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  • 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...
  • Birmingham airport adds biometric screening service

    07/23/2019 5:27:41 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 22, 2019
    BIRMINGHAM — Alabama’s busiest airport is partnering with a company that can identify passengers through eye scans and fingerprints. Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport recently added kiosks offering the technology for a fee, reported. The CLEAR service is available for a $15 per month membership, paid annually, with various discounts for family members.
  • Ilhan Omar Threatens Trump

    07/19/2019 11:54:34 AM PDT · by Aspald · 32 replies
    The Political Insider ^ | July 19, 2019 | Wayne Dupree
    The voters that put Rep. Ilhan Omar in office in 2018 met her at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on Friday with chants of “Welcome Home, Ilhan.” I could be nasty and say that’s the only place that will receive her like that, but I won’t. Omar is an anti-American who raises her profile with anti-Semitic rhetoric. She is not someone that your little daughters should aspire to be because her attacks on our lifestyle should be called out without prejudice.
  • Saudi Airport Struck by Deadly Attack

    06/23/2019 4:55:40 PM PDT · by Innovative · 21 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 23, 2019 | AP
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — One person was killed and seven others were wounded on Sunday in an attack by Iranian-allied Yemeni rebels on a Saudi airport, Saudi Arabia said. The strike came as the American secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, traveled to the country for talks on Iran. Regional tensions have flared in recent days. The United States abruptly called off a military strike against Iran last week in response to the shooting down of an unmanned American surveillance drone. The Trump administration has vowed to combine a “maximum pressure” campaign of economic sanctions with a buildup of American...
  • 26 wounded in missile attack by Houthi rebels at Saudi airport: report

    06/12/2019 8:02:07 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/12/2019
    The attack on Wednesday comes as Japan's prime minister is expected in Iran to mediate between Tehran and Washington amid escalating tensions in the Persian Gulf regions. Coalition spokesman Turki al-Malki says a projectile struck the arrival hall of Abha's airport in the southern part of the kingdom near its border with Yemen on Wednesday. That's according to Saudi Arabia's state-run Al-Ekhabriya news channel. He says three women and two children are among the 26 hurt in the attack. Eight have been hospitalized and the rest sustained minor injuries. The Houthis earlier on Wednesday claimed they'd launched a cruise missile...
  • Dubai Airport Gold Fever (yours for the taking)

    04/01/2019 10:47:15 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 8 replies ^ | April 1, 2019 1:30 pm | Kane
    Dubai Airport. Gold Fever. Take Me If You Can. Free gold bar........IF you can get it out................. Video at link..................
  • The Texas attorney general is investigating San Antonio for banning Chick-fil-A from its airport

    03/29/2019 3:08:09 PM PDT · by Innovative · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | March 29, 2019 | Michelle Lou and Veronica Stracqualursi, CNN
    he Texas attorney general is investigating whether the city of San Antonio violated Chick-fil-A's religious liberty when it banned the fast food chain from its airport. Last week, the San Antonio city council approved a new concessions contract for the San Antonio International Airport -- on the condition that Chick-fil-A be excluded. Texas attorney general Ken Paxton slammed the city's decision as "discriminatory" and "inconsistent with the Constitution and Texas law." He echoed that thought in a tweet substituting waffle fries for the famous cannon in the Gonzales flag used during the Texas Revolution.
  • Ridiculous TSA Search of Young Boy – Caught On Tape…

    03/19/2019 1:20:52 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 68 replies ^ | 03-19-2019 | James Woods Tweet
    James Woods âś” @RealJamesWoods Uh... 8,925 2:38 AM - Mar 19, 2019 12.3K people are talking about this ========================================================== This is beyond ridiculous. And we pay this perv to do this......................
  • Is Erdogan's airport dream turning into nightmare?

    03/07/2019 12:20:10 PM PST · by C19fan · 6 replies
    Al Monitor ^ | March 6, 2019 | Pinar Tremblay
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan enjoys talking about gigantic construction works, aiming to make Western powers and domestic enemies envious. Often referred to as mega infrastructure projects, the third Bosporus Bridge, Istanbul Canal and the third international airport are his signature enterprises. Erdogan inaugurated the new airport at a soft opening Oct. 29, the 95th anniversary of the founding of the Turkish Republic. Named Istanbul New Airport (ISL), it aims to be the biggest hub in the world once it is fully operational. Yet, when that day might actually come remains a mystery. The opening had been set for December....
  • Critics call for John Wayne Airport to be renamed after interview resurfaces

    02/24/2019 1:17:23 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 137 replies
    The Hill ^ | 24th February 2019 | CHRIS MILLS RODRIGO
    Critics are calling for the John Wayne Airport in Southern California to be renamed after a 1971 "Playboy" interview resurfaced this week. A Los Angeles Times opinion piece from earlier this week highlighted opinions the former movie star voiced in the interview on black people, gay people and Native Americans. Wayne, who was 63 at the time of the interview, said he believed in "white supremacy until the blacks are educated to a point of responsibility." He also mentioned "tests" which proved black people did not have "requisite background" to attend college. When asked which films he called "perverted," Wayne...
  • The TWA Hotel Turns an Abandoned Airport Terminal Into a Midcentury Dream

    02/20/2019 2:09:00 AM PST · by C19fan · 47 replies
    Dwell ^ | February 13, 2019 | Jen Woo
    Meet JFK's first on-airport hotel—complete with midcentury modern guest rooms, a 10,000-square-foot rooftop deck with pool, and a Jean-Georges restaurant. An abandoned airport terminal at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport has been reborn as the TWA Hotel, a stylish stay channeling the jet age. While the once-groundbreaking Trans World Airlines ceased operations in 2001, and the terminal closed in October of that year, the luxe hotel pays homage to the original architecture of the 1962 building designed by architect Eero Saarinen.
  • Woman arrested after 'stupid joke' about bomb at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Int'l Airport

    02/14/2019 11:33:13 AM PST · by simpson96 · 27 replies ^ | 2/13/2019 | Jeff Tavss
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A Canadian woman was arrested Tuesday at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport after making what she called a "stupid joke" about a bomb in a suitcase. Nathalie Tremblay and her boyfriend had boarded an Air Canada flight bound for Montreal when a flight attendant asked whose bag would not allow an overhead bin to close. According to the arrest report, Tremblay told the flight attendant, "There's a bomb in it" and began laughing. The attendant alerted the pilot, who ordered the plane to be evacuated, while the terminal was forced to close as a Broward Sheriff's Office...
  • Couple Kicked Off Airplane Because Of Bad Body Odor (Something Reeks Captain)

    01/27/2019 1:12:44 PM PST · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 45 replies
    Click On Detroit ^ | January 24, 2019 | Jason Colthorp
    [Mr.] Adler was then told other people had complained about his family's body odor, and that his family would have to leave. They think it was less about their hygiene and more about them being Jewish. Yossi Adler tried to remain calm as his family picked up its luggage, but he's furious about what happened. “They take me off and say we've gotten complaints about you having body odor and we have to take you off the plane," he said. "I'm, like, 'Seriously? Body odor? What does that mean? We take showers every day. Do you want me to go...
  • London's Gatwick Airport resumes flights after drone chaos

    12/21/2018 9:29:54 AM PST · by bgill · 6 replies
    kvue ^ | Dec. 21, 2018 | Gregory Katz
    Flights resumed at London's Gatwick Airport on Friday after drones sparked about 36 hours of travel chaos including the shutdown of the airfield, leaving tens of thousands of passengers stranded or delayed during the busy holiday season. The airport said in a statement that Gatwick's runway is "now available and aircraft are arriving and departing.The prospect of a deadly collision between what police described as industrial-grade drones and an airliner led authorities to stop all flights in and out of Gatwick, Britain's second-busiest airport by passenger numbers, on Thursday. The drones were first spotted Wednesday evening. The Gatwick statement suggests...
  • Drones Prompt Closure of U.K. Airport, Delaying Thousands of Passengers

    12/20/2018 8:31:59 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    KTLA ^ | 12/20/2018
    Thousands of passengers were delayed, diverted or stuck on planes Thursday as the only runway at Britain’s Gatwick Airport remained closed into a second day after drones were spotted over the airfield. The airport south of London — Britain’s second-busiest by passenger numbers — closed its runway Wednesday evening after two drones were spotted. It reopened briefly at about 3 a.m. Thursday, but shut 45 minutes later after further sightings. The airport said all incoming and outgoing flights were suspended. Passengers were advised to check the status of their flights before heading to the airport, where many slept on floors...
  • Travel advisory: Temporarily suspended operations in Anchorage

    11/30/2018 12:23:06 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 22 replies
    Alaska Airlines blog ^ | Nov 30 , 2018 | Alaska Airlines
    11:45 a.m. on Nov. 30, 2018 We understand there’s considerable damage being reported at Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage, Alaska, due to a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit this morning. There are no reports of any injuries to employees or guests at the airport. As a precaution, Alaska Airlines is suspending operations at the airport until at least 12:30 p.m. Pacific (11:30 a.m. Alaska) to allow for a thorough safety assessment of the facility and infrastructure. We are pausing arrivals and departures in and out of Anchorage during this time.