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  • Last flight of US Airways evokes 'golden age' of air travel

    10/15/2015 8:18:29 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 46 replies
    CNN ^ | October 15, 2015 | Thom Patterson
    It's the end of the line for US Airways. The airline that started as a tiny airmail service 76 years ago is retiring as part of a 2013 merger with American Airlines. The final US Airways flight is scheduled to take off from Philadelphia on Friday.
  • 13 people fall ill on US Airways flight from Tel Aviv, make emergency landing in Rome

    12/06/2014 10:23:34 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    Eleven crew members and two passengers fell ill on a US Airways flight from Tel Aviv to Philadelphia on Saturday, causing it to make an emergency landing in Rome, AFP reported, quoting Italian media. According to the report, the crew members and passengers were suffering from red eyes and vomiting. A malfunction in the ventilation system of the plane could be to blame but no further information was available.
  • Judge Jeanine Pirro Opening Statement - Have We Lost Our Mind & Sense Of Respect For Our Military?

    10/11/2014 6:39:04 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 35 replies
    Judge Jeanine Pirro Opening Statement - Have We Lost All Sense Of Respect Of Those Who Risk Their Life For Us? Kurdish Fighters Say They're Outgunned As ISIS Gains Ground In Kobani
  • U.S. Airways attendant refuses to let veteran hang up his medal-filled jacket to stop it creasing -

    10/10/2014 10:58:04 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 171 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 10-10-14 | Sophie Jane Evans
    US Airways has sparked outrage after a flight attendant allegedly refused to hang up an Army Ranger and combat veteran's jacket to stop it from creasing. First Sargent Albert Marle was wearing a jacket lined with medals when he boarded Flight 1930 from Portland, Oregon, to Charlotte, North Carolina, yesterday. But when he asked an attendant to hang up his 'Dress Blues' uniform, she reportedly refused, saying the coat closet was for first-class passengers only and he was seated in coach. 'Her response wasn't that there's not space in the coat closet or "I've hung too many jackets up",' said...
  • Woman thrown off U.S. Airways flight for taking a picture of rude air steward's name tag

    07/06/2011 6:44:03 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 15 replies ^ | 6 July 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A photographer was thrown off a U.S. Airways flight and branded a security risk after she took a photo of a rude air steward's name tag so she could complain about her. Sandy DeWitt was boarding the flight to Miami at Philadelphia International Airport on Friday when she said an employee was being rude to several passengers in the boarding area. Ms DeWitt decided to take a photo of her name tag - which was Tonialla G. - so she could remember it when she complained. But once she took her seat and turned off her iPhone, Tonialla G. got...
  • US Airways lets man fly wearing women's panties

    06/22/2011 2:28:55 PM PDT · by Jaded · 46 replies
    AP ^ | 6/22/11 | AP
    SAN FRANCISCO – Days before a college football player was arrested on a US Airways flight at San Francisco airport following a dispute over his saggy pants, the airline allowed another man wearing skimpy women's panties and mid-thigh stockings to fly, according to a passenger and airline spokeswoman.
  • Grieving New Mexico safety hauled off plane, booked for baggy pants

    06/17/2011 7:59:33 AM PDT · by Conservative145 · 62 replies
    A college football player was pulled off a flight and arrested because he was wearing his pants too low. Deshon Marman, 20, a University of New Mexico player was boarding a flight back to college yesterday when he was stopped because his pants were ‘below his buttocks, but above the knees, and his boxer shorts were showing’. Police said the man who was flying back to Alberqurque from home in San Francisco, California, was told by a U.S. Airways employee to pull up his pants, but he refused. Read more:
  • Mysterious missile launch most likely US Air flight 808

    11/10/2010 12:27:27 AM PST · by Corky Boyd · 194 replies · 1+ views
    Island Turtle ^ | November 11, 2010 | Corky Boyd
    Network news and the internet were abuzz with the report and video by Los Angeles CBS affiliate KCBS of a reported missile launch late Monday afternoon -- around 5 PM. Both the Air Force and the Navy denied they had any missiles launches at the time. According to CBS News the Defense Department remains baffled. "Nobody within the Department of Defense that we've reached out to has been able to explain what this contrail is, where it came from," Pentagon spokesman Col. Dave Lapan said. "So far, we've come up empty with any explanation." And they go on: "The FAA...
  • India warns US against military aid to Pakistan

    05/07/2010 9:24:56 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 13 replies · 486+ views
    AFP via Yahoo News ^ | 5/7/2010 | AFP via Yahoo News
    India's defence minister cautioned the United States on Friday against military supplies to rival Pakistan, saying the hardware could be diverted to target India. The warning came after the US in March said it would deliver unarmed drones to Pakistan and less than a month after it unveiled plans to transfer 600 million dollars to Islamabad to pay for anti-militant operations. A. K. Antony told reporters in New Delhi that India's concerns had been conveyed to Washington. "Even though the US is giving equipment to Pakistan to fight against the Taliban, we feel there is every possibility of (Pakistan) diverting...
  • Just plane rude: Sen. Charles Schumer refers to female flight attendant as the b-word

    12/16/2009 11:46:10 AM PST · by Nachum · 64 replies · 2,021+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 12/16/09 | Michael Mcauliff
    New York's famously garrulous senior senator, Chuck Schumer, got busted Wednesday for calling a female flight attendant the B-word aboard a US Airways flight from New York to Washington on Sunday. Schumer was sitting next to protege Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, gabbing away on his phone, when a flight attendant told him to shut it down. Schumer turned off his phone, and then argued with the attendant that he was allowed to talk while the cabin door is open. He lost.
  • US Airways, American Airlines to trim workforces in 2010

    10/28/2009 6:23:58 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 7 replies · 604+ views
    marketwatch ^ | October 28, 2009 | By Christopher Hinton
    US Airways Group and American Airlines said Wednesday they will continue to downsize their operations next year in the wake of falling air-traffic demand. In a statement, US Airways (LCC 3.13, -0.01, -0.32%) said will realign its business and reduce departures from Las Vegas and Philadelphia, and close stations in Colorado Springs, Colo., and Wichita, Kan. In turn, it will focus on its core strengths in Charlotte, N.C.; Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Washington's National Airport. By the end of 2010, the Tempe, Ariz.-based carrier said those four cities will represent about 99% of its capacity, compared to 93% today. "These centers...
  • US Airways cutting 1,000 jobs, reducing flying

    10/28/2009 10:35:39 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 23 replies · 686+ views
    AP/YahooNews ^ | 10/28/09 | JOSHUA FREED
    Struggling US Airways said on Wednesday it will cut some 1,000 jobs next year, shift nearly all of its flying to its three hubs and Washington, and suspend several international routes.
  • FAA -- Billy (Mays) Wasn't Wearing a Seat Belt on Plane

    06/28/2009 11:32:07 AM PDT · by llevrok · 128 replies · 5,981+ views
    TMZ ^ | 6/28/09
    Posted Jun 28th 2009 12:58PM by TMZ Staff The FAA is already deflecting blame for the death of Billy Mays -- claiming the legendary TV pitchman wasn't wearing a seat belt when he took a shot to the head during a rough landing on a flight he was on yesterday. Here's what we know -- Billy Mays was aboard US Airways Flight 1241 flying from Philadelphia, which landed roughly when the front tire blew out as it touched down. After the flight, Billy told FOX 13 in Tampa that something struck him in the head -- here's Billy's actual quote:...
  • Sully Sullenberger---Honeymoon's Over!

    The US Airways pilot who today amazingly crash-landed a US Airways jet in New York's Hudson River without any apparent fatalities. The media found out he is a
  • U.S. Airways Flight 1549 rolls to Teterboro Airport

    03/01/2009 2:59:03 PM PST · by Sergeant Tim · 9 replies · 1,444+ views ^ | March 1, 2009 | Tim Sumner
    Yesterday afternoon, Anthony Quintano was alerted by a friend that U.S. Airways Flight 1549 was being towed down New Jersey’s Route 46 towards Teteboro Airport where it will be examined in detail. ... In addition, the co-founder, Dean Thompson, of the 9/11 Flight Crew Memorial passed on eleven great photos of Flight 1549 being towed through narrow city streets in New Jersey as the sun set.
  • US Air Flight 1549's Trip Through Town

    03/01/2009 1:34:27 PM PST · by TruthBeforeAll · 5 replies · 1,263+ views
    Unknown | Unknown
    Probably won't see this one again anytime soon! When they took US Air's Flight 1549 out of the Hudson they ended up having to detour through East Rutherford, NJ. These roads were not made for planes.
  • Hudson River Plane Landing (US Airways 1549) Animation with Audio

    02/27/2009 2:49:12 PM PST · by FrdmLvr · 7 replies · 709+ views
    YouTube ^ | 2-6-09 | SceneSystems
  • Controller Thought Sully's Move Was "Death Sentence"

    02/24/2009 12:52:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 36 replies · 1,680+ views
    NBC New York ^ | Feb 24, 2009
    The air traffic controller who handled US Airways Flight 1549 said he thought he was hearing a death sentence when the pilot said he was ditching in New York's Hudson River. Meet some of the survivors of U.S. Airways Flight 1549 that made an emergency landing in the frigid waters of the Hudson River after a flock of birds took... Controller Patrick Harten said, "I believed at that moment I was going to be the last person to talk to anyone on that plane alive." The 10-year veteran controller publicly described his reactions to last month's miracle landing in the...
  • A current Airbus Captain's explanation of the "Miracle on the Hudson"

    02/18/2009 8:45:28 AM PST · by mick · 20 replies · 1,545+ views
    Email | Feb ,17, 2009 | Unkown
    -------------------------- I said yesterday that I would summarise what the crew went through the other day so here goes... Reports state geese were flying at 2900'. This would imply that the A320 would have already cleaned up from its original take off flap setting (most likely config 1 which would have a small amount of flap on the trailing edge and a small amount of slat on the leading edge) to a clean configuration and acceleration to 250 kts indicated airspeed, the maximum permitted speed below 10,000' in the US. The engines would have been in the 'climb gate' which...
  • Pilot 'in Shock' as He Landed Jet in River

    02/08/2009 6:36:55 PM PST · by BAW · 79 replies · 7,332+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb 8, 2009 | SUSAN CAREY
    After US Airways Flight 1549 crash-landed in the Hudson River in New York last month, flight attendant Doreen Welsh, stationed in the back of the A320 jetliner, tried to close an emergency exit opened by a passenger, allowing water to rush in. According to an interview aired Sunday on CBS News's "60 Minutes," Ms. Welsh said after a passenger "came back and pushed me back and opened the door," garbage cans and coffee pots "were floating" and "things were flying. It was crazy back there." But the veteran attendant at US Airways Group Inc. said she "started yelling...and pushing people...

    02/05/2009 6:10:07 AM PST · by NYer · 67 replies · 2,822+ views
    Divine Mercy ^ | February 4, 2009 | Felix Carroll
    A banker on a business trip in New York City, Fred Berretta had just checked into his hotel room. He had about 20 minutes down time before he had to meet his colleagues. For some reason he decided to clean out his briefcase, something he hadn't done in a long time. As he emptied it out, he came across a booklet he had stuffed into a pocket years ago on praying the Chaplet of The Divine Mercy. He recalls having prayed it a few times years ago. But by Jan. 15, 2009, it was a good intention mislaid —...
  • Bird remains in both engines of US Airways jet

    02/04/2009 4:06:27 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies · 715+ views
    Reuters ^ | February 4, 2009 | by John Crawley
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bird remains were found in both engines of a US Airways jetliner that lost power and ditched in New York's Hudson River last month, U.S. transportation investigators said on Wednesday. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said both engines of the Airbus A320 were damaged and contained "organic material" that was sent to bird experts at the Smithsonian Institution for identification. The board previously had said bird remains were found in the right engine, and now has confirmed the same in the left engine. The pilot of Flight 1549 bound for Charlotte, North Carolina, radioed to air...
  • What's A Life Worth?

    02/03/2009 10:53:17 AM PST · by foutsc · 12 replies · 487+ views
    Nietzsche is Dead ^ | 3 Feb 09 | foutsc
    $5000 is not enough for some US Air passengers. I would think being given you life back would be plenty.Here's a good example:Joe Hart, a salesman from Charlotte who suffered a bloody nose and bruises, says he "would like to be made whole for the incident.""Like to be made whole"? What the hell does that mean? Boo Hoo! My plane fell out of the sky and all I got was a lousy bloody nose and 5000 dollars!How is it that every tragedy (or now, miracle pulled out by a heroic pilot) gets turned into a cash cow?Fox was touting Geraldo...
  • Passengers Hint at Future Lawsuits in Flight 1549

    01/28/2009 11:44:50 AM PST · by La Enchiladita · 65 replies · 1,939+ views ^ | Jan. 28, 2009 | Staff
    Man Says "He Would Like To Be Made Whole" And so it begins. While "The Miracle on the Hudson" is gradually fading from the headlines, it appears clerks are toiling away in legal offices around the country to figure out who could be held legally liable in the incident under New York law, the depth of their pockets, and who'd get in line to collect. Before we all blame the lawyers, though, it should be noted they may only be responding to passengers itching to sue US Airways for as-yet-unknown damages.... Kreindler & Kreindler, a New York law firm with...
  • NTSB investigator says probe will last a year.

    01/19/2009 10:55:05 AM PST · by thefactor · 26 replies · 488+ views
    AP ^ | 01/19/2009 | Larry Neumeister
    NEW YORK – The investigation of the emergency crash landing of a US Airways jetliner will last a year and the lessons will go on for decades. That's the word from Robert Benzon, the National Transportation Safety Board's chief investigator on the crash. He spoke on Monday as teams of investigators began the lengthy process of analyzing the damage to each part of the aircraft.
  • NTSB: Pilot Knew Early of Problems {cockpit transcripts

    01/17/2009 8:37:27 PM PST · by Lorianne · 23 replies · 1,797+ views
  • Coast Guard Video of Flight 1549

    01/17/2009 11:30:07 AM PST · by moneyrunner · 12 replies · 676+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 1/17/2009 | Moneyrunner
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    01/17/2009 10:43:15 AM PST · by traumer · 67 replies · 1,629+ views
    SUPERPILOT LAUDED FROM APPLE TO DC After hero Capt. Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger III turned the Hudson from a river into a runway, his co-pilot beamed. "No one has ever pulled this off," Jeff Skiles said as they floated in a rescue boat, according to passenger Billy Campbell, 49. "You've done something amazing!" Sullenberger did not seem all that impressed, Campbell told The Post. But when Campbell thanked the pilot for saving their lives, he did say, "You're welcome." MORE: 'Brace For Impact' MORE: : Hey, Geese, Get The Flock Out! MORE: Birds Have Ruffled Fliers' Feathers Since Days Of...
  • After the Splash, Heroics and Comedy

    01/16/2009 7:37:11 PM PST · by winoneforthegipper · 17 replies · 1,160+ views
    NYTIMES ^ | January 16, 2009 | EL WILSON and RUSS BUETTNER
    Some passengers screamed, others tucked their heads between their knees, and several prayed over and over, “Lord, forgive me for my sins.” But a man named Josh who was sitting in the exit row did exactly what everyone is supposed to but few ever do: He pulled out the safety card and read the instructions on how to open the exit door.
  • The Right Stuff

    01/16/2009 6:10:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 1,081+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | January 16, 2009
    Heroes: The watery crash landing of US Airways flight 1549 with all 155 passengers emerging alive has been called a "miracle." Miracle? We see something even better: True competence by a well-trained professional.No doubt about it: US Airways pilot Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger III, a former fighter pilot with more than 40 years of flying under his belt, had the right stuff. After hitting a flock of geese in his Airbus A320 shortly after takeoff and stalling out, he dead-sticked the plane into the Hudson River. Within five minutes, all 155 passengers had exited the stricken jet safely in 20-degree...
  • Hero of the Hudson: Pilot of US Airways Flight 1549 saved every passenger.. (Photos)

    01/16/2009 1:22:53 PM PST · by GVnana · 123 replies · 4,445+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/16/2009 | various
    To friends and family, he's just "Sully." To the rest of the world, Chesley Sullenberger is now a miracle worker with a pilot's license. Photo: Pilot of US Airways Flight 1549, Chesley (Sully) Sullenberger III. The former Air Force fighter pilot remained cool, calm and collected both before and after successfully ditching his US Airways flight into the Hudson River. "That pilot is a stud," said one police source. "After the crash, he was sitting there in the ferry terminal, wearing his hat, sipping his coffee and acting like nothing happened." Sullenberger, 57, looks more like Clark Kent than Superman:...
  • Both engines missing from jet ditched in Hudson ('Miracle on the Hudson' .. 'Sully' feeling fine.)

    01/16/2009 1:50:39 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 86 replies · 3,384+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/16/09 | Jennifer Peltz and Cristian Salazar - ap
    NEW YORK – Federal investigators said both engines are missing from the US Airways jetliner that ditched into the Hudson River as reports emerged that the pilot who safely landed the aircraft had considered an emergency landing at two airports. Police divers were using sonar to find the engines, which was believed to be in the water. As investigators scoured the wreckage of the Airbus A320, many of the 155 people aboard recounted survivor stories and hailed the pilot as a hero who delivered them from certain death. The pilot, Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger III, was in good spirits and...
  • The Hero of Flight 1549 (Pilot is Air Force Vet!)

    01/15/2009 4:23:17 PM PST · by 444Flyer · 107 replies · 4,275+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 1-15-09 | The Smoking Gun
    JANUARY 15-Meet Chelsey B. "Sully" Sullenberger, III, the US Airways pilot who today amazingly crash-landed a US Airways jet in New York's Hudson River with any apparent fatalities.
  • 'Pilot Did a Masterful Job': Rescue After US Airways Crash In Hudson River

    01/15/2009 4:04:15 PM PST · by traumer · 37 replies · 1,699+ views
    Some 150 people aboard a US Airways plane en route to Charlotte, N.C., from New York City were rescued today in a lightning-fast effort following the jet's crash into the frigid waters of the Hudson River off the West Side of Manhattan. In the aftermath of the crash, the US Airways pilot, Chesley Burnett "Sully" Sullenberger III, was praised for his efforts at landing the plane softly on the river's surface, allowing rescue crews to get to the passengers before the plane sank. "It would appear that the pilot did a masterful job of landing the plane in the river,...
  • FBI: No indication plane crash was terrorism

    01/15/2009 2:25:58 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 37 replies · 967+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/15/09 | AP
    WASHINGTON – Homeland Security and FBI officials say there's no indication that a plane crash in New York City was terrorism. ... .. Early indications from government officials was that the plane was disabled after striking birds.
  • U.S. Airways Jet Crash Lands in Hudson River; All Passengers Reported Alive - Video 1/15/09

    01/15/2009 1:55:57 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 16 replies · 983+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 15, 2009 | BrianinMO
    A U.S. Airways Jet has crash landed in New York's Hudson River after hitting a flock of Canadian Geese. All 149 passengers aboard the plane are reported to have survived miraculously. The video below includes an eyewitness who says the pilots made an incredibly controlled landing in the Hudson River . . . . (watch video)
  • US AIRWAYS PRESS RELEASE - hoping for name of pilot to be released soon

    01/15/2009 1:51:25 PM PST · by doug from upland · 35 replies · 2,612+ views
    us airways ^ | 1-15-08 | us airways
    Contact: Media Relations 480-693-5729 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: US AIRWAYS FLIGHT 1549 UPDATE # 2 TEMPE, Ariz. Jan. 15, 2009— US Airways (NYSE: LCC) has confirmed that flight 1549 has been involved in an accident. The 1549 was en route to Charlotte from LaGuardia. The flight was operated with a crew of two pilots and three flight attendants. US Airways’ primary concern at this time is for those on board the airplane and their families. Flight 1549 was originally scheduled for departure at 2:45 p.m. Eastern Time. The flight’s actual time of departure was 3:03 p.m. Eastern Time. Airline officials are...
  • Jet crash in Hudson off NYC

    01/15/2009 12:48:46 PM PST · by wtc911 · 18 replies · 1,635+ views
    local news
    US Airways Commercial aircraft crashed in Hudson River off Manhattan
  • US Airways Plane Crashes in Hudson River

    01/15/2009 1:09:57 PM PST · by Fractal Trader · 43 replies · 3,294+ views
    AP via WSJ ^ | 15 January 2008 | Associated Press
    A US Airways plane has crashed into the Hudson River, sending passengers fleeing for safety in the frigid waters. New York City firefighters, federal transportation officials and an armada of boats were responding to the accident. It was not immediately clear if there were injuries. "I just thought, "Why is it so low?" And, splash, it hit the water," said witness Barbara Sambriski, a researcher at The Associated Press. The plane was submerged in the icy waters up to the windows, and rescue crews had opened the door and were pulling passengers in yellow life vests from the plane. Several...

    01/15/2009 12:55:51 PM PST · by andrew roman · 48 replies · 2,470+ views
    WCBS TV New York ^ | 15 January 2009 | Andrew Roman
    A plane has crashed in the Hudson River off of Manhattan - A US Airways plane. 151 people aboard. Flight 1549
  • US Airways Jet crashes in Hudson River in NYC

    01/15/2009 12:47:38 PM PST · by Red Steel · 576 replies · 35,562+ views
    Fox ^ | Jan 15, 2009
    Breaking now of Fox News.
  • Jet Makes Crash Landing at Philadelphia International (US Air Regional, airport closed, no injuries)

    12/14/2008 3:40:02 PM PST · by PapaBear3625 · 37 replies · 2,517+ views
    NBC Philadelphia ^ | 12/14/2008 | Vince Lattanzio
    A jet has made a crash landing at Philadelphia International Airport after having landing gear trouble Sunday evening. The US Airways Express regional jet reported an emergency after the crew was unable to extend the left main landing gear. Emergency crews were waiting the plane’s arrival and followed the aircraft down the runway as it skidded to a stop. There were three people on board the aircraft. The plane was doused with fire-retardant foam as the people on-board were evacuated. No injuries have been reported. The airport has been closed because of the crash landing. All departing and arriving flights...
  • 2 Planes Clip Wings at National Airport

    02/17/2008 6:02:31 PM PST · by skully · 1 replies · 91+ views
    Googgle ^ | 2/17/08 | The Associated Press
    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — No one is seriously injured after two U.S. Airways planes clipped each others' wings at Reagan National Airport. Authorities say 63 passengers were taken off the planes after the collision Sunday morning.
  • My Thanks: US Airways Flight 707 and Our Marines

    10/16/2007 7:49:55 AM PDT · by llevrok · 13 replies · 46+ views
    10/16/07 | llevrok
    Last evening I took US Airways flight #707 from Philadelphia to Raleigh. Loading almost last were two Marines with their explosive sniffing dogs, causing quite a stir. We learned, the guys had just returned from a 6 month Iraq deployment only 24 hours earlier. Seats in First Class were given up for these four heros. Their dogs are trained to sniff out IEDs and other threats. One Marine proudly said that his sheppard sniffed out 5 IEDs and a number of other threats in her 6 month tour. He made no mention of what he had done - only how...
  • Imams Removed From US Airways Flight Drop Passengers From Lawsuit

    08/01/2007 10:35:17 PM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 19 replies · 800+ views
    FOXNEWS.COM ^ | August 01,2007 | Associated Press
    MINNEAPOLIS — The six Muslim leaders who were removed from a US Airways flight last fall after passengers thought they were acting suspiciously will not include those passengers in their lawsuit against the airline and police, an attorney for the imams said Wednesday. A motion to amend the complaint to include the names of airline employees and police officers was entered Tuesday in U.S. District Court, attorney Frederick Goetz said. "We've identified the people we think are responsible," he said. No passengers were named. The imams, who were handcuffed and questioned, say the airline discriminated against them and violated their...
  • Imams not suing flight passengers ("Flyin' Imams")

    07/31/2007 4:49:29 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 39 replies · 1,480+ views ^ | 7/31/07 |
    Six imams removed from a U.S. Airways plane said they would not sue the passengers whose concerns led them to being kicked off the flight. In federal court Tuesday, the attorney for the imams said, "We don't contemplate naming any private passenger as a defendant." After the November flight, the imams sued the airport, the airline and 'John Does,' which left open the possibility of suing anonymous passengers. The attorney for one of the passengers says the imams' offer comes only as congress is about to give immunity to those reporting suspicious behavior. "The offer is only made after congress...
  • US Airways pulls Delta merger bid

    01/31/2007 9:10:31 AM PST · by Turbopilot · 30 replies · 886+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 1-31-2007 | Russell Grantham
    US Airways on Wednesday withdrew its $10 billion takeover bid for Delta Air Lines, complaining that it did not get a fair hearing from Delta's bankruptcy court creditors. The Tempe, Ariz.-based airline's decision came on the eve of a Thursday deadline for the creditors to show support for US Airway's two-month-old takeover run. US Airways withdrawal clears the way for Delta management to continue its plan to emerge from bankruptcy this spring as an independent airline. A court hearing on Delta's reorganization plan is set for Feb. 7 that could allow Delta to begin seeking creditors' votes for its plan....
  • USAir Flt. 300 Passenger Pauline Klemmer Tells the Real Story on the Flying Imams

    12/03/2006 11:42:26 AM PST · by radar101 · 85 replies · 3,512+ views ^ | 2 DEC 2006 | Debbie Schlussel
    Reader Paul S. and several others sent us this letter written by Pauline Klemmer, a passenger on U.S. Airways Flight 300, on which the Six "Flying Imams" caused problems and over which Islamic America is now in hysterics. As you'll note, she details how they were actually doing a dry run and perhaps planning an attack or something of that nature. Also note, her letter is dated more than a week ago. Yet no media interviewed her or reported her story. We've removed her address and phone number from the letter, the second half of which is a must read...
  • Thank US Air for booting the suspicious imams from flight - comment link below - VANITY

    11/22/2006 7:19:33 AM PST · by Dark Skies · 18 replies · 1,011+ views
    If you believe as I do that US Airways did the right thing in removing the imams from the plane in Minneapolis, please send them a note of support! Here's the link to US Air customer service
  • 6 imams removed from flight at Twin Cities airport, questioned

    11/20/2006 11:02:16 PM PST · by MrCFdovnh · 161 replies · 4,335+ views
    KVOA News 4 Tuscon, AZ ^ | 11-21-2006 | AP reporter Gregg Aamot
    MINNEAPOLIS -- Six Muslim imams on Monday were removed from a US Airways flight at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and questioned by police for several hours before being released, a leader of the group said. The six were among passengers who boarded Flight 300, bound for Phoenix, around 6:30 p.m., airport spokesman Pat Hogan said. A passenger initially raised concerns about the group through a note passed to a flight attendant, according to Andrea Rader, a spokeswoman for US Airways. She said police were called after the captain and airport security workers asked the men to leave the plane and...