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  • Chilling Confirmation - Yes, Saddam Hussein was an Islamofascist threat.

    03/24/2008 8:32:42 PM PDT · by neverdem · 29 replies · 2,142+ views
    National Review Online ^ | March 24, 2008 | Deroy Murdock
    March 24, 2008, 5:00 a.m. Chilling ConfirmationYes, Saddam Hussein was an Islamofascist threat. By Deroy Murdock As Operation Iraqi Freedom is now five years old, a new study confirms that ousting Saddam Hussein was justified and vital to U.S. national security. Though war critics hate to admit it, the Baathist dictator was up to his mustache in aid for Islamofascist terrorism. As a report from the Institute for Defense Analyses explains, “captured Iraqi documents uncovered strong evidence that links the regime of Saddam Hussein to regional and global terrorism.” IDA’s review of some 600,000 documents discovered in Iraq since...
  • Woman Sues American Airlines for X-Rated Incident

    03/19/2008 10:52:52 PM PDT · by OnRightOnLeftCoast · 67 replies · 3,148+ views
    My Fox Houston ^ | March 18, 2008 | Staff
    Lawsuit: Staff Did Not Help Woman After Man Ejaculated On Her A 21-year-old Harris County woman filed a lawsuit against American Airlines Monday, alleging her trip to visit family and friends in Los Angeles last spring break turned X-rated.
  • Greens Have Conniption Fit, Crying Eco-Scandal Over Nearly Empty Trans-Atlantic Flight

    03/05/2008 6:28:39 AM PST · by Entrepreneur · 52 replies · 217+ views
    London Telegraph ^ | 3/5/2008 | David Millward
    A major airline is under fire from environmentalists for flying an aircraft across the Atlantic with only five passengers on board. American Airlines has been accused of reckless behaviour It led to American Airlines being accused of reckless behaviour by green lobby groups. The latest eco- scandal flight took place on February 9 after American was forced to cancel one of its four daily services from Chicago to London. While it was able to find places for nearly all the passengers on the fully-booked flight, five still had to be accommodated. Those who did fly were upgraded to the business...
  • Relative complains after death on flight (Empty Oygen Bottle)

    02/24/2008 8:14:18 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 121 replies · 383+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Feb. 24, 2008, 9:16PM | RICHARD PYLE
    NEW YORK — An American Airlines passenger died after a flight attendant told her he couldn't give her any oxygen and then tried to help her with faulty equipment, including an empty oxygen tank, a relative said. The airline confirmed the flight death and said medical professionals had tried to save the passenger, Carine Desir, who was returning home to Brooklyn from Haiti. Desir, who had heart disease, died of natural causes, medical examiner's office spokeswoman Ellen Borakove said Sunday. Desir had complained of not feeling well and being very thirsty on the Friday flight from Port-au-Prince after she ate...
  • U.S. Flight Makes Emergency Landing After Cockpit Fills With Smoke

    01/31/2008 7:36:13 AM PST · by cll · 20 replies · 62+ views
    Foxnews.com ^ | 1/31/08
    WEST PALM BEACH, Florida Smoke filled the cockpit of an American Airlines flight from Puerto Rico, forcing an emergency landing, an airport official said. Seven people the pilot, co-pilot, three flight attendants and two passengers were taken to a hospital Wednesday, but none of the injuries was life threatening, The Palm Beach Post reported. A windshield was also broken, but the reason was unclear.
  • Iraqi 'sleeper' spy given 4 years prison

    11/28/2007 10:50:23 PM PST · by STARWISE · 6 replies · 219+ views
    Chicago SunTimes ^ | 11-28-07 | Leonard Fleming
    Although admitting he wasn't "very effective" as a spy, a federal judge today sentenced a Des Plaines man to four years in prison for his role as an Iraqi "sleeper" secretly placed in Chicago for Saddam Hussein's spy service. Sami Khoshaba Latchin, 61, was convicted by a federal jury in April. Latchin, who worked for American Airlines at O'Hare Airport, had lied about his intelligence links with the former government in Iraq and made false statements to U.S. immigration officials when he applied for naturalization in 1998. Now Latchin faces deportation - which the federal government wants - and Judge...
  • American Airline Employees' Honor Fallen Soldiers

    10/09/2007 5:47:14 AM PDT · by ShadowDancer · 2 replies · 341+ views
    ClickonDetroit ^ | September 8, 2007
    American Airline Employees' Honor Fallen SoldiersPOSTED: 4:07 pm EDT October 8, 2007 UPDATED: 7:25 pm EDT October 8, 2007 DETROIT -- A group of American Airlines employees at Metro Airport used their free time to design a military transportation cart for fallen Michigan soldiers. Well, we created the military cart to honor the fallen soldier and we thought it was fitting to raise the bar, said American Airlines ground crew Dan Howard. The employees solicited local businesses to design the military transportation cart. It has been a combined effort from all. It was not an issue that American Airlines said...
  • Bury hero in Arlington

    12/06/2001 7:11:02 PM PST · by NorCoGOP · 9 replies · 443+ views
    The Maine Campus (U Maine) ^ | 12/6/01 | Staff Editorial
    ORONO, Maine -- Charles Frank Burlingame III was the pilot flying American Airlines Flight 77 on Sept. 11. Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon with 64 people onboard. It is believed Burlingame helped divert the plane from its original destination -- the White House -- by literally fighting off the terrorists in the cockpit. In an FBI report released after the crash, it was revealed that the pilot died of injuries sustained before the plane hit the ground. Burlingame's family has requested that he be buried in Arlington Cemetery in Virginia, an honor bestowed only on soldiers and their families. ...
  • American Airlines Files Trademark Infringement Case Against Google

    09/09/2007 12:45:40 PM PDT · by khnyny · 4 replies · 344+ views
    Clickz.com ^ | August 20, 2007 | Fred Aun
    In a lawsuit similar to many others that preceded it, American Airlines is taking on Google's keyword-based AdWords business by alleging the practice is a blatant example of trademark infringement. The complaint, filed in U.S. District Court in Fort Worth, makes the same argument presented by a number of other companies that have sued the search giant during the past five years: Google has no right to sell company trademarks for use as keyword triggers that elicit paid advertisements. In addition to the assertions of trademark infringement and other claims, the lawsuit alleges Google engages in false advertising when it...
  • AMR possible buyout target - BUSINESSWEEK

    02/15/2007 7:05:34 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 15 replies · 511+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thu Feb 15, 2007 7:28pm ET | Staff
    NEW YORK, Feb 15 (Reuters) - AMR Corp. (AMR.N: Quote, Profile , Research) , parent company of American Airlines, might be a buyout target of a group including Goldman Sachs (GS.N: Quote, Profile , Research) and British Airways (BAY.L: Quote, Profile , Research), say people familiar with the matter, according to the Feb. 26 edition of BusinessWeek magazine. The proposed bid is said to be between $9.8 billion, or $46 a share, and $11.1 billion, or $52 a share, according to the magazine. Sources say it is uncertain that a bid for the company will materialize, BusinessWeek said. Neither Goldman...
  • Angry Passengers Pitch Airline Changes (trapped in plane for 10 hours!)

    01/25/2007 8:31:24 AM PST · by skyman · 144 replies · 3,416+ views
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | Thursday, Jan 25, 2007 | TREBOR BANSTETTER
    Angry passengers pitch airline changes By TREBOR BANSTETTER STAR-TELEGRAM STAFF WRITER Passengers on an American Airlines flight that was stuck on the tarmac in Austin for nearly 10 hours last month are pushing for a national Passengers Bill of Rights to protect traveling consumers. The proposal would require airlines to return passengers to terminal gates after three hours on the tarmac. It would also impose penalties on airlines for losing baggage and bumping passengers, and create a consumer committee to review and investigate complaints. The measure doesn't yet have a backer in Congress. But it comes as lawmakers are increasing...
  • Jury awards airline passenger $400,000

    01/16/2007 6:43:19 AM PST · by Ellesu · 112 replies · 2,641+ views
    boston.com ^ | 01/16/07 | Shelley Murphy
    A federal jury has ordered American Airlines to pay $400,000 to a computer consultant who was pulled from a flight at Logan International Airport because of security concerns, then denied reboarding even after he had been cleared by State Police. "I felt like I was being treated like a terrorist and there was no way I could prove I didn't do anything or say anything at all," said John Cerqueira , 39, who grew up in Fall River and now lives in Miami. "I'm grateful to the jury for sending the message to American Airlines that just the use of...
  • Terror threat? Er, no ... it's B.O. (American Airlines Flight Diverted for Burning Matches)

    12/04/2006 2:39:06 PM PST · by Arec Barrwin · 22 replies · 2,531+ views
    WFAA - Channel 8 (Dallas) ^ | December 4, 2006 | Associated Press
    Terror threat? Er, no ... it's B.O. 03:43 PM CST on Monday, December 4, 2006 Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. A flight headed to Dallas-Fort Worth was diverted in Nashville on Monday after passengers reported the smell of burning matches, which officials said came from a woman trying to hide body odor. The 99 passengers and five crew members were evacuated from the American Airlines plane after it landed around 6:40 a.m., Nashville Airport Authority spokeswoman Lynne Lowrance said. The plane, which was en route from Reagan National Airport in Washington, was searched, and luggage was screened. Matches were found...
  • Passenger on American flight gets stuck by needle

    10/12/2006 7:51:32 AM PDT · by LA Woman3 · 45 replies · 1,861+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | October 11, 2006 | CHRIS HAWES
    A woman claims she landed on a hyperdermic needle filled with fluid as she was sitting down in her seat after returning from the restroom on an American Airlines flight into Dallas. Sueanne Lineberger spent a night in the emergency room after her finger jabbed the needle while reaching back. "When I sat down I felt something stick me in my rear end and I yelled," she said. "It hurt." Lineberger was taken to the emergency room where she said ER doctors could not tell her what was in the syringe and possibly in her body. They referred her to...
  • American Airlines is threatening to sue Disney/ABC

    09/11/2006 11:30:05 AM PDT · by demlosers · 25 replies · 1,489+ views
    Americanblog ^ | 9/11/2006 02:09:00 PM
    An email American just sent out: Mr. xxxxxx, I think it is important for you to know that ABC had factual errors in its dramatization, and we are looking at possible legal actions as a result. According to the 9-11 Commission report, it was not American Airlines, nor was it even the right airport that was depicted. In reality, it was another airline, flying out of Maine. Please know this was a tragic incident in our company's history and we hope you will be sympathetic to our employees and our airline on this day especially. Again, we are outraged by...
  • American Airlines Threatens Legal Action Over ABC's 'Path to 9/11'

    09/12/2006 11:22:26 AM PDT · by pillut48 · 71 replies · 3,769+ views
    TV Week ^ | Sept. 11. 2006 | Ira Teinowitz
    "ABC's airing of its "Path to 9/11" docudrama last night has drawn its first lawsuit threat, and the surprise is that it's coming not from angry Democrats but from an "outraged" American Airlines..."
  • Live Thread of The Path to 911 ABC Part II (7 or 7:20pm AZ, AK 8pm CA, OR, WA) West Coast Version

    09/11/2006 8:13:16 PM PDT · by TenthAmendmentChampion · 288 replies · 7,186+ views
    ABC News | 9/11/2006 | ABC Television
    I didn't know if there was a west coast version of this thread. It didn't make sense to post on thread for the show that was almost over on the East Coast.
  • Coffee, tea or your choice of 20 movies? ''Michael Moore will not be shown''

    HEIGHTENED SENSITIVITY American, the world's largest carrier, is particularly sensitive about what it shows on its overhead movie screens. Mary McKee, American's managing director of in-flight products, said the airline avoids anything with anti-U.S. themes and even political films. ''Michael Moore will not be shown on any of our flights,'' she said. But American is adopting looser standards for its in-seat screens. This summer, American said it would install personal entertainment systems in business- and first-class seats on 767 and 777 aircraft through 2007. Both will offer multiple movies, plus other services such as television, music videos, news and music...
  • GE jet engines under fire (CF6-80) Safety board asks FAA to double inspections

    08/29/2006 9:49:46 AM PDT · by UNGN · 3 replies · 959+ views
    Seatle P-I ^ | Tuesday, August 29 2006 | By JAMES WALLACE
    A family of General Electric engines widely used on Boeing Co. commercial jetliners and some Airbus planes should be inspected more than twice as often as federal regulators are requiring, the National Transportation Safety Board said Monday. The warning comes only a week after the Federal Aviation Administration ordered U.S. airlines to inspect the engines more frequently after one exploded on an American Airlines jet that was on the ground in June, sending a 50-pound piece of metal more than a half mile across Los Angeles International Airport. Had that engine explosion occurred in flight, the NTSB said, the plane...
  • U. S. Airlines Lose More Business to Asia

    06/25/2006 6:32:59 PM PDT · by G. Stolyarov II · 3 replies · 462+ views
    PanAsianBiz ^ | June 23, 2006 | Dr. Bill Belew
    While US airlines cut and slash service -- care and feeding -- of their travelers, the Asian airlines have been buying new planes, installing elaborate entertainment systems, and allowing passengers in-flight e-mail and web surfing options. Add to that plush seats and meals created by celebrity chefs, and the result is that America doesn't know service. Cathay Pacific and Singapore Airlines services beat all American carriers, hands down. On the long-haul flights, choices of movies, frequent meals (America doesn't need this) -- Western or Asian style -- and friendly service are the standard. Not only are the US airlines behind,...
  • AA flight 478 makes emergency landing at Miami International

    06/13/2006 9:42:13 AM PDT · by edpc · 63 replies · 2,158+ views
    FNC | June 13, 2006 | None
    Breaking on Fox News. Airliner travelling from Orlando to Puerto Rico makes successful emergency landing in Miami. Pilots reported "full hydraulic failure", but managed to land safely.
  • June is Gay Pride Month (American Airlines Employee's Website)

    06/13/2006 7:57:47 AM PDT · by I_Publius · 40 replies · 3,478+ views
    American Airlines - "JetNet" ^ | Tuesday, June 13, 2006 | American Airlines
    June is Gay Pride Month June is recognized as Pride month for American and American Eagle's gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgendered (GLBT) employees. The multi-colored Rainbow Flag, a symbol of GLBT pride, will be displayed in the atrium at HDQ1, HDQ2 and FSU. The flag, designed by Gilbert Baker, debuted at the 1978 San Francisco Gay and Lesbian Freedom Day parade. It is comprised of six colors, representing life, healing, sun, nature, harmony and spirit. It represents the diversity and the unity of GLBT persons everywhere. Historical Perspective In June of 1969, a group of gays and lesbians resisted harassment...
  • Pictures: GE investigates cuase of AA 767 uncontained failure

    06/06/2006 9:54:34 PM PDT · by UNGN · 61 replies · 8,388+ views
    Flight Internationa; ^ | 6/06/06 | Guy Norris
    General Electric is investigating the cause of an apparent uncontained engine failure which caused extensive damage to an American Airlines Boeing 767-200 at Los Angeles on Friday. The aircraft (N330AA) was undergoing a ground run-up of the (left) No.1 engine when the problem occurred. The CF6-80A was being tested after the crew bringing the aircraft in from the New York reported abnormal power response from the engine during the flight. Reports say the engine was at more than 90% power when the failure occurred, either in the shaft or the high pressure turbine (HPT) area. Judging by images of the...
  • 5 Men Detained After Plane Lands in N.J.

    05/06/2006 1:36:33 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 66 replies · 3,001+ views
    5 Men Detained After Plane Lands in N.J. 3 minutes ago Authorities on Saturday boarded an American Airlines plane and detained five men after it landed at Newark Liberty International Airport, according to a spokesman for the airport's operator. The plane was bound from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport when an air marshal notified authorities of five men he considered suspicious, according to Marc LaVorgna, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the airport. Port Authority police took the five men into custody immediately after the plane landed at 3:20 p.m., LaVorgna said....
  • American Airlines Becomes Official Airline of 2006 Gay Games

    04/06/2006 1:06:49 PM PDT · by I_Publius · 10 replies · 478+ views
    247 Gay.com ^ | 04.06.06 | 247Gay.com
    | As anticipation builds toward the countdown of Gay Games VII in Chicago this July 15-22, American Airlines, the world's largest airline has just been selected the Official Airline of the 2006 Gay Games. Fort Worth-based American Airlines is proud to provide top-notch air travel service bringing the world to Chicago. Highlights of American Airlines partnership with Gay Games VII: * American Airlines and its regional partner American Eagle will provide air travel to support Gay Games operations and to select Gay Games 2006 Scholarship recipients. * American Airlines will offer discount airfare for those traveling to Chicago for the...
  • Daughter of Sept 11 victim to speak at Saudi forum (where Gore spoke)

    02/13/2006 6:31:11 PM PST · by STARWISE · 12 replies · 733+ views
    AFP/YahooNews ^ | 2-11-06
    For the first time on Monday, a relative of a victim of the September 11, 2001 attacks that were mostly carried out by Saudi nationals will speak in public in the kingdom. Sonia Tita Puopolo, is the daughter of Sonia Morales Puopolo, who was a passenger on American Airlines flight 11 that crashed into one of the towers of New York's World Trade Center.She is to speak during a session titled "Terrorism - The Human Toll" at the Jeddah Economic Forum starting in the Red Sea port city of Jeddah in the west of the ultra conservative kingdom on Saturday....
  • What really happened to AA Flight 612

    12/09/2005 5:08:08 PM PST · by concretebob · 232 replies · 5,201+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 09 December 2005 | Jack Cashill
    The rumor mill started humming Monday morning, Nov. 28, after ABC Radio aired the following report: FBI and Homeland Security agents spent part of the weekend investigating the report of a possible missile fired at a plane leaving Los Angeles international airport. ABC's Alex Stone has the details. ... the pilots radioed air-traffic controllers saying what appeared to be a rocket had been fired at the aircraft and missed as American Airlines Flight 621 was climbing over the water. It had just taken off from LAX. The plane was enroute to Chicago ... When it landed, FBI agents spoke with...
  • Officials: Passenger Who Made Threat Shot

    12/07/2005 12:48:11 PM PST · by libertarianPA · 82 replies · 2,744+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 12/7/05 | JOHN PAIN
    MIAMI - A passenger who claimed to have a bomb in a carry-on bag was shot by a federal air marshal Wednesday on a jetway connected to an American Airlines plane that had just arrived from Colombia, officials said. The passenger's condition was not immediately disclosed. Homeland Security Department spokesman Brian Doyle said after the plane had parked at the gate, a passenger indicated there was a bomb in the bag. The passenger was confronted by air marshals but ran off the plane, Doyle said. A team of air marshals pursued and ordered the passenger to get on the ground....
  • Congress to exempt Missouri from Love Field limits

    11/11/2005 5:14:27 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 39 replies · 1,064+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thu Nov 10, 2005 8:31 PM ET | Staff
    WASHINGTON, Nov 10 (Reuters) - Congressional negotiators agreed on Thursday to exempt Missouri from restrictions on direct air service from Dallas Love Field to several states, an issue that has Texas rivals' Southwest Airlines and American Airlines locked in a bitter fight. House-Senate lawmakers hammering out details of a spending bill for transportation and treasury programs agreed to the Missouri exemption to a 26-year-old law called the Wright Amendment. The exemption was sponsored by Sen. Christopher Bond, a Missouri Republican. Congress has approved similar waivers for other states in the past. Budget powerhouse Southwest wants the Wright Amendment repealed to...
  • Pilot Error Blamed In 2001 Crash That Killed 265

    10/26/2004 10:21:41 AM PDT · by NCjim · 12 replies · 520+ views
    WRAL-TV ^ | October 26, 2004
    Report: Co-Pilot Over-Stressed Rudder Federal safety officials say pilot error caused a 2001 American Airlines crash that killed 265 people. The National Transportation Safety Board said the copilot of Flight 587 moved the rudder back and forth several times, putting so much stress on the tail that it snapped off. The plane plummeted into a New York neighborhood shortly after takeoff. An NTSB investigator said the copilot's reaction to turbulence was "unnecessary and aggressive." He also said the airline improperly trained its pilots to use the plane's rudder to recover from upsets. The jet's rudder control system is sensitive at...
  • Dont buy ticket in American Airlines - Transit visa

    09/26/2005 9:56:39 AM PDT · by gat_ubela · 51 replies · 1,566+ views
    ana my experience | september - 2005 | ana
    Hello, this is my email to the American Embassy: I applied today September 2005 for a TRANSIT VISA..because I have to travel to England (by American Airlines) in October. Your person in charge rejected my application. I brought all the documents indicated in your web page and more that she did not want to see... and just rejected this. So I want to complaint because in your web page you don't say that to apply to a transit visa is going to be as difficult as a more important visa.... you don't say that people should bring many proofs that...
  • American Airlines jet makes emergency landing in Cayman Islands

    06/19/2005 10:11:23 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 547+ views
    sun-sentinel.com ^ | June 19, 2005 | Associated Press
    GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- An American Airlines Boeing 757 carrying nearly 200 people made an emergency landing in Grand Cayman Sunday after stopping in Miami, and two passengers suffered minor injuries, officials said. "The pilot declared an emergency after a problem with the de-icing equipment,'' airlines spokesman John Hotard said. ``As the plane was clearing 28,000 feet on its descent into Grand Cayman, the aircraft experienced moderate turbulence.''
  • Pilot Arrested For Bizarre Behavior In Front Of His Home

    05/02/2005 6:11:36 PM PDT · by holymoly · 59 replies · 1,887+ views
    WTVF ^ | 5/2/2005 | Newschannel 5
    A local pilot for American Airlines was in trouble with the law Monday after neighbors in his upscale neighborhood complained about his bizarre behavior. 47 year-old Roy Clemmons has been a highly-regarded pilot for American Airlines. Neighbors like Dorene Phillips said Clemmons is a family man and a hard-working professional, and said they were stunned to learn of Clemmons arrest. Wilson County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Clemmons Friday and charged him with performing lewd and obscene acts while naked, in broad daylight, and in front of his home. In the police report, a neighbor reported Clemmons fondled himself on his front...
  • The Cost of Life (Clinton/Gore Sellout of Security for Campaign Contributions) **FR EXCLUSIVE** #2

    09/23/2001 1:37:36 PM PDT · by Clinton's a liar · 165 replies · 5,167+ views
    Thread One ^ | 9/23/01 | Jon Loose and Connie Hair
    At the invitation of UPI, Jon Loose and I wrote this op-ed and submitted it a week ago. UPI told us that every single person who read it there said that this was not commentary but that it was news. They have told us they were assigning staff to cover this story. Since Newsmax has broken the story, I thought it time to put out information that has not yet come to light. The Cost of Life By Jon Loose and Connie Hair Hindsight is always 20/20. You see causes and proactive avenues that could have altered the outcome. Sometimes ...
  • Death of Disruptive Air Passenger is Probed

    03/21/2005 4:20:07 PM PST · by Fizzie · 24 replies · 1,720+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 21, 2005 | Times Wire Service
    Death of Disruptive Air Passenger Is Probed From Times Wire Services Prosecutors are investigating the death of a man who was subdued by several fellow airline passengers after he became disruptive on a New York-bound flight from Los Angeles, a spokesman for American Airlines said. William Lee, 48, was pronounced dead late Friday after he was removed from American Flight 4 at Kennedy International Airport.
  • Wright amendment splits lawmakers

    02/11/2005 9:08:48 AM PST · by Texas Federalist · 9 replies · 703+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 2/11/05 | Todd J. Gillman
    WASHINGTON With the push to overturn flight restrictions at Dallas Love Field heating up, a schism has emerged among North Texas lawmakers. Three of the region's eight House members all from the Dallas side say it's time to loosen or scrap the 25-year-old Wright amendment. "I think it's outlived its usefulness," Rep. Sam Johnson, R-Plano, said Thursday. "That doesn't mean it's going to get repealed this year." The willingness of Dallas-area lawmakers to openly side with Southwest Airlines Co. against American Airlines Inc. represents a fresh threat to American and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Both have been...
  • Vanity-Travel delays

    01/13/2005 9:27:43 PM PST · by fanfan · 266+ views
    Me ^ | Jan.14/05 | Fanfan
    We had one heck of a day trying to get from Ottawa, Canada, to Dallas today. Transfering through Chicago, with the delays, our 4 1/2 hours of flying turned into 14 hours of 'travel'.Is this 'the new normal'?
  • November 2001 plane crash (A A flight 587) Queens, NY was AL QAIDA operation

    08/27/2004 2:01:17 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 227 replies · 10,767+ views
    NATIONAL POST ( CANADA) ^ | 8/27/04 | Stewart Bell
    November 2001 plane crash (A A flight 587) Queens, NY was AL QAIDA operation Stewart Bell National Post ( CANADA) August 27, 2004 A captured al-Qaeda operative has told Canadian intelligence investigators that a Montreal man who trained in Afghanistan alongside the 9/11 hijackers was responsible for the crash of an American Airlines flight in New York three years ago. Canadian Security Intelligence Service agents were told during five days of interviews with the source that Abderraouf Jdey, a Canadian citizen also known as Farouk the Tunisian, had downed the plane with explosives on Nov. 12, 2001. The source claimed...
  • Montreal man downed u.S. Plane, CSIS told

    08/27/2004 10:25:04 AM PDT · by spyone · 113 replies · 4,620+ views
    National Post ^ | Aug. 27, 2004 | Stewart Bell
    Stewart Bell National Post A captured al-Qaeda operative has told Canadian intelligence investigators that a Montreal man who trained in Afghanistan alongside the 9/11 hijackers was responsible for the crash of an American Airlines flight in New York three years ago. Canadian Security Intelligence Service agents were told during five days of interviews with the source that Abderraouf Jdey, a Canadian citizen also known as Farouk the Tunisian, had downed the plane with explosives on Nov. 12, 2001. The source claimed Jdey had used his Canadian passport to board Flight 587 and "conducted a suicide mission" with a small bomb...
  • MTV VMA Smut: The Smutty Quality of the Nominees

    08/10/2004 5:53:37 AM PDT · by Bobby Chang · 10 replies · 885+ views
    Once again, the MTV Video Music Awards is near us, August 29 at the American Airlines Arena. Once again, the material is smut-laden and is not appropriate for the family. Nominee: Usher featuring Lil' Jon & Ludacris, "Yeah!" Comment: Men are on the prowl at a nightclub. Theres talk of getting women naked and wanting It seems there is an excess of smut here. A lady in the street, but a freak in the bed. Nominee: Britney Spears, "Toxic" Comment: Sexually explicit content. What do you expect from the maggot no-talent? Dr. Laura would gong her. Nominee: D12, "My Band"...
  • First Class Passengers Give Up Their Seats to Returning Soldiers!

    07/12/2004 2:32:44 PM PDT · by NordP · 152 replies · 6,173+ views
    FOX6 Morning News - San Diego, CA | 07/12/2004 | NordP
    It started with one first class passenger asking a soldier what seat he was sitting in, as he passed by in the airplane's isle. The soldier mentioned a seat in the back, but the passenger in 1st class told him no, you're taking MY seat.
  • NTSB finds rudder problem in Airbus-300 (AA Flight 587)

    06/01/2004 1:18:12 PM PDT · by Boot Hill · 101 replies · 916+ views
    Washington Times ^ | June 1, 2004 | staff
    <p>WASHINGTON, DC, May. 29 (UPI) -- An investigation into the November 2001 crash of an Airbus A-300-600 in New York has found an unrelated potentially lethal design flaw, the New York Times reports.</p> <p>The newspaper says the National Transportation Safety Board does not believe that problems with the rudder control system caused the crash of American Airlines Flight 287 [should be: 587]. The plane came down shortly after taking off from Kennedy International Airport en route to the Dominican Republic, killing all 260 people on the plane and five on the ground.</p>
  • MTV Video Music Awards Moves to Miami

    04/16/2004 2:57:00 PM PDT · by Bobby Chang · 219+ views
    Yahoo! / AP ^ | April 16, 2004 | Erik Schelzig
    MTV to Move Video Music Awards to Miami 42 minutes ago By ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press Writer MIAMI - MTV will take its irreverent Video Music Awards to Miami this year. The live event, in its 21st year, will be held Aug. 29 at the AmericanAirlines Arena, the cable television network announced Friday. It will be the first time the show is held outside Los Angeles or New York, which has hosted the awards in recent years. But because the Republican National Convention is scheduled for Aug. 30 to Sept. 2, having the VMAs in New York would have been...
  • Air Mishaps: Attendants Injured in Turbulence; Passengers Arrested for Interfering With Crews

    04/14/2004 7:12:26 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 6 replies · 212+ views
    AP ^ | April 12, 2004
    Air Mishaps: Attendants Injured in Turbulence; Passengers Arrested for Interfering With Crews Apr 14, 2004 The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) - An American Airlines flight from New York hit air turbulence Wednesday, injuring four flight attendants. The plane made an emergency landing in Chicago. Flight 177 from John F. Kennedy Airport was headed to Los Angeles when the 767 experienced turbulence as it was climbing at 30,000 feet, said American Airlines spokesman Tim Wagner. None of the flight's 137 passengers were injured because the sign to fasten their seat belts was on, Wagner said. The plane landed at Chicago's O'Hare...
  • DAY OF INFAMY 2001

    03/22/2004 2:50:54 AM PST · by MarvntheMartian · 3 replies · 571+ views
    WorldNetDaily | March 19, 2004 | PAUL SPERRY
    Official: Kerry failed to act on pre-9/11 tip 3rd agent to say he warned security lapses made Boston airport ripe for 'jihad' attack WASHINGTON - A third federal aviation-security agent, one still with the government, has stepped forward to say he also warned Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry about security lapses at Boston's Logan International Airport before the 9/11 hijackings there. Earlier this week, two former FAA agents said the Democratic presidential hopeful failed to take effective action after they gave him a prophetic warning that his home airport was vulnerable to multiple hijackings. Brian Sullivan, a retired special agent from...
  • Dominican Took Stowaway Flight to Miami in Wheel Well of Jet

    03/05/2004 8:13:37 PM PST · by nuconvert · 1 replies · 208+ views
    AP ^ | Mar. 5, 2004
    Dominican Took Stowaway Flight to Miami in Wheel Well of Jet Mar 5, 2004 The Associated Press MIAMI (AP) - A stowaway from the Dominican Republic was discovered emerging from the wheel well of a commercial passenger jet Friday after it landed at Miami International Airport, officials said. The migrant, whose name was not released, was taken into custody by Customs and Border Protection for processing for repatriation, immigration officials said. He was not injured. A ramp employee notified customs workers after seeing the man climb out of the right wheel well of the American Airlines flight from Santo Domingo,...
  • AA Chief Apologizes

    02/13/2004 11:49:48 AM PST · by ccg79 · 77 replies · 619+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 2/13/04 | Chris Medrano
    From American Airlines
  • American Airlines CEO apologizes for pilot's comments on Christianity

    02/13/2004 11:08:18 AM PST · by sinkspur · 37 replies · 255+ views
    FORT WORTH - The chief executive of American Airlines has apologized after a pilot suggested that non-Christian passengers on a recent flight discuss the faith with Christians. Gerard Arpey said the airline has grounded the pilot with pay while executives investigate the incident. Arpey said he apologized to anyone who was offended by the pilot's comments on a flight from Los Angeles to New York. "Let me assure you that we take this very seriously and are conducting a thorough investigation," Arpey wrote in a letter to Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League, an advocacy group that monitors...
  • Pilot's actions raise questions: how far is too far

    02/09/2004 8:45:23 PM PST · by sinkspur · 24 replies · 200+ views
    wfaa.com ^ | 2/9/2004 | Brad Hawkins
    Fort Worth-based American Airlines is investigating an unorthodox speech to passengers by an on-duty pilot over the weekend. Many passengers felt the pilot crossed a line when asking Christians on board the flight to identify themselves before the plane took off. Passengers on the cross-country flight from Los Angeles to New York certainly got more than a movie and meal. The pilot, who had just returned from a mission trip to Central America, asked Christians to raise their hands. "I thought (it) was very bizarre," passenger Jen Dorsey said. "And then he said, 'look around and everyone who doesn't have...
  • American Airlines Pilot Displays Finger to Brazilian Customs Camera

    01/15/2004 10:39:53 PM PST · by My Dog Likes Me · 7 replies · 229+ views
    self | 1/16/2004 | my dog likes me
    Pilot Agrees to Pay Fine for Gesture