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  • Lena Dunham, Reporting People To Authorities For Disagreeing With You Is Creepy

    08/06/2017 7:52:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 4, 2017 | Mary Katharine Ham
    This week, famous millennial journaler Lena Dunham was strolling through an airport eavesdropping on a couple of flight attendants. There she was, just a right-thinking individual with fluency in approved language and a desire for a kind and compassionate society, when she heard a conversation that violated her sense of an ideal society. Then, as any individual principally interested in kindness and empathy would do, she reported the flight attendants’ conversation to their bosses at American Airlines. Then, filled once more with the compassion and humility that are her hallmarks, Dunham broadcast this conversation, and her reporting of it, to...
  • Airline 'looking into' Lena Dunham's claims that employees engaged in 'transphobic talk'

    08/03/2017 3:49:48 PM PDT · by Enchante · 105 replies
    GMA via Yahoo News ^ | August 3, 2017 | Joi-Marie McKenzie
    Lena Dunham is calling out American Airlines after the actress claimed to have overheard two apparent employees engaged in "transphobic talk." The "Girls" creator said her flight on another airline was delayed for hours Wednesday at New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport. Dunham, 31, wrote that the "worst part of this night" waiting at the airport came when she overheard two American Airlines' "attendants having a transphobic talk." "At this moment in history we should be teaching our employees about love and inclusivity @AmericanAir," she added in a subsequent tweet. "That was worst part of this night." Dunham...
  • Delta Airlines Screws Up Then Blames the Passenger

    07/23/2017 10:23:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2017 | Bruce Bialosky
    After a period in America when we were faced with incident after incident of airline passengers becoming cause célèbre because of questionable decisions by airline personnel, you would think the airlines would adjust how they treat the people who pay the freight. Instead Delta Airlines decided to pick a fight with one the most well-known social/political commentators in the country. That outcome could not end well. Ann Coulter booked a flight from New York LaGuardia to West Palm Beach, Florida, on Saturday, July 15th. Coulter had booked a seat in what Delta refers to as their Comfort+ seating. As a...
  • GULF NATIONS WAGING JIHAD ON THE WEST IN THE AIR!

    07/20/2017 9:28:44 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 22 replies
    Delta Airlines ^ | 7/20/2017 | Dick Bachert
    This just in from my old friend from the Fair Tax wars of the 90s, retired naval carrier aviator, Frank D. The muslims are waging jihad in the skies AGAINST THE WEST! Better let your guys in DC know that this crap MUST STOP! PLEASE GET THIS OUT TO EVERYONE IN YOUR NETWORK! Dick B All, My daughter's Father-In-Law, himself a retired airline captain, forwarded this to me. I had no idea that Gulf States airlines were waging jihad against western airlines until I viewed the video. Sent to you as I got it. FReegards, FRank ***************************** I'm shocked Don....
  • 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,...
  • After 28 hours, Delta's only answer for why it made Ann Coulter give up her seat is “I don’t know”

    07/17/2017 3:50:10 AM PDT · by grundle · 70 replies
    wordpress ^ | July 17, 2017 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Full title: After 28 hours, Delta Air Line’s only answer for why it made Ann Coulter give up her prepaid seat is “I don’t know” Delta made Coulter give up her prepaid seat. When Coulter asked why, the flight attendant’s answer was “I don’t know.” 28 hours after the incident, Delta has still not offered Coulter any other explanation for its actions. If Delta did have a legitimate reason for doing what it did, it should say what that reason was. Otherwise, Delta will have given the impression that one or more of its employees simply did it out of...
  • Delta fires back at Ann Coulter after angry tweetstorm

    07/16/2017 7:00:03 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 251 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 16, 2017 | 9:11pm | Chris Perez
    Delta Airlines has fired back at Ann Coulter — revealing on Twitter how her two-day temper tantrum was over a measly $30. “We’re sorry you did not receive the preferred seat you paid for and will refund your $30,” the company tweeted on Sunday night. SEE ALSO Delta allegedly boots Ann Coulter from reserved seat Delta allegedly boots Ann Coulter from reserved seat “Additionally, your insults about our other customers and employees are unacceptable and unnecessary,” it said, in response to Coulter’s weekend-long Twitter rant.
  • Conservative commentator Ann Coulter slams Delta for switching her out of a pre-booked seat

    07/16/2017 3:14:04 PM PDT · by grundle · 87 replies
    nola.com ^ | July 16, 2017
    Coulter didn't just slam Delta for moving her from her "PRE-BOOKED seat" with extra leg room. She documented the experience in photos and tweet after tweet, which she shared with her 1.6 million followers, not to mention the wider spectrum of people fascinated by things Ann Coulter does. So here is a member of the flight crew accused of "summarily snatching my ticket from my hand & ordering me to move w/o explanation, compensation or apology:" "Why are you taking me out of the extra room seat I specifically booked, @Delta?' Flight attendant: "I don't know.”
  • Sint Maarten jet engine blast kills New Zealand woman

    07/13/2017 12:37:16 PM PDT · by Enchante · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | July 13, 2017 | Staff
    A New Zealand woman has died on the Caribbean territory of Sint Maarten after the blast from a powerful jet engine knocked her to the ground. The incident happened at the famous Princess Juliana International Airport, which is just metres from the beach. Beachgoers can walk up to the airport fence as planes take off. Police said the 57-year-old woman had been holding on to the fence before the force of the jet engines threw her backwards, causing serious injury.
  • SpiceJet’s order to buy planes from Boeing will support many American jobs: Trump (100 planes)

    06/27/2017 2:20:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Hindu ^ | June 27, 2017 | The Press Trust of India
    US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said a recent order for 100 new aircraft placed by an Indian airline will create thousands of American jobs, referring to SpiceJet’s decision to buy planes from Boeing. SpiceJet had announced an order worth $22 billion with the US aircraft maker in January. The order is expected to create 1.32 lakh high-skilled jobs in America. “I was pleased to learn about an Indian airlines’ recent order of 100 new American planes, one of the largest orders of its kind, which will support thousands and thousands of American jobs,” Mr. Trump said alongside Prime Minister...
  • How Private Jet Travelers Were Still Flying Despite The Heat In Phoenix

    06/24/2017 5:36:09 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 39 replies
    Forbes ^ | 6/24/2017 | Doug Gollan
    How Private Jet Travelers Were Still Flying Despite The Heat In Phoenix Doug Gollan , Contributor I write about luxury travel from private jets to experiences Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. If you tuned on the news this past week you learned this time there were no “tapes” and that airplanes sometimes can’t fly in extreme heat. Nearly 50 flights by American Airlines were canceled, impacting thousands of passengers when temperatures at Phoenix’s Sky Harbor Airport approached 120 degrees. While thousands of airline passengers were being inconvenienced by weather as happens to tens of thousands of flights...
  • Another Mideast Carrier Cuts U.S. Service

    06/21/2017 1:26:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Could this be the latest impact of the U.S. “laptop ban” on non-stop flights from the Middle East? Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways said it will eliminate service to San Francisco effective October 29. Etihad didn’t mention the laptop ban in its announcement, instead blaming the decision on lower-than-expected passenger levels and fares on the route. Earlier this year, Etihad had reduced frequencies on the SFO-Abu Dhabi route from daily to three flights a week. Etihad’s presence at SFO got off to an inauspicious start. When it arrived in San Francisco in November of 2014, it used an older 777 borrowed...
  • Fly Better

    06/14/2017 4:52:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 14, 2017 | John Stossel
    Wonder why your flight is late? Why planes keep circling? Why even after you've landed, you sometimes can't deplane? Bad weather plays a role, but flying is also nastier because American airports use 50-year-old technology. This shouldn't surprise us. Government bureaucracies are always slow. That's as true on the tarmac as everywhere else. It's not Federal Aviation Administration workers' fault. They're just following the government rulebook that says you must not change something without getting permission first. You must not buy anything without going through cumbersome acquisitions regulations. The FAA's new NextGen system was designed to make the system more...
  • Delta Ends Sponsorship of New York's Public Theater Over Trump-like 'Julius Caesar'

    06/11/2017 6:56:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | June 11, 2017 | Lauren Huff
    “No matter what your political stance may be, the graphic staging of 'Julius Caesar' at this summer’s Free Shakespeare in the Park does not reflect Delta Air Lines’ values," the airline said in a statement. Just hours before the theater world gathered for the annual Tony Awards, Delta Air Lines revoked its four-year-old sponsorship of New York's Public Theater, according to reports. The airline found issue with the summer production of Julius Caesar, featuring the assassination of the title character, who in this staging bears an unmistakable resemblance to Donald Trump. "No matter what your political stance may be, the...
  • A ‘catastrophic’ computer outage is crippling international air travel

    05/29/2017 10:31:18 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 27 May 2017 | Avi Selk
    A catastrophic computer outage crippled one of the world’s busiest flight hubs on Saturday, forcing British Airways to cancel all flights out of two London airports, leaving terminals in chaos and passengers stranded. “Today, we have experienced a major IT system failure that is causing very severe disruptions to our flight operations worldwide,” British Airways chief executive Alex Cruz said in a video message, as reports spread of errors on its website, ticket machines, baggage terminals and technical infrastructure. Cruz wore a yellow safety vest as he spoke near Heathrow Airport — Europe’s busiest airport and major hub — where...
  • American Airlines Passenger Opened Door and Jumped Off Moving Plane

    05/29/2017 10:36:44 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 48 replies
    Time ^ | 25 May 2017
    An airline passenger was arrested Thursday after he opened the plane's galley door as it was taxiing and jumped onto the tarmac at a North Carolina airport, authorities said. Tun Lon Sein was seated on American Airlines Flight 5242 just before takeoff, when he suddenly stood from his seat and attempted to open the aircraft's main door before he was halted by a flight attendant, whom he then tried to bite, federal air marshals said in a criminal complaint, according to CNN. Following the struggle, Sein was able to pry the door open and escape onto the tarmac, before airport...
  • British Airways could face £100m compensation bill over IT meltdown

    05/29/2017 5:17:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | May 28, 2017 | Sarah Butler
    British Airways could face a bill of at least £100m in compensation, additional customer care and lost business resulting from an IT meltdown that affected more than 1,000 flights over the weekend. All the airline’s flights from Heathrow and Gatwick were grounded on Saturday. Services resumed on Sunday but cancellations and delays delays persisted with about 200 BA flights in and out of Heathrow cancelled on Sunday, according to Guardian calculations. There were no cancellations at Gatwick but some passengers experienced delays.
  • Now United Airlines passengers are being attacked by SCORPIONS! Deadly insect crawls out....

    05/12/2017 7:24:28 AM PDT · by Morgana · 41 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 12, 2017 | Emily Crane For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Now United Airlines passengers are being attacked by SCORPIONS! Deadly insect crawls out on flight and forces evacuation A United Airlines flight was delayed for several hours in Texas after reports of a scorpion crawling out of a passenger's clothes. Passengers say United Flight 1035 was evacuated on Thursday at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston following the scorpion sighting. The flight, which was headed for Quito, Ecuador was delayed for three hours. News of the scorpion incident got out when passengers started tweeting about the ordeal.
  • Woman says United crew forced her to urinate in a cup (Fake News Headline?)

    05/10/2017 8:02:36 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 35 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 05/10/2017 | Matt Campbell
    In yet another horror story about the state of commercial aviation, a nurse from Kansas City says she was forced to pee into a cup in her seat because she was not allowed to use the plane’s lavatory. Nicole Harper posted her account early Saturday on Facebook after, she says, she became frustrated at her inability to get anyone at United Airlines to acknowledge her complaint. “United Airlines refuses to take my call, now I can’t sleep and just keep thinking about how wrong this is,” Harper wrote. She encouraged her Facebook friends to share her story. Harper said her...
  • Chaos at Florida airport after Spirit flights canceled

    05/09/2017 6:33:20 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 49 replies
    Skirmishes involving irate passengers broke out at a Florida airport following the cancellation of multiple Spirit Airlines flights. Broward Sheriff's officials tell ABC News that deputies were called to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Monday to deal with angry passengers. Videos posted online show deputies trying to break up fights and detaining some unruly passengers.