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  • 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”...
  • Check out Singapore Airlines' stunning new Airbus A380 luxury suites

    11/03/2017 10:15:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Business Insider ^ | November 2, 2017 | Benjamin Zhang
    Singapore Airlines has unveiled the new interior for its fleet of Airbus A380s. •Features include an all-new first class suite, business class seat, as well as new premium economy, and economy products. •The new interior for its 19 superjumbos will cost the airline $850 million. On Thursday, Singapore Airlines unveiled the all-new cabins that will be installed on its fleet of Airbus A380 Superjumbos. Singapore Airlines is the A380's launch customer and the aircraft's second largest operator. After a decade in the airline's inventory, the double-decker fleet is getting an all-new look. "The significant investment that we are making with...
  • American Airlines Believes It Doesn’t Need Over-the-Top Luxury to Compete With Gulf Carriers

    10/29/2017 3:59:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Skift ^ | October 26, 2017 | Brian Sumers
    We’re not surprised American Airlines is not interested in blinged-out first and business class cabins. But we’re still slightly puzzled at the U.S. carriers’ anger toward the Gulf airlines. Yes, Emirates, Etihad and Qatar receive government assistance, but so do a lot of airlines. Don’t expect American Airlines to introduce on-board bars, first class showers, or business class seats that convert to double beds anytime soon. That news shouldn’t come as a surprise to frequent flyers, who know U.S. carriers such as American prefer more utilitarian premium cabins — with flat-bed seats and gourmet food, but without the over-the-top luxury...
  • What the hell: Southwest to expand live music on flights

    10/27/2017 2:32:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 27, 2017 | Allahpundit
    To cleanse the palate, I feel about this the way I do about Smalt. I can’t believe someone had the idea, let alone that they pulled together a critical mass of people willing to make it a reality. Imagine the confluence of circumstances in which an airlines’ executives greenlight a live concert for a captive audience in the cattle-car environs of an airplane and then actually find artists willing to play it. And not struggling artists either. You’ll know some of the names. You sell a million albums and then one day you wake up and ask your manager where...
  • N.A.A.C.P. Advisory on American Airlines Warns Black Travelers to Steer Clear

    10/25/2017 4:14:35 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 35 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/26/17 | Jonah Brengal Bromwich
    The N.A.A.C.P. on Tuesday warned African-Americans to exercise caution when traveling on American Airlines, citing a pattern of “disrespectful” and “discriminatory” behavior from the company. The organization’s warning came in the form of a travel advisory that described four recent times when black passengers were said to have been discriminated against. The N.A.A.C.P. said the similarity of the episodes suggested “a corporate culture of racial insensitivity and possible racial bias.”
  • Very Particular Passenger Sues Airline for Serving Sparkling Wine Instead of Champagne

    10/24/2017 9:02:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Share Share Tweet Share Pin It Email Comment Print It’s an important distinction, actually. Photo: Elliot Elliot/Getty Images/Johner RF A man in Quebec has filed a class-action lawsuit claiming a Canadian airline inflicted actionable damages by serving him a free glass of sparkling wine that wasn’t Champagne. A skimpy pour isn’t what outraged Daniel Macduff on his Sunwing flight to Cuba for a holiday getaway — it was the fact that he thought he’d been promised Champagne, but he instead spied a bottle that wasn’t marked with the style’s protected appellation. The airline, you see, offers “Champagne service” and “Champagne...
  • Lena Dunham, Reporting People To Authorities For Disagreeing With You Is Creepy

    08/06/2017 7:52:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 4, 2017 | Mary Katharine Ham
    This week, famous millennial journaler Lena Dunham was strolling through an airport eavesdropping on a couple of flight attendants. There she was, just a right-thinking individual with fluency in approved language and a desire for a kind and compassionate society, when she heard a conversation that violated her sense of an ideal society. Then, as any individual principally interested in kindness and empathy would do, she reported the flight attendants’ conversation to their bosses at American Airlines. Then, filled once more with the compassion and humility that are her hallmarks, Dunham broadcast this conversation, and her reporting of it, to...
  • Airline 'looking into' Lena Dunham's claims that employees engaged in 'transphobic talk'

    08/03/2017 3:49:48 PM PDT · by Enchante · 105 replies
    GMA via Yahoo News ^ | August 3, 2017 | Joi-Marie McKenzie
    Lena Dunham is calling out American Airlines after the actress claimed to have overheard two apparent employees engaged in "transphobic talk." The "Girls" creator said her flight on another airline was delayed for hours Wednesday at New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport. Dunham, 31, wrote that the "worst part of this night" waiting at the airport came when she overheard two American Airlines' "attendants having a transphobic talk." "At this moment in history we should be teaching our employees about love and inclusivity @AmericanAir," she added in a subsequent tweet. "That was worst part of this night." Dunham...
  • Delta Airlines Screws Up Then Blames the Passenger

    07/23/2017 10:23:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2017 | Bruce Bialosky
    After a period in America when we were faced with incident after incident of airline passengers becoming cause célčbre because of questionable decisions by airline personnel, you would think the airlines would adjust how they treat the people who pay the freight. Instead Delta Airlines decided to pick a fight with one the most well-known social/political commentators in the country. That outcome could not end well. Ann Coulter booked a flight from New York LaGuardia to West Palm Beach, Florida, on Saturday, July 15th. Coulter had booked a seat in what Delta refers to as their Comfort+ seating. As a...
  • GULF NATIONS WAGING JIHAD ON THE WEST IN THE AIR!

    07/20/2017 9:28:44 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 22 replies
    Delta Airlines ^ | 7/20/2017 | Dick Bachert
    This just in from my old friend from the Fair Tax wars of the 90s, retired naval carrier aviator, Frank D. The muslims are waging jihad in the skies AGAINST THE WEST! Better let your guys in DC know that this crap MUST STOP! PLEASE GET THIS OUT TO EVERYONE IN YOUR NETWORK! Dick B All, My daughter's Father-In-Law, himself a retired airline captain, forwarded this to me. I had no idea that Gulf States airlines were waging jihad against western airlines until I viewed the video. Sent to you as I got it. FReegards, FRank ***************************** I'm shocked Don....
  • Republican Delta Employee Reveals Ann Coulter Was ‘Targeted On Purpose’ In Seat Fiasco

    07/18/2017 9:36:14 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 82 replies
    GP ^ | 7-18-2017 | Joshua Caplan
    Full title: "BUSTED! Republican Delta Employee Reveals Ann Coulter Was ‘Targeted On Purpose’ In Seat Fiasco"Conservative icon Ann Coulter isn't letting up in her battle against Delta after the airline gave away her pre-booked seat to another passenger. Coulter, who is 6-feet-tall paid an extra $30 for a seat with more leg room, but was removed from her seat. TGP previously reported, conservative powerhouse, Ann Coulter unleashed hell on Delta airlines on Saturday after they removed her from her pre-booked seat and gave it to another woman. Coulter pointed out that the woman who took her seat was not elderly,...
  • After 28 hours, Delta's only answer for why it made Ann Coulter give up her seat is “I don’t know”

    07/17/2017 3:50:10 AM PDT · by grundle · 70 replies
    wordpress ^ | July 17, 2017 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Full title: After 28 hours, Delta Air Line’s only answer for why it made Ann Coulter give up her prepaid seat is “I don’t know” Delta made Coulter give up her prepaid seat. When Coulter asked why, the flight attendant’s answer was “I don’t know.” 28 hours after the incident, Delta has still not offered Coulter any other explanation for its actions. If Delta did have a legitimate reason for doing what it did, it should say what that reason was. Otherwise, Delta will have given the impression that one or more of its employees simply did it out of...
  • Delta fires back at Ann Coulter after angry tweetstorm

    07/16/2017 7:00:03 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 251 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 16, 2017 | 9:11pm | Chris Perez
    Delta Airlines has fired back at Ann Coulter — revealing on Twitter how her two-day temper tantrum was over a measly $30. “We’re sorry you did not receive the preferred seat you paid for and will refund your $30,” the company tweeted on Sunday night. SEE ALSO Delta allegedly boots Ann Coulter from reserved seat Delta allegedly boots Ann Coulter from reserved seat “Additionally, your insults about our other customers and employees are unacceptable and unnecessary,” it said, in response to Coulter’s weekend-long Twitter rant.
  • Conservative commentator Ann Coulter slams Delta for switching her out of a pre-booked seat

    07/16/2017 3:14:04 PM PDT · by grundle · 87 replies
    nola.com ^ | July 16, 2017
    Coulter didn't just slam Delta for moving her from her "PRE-BOOKED seat" with extra leg room. She documented the experience in photos and tweet after tweet, which she shared with her 1.6 million followers, not to mention the wider spectrum of people fascinated by things Ann Coulter does. So here is a member of the flight crew accused of "summarily snatching my ticket from my hand & ordering me to move w/o explanation, compensation or apology:" "Why are you taking me out of the extra room seat I specifically booked, @Delta?' Flight attendant: "I don't know.”
  • Sint Maarten jet engine blast kills New Zealand woman

    07/13/2017 12:37:16 PM PDT · by Enchante · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | July 13, 2017 | Staff
    A New Zealand woman has died on the Caribbean territory of Sint Maarten after the blast from a powerful jet engine knocked her to the ground. The incident happened at the famous Princess Juliana International Airport, which is just metres from the beach. Beachgoers can walk up to the airport fence as planes take off. Police said the 57-year-old woman had been holding on to the fence before the force of the jet engines threw her backwards, causing serious injury.