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  • Air Force fighter jets scrambled after disturbance on American Airlines flight

    05/19/2017 9:28:21 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 86 replies
    Guardian ^ | 19 May 2017
    A passenger reportedly tried to force his way into the cockpit of the Honolulu-bound flight from Los Angeles The US military on Friday scrambled two Air Force fighter jets to escort an American Airlines flight into Honolulu international airport after a disturbance was reported on board, a Pacific Command spokesman said. Neither the military nor American Airlines immediately disclosed the nature of the disturbance, but local news media reported that a passenger had tried to force his way into the cockpit of the Honolulu-bound flight from Los Angeles. HawaiiNewsNow said an airline crew member and an off-duty Honolulu police officer...
  • At LAX's new private terminal, the rich are pampered while normal people suffer

    05/14/2017 6:41:37 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 29 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 14 May 2017 | Rory Carroll
    The guiltiest pleasure at Los Angeles international airport’s (LAX) new private terminal for the mega-rich is not the plush, hushed privacy, or the beds with comforters, or the massages, or the coriander-scented soap, or the Willy Wonka-style array of chocolates and jelly beans, or the Napa Valley cabernet. It is the iPad that sits on a counter at the entrance, with a typed little note: “Here is a glimpse of what you’re missing over at the main terminal right now.” The screen shows travellers hauling bags through packed terminals, queuing in long lines, looking harassed and being swallowed into pushing,...
  • 'Breathtaking violation of rights': L.A. city attorney barred from seeing detainees at LAX

    01/29/2017 6:26:24 PM PST · by Mariner · 64 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | January 29th, 2017 | James Queally - Contact Reporter
    Los Angeles City Atty. Mike Feuer said he spent several hours at Los Angeles International Airport on Saturday night into Sunday morning, but was repeatedly denied access to federal detainees or an attorney who could discuss the situation with him. "My goals in going were to get information as to whether customs officials were complying with the federal order ... and to try and secure the release of the detainees," he said on Sunday morning. Feuer said he was concerned that federal officials were not complying with an emergency stay granted by a federal judge on Saturday night that was...
  • LAX had a nightmarish holiday season of delays and gridlock. It's likely a preview [tr]

    12/30/2016 4:36:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 5 replies
    LA Times ^ | December 29, 2016 | Dan Weikel and Adam Elmahrek
    It was Christmastime at Los Angeles International Airport. Security lines were long, passengers crowded the terminals and restaurants ran short of food. Airlines delayed and canceled several hundred departures and arrivals because of bad weather. At the gates, travelers booed and cheered announcements about flight schedules, depending on the news. Some people slept on the floor. Outside, traffic was so heavy it often took an hour or more to drive the two miles between the 405 Freeway and the terminals.
  • Controller error sends jet from LAX into flight path of other plane

    12/20/2016 6:36:34 PM PST · by george76 · 27 replies
    KABC ^ | December 20, 2016 | Rob Hayes
    ALTADENA, CA -- An air traffic controller error sent a jet from LAX into the flight path of another plane and flying low over the mountains above the San Gabriel Valley... an EVA Air Boeing 777 that left LAX around 1:20 a.m. heading to Taipei was given an incorrect instruction by a controller based in San Diego to turn left instead of right. That sent the airliner toward the mountains above Altadena, as well as toward the flight path of an Air Canada plane that had just taken off. Audio traffic indicates the same controller realizing the problem and telling...
  • Jumbo Jet’s Low Turn On Wrong Course Startles Neighborhood

    12/20/2016 5:35:59 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    cbs ^ | 12/19/2016
    he EVA Airways Boeing 777 bound for Taipei, Taiwan, flew north instead of south after departing from LAX early Friday morning, according to the FAA’s Ian Gregor. “At the time, aircraft were departing from LAX to the east,” Gregor said, adding that the EVA flight departed from the airport’s south runway complex. The 777’s flight crew switched from the LAX control tower to the approach control in San Diego right after takeoff, Gregor said. “The air-traffic controller at the approach control who was handling EVA instructed the pilot to make a left turn to a 180-degree heading,” Gregor said. “She...
  • Los Angeles Mayor Tries to Defend LAX from Donald Trump

    09/29/2016 8:43:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 28, 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is defending Los Angeles International Airport, or LAX, from criticisms by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during Monday night’s first presidential debate. Trump mentioned LAX in the context of a statement about the national debt, saying that it might be understandable to have $20 trillion in debt and outstanding public infrastructure, but that the poor state of America’s transportation network underscored the government’s waste of money.
  • Police detain man dressed as Zorro just before airport panic

    08/29/2016 2:05:59 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 20 replies
    http://hosted.ap.org ^ | 08/29/2016 | Andrew Dalton Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A false report of gunshots that sent panicked travelers fleeing from Los Angeles International Airport came right after officers with weapons drawn detained a masked man dressed in black and possibly carrying a plastic sword, officials said. Soon after, hundreds of passengers raced onto streets or the tarmac, causing major flight delays that the airport was still recovering from Monday. Video shows at least six officers confronting the man dressed as the fictional crime fighter Zorro outside Terminal 7 around 8:40 p.m. Sunday. Investigators were focusing on what prompted the first of several 911 that came...
  • Pro-ISIS twitter account threatens attacks at London Heathrow, Los Angeles and New York's JFK

    07/01/2016 7:48:36 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 1 | Charlie Moore
    A pro-ISIS twitter account has threatened attacks at London Heathrow, LAX and New York's JFK airports over the July 4 holiday weekend. The account said that attacks would be carried out on planes 'flying from Heathrow [Airport] to the US' and warned that 'there will be a device placed in either Heathrow, LAX or JFK airports.' The threat was revealed by SITE Intelligence Group - the world's leading non-governmental counterterrorism organization - on its website.
  • LAPD Called When Terrorist Threats Are Made By This Woman At LAX!

    06/30/2016 5:41:40 AM PDT · by WayneDupreeShow · 28 replies
    Newsninja2012 ^ | 6-30-16 | Wayne Dupree
    If this was an American citizen demonizing Islam and threatening the takeover of the Muslim World, that person would have been immediately placed in handcuffs, forced into a paddy wagon, and hauled off to the police office where that person would have been interrogated for ours, and then placed in jail until sentencing. But because she was a Muslim, she was released because it might be construed as being Islamophobia. But at the airline counter, she must have opened her big mouth again, which caused the FBI and Homeland Security to be notified, and then finally arrested by the LA...
  • Lufthansa reports near miss with drone over Los Angeles

    03/18/2016 7:35:23 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    reuters ^ | 03/18/2016
    The close encounter between the wide-body, four-engine Airbus A380 and the drone occurred at about 1:30 p.m. at an altitude of 5,000 feet (152 metres) as the unmanned aircraft passed about 200 feet (61 meters) over the Lufthansa flight 14 miles (22.5 km) east of the airport, the FAA said. No evasive action was taken by the airline crew, and the plane, Lufthansa Flight 456, safely made its landing minutes later without further incident, according to FAA spokesman Ian Gregor. The FAA immediately alerted the Los Angeles Police Department's air support division, an LAPD spokesman said. The number of passengers...
  • (Los Angeles) Airport Commission Approves a Private LAX Lounge for the Rich and Famous

    11/19/2015 5:34:46 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 24 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 19, 2015 | Dan Weikel
    Airport commission approves a private LAX lounge for the rich and famous A proposal to build a posh private lounge at Los Angeles International Airport for Southern California’s glitterati was approved Thursday in a move that officials hope will reduce disturbances by paparazzi, looky-loos and autograph-seekers in the busy central terminal area. The Board of Airport Commissioners voted unanimously in favor of the exclusive facility, which would cater to wealthy Hollywood celebrities, sports figures, diplomats and anyone else seeking privacy while waiting for their flights or after arriving at LAX. Airport officials say the lounge will be located in a...
  • LAX police search for man dressed as pilot near JetBlue flight; New York flight delayed

    11/19/2015 11:15:20 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 24 replies
    LA Times ^ | November 19, 2015 | Joseph Serna
    Los Angeles International Airport police were looking for a man reportedly dressed as a commercial airline pilot who disappeared on the jetway of a New York-bound flight Thursday morning, authorities said. The incident happened about 6 a.m. in the bridge between Gate 31B at LAX’s Terminal 3 and a JetBlue aircraft preparing to take off to JFK airport in New York, airport officials said.
  • 450 illegal tamales from Mexico seized at LAX and 'incinerated' (not steamed)

    11/19/2015 10:24:57 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 18, 2015 | Veronica Rocha
    Apparently there are illegal tamales. A passenger at Los Angeles International Airport learned that the hard way earlier this month when he tried to bring pork tamales into the U.S. from Mexico. The passenger arrived from Mexico on Nov. 2 and was stopped by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists, who found 450 pork tamales wrapped in plastic bags in the passenger’s luggage.
  • 450 illegal pork tamales seized at LAX

    11/18/2015 9:57:33 AM PST · by EveningStar · 50 replies
    San Bernardino Sun ^ | November 18, 2015 | Beatriz Valenzuela
    LOS ANGELES >> U.S. Customs officials seized 450 illegal pork tamales from a passenger coming through LAX from Mexico earlier this month. "Although tamales are a popular holiday tradition, foreign meat products can carry serious animal diseases from countries affected by outbreaks of Avian Influenza, Mad Cow and Swine Fever," said Anne Maricich, CBP Acting Director of Field Operations in Los Angeles in a written statement. "Every day CBP agriculture specialists prevent the intentional and unintentional introduction of harmful pests and foreign animal diseases into the U.S."
  • Secret Military Operations To Divert LAX Planes For A Week

    11/07/2015 1:14:22 PM PST · by Drago · 28 replies
    KABC-7, Los Angeles ^ | 11/07/1959 | Jory Rand
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Mysterious maneuvers over the Pacific are forcing a change in Los Angeles International Airport landings late at night, meaning noise for thousands of people in the flight path.
  • 4 Uber Drivers Cited at LAX Have Criminal Convictions That Would Bar Them From Operating Taxis...

    08/05/2015 8:59:06 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    KTLA ^ | Sara Welch,
    The drivers have been convicted of child exploitation, identity theft, manslaughter and driving under the influence, according to court records. Each offense would make them ineligible for a city of Los Angeles taxi permit. The criminal histories recently came to light when a representative of the taxi industry presented a city official with a binder containing citations and court records for eight Uber drivers who were cited for minor violations at the airport over the last 18 months.
  • 12 Sick Passengers Who Stayed at Same Hotel Treated on Fiji Airways Flight at LAX

    06/15/2015 5:15:48 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    ktla ^ | Melissa Pamer and Erin Myers,
    Twelve airline passengers who had stayed at the same hotel were sickened with diarrhea and vomiting aboard a Fiji Airways flight that landed at LAX on Monday afternoon, authorities said. Paramedics responded to the safe landing of Fiji Airways Flight 810, and the 261 passengers and 11 crew members were held on board while medical personnel cleared the flight, according to Nancy Castles, a spokeswoman for Los Angeles International Airport. The flight departed Nadi International Airport in Fiji and arrived at LAX at 1:37 p.m., according to Fiji Airways’ website. The last person left the plane at 2:12 p.m., Castles...
  • Passenger Isolated After Feeling Ill On LAX Flyaway Bus

    10/24/2014 7:45:10 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 37 replies
    CBS-LA ^ | 10-24-2014 | CBS-LA
    A passenger who traveled on a Flyaway bus Friday has been isolated for evaluation by paramedics in the downtown area. According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, around 2:17 p.m. the passenger approached an MTA security guard and claimed he was feeling very ill, and had been in Nigeria three weeks ago. According to the Department of Public Health, this is not a suspected or possible Ebola case.
  • Jerry Brown: ‘LAX Must Be Moved Due to Rising Seas From Global Warming’

    05/17/2014 8:52:59 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 77 replies
    IJreview ^ | 5/16/2014 | Michael Hausam
    California Governor Jerry Brown released his state budget earlier this week and had some strong warnings about future cost impacts due to the effects of global warming. According to some scientists, over the next couple of hundred years, sea levels could rise up to four feet and that will affect the airports in Los Angeles and San Francisco, as well as the nuclear plant in San Onofre.