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  • Man in Trump gear booted from Southwest flight for removing mask to eat

    10/15/2020 4:53:42 PM PDT · by Signalman · 6 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/14/2020 | Natalie O'Neíll
    A black man wearing a “Trump 2020” mask was kicked off a Southwest Airlines after lowering it to eat a snack, a video appears to show. The passenger — who was also sporting a “Black Voices for Trump” hat — is seen talking to a crew member while holding a bag of mixed nuts and wearing a face mask under his chin. “Tell us the policy that says he cannot eat with his mask off?” a woman filming the video can be heard asking in the footage shared by SV News. “It’s the hat and the mask — it’s not...
  • Delta flight returns to gate after passengers refuse to wear masks

    07/28/2020 7:14:00 PM PDT · by cba123 · 50 replies
    WXYZ.com ^ | July 28th 2020 | Sam Cohen
    In a move that reminded some people of road trips with their parents, a Delta flight turned around and went back to the gate because passengers were not complying with crew instructions. In a statement from Delta Airlines, Flight 1227 from Detroit to Atlanta on July 23 “returned to the gate following two customers who were non-compliant” with the airline's mask policy. (Please see full article at link)
  • video - “I will kill everybody on this plane unless you accept Jesus was a black man.”

    07/13/2020 9:32:21 AM PDT · by AggregateThreat · 68 replies
    Abandoned flight Flying in the middle of a pandemic is nerve-wracking enough, what with all the checks and health forms and mask-wearing going on. What’s not going to make anyone feel any better is getting death threats from another passenger onboard.
  • Some US airlines reportedly won’t force passengers to wear masks during flights...

    05/23/2020 8:22:15 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 43 replies
    Q13 Fox ^ | May 13, 2020 | Fox Tv Digital Team
    Three of the largest airlines in the U.S. may be encouraging — but not enforcing — new policies requiring face coverings for passengers in flight amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report. American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines can deny boarding at the gate to anyone not wearing a face covering, and are providing masks to those without them. The airlines unveiled new policies regarding the requirement of face coverings earlier this month. But according to the report by Reuters, enforcement inside the plane becomes more lax. “Once on board and off the gate, the face covering...
  • Airline passengers undergo Covid-19 blood tests before boarding

    04/16/2020 11:24:59 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | April 16, 2020 | Karla Cripps
    Dubai-based airline Emirates has begun carrying out Covid-19 blood tests on passengers at the airport prior to flights. According to a statement released by the airline, the first rapid Covid-19 blood tests took place on Wednesday at Dubai International Airport, with passengers on a flight to Tunisia all reportedly tested before departure. The tests were conducted by the Dubai Health Authority at the Group Check-in area of Terminal 3 and results were available within 10 minutes. Emirates claims to be the world's first airline to conduct such tests. "We are working on plans to scale up testing capabilities in the...
  • Remarks by President Trump and Vice President Pence at a Coronavirus Briefing with Airline CEOs

    03/04/2020 1:29:46 PM PST · by ransomnote · 17 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | March 4, 2020 | White House
    Roosevelt Room 11:27 A.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Well, thank you very much, everyone. We’re with the great airline executives of the world, really. These are the biggest and the best, and know the business better than anybody. They’ve been in it for a long time, and they’ve emerged — in all cases, head their companies. And we’re talking about the effects of the virus on air travel and what they see. In a certain way, you could say that the borders are automatically shut down, without having to say “shut down.” I mean, they’re, to a certain extent, automatically shut...
  • Accident: Pegasus B738 at Istanbul on Feb 5th 2020, overran runway, impacted wall, broke up

    02/05/2020 3:48:31 PM PST · by the_daug · 32 replies
    The Aviation Herald ^ | created Wednesday, Feb 5th 2020 16:07Z, last updated Wednesday, Feb 5th 2020 20:46Z | By Simon Hradecky
    Accident: Pegasus B738 at Istanbul on Feb 5th 2020, overran runway, impacted wall, broke up A Pegasus Boeing 737-800, registration TC-IZK performing flight PC-2193 from Izmir to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen (Turkey) with 177 passengers and 6 crew, landed on Sabiha Gokcen's runway 06 at 18:20L (15:20Z) but overran the end of the runway, impacted the airport perimeter wall and broke into three parts about 170 meters/550 feet past the runway end. An engine, that had separated, caught fire. As of current rescue and recovery works are in progress, the engine fire was quickly extinguished. One occupant died, 157 people were...
  • Coronavirus: Cathay Pacific asks all 27,000 employees to take turns on three weeks unpaid leave

    02/05/2020 3:21:50 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    The South China Morning Post ^ | February 5, 2020 | by Danny Lee
    Cathay Pacific is asking all of its 27,000 employees to take three weeks of unpaid leave over the coming months, the company’s CEO told staff on Wednesday, as Hong Kong’s flagship carrier reels from the impact of the deadly coronavirus on air travel. “I am appealing to each and every one of you to help,” said Augustus Tang Kin-wing in a taped video recording, adding the situation the company faced was “just as grave” as the global financial crisis of 2009. “Preserving our cash is now key to protecting our business,” he said. Cathay wants staff to take leave on...
  • Pilots union files suit to halt American Airlines flights to China

    01/30/2020 12:59:54 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 41 replies
    CNBC ^ | 1-30- 2020 | Cnbc
    Just breaking....
  • California teachers sue after jetliner dumps fuel on schools

    01/17/2020 5:26:34 PM PST · by McGruff · 108 replies
    AP ^ | 1/17/2020 | STEFANIE DAZIO
    Four teachers from a Los Angeles-area school sued Delta Air Lines on Friday, saying they were exposed to jet fuel when a plane with engine trouble dumped its fuel over a densely populated area, including several schools, while making an emergency return to the airport. At a news conference, the teachers described the fuel as drizzling down like raindrops with “overwhelming” fumes. They said their panicked students screamed and cried. “The plaintiffs could feel the fuel on their clothes, their flesh, their eyes and their skin,” said the teachers’ attorney, Gloria Allred, who noted that her firm may add teachers...
  • An Airline Required a Woman to Take a Pregnancy Test to Fly to This U.S. Island[Saipan]

    01/10/2020 12:07:20 PM PST · by Theoria · 17 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 10 Jan 2020 | Jon Emont
    Japanese citizen Midori Nishida was checking in to a flight in Hong Kong in November to visit her parents on Saipan, a U.S. island in the Pacific, when airline staff made an unusual demand. She had to take a pregnancy test if she wanted to board. Ms. Nishida, 25 years old, was escorted to a public rest room and handed a strip to urinate on. The test was part of the response of one airline, Hong Kong Express Airways, to immigration concerns in Saipan. The island has become a destination for women intending to give birth on U.S. territory, making their babies eligible for...
  • ‘ISIS-Supporting’ Airline Mechanic Pleads Guilty to Sabotaging Plane – Feds

    12/19/2019 4:22:14 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 14 replies
    News Wars ^ | 12/19/19 | Dan Lyman
    Man called for Allah to use 'divine powers' to harm non-Muslims, investigators say An airline mechanic described by federal prosecutors as a possible ‘ISIS supporter’ has pleaded guilty to sabotaging an American Airlines flight in Miami earlier this year.Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani, 60, admits he attempted to destroy an airplane with 150 passengers on board as part of a plea agreement to avoid a potential 20-year prison sentence, according to the Miami Herald.“I do admit the guilt,” Alani reportedly said through an Arabic interpreter in federal court.Investigators discovered a number of troubling links between Alani and Islamic extremism.  “Prosecutors said Abdul-Majeed...
  • Thomas Cook collapses, leaving thousands of travelers stranded

    09/22/2019 10:54:13 PM PDT · by Texan4Life · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | September 23, 2019 | Clare Duffy & Rob McLean
    Capping a painful year, 178-year-old British tour operator Thomas Cook collapsed Sunday night, stranding hundreds of thousands of travelers. The UK Civil Aviation Authority tweeted Sunday that all Thomas Cook bookings have been canceled.
  • An ISIS aircraft mechanic caught trying to disable the same system that brought down two other 737s?

    09/20/2019 6:26:45 AM PDT · by george76 · 71 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 19, 2019 | Monica Showalter
    quite disturbing to learn that, contrary to what the press had .. assured us about a supposedly disgruntled aircraft mechanic who got caught trying to disable a Boeing 737, the guy had ISIS video on his cell phone. ... Doesn't everyone with labor beefs against his boss have ISIS video murders on his cell phone? ... Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani might just have been motivated by ISIS's brand of Islamism, not a woikin' man's desire for more overtime. The gullible media reported it otherwise, always eager to look the other way on Islamist terror. ... Alani's phone also had a...
  • American Airlines mechanic accused of sabotaging flight

    09/06/2019 4:26:43 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 41 replies
    1 Kansas ^ | September 6, 2019 | Staff
    An American Airlines mechanic is accused of sabotaging a flight over stalled union contract negotiations. According to a criminal complaint affidavit filed in federal court, Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani admitted during an interview Thursday that he tampered with a navigation system on the plane so that he could collect overtime work. The plane, with 150 people on board, was scheduled to fly from Miami to Nassau in the Bahamas on July 17. As the pilots powered up the plane at Miami International Airport, they saw an error message for a system that tracks speed, nose direction and other critical flight...
  • Local man sues American Airlines, claims racial discrimination

    09/02/2019 12:06:54 PM PDT · by bgill · 89 replies
    kwtx10 ^ | Aug. 29, 2019 | Brandon Hamilton
    Holcomb was on his way back in April to Austin from Las Vegas after celebrating his birthday, but had a connecting flight in Phoenix. He says he had an allergic reaction to a support dog belonging to another passenger. American Airlines, in a statement, says it makes accommodations for dogs “American makes every effort to accommodate all passengers, including those traveling with and seated near service or support animals,” a statement read. Holcomb says the passenger offered to switch seats but after no one volunteered, a flight attendant and a pilot got involved. Holcomb says he questioned why he had...
  • A farewell to American's 'workhorse' MD-80s: Final flight to depart from D/FW in September

    06/25/2019 1:42:02 PM PDT · by DFG · 29 replies
    WFAA (DFW) ^ | 06/25/2019 | Jason Whitely, Marjorie Owens
    In 71 days, American Airlines will retire its remaining MD-80 aircraft. At one point, the MD-80s, also known as the Super 80 and nicknamed the "Mad Dog," made up more than half of AA's fleet. American Airlines called the aircraft the "workhorse of the airline's fleet throughout the 1980s and beyond." But decades since they first took flight, the planes tend to burn more fuel and require more maintenance than the Airbus aircraft and Boeing 737s that have replaced them. Monday, American Airlines released the schedule for their last passenger flights, which will take place on Sept. 3 and Sept....
  • White man who refused to sell Cam Newton his airplane seat for $1500 accused of racism

    06/24/2019 8:11:56 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 104 replies
    White man who refused to sell Cam Newton his airplane seat for $1500 accused of racism There’s a viral video making its way around Twitter this weekend that shows NFL star QB Can Newtown offering a man $1500 for his seat that has more legroom with the unidentified man turning down the generous offer. Have a watch: But then Twitchy regular Tariq Nasheed entered the debate and accused the man of not taking the money because it “was and insult to his WHITENESS”: Trending WHO KNEW!? New York City minimum wage law has created even MORE 'unintended consequences' Total LIE!...
  • This Conversation Between A Passenger And An Airline Should Absolutely Terrify You

    04/24/2019 5:39:54 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 44 replies
    iFLScience! ^ | April 22, 2019 | James Felton
    A conversation between a passenger and an airline has gone viral, largely because people find it intensely creepy. MacKenzie Fegan went to the airport last week. As with normal flights, she was expecting at some point to present her boarding card in order to get on her plane. However, she found all she had to do was look at a camera, and at no point was asked for her pass. As convenient as that sounds, she had questions, which she put to the airline, JetBlue, in a now-viral thread. MacKenzie Fegan @mackenzief I just boarded an international @JetBlue flight. Instead...
  • Hundreds stranded as British airline collapses

    02/17/2019 9:51:39 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/17/19 | Gregory Katz
    LONDON — Hundreds of passengers throughout Europe have been stranded by the abrupt collapse of the British regional airline Flybmi. British Midland Regional Limited, which operates as Flybmi, said it’s filing for administration - a British version of bankruptcy - because of higher fuel costs and uncertainty caused by Britain’s upcoming departure from the European Union. “Current trading and future prospects have also been seriously affected by the uncertainty created by the Brexit process, which has led to our inability to secure valuable flying contracts in Europe and a lack of confidence around bmi’sability to continue flying between destinations in...