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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...