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  • Europe pushes to further curb aviation emissions

    09/26/2016 11:22:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    EurActiv ^ | Sep 27, 2016 0:50 | Jorge Valero
    Member states will conduct a last-ditch offensive on a proposal to limit CO2 gases emitted by aircraft during the International Civil Aviation Organization conference in Montreal opening on Tuesday (27 September). The 191 members of the UN body responsible for air transport are expected to adopt a global market-based mechanism to achieve carbon-neutral growth for the aviation sector from 2020 onwards. The number of passengers flying each year is expected to double by 2035, surpassing 6.5 billion travelers. …
  • Four women thrown off Ibiza flight after 'shouting racist slurs and abusing passengers'

    09/17/2016 9:39:11 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 21 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 15 September 2016 | Chris Graham
    Four young women were removed from a flight to Ibiza for allegedly hurling racist abuse and threats at other passengers. Police escorted the women off the Monarch flight ZB504 before take off at Manchester Airport on Tuesday evening after receiving complaints from passengers and the captain. Four groups of passengers reportedly asked flight attendants if they could switch seats in order to get away from the women, who were believed to be between 20 and 25 years old. "I think their behaviour was disgusting, everyone on the way to Ibiza gets merry and loud but it’s usually just fun banter,"...
  • Judge says EU-Canada air passenger deal infringes on rights

    09/08/2016 10:42:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 8, 2016 7:31 AM EDT
    A European Union judge says an EU agreement to exchange air passenger information with Canada to combat terrorism should be revised because parts of it would infringe on people’s rights. Advocate General Paolo Mengozzi said in a legal opinion published Thursday that the deal signed in 2014 should not enter force in its current form. […] Under it, Canadian authorities would have access to the data of European travelers like contact details, credit card and other personal information. …
  • When millennials fly, they don't want to say hi

    08/15/2016 6:26:22 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 99 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | August 15, 2016 | Sushma Un
    Here’s one more group millennials are ignoring as they spend time glued to their smartphones — airline personnel. About 61% of millennials admitted to hiding behind electronic devices in order to avoid interacting with airline staff, according to a survey market-research firm Mintel conducted among 2,000 adults. Beyond millennials, less than half of Generation X — those born roughly between 1965 and 1980 — say they avoid airline personnel, and less than 37% of baby boomers said so. Automated technology is increasingly replacing people for cost-savings and convenience, and few travelers still value the human touch in the process.
  • Muslim Flight Attendant Who Wouldn't Serve Booze Sues

    08/11/2016 5:36:07 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 45 replies
    Newser ^ | 8/11/2016 | Arden Dier
    Newser) – The Muslim flight attendant placed on unpaid leave last year after refusing to serve alcohol in accordance with her religion is now suing her employer. Charee Stanley of Detroit says Georgia-based airline ExpressJet was initially quite accommodating of her religious beliefs when she converted to Islam in 2013, even granting her request to wear a hijab to work. But when she became aware that "the Islamic proscription on consuming alcohol also extended to the act of serving alcohol to others" in 2015, she says she asked her employer if other flight attendants could serve alcohol in her place,...
  • Delta Air Lines grounds all flights worldwide after tech glitch ‘everywhere’

    08/08/2016 4:03:15 AM PDT · by Enchante · 58 replies
    Market Watch ^ | August 8, 2016 | Sara Sjolin
    Delta Air Lines Inc. has grounded all flights worldwide as a computer glitch is leaving passengers unable to check in. The second-biggest U.S. airline DAL, -1.78% said via Twitter that “all flights are grounded due to a system outage,” prompting long delays at airports around the world.
  • BREAKING: Major airline grounds all flights due to 'system outage' [Delta]

    08/08/2016 2:33:38 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 32 replies
    Daily Star ^ | Aug. 8, 2016 | Alex Hickson
    Delta Airlines has announced that they have grounded all flights due to system outage. More to follow.
  • Nearly Half of TSA Employees Cited for Misconduct [semi-satire]

    07/24/2016 8:07:29 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 July 2016 | John Semmens
    According to a report from the House Homeland Security Commission, nearly half of the TSA’s 60,000 employees have been cited for misconduct in recent years. The trend is not encouraging either. Citations have increased by 28% over the last two years. The top five offenses include unaccounted for absences, failure to follow instructions, improper screening & security, neglect of duty, and disruptive behavior. TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger sought to downplay the issue by pointing out that “despite unmanned posts, inappropriate groping petty theft, and abusive behavior by our employees no flights have been hijacked on my watch.. To me, these...
  • Man Gets Entire Plane To Himself After Fellow Travelers Catch Other Flights

    06/24/2016 3:07:50 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 74 replies
    Consumerist ^ | June 23, 2016
    It’s not every day that the average traveler has an entire row of seats to take over, much less an entire plane. But one Delta passenger flying home this week got to experience the sweet sensation of being the only person on his flight when his fellow travelers opted to take other flights. Everything worked out perfectly for the Atlanta man, despite his initial worries when he showed up to an empty gate area at the airport in New Orleans earlier this week. “I was so nervous,” he told WSB-TV. “I couldn’t believe it. I felt like I missed my...
  • He's accused of war crimes in Somalia. Now he works security at a U.S. airport.

    06/01/2016 3:29:49 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 16 replies
    cnn ^ | June 1, 2016 | Kyra Phillips, Scott Bronstein and Curt Devine, CNN Investigations
    An accused war criminal living in the United States is now working as a security guard at Dulles International Airport near Washington, DC. A CNN investigation found that Yusuf Abdi Ali, who is accused of committing atrocities while he was a military commander during Somalia's brutal civil war, has been living a quiet life near the nation's capital for about 20 years. He is just one of more than 1,000 accused war criminals living and working in the United States. Yusuf Abdi Ali served as a commander in the Barre regime and is accused of terrorizing the Isaaq people, torturing...
  • Venezuela is running out .. everything. Food, medicine, electricity, toilet paper, condoms

    05/31/2016 4:10:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 69 replies
    CNN ^ | May 31, 2016 | Osmary Hernandez
    Venezuela is running out of just about everything. Food, medicine, electricity, toilet paper, condoms -- you name it. ( Full title ). And over the weekend at least two large international airlines -- Lufthansa and LATAM -- said they will suspend service to Venezuela in the coming months due to the economic crisis. The widespread scarcities and fleeing businesses reflect a country in crisis. "There's a shortage of everything at some level," says Ricardo Cusanno, vice president of Venezuela's Chamber of Commerce. Cusanno says 85% of companies in Venezuela have halted production to some extent. Venezuela's economy is spiraling into...
  • Egypt Sends Robot Submarine to Hunt for EgyptAir Jet

    05/22/2016 8:36:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Sunday, 22 May 2016
    Egypt deployed a robot submarine on Sunday to hunt for the EgyptAir plane that crashed in deep Mediterranean waters, President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said, warning investigations into the disaster would take time. In his first public remarks on Thursday's crash of the Airbus 320 jet, which killed all 66 people on board, Sisi also said all possible scenarios were still being considered and cautioned against rushing to conclusions. “Search equipment has moved today from the oil ministry, they have a submarine that can reach 3,000 meters under water,” he told assembled ministers and members of parliament at the opening of a...
  • BREAKING: EgyptAir Flight MS804 Captain Is A Muslim Linked To Terrorist Involved In Benghazi

    05/20/2016 12:24:49 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 123 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | May 20, 2016 | Walid Shoebat
    (Original title too long, at "BREAKING: The Captain Of Flight MS804 Is A Muslim Linked To Major Muslim Terrorist Involved In Killing Americans In Benghazi) So look what we have here. Amr Khaled is a well known Muslim Brotherhood Jihadi of the first class known in Egypt. And what do we know. Look here. He shares his friendship and old photos on that flight with the captain of the crashed Egyptian flight MS804, Mohammed Said Shaker/Shukeir. Amr Khaled: “I was with Captain Ahmad Shukeir in the plane that is missing in one of my journeys. He is the kindest of...
  • Delta Air Lines Plans To Trim Capacity Growth And Hike Fares

    05/18/2016 10:22:31 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 22 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 18-05-2016 | Flying Dutchman
    In the second part of the year, Delta Air Lines aims to boost its fares as it faces rising fuel costs and barriers to revenue. Delta Air Lines presented its investors some new strategies for the second part of the year that will trim its capacity growth plan—a plan that eventually could end with higher fare prices. According to Delta, it hopes to become “the first network carrier to return to positive unit revenue growth later this year.”
  • Blumenthal Calls For Airlines To Help Reduce Long Lines At Security Checkpoints

    05/16/2016 6:38:33 PM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 48 replies
    CT News Junkie ^ | May 16, 2016 | Steve Majerus-Collins
    To reduce sometimes lengthy lines at airport security checkpoints, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Monday that America’s airlines need to drop their baggage fees this summer. Not only would it save people time and money, he said, it would also make them safer. “We are urging the airlines to do the right thing,” Blumenthal said. ... During a press conference at the Sheraton Hotel at Bradley International Airport, Blumenthal called the pileups at many Transportation Security Agency checkpoints soft targets that terrorists are eyeing. ... Given that airlines are “rolling in profits,” they should give up the fees “out of...
  • NYC Airports: We Can No Longer Tolerate TSA's 'Inadequacy'

    05/11/2016 9:19:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    ABC ^ | May 10, 2016 | David Kerley
    Management of the New York City area’s three major airports is fed up with long lines at security check points, and they have given the Transportation Security Administration an ultimatum: Either shorten the lines or we’ll find someone else to do it. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, tasked with running John F. Kennedy, LaGuardia and Newark airports, is threatening to privatize the process of screening passengers before boarding their flight, according to a document sent from the Port Authority to TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger. “We can no longer tolerate the continuing inadequacy of the TSA passenger...
  • Senators to airlines: Drop bag fees to shorten airport lines

    05/10/2016 4:46:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 10, 2016 6:32 PM EDT | David Koenig
    Two U.S. senators say one way to reduce long airport security lines this summer is for airlines to drop their fees on checking luggage. […] Massachusetts Democrat Edward Markey and Connecticut Democrat Richard Blumenthal said Tuesday they asked executives at 12 airlines to drop checked-bag fees this summer. The senators say suspending the fees won’t eliminate lines but it’s a start.A spokeswoman for the nation’s largest airlines called the senators’ proposal a misguided attempt to re-regulate airlines and warned it could make airline travel more expensive — fares would rise to offset the loss of income from fees. …
  • TSA warned flyers' patience at "breaking point" over long lines

    05/10/2016 11:23:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 10, 2016 | Staff
    It's the irony of flying. Planes are the fastest way to travel, but wait times just to get on board keep getting longer, reports CBS News correspondent Michelle Miller. Now airports in New York and New Jersey are joining a growing chorus of complaints about the long wait times at airport security, saying TSA staffing isn't keeping up with increased passenger traffic.
  • Spotted: Batmobile on Istanbul's Bosphorus Bridge

    05/06/2016 11:28:13 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Friday, May 06, 2016
    Cross-continental journey first-ever and longest-ever real world ride for the Batmobile The world-famous, iconic Batmobile was recently spotted in Istanbul, travelling cross-continental for the first time via the newest Bosphorus Bridge. The feat was backed by Turkish Airlines, which brought the Batmobile to its base country to celebrate the release of Warner Bros. PicturesÂ’ highly anticipated action adventure movie, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The Batmobile travelled from Europe to Asia by crossing the Bosphorus Strait via the new Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge which officially opens to the public this summer. This marked the longest-ever ride for the...
  • Passenger dies on QANTAS Airways flight to Dubai

    04/15/2016 1:35:28 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 37 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | 4/10/2016
    Qantas Airways has had more than its share of problems over the past couple of weeks. It has been confirmed that an unidentified passenger died on a Qantas Airways flight bound for Dubai on Saturday. The airline states that the apparent cause of death was a heart attack. Flight QF9 originated from Melbourne on Friday but was diverted to Muscat, Oman, to address the medical crisis. They were, unfortunately, unable to land in time. According to Yahoo News, the airline says that their crew did everything that they could to assist the gentleman. “Our crew did everything they could, including...
  • Bumpy Start for Malaysia’s First Sharia-Compliant Airline

    04/13/2016 6:02:40 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | April 05, 2016 | Amy Chew
    Rayani Air is Malaysia’s first sharia-compliant airline – there is no alcohol on the plane, female Muslim cabin crew have to wear the hijab while non-Muslims have to be decently dressed, and prayers are recited before the aircraft takes off. The airline scored another first when it issued handwritten boarding passes to its passengers in March. Lau Weng San’s handwritten boarding pass. Rayani Air’s handwritten boarding passes came to the public’s attention when passenger Lau Weng San uploaded a photo of his pass dated March 18, 2016 on his Facebook account. The post subsequently went viral. “Guaranteed to be a...
  • Air France to Stewardesses on Iran Route: ‘Outside the Bedroom, Women Must Wear a Scarf...

    04/04/2016 10:10:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 3, 2016 | Patrick Goodenough
    The French women’s rights minister, already under fire for provocative comments relating to Islamic dress for women, is now caught between Air France management and unions in a row over a requirement that air hostesses wear headscarves when the airline renews flights to Iran this month. Following the easing of sanctions under the nuclear deal, Air France is resuming three weekly flights from Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris to Tehran on April 17 after an eight-year suspension. And management of the airline want female flight attendants to comply with Iranian modesty norms. The unions are incensed over a management...
  • United Airlines will retrofit its Boeing 777 fleet to accommodate TEN seats per row in coach class

    03/21/2016 11:55:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 63 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 21, 2016 | Staff
    United Airlines has confirmed plans to reconfigure several of its Boeing 777 airliners to accommodate 10 seats across each row instead of nine in its economy class on domestic routes. United will retrofit 19 of its 74 Boeing 777 widebodies with the additional seating, applying the change to nine of the aircraft already used for domestic routes, mostly to and from Hawaii. The 10 other Boeing 777s that will feature the 10-across seat configuration will be shifted from the airline's long-haul international flights, according to Today in the Sky.
  • Pilot shortage hits US regional airlines

    03/06/2016 7:56:20 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 87 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6 March 2016 | Luc Olinga
    Mid-sized and regional airlines in the US are suffering from a pilot shortage that could threaten the health of the broader US aviation industry. The labor shortfall has led to canceled flights at carriers like Mesa Airlines and Silver Airways. That has hit smaller airports, such as in Redding, California, or Erie, Pennsylvania, according to figures from the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA). The staffing crunch could also constrain traffic for larger companies like United Airlines and Delta Air Lines that depend on the mid-sized companies to serve rural consumers and feed customers into their networks. "It's becoming a...
  • How Government Aggravates Airline Delays

    01/07/2016 9:29:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 7, 2016 | Steve Chapman
    Governments often act in response to perceived crises, which is not to say they act in ways that are helpful. The point is to be seen as doing something. The danger of a crisis is that it blinds policymakers to the fact that their remedies can cause more harm than they cure. In the summer of 2007, the supposed emergency unfolded on airport tarmacs, where a small but noticeable number of commercial jets were stuck for hours waiting to depart. The passengers were unable to get to their destinations, but they were also unable to get off the plane. A...
  • Miami police respond to American Airlines plane after flight from Paris

    12/15/2015 2:05:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    bno news ^ | 12/15/15 | Credit: WSVN-TV
    The American Airlines flight, a Boeing 777 aircraft, landed at Miami International Airport at 3:32 p.m. ET on Tuesday after departing from Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris at 6:14 a.m. ET. The aircraft, which was carrying 217 passengers and 14 crew members, was led to a secure area of the airport. Two units of the local bomb squad are on scene, but it is unclear if anything suspicious had been found. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), as well as other federal agencies, have been notified and the area has been secured. Other details were not immediately available.
  • Drama in "Lufthansa" the plane to fly to Belgrade, Jordanian forcibly tried to enter the cockpit

    12/06/2015 12:15:13 PM PST · by dynachrome · 22 replies
    RTS (Serbia) ^ | 12-6-15 | unattributed
    Passengers, including a team of RK "Vojvodina", they managed to overcome a Jordanian with an American passport, which he tried to break into the cockpit, "Lufthansa" planes to fly Frankfurt - Belgrade. The plane landed safely and was taken over by Jordanian police. He was ordered detention for up to 48 hours for the criminal offense of causing general danger and was forwarded to the Prosecutor's Office for interrogation. Jordanian could not bring down the plane, but only to cause panic, told RTS penzionsani pilot Dragan Jovanovic.
  • TERROR ALERT: Arabic graffiti daubed on easyJet planes at French airports

    11/28/2015 7:48:25 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 36 replies
    Sunday Express UK ^ | November 28, 2015 | TOM PARFITT
    The graffiti was found covering fuel tanks of four EasyJet planes at airports which cannot be named for security reasons. The probe comes two weeks after 130 people were killed by twisted Islamic State terrorists in co-ordinated attacks across Paris. Airports in the capital have tightened security since the horrific shootings and bombings amid fears of follow-up attacks. Airline security expert Philip Baum said: "Graffiti in itself won't hurt anybody." "But the ability of anyone to place a prohibited item near fuel tanks is a concern, of course." He added: "We know there are people working in restricted areas of...
  • Airport workers across the country go on strike

    11/18/2015 4:42:08 PM PST · by McGruff · 21 replies
    CNN Money ^ | November 18, 2015
    Thousands of airport workers in Chicago, Boston, New York City, Newark, Philadelphia, and Fort Lauderdale are expected to strike on Wednesday night and into Thursday. The workers, mostly cabin and airport cleaners, are subcontracted by outside companies to work with various airlines, including JetBlue (JBLU), Delta (DAL) and United (UAL). They will be striking for new contracts, which include medical benefits and higher wages of $15 an hour.
  • U.S. to tighten airline security after crash of Russian plane

    11/06/2015 10:26:45 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 27 replies
    The Washinton Post ^ | 7 Nov 15 | Ashley Halsey III
    As investigators search for the cause of a plane crash that killed 224 people over the Sinai Peninsula on Saturday and Russia suspends all flights to Egypt, U.S. officials said they are taking unspecified precautionary measures to enhance the security of flights from the Middle East. “While the facts and circumstances surrounding the tragic October 31 crash of Metrojet Flight 9268 on the Sinai Peninsula are still under investigation, Transportation Security Administrator (TSA) Peter Neffenger and I, out of an abundance of caution, have identified a series of interim, precautionary enhancements to aviation security with respect to commercial flights bound...
  • United Airlines apologizes after disabled man crawls off flight

    10/26/2015 9:34:14 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 59 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/26/2015 | By Melissa Gray and Samuel Roth, CNN
    Story Highlights D'Arcee Neal, who has cerebral palsy, took a five-hour flight last week A mix-up meant there was no wheelchair to help him off the plane; he was told to wait for one He waited but finally crawled out of the plane with no assistance (CNN)—A man returning from a meeting about disabled accessibility policies arrived home with a very personal example of the problem. D'Arcee Neal, who has cerebral palsy, took a five-hour flight from San Francisco to Washington last week. A mix-up at the gate meant there was no wheelchair to help the 29-year-old off the plane,...
  • We Create American Jobs, Qatar Airways Boss Says

    10/22/2015 9:16:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Al Alarabiya ^ | Thursday, 22 October 2015
    Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar al-Baker said Thursday that his company is helping to create jobs in the US despite an ongoing war of words between Gulf and American carriers. Baker, speaking in Doha, also said he trusted American regulators to put passengers’ interests first as part of their investigation into the funding of the Gulf carriers. U.S. carriers have launched a complaint that Qatar Airways, Etihad and Emirates break the so-called “Open-Skies” agreement through receiving government subsidies.
  • Last flight of US Airways evokes 'golden age' of air travel

    10/15/2015 8:18:29 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 46 replies
    CNN ^ | October 15, 2015 | Thom Patterson
    It's the end of the line for US Airways. The airline that started as a tiny airmail service 76 years ago is retiring as part of a 2013 merger with American Airlines. The final US Airways flight is scheduled to take off from Philadelphia on Friday.
  • Sabah police gets report claiming plane wreck with Malaysian flag found on Philippine island

    10/11/2015 8:38:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Straits Times ^ | October 11, 2015
    KOTA KINABALU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The police in the Malaysian state of Sabah have received a report claiming that an aircraft wreckage with the Malaysian flag painted on it was found on a southern Philippines island. The report was made by a man who said the wreckage with human remains inside was spotted by his nephew, from the southern Philippine island of Tawi Tawi, at Ubian Island in southern Phillippines several days ago. State Commissioner Jalaluddin Abdul Rahman said the man made the report at the Sandakan police station on Saturday (Oct 10). "This matter is being investigated,"...
  • American Airlines pilot dies mid-flight during trip to Boston

    10/05/2015 2:36:53 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 24 replies
    The Verge ^ | October 5, 2015 | Chris Welch
    An American Airlines pilot became incapacitated and later died during an early red-eye flight from Phoenix to Boston on Monday. The company has yet to release the pilot's name or details on what caused his death. The plane's co-pilot took over the controls of the Airbus A320 and safely landed the 147-passenger flight in Syracuse around 7AM ET in an emergency attempt to get the pilot medical attention. The flight originally departed shortly after midnight on Monday.
  • BREAKING NEWS: American Airlines captain dies at the controls despite desperate efforts..

    10/05/2015 11:14:32 AM PDT · by PROCON · 49 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Oct. 5, 2015 | John Hutchinson
    An airline captain has reportedly died at the controls despite a flight attendant with medical training trying to revive him. In a recording, the first officer is heard radioing in the emergency to ground control explaining that the captain has become 'incapacitated.' American Airlines flight 550 was en-route to Boston from Phoenix earlier this morning when the pilot was taken ill at the controls. An air stewardess - apparently a former nurse - fought to save his life but to no avail.
  • FAA says American Airlines flights ground stopped nationwide

    09/17/2015 10:22:14 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 34 replies
    CNBC ^ | 9-16-2015 | Fred Imbert
    The Federal Aviation Administration said Thursday American Airlines flights experienced nationwide ground stops amid computer issues.
  • Air India's flight attendants 'too fat to fly'

    09/14/2015 6:59:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | September 14, 2015 | Hugh Morris
    Air India last year warned 600 of its 3,500 cabin crew to lose weight within six months or risk being taken off flights and given a job on the ground. The airline now plans to remove about 130 from cabin crew duty because their body mass index (BMI) levels remain above the prescribed limit. A BMI is a measure of body fat based on a person’s height and weight.
  • Fire reported on plane at McCarran International Airport (Las Vegas - British Airways)

    09/08/2015 4:54:08 PM PDT · by Drago · 17 replies
    8 News Now ^ | 09/08/2015 | Caroline Bleakley
    A fire on a British Airways plane at McCarran International Airport has been extinguished and two people were transported to the hospital. The fire was reported aboard flight 2276 which was preparing to take off for London, airport officials said.
  • Muslima Stewardess Refuses to Serve Alcohol, Hamas-CAIR Claims Airline Violated Her...

    09/01/2015 5:22:31 PM PDT · by markomalley · 59 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 9/1/15 | Pamela Geller
    Another Muslim workplace lawsuit from CAIR in order to impose Islam on the workplace. This is what they do.A Muslim flight attendant has filed a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), claiming she was suspended from her job for not serving alcohol. Why would a devout Muslim want to be a flight attendant when half your job is serving alcohol?This is just like the devout Muslim who sued soft porn retailer Abercrombie and Fitch because she wanted to wear the hijab.The EEOC is suing Star Transport for rightfully terminating two Muslims who refused to do their job....
  • 6 Soccer Players Arrested in Southwest Flight Ruckus

    09/01/2015 6:39:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Sep 1, 2015 | Rory Devine, R. Stickney
    Amarillo Police boarded the plane and removed six passengers described as “unruly”Members of a San Diego-based recreational soccer league were removed from a cross-country flight Monday and arrested on suspicion of federal charges. A dozen members of the San Diego Chaldean Soccer League were flying Southwest Airlines to Chicago’s Midway Airport for a tournament, friends tell NBC 7. A "level one threat" was declared onboard Flight 1522 and prompted pilots to divert the flight and its 117 passengers to Amarillo, Texas, just after 10 p.m., according to court documents. Southwest Airlines said in a statement that “several passengers traveling together...
  • Flight control problem keeps flights grounded in NY and DC area

    08/15/2015 11:11:30 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 15 2015 | Staff
    Officials reported big delays Saturday at New York and Washington airports because of an air traffic control issue. Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport reported that a computer outage was limiting flight arrivals and departures there as well as Washington's Reagan National Airport and Dulles International Airport. The problem also affected flights leaving New York’s LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy airports, according to FlightAware’s online tracker. By 12:30 p.m. departure delays were at 1 hour and expected to grow, PIX11 News reported. Delays out of Newark International Airport were at 30 minutes and decreasing at that particular time, the station said,...
  • Airbus patents plane that could fly from Paris to Tokyo in three hours

    08/05/2015 9:13:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | August 5, 2015 | Reuters
    Airbus has won a patent for a hypersonic passenger plane, but Concorde’s hydrogen-powered successor is unlikely to leave the drawing board any time soon. The proposed aeroplane would cut the journey time from Paris to Tokyo from 12 to under three hours. The idea, first published in 2011, is to use three different kinds of engine power to jump above the atmosphere while still using regular runways for takeoff. It has now won approval from the US Patent Office. The concept comes as commercial space companies such as Virgin Galactic pursue plans for low-level space flights. Airbus’s proposed plane has...
  • 2 airliners have 100-foot near miss with drone above New York (JFK)

    08/01/2015 10:29:37 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | August 1, 2015 | Joshua Berlinger
    Two airplanes flying near one of the nation's busiest airports each came within 100 feet of a drone on Friday, according to audio from each flight's radio calls. The first, JetBlue Flight 1843, reported spotting a drone at 2:24 p.m. while approaching John F. Kennedy International Airport, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. In the audio recording, the cockpit says that the drone passed just below the planes nose when the jet was flying at an altitude of about 800 to 900 feet. Then at about 5 p.m., Delta Flight 407 -- which had 154 people on board -- was...
  • On Asia’s Flights, Potentially Dangerous Mistakes Go Unreported

    07/14/2015 5:26:20 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 13 replies
    Wall Street Journal. ^ | 10/14/14 | Daniel Stacey
    Last year, an Indian Jet Airways Boeing 777 accidentally dropped 2,500 feet while its captain was asleep and its co-pilot was absorbed in her tablet device. It was a serious mishap known as an “altitude bust” that put the plane in the wrong part of the sky where it could have collided with another jet. The pilots and airline never reported the incident to authorities. Word only reached India’s Director General of Civil Aviation a few days later when an anonymous tipster alerted officials. Jet Airways suspended the captain and co-pilot after regulators opened an investigation. An airline spokesman said...
  • Kneejerk Reaction? New Air Passenger Seating Scheme Hits Turbulence

    07/10/2015 5:17:33 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 37 replies
    NBC Business ^ | July 10, 2015 | Alexandra Gibbs
    The lot of the poor economy-class airline customer has never been a happy one: there's the food (or lack of), cramped conditions, loud noises and being just that bit too close for comfort to your fellow passengers. However, things could get a whole lot worse, if one company's designs are adopted. Named the "Economy Class Cabin Hexagon", the design aims to switch up seating arrangements, by placing airline seats in different directions in order to improve space and "increase cabin density."
  • Pray That This Horrid Airline Seating Arrangement Never Becomes Reality

    07/09/2015 1:35:17 PM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | July 9, 2015 | John Wenz
    Six years ago, The Onion ran a story called "United Airlines Exploring Viability Of Stacking Them Like Cordwood," with "them" being a humorous refusal to even say the word "passenger." Now Zodiac Seats France has actually come up with something that's arguably worse, a seating configuration that looks like a covert way to get people to demand high speed trains, more Amtrak lines, more steam ships—whatever it takes to never, ever fly again.
  • Are the Airlines Colluding -- or Just Careful?

    07/09/2015 7:48:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 9, 2015 | Steve Chapman
    In recent decades, there have been many ways to make money and one virtually infallible formula for losing it: running an airline. At times, it might have made more sense for the major carriers to set up bonfires of cash on tarmacs rather than actually transport people. Lately, though, they have figured out how to avoid squandering huge sums. Hint: It involves charging more for their services than it costs to provide them. This strange development has set off alarms among people in Congress who think aviation should be a charitable activity. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., recently charged, "Consumers are...
  • U.S. Cyber Attack? (Wall Street Journal Web Page Is Down)

    07/08/2015 9:16:25 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 99 replies
    07/08/15
    First United Airlines today now then The Stock Exchange Earlier I noticed this Morning Apple Music was down. Then Zero Hedge was down earlier. Now the Wall Street Journal is down.
  • Travel chaos as ALL United flights are grounded nationwide 'after computer glitch...

    07/08/2015 7:13:50 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 39 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | July 8, 2015 | Sophie Jane Evans
    United Airlines flights have been grounded nationwide due to a computer system glitch. Millions of passengers are currently stranded at airports across the U.S. after the airline requested that all planes be prevented from taking off, according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). In a statement, United spokesman Luke Punzenberger told Bloomberg that the company had experienced a 'network connectivity issue' and was 'working to resolve this' as quickly as possible. '[We] apologize to our customers for any inconvenience,' he added.