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  • Cowboy, Firefighter Stopped Woman from Getting Sucked out of Southwest Plane

    04/18/2018 10:21:02 AM PDT · by Cecily · 20 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 18, 2018 | Max Jaeger
    A cowboy and a firefighter were among the heroes who pulled a New Mexico mom back into their airplane after an explosion tore a hole in the cabin and sucked the woman partway out, according to reports. The Boeing 737 carrying Southwest Airlines’ Flight 1380 suffered the catastrophic engine failure at about 32,000 feet up, an hour into its LaGuardia-to-Dallas trip, forcing an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport. Mother-of-two Jennifer Riordan was pulled partway out of the plane when shrapnel shattered her window and the cabin began to depressurize, sucking her partway out of the plane. That’s when a...
  • As if economy class wasn't packed enough… the standing-up airplane seats that will [tr]

    04/17/2018 12:01:34 PM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 18, 2018 | Ted Thornhill
    Economy class cabins may be about to resemble sardine tins rather than cattle trucks in the near future. That’s because an Italian seat manufacturer has unveiled seating that’s so upright passengers using it will practically be standing up. Should any carriers install it, they will be able to cram in more fliers than ever before, in a formation that’s known in the industry as ‘ultra-high density’.
  • Airlines must compensate for delays during wildcat strikes: EU court

    04/17/2018 9:29:15 AM PDT · by BBell · 10 replies
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Airlines have to pay compensation to passengers for delays caused by wildcat strikes that result from management decisions, the European Union’s top court said on Tuesday.Several cases were brought to the EU’s Court of Justice after German airline TUIfly said a 2016 wildcat strike - one not formally initiated by a trade union - was an extraordinary event, and so it was not liable to compensate for delays. The strike followed the company’s announcement of a restructuring plan. EU regulation gives passengers on a delayed flight the right to compensation of up to 600 euros ($745), depending...
  • U.S. Terrorism Agency to Tap a Vast Database of Citizens (Big Brother lives)

    12/13/2012 6:45:08 AM PST · by TonyInOhio · 63 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/12/12 | Julia Angwin
    Top U.S. intelligence officials gathered in the White House Situation Room in March to debate a controversial proposal. Counterterrorism officials wanted to create a government dragnet, sweeping up millions of records about U.S. citizens—even people suspected of no crime. ~ snip ~ The rules now allow the little-known National Counterterrorism Center to examine the government files of U.S. citizens for possible criminal behavior, even if there is no reason to suspect them. That is a departure from past practice, which barred the agency from storing information about ordinary Americans unless a person was a terror suspect or related to an...
  • Family accuses United Airlines flight attendant of knowingly stuffing dog in bin, where it died

    03/14/2018 6:58:21 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 73 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | 14 Mar, 2018 | KARMA ALLEN
    A mother and daughter whose puppy died while flying United are alleging that a flight attendant knowingly forced the animal into an overhead bin. And now Catalina Robledo and her young daughter, Sophia Ceballos, are saying the flight attendant responsible is lying about the encounter that killed their 10-month-old French bulldog, Kokito. "It makes me feel sad -- I just really miss him," Sophia, 11, said Tuesday in an interview with ABC News. "He was a member of our family. He was like my brother to me." "He was special," she added, holding back tears. "He was really smart and...
  • Georgia Republicans Fight Back Against #BoycottNRA by Halting Airline Tax-cut Bill

    02/28/2018 2:32:31 PM PST · by detective · 13 replies
    The New American ^ | 28 February 2018 | Raven Clabough
    The mainstream media and the Left are unfairly blaming the National Rifle Association (NRA) for the February 14 Parkland, Florida shooting, and corporations are kowtowing to demands that they cut ties with the gun lobby group. Delta Airlines and United Airlines are two of those companies, both which just ended their NRA discount policies, and now Georgia Republicans are retaliating by pledging to kill the airline tax-cut bill.
  • KC mayor invites Delta Airlines to bring headquarters here using new KCI as bait

    02/27/2018 5:49:24 PM PST · by tkocur · 23 replies
    KSHB News ^ | 27 Feb 2017 | Candi Carney
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Mayor Sly James is moving in fast to try and lure Delta Airlines to moving its headquarters to our city. Delta is in the middle of a little bit of a squabble with Republicans in Georgia. Delta pulled its discount program for NRA members to attend their annual meetings and is asking the gun rights group to remove any references to its airline from its website. Some Republicans say Delta's move is an attack on conservatives. Georgia's Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle tweeted his disapproval and says he will use his power to kill any...
  • 1 in 200,000 Passengers Forgot a Gun in Carry-on

    02/17/2018 11:37:45 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 16 February, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    In 2017, 771,556,886 passengers traveled through 440 federally secured airports. Of those, only 3,957 forget that a firearm was in their carry-on baggage. There are over 400 million private firearms in the United States, 16 million people with permits to carry firearms, and 13 states where no permit is required to carry a concealed weapon.  That less than 4,000 forgot a firearm in their carry-on is amazingly low. That is one for every 200,000 passengers. Just a little over 1/3 or 34.8% of the firearms had a round in the chamber. They could not have been accidentally discharged in...
  • Airline employee told student to flush emotional support hamster down toilet, student alleges

    02/08/2018 10:37:52 AM PST · by deplorableindc · 70 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb. 8, 2018
    A college student said she flushed her emotional support hamster down the toilet after Spirit Airlines refused to let her bring her furry pet on the plane. Belen Aldecosea, 21, of Miami Beach, Florida, told the Miami Herald that she contacted Spirit Airlines before her flight from Baltimore to South Florida on Nov. 21, 2017, regarding traveling with her dwarf hamster, Pebbles. Aldecosea claimed the airline told her it was not a problem to bring her hamster on the flight. However, when the student arrived at the airport she said the airline refused to let Pebbles on the plane. Aldecosea...
  • Student, 21, sues Spirit airline after she flushed her 'emotional support HAMSTER' down the toilet

    02/08/2018 9:08:57 AM PST · by MD Expat in PA · 145 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 02/08/2018 | Daily Mail
    A student who flushed her hamster down the toilet when Spirit told her she couldn't fly home with it, is now attempting to sue the airline for causing emotional distress. Aldecosea, a Miami Beach High graduate, insists her doctor approved her hamster as a certified emotional support animal, and had the medical certificate to prove it when she went to the airport. She's bought the adorable rodent after developing a large but benign growth in her neck last year. 'She was so loving. It was like she knew I needed somebody,' said Aldecosea, a six-feet tall volleyball star who helped...
  • Norwegian Dreamliner sets transatlantic speed record: Plane hurtles from New York to London [tr]

    01/19/2018 5:58:51 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 19, 2018 | Jennifer Newton
    A new record has been set for the fastest ever transatlantic flight in a subsonic passenger aircraft from New York to London after the journey was completed in just over five hours. The Norwegian Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner was able to reach a top speed of 776mph as it hurtled across the Atlantic Ocean after being pushed on the 3,458-mile journey by an extra strong jet stream that at times reached 202mph. This meant that Monday's Norwegian DY7014 service from JFK to London Gatwick only took a total of five hours and 13 minutes, shaving 53 minutes off the expected flight...
  • Passenger writes open letter to Malaysian government complaining about Air Asia's revealing [tr]

    01/19/2018 5:49:31 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 18, 2018 | Ben Hill
    A New Zealand woman has complained about seeing the breasts and underwear of Air Asia flight attendants, saying their uniforms are ruining Malaysia's reputation. Dr June Robertson from Wellington has written a letter to Malaysian senator Hanafi Mamat which was posted to Facebook on Tuesday. In the letter, Dr Robertson said she 'felt very offended by the extremely short skirts these females wear on Air Asia'.
  • Officer to be sentenced for lying to carry gun on flights

    01/06/2018 11:42:43 AM PST · by JP1201 · 75 replies
    BOSTON (AP) - A Boston police detective is set to be sentenced Thursday for lying to federal officials so he could take his gun on planes during personal trips and allow a friend to avoid airport security. Sgt. Detective Bruce Smith faces up to a year of probation under the terms of a plea deal. He has also agreed to resign from the department and pay a $7,500 fine. The 28-year veteran of the force was charged last year with falsely telling Transportation Security Administration officials that he was on official police business and was authorized to carry his firearm....
  • SAS headscarves policy 'not discriminatory': ombudsman

    01/06/2018 9:59:42 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies ^ | 5 January 2018 12:11 CET+01:00 | Lee Roden
    A uniform policy by Scandinavian airline SAS banning staff who deal directly with customers from wearing religious symbols like headscarves does not breach anti-discrimination laws, Sweden’s Discrimination Ombudsman (DO) has judged. The policy first made headlines in April 2017, when a woman who had gone through the interview process for a job with the company was told she would not be allowed to wear a headscarf if she took the position. Aye Alhassani told The Local at the time that she thought it would have been better if the company told her about the policy at the start of the...
  • Does Sheila Jackson Lee Know The Person She's Accused Of Racism For Airline Fiasco

    12/29/2017 7:07:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | December 29, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    So, I bet you’ve heard about the airline incident between a woman and Texas Democratic Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee. Katie wrote about it. In all, Jean-Marie Simon was booted from her first class seat on a United flight for Lee. Simon was obviously upset, voiced her objections, and was even threatened with being forced off the flight. She was eventually given a $500 voucher for her pre-paid seat and relocated to economy class. She alleges that United gave the Texas Democrat preferential treatment. The saga got even worse when Lee accused Simon of racism regarding this matter. I noted that this...
  • Coffee, Tea or Bikini? VietJet Stands by Racy Calendar Amid Criticisms

    12/29/2017 1:45:36 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 87 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | Dec 29, 2017
    Vietnam's VietJet Aviation said on Thursday (Dec 28) it was standing by a controversial "bikini" calendar, a marketing ploy featuring scantily clad female models that has prompted criticism in conservative South-east Asia and beyond. The annual calendar, which has gone viral online, is part of a broader marketing push by VietJet that has propelled the start-up airline's rapid growth, as it has taken market share from Vietnam Airlines. The publication of the 2018 calendar - which critics say overly sexualises the image of flight attendants and other airline staff - comes as there is a growing debate in the global...
  • Family sues Alaska Airlines after wheelchair-bound grandmother fell down airport escalator...

    12/29/2017 9:44:57 AM PST · by Morgana · 96 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Dec. 29, 2017 | Mary Kekatos For
    FULL TITLE: Family sues Alaska Airlines after wheelchair-bound grandmother fell down airport escalator and died following surgery to amputate her leg due to wounds from her accident A family is suing Alaska Airlines and a contractor after a disabled 75-year-old grandmother suffered a fall down a Portland International Airport escalator in June and later died. Video captured the moment that Bernice Kekona, seat-belted to her power wheelchair, tumbled and crashed down an escalator, landing near the bottom with the heavy chair on top of her. After her flight from Hawaii landed in Portland in June 2017, the family says they...
  • Chrissy Teigen live tweets as her flight returns to LAX with unauthorized person

    12/27/2017 8:23:05 AM PST · by bgill · 50 replies
    kxan ^ | Dec. 27, 2017 | AP
    A plane heading from Los Angeles to Tokyo turned back because an unauthorized person was on board. KABC-TV reports All Nippon Airways Flight 175 left Los Angeles International Airport around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, but it never arrived at Tokyo’s Narita International Airport. Model Chrissy Teigen, who was on the plane, tweeted that the flight made a U-turn about four hours into the 11-hour flight.A plane heading from Los Angeles to Tokyo turned back because an unauthorized person was on board. KABC-TV reports All Nippon Airways Flight 175 left Los Angeles International Airport around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, but it never arrived...
  • Spirit Airlines suit over viral boozy brawl goes down in flames (Gloria Allred - Lol)

    12/23/2017 6:59:30 PM PST · by simpson96 · 31 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 12/19/2017 | Nancy Dillon
    A negligence lawsuit claiming Spirit Airlines fed alcohol to rowdy female passengers and then failed to defuse a subsequent cabin brawl has crashed and burned. After a 12-day trial that ended Thursday in Los Angeles, a jury decided the carrier was not responsible for the violent March 2016 clash that was caught on video and quickly went viral. The lawsuit, announced in New York last year by three Delaware women and their plaintiff's lawyer Gloria Allred, claimed Spirit's flight attendants had an obligation to act when the problem passengers exhibited aggressive behavior such as blasting music and waving a boom...
  • Southwest Airlines Hints At Fleet Upgrades If The Tax Bill Passes

    12/20/2017 4:11:48 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 42 replies
    Forbes ^ | Dec 17, 2017 | Grant Martin
    One of the broadest provisions on the Republican-backed tax bill working its way through congress this week is a massive tax cut for corporations. And if the legislation is approved, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines may put some major fleet upgrades in the pipeline. According to Bloomberg, Gary Kelly, the CEO of Southwest Airlines suggested that the tax cut "puts us in a position to think about growing faster" and "gives us an opportunity to begin to modernize our fleet." Southwest's fleet is uniquely made entirely up of variants of the Boeing 737, which makes maintenance easier for the carrier but which...