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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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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,...