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  • Southwest says dog allergies forced a woman off a plane. She has a different account

    10/05/2017 8:56:03 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 42 replies
    NOLA.com ^ | October 5, 2017 | Manuel Torres
    The airline says that the woman had complained about two dogs aboard the Los Angeles-bound aircraft last Tuesday, stating that she had a life-threatening pet allergy. But the woman could not provide a medical certificate, without which the airline can deny a passenger boarding... ... The passenger refused requests for her to deplane, and law enforcement was called in to remove her from the flight. ... She was later arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, failure to obey a reasonable and lawful order, disturbing the peace, obstructing and hindering a police officer, and resisting arrest. ... The woman...has a very...
  • Ex-Flight Attendant Accuses Southwest, Union of Religious Discrimination

    10/02/2017 5:47:58 AM PDT · by ptsal · 10 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | Oct 02, 2017 | Bill McMorris
    A veteran flight attendant at Southwest Airlines says she was fired from her job after speaking out about her faith and criticizing her union. Charlene Carter of Aurora, Colo., filed suit against the company and union in a Texas federal court. She said her employment was terminated after she expressed her religious beliefs regarding abortion in Facebook posts and messages to union president Audrey Stone.**snip** and activity in opposition to Local 556." Carter criticized the union for using employee dues to fly two dozen officials and flight attendants to attend January's Women's March protest.
  • Caught On Video: Woman Dragged Off Southwest Flight Over Allergy ["Dog Allergy"]

    09/27/2017 6:33:56 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 122 replies
    A woman headed to Los Angeles International Airport was dragged off a Southwest plane Tuesday night by two police officers after claiming she was deathly allergic to two dogs on board the flight. ... The kerfuffle was preceded by the woman telling the flight crew that she had a life-threatening allergy to two dogs on the flight, one of which was a service animal, and her demand that they be removed from the flight. When she could not provide a medical certificate stating she could travel safely, she was asked to leave. ... As the officers removed the unidentified woman,...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    05/10/2017 4:39:59 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 70 replies
    Sometimes we use Peapod, a grocery delivery service, so that we have a weekend now and then where we don’t have to do anything but stay home, read books, putter around the house. It’s very convenient, and when you factor-in the value of time - and in my area, the frustration of traffic - it isn’t very expensive. I wouldn’t do it every week – I like going into the store and looking around; but it’s very useful and efficient for our occasional use. We discovered recently that Peapod is offering ‘meal kits’; and since some of you have had...
  • Torrential Rain Will Threaten The Desert Southwest This Weekend

    02/17/2017 3:58:38 PM PST · by blam · 30 replies
    BI - Accuweather.com ^ | Alex Sosnowski
    The storm producing torrential rain in coastal Southern California into Friday night will also threaten lives and property in the deserts of Arizona, California and Nevada this weekend. In a sense, the rainfall will be like a fast-moving tropical system. A general 1 to 3 inches of rain will fall with locally higher amounts over the south-facing slopes of the mountains into Saturday night. "Much of this rain may fall in a few hours' time, which is more than enough to cause significant runoff, flash and urban flooding due to the landscape in the region," according to AccuWeather Meteorologist Evan...
  • United, Southwest buy 73 Boeing jets in blow to Bombardier

    01/21/2016 1:14:39 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    rueters ^ | 01/21/2016
    Reuters reported in October that Bombardier had offered the CSeries to Southwest, a long shot since the airline maintains an all-Boeing fleet. The CSeries is due to enter service in 2016 after delays and amid cash problems at Bombardier. The plane maker did not immediately respond to requests for comment. A spokeswoman said this week the plane is "a top contender in several key campaigns." Delta Air Lines Inc on Tuesday said it was considering Bombardier's new aircraft. Another competitor for the United order, Brazil's Embraer SA, declined to comment on the Boeing deal. United is expected to buy more...
  • 6 Soccer Players Arrested in Southwest Flight Ruckus

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

    09/01/2015 5:48:43 PM PDT · by DFG · 54 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 9/1/2015 | Terry Maxon
    FBI special agent T. Scott Hendricks has filed an affidavit explaining why Southwest Airlines diverted a San Diego-Chicago flight to Amarillo late Monday and booted six passengers off the flight. The six, said to be members of a San Diego area soccer team, were subsequently arrested and charged with “interference with a flight crew and abetting.” Basically, according to Hendricks per Southwest, the passengers –Khalid Yohana, 19; Wasim Imad Shaker, 23; Essa Solaqa, 20; Ghazwan Assad Shaba, 21; Jonathan Khalid Petras, 20; and Saiman Hermez, 19– were refusing orders from the flight attendants, challenging their authority and being mean to...
  • FAA: Two Planes At Midway Began Takeoffs At Same Time

    06/18/2015 2:58:21 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 17 replies
    CBS TV Chicago ^ | June 17, 2015 | Staff
    Two planes began their takeoffs on intersecting runways at Chicago’s Midway airport on Tuesday evening, before being ordered to stop by air traffic control and averting a collision in the center of the airport, the FAA confirmed. The two planes involved were Southwest Flight 3828 bound for
  • Do Texas floods portend a new ice age?

    05/30/2015 7:55:36 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 109 replies
    Ice Age Now ^ | 30MAY2015 | Robert Felix
    “What do floods in Texas have to do with the coming Ice Age?” asks reader Caroline Snyder. “Quite a lot actually! “Looking at the historic record, we only have to go back to the 16th Century; a time when the Little Ice Age was causing devastation across Europe, but what of the South-West US?“ This article, amongst other things, looks to first hand accounts by Europeans amongst other things. Little Ice Age (Excerpt) – “…if you think it’s cold here in the Southwest now, you should have been around back in the days when the Spanish, Mexicans and Anglos settled...
  • The Greatest Water Crisis In The History Of The United States

    05/13/2015 10:02:58 AM PDT · by blam · 80 replies
    TEC ^ | 5-13-2015 | The Greatest Water Crisis In The History Of The United States
    Michael Snyder May 12th, 2015 What are we going to do once all the water is gone? Thanks to the worst drought in more than 1,000 years, the western third of the country is facing the greatest water crisis that the United States has ever seen. Lake Mead is now the lowest that it has ever been since the Hoover Dam was finished in the 1930s, mandatory water restrictions have already been implemented in the state of California, and there are already widespread reports of people stealing water in some of the worst hit areas. But this is just the...
  • Local man overlooked on Southwest flight to Florida

    03/12/2015 4:57:11 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 43 replies
    WZZM.com ^ | March 6, 2015 | Sarah Sell
    A West Michigan man says he was forced to buy a new plane ticket home after the airline told him that he failed to show up for his original flight. He called 13 On Your Side looking for help after Southwest refused to refund his money. "It's terrible. I can't believe the airline didn't know I was in that seat," says Bob Woudstra, of Cutlerville. Woudstra is upset that he was overlooked on his flight to Florida. In February, he paid $616 for a roundtrip ticket from Grand Rapids to Ft Myers. On the 13th, he was dropped off at...
  • Researchers see violent era in ancient Southwest

    08/04/2014 9:45:52 AM PDT · by fishtank · 45 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 8-4-2014 | Phys Org
    Researchers see violent era in ancient Southwest
  • Family Asked To Leave Southwest Flight After Tweet ( Minnesota)

    07/23/2014 5:46:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 65 replies
    WCCO ^ | July 22, 2014 | Jennifer Mayerle
    MINNEAPOLIS — A Twin Cities man is upset about the way his family was treated on a Southwest Airlines flight because of a tweet. Duff Watson says he was asked to de-board a flight from Denver to Minneapolis with his two kids on Sunday after an agent didn’t like a tweet he wrote about her service. Watson and the agent had a disagreement before boarding initially. ... He’s an “A-List” passenger, which means he gets priority boarding. But a gate agent wouldn’t let his 6-year-old and 9-year-old board with him — so they’d all have to wait to board later....
  • 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"
  • RDU-bound plane plummets in mid-air ( NC )

    11/14/2013 7:20:06 AM PST · by george76 · 19 replies
    ABC11 - WTVD ^ | November 13, 2013 | Heather Waliga
    RALEIGH-DURHAM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, N.C. -- The pilot of a Southwest Airlines flight headed to RDU went on the loudspeaker and told passengers their plane was going down, according to a woman on board the flight. "He said, we're going down. And everyone is looking around like, is this a joke? Is he serious? And then you felt the nosedive," passenger Shelley Wills said. Wills told ABC11 the Tuesday night flight from Tampa took a nosedive thousands of feet in the air while they were about 100 miles away from RDU. Wills is a nurse and tried helping the first-time flier...
  • 100 students ejected from NYC to Atlanta flight for being too rowdy

    06/05/2013 4:04:16 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 122 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 6-4-2013 | Associated Press
    A group of about 100 high school students traveling from New York to Atlanta were thrown off a flight, along with their chaperones, after the pilot and crew lost patience with some kids who wouldn't sit down and put away their cellphones. The teenagers, all seniors at the Yeshiva of Flatbush, in Brooklyn, were ordered off the AirTran flight around 6 a.m. Monday as it sat at a gate at LaGuardia Airport. AirTran's parent company, Southwest Airlines, said in a statement that flight attendants asked passengers several times to take their seats and put their mobile devices away. The airline...
  • Julian Castro: A Radical Revealed

    09/04/2012 8:59:35 PM PDT · by bronxville · 50 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 09-04-20012 | Charles C Johnson
    Mayor Julian Castro of San Antonio, who will be giving the keynote address tonight, is, according to some, the next Obama. But while Obama’s radicalism may have escaped the notice of the DNC in 2004, Castro’s views are bit more transparent. Indeed, he, along with his twin, Joaquin, currently running for Congress, learned their politics on their mother’s knee and in the streets of San Antonio. Their mother, Rosie helped found a radical, anti-white, socialist Chicano party called La Raza Unida (literally “The Race United”) that sought to create a separate country—Aztlan—in the Southwest. Read more: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/09/04/Julian-Castro-A-Radical-Revealed
  • How A Texas Town Became Water Smart

    08/14/2012 8:48:05 AM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 15 replies
    NPR ^ | August 9, 2012
    Faced with a booming population and a disappearing water supply, the city of San Antonio responded by dramatically cutting consumption, pioneering new storage techniques and investing in water recycling and desalination projects. It now boasts that it is "Water's Most Resourceful City." There are so many programs and projects that Chuck Ahrens of Water Resources and Conservation with the San Antonio Water System can hardly keep track. "I made myself a list and I thought, 'Wow, I don't even know all of our programs.' But then I thought it would be asking a lot to remember all of our programs...
  • Woman claims Southwest wouldn't let her board plane because of her cleavage: report

    06/18/2012 12:53:13 PM PDT · by bornred · 100 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 6/18/12 | Philip Caulfield
    Southwest Airlines was forced to apologize to a woman who was told she couldn't board her flight because her cleavage was "inappropriate." Jezebel reports that the woman, Avital — she only gave her first name — was boarding a 6 a.m. flight from Las Vegas to New York on June 5 when a ticket agent remarked that she couldn't fly unless she covered her breasts. Clad in a comfy cotton dress, a baggy flannel shirt and bright scarf, Avital ignored the warning and marched aboard anyway. ... Avital slammed the Southwest for "slut shaming," and said a man on her...