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  • Petition begun to rename Reagan Airport after Tim Howard

    07/02/2014 10:06:43 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 61 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | July 2, 2014 | Ryan Parker
    Tim Howard may very well be the most popular man in America at this moment. So much so, an official White House petition was started Tuesday night to rename the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport after Howard -- seriously.
  • Gander international airport’s historic lounge at risk amid growing costs

    06/22/2014 5:47:21 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 34 replies
    Canadian Press (via National Post) ^ | June 22, 2014 | Sue Bailey
    The vintage international lounge at the Gander airport in central Newfoundland is a time capsule where Italian marble and designer furniture still exude the faded glamour of world travel. It’s a vast room, its iconic yellow sofas whimsically arranged on a mezzanine overlooking terrazzo floors and sleek blue chairs where VIPs ranging from global leaders to the Beatles once stopped on transatlantic flights. It was opened by the Queen as a showcase of Canadian modernity in 1959. But the growing costs of preserving this cultural touchstone have raised the prospect that a more practical, smaller terminal will replace it. “We...
  • The New Jet Age: Dubai International Airport has surpassed Heathrow as the world’s [link only]

    06/18/2014 10:42:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Vanity Fair [link only] ^ | June 18, 2014 | Graham Boynton
    http://www.vanityfair.com/business/2014/07/dubai-international-airport-emirates-airbus-a380
  • Delivery Truck Clips Loaded Plane's Wing

    06/09/2014 5:27:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NBC Philadelphia ^ | Monday, Jun 9, 2014 | Dan Stamm
    Philadelphia firefighters and airport police responded to Philadelphia International Airport after a delivery truck clipped the wing of an aircraft with 100 people on board. Break-in While Hollywood Starlet Was Home According to authorities, the truck struck the wing of a Tampa, Florida-bound Southwest Airlines jet parked at Gate E-12 around 7 a.m. Southwest Airlines spokesman Dan Landson told NBC10 that 95 passengers and five crew members were on board Flight 4739 at the time. Airport spokeswoman Victoria Lupica said no one was hurt. The passengers were placed on different flights, according to Landson. The extent and cost of the...
  • Battle at Airport in Eastern Ukraine Poses Challenge for New President

    05/26/2014 9:07:10 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 5 replies
    Mashable ^ | 5-27-2014 | Christopher Miller/3
    Ukraine government forces launched an aggressive assault Monday on pro-Russian separatists who had earlier seized a terminal building in the Donetsk airport. The government forces used airstrikes and helicopters to battle the insurgents, not long after President-elect Petro Peroshenko vowed to take a tougher approach to the armed militants who have seized government buildings in a succession of cities in the Russian-speaking eastern part of the nation. See also: Ukraine's New President: Can a Candy King Lead a Post-Revolutionary Nation? The seizure of the airport posed the first immediate challenge to Poroshenko, coming only a day after his overwhelming victory...
  • Ska Band Laugh Off Airport Security 'Farce' (Band Name: Bombskare)

    04/20/2014 12:27:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Shetland News ^ | Neil Riddell
    A MEMBER of popular ska band Bombskare has branded Edinburgh Airport’s security "humourless" after being ordered to cover up a t-shirt bearing the group’s name before boarding a flight to Shetland on Saturday. The group were catching a flight to Sumburgh Airport before headlining Saturday night’s hugely successful MS fundraising concert at Mareel. Keyboardist Matthew Bartlett told Shetland News that two members of security had told him the t-shirt could offend fellow travellers. After putting his hand luggage through the security machine, he walked through a body scanner which did not bleep, and he was not searched. “But the guy...
  • Palm Beach Fire Rescue investigating reports of white powder at PBIA

    04/07/2014 7:40:36 AM PDT · by Cementjungle · 20 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 4/7/2014 | Hannah Winston
    Palm Beach Fire Rescue is investigating reports of white powder found at Palm Beach International Airport. Crews were called to the scene just after 10 a.m. Check back for updates on this breaking news story
  • Stolen European passports on missing plane

    03/08/2014 8:32:29 AM PST · by bryan999 · 47 replies
    <p>MILAN (AP) — Foreign ministry officials in Rome and Vienna confirm that names of two nationals listed on the manifest of the missing Malaysian airlines flight match passports reported stolen in Thailand.</p> <p>Italy's Foreign Ministry said Saturday that an Italian man whose name was listed as being aboard is traveling in Thailand and was not aboard the plane.</p>
  • Woman did not show face at Heathrow Airport ( UK Muslims )

    03/03/2014 9:15:15 AM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    Asian image ^ | 28th February 2014
    Passport control officials have been criticised by Tory MPs for "waving through" a woman without asking her to remove her full-faced veil. Philip Davies told the Commons he witnessed the scene at Heathrow Airport as a woman underwent checks to enter the UK after flying in from Saudi Arabia. He insisted all women wearing a "full Islamic veil" should have to compulsorily remove it so they can be identified by immigration officials. ... Men are also increasingly dressing up as Islamic women in burkas to commit crimes, Mr Hollobone claimed. Terror suspect Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed went missing last November after...
  • Delta flight evacuates at Oakland Airport due to smoke

    02/27/2014 6:07:17 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    KGO-TV ^ | 2/26/14
    Wednesday night at the Oakland International Airport, a flight had to make an emergency evacuation at the gate after it safely landed because of smoke in the plane. The video was shot by Linton Johnson, a passenger onboard the Delta connection Flight 4454, which was operated by SkyWest. Johnson said on his Facebook page that the plane's cabin filled with smoke and that the flight attendants yelled at passengers to exit the plane. The video shows a chaotic scene. The Oakland Fire Department told ABC7 News they responded to the gate for a red alert.
  • Woman Arrested at Toronto Airport Had 10,000 Diamonds Hidden in Body

    02/24/2014 2:50:14 AM PST · by Cindy · 82 replies
    THE GLOBE AND MAIL ^ | February 21, 2013 | by Tu Thanh Ha
    SNIPPET: "The arrest of a woman accused of hiding more than 10,000 diamonds inside her body when she landed at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport comes amid warnings that Canada is one of the countries where illicit diamonds have been used for money laundering." SNIPPET: "The woman had landed at Pearson on a Feb. 3 flight from Trinidad and Tobago, when she came to the attention of a Canada Border Services Agency officer, according to CBSA spokeswoman Vanessa Barrasa. The RCMP said the woman was found to have carried 10,202 stones inside her. The 1,500 carats (about 300 grams) of rough...
  • Biden's Third World Country

    02/11/2014 1:36:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2014 | Scottie Hughes
    Last week, our nation’s genius Vice President Joe Biden offered a statement which alienated some of his most loyal fans. “If I blindfolded someone and took them at 2:00 in the morning into the airport in Hong Kong and said ‘where do you think you are,’ they’d say, ‘this must be America, it’s a modern airport,’” Biden said during a speech on infrastructure in Philadelphia. Mr. Biden had a point, though not for the reason he thinks. The Vice President believes that the Government is not spending enough money on infrastructure projects like airports, bridges and highways. If that is...
  • Palestinians plan for airport, seaport and railway

    02/10/2014 12:39:37 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 02.10.14, 09:23 | Elior Levy
    Palestinian Transportation Minister Nabil Dmaidi announced on Sunday that the Palestinian Authority intends to build an airport, sea ports and a railway to connect the Gaza Strip to Egypt. Dmaidi said his ministry signed a cooperative agreement with Egypt’s civil aviation authority, in an attempt to utilize the professional experience of the Egyptians in the aerospace industry. …
  • Detroit Should Privatize Its Terrible Airport

    02/07/2014 9:35:24 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 14 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/5/2014 | Michael Farren
    In 1805, a calamitous fire destroyed the young city of Detroit, giving rise to the city’s motto, “Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus” — “We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes.” Today Detroit struggles to recover from a different kind of disaster: Bankruptcy. Detroit's modern downfall came not from natural events, but from adopting financially ruinous policies, continual mismanagement, and failing to change course, even in the presence of clear signals foretelling a future fiscal collapse. But one way to move Detroit forward during and after bankruptcy is by unloading municipal assets, especially the assets that have been...
  • Travelers at Cleveland Hopkins Airport brace for cuts by United Airlines (60%+ of flights to be cut)

    02/01/2014 7:24:31 PM PST · by Las Vegas Dave · 46 replies
    cleveland.com ^ | February 01, 2014 | Stephanie Kuzydym
    CLEVELAND, Ohio – United Airlines confirmed Saturday that departures from Cleveland will be cut by about 60 percent due to unprofitable operations in the city. Northeast Ohio Media Group spoke with several travelers to get their feelings on what the cutbacks will mean. Here’s what they had to say: Omar Garcia of Cleveland uses United to fly to Puerto Rico. It’s what he’s flown since he came to America five years ago from Bayamon, Puerto Rico. It’s the same airline his mother, brothers, sisters and their families used to move to America. He was at the airport Saturday to pick...
  • Muslim Brotherhood gets security pass at JFK

    01/21/2014 10:33:35 PM PST · by EinNYC · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 21, 2014 | Geoff Earle January 21, 2014
    WASHINGTON — Egyptian members of the Muslim Brotherhood dodged extra security screening at JFK Airport under VIP treatment provided by the State Department, internal government documents reveal. The special treatment, known as “port courtesy,” was extended during March and April 2012, according to documents compiled by the department and turned over to the Investigative Project on Terrorism as part of a Freedom of Information Act request.
  • Southwest flight lands at wrong Missouri airport

    01/13/2014 9:00:53 AM PST · by DJ MacWoW · 64 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 13, 2014 11:35 AM (ET) | JIM SALTER
    Federal officials are investigating why a Southwest Airlines flight that was supposed to land at Branson Airport in southwest Missouri instead landed at another airport about 7 miles away that only had about half as much runway. Southwest Airlines Flight 4013, carrying 124 passengers and five crew members, was scheduled to go from Chicago's Midway International Airport to Branson Airport, airline spokesman Brad Hawkins said Sunday in a statement. But the Boeing 737-700 landed at Taney County Airport, which also is known as M. Graham Clark Downtown Airport.
  • Southwest Airlines Plane Lands At Wrong Airport, Almost Careens Off Cliff

    01/12/2014 11:20:27 PM PST · by zipper · 76 replies
    Forbes online ^ | Jan 12, 2014 | unknown
    "...scheduled to fly to Dallas with a stop in Branson, Missouri (BKG) but instead, the aircraft touched down at Taney County Airport (PLK), 8.6 miles away from its intermediate stop"
  • Will TSA Agents be Replaced by Machines?

    01/05/2014 7:33:23 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies
    dVice ^ | Wednesday, January 1, 2014 | Robin Burks
    Will TSA agents be replaced by machines? One of the main reasons that Americans hate to fly is the Transporation Security Administration (TSA). Not only is it annoying to have to strip down at security checkpoints, submit to the occasional patdown and stand in long lines to verify our identities, but the entire system is inefficient. So what happens if we take humans off of those jobs and use machines instead? Several European airports are looking to answer that question by installing eye and face scanners, along with fingerprint readers, at security checkpoints. Many airports’ immigration checks have used these...
  • Did A Lone Rabbi Mean to Ban Christmas Trees?

    12/11/2006 8:14:08 AM PST · by beaversmom · 492 replies · 7,506+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | December 10, 2006 | Michael Medved
    There’s an outrageous story out of Seattle (my home base) that shows the way that good intentions can occasionally produce disgusting results. Because of the prevailing climate of political correctness, a decent guy and honorable clergyman looks like a horse’s rear end and has provoked appropriate indignation from millions of people. According to misleading news stories featured prominently in newspapers and on TV (including KING 5 TV News): “All 15 Christmas trees inside the main terminal at Sea Tac Airport (Seattle-Tacoma International) have been removed in response to a complaint by a rabbi. A rabbi wanted to install an eight-foot...
  • S.F. airport offers therapy dogs for weary travelers

    12/27/2013 6:36:54 PM PST · by Innovative · 29 replies
    SF Gate ^ | Dec 27, 2013 | Carolyn Jones
    Weary travelers at San Francisco International Airport can now while away time at the terminal by cavorting with black Labs, Saint Bernards, terriers and other specially trained therapy dogs. The dogs, introduced by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in early December, are meant to cheer the homesick, the aggravated, the fuming and the just plain bored. Accompanied by their owners, the pups trot through the airport wearing vests reading "Pet Me" in hopes of meeting new friends and experiencing many fascinating new smells. SFO is not the first airport to let the dogs in. Airports in...
  • Kansas bomb plot suspect says bin Laden and Awlaki are inspirations

    12/13/2013 3:31:46 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 26 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | December 13, 2013 | By David Barnett
    US authorities today announced the arrest of Terry Lee Loewen, 58, of Wichita, Kan. Loewen had attempted to detonate a car bomb at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport, authorities said. He was arrested at approximately 5:40 am today. Loewen "was arrested as part of an FBI undercover investigation, and the device used by the defendant was, in fact, inert and at no time posed a danger to the public," a Department of Justice press release stated. According to the DOJ, Loewen was arrested "without incident" after "he attempted to enter the airport tarmac and deliver a vehicle loaded with what he believed...
  • Feds say they disrupted suicide bomb plot by worker at Wichita airport

    12/13/2013 1:37:52 PM PST · by traumer · 68 replies
    A 58-year-old airport worker was charged Friday with allegedly planning a suicide bombing at a passenger terminal at the Wichita Mid-Continent Airport in Kansas. The suspect, Terry Lee Loewen, an avionics technician who lives in Wichita, was arrested earlier in the day as he attempted to use his security pass to drive a vehicle that he thought contained explosives onto the tarmac at the airport, law enforcement officials said at a news conference in Wichita. In fact, the car contained only dummy explosives. U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said Loewen spent months developing a plan to drive a carload of explosives...
  • Feds say they disrupted suicide bomb plot against Wichita airport

    12/13/2013 11:29:03 AM PST · by Zakeet · 104 replies
    NBC News ^ | December 13, 2013 | Pete Williams
    Federal officials say they've arrested a Kansas man who allegedly wanted to set off a suicide bomb at the Wichita airport. Officials were to announce details of the case at a news conference at 2 p.m. ET in Wichita. In advance of the news conference, an official familiar with the case told NBC News that the suspect was "an older white man," who became radicalized after reading extremist Islamic material on the web.
  • Terry Lee Loewen ID’ed as Suspect in Wichita Airport Bomb Plot

    12/13/2013 12:10:45 PM PST · by House Atreides · 37 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 12/13/2013 | Jack Phillips
    Terry L. Loewen was identified as the suspect who allegedly wanted to set off a bomb at the Wichita Mid-Continent Airport in Kansas.
  • Alligator Found Inside O'Hare Airport

    11/04/2013 12:44:16 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | Monday, Nov 4, 2013
    It wasn’t an alligator-print bag that appeared at a baggage claim at O’Hare International Airport, it was an actual alligator. A new kind of visitor caused a stir Friday after the Department of Aviation said a small alligator was discovered at Baggage Claim 3 in O’Hare Airport Friday morning. Officials said the alligator was spotted by maintenance workers underneath an escalator at Baggage Claim 3.
  • Terminal evacuated at Birmingham airport

    11/03/2013 3:46:29 PM PST · by machogirl · 55 replies
    CNN ^ | November 3, 2013 | CNN
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  • Report: Shooting at LAX [pic]; Updated

    11/01/2013 9:52:58 AM PDT · by reegs · 587 replies
    http://twitchy.com/2013/11/01/report-shooting-at-lax/
  • Heathrow Airport Employee Fired over False Accusation of Insulting Islam

    10/31/2013 4:29:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    atlas shrugs ^ | 10/31/13 | pamela geller
    Of course the Christian didn't insult Islam, Muslim co-workers lied. But even is she had, so what? When is the civilized world going to stop treating every Muslim like a mental patient and stop rewarding the bullying, harassment and sharia demands? "Heathrow Employee Sacked over Alleged Insult to Islam" CBN, October 31, 2013 LONDON -- Nohad Halawi learned that in today's Britain, you'd better not be perceived as having insulted Islam at work because it could ruin your life. Halawi worked the cosmetics counter in the duty free zone inside London's Heathrow Airport for 13 years. She was by all...
  • Man Caught with Bomb-Making Materials Trying to Board LAX-Bound Flight

    10/29/2013 6:23:10 PM PDT · by Innovative · 46 replies
    Marina del Rey Patch ^ | Oct 29, 2013 | Craign Clough
    Antony Piazza is stopped at Pierre Trudeau Airport during security screening early Sunday morning. Piazza was stopped at Pierre Trudeau Airport during security screening early Sunday morning when bomb components -- but no actual explosives -- were found in his carry-on luggage, and his duplex in the Montreal suburb of La Salle was searched, according to media reports from Montreal. Antony Piazza, who changed his name from Houshang Nazemi in 1986, ... A native of Tehran, Iran, Piazza moved to Canada in 1979. In 1985, he was sentenced to 10 years in prison for drug trafficking, according to CBC News...
  • 2nd LA airport worker in custody for dry ice bombs

    10/18/2013 7:06:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 18, 2013 10:02 PM EDT | Tami Abodllah
    Police have arrested a second airport employee for an alleged role in setting off ice bombs at the Los Angeles International Airport. Los Angele police say 41-year-old Miguel Angel Iniguez of Inglewood was arrested Friday while working at the airport. Iniguez was a supervisor for Servisair and responsible for 28-year-old Dicarlo Bennett who was arrested Tuesday night. …
  • Air Marshal Arrested for Taking Upskirt Photos of Female Passengers

    10/18/2013 5:55:48 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    Time ^ | 10/18/13 | Nate Rawlings
    A federal air marshal was arrested on Thursday for using his cell phone to take photos up women’s skirts. Adam Bartsch, a 28-year-old air marshal, was allegedly on duty during the boarding of a Southwest Airlines flight at Nashville International Airport when a witness spotted him taking photos up women’s skirts. Bartsch was arrested, and according to a police report had taken 10 to 12 photos. He told authorities he had done it before.
  • TSA introduces loudspeaker warnings threatening travelers with arrest for joking about security

    10/14/2013 2:20:22 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 60 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | October 14, 2013 | Staff
    Travelers who attempt to make a joke about strict security procedures at airports have been warned they face arrest. A loudspeaker announcement made by the Transport Security Administration warns the public: 'Any inappropriate remarks or jokes concerning security may result in your arrest.' Concerned passenger Matt Miller recorded the loudspeaker message while passing through George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas.
  • Jacksonville 'bomber' in custody after airport scare

    10/02/2013 4:34:01 PM PDT · by oxcart · 6 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/02/13 | Daniel Arkin
    Jacksonville International Airport in Florida was closed for six hours after a man going through security told a checker that he had a bomb hidden inside his camouflage backpack, authorities said Wednesday. The man, Zeljko Causevic, was charged with having a hoax bomb. He told authorities that the device — a luggage scale with two batteries and a microchip, plus a remote “detonator” — was “supposed to be a bomb, but it’s not.”A second man was stopped in an airport garage for acting suspiciously and was charged with resisting arrest, but he did not appear to be connected to Causevic,...
  • Fla. airport bomb suspect’s bail set at $1M by judge

    10/02/2013 1:28:15 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 9 replies
    The Washington Times via AP ^ | 10-2-2013 | Brendan Farrington
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A judge set bail at $1 million Wednesday for a man accused of telling security screeners at the Jacksonville International Airport he had a bomb in his backpack, prompting the evacuation of the airport. Authorities did not find any explosives. Zeljko Causevic, 39, remained silent during his brief hearing before Duval County Court Judge Russell Healey on charges of making a false report about planting a bomb and possessing a hoax bomb. According to a Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office arrest report, Causevic, a U.S. citizen who is originally from Bosnia, approached a Transportation Security Administration agent Tuesday, saying...
  • Jacksonville International Airport evacuated over suspicious packages

    10/01/2013 10:33:06 PM PDT · by oxcart · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/01/13 | Joe Sutton
    Officials issued an all-clear late Tuesday after Jacksonville International Airport in Florida was evacuated in response to suspicious packages. "At this point, we've gotten an all-clear in the terminal and our garages and our surface lots," Jacksonville Airport Authority spokesman Michael Stewart told reporters. "We erred on the side of caution in terms of doing whatever's necessary to make sure that everybody is safe," he said. Shannon Harley, with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, told reporters that a device was found and rendered safe. He provided no other details. The evacuation had an impact on flights, with some arriving aircraft diverted...
  • JIA evacuated due to 2 suspicious packages; witnesses say 2 men in custody

    10/01/2013 5:00:43 PM PDT · by mcenedo · 20 replies
    news4jax ^ | 10/01/13 | news4jax
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Jacksonville International Airport was evacuated Tuesday evening because of two suspicious packages found there, according to the Jacksonville Aviation Authority, and witnesses say two men were taken into custody.
  • Logan Airport is Too Important to be Run by the State

    09/03/2013 4:29:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 2, 2013 | Jeff Jacoby
    THE STATE ETHICS Commission came up with three solutions to state Senator Dan Wolf's conflict-of-interest problem. Allow me to suggest a fourth. Wolf is the pilot and entrepreneur who founded Cape Air in 1989 and over the next two decades built it into one of the country's most successful regional airlines. He was elected to the Massachusetts Senate in 2010, and now hopes to run for governor. But the Ethics Commission ruled last month that Wolf was in violation of state law, which bars elected officials from having a business relationship with any state agency. Since Wolf still owns...
  • Woman Settles With Chicago Over $100,000 Parking Fine

    08/25/2013 6:16:52 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 11 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 24, 2013 | By Gillian Mohney
    A Chicago woman has settled with the city of Chicago after she was left with more than $100,000 in parking fines when her ex-boyfriend abandoned her car in an inaccessible airport parking lot for nearly three years. Jennifer Fitzgerald initially owed the city of Chicago a whopping $105,000 after a 1999 Chevy Monte Carlo – a used car that was bought for $600 and registered in her name – was parked at O’Hare Airport for three years starting in November 2009. It was parked there by Fitzgerald’s ex, According to DNA Info Chicago the city agreed to drop $100,000 in...
  • The Heartwarming Story of an Airplane Returning to Gate to Pick up Cancer Stricken Child...

    08/18/2013 6:49:13 AM PDT · by Errant · 8 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 18 August, 2013 | Sharona Schwartz
    Rabbi Yaakov Pinsky, director of Chaiyanu/Chai Lifeline Israel, who was traveling with the group, explained that after everyone was checked in the medical staff gave the kids their last pre-flight exam after which they were seated on the plane. A staffer collected the passports, but was shocked to discover that one was missing. “No one could find Inbar’s passport. Our staff looked high and low, in and under every seat and seat pocket. No passport was found. The flight attendants immediately called the ground crew to help them locate the lost passport. The airport was alerted, and they too...
  • Suspected lethal nerve agent discovered at JFK Airport mail facility; two customs agents

    08/11/2013 5:18:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    New York Post ^ | 8/11/13 | Philip Messing
    The highly lethal nerve agent VX -- used in weapons of mass destruction -- appears to have been discovered in a mail facility at JFK Airport where two US customs agents were sickened this morning, a law-enforcement source said. Both victims suffered respiratory distress and were taken for emergency treatment after being overcome while inside the US Postal Service facility on North Boundary Road at 9:40 a.m., the source said. Initial testing after the incident revealed the presence of "chemical-grade weapons and nerve gas," and subsequent testing produced a positive reading for VX, the source said.
  • Maggots Found in Atlanta Airport Sandwich, Food Inspections Enhanced ("That's NOT Parmesan!")

    08/10/2013 4:11:29 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 71 replies
    WSBTV.com 2 ^ | Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013 | Amy Napier Viteri
    Maggots found in Atlanta airport sandwich, food inspections enhanced ATLANTA — Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport officials tell Channel 2 Action News they are enhancing the way they inspect restaurants inside the airport after a man showed Channel 2 Action News a sandwich he purchased from an airport vendor had maggots. The passenger told Channel 2's Amy Napier Viteri he bought a sandwich at an airport restaurant Wednesday morning. When he opened it he said he was stunned to find maggots on it. Joel Woloshuk says he got out his phone and recorded video of the bugs crawling on his focaccia...
  • Al-Qaeda Linked Group Claims Responsibility for Burgas Terror (Not Iran?)

    07/23/2012 1:33:42 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | :7/21/2012 | Maayana Miskin
    The Muslim terrorist group Qa’adat el-Jihad claimed responsibility Saturday for a terrorist bombing in Burgas, Bulgaria. The bombing in Bulgaria last week killed five Israelis, one a pregnant woman. The Lebanese paper El-Nashra reported that the group, which has ties to Al-Qaeda, claimed responsibility in an email to the Arab press.
  • Israel closes Eilat airport over security concerns

    08/08/2013 10:09:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    ap ^ | 8/8/13 | MAX J. ROSENTHAL
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military says it has ordered the closure of the airport in the Red Sea resort of Eilat. An official in the military spokesman's office said Thursday that the military has instructed the airport to cancel all landings and departures until further notice. She says the decision was made as a result of a security assessment, but did not elaborate. She spoke on condition of anonymity in line with briefing regulations.
  • Huge fire rages at Kenya's Nairobi international airport

    08/07/2013 1:08:09 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 14 replies
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | 07 Aug 2013 | Mike Pflanz
    A huge fire destroyed a large part of Nairobi’s international airport early on Wednesday, closing East Africa's most important transport hub with dozens of high-season holiday flights diverted and disruption expected to last days. It is the 15th anniversary of al-Qaeda attacks on US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania but officials said there was no immediate indication the fire was caused by a bomb or a deliberate act. The Kenya Red Cross said that there were no reports of casualties.
  • T.S.A. Expands Duties Beyond Airport Security

    08/06/2013 8:18:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    New York Times ^ | 08/06/2013 | RON NIXON
    WASHINGTON — As hundreds of commuters emerged from Amtrak and commuter trains at Union Station on a recent morning, an armed squad of men and women dressed in bulletproof vests made their way through the crowds. The squad was not with the Washington police department or Amtrak’s police force, but was one of the Transportation Security Administration’s Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response squads — VIPR teams for short — assigned to perform random security sweeps to prevent terrorist attacks at transportation hubs across the United States. “The T.S.A., huh,” said Donald Neubauer of Greenville, Ohio, as he walked past the...
  • Snowden Gets Temporary Asylum in Russia, Leaves Airport

    08/01/2013 5:13:57 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 42 replies
    Snowden Gets Temporary Asylum in Russia, Leaves Airport By PAUL SONNE MOSCOW—National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden has received asylum for a year in Russia and has left Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport, his lawyer said on Thursday. NSA leaker, Edward Snowden, says the U.S. has left him "stateless". Is that the case? What happens when the U.S. revokes an American's passport? How often does that happen? How do you renounce your citizenship? WSJ's Jason Bellini has #TheShortAnswer. Anatoly Kucherena, a lawyer who has been representing Mr. Snowden in Moscow, said the U.S. fugitive received so-called "temporary asylum" for a period of...
  • Foreign airlines urged to use GPS at San Francisco

    07/31/2013 11:02:00 AM PDT · by B4Ranch · 39 replies
    <p>SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Federal aviation officials have advised all foreign airlines to use a GPS system instead of visual reckoning and cockpit instruments when landing at San Francisco International Airport in the wake of the deadly Asiana Airlines crash.</p>
  • Explosion in arrivals hall at Beijing airport - media reports

    07/20/2013 4:56:13 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies
    RT ^ | 7/20/13
    Explosion in arrivals hall at Beijing airport - media reports The blast occurred in the arrivals hall of terminal three, Xinhua news agency reported. The agency gave no immediate details on the cause of the blast or the potential number of casualties. But local media quoted by the South China Morning Post said there had been at least one victim of the blast – a wheelchair user – who was rushed to hospital. His condition remains unknown.
  • Tragic security snafu: Man dies at JFK after doors delay responders

    07/17/2013 5:53:35 AM PDT · by fruser1 · 15 replies
    The New York Post ^ | July 17, 2013 | PHILIP MESSING
    <p>A man died after suffering a heart attack at Kennedy Airport after two teams of first responders failed to reach him — because their electronic ID cards couldn’t open secure doors at the newly renovated Delta terminal...</p> <p>A Port Authority police emergency operator got the call at about 6:30 a.m. and was told Adekunle was “unresponsive” but breathing.</p>