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  • Media: Germany 'working to build Ebola transport plane'

    10/19/2014 12:33:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    A German newspaper has reported that the government is developing a special aircraft designed to transport Ebola patients. At present, only the US has planes equipped for the task. The German government has commissioned flag carrier Lufthansa to develop special aircraft equipped to carry patients infected with the deadly Ebola virus, a newspaper reported on Sunday. Citing government sources, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung reported that officials planned to develop several planes that were designed to safely carry such highly infectious patients. According to the paper, the planes are meant to be ready by mid-November, which is when the first German...
  • Airline notifying 800 people in Ebola scare: Amber Vinson's symptoms may have come earlier

    10/17/2014 2:23:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    KETV-TV / CNN ^ | October 17, 2014 | Faith Karimi and Greg Botelho
    A nurse infected with Ebola may have had symptoms sooner than originally believed, authorities say, and an airline is notifying up to 800 passengers linked to flights she took between Dallas and Cleveland. In addition to Amber Vinson's round trip, Frontier Airlines is also reaching out to others who were in five subsequent flights that used the same plane. Vinson was hospitalized Tuesday, a day after she returned from Cleveland to Dallas aboard a Frontier Airlines flight. The nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas was part of a team that treated Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed...
  • Belton, Texas: Family Who Sat Near Ebola Nurse on Plane Quarantined

    10/16/2014 5:30:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | October 16, 2014 | Zachary Stieber
    A resident of Belton, Texas sat within three feet of Amber Vinson, the Dallas nurse who is the third confirmed Ebola case in the United States, when she was flying from Ohio to Texas this week. The family of the person will now enter quarantine for 21 days, or the incubation period for the virus, to ensure that they didn’t contract the deadly disease from Vinson. Vinson was originally reported as not showing any symptoms on the flight but a CDC official later said that she was showing symptoms prior to the flight. Ebola spreads mostly through direct contact with...
  • The Ebola Effect Arrives: Half Of Americans Will Avoid International Air Travel Out Of Ebola Fears

    10/16/2014 3:00:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/16/2014 | Tyler Durden
    Remember when Obama said "Putin was isolated", despite the Russian having the explicit support of the BRIC nations, and thus at least half of the world's population? Well, as irony would always have it with this particular US president, the tables have promptly turned, and paradoxically where ISIS failed to "terrorize" Americans into a state of paralyzed daze, the West African virus has succeeded in isolating none other than America, and as a brand new Reuters poll reveals, nearly half of Americans are so concerned about the Ebola outbreak that they are avoiding international air travel! In other words,...
  • School, business closings announced over Ebola concerns (Ohio, List inside)

    10/16/2014 9:58:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    WJW-TV ^ | October 16, 2014 | Darcie Loreno
    AKRON, Ohio — Akron school officials announced that Resnik CLC was closed Thursday as a precaution after a student’s mother had contact with Ebola patient Amber Vinson. Details of their contact were not made available. The student was in voluntary quarantine along with his/her mother. The health department did not order the school to close, rather the district made the decision as a precaution. It will remain closed until Oct. 20. BRECKSVILLE, Ohio — The PNC Bank processing center in Brecksville will be closed today as a precaution after learning an employee traveled on one of the same planes as...
  • Two Northeast Ohio Teachers May Have Been Exposed to Ebola Virus (At least 2 schools shut-down)

    10/15/2014 11:10:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    The Cleveland Leader ^ | October 16, 2014 | Julie Kent
    A Northeast Ohio area teacher was on board the same plane that carried Amber Vinson, the Dallas nurse who travelled through Cleveland and was hours later diagnosed with Ebola virus. Two Solon schools announced that they will be closed on Thursday as a precaution after learning that a Solon Middle School staff member traveled home from Dallas on Frontier Airlines on Tuesday on a different flight, and an elementary teacher from Cleveland who confirmed contact with an Ebola infected person will be staying home from work until cleared by health officials to return to work. Solon sent the following email...
  • Did you encounter Dallas Ebola patient Amber Joy Vinson in Ohio?

    10/15/2014 1:24:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | October 15, 2014 | Brandon Blackwell
    Amber Joy Vinson CLEVELAND, Ohio – Did you spot or make contact with Dallas Ebola patient Amber Joy Vinson during her recent trip to Ohio? Vinson, 29, was diagnosed with Ebola this week after visiting family in Akron. She came to the region last week and returned to Dallas Monday on a Frontier Airlines flight out of Cleveland Hopkins International Airport....
  • Ebola the Culture War

    10/14/2014 4:58:29 AM PDT · by yldstrk · 15 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | October 13, 2014 | Rod Dreher
    I have been out of the country all month, returning over the weekend. Staying up on American news while abroad was not a priority for me; I looked in every few days. When I was standing in the customs line at JFK, a fellow passenger told me that the airport was going to begin screening travelers from West African flights for fever starting tomorrow. We talked about Ebola, and took comfort that it isn’t passed pneumonically. But the more I thought about it, the more I realized what a vector for transmission an airplane toilet would be. The BBC asked...
  • Outrage-U.S. Airways attendant refuses to hang up veteran's medal-filled jacket to stop creasing

    10/10/2014 7:52:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | October 10, 2014 | Sophie Jane Evans
    * First Sargent Albert Marle boarded plane wearing a jacket lined with medals * Asked US Airways attendant if she could hang up his 'Dress Blues' uniform * But she reportedly refused, saying coat closet was for first-class fliers only * Outraged passengers offered Sgt Marle their seats, but he politely declined * After fliers spoke of the incident online, social media users hit out at airline * US Airways has since apologized and launched investigation into incidentUS Airways has sparked outrage after a flight attendant allegedly refused to hang up an Army Ranger and combat veteran's jacket to stop...
  • Airline cabin cleaners walk off jobs over Ebola fears at New York airport

    10/09/2014 1:25:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | October 9, 2014 | Lauren Gambino and agencies
    Striking workers protest lack of durable gloves and face masks for job that entails ‘contact with a lot of faeces and vomit’ •‘Cases growing exponentially’ in West Africa, UN warns •Ebola: the 10 basic questions you were afraid to ask About 200 airline cabin cleaners walked off their jobs at New York’s LaGuardia airport on Thursday, to protest what they say are working conditions that do not protect against potential Ebola contraction. “When I do bathroom, I come in contact with tampons which I have to grab with my hand, with a glove that’s so cheap that it breaks easily....
  • Airline Cabin Cleaners Strike Over Ebola Exposure Fears [New York City La Guardia Airport]

    10/09/2014 8:55:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10/09/2014
    Nearly 200 airline cabin cleaners walked off the job at a New York City airport overnight, striking over health and safety issues that include fears over possible exposure to Ebola. The protest involves Air Serv cabin cleaners in Terminal D at New York’s LaGuardia airport, a contractor that serves Delta, as well as supporting workers from LaGuardia and JFK International airports. Protesting workers carried signs and chanted during today’s rally, protesting against conditions that they say often find them encountering hypodermic needles, vomit and blood. Meanwhile, the Service Employees International Union Local 32BJ was scheduled to conduct infectious disease training...
  • NYC health department sends actors to hospitals to test Ebola preparedness

    10/07/2014 10:07:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    WABC-TV ^ | October 7, 2014 | Lucy Yang
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)New York City's Department of Health has been on alert for Ebola, and it's now stepping up its contingency plans. The task is not only tracking down any possible cases that could come to our area, but also how to treat and contain the virus. Diagnosing and treating Ebola are all such top priorities in New York right now that officials have been sending actors into emergency rooms pretending to be sick to see how the staff respond. "I really think it's beneficial," student John-David Noguerra said. "I'd rather us be over-prepared than under-prepared for it." To be clear, there...
  • AdDB Liberian rep 'frowns' on national quarantine

    10/03/2014 2:56:10 PM PDT · by Prospero · 8 replies
    The Liberian Observer ^ | 10/2/2014 | George D. Kennedy
    The [Liberian] Representative of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has frowned at suspension of flights and vessels to Ebola-affected countries by sister African countries.Dr. Margaret Kilo told reporters in Monrovia last week the blockage is hindering movement of not only goods and services into the affected countries, but AfDB staff who should be coming in and out of Liberia to monitor the Bank’s ongoing projects in support of the country’s "Agenda for Transformation (AfT)." “We all know how Ebola virus can be transmitted and the methods are there to be used that will make one not be infected,” she said....
  • Prescription for avoiding Ebola airport screening: ibuprofen

    10/02/2014 10:54:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Baltimore Sun / Reuters ^ | October 3, 2014 | Sharon Begley
    People who contract Ebola in West Africa can get through airport screenings and onto a plane with a lie and a lot of ibuprofen, according to healthcare experts who believe more must be done to identify infected travelers. At the very least, they said, travelers arriving from Ebola-stricken countries should be screened for fever, which is currently done on departure from Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. But such safeguards are not foolproof. "The fever-screening instruments run low and aren't that accurate," said infection control specialist Sean Kaufman, president of Behavioral-Based Improvement Solutions, a biosafety company based in Atlanta. "And people...
  • Here's Your Ebola Survival Guide For Airplanes, From The CDC

    10/02/2014 2:29:30 PM PDT · by blam · 44 replies
    BI ^ | 10-2-2014 | Benjamin Zhang
    August 5, 2014 Benjamin Zhang On the heels of the worst outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease in nearly 40 years — and the first case diagnosed in the U.S. — fears of the potential spread of the deadly virus through air travel have led to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to issue guidelines on how to deal with Ebola in the air. The Ebola Virus and its corresponding disease are spread through direct contact with the blood or contaminated bodily fluids of someone who is very sick. Direct contact may include emission of droplets into the...
  • UN: Air Travel From Ebola Nations Should Continue

    10/02/2014 2:16:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The spokesman for the U.N. secretary-general says the United Nations believes air travel to and from the West African countries affected by the Ebola virus should continue despite the first reported case in the United States. Stephane Dujarric told reporters Thursday that "it's very important not to isolate these countries" as it would worsen their political and economic situations. He says aid groups need access to the region. The first reported U.S. case involves a man who flew from Liberia to visit relatives. His travel took him through Brussels and Washington before reaching Texas....
  • Interim Guidance about Ebola Infection for Airline Crews, Cleaning Personnel, and Cargo Personnel

    10/02/2014 1:15:18 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Purpose: To give information to airlines on stopping ill travelers from boarding, managing and reporting onboard sick travelers, protecting crew and passengers from infection, and cleaning the plane and disinfecting contaminated areas. Key Points: ** A U.S. Department of Transportation rule permits airlines to deny boarding to air travelers with serious contagious diseases that could spread during flight, including travelers with possible Ebola symptoms. This rule applies to all flights of U.S. airlines, and to direct flights (no change of planes) to or from the United States by foreign airlines. ** Cabin crew should follow routine infection control precautions for...
  • US Airlines scramble after 100s of passengers had contact with Ebola patient

    10/01/2014 3:45:29 PM PDT · by Chgogal · 280 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | October 1, 2014 | By MICHAEL ZENNIE FOR MAILONLINE and REUTERS
    Hundreds of airline passengers were exposed to the Liberian national before he landed in Dallas, last month, as it is revealed that he took at least three flights to get from Monrovia, Liberia to Texas. Officials announced that Thomas Eric Duncan flew through Brussels to get to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport - but no airlines operate a direct flight from the European capital to Dallas, meaning he had to take a connecting flight in between. U.S. officials have refused to release details of his itinerary, including which city he connected through - claiming that none of his fellow passengers are...
  • Airlines Stocks Are Getting Crushed And Traders Are Blaming Ebola

    10/01/2014 11:01:34 AM PDT · by blam · 23 replies
    BI ^ | 10-1-2014 | Elena Holodny
    Elena Holodny October 1, 2014 Shares of several major airline companies were trading lower on Wednesday morning after the CDC on Tuesday night confirmed the first case of Ebola in the US. On Twitter, CNBC's Carl Quintanilla said that traders were blaming Ebola worries on the drop, as CDC officials said the Ebola patient flew from Liberia to Dallas. On Wednesday morning, shares of Delta, Southwest, United, and American Airlines were all lower. Delta was leading losses, falling as much as 4% while Southwest shares were also weak, falling as much as 3%. Airline peers United and American were also...
  • Ebola warning: CDC tells airlines to 'treat all body fluids as infectious'

    09/22/2014 7:50:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 46 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 21, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, increasing their warnings on Ebola, is advising airlines and jet staff to treat all body fluids as infectious, even on domestic flights.“Treat all body fluids as though they are infectious,” said the latest CDC update to airlines. The update notes that if Ebola is suspected, aircraft can be cleaned mid-flight. The update is apparently meant to stress the rights airlines have to block anyone who appears "ill" from boarding.The agency this week suggested that the Ebola crisis could strike 500,000 by the end of January. Others note that some 200,000 Africans from nations...
  • Poorly Behaved Airline Passengers Are Being Publicly Shamed Online

    09/17/2014 3:20:55 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    Business Insider ^ | September 17, 2014 | Jennifer Polland
    We all know that space is cramped on airplanes, but that doesn't mean that it's acceptable to put your feet on someone else's headrest, sprawl across a row of seats when they're already occupied, or walk around the cabin barefoot. PassengerShaming.com is a website that publicly calls out the rudest, grossest airline passenger behavior by posting photos of these offending passengers on Instagram and Facebook.
  • Report: Islamic State Forcing Captured Pilots To Train Its Militants

    09/03/2014 4:33:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Breitbart's Big Peace ^ | September 3, 2014 | Jordan Schachtel
    The Islamic State has claimed on social media that it is utilizing captured Syrian pilots to learn how to fly stolen jets, according to a CNN Arabic report over the weekend. The Syrian pilots, which are part of the Syrian Armed Forces loyal to president Bashar al-Assad, had been captured after the Islamic State seized Tabqa airbase in Raqqa, Syria. The Islamic State took Tabqa airbase after a four-day battle with the Syrian military. Tabqa is home to a plethora of fighter jets, helicopters, artillery, and large caches of ammunition. It still remains unclear how much quantity of the munitions...
  • Petition calls for peanut-free zones on planes

    09/03/2014 10:02:25 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 180 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 2, 2014 | Tim Devaney
    The parent of a child with a life-threatening peanut allergy is fighting for new rules to protect airline passengers who have severe food allergies.Lianne Mandelbaum, who says she was practically kicked off a United Airlines flight last year because of her son’s condition, has been lobbying for new protections for allergy sufferers.Now, more than 14,000 people are coming to her aid, petitioning lawmakers and federal regulators to establish a "buffer zone" around passengers who are allergic to certain foods.“I am not after a nut ban,” Mandelbaum said. “Just the ability to preboard, wipe down the seat area and make an...
  • It's no longer safe to recline your airplane seat

    09/02/2014 11:35:45 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 51 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | September 2, 2014 | Scott Mayerowitz
    Squeezed into tighter and tighter spaces, airline passengers appear to be rebelling, taking their frustrations out on other fliers. Three U.S. flights made unscheduled landings in the past eight days after passengers got into fights over the ability to recline their seats. Disputes over a tiny bit of personal space might seem petty, but for passengers whose knees are already banging into tray tables, every inch counts.
  • Flight From LaGuardia to Florida Diverted Over Reclining Seat (Another one).

    09/02/2014 6:33:02 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 117 replies
    4 New York ^ | Sept 2, 2014
    Flight From LaGuardia to Florida Diverted Over Reclining Seat A flight from LaGuardia International Airport to Palm Beach International Airport had to divert after a pair of passengers got into a fight over a reclining seat, according to published reports. Delta airlines told NBC affiliate WPTV in West Palm Beach that Flight 2370 landed in Jacksonville, Florida, “due to safety reasons in regard to a passenger issue.” A witness on the plane told WPTV that a woman who was knitting tried to recline her seat, angering a woman who was trying to sleep on the tray table. The two argued,...
  • Iceland Volcano Pushes Aviation Warning To Highest Level

    08/31/2014 6:46:58 AM PDT · by blam · 10 replies
    BI - Reuters ^ | 8-31-2014 | Robert Robertsson and Simon Johnson, Reuters
    Robert Robertsson and Simon Johnson, ReutersAug. 31, 2014 STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - A small new fissure eruption in an ice-free area of Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano system prompted authorities to raise their warning of the risk of ash to aviation to the highest level on Sunday. Iceland's largest volcanic system, which cuts a 190 km long and up to 25 km wide (118 miles by 15.5 miles) swathe across the North Atlantic island, has been hit by thousands of earthquakes over the last two weeks and scientists have been on high alert. In 2010, an ash cloud from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano, in...
  • Malaysia Airlines to Cut 30% of Its Workforce (6,000 layoffs)

    08/29/2014 6:46:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of a $1.9 billion overhaul announced Friday to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters. The staff reduction represents about 30 percent of its current workforce of 20,000. A search for a new CEO is underway, but there is no move to change the airline's name, which some branding experts had said was necessary for a successful makeover....
  • 'Cauldrons' Found At Iceland's Largest Volcano Could Spell Big Trouble

    08/28/2014 5:43:49 AM PDT · by blam · 27 replies
    BI - Reuters ^ | 8-28-2014 | Robert Robertsson and Anna Ringstrom , Reuters
    Robert Robertsson and Anna Ringstrom , Reuters August 28, 2014REYKJAVIK (Reuters) - Ice over Iceland's rumbling Bardarbunga volcano has melted to reveal a row of 1-km wide "cauldrons", possibly due to a sub-glacial eruption, the country's meteorological office said late on Wednesday. Rumblings at Iceland's largest volcano system for about a week have raised worries of an eruption that could spell trouble for air travel. In 2010, an ash cloud from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano closed much of Europe's airspace for six days. The Met Office said on its website it had not observed an increase in the level of tremors...
  • Malaysia Airlines to be taken private ahead of revamp

    08/07/2014 9:54:22 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 3 replies
    Tahoo News/AFP ^ | 8-8-2014 | AFP
    Deeply troubled Malaysia Airlines will be de-listed and taken private ahead of a major restructuring following the double disasters of MH370 and MH17, under a proposal announced Friday by its majority shareholder. State investment vehicle Khazanah Nasional, which owns 70 percent of the flag-carrier, said it would purchase all minority shares and finalise a restructuring plan by the end of the month. The move confirmed growing speculation that Khazanah planned to completely take over Malaysia Airlines to strengthen its hand in addressing the free-falling carrier's mounting problems. Khazanah said all stakeholders will need to work together to save the company...
  • U.S. Orders Airlines to Fly at Higher Altitudes Over Iraq

    08/04/2014 12:08:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug. 1, 2014 3:57 p.m. ET | Robert Wall
    The U.S. government told airlines flying over Iraq to remain at higher altitudes, amid growing concerns about carriers operating around conflict zones. U.S. airlines are now prohibited from flying over Iraq below 30,000 feet, the Federal Aviation Administration said. The agency, which had previously restricted airlines from flying below 20,000, issued the new requirement because of “the potentially hazardous situation created by the armed conflict in Iraq.” The guidance, which is mandatory for all U.S. airlines but not others, comes amid increased disquiet about airlines flying near conflict zones after the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over war-torn eastern...
  • Family Asked To Leave Southwest Flight After Tweet

    07/23/2014 9:36:52 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 59 replies
    CBS Minnesota ^ | 7/22/2014 | CBS Minnesota
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Twin Cities man is upset about the way his family was treated on a Southwest Airlines flight because of a tweet. Duff Watson says he was asked to de-board a flight from Denver to Minneapolis with his two kids on Sunday after an agent didn’t like a tweet he wrote about her service. Watson and the agent had a disagreement before boarding initially. “I was left, you know, very upset, very embarrassed, very humiliated,” Watson said. He’s an “A-List” passenger, which means he gets priority boarding. But a gate agent wouldn’t let his 6-year-old and 9-year-old...
  • Family Asked To Leave Southwest Flight After Tweet ( Minnesota)

    07/23/2014 5:46:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 65 replies
    WCCO ^ | July 22, 2014 | Jennifer Mayerle
    MINNEAPOLIS — A Twin Cities man is upset about the way his family was treated on a Southwest Airlines flight because of a tweet. Duff Watson says he was asked to de-board a flight from Denver to Minneapolis with his two kids on Sunday after an agent didn’t like a tweet he wrote about her service. Watson and the agent had a disagreement before boarding initially. ... He’s an “A-List” passenger, which means he gets priority boarding. But a gate agent wouldn’t let his 6-year-old and 9-year-old board with him — so they’d all have to wait to board later....
  • Travelers will start paying higher TSA Fees...paydown deficit

    07/18/2014 5:48:40 AM PDT · by EBH · 8 replies
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | 7/18/2014 | Alison Grant
    Congress estimated the new system would result in TSA fees of $36.5 billion over the next 10 years, a $16.9 billion jump from the current system. The Treasury will take $12.63 billion of the new collections for the general fund, with the rest going to offset TSA costs. "I think we've created another black hole to throw our money into," said Anthony DeMarco, a sports TV director from Columbus who flies 200 to 250 segments per year and says he has logged 2 million "butt in seat" miles. Robert Erzen of Westlake, a retiree and overseas leisure traveler, said the...
  • Biden Says Downed Jet Apparently "Blown Out of the Sky" (Thank You Capt. Obvious)

    07/17/2014 4:10:32 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 28 replies
    Chicago Tribune (Reuters) ^ | July 17, 2014 23:05 GMT | Steve Holland
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Thursday it appeared that the downing of a Malaysian airliner near the Ukraine-Russia border was not an accident and that the passenger jet apparently was "blown out of the sky." "This is truly a grave situation," Biden said in a speech in Detroit. He said he had seen reports that Americans may have been on board and that "we're now working every minute to try to confirm those reports as I speak." Biden said the downing of the jet was tragic. He spoke by phone to Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko.
  • UKRAINE: WE DID NOT SHOOT AT ANY PLANE

    07/17/2014 9:29:01 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 17, 2014 | Peter Leonard
    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukraine's president says his country's armed forces did not shoot at any airborne targets, after reports that a Malaysian Airlines plane went down over Ukraine.
  • TSA Allowing Illegals to Fly Without Verifiable ID

    07/12/2014 2:34:11 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 21 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | July 11, 2014 | Brandon Darby
    Illegal aliens are being allowed to fly on commercial airliners without valid identification, according to the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC). “The aliens who are getting released on their own recognizance are being allowed to board and travel commercial airliners by simply showing their Notice to Appear forms,” NBPC’s Local 2455 Spokesman, Hector Garza, told Breitbart Texas.
  • Dramatic Video Shows 'Near Miss' at Barcelona Airport

    07/07/2014 11:05:32 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | Mon July 7, 2014
    An apparent near miss between two aircraft that was captured on video at Barcelona Airport has prompted an investigation by Spanish aviation authorities. The video shows a Boeing 767 belonging to Russian airline UTair pulling up from its landing approach as an Aerolineas Argentinas Airbus A340 taxis across its path. No one was injured in the incident and the UTair plane was able to circle round and make a safe landing five minutes later. The video, shot on Saturday, had gained nearly two million YouTube hits by Monday. Spain's airport authority, AENA, said the government's Committee on Civil Aviation Incidents...
  • Dem Politician Appointed by Obama Defends Muslim Airline that Bans Israeli Jews

    04/27/2014 10:45:14 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 15 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 04/24/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    In late 2013, a formal complaint was filed with the U.S. Secretary of Transportation (Secretary) alleging illegal discrimination by Kuwait Airways (KA) on the basis of national origin, in violation of federal law proscribing such discrimination by air carriers. The complaint concerned the airline’s refusal to transport Israeli nationals on nonstop flights from New York to London. The Secretary denied the complaint earlier this year, asserting that KA had not violated any U.S. anti-discrimination law because the airline is required to comply with Kuwaiti law, which prohibits Israeli passport holders from entering Kuwait. As the attorney now pursuing this matter...
  • "Allah Saved Him": Santa Clara Teen Stowaway's Father

    04/24/2014 3:35:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Thursday, Apr 24, 2014 | Riya Bhattacharjee
    The father of a Santa Clara teen stowaway who survived a 5 1/2-hour flight from San Jose to Hawaii Sunday despite high altitudes, low oxygen and freezing temperatures tells the Voice of America that Allah protected his son. “When I watched the analysis about the extraordinary and dangerous trip of my son on local TVs and that Allah had saved him, I thanked God and I was very happy,” Abdilahi Yusuf Abdi, who lives in Santa Clara, told VOA's Somali service in an interview Wednesday. Abdi said he received the news about his son's trip in a phone call from...
  • Pilot's Response to Profiling of Arabs

    04/15/2014 7:30:47 PM PDT · by econjack · 17 replies
    email | N/A | Captain John Maniscalco
    A newspaper stated that some Muslim doctor is saying we are profiling him because he has been checked three times while getting on an airplane.The following is a letter from a pilot.This well spoken man, who is a pilot with American Airlines, says what is in his heart, beautifully. YOU WORRY ME! By Captain John Maniscalco, American Airlines Pilot I've been trying to say this since 911, but you worry me. I wish you didn't. I wish when I walked down the streets of this country that I love, that your color and culture still blended with the beautiful human...
  • US Airways Apologizes For Tweeting Pornographic Image To Disgruntled Customer

    04/14/2014 5:05:11 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 58 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | April 14, 2014 1:48 PM
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — US Airways apologized Monday after a pornographic image was posted on the company’s Twitter feed. The company often responds directly to disgruntled passengers, but was seemingly unaware that one of its replies included a lewd photograph. “@thatkatzkat We don’t like to hear this, Alex. Please provide feedback to our Customer Relations team here,” read the tweet, which also included a link to a photo of a woman with a model airplane protruding out of a body cavity. The airline later removed the tweet and apologized for the incident.
  • You Blew it! This is What United Airlines Calls First Class?

    03/31/2014 11:45:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 83 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 31, 2014 | Mark Skousen
    Last Friday, I flew nonstop on United Airlines from New York to California on a first class ticket. I paid the bellman a nice tip to handle my bags that were labeled “priority.” I arrived an hour and a half before my flight, so there was plenty of time to get my luggage onboard. The flight was delayed half an hour to allow for passengers with connecting flights to make it on our flight, along with their luggage. But alas, when I arrived, my two bags were nowhere to be found. After numerous telephone calls to their lost luggage...
  • Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

    03/22/2014 9:59:39 AM PDT · by MosesKnows · 34 replies
    3/22/2014 | MosesKnows
    Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 I wager you have heard just about every conceivable explanation of what happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. I have an explanation I’d like to share. I cannot prove that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is missing because aliens abducted it. However, until proof of another explanation comes forward it is possible that is what happened.
  • Rating the Airliner Story

    03/20/2014 9:32:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 20, 2014 | Rich Galen
    A minor food fight has broken out among news anchors over the amount of attention the missing Malaysian airliner is getting on the Cable news programs. There is no question that CNN has glommed onto this story and is not letting go. The other cable nets are often leading with the latest theory, conjecture, or unsourced leak, but then go onto other things like the Russian annexation of Crimea. The other day Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly - the master of all he surveys in the ratings - said that, according to MediaBistro.com, "Watching some of this coverage is painful"...
  • Has there been a military cover-up over missing jet? [Short title]

    03/18/2014 3:55:02 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 18 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | March 18, 2014 | Danield Miller
    Asian military officials may be staging a mass cover-up over missing flight MH370, because they do not want to expose gaping holes within their countries' air defences, a leading aviation expert has suggested...[SNIP]...Now Thailand's military say they detected a plane at 1.28am, eight minutes after MH370's communications went down, heading towards the Strait but didn't share the information because they were not asked for it.
  • JetBlue, American Airlines end frequent flyer agreement [After Obama approved MERGER]

    03/15/2014 6:52:31 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    JetBlue and American Airlines are ending an agreement that allowed travelers to add connections to their itinerary on each other's aircraft, as well as a frequent flyer program agreement. JetBlue travelers can no longer earn miles on AA-operated flights.
  • Vanity: Has CNN's Wolf Blitzer gone totally hysterical about the Malaysia Air situation?

    03/13/2014 5:28:02 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 47 replies
    SELF
    Been watching coverage on CNN about the Malaysia Airlines matter and Wolf Blitzer is starting to sound as hysterical as Nancy Grace. Hypothesizing more than other network anchors and very repetitious. What gives? He's usually as cool as a cucumber... Anderson Cooper seems more calm and collected these days...
  • Satellite looking into missing Malaysia flight detects 'suspected crash area'

    03/12/2014 2:10:46 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 74 replies
    CNN ^ | March 12, 2014 | Jethro Mullen and Michael Pearson, CNN
    China's State Administration for Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense announced the discovery, including images of what it said were "three suspected floating objects and their sizes." The images in the Strait of Malacca were captured on March 9 -- which was the day after the plane went missing -- but weren't released until Wednesday.
  • Vietnam media: Navy confirms flight MH370 crashed into the sea [disputed account]

    03/07/2014 9:28:46 PM PST · by barmag25 · 281 replies
    YAHOO ^ | 3/8/14 | Yahoo Newsroom
    UPDATE [12:37]: Tuoi Tre, a leading daily in Vietnam, reports that the Vietnamese Navy has confirmed the plane crashed into the ocean. According to Navy Admiral Ngo Van Phat, Commander of the Region 5, military radar recorded that the plane crashed into the sea at a location 153 miles South of Phu Quoc island. When contacted, Malaysia Airlines declined to confirm or deny the reports, saying that the Malaysian authorities are working together with the Vietnamese government on the matter. Meanwhile, Al Jazeera reports that China has dispatched two maritime rescue ships to help locate the missing plane.
  • Malaysia Airlines Loses Contact With Flight Carrying 239

    03/07/2014 4:50:23 PM PST · by BobNative · 291 replies
    NBC ^ | March 7, 2014 | M. Alex Johnson and Sossy Dombourian