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  • Airports Begin Testing ‘COVID Passport’ That Will Record Whether Someone Has Been Vaccinated Before Travel [ United Kingdom ]

    10/07/2020 9:59:54 AM PDT · by george76 · 44 replies
    Summit News / the Daily Mail. ^ | 7 October, 2020 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Phone app records whether traveler is corona compliant.. Passengers on United Airlines and Cathay Pacific traveling out of Heathrow Airport will begin testing a new ‘COVID passport’ that in the future will check if someone has been vaccinated before they travel. The technology is called CommonPass and will let people travel without being quarantined if they download an app to their phone which contains a negative COVID test or a vaccine certificate. “The phone software is a digital health pass which can hold a certified COVID-19 test status or show someone has been vaccinated in future in a way designed...
  • Nearly $500K discovered hidden inside chair at Miami airport

    09/12/2020 4:39:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9/11/20 | Yaron Steinbuch
    Customs officers at Miami International Airport were sitting pretty after discovering nearly $500,000 hidden inside a chair being smuggled out of the US, officials said. The US Customs and Border Protection officers seized the $491,280 in the chair, which sat along with other furniture in a recent shipment bound for the Dominican Republic, the agency said in a statement. Authorities selected the crate for examination during outbound enforcement operations, officials said. “Criminal organizations will attempt to export large sums of cash to launder their ill-gotten gains,” said Robert Del Toro, the CBP’s acting port director. “This is a significant seizure...
  • Florida airport is evacuated after live French S-530 air-to-air MISSILE is found in a shipping container - and Air Force bomb squad are called to remove it

    08/19/2020 8:33:17 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 88 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | Aug 18 2020 | James Gordon
    A contractor who was working at a Florida airport opened up a container to find a live missile. The shocking find happened on Friday afternoon at Lakeland Linder International Airport east of Tampa. It's not known how the missile arrived at the airport which is mainly used for private jets and no longer for any kind of military use.
  • California Dems demand John Wayne airport be renamed

    06/27/2020 4:15:36 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 82 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 27, 2020 | By Jon Levine
    California Democrats are looking to change the name of John Wayne airport in Orange County over bigoted remarks the actor made during a 1971 interview with Playboy magazine. In the piece — which has stirred controversy in the past — Wayne said he believed in white supremacy adding “I don’t feel guilty about the fact that five or 10 generations ago these people were slaves.”
  • Libya: Tripoli sustains massive rocket attack; planes ablaze

    05/09/2020 3:17:12 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 39 replies
    aljazeera ^ | 5-9-2020 | aljazeera
    Shelling of Tripoli's airport hit fuel tanks and damaged passenger planes after forces loyal to Libya's renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar fired dozens of rockets into Tripoli. Six people were killed and dozens of others wounded in the attacks, the interior ministry said in a statement, which included as many as 80 rocket strikes.
  • Fully-Naked Woman Tries to Book Flight at New Orleans Airport

    04/12/2020 10:24:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 12, 2020 | Tamar Lapin
    A woman was arrested after trying to book a flight at New Orleans airport — fully naked — and then refusing to leave. Mariel Vergara, 27, allegedly strolled up to the Spirit Airlines counter at Louis Armstrong International Airport Friday night without a stitch of clothing, reported. Airline officials told her she wouldn’t be able to travel in her current getup — or lack thereof — and asked her to leave, but she refused, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.
  • Colorado woman walked into New Orleans airport fully nude, arrested after refusal to leave: JPSO

    04/11/2020 3:46:31 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 105 replies
    NOLA ^ | 4-9-20 | Michelle Hunter
    A woman who arrived at Louis Armstrong International Airport while wearing not a stitch of clothing was later arrested when she refused to leave the facility, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. Mariel Vergara, 27, of Pueblo, Colo., was completely nude when she walked into the airport and made her way to the Spirit Airlines ticket counter on Friday night, April 3, authorities said. A deputy dispatched to the scene noted that Vergara had already put on a dress by the time he arrived. But she was still violating public decency laws because she had on no underwear, and...
  • A fire at a Florida airport destroyed more than 3,500 rental cars

    04/05/2020 7:32:13 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 80 replies
    CNN ^ | 04/05/2020 | Melissa Alonso
    A fire that spread through a grassy area of Southwest Florida International Airport has destroyed thousands of rental cars, fire department officials said. The blaze began Friday, spanned 15 acres and originally involved only 20 cars in the grassy rental car overflow area at the airport in Fort Myers, fire department officials said. But by the time it was extinguished, the flames had destroyed more than 3,500 rental cars, a Lee County Port Authority spokesperson told CNN affiliate WINK. Melinda Avni, Mitigation Specialist for Florida Forestry Service of Caloosahatchee, said authorities were called to put out the fire around 5...
  • Coronavirus in NY: Head of Port Authority Rick Cotton has coronavirus

    03/09/2020 8:51:31 AM PDT · by Theoria · 60 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 09 March 2020 | Bernadette Hogan and Kate Sheehy
    The head of the Port Authority — who has been visiting local airports and other transit facilities — has the coronavirus, Gov. Cuomo said Monday. PA Executive Director Rick Cotton tested positive for the deadly bug and is now quarantined, the governor told reporters.
  • VIDEO: Coyote leads police helicopter on 'chase'

    02/21/2020 10:07:31 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    KSBW ^ | Feb 20, 2020
    A unique "police chase" unfolded Thursday afternoon at the Sacramento Executive Airport. A coyote spotted on the airfield led a Sacramento police helicopter on a "chase." It appeared like the helicopter was trying to herd the coyote off the runways and back into the surrounding areas.
  • Sick passenger at Boston's Logan airport taken from flight from Beijing, officials say

    01/29/2020 6:51:00 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 45 replies
    fox ^ | 01/29/2020
    A sick passenger was met by fire and emergency medical crews when a flight landed Wednesday at Logan International Airport in Boston, officials said. It has not been confirmed what symptoms the passenger was displaying or if the incident is related to the coronavirus. The passenger arrived on a Hainan Airlines flight from Beijing, the Boston Herald reported. A spokesperson for Massport, which runs Boston Logan Airport, would not confirm to the outlet if the passenger was displaying flu-like symptoms. In a statement obtained by Fox News, a spokesperson for Massport said: “We can confirm that Massport Fire Rescue and...
  • Woman is arrested for stripping naked at Miami airport and strolling through baggage claim - before she was later spotted sitting nude on top of a police cruiser

    01/16/2020 8:45:14 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 79 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 01/16/2020
    The woman, who has not been identified, was caught on camera walking through the airport in her blue bra and pants just before midnight on Wednesday, singing aloud to herself. She then proceeded to remove her bra, followed by her pants, leaving her completely nude. Bemused airport staff and passengers looked on as she waved her bra in the air. Airport police have confirmed that the female, who is not from Florida, was taken into custody for a mental evaluation. They said she had been incoherent and delusional when they approached her.
  • Airport Revenues Soar After Allowing Travelers To Pay To Turn Off CNN (if only!)

    01/16/2020 3:04:36 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 13 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 1/17/20
    WORLD—Airports around the world are reporting record revenues after introducing a long-awaited feature: the ability to turn off CNN on television sets in their terminals. For just one quarter, you can turn off CNN for a full fifteen minutes while you're waiting for your flight, leaving you with the "far superior" experience of just staring at a blank screen. "At long last," said one man waiting for his flight at LaGuardia as he dropped a few dollars' worth of quarters into the "Turn CNN Off" slot. "Honestly, I might fly more now." He's not alone: airports expect a 426% uptick...
  • Man, daughter suing after $82K life savings seized at Pittsburgh International Airport

    01/16/2020 4:05:18 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 153 replies
    WPXI ^ | January 16, 2020
    SOUTH FAYETTE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A local man’s life savings of more than $82,000 was seized at Pittsburgh International Airport in August, and now he and his daughter are suing, Channel 11’s news exchange partners at TribLIVE reported. Rebecca Brown, 54, of Lowell, Mass., told TribLIVE her 79-year-old retired father, Terry Rolin, of South Fayette Township, asked her to help manage the cash he and his late parents had hidden in hiding spots throughout the family home. “It was late Saturday night after the banks closed when he gave me the money, and I had an early (Monday) morning flight...
  • TSA let missing autistic teen through security with stranger’s boarding pass

    01/14/2020 2:21:37 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/14/20 | Amanda Woods
    A missing Florida teen with autism made it through a TSA checkpoint at the Orlando International Airport with a stranger’s boarding pass - and told authorities that “she just wanted to fly in an airplane,” according to new reports. Sade Subbs, 15, who the Apopka Police Department says “suffers from high-functioning autism,” was last seen around 10 p.m. Thursday near Lake Jackson Circle in the Orange County city before she vanished, according to the Orlando Sentinel. The next day, a Southwest Airlines employee at the airport spotted the teen wandering around a gate and asked her if she needed help,...
  • Climate activists plan to use drones to shut down Heathrow Airport next month

    09/01/2019 7:33:56 AM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Tech Crunch ^ | 8/29/19 | Natasha Lomas
    A UK group of climate activists is planning to fly drones close to Heathrow Airport next month in a direct action they hope will shut down the country’s largest airport for days or even longer. The planned action is in protest at the government’s decision to green-light a third runway at Heathrow. They plan to use small, lightweight “toy” drones, flown at head high (6ft) within a 5km drone ‘no fly’ zone around the airport - but not within flight paths. The illegal drone flights will also be made in the early morning at a time when there would not...
  • Security screener fired after handing traveler ‘you ugly' note

    08/16/2019 10:00:44 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 44 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | August 16, 2019 | Jared Leone
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. - An airport security screener was fired after handing a traveler a note with a rude message scrawled on it. Neal Strassner was going through the Greater Rochester International Airport when the security guard handed him a torn piece of paper with the words “you ugly” written on it. "I got handed something. I really didn't look at the thing, I kept going,” Strassner told WHAM. "She called back to me a few times, asked me if I was going to read the note or open it or something. I look at it, look at her and kind...
  • JFK TWA Hotel !!!

    08/10/2019 11:40:46 PM PDT · by Texan4Life · 40 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 10, 2019 | Sam Chui
    In this video, join me for a stay at the iconic TWA Hotel and explore all the amazing features in this AvGeek friendly hotel. It has some of the coolest aviation feature include the best JFK airport spotting location. TWA Hotel is a hotel at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York that opened on May 15, 2019. It utilizes the headhouse of the TWA Flight Center airline terminal, designed in 1962 by the architect Eero Saarinen.
  • Former PDX baggage handler sentenced to 6 months in federal prison for stealing guns from luggage

    07/30/2019 3:15:17 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 24 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 07/29/2019 | Maxine Bernstein
    A former baggage handler who stole six guns and ammunition from checked luggage at Portland International Airport was sentenced Monday to six months in federal prison. After removing the guns, Deshawn Antonio Kelly then switched airline tags on the luggage he opened, sending them to different destinations. Two ended up out of the country, arriving in London and Mexico City, which delayed the owners’ reporting of the gun thefts. One of the victims was an out-of-state police officer; another was a gun dealer, according to police and prosecutors. Five of the six guns were recovered. Kelly turned over one of...
  • San Fran Legislator Confronts Ted Cruz In CA Airport Over Detention Centers

    07/30/2019 8:32:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/30/2019 | Karen Townsend
    It’s not every day that a random encounter between two politicians in an airport results in an in-your-face confrontation. It happened to Senator Ted Cruz Sunday as he waited to board a plane at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). His confronter was a California politician.Hillary Ronen, a San Francisco Supervisor, literally got in Cruz’s face to berate him over the Trump administration’s enforcement of immigration law at the southern border. Her specific beef with Cruz is family separation and the “caging” of children. She turned her opposition to the administration’s policy into a personal attack on the senator. “We...