surprise that Spirit has the highest complaint rate of any major U.S. airline.

Spirit, a low-fare, high-fees carrier with a clientele of mostly leisure travelers, had by far the worst on-time performance in June among 14 airlines tracked in a government report. Only 49.9 percent of its flights arrived within 15 minutes of schedule, which is the government's definition of being on time.