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  • American Airlines cancels flight after cargo catches fire on tarmac

    10/11/2017 7:10:35 AM PDT · by WeWaWes · 16 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 10/11/2017 | FoxNews
    A spokesperson for American Airlines has confirmed to the Associated Press that the airline canceled a flight from Hong Kong to Los Angeles after a piece of loading equipment caught on fire right beside the plane.
  • Las Vegas Shooter Targeted Secret Government Planes In Addition To Victims

    10/05/2017 12:25:58 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 58 replies
    RADAR ^ | October 5, 2017 | Staff
    Las Vegas Shooter Targeted Secret Government Planes In Addition To Victims Stephen Paddock ‘might have held anti-American views,’ expert says. By Radar Staff Posted on Oct 5, 2017 @ 13:27PM Las Vegas Shooter Targeted Secret Government Planes In Addition To Victims thumbnail Las Vegas madman Stephen Paddock not only targeted innocent concertgoers — but also seemingly the hanger for the U.S. government’s super secret JANET airlines. Law enforcement sources exclusively told that just afield of the two massive, circular fuel tanks at which Paddock fired, lies the shadowy terminal for JANET. “JANET is essentially an airline that doesn’t exist,”...
  • Ex-Flight Attendant Accuses Southwest, Union of Religious Discrimination

    10/02/2017 5:47:58 AM PDT · by ptsal · 10 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | Oct 02, 2017 | Bill McMorris
    A veteran flight attendant at Southwest Airlines says she was fired from her job after speaking out about her faith and criticizing her union. Charlene Carter of Aurora, Colo., filed suit against the company and union in a Texas federal court. She said her employment was terminated after she expressed her religious beliefs regarding abortion in Facebook posts and messages to union president Audrey Stone.**snip** and activity in opposition to Local 556." Carter criticized the union for using employee dues to fly two dozen officials and flight attendants to attend January's Women's March protest.
  • Republican Delta Employee Reveals Ann Coulter Was ‘Targeted On Purpose’ In Seat Fiasco

    07/18/2017 9:36:14 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 82 replies
    GP ^ | 7-18-2017 | Joshua Caplan
    Full title: "BUSTED! Republican Delta Employee Reveals Ann Coulter Was ‘Targeted On Purpose’ In Seat Fiasco"Conservative icon Ann Coulter isn't letting up in her battle against Delta after the airline gave away her pre-booked seat to another passenger. Coulter, who is 6-feet-tall paid an extra $30 for a seat with more leg room, but was removed from her seat. TGP previously reported, conservative powerhouse, Ann Coulter unleashed hell on Delta airlines on Saturday after they removed her from her pre-booked seat and gave it to another woman. Coulter pointed out that the woman who took her seat was not elderly,...
  • Flight delayed for hours after woman throws coins into engine for good luck

    06/27/2017 1:04:31 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 57 replies ^ | Jun 27, 2017 | Harley Tamplin
    But when your trip is delayed because a fellow passenger has done something really, really stupid, they’re even worse. That’s what happened on Tuesday in China, where a plane was grounded for several hours – because an elderly woman threw coins into one of its engines. The 80-year-old, whose surname is Qiu, police said, told officers she did it for good luck. Officials said she threw nine coins at an engine of China Southern Airlines flight CZ380 as she was boarding at Shanghai Pudong International Airport. Eventually they were all accounted for The flight was grounded for hours (Picture: AsiaWire)...
  • SoCal family thrown off overbooked Delta flight over child's seating

    05/04/2017 6:16:50 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 210 replies ^ | Wednesday, May 03, 2017 11:36PM | By Elex Michaelson
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A Southern California family says they were kicked off an overbooked Delta airplane because they refused to yield a seat held by their young son. The Schear family of Huntington Beach says they were flying from Hawaii to Los Angeles last week when airline staff asked them to give up a seat occupied by their 2-year-old son and carry him on their laps for the duration of the flight. They tried to refuse and argued with airline staff, but say they were threatened with being sent to jail. "You have to give up the seat or...
  • Airline execs get called to D.C. to talk about their bad customer service

    05/03/2017 1:34:45 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 7 replies ^ | May 3, 2017 | Shaymus McLaughlin
    Full title:"Airline execs get called to D.C. to talk about their bad customer service" It turns out high-profile stories about customers being mistreated – like having police drag a bloodied doctor from a flight and an airline employee yelling at a passenger to hit him – get the attention of U.S. lawmakers. Top execs from the airline industry got to sit in front of U.S. House lawmakers for hours Tuesday, answering questions about “airline customer service issues,” as the agenda so wonderfully understates. The oversight hearing was being held by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, which two of Minnesota’s...
  • United Airlines Passenger 'Stung by Scorpion' on Flight

    04/14/2017 1:12:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 53 replies
    BBC ^ | 4/14
    A Canadian man says he was stung by a scorpion while travelling in business class on a United Airlines flight. Richard Bell said the scorpion fell from the overhead bin and onto his head during lunch on a trip from Houston, Texas to Calgary in Canada. After putting it on his plate, he was stung. United has offered compensation. It happened on Sunday, the same day a United passenger was violently dragged from a plane after refusing to give his seat to a staff member. Video of the incident has been watched by millions of people online. Dr David Dao,...
  • United's slogan is getting a makeover on social media

    04/11/2017 9:24:32 AM PDT · by blueyon · 107 replies ^ | 4/11/17 | Lauren Thomas
    United's now-infamous slogan, "Fly the friendly skies," is being revamped on social media following the company's latest public relations nightmare. Users took to Twitter Tuesday to post their own ideas of a more suitable slogan for the airline, using the hashtag #NewUnitedAirlinesMottos.
  • Vanity:Question about the United fiasco

    04/10/2017 2:59:25 PM PDT · by grayboots · 244 replies
    Myself | 4/10/2017 | Myself
    My husband is a Gold member on United and is totally disgusted by what they did to that poor man. I thought of a great marketing idea for other airlines. If they offered a comparable status on their airline to fly, my husband would jump at the chance to fly with them. Do you think the other airlines would think of this? I think so many people would switch over to their airline in a heartbeat. Or is this not an option for them?
  • Delta Airlines Flagging Bags with Guns

    02/28/2017 3:39:08 PM PST · by Reno89519 · 42 replies
    Self ^ | February 28, 2017 | Self
    Delta Airlines is now putting big bumper sticker size labels on bas with checked guns. Seriously. Flag the bag and passenger as a target. Nice. /s I regularly travel Delta Airlines, Diamond level frequent flier and always check a concealed carry gun. This is first time my bags got tagged, A new policy counter staff said was implemented this past week. Searching their Web site and news on the Internet found no mention of this. I find the move by Delta, and presumably other airlines, to be outrageous. These stickers are big and not easy to remove. Now my bag...
  • Canada frees Air India bomber, Sikh terrorist who killed 331 people in 1985 attacks

    02/16/2017 1:59:54 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 48 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Thursday, February 16, 2017 | Agence France-Presse
    The only person convicted in the 1985 Air India bombings that killed 331 people is now free, Canada's parole board said Wednesday. Inderjit Singh Reyat had been ordered to live at a halfway house following his release from prison one year ago, after serving two decades behind bars. That condition has now been lifted and Reyat may return to a normal life, including "living in a private residence," parole board spokesman Patrick Storey said in an email. The onetime Sikh extremist, an immigrant from India, was convicted of making bombs that were stuffed into luggage and planted on two planes...
  • Delta Bans Disruptive, Pro-Trump Passenger For Life

    11/28/2016 11:09:38 AM PST · by blam · 55 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11-28-2016 | Tyler Durden
    Following a pro-Trump outburst on a flight from Atlanta to Allentown, Pennsylvania, Delta Airlines has banned a disruptive passenger from flying the airline ever again. In a video of the event that went viral, the man is seen gesturing to other passengers, shouting “We got some Hillary bitches on here? ...It’s your president. Every goddam one of you. If you don’t like it, too bad."(snip)While the man should certainly have chosen his words more... "tactfully", he did not accuse anyone of being a racist, a sexist, a bigot, a homophobe, a nazi, or hitler, and was - at least for...
  • Gold Star family booed on flight as they headed to meet their soldier’s remains

    11/20/2016 6:57:48 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 59 replies
    Sac Bee ^ | Nov 19, 2016 | Nicholas Filipas
    Gold Star family booed on flight as they headed to meet their soldier’s remains Staff Sgt. John W. Perry, 30, of Stockton, Calif., died Nov. 12 of injuries sustained from an apparent suicide bomber in Bagram, Afghanistan. Department of Defense Nicholas Filipas The Record (Stockton, Calif.) The father of a soldier who was killed last weekend in Afghanistan was disappointed and hurt after airline passengers booed him and his family as they flew to meet his son’s remains. Stewart Perry, an ex-Marine who lives in Stockton, said the ordeal left him feeling disrespected. “It was really disgusting on the passengers’...
  • Airline captain speaks over intercom to diffuse election-fueled conflict between passengers

    11/14/2016 7:01:54 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 17 replies via WPXI ^ | November 13, 2016 | Elizabeth Vale
    Tensions are running high across the country in the wake of the shocking presidential election that rocked the nation last Tuesday. There have been numerous accounts of racially charged attacks, protests, fights and arguments being documented by individuals on both sides of the political aisle. Now another incident has come to light that happened on a United Airlines flight from San Francisco to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, in which the flight's captain and the flight crew were forced to intervene. According to the description with a video posted Friday on YouTube, a man in a "plaid shirt and camo cap" said...
  • Mother sues after airline flies her boy to wrong city and gave her different 'son'

    10/06/2016 12:04:45 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 42 replies ^ | October 4, 2016 | The Straits Times
    Travelling mishaps happen, and travellers are used to lost baggage, booking mix-ups and delays. However, American airline JetBlue Airways is now facing legal action after two children were mixed up and sent hundreds of miles in the wrong direction to the wrong cities, reported The Independent.
  • The Latest: Greece: Debris Found in Sea Is Not From a Plane

    05/19/2016 1:02:26 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 11 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 19, 2016
    The Latest: Greece: Debris Found in Sea Is Not From a Plane By The Associated Press CAIRO — May 19, 2016, 3:01 PM ET The latest news on EgyptAir Flight 804 from Paris to Cairo, carrying 66 people, which Egyptian officials say crashed early Thursday into the Mediterranean Sea off the Greek island of Crete (all times local): 8:55 p.m. A senior Greek air safety official says the debris found so far in the Mediterranean Sea does not belong to an aircraft. An EgyptAir Airbus A320 crashed into the Mediterranean Sea early Thursday while carrying 66 passengers and crew from...
  • Egyptian airliner explodes mid-air, crashes into Mediterranean

    05/19/2016 4:44:37 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 75 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/5/16 | David Rosenberg
    EgyptAir flight MS804 from Paris to Cairo disappeared from radar early Thursday morning. Egyptian officials believe that the a mid-air explosion cause the plane to crash into the Mediterranean. Egypt's Sherif Ismail said that all possible causes of the explosion were being examined - including terrorism. .....
  • EgyptAir Flight 804 from Paris to Cairo missing

    05/18/2016 8:13:50 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 349 replies
    CNN ^ | May 18, 2016
    An EgyptAir flight heading from Paris to Cairo has disappeared from radar, the airline tweeted.
  • Two Hours in Line... and Other Tales of Unlimited Government

    05/18/2016 5:15:49 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 29 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | May 17, 2016 AD | John F. Di Leo
    A traveler with a camera filmed a scene at Chicago’s Midway Airport: a three-hour-plus TSA security line that snaked across the terminal, out the door, and around the building… and uploaded it to YouTube. The fury of the day, in an age beset with furies, is therefore an anger directed against the TSA for our often unforgivably-long airport security lines. The DHS secretary even took to the podium to answer complaints, and to assure us that his system is not in fact "a national crisis." Sure, in this case, there was an alleged excuse – Chicago had seen hundreds of...