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  • 1 in 200,000 Passengers Forgot a Gun in Carry-on

    02/17/2018 11:37:45 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 16 February, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    In 2017, 771,556,886 passengers traveled through 440 federally secured airports. Of those, only 3,957 forget that a firearm was in their carry-on baggage. There are over 400 million private firearms in the United States, 16 million people with permits to carry firearms, and 13 states where no permit is required to carry a concealed weapon.  That less than 4,000 forgot a firearm in their carry-on is amazingly low. That is one for every 200,000 passengers. Just a little over 1/3 or 34.8% of the firearms had a round in the chamber. They could not have been accidentally discharged in...
  • Airline employee told student to flush emotional support hamster down toilet, student alleges

    02/08/2018 10:37:52 AM PST · by deplorableindc · 70 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb. 8, 2018
    A college student said she flushed her emotional support hamster down the toilet after Spirit Airlines refused to let her bring her furry pet on the plane. Belen Aldecosea, 21, of Miami Beach, Florida, told the Miami Herald that she contacted Spirit Airlines before her flight from Baltimore to South Florida on Nov. 21, 2017, regarding traveling with her dwarf hamster, Pebbles. Aldecosea claimed the airline told her it was not a problem to bring her hamster on the flight. However, when the student arrived at the airport she said the airline refused to let Pebbles on the plane. Aldecosea...
  • Student, 21, sues Spirit airline after she flushed her 'emotional support HAMSTER' down the toilet

    02/08/2018 9:08:57 AM PST · by MD Expat in PA · 145 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 02/08/2018 | Daily Mail
    A student who flushed her hamster down the toilet when Spirit told her she couldn't fly home with it, is now attempting to sue the airline for causing emotional distress. Aldecosea, a Miami Beach High graduate, insists her doctor approved her hamster as a certified emotional support animal, and had the medical certificate to prove it when she went to the airport. She's bought the adorable rodent after developing a large but benign growth in her neck last year. 'She was so loving. It was like she knew I needed somebody,' said Aldecosea, a six-feet tall volleyball star who helped...
  • Norwegian Dreamliner sets transatlantic speed record: Plane hurtles from New York to London [tr]

    01/19/2018 5:58:51 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 19, 2018 | Jennifer Newton
    A new record has been set for the fastest ever transatlantic flight in a subsonic passenger aircraft from New York to London after the journey was completed in just over five hours. The Norwegian Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner was able to reach a top speed of 776mph as it hurtled across the Atlantic Ocean after being pushed on the 3,458-mile journey by an extra strong jet stream that at times reached 202mph. This meant that Monday's Norwegian DY7014 service from JFK to London Gatwick only took a total of five hours and 13 minutes, shaving 53 minutes off the expected flight...
  • Passenger writes open letter to Malaysian government complaining about Air Asia's revealing [tr]

    01/19/2018 5:49:31 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 18, 2018 | Ben Hill
    A New Zealand woman has complained about seeing the breasts and underwear of Air Asia flight attendants, saying their uniforms are ruining Malaysia's reputation. Dr June Robertson from Wellington has written a letter to Malaysian senator Hanafi Mamat which was posted to Facebook on Tuesday. In the letter, Dr Robertson said she 'felt very offended by the extremely short skirts these females wear on Air Asia'.
  • Officer to be sentenced for lying to carry gun on flights

    01/06/2018 11:42:43 AM PST · by JP1201 · 75 replies
    BOSTON (AP) - A Boston police detective is set to be sentenced Thursday for lying to federal officials so he could take his gun on planes during personal trips and allow a friend to avoid airport security. Sgt. Detective Bruce Smith faces up to a year of probation under the terms of a plea deal. He has also agreed to resign from the department and pay a $7,500 fine. The 28-year veteran of the force was charged last year with falsely telling Transportation Security Administration officials that he was on official police business and was authorized to carry his firearm....
  • SAS headscarves policy 'not discriminatory': ombudsman

    01/06/2018 9:59:42 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 5 January 2018 12:11 CET+01:00 | Lee Roden
    A uniform policy by Scandinavian airline SAS banning staff who deal directly with customers from wearing religious symbols like headscarves does not breach anti-discrimination laws, Sweden’s Discrimination Ombudsman (DO) has judged. The policy first made headlines in April 2017, when a woman who had gone through the interview process for a job with the company was told she would not be allowed to wear a headscarf if she took the position. Aye Alhassani told The Local at the time that she thought it would have been better if the company told her about the policy at the start of the...
  • Does Sheila Jackson Lee Know The Person She's Accused Of Racism For Airline Fiasco

    12/29/2017 7:07:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 29, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    So, I bet you’ve heard about the airline incident between a woman and Texas Democratic Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee. Katie wrote about it. In all, Jean-Marie Simon was booted from her first class seat on a United flight for Lee. Simon was obviously upset, voiced her objections, and was even threatened with being forced off the flight. She was eventually given a $500 voucher for her pre-paid seat and relocated to economy class. She alleges that United gave the Texas Democrat preferential treatment. The saga got even worse when Lee accused Simon of racism regarding this matter. I noted that this...
  • Coffee, Tea or Bikini? VietJet Stands by Racy Calendar Amid Criticisms

    12/29/2017 1:45:36 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 87 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | Dec 29, 2017
    Vietnam's VietJet Aviation said on Thursday (Dec 28) it was standing by a controversial "bikini" calendar, a marketing ploy featuring scantily clad female models that has prompted criticism in conservative South-east Asia and beyond. The annual calendar, which has gone viral online, is part of a broader marketing push by VietJet that has propelled the start-up airline's rapid growth, as it has taken market share from Vietnam Airlines. The publication of the 2018 calendar - which critics say overly sexualises the image of flight attendants and other airline staff - comes as there is a growing debate in the global...
  • Family sues Alaska Airlines after wheelchair-bound grandmother fell down airport escalator...

    12/29/2017 9:44:57 AM PST · by Morgana · 96 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Dec. 29, 2017 | Mary Kekatos For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Family sues Alaska Airlines after wheelchair-bound grandmother fell down airport escalator and died following surgery to amputate her leg due to wounds from her accident A family is suing Alaska Airlines and a contractor after a disabled 75-year-old grandmother suffered a fall down a Portland International Airport escalator in June and later died. Video captured the moment that Bernice Kekona, seat-belted to her power wheelchair, tumbled and crashed down an escalator, landing near the bottom with the heavy chair on top of her. After her flight from Hawaii landed in Portland in June 2017, the family says they...
  • Chrissy Teigen live tweets as her flight returns to LAX with unauthorized person

    12/27/2017 8:23:05 AM PST · by bgill · 50 replies
    kxan ^ | Dec. 27, 2017 | AP
    A plane heading from Los Angeles to Tokyo turned back because an unauthorized person was on board. KABC-TV reports All Nippon Airways Flight 175 left Los Angeles International Airport around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, but it never arrived at Tokyo’s Narita International Airport. Model Chrissy Teigen, who was on the plane, tweeted that the flight made a U-turn about four hours into the 11-hour flight.A plane heading from Los Angeles to Tokyo turned back because an unauthorized person was on board. KABC-TV reports All Nippon Airways Flight 175 left Los Angeles International Airport around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, but it never arrived...
  • Spirit Airlines suit over viral boozy brawl goes down in flames (Gloria Allred - Lol)

    12/23/2017 6:59:30 PM PST · by simpson96 · 31 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 12/19/2017 | Nancy Dillon
    A negligence lawsuit claiming Spirit Airlines fed alcohol to rowdy female passengers and then failed to defuse a subsequent cabin brawl has crashed and burned. After a 12-day trial that ended Thursday in Los Angeles, a jury decided the carrier was not responsible for the violent March 2016 clash that was caught on video and quickly went viral. The lawsuit, announced in New York last year by three Delaware women and their plaintiff's lawyer Gloria Allred, claimed Spirit's flight attendants had an obligation to act when the problem passengers exhibited aggressive behavior such as blasting music and waving a boom...
  • Southwest Airlines Hints At Fleet Upgrades If The Tax Bill Passes

    12/20/2017 4:11:48 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 42 replies
    Forbes ^ | Dec 17, 2017 | Grant Martin
    One of the broadest provisions on the Republican-backed tax bill working its way through congress this week is a massive tax cut for corporations. And if the legislation is approved, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines may put some major fleet upgrades in the pipeline. According to Bloomberg, Gary Kelly, the CEO of Southwest Airlines suggested that the tax cut "puts us in a position to think about growing faster" and "gives us an opportunity to begin to modernize our fleet." Southwest's fleet is uniquely made entirely up of variants of the Boeing 737, which makes maintenance easier for the carrier but which...
  • Sun Country Airlines is being sold to NY investment group

    12/14/2017 11:44:14 AM PST · by PeteePie · 5 replies
    Minneapolis (Red) Star Tribune ^ | December 14, 2017 | Kristen Leigh Painter
    The Minnesota owners of Sun Country Airlines are selling the Eagan-based carrier. Apollo Global Management, a New York-based investment group, will purchase the airline for an undisclosed sum. Mitch and Marty Davis, the current owners, said they decided to sell Sun Country to a group that could help grow the company faster. The headquarters will stay in Minnesota and Jude Bricker will remain president and chief executive.
  • Woman on flight...profiled as a human-trafficking victim [TR]

    11/28/2017 1:29:37 PM PST · by South Hawthorne · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 28 November 2017 | ASHLEY COLLMAN
    *Stephanie Ung, 26, and a friend were returning from a birthday trip to Cancun on Thursday when they were detained by immigration agents at the Atlanta airport *Delta officials said they alerted authorities because other passengers thought the two girls might be human-trafficking victims *The two girls were detained for more than an hour, causing Ung to miss Thanksgiving dinner *Ung says she believes she and her friend, who are Asian American, were racially profiled as human trafficking victims *She said in this case, the passengers' suspicions were wrong and they should have just minded their 'own business' Read more:...
  • Air China suspends North Korea flights, deepening isolation

    11/22/2017 2:27:03 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov 21, 2017 | Joe McDonald
    State-owned airline Air China suspended flights Tuesday between Beijing and North Korea due to a lack of demand, deepening the North's isolation amid mounting U.N. sanctions over its nuclear and missile programs. The move followed U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to add Pyongyang to a list of governments that support terrorism but there was no indication that prompted Air China's decision. A Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said he had no information. The suspension left North Korea's Air Koryo as the only airline with regularly scheduled service to the North. Its website lists flights to Beijing, Shanghai, Shenyang and Dandong in...
  • Yours for Ł7,000! Emirates reveal FULLY-ENCLOSED first class suites on their Boeing 777 [tr]

    11/13/2017 10:47:50 AM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 13, 2017 | James Draper
    They are already one of the world's leading airlines. But now Emirates, the Middle East's largest air carrier, has just upped its game after unveiling its brand new, state-of-the-art first class suites - which are estimated to cost from Ł7,000 per flight. Set to be introduced into commercial service on their on their Boeing 777 fleet, next month, the fully-enclosed cabins measure 40 square-foot (3.7-square-meters) are billed as 'game-changers' with their unrivaled privacy, plus gourmet dining, mood lighting and 32" TV.
  • Mercedes and NASA help Emirates make latest luxury Boeing 777 suites

    11/12/2017 9:36:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Newburgh Gazette ^ | November 12, 2017 | Diane Wilson
    The six fully enclosed cabins for its Boeing 777 jets feature seats that recline into flat beds and a 32-inch television. These virtual windows - which are used in some cruise ships - project the view from outside the aircraft using real-time camera technology. "Emirates pioneered the First Class private suite concept back in 2003, and today it's the industry benchmark when it comes to first class travel". Emirates, the largest airline in the world, unveiled a new first class suite on the first day of the Dubai Air Show for its Boeing 777 fleet- and said it is rolling...
  • Dubai Air Show opens with Emirates' $15.1B Boeing buy

    11/12/2017 8:22:23 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 11, 2017 | Jon Gambrell and Aya Batrawy, The Associated Press |
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Long-haul carrier Emirates purchased 40 American-made Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners on Sunday at the start of the biennial Dubai Air Show, a $15.1 billion deal certain to please U.S. President Donald Trump who has touted the plane's sales as a job creator in America. The deal appeared to surprise Boeing's archrival Airbus, whose staff had attended a long-delayed news conference and left the room just moments before the announcement. Airbus has pinned hopes of continuing production of its double-decker jumbo jet on Emirates, the world's largest operator of the aircraft which took delivery of its...
  • The Unfriendly Skies

    11/09/2017 7:41:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 9, 2017 | Derek Hunter
    When pollsters survey Americans' views about specific companies, cable television providers -- both large conglomerates and smaller regional players -- compose the absolute dregs of the results. Comcast, in particular, has frequently been dubbed America's "most hated company" from the results of these surveys.It's not so hard to understand why this is: lack of competition. Thanks to government deals, most people have one or maybe two options for cable TV and Internet. From a purely profit-driven perspective, there's not a lot of incentive to spend money ensuring the customer experience is fantastic. We’re all familiar with the “4-hour service window”...