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  • Cruise industry has enough cash for 10 cruise-less months. But will passengers come back?

    04/18/2020 3:04:57 PM PDT · by Capt. Tom · 77 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | Updated April 17, 2020 03:09 PM | Taylor Dolven and Rob Wile
    Despite mass cancellations of voyages, Miami-based Carnival Corporation, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings — the three largest cruise companies — have raised enough cash to last at least 10 cruise-less months, according to analysts. The fourth largest, MSC Cruises, is privately held. But will people want to cruise again after thousands have been infected with COVID-19 after cruises and dozens have died? That’s the million dollar question, said Rockford Weitz, director of the Fletcher School Maritime Studies Program at Tufts University. Travel agents say they are seeing a steady stream of bookings for 2021, according to...
  • Study: Proposed Pittsburgh-Cleveland-Chicago hyperloop would be highly profitable

    12/20/2019 5:39:00 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 66 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | December 17, 2019 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    Development of a proposed hyperloop transportation system linking Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Chicago would not only be a boon to communities along the travel corridors but also would be a strong business investment. That’s the conclusion of a 157-page feasibility study released Monday in Cleveland by the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency and Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Inc., a California-based company developing the technology to move passengers and freight at more than 500 mph through low-pressure tubes. Consultant Transportation Economics and Management Systems performed the $1.3 million study of the proposed Great Lakes Hyperloop System. For the first time, the study estimated...
  • Ohio planners looking at a 30-year timeline for hyperloop project between Pittsburgh and Chicago

    10/18/2019 8:37:05 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | October 17, 2019 | Ed Blazina
    Ohio planners will move full speed ahead on a proposed hyperloop system that would carry passengers between Pittsburgh and Chicago in about 58 minutes for a one-way cost of about $93. But the full system, known as Mid-West Connect, probably wouldn’t be finished until about 2050. Thea Walsh, director of transportation and funding for the Columbus, Ohio-based Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, said this week the agency is putting the finishing touches on feasibility and environmental impact studies but has concluded it should pursue the hyperloop system. The system being developed by Virgin Hyperloop One would move passengers and freight in...
  • TSA reminds passengers: don't bring grenades or rocket launchers on planes

    07/29/2019 3:22:58 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/29/19 | Michael Hollan
    It might seem obvious, but don’t bring explosives or devices that shoot explosives on airplanes. Even if they're just replicas, it's still a bad idea. The TSA recently tweeted out two photos of items that passengers attempted to bring onto planes with them. Based on the information, it does not appear that either traveler intended to use these items for no good, but they were still clearly against regulations.
  • EPSTEIN IS CLINTON’S PROBLEM, NOT TRUMP’S

    07/10/2019 7:41:24 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 24 replies
    Powerline ^ | 10 July 2019 | John Hinderaker
    The Democrats have tried to smear President Trump by association with Jeffrey Epstein, while ignoring the fact that Bill Clinton was a frequent flyer on the Lolita Express. It turns out that Trump actually threw Epstein out of Mar-a-Lago: President Trump was asked about Epstein — a billionaire who rubbed shoulders with celebrities and world leaders — while speaking to reporters on Tuesday. “I knew him like everybody in Palm Beach knew him. He was a fixture in Palm Beach. I had a falling out with him a long time ago,” Trump said. “I don’t think I’ve spoken to him...
  • 13 American Airlines passengers hospitalized with puzzling illness

    04/21/2019 6:44:08 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 21, 2019 | 7:47pm | Max Jaeger
    The group had been visiting the Galapagos Islands and Ecuador before passing through Miami, an American Airlines rep told the outlet. Three other members reported feeling ill but were not hospitalized. A chaperone told American that the 13 “ate the same thing” before falling sick. No one else on the flight showed symptoms, according to the airline. Officials described the symptoms as mild — though they were not immediately sure what caused them.
  • Jet Airways plane turns back after passengers suffer nose, ear bleeds

    09/20/2018 3:34:32 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | James Griffiths
    A Jet Airways flight from Mumbai to Jaipur was forced to turn back Thursday after around 30 passengers complained of nose and ear bleeds due to low pressure in the cabin. "The B737 aircraft, with 166 guests and 5 crew landed normally in Mumbai," Jet Airways said in a statement. "All guests were deplaned safely and taken to the terminal. First aid was administered to few guests who complained of ear pain, bleeding nose etc." An official with the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) told CNN affiliate CNN News 18 that the crew allegedly forgot to press a button...
  • CDC meets plane at JFK after passengers report feeling ill

    09/05/2018 12:52:29 PM PDT · by Innovative · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept. 5, 2018 | Eliott C. McLaughlin
    Federal health officials met a plane landing Wednesday at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York after passengers reported feeling ill, according to sources. Emirates Flight 203, which originated in Dubai, was carrying more than 500 passengers and landed around 9:06 a.m. ET, a source with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said. All passengers were screened, the airline said, and three passengers and seven crew members were transported to a hospital for treatment and evaluation. "I asked the (flight attendant) for a mask before we even took off, but there was none available," passenger Erin...
  • Tamar Braxton Responds to Delta Airlines’ Statement Rebuking Her ‘Unusual Behavior’

    08/13/2018 8:42:33 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 16 replies
    Sandrarose ^ | August 1, 2018
    Tamar Braxton Responds to Delta Airlines’ Statement Rebuking Her ‘Unusual Behavior’ Wednesday, August 1, 2018 Tamar Braxton has responded to a Delta Airlines statement blaming her “unusual behavior” and her refusal to follow a flight attendant’s instructions during a recent flight. Tamar’s sister Towanda accused a Delta pilot of ridiculing Tamar after the pilot left the safety of the reinforced cockpit to deal with the part-time singer’s unruly behavior. “@tamarbraxton got ridiculed by a pilot for flying while black on Delta,” Towanda wrote in an Instagram post dated July 28. “Wow! I guess being a diamond and double million miler...
  • Audio: Mayor predicted people will 'get killed' on Amtrak route

    12/19/2017 6:48:29 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    KING5.COM ^ | 12/18/2017
    Audio: Mayor predicted people will 'get killed' on Amtrak route "It’s virtually inevitable that someone is going to get killed that wouldn’t be killed otherwise," Lakewood Mayor Don Anderson warned WSDOT about the new high-speed route. Author: Susannah Frame Published: 10:37 PM PST December 18, 2017 Two weeks before a high-speed Amtrak train derailed near DuPont, Lakewood Mayor Don Anderson warned the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) that the route could be deadly without additional safety precautions.
  • Delta OKs offers of up to $9,950 to flyers who give up seats

    04/14/2017 2:13:44 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 72 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune - AP ^ | April 14, 2017 | DAVID KOENIG and DAMIAN TROISE
    Delta is letting employees offer customers almost $10,000 in compensation to give up seats on overbooked flights, hoping to avoid an uproar like the one that erupted at United after a passenger was dragged off a jet. In an internal memo obtained Friday by The Associated Press, Delta Air Lines said gate agents can offer up to $2,000, up from a previous maximum of $800, and supervisors can offer up to $9,950, up from $1,350.
  • Train passengers in Sweden have ‘breathing problems’ after liquid thrown on them

    02/21/2017 3:59:13 PM PST · by protest1 · 50 replies
    The Daily Express ^ | 23:11, Tue, Feb 21, 2017 | Dion Dassanayake, Patrick Christys & Aletha Adu
    TRAIN passengers were left with breathing problems in Sweden tonight after a masked man threw liquid on them as the carriage doors slammed shut - trapping them inside. The attack happened on a subway train at Sankt Eriksplan station in Stockholm, where emergency services rushed to the scene. One passenger onboard said commuters were left in a state of panic, most suffering from breathing problems and others desperately rushing for the exits. Reports initially stated the man threw a rucksack into the carriage, but Swedish police have confirmed it was a noxious liquid instead – the motives behind the incident...
  • Actor Chris Pratt Reveals His Conversion to Christianity

    01/10/2017 9:45:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/10/2017 | Tyler O'Neill
    Chris Pratt Reveals His Conversion to Christianity Chris Pratt is a rare bird: a conservative Christian who is also a major star in Hollywood. In an interview this week for Vanity Fair, Pratt described his conversion to Christianity — and the magazine's writer felt it necessary to explain his faith away.And by major star, I mean major. Although his latest hit, Passengers (2016), has not impressed at the box office and has gotten panned by reviewers, his career is still on the up-and-up. After his breakout role in the show Parks and Recreation (2009-2015), Pratt has starred in The Lego...
  • Judge says EU-Canada air passenger deal infringes on rights

    09/08/2016 10:42:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 8, 2016 7:31 AM EDT
    A European Union judge says an EU agreement to exchange air passenger information with Canada to combat terrorism should be revised because parts of it would infringe on people’s rights. Advocate General Paolo Mengozzi said in a legal opinion published Thursday that the deal signed in 2014 should not enter force in its current form. […] Under it, Canadian authorities would have access to the data of European travelers like contact details, credit card and other personal information. …
  • Why The Economy Is Like The Subway

    05/28/2016 7:17:45 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/28/16 | Bob Christie
    Hanging onto your wallet is not an option. The feds will find your back pocket. And then there are the other thugs who prey on passengers. Nobody will get home unscathed When you venture beneath the city streets, go through or leap over the turnstile (not recommended . . . a consequence may be a fine, or a broken leg), stroll down the platform to the favored spot where your preferred car will stop, three things can happen. Two are bad. You have a chance to get on the train and reach your destination safely . . . so far...
  • Egypt: Russian plane crashes with over 200 passengers in Isis stronghold in Sinai

    10/31/2015 5:13:29 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 52 replies
    Interantional Business Times ^ | 10/31/15 | Mugdha Variyar
    A Russian civilian aircraft crashed moments after it went missing in Egypt's Sinai region on Saturday. There were said to be 217 passengers and seven crew members on board when Egypt's air traffic control lost contact with the aircraft, according to reports. Egyptian prime minister Sherif Ismail has confirmed that the Russian plane crashed near Nekhel in the north of Sinai, and has set up a cabinet level crisis committee to investigate, according to AFP The Russian airline Kogalymavia flight was on its way to Russia after taking off from Sharm el-Sheikh resort on the Red Sea. Most people on...
  • This airline is going to start weighing passengers before flight (a non-U.S. airline)

    08/12/2015 10:20:05 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 49 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | August 12, 2015 | Sarah Whitten
    On one airline, a trip in flight will also involve a trip to the scale. Uzbekistan Airways announced recently it would begin pre-flight weighing of passengers to determine the average weight of passengers and their carry-on luggage. It appears that the procedure is strictly for research purposes and will aid the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in ensuring flight safety. Passengers will be asked to proceed through a weighing machine in the departure gate zone. The record of passenger weights will remain anonymous, according to the airline. Instead, weights will be categorized by gender or age, if the passenger is...
  • Kneejerk Reaction? New Air Passenger Seating Scheme Hits Turbulence

    07/10/2015 5:17:33 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 37 replies
    NBC Business ^ | July 10, 2015 | Alexandra Gibbs
    The lot of the poor economy-class airline customer has never been a happy one: there's the food (or lack of), cramped conditions, loud noises and being just that bit too close for comfort to your fellow passengers. However, things could get a whole lot worse, if one company's designs are adopted. Named the "Economy Class Cabin Hexagon", the design aims to switch up seating arrangements, by placing airline seats in different directions in order to improve space and "increase cabin density."
  • GotNews IDs Gay Activist Train Engineer Who Caused Amtrak Crash

    05/14/2015 6:42:56 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 59 replies
    Got News.com ^ | May 13, 2015 | Charles C. Johnson
    BREAKING: GotNews IDs Gay Activist Train Engineer Who Caused Amtrak Crash UPDATED W/ PHOTOS! May 13, 2015 by Charles C. Johnson 184 Comments Gotnews.com has independently identified the engineer at the center of the Amtrak crash that has killed at least seven. Brandon Bostian is the 32-year-old gay man who lawyered up after a deadly derailment in Philadelphia. The train was reportedly going twice the speed limit.
  • REAL ID to Launch in 2016: TSA Will Force Airline Passengers to Show National ID Before Flying

    02/10/2015 1:25:17 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 45 replies
    B Swann ^ | 2/2/15 | Barry Donegan
    Starting in 2016, the Transportation Security Administration will require all airline passengers to present a REAL ID compliant identification card or a passport in order to board a flight. The Department of Homeland Security estimates that 20-30% of Americans live in jurisdictions that are not REAL ID compliant, meaning their driver's licenses will no longer be accepted during security checks at the airport.