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  • Water Main Break at JFK Airport Floods Baggage Claim Area, Shuts Down International Flights

    01/07/2018 5:28:05 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    KTLA ^ | January 7, 2018
    Water flowed into Terminal 4, soaking stranded travelers’ luggage and forcing a partial evacuation of the terminal, the major arrival point for international travelers. Incoming flights to Terminal 4 were shut down for several hours. Up to 3 inches of water formed in the arrivals and customs inspection areas of the terminal and then flowed outside onto a roadway, which was closed because of icing, Port Authority Executive Director Rick Cotton said at a news conference. He said the arrivals area and customs office should reopen within several hours. “The volume of water severely compromised all the operations,” Cotton said,...
  • Southwest Flight Attendant: I'm Pro-Life And Criticized My Union So They Fired Me

    10/06/2017 6:24:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 6, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    If you’ve ever seen Planes, Trains, and Automobiles or Meet The Parents—two films I can think of from the top of my head that show flight attendant abuse (for lack of a better word)—you know that the job is difficult. Heck, forget the movies, I’m sure there has been some instance in which an unruly passenger just lays into a flight attendant. And then there are cases where the flight attendants are just as curt and surly towards the passengers. Well, for one Southwest flight attendant, Charlene Carter, she found herself out of a job because she was pro-life and...
  • Robert Mueller’s Tom Price Problem

    10/02/2017 1:35:34 PM PDT · by Twotone · 17 replies
    American Spectator ^ | October 1, 2017 | Jeffrey Lord
    The headline in The Washington Post dates back to March 21, 2014. It reads: Personal FBI flights for Holder and other Justice officials went unreported The story begins: The agency that tracks federal travel did not report hundreds of personal and other “nonmission” trips aboard government planes for senior Justice Department officials including Attorney General Eric Holder and former FBI Director Robert Mueller, according to a watchdog report. Congress’s nonpartisan Government Accountability Office determined that the 395 flights cost taxpayers $7.8 million. But the General Services Administration, which oversees trips aboard federal jets, did not require documentation because of a...
  • Airplanes passing overhead way up high in the sky. Where is that plane going?

    09/24/2017 1:44:13 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 95 replies
    Perfect day here in Connecticut. Just sitting on my back deck and not watching NFL football. Bonus summer day even though it's officially Autumn now. Yesterday I had gone to the Big E fair in Springfield, MA and ate pounds and pounds of deep-fried things that I never should have eaten. But at least I washed it all down with beer and cider. Mowed some lawn which is surprisingly still lush and green for this time of year. Some leaves are falling but not many. But what I did mostly was look up at the deep blue skies where I...
  • Newly released email: Clinton asked to fly on separate plane from Michelle Obama in 2011

    06/02/2017 2:54:55 AM PDT · by markomalley · 40 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/1/17 | Mandy Mayfield
    Hillary Clinton asked a top aide in 2011 whether she could fly on a separate airplane from former first lady Michelle Obama to Betty Ford's funeral, according to a newly released email.Judicial Watch released on Thursday more than 2,000 emails from Clinton's unauthorized private email server she used as secretary of state. One of the documents revealed a conversation between Clinton and then-Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedin about how she would rather not ride the same plane as Obama en route Ford's funeral in Palm Desert, Calif."I'd be honored to speak," Clinton said in reference to Betty Ford's funeral....
  • U.K. follows U.S. with laptop ban on some flights from Mideast

    03/21/2017 11:51:57 AM PDT · by Enchante · 18 replies
    CNN.com ^ | March 21, 2017 | Charles Riley
    The United Kingdom has followed the United States in preventing passengers on flights from some countries in the Middle East and Africa from carrying devices such as laptops and tablets in the cabin. The restrictions affect 14 airlines, six of which are based in the U.K. As in the U.S., the ban covers any electronic devices larger than a typical smartphone.
  • Hamburg Airport Stops Flights After Toxin Injures Dozens

    02/12/2017 5:21:57 AM PST · by Innovative · 50 replies
    NY Times ^ | Feb. 12, 2017 | AP
    BERLIN — German firefighters on Sunday evacuated hundreds of passengers at Hamburg Airport after 50 people were injured by an unknown toxin that likely spread through the airport's air conditioning system. All flights were halted for several hours due to the evacuation, airport spokeswoman Karen Stein said. "We have cancelled all flight at least until 2 p.m. (1300GMT) and most parts of the airport have been evacuated," she said.
  • Commercial flights are too ‘burdensome’ for Clinton

    08/24/2016 8:48:24 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 47 replies
    Instead of flying between New York and Washington, DC, like a common traveler, Hillary Clinton wanted the Air Force to fly her — because she didn’t feel well enough to fly commercial, newly released emails show. An exchange from May 4, 2009, between Clinton and her closest aide, Huma Abedin, show the former secretary of state trying to figure out how to avoid the “burdensome” shuttle. The shuttle refers to hourly commercial plane service between New York and Washington, DC. “Do you think we could get a plane for Westchester flight back tonight?” Clinton wrote in an email released this...
  • FAA Bans Flights Between the US and Turkey

    07/16/2016 10:19:38 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 25 replies
    NBC10 ^ | 7-16-2016 | Danielle Abreu
    U.S. airline regulators are banning all flights between the U.S. and airports in Turkey as the country fought to overcome a military coup attempt that left at least 161 people dead and scores more wounded Saturday. The Federal Aviation Administration ban includes commercial and private planes operating into or out of Turkey, as well as flights to the U.S. by non-U.S. carriers via third countries. (SNIP) Meanwhile, the U.S. embassy in Ankara issued a statement Saturday warning that U.S. government officials have been told not to use the airport in Istanbul and that U.S. citizens in the country should seek...
  • The FAA Reauthorization Is a Big Government Gift to Unions

    07/14/2016 7:46:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 14, 2016 | Terry Schilling
    A new bill in the House of Representatives, the Aviation Innovation, Reform and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act, sponsored by Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pennsylvania), seeks to “privatize” the air traffic control system, which would strip oversight away from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and create a new, private, non-profit corporation to oversee air traffic control (ATC) operations.On the surface, this bill might sound like a good idea. But the word “privatize” is a misnomer. Instead of fixing legitimate problems with the FAA, the AIRR Act would overhaul the entire ATC system and replace a bureaucracy that is currently accountable to Congress with...
  • Iraq Official: Saddam Moved WMD to Syria

    01/26/2006 11:56:46 AM PST · by French_for_Bush · 138 replies · 9,408+ views
    <p>The former number two official in Saddam Hussein's Iraqi air force claims the former Iraqi dictator moved weapons of mass destruction from Iraq to Syria in the months preceding the current Iraq war.</p>
  • Egypt flights on hold as UK says bomb may have caused Russian crash

    11/04/2015 9:49:27 AM PST · by McGruff · 26 replies
    The Guardian ^ | November 4, 2015 | Rowena Mason
    The British government has suspended all flights to the UK from the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh after declaring it believes the Russian plane that crashed over Sinai may have been brought down by an explosive device. It is the first statement by any country that it believes a bomb or other device could have downed the flight, as Russian and Egyptian authorities investigate.
  • D.C., New York area airports put flights on hold [problems with air traffic control]

    08/15/2015 10:37:28 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 15, 2015 | Lynh Bui
    Washington area airports and others along the East Coast are reporting flight delays due to an issue with the system that routes air traffic, according to the Federal Aviation Administration’s air traffic control Web site. “The FAA is diagnosing an automation problem at an air traffic center in Leesburg, Va.,” according to a statement from the agency. “Some flights into and out of the New York and Washington, DC metro area airports area may be delayed.”
  • Hillary’s Next Scandal to Break Soon…Passenger Lists of Her Flights Ordered Released by Judge

    03/14/2015 4:19:50 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 108 replies
    Red Statements ^ | 3/14/2015 | Steven Ahle
    Hillary’s ride to 1400 Pennsylvania Avenue just got bumpier. A judge on Friday ordered the State Department to turn over passenger manifests to Citizens United as a result of a FOIA request that State had ignored. The quick ruling appears to show that judges patience for stonewalling by the Obama administration has reached it’s limit and they no longer feel like giving them the benefit of a doubt. Those manifests could bury Hillary 2016 before it even starts. There seems to be a connection between donors to the Clinton Foundation and contracts from foreign countries receiving favorable treatment from the...
  • Prosecutors: Evidence Suggests Lubitz Planned to Crash Germanwings Flight 9525

    04/03/2015 6:59:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 3, 2015 | Daniel Doherty
    One of many questions that have surfaced after German pilot Andrea Lubitz allegedly drove a commercial airliner into a mountain in Southern France last week is whether or not he planned to carry out such a despicable act of cowardice in advance. Bearing in mind the obvious caveat that the investigation is still underway – and investigators can never know with absolute certainty what happened – the preliminary evidence suggests that it was. The New York Times reports: The co-pilot at the controls of the Germanwings airliner that crashed into the French Alps last week had been searching the Internet...
  • White House defends Obamas’ two flights to ‘different airports’ in L.A.

    03/16/2015 9:24:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/16/15 | Dave Boyer
    The White House said Monday that taxpayers paid for first lady Michelle Obama and President Obama to fly on separate planes to Los Angeles on the same day last week because they were traveling to “different airports” on slightly different schedules. “They flew into different airports,” said White House press secretary Josh Earnest. “It’s also my understanding that the first lady actually left to get back to Washington, D.C., before the president even arrived in California.” Mr. Obama flew to Los Angeles International airport last Thursday on Air Force One, arriving around 4 p.m. local time for an appearance on
  • Ebola Study Projects Spread of Virus on Overseas Flights

    10/21/2014 5:28:31 AM PDT · by Rumierules · 16 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | October 20, 2014 | GAUTAM NAIK
    Up to three Ebola-infected people could embark on overseas flights every month from the three most-affected African countries, according to a new study that projected travel patterns based on infection rates and recent flight schedules. The findings, published Monday in the journal Lancet, suggest that Ebola cases could be spread overseas by unwitting travelers from the worst-hit countries—Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The World Health Organization has estimated that, by early December, there could be as many as 10,000 new cases a week in west Africa.
  • Officials too PC to ban travel

    10/19/2014 4:26:47 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 34 replies
    The Edmonton Sun ^ | October 18, 2014 | Lorne Gunter
    ***Snip**** But what have politically correct North American governments done? They’ve hemmed and hawed, and blathered out excuses about why a ban would only make things worse. I am not particularly worried about the spread of Ebola in North America – a little, not a lot. But choosing political correctness over public health – even choosing PC over health workers’ health – is asinine, ridiculous and even arrogant. The worst fumbling, mealy mouthed arguments against a travel ban to the U.S. and Canada have come from Thomas Frieden, the head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)....
  • Speaker Boehner +40 others in Congress demand commercial flight bans from Ebola-stricken nations

    10/15/2014 7:43:24 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 55 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 10-15-2014 | David Martosko
    -House speaker wants US airports closed to traffic from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea -35 other House members including three Democrats take the same position -Five Republican senators demand travel bans to contain the Ebola virus -Obama administration insists travel routes must stay open so planes can return to Africa with aid workers and relief supplies -White House won't say why military aircraft can't be used instead The Obama administration should ban all air travel to the United States from the three African countries hardest hit by the Ebola epidemic, say at least 41 members of Congress including three Democratic...
  • Ebola: UK cancels resumption of direct flights to Sierra Leone

    10/13/2014 8:55:21 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 5 replies
    UK Gaurdian ^ | 10-13-2014 | Lisa O'carroll
    The first direct flights to resume from the UK to Sierra Leone have been cancelled after the British government revoked Gambia Bird’s recently granted permit because of fears over Ebola. The Department of Transport cited the deteriorating public health situation for the revocation when it notified the German-owned airline on Friday evening. The airline said it would appeal against the decision, especially as its licence was only granted on 26 September. The decision closed what charities and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) said was a vital humanitarian corridor to Sierra Leone, which is struggling to cope with the Ebola outbreak.