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  • German court bans night flights at Frankfurt

    10/11/2011 4:20:58 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 5 replies
    Air Transpor World ^ | October 12, 2011 | Kurt Hofmann
    A German court in Hessen ruled Tuesday that night flights will be banned at Frankfurt Airport (FRA) when the fourth runway opens Oct. 21 (ATW Daily News, Oct. 5). The ban, which runs from 11 p.m. and 5 a.m., will affect 17 movements of mainly cargo flights. Lufthansa Cargo, which operates 11 scheduled nighttime slots, is expecting considerable financial damage from the night ban as it must now reschedule or cancel several flights beginning with the winter schedule. Resident complaints of aircraft noise from nearby Russelsheim and Offenbach were the reason for the court ruling. During the summer season, FRA...
  • United Continental CEO says Boeing 787s coming in 2012

    09/30/2011 8:09:33 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 30, 2011
    As Japan welcomes the first Boeing 787, the world's largest carrier is patiently and anxiously waiting for its order. Jeff Smisek, head of the parent company for United and Continental airlines, on Thursday said he was last told by Boeing that the first of the 50 aircraft ordered by the company will be delivered to have in service in the second half of 2012. "We ordered that aircraft in December 2004. So I've been a very patient person," said Smisek, the president and CEO of United Continental Holdings Inc.

    09/28/2011 5:44:34 AM PDT · by MindBender26 · 58 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 9.28.201128 | Dick Morris And Eileen McGann
    For twenty years – long before 9/11 – the danger of terrorists armed with surface to air missiles shooting at passenger planes has been the secret fear of many top political leaders. In the late 90s, a terrorist network was nabbed trying to bring them into Newark Airport, but the airline industry and the government have done nothing to equip passenger airplanes with any defense against these always deadly missiles. Now Barack Obama has committed the ultimate sin: He has let 20,000 surface-to-air missiles escape from military depots in Libya. According to ABC News “U.S. officials had once thought there...
  • 'L-Word' star kisses girl, gets escorted off plane

    09/27/2011 8:05:12 AM PDT · by rjsclassics · 73 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 9/27/2011 | TRACIE CONE
    A lesbian actress who starred in "The L-Word" said she kissed a girl — and got escorted off of a Southwest Airlines flight on Monday for doing it. Leisha Hailey took to Twitter to call for a boycott of the carrier after a flight attendant told them other passengers had complained after witnessing the affection. Her first tweet said: "I have been discriminated against." She later added, "Since when is showing affection to someone you love illegal?" Southwest Airlines Co. responded on its website that Hailey was approached "based solely on behavior and not gender." The airline's four-sentence response said...
  • How We Pay $3,700 Per Passenger to Subsidize Airline Tickets

    09/23/2011 9:53:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 22, 2011 | Richard Polluck
    For how much longer will one be able to fly the friendly skies with the people's tax dollars?Every day in 22 cities around the country, commuter planes take off with so few passengers that the pilots and crew outnumber the passengers. Each passenger pays a fare that’s less than $100. However, the federal government subsidizes the rest of the cost and pays airlines as much as $3,700 for each person on board. The controversial subsidy program is called Essential Air Services. It was enacted by Congress in 1978 as a “temporary” measure to help rural communities that were facing the...
  • How We Pay $3,700 Per Passenger to Subsidize Airline Tickets

    09/23/2011 9:53:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 09/23/2011 | Richard Pollock
    Every day in 22 cities around the country, commuter planes take off with so few passengers that the pilots and crew outnumber the passengers. Each passenger pays a fare that’s less than $100. However, the federal government subsidizes the rest of the cost and pays airlines as much as $3,700 for each person on board.The controversial subsidy program is called Essential Air Services. It was enacted by Congress in 1978 as a “temporary” measure to help rural communities that were facing the loss of air travel when small airports were to be closed due to airline deregulation.Instead, Congress has temporarily...
  • 'I was kicked off flight because I'm black': Barbershop star threatens to sue United Airlines

    09/02/2011 6:54:45 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 58 replies · 11+ views
    Daily Mail UK ^ | September 1, 2011 | David Gardner
    Comedian Michael Colyar has blasted United Airlines for allegedly booting him off a flight because he is black. The 'Barbershop' star claimed he was forced off his flight at Dulles International Airport in Virginia after accusing a stewardess of giving a white passenger preferential treatment. The race row blew up after Mr Colyar, who won the talent show 'Star Search' 21 years ago, reportedly refused to allow his bag to be moved from an overhead storage bin so that a white woman could stow her bags there instead.
  • Gerard Depardieu 'Sorry' To Have Urinated On Plane Carpet

    08/17/2011 6:06:37 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 37 replies
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | August 17, 2011 | Henry Samuel
    Gerard Depardieu 'Sorry' To Have Urinated On Plane Carpet Gerard Depardieu's entourage has said he tried to urinate into a bottle "as discreetly as possible" while on a flight, and said he was "sorry" to have spilt some on the plane's carpet. By Henry Samuel 17 Aug 2011 The French actor was caught short on a Paris to Dublin flight after the seat belt sign had been switched on for take-off. With the lavatories closed, the 62-year-old called out "I need to piss, I need to piss". But the cabin crew said no. So the corpulent star of Cyrano de...
  • Vanity...Yes, This Is A Real Airline And Real Livery

    07/30/2011 10:23:40 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 23 replies ^ | 31 July 2011 | NA
    I love it. A sense of humor in the airline industry.
  • EU set to charge U.S. airlines for carbon tax

    07/29/2011 11:43:19 AM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 21 replies
    Logistics Management ^ | July 28, 2011 | Jeff Berman
    An edict from the European Union (EU) focused on emissions reduction is drawing the ire of the United States Congress and the air cargo industry. Under its so-called Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), the EU is calling all airlines to pay taxes to the EU as part of a “cap and trade” for carbon allowances in an effort to reduce air emissions created as a result of their flights in EU airspace. The EU ETS was created in 2005. According to the EU, the ETS places a cap—or limit—on the total amount of certain greenhouse gases that can be emitted by...
  • Brothers attack American Airlines pilot in Miami, police say

    07/28/2011 7:21:20 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | July 28, 2011 | Garett Franklyn
    MIAMI — Two brothers have been arrested after being accused of striking a pilot and a flight attendant onboard an American Airlines plane grounded at Miami International Airport. Luis and Jonathan Baez were waiting for their flight to depart to San Francisco when a flight attendant noticed Jonathan didn't have his seatbelt buckled during the taxi on the runway. She attempted to have him fasten it, but he was unresponsive and appeared intoxicated or on narcotics, according to the arrest report.
  • Frontiers of Insanity (What is going on with airlines?)

    07/21/2011 10:31:59 AM PDT · by Notary Sojac · 10 replies
    According to ^ | 20 July 2011 | Sarah Hoyt
    What is going on with airlines? I clearly don’t have all the facts, don’t even know where to start investigating, but something IS wrong with airlines in the US. Years ago, when reading PJ O’Rourke’s Eat The Rich, I came across his description of train travel in Siberia, where the train seemed to have been built to maximize discomfort and lack of hygiene. He compared this to travel in the US and I realized suddenly that Portugal, while not as bad as Siberian trains in the USSR was about halfway there: i.e. Portuguese trains had a restroom, but you’d not...
  • Scorpion on Airplane Stings Oregon Passenger

    06/30/2011 7:19:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    KGW ^ | June 30, 2011
    An Oregon passenger heading to Alaska said he was stung by a scorpion on the plane. Jeff Ellis of West Linn said he was trying to sleep on a red-eye Alaska Airlines flight June 17 when he felt something in his sleeve and tried to brush it away. He said he felt the crawling again, looked down and saw the culprit. Ellis says he grabbed the scorpion with a napkin, but not before it stung him on the elbow. He says it caused a burning sensation. "I kinda tried to go back to sleep and then I felt it on...
  • NAACP leader sees racism in sagging-pants saga

    06/25/2011 7:26:32 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 25, 2011 | Justin Berton
    The leader of the San Francisco chapter of the NAACP said Friday that US Airways engaged in discriminatory conduct by requiring an African American passenger to pull up his pants before boarding a plane, but allowing a white man to board another flight wearing little but women's undergarments. The Rev. Amos Brown said the group's national leaders would contact airline officials to suggest sensitivity training for executives and ask them to "atone, repent and show their wrongness is understood." "The NAACP, in no uncertain terms, contends that this young man was profiled," Brown said in reference to Deshon Marman,...
  • Delta Sharia Airlines

    06/24/2011 1:21:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    atlas shrugs ^ | 6/24/11 | Pamela Geller
    While Delta Airlines obfuscates and dancing around the truth, they have really perfected the art of taqiya, their website tells the story. Go to Delta Airlines website and look at the information listed there. Delta doesn’t just work with Saudi Airlines, they post their info on the Delta website. Not only are Jews not welcome, but women are told to cover their arms and to to wear heavy clothing among other sharia compliant rules. Further Muslim women are restricted from travel without a husband or immediate member of the family. Oh, and no kissing. It's very easy to find this...
  • US Airways lets man fly wearing women's panties

    06/22/2011 2:28:55 PM PDT · by Jaded · 46 replies
    AP ^ | 6/22/11 | AP
    SAN FRANCISCO – Days before a college football player was arrested on a US Airways flight at San Francisco airport following a dispute over his saggy pants, the airline allowed another man wearing skimpy women's panties and mid-thigh stockings to fly, according to a passenger and airline spokeswoman.
  • Grieving New Mexico safety hauled off plane, booked for baggy pants

    06/17/2011 7:59:33 AM PDT · by Conservative145 · 62 replies
    A college football player was pulled off a flight and arrested because he was wearing his pants too low. Deshon Marman, 20, a University of New Mexico player was boarding a flight back to college yesterday when he was stopped because his pants were ‘below his buttocks, but above the knees, and his boxer shorts were showing’. Police said the man who was flying back to Alberqurque from home in San Francisco, California, was told by a U.S. Airways employee to pull up his pants, but he refused. Read more:
  • Saudi Arabian airline accused of serving 'donkey meat'

    06/13/2011 11:08:27 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, June 13, 2011
    Airline official says some of the imported meat served is diseased or donkey fleshSaudi Arabian Airlines could have served its passengers donkey meat, ignoring warnings by a local government food control body that imported meat from Tunisia could be diseased or is donkey meat. A Saudi Airlines executive made the accusations in a television interview this week, prompting many Saudis to write to local newspapers calling for the prosecution of those responsible for such an act. Abdullah Al Bubou, a senior inspector at the supply division in the Airlines, said Saudi Arabia’s General Food and Drugs Authority had repeatedly warned...
  • Delta plane catches fire at Hartsfield (question on the tail cone)

    05/29/2011 3:23:56 PM PDT · by rawhide · 33 replies ^ | 5-28-11 | Kristi E. Swartz
    A Delta Air Lines flight coming from Pittsburgh caught fire as it landed on the runway at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport late Saturday afternoon. Four passengers sought first aid for minor injuries, but no one was hospitalized, according to Atlanta Fire Capt. Jolyon Bundridge. The flight had 44 passengers and five crew members, according to information from Delta. The brakes on the plane -- #2284 -- overheated on the taxiway, which caused the fire, Delta said, using information from their operations control center. FAA officials reported that the plane blew a tire while landing. The plane has been taken out of...
  • Another Too-Fat-To-Fly Controversy Hits Southwest Airlines

    05/19/2011 8:19:16 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 85 replies · 5+ views
    CBSNew ^ | 05/18/11 | CBSNew York Staff
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Southwest Airlines has apologized to a mother and daughter who said they got rough treatment at the airport. Kenlie Tiggeman, a 30-year-old political strategist and weight loss blogger in New York City, said it was humiliating, being told she was too fat to fly, reports CBS 2’s John Slattery. “It was rude. It was in front of lots of people,” said Tiggeman, who’s originally from New Orleans. Tiggeman said the incident happened in Dallas over Easter. She and her mother were told by a gate agent they each had to purchase two seats. “And said that...