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  • Still the Safest Way to Travel

    04/20/2018 6:37:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | April 20, 2018 | Linda Chavez
    For white-knuckle flyers like me, this week's tragic accident aboard a Southwest Airlines flight from New York to Texas reinforces our worst fears but also reassures us that flying remains the safest means of travel within the United States. I fly 100,000 miles a year, despite my phobias, and have encountered everything but an actual crash or loss of life aboard the many flights I've taken -- last-minute aborted landings, engine failure, lightning strikes, fires in the galley, loss of the hydraulic system, geese sucked into the engine during takeoff. Some of these incidents required emergency landings with runways foamed...
  • Chattanooga woman says she was forced to move to back of plane because of her weight

    04/01/2018 6:30:52 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 141 replies
    News Channel 9 ^ | 3/30/2018 | Hannah Lawrence
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — A Chattanooga woman says she was forced to move to the back of an airplane because of her weight. Amber Manjee is just one of several people across the country sharing her bad experience on an airline publicly. Ever since she's been back home, Amber Manjee's had the incident on her mind. "I was in tears," she said. "The people who sat in front of me turned around and said, 'well you should lose weight.'" Manjee says she asked for a seat belt extender to be more comfortable when she sat down, even though she can do...
  • Raging woman kicked off Delta Air Lines flight after throwing a tantrum when she was sat next[tr]

    02/14/2018 9:22:44 AM PST · by simpson96 · 163 replies
    U.K. Sun ^ | 2/14/2018 | Tom Michael
    (Full article title: Raging woman kicked off Delta Air Lines flight after throwing a tantrum when she was sat next to a mum and baby) (snip) Video of the drama was shared on social media by Marissa Rundell who was on the flight to Syracuse, New York, on February 6. The 19-year-old – who was travelling with her eight-month-old son Mason – said the woman started shouting and swearing after boarding the aircraft last. She told the Daily Mail the unidentified woman “slammed” down her bags and starting ranting that it was “f***ing ridiculous” that she had to sit at...
  • Man 'smearing feces' redirects flight to Anchorage

    01/05/2018 8:40:57 AM PST · by Red Badger · 43 replies ^ | 01/05/2017 | Liz Thomas
    There were sure to be some unhappy travelers Thursday night when a United Airlines flight had to be diverted to Anchorage due to the actions of a passenger on board. United Airlines flight 895 from Chicago to Hong Kong had to be redirected to Anchorage Thursday due to a "passenger smearing feces everywhere", according to Ted Stevens International Airport Police. Airport Police say the adult male smeared the excrement within a couple of bathrooms, took off his shirt and attempted to stuff it in the toilet. He was cooperative with the flight crew and was seated when the flight landed...
  • America's Unfriendly Skies

    09/21/2017 11:38:32 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 1 replies
    Townhall ^ | September 19, 2017 | Stephen Moore
    Liberals love to portray Republicans as the party of the rich and powerful. The GOP has tried, valiantly, to shed that criticism -- but then why are so many in the party defending the special interests of private- and corporate-jet owners over the interests of the rest of us? Do Warren Buffett and LeBron James really need taxpayer subsidies to jet across the country? At issue here is the proposed modernization of the operations and pricing of America's air traffic control system. President Donald Trump has proposed an air traffic control upgrade that would take the system out of the...
  • Ann Coulter calls Delta 'worst airline in America' after seating debacle

    07/15/2017 5:49:13 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 89 replies
    washington examiner ^ | July 15, 2017
    Conservative author Ann Coulter fired a fury of tweets on Saturday evening condemning Delta Airlines after she claims she was forced to move from her pre-booked seat. Coulter's tweet storm included criticizing the airline's protocol, WiFi, and even shaming another customer by posting a photo of the passenger taking the author's seat.
  • Moment United Airlines worker pushed a grandfather, 71, to the GROUND and knocked him...

    06/14/2017 6:50:52 AM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | June 14, 2017 | Ashley Collman For
    FULL TITLE: Moment United Airlines worker pushed a grandfather, 71, to the GROUND and knocked him unconscious in the middle of the Houston airport Just two months after witnesses recorded the moment a 69-year-old man was dragged off a United Airlines flight to make room for crew, a new video is threatening to embroil the airline in scandal once again. The nearly three-minute video, obtained by KPRC, shows a United Airlines customer service representative pushing a 71-year-old man to the ground in front of the ticket counter and then leaving him to lay on the ground unconscious. In fact, not...
  • Addressing the National Pilot Shortage

    06/06/2017 4:07:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | June 6, 2017 | Congressman Mike Coffman
    For the 115th Congress that began on January 2017, I became the Chair of the House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee. In this new position, I deal with a wide range of issue that impact our national security. One somewhat surprising issue the committee is currently confronting is a growing military pilot shortage. Right now, the U.S. Air Force alone is short more than 1,500 pilots and the short fall is increasing yearly. In return for their flight training, most pilots sign an initial service commitment of about 12 years. When their obligated service ends, many, but not all, of...
  • Airlines told to 'be prepared' for expanded electronics ban

    05/09/2017 12:35:50 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 67 replies
    Homeland Security spokesman David Lapan confirmed to reporters Tuesday that the administration is considering expanding the ban on laptops, An expanded ban on devices larger than cellphones could potentially include "more than a couple" other regions, including flights from Western Europe.
  • Chaos at Fort Lauderdale airport as angry passengers clash with cops: Three are charged....

    05/09/2017 11:54:52 AM PDT · by Morgana · 54 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 9, 2017 | Gareth Davies For Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: Chaos at Fort Lauderdale airport as angry passengers clash with cops: Three are charged with inciting a riot and customers are thrown to the floor as ELEVEN canceled flights lead to ugly scenes Furious passengers lashed out at police, were thrown to the floor and arrested during chaotic scenes at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Several people were detained during ugly confrontations with law enforcement when 11 Spirit Airlines flights were canceled and 26 were delayed at the Florida hub on Monday night because pilots refused to fly during a union dispute. The group of passengers who clashed with...
  • Man who filmed the United Airlines passenger: 'I don't blame the security guards at all'

    04/13/2017 3:37:45 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 190 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 11, 2017 | Sean Langille
    The person who filmed the video of a man being forcibly removed from a United Airlines flight over the weekend says security is not to blame for the situation. "It's clearly the man's fault that security had to drag him off. He was resisting. I don't blame the security guards at all," Tyler Bridges, who captured the moment on his cellphone, told Fox Business on Tuesday.
  • Video Shows Man Dragged Off Overbooked United Flight in Chicago

    04/10/2017 9:27:28 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 242 replies
    <p>Video shows three security officials dragging a passenger from a United Airlines flight at a Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.</p> <p>A United representative confirmed to NBC Chicago Sunday night that a person was removed from Flight 3411 to Louisville, Kentucky, saying it was "overbooked."</p>
  • Passengers ‘shaky and so disgusted’ as United forces screaming doctor off a plane

    04/10/2017 7:37:53 AM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 275 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | April 10, 2017 | Kate Irby
    “No, this is wrong,” a woman shouts at security officers in the video.”Oh my God, look at what you did to him!” A disturbing video was uploaded to Facebook by Audra Bridges Sunday night. It shows a full United flight sitting at a Chicago airport and bound for Louisville. But there was a problem – United had overbooked the flight, they needed four seats for their stand-by crew and no one was volunteering to give up their spot. That problem led to a violent confrontation as security forced one passenger off the plane, who said he was a doctor and...
  • U.K. follows U.S. with laptop ban on some flights from Mideast

    03/21/2017 11:51:57 AM PDT · by Enchante · 18 replies ^ | March 21, 2017 | Charles Riley
    The United Kingdom has followed the United States in preventing passengers on flights from some countries in the Middle East and Africa from carrying devices such as laptops and tablets in the cabin. The restrictions affect 14 airlines, six of which are based in the U.K. As in the U.S., the ban covers any electronic devices larger than a typical smartphone.
  • 2nd helping: American brings back free meals on some flights

    03/14/2017 11:59:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 14, 2017 2:30 PM EDT
    American Airlines said Tuesday that to offer free meals to everyone in economy on certain cross-country flights starting May 1. The decision at the world’s biggest airline copies Delta Air Lines, which announced a month ago that it would restore free meals in economy on a dozen long-haul U.S. routes this spring. […] That leaves United as the biggest carrier with no plans yet to bring back free meals on any domestic flights. …
  • SpiceJet flight diverted due to foul smell from lavatory

    03/05/2017 9:08:46 AM PST · by ameribbean expat · 31 replies
    A city-bound SpiceJet flight from Bengaluru was today diverted to Hyderabad due to “extremely pungent” smell in the cockpit emanating from the front lavatory of the aircraft. There were 184 passengers and four infants on board the Boeing 737 plane when the pilot decided to make an unscheduled landing at Hyderabad airport.
  • Wretched Old Hag Harasses Trump Supporter On A Flight And TOTALLY GETS WHAT’S COMING TO HER

    01/22/2017 10:48:58 AM PST · by Twotone · 198 replies
    Chicks on the Right ^ | Jan. 22, 2017 | Mockarena COTR
    A clever and competent reader sent me this story, posted on FB by a fellow by the name of Scott Koteskey about his experience on a flight from Baltimore to Seattle, and you have to see it for yourself to believe the amazing amount of seahaggery shown by this ridiculous woman towards her fellow flight passenger. Backstory and video below.
  • Ex-Sen. D'Amato kicked off flight after rallying passengers against crew

    01/10/2017 2:53:14 PM PST · by lafroste · 64 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/10/2017 | Paul P. Murphy
    Former New York Sen. Al D'Amato was removed from a delayed New York-bound JetBlue flight on Monday after trying to rally passengers against the flight crew. JetBlue flight 1002 from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport was originally supposed to depart at 1:42 p.m. ET, but six delays pushed the departure time to just after 8:00 p.m. Once the plane boarded, the pilots informed passengers that 10 of them needed to move from the front to the back of the plane due to weight distribution.
  • Majority back ban on handguns in checked baggage

    01/10/2017 3:09:49 PM PST · by backwoods-engineer · 114 replies
    YouGov Polls ^ | 10 January 2017 | YouGov Poll
    Most Americans, including half of independents and Republicans, support a ban on checking handguns into aircraft baggage In recent years, America has, unfortunately, become used to mass shootings, but the recent mass shooting by an Iraq War veteran in Fort Lauderdale has sparked some concern. In the shooting at the Florida city's airport, the man, Estaban Santiago, had checked a handgun into his baggage. After retrieving it from the carousel he loaded it in a bathroom and then allegedly murdered five people, exposing a weakness in airport security. The latest research from YouGov finds that most Americans (57%) support a...
  • People in Switzerland ‘fly too much’ says environment body

    10/01/2016 5:21:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies ^ | 30 Sep 2016 11:00 GMT+02:00
    People in Switzerland travel by plane twice as much as their neighbors and should cut down on flights to help the environment, according to a spokesperson for the Switzerland-based World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Pierrette Rey was speaking at a summit of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in Montreal, Canada, where representatives of 191 countries gathered to agree an initiative aimed at controlling emissions and carbon offsetting in the airline industry. So far 63 countries have opted to join the plan, WWF said. But according to Rey, WWF fears the voluntary agreement won’t do enough to protect the environment and...