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  • 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.
  • Incoming Nevada governor pushes to rename Las Vegas airport for Harry Reid

    11/23/2018 8:52:00 PM PST · by Impy · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11-21-2018 | EMILY BIRNBAUM
    Nevada Gov.-elect Steve Sisolak (D) is pushing to rename a Las Vegas airport after former Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who is battling pancreatic cancer. Lawmakers in Nevada have been aiming to rename the McCarran International Airport after Reid, citing his prominence in the state's political history, as well as former Sen. Patrick McCarran's problematic legacy. McCarran was an avowed fascist and he has been accused of espousing racist and anti-Semitic ideals. Sisolak said during a meeting on Tuesday that he intends to name the McCarren International Airport after Reid, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. He also said...
  • 'Anti-violence' protesters plan to shut down Chicago's O'Hare airport

    09/03/2018 1:58:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/02/2018 | Rick Moran
    Protesters billing themselves as "anti-violence" will march along the Kennedy Expressway in Chicago to O'Hare airport where they say they plan to shut the facility down. Chicago police have offered the protesters alternatives, but it looks like some kind of confrontation is inevitable. USA Today: Any disruption could cause major headaches for travelers headed home from holiday weekends. Major David Byrd, spokesman for the Illinois State Police, said authorities will not allow the protest to interrupt traffic. Byrd said authorities had offered protesters alternative venues for the march, adding that he hoped no arrests would need to be made. But he...
  • Syria blasts at Mezzeh military airport 'not Israeli strikes'

    09/01/2018 10:48:09 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    Syria has denied reports that a series of blasts at a military airport near Damascus on Sunday were from Israeli air strikes, state media say. The loud blasts, reported at the Mezzeh airport, were caused by an explosion at a munitions dump, Sana news agency said, citing Syrian military sources. The incident was the result of an electrical fault, the agency added.
  • DOT announces $617M of FAA airport grants

    08/31/2018 1:23:53 PM PDT · by raiderboy
    Constructiondive ^ | August 30,2018 | Kim Slowey
    The U.S. Department of Transportation last week announced the award of $616.9 million of Federal Aviation Administration Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants for facilities in 45 states and four U.S. territories. This is the fourth allocation of this year's AIP funding of $3.18 billion. Awards typically range from a few thousand dollars to tens of millions and are determined according to each airport's activity and capital needs. The money goes toward maintenance, repair and new construction of taxiways, terminals and other airport infrastructure. Among the 408 airport infrastructure projects this round of funding will support are a noise mitigation initiative...
  • Passengers complain of bedbugs on flights out of Newark airport

    07/21/2018 8:54:43 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 86 replies
    Fox5 NY ^ | July 20, 2018
    - Passengers on flights from Newark Liberty International Airport to India are complaining about bed bug infested seats. In one case this week a family complained their infant was covered in bites and bleeding by the time the 17-hour flight landed in Mumbia. Pravin Tonsekar tweeted Air India photos of his seat with apparent bed bugs on them. Air India replied with a comment that it is: "sorry to hear this. Sharing the details with our maintenance team for corrective measures in this regard." Another passenger tweeted to the airline that his family few out of Newark on July 18...
  • Orlando International Airport to scan faces of US citizens

    06/21/2018 10:42:32 AM PDT · by bgill · 42 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | June 21, 2018 | Mike Schneider
    Florida's busiest airport is becoming the first in the nation to require a face scan of passengers on all arriving and departing international flights, including U.S. citizens, according to officials there. The expected announcement Thursday at Orlando International Airport alarms some privacy advocates who say there are no formal rules in place for handling data gleaned from the scans, nor formal guidelines on what should happen if a passenger is wrongly prevented from boarding. Airports in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Las Vegas, Miami, New York and Washington already use face scans for some departing international flights,