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  • 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 · 24 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | June 14, 2017 | Ashley Collman For Dailymail.com
    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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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
    CNN.com ^ | 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
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 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...
  • Air Passengers Warned Not To Use Galaxy Note 7 (fire hazard)

    09/09/2016 7:00:27 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 19 replies
    skynews.com ^ | 09 September 2016
    Airline passengers should not turn on or charge their Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones during flights or stow them in checked baggage, US aviation officials have said. The warning comes a week after Samsung suspended Note 7 sales, following reports that a battery problem led to some devices catching fire during charging.
  • VIDEO: Black Lives Matter Shut Down London Airport Because ‘Climate Change Is Racist’

    09/06/2016 7:07:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/6/2016 | Liam Deacon
    Black Lives Matter UK, with the “full support” of the U.S. movement, has shut down London City Airport because “environmental inequality is a racist crisis”, demanding more mass migration into Europe. “This action was taken in order to highlight the UK’s environmental impact on the lives of black people locally and globally,” declared the group in a statement. “By 2050 there will be 200 million climate refugees. Black people are the first to die, not the first to fly, in this racist climate crisis.”
  • He's accused of war crimes in Somalia. Now he works security at a U.S. airport.

    06/01/2016 3:29:49 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 16 replies
    cnn ^ | June 1, 2016 | Kyra Phillips, Scott Bronstein and Curt Devine, CNN Investigations
    An accused war criminal living in the United States is now working as a security guard at Dulles International Airport near Washington, DC. A CNN investigation found that Yusuf Abdi Ali, who is accused of committing atrocities while he was a military commander during Somalia's brutal civil war, has been living a quiet life near the nation's capital for about 20 years. He is just one of more than 1,000 accused war criminals living and working in the United States. Yusuf Abdi Ali served as a commander in the Barre regime and is accused of terrorizing the Isaaq people, torturing...
  • Woman Boards Plane Without Security Check or Ticket

    04/01/2016 10:36:56 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 39 replies
    Flyertalk ^ | March 30, 2016 | Jennifer Billock
    Twenty-four-year-old Naja Eva Haynes of Kentucky was recently arrested after bypassing TSA agents and boarding a Delta plane. The incident occurred on March 24 when Haynes drove to Nashville International Airport, walked through Lane 4 of security without stopping for screening or showing a boarding pass or ID, proceeded to gate B5 where she pushed her way past a few airline agents, boarded the plane, and sat in a back row. She did not have identification on her. When Haynes was approached and asked for her ID, she refused, saying only, “My name and faith are my ID,” USA Today...
  • Airbus designs 'obese' seats to help airlines deal with the growth of big-bellied passengers

    02/21/2016 7:15:09 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 38 replies
    The Mirror ^ | Feb. 20, 2016 | Owen Hughes, Rachel Bishop
    Airbus has created a new seating plan that could help airlines deal with the growing number of obese passengers. A patent for a “Re-Configurable Passenger Bench Seat” has been submitted by the aircraft manufacturer that would see planes able to accommodate all shapes and sizes with adjustable chairs and seatbelts, writes the Daily Record . Worldwide obesity has nearly doubled since 1980, and, according to the National Obesity Forum, one in four Brits can now be considered obese. The obesity crisis has been a hot topic in the flight industry, with some smaller airlines charging passengers by their weight and...