Tag Archives: Airlines

Boeing 787 Dreamliner Fast Becoming the Nightmareliner

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner plagued by glitches and potential safety problems Another incident involving the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner — this a fuel leak on a 787 scheduled to fly from Boston to Tokyo with … Continue reading

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Spirit in the Sky

Monday, July, 9, 2012 Spirit Airlines flight #310, is a 5 hr. nonstop from Los Angeles for Ft. Lauderdale. Flight #310 departed Los Angeles last Saturday at 10PM but, thanks to an unruly 81-year old passenger who forced an emergency … Continue reading

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Delta Air Lines Buys Its Own Oil Refinery

Friday, May 4, 2012 Soaring fuel costs coupled with no relief from the Obama administration forced Delta Airlines to take the unusual step of buying its own oil refinery near Philadelphia, PA. Delta Air Lines will buy the Trainer Oil … Continue reading

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App Lets Airport Passengers Report Unfair TSA Screeners

Monday, April 30, 2012 Want to immediately report unfair TSA screeners? There’s an app for that. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports: An advocacy group launched a free mobile application Monday that allows travelers to complain immediately to the government if … Continue reading

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Delta Air Lines Flight Quarantined Over Fears of Monkey Pox

Friday, April 27, 2012 Delta Air Lines flight 3163 landed at Chicago Midway yesterday from Detroit just before 3:30p.m. and was quarantined after a passenger who had traveled from Ghana, Africa fell ill. The flight attendants followed FAA procedures and … Continue reading

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JetBlue Pilot Freakout: “Iraq, al Qaida, terrorism, we’re all going down”

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 A JetBlue flight from New York to Las Vegas made an emergency landing Tuesday morning after the flight’s captain ran through the cabin screaming “Iraq, al Qaida, terrorism, we’re all going down.” The captain became incoherent … Continue reading

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God No Longer Alaska Airlines’ Co-Pilot

Friday, January 27, 2012 Close-Up Image of Alaska Airlines’ Unconstitutional God Cards Alaska Airlines, the seventh-largest carrier in the U.S. in terms of passenger traffic, said on Wednesday that it would end a decades-old tradition of handing out prayer cards … Continue reading

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America, Meet Your Newest Terrorist Threat

Tuesday, June 28, 2011 Meet the TSA’s latest victim. A 95-year old woman, battling leukemia, was traveling from Florida to Michigan with her daughter, Jean Weber, to live with family members before moving into an assisted living facility. The TSA … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer Survivor Forced to Remove Prosthetic Breast by Aggressive TSA Agents

Friday, November 19, 2010 A North Carolina flight attendant and breast cancer survivor says she was forced to remove her prosthetic breast during an airport groping by a pair of aggressive TSA agents. Cathy Bossi lives in south Charlotte, NC.  … Continue reading

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Sardine Airlines

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 As if you needed one more reason to avoid commercial airline travel. A new “saddle” seat, called the “SkyRider” will be unveiled at a conference this week, and is designed to increase the number of seats … Continue reading

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Air Traffic Controller Lets 7 Year Old Son Direct JFK Flights

Thursday, March 4, 2010 An air traffic controller at Kennedy International Airport turned the tower over to his 7 year old son and young daughter letting them give radio instructions to five pilots over two days last month, according to … Continue reading

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Japan Airlines to File for Bankruptcy

Monday, January 18, 2010 Japan Airlines (JAL) is expected to file for bankruptcy protection on Tuesday, ending months of speculation over the debt-ridden carrier’s future. If all goes as planned, the bankruptcy filing will be followed by a restructuring aimed … Continue reading

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What Good is a Terrorist Watch List if it Isn’t Enforced?

Saturday, December 26, 2009 In what was described as an act of terrorism, a Nigerian passenger identified as Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab, 23, attempted to ignite an incendiary device onboard Northwest Airlines flight 253 from Amsterdam to Detroit on Friday … Continue reading

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Bay Area Pilot Saves 155 Passengers in Emergency Crash

Friday, January 16, 2009 US Airways flight 1549 lifted off from New York City’s La Guardia Airport on Thursday afternoon for what should have been a routine 2 hour flight to Charlotte, NC. But only moments after liftoff, the engines … Continue reading

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JetBlue to Charge $7 for a Pillow?

Tuesday, August 5, 2008 The latest outrage from the hobbled airline industry is the announcement that JetBlue — a low cost carrier based in the Northeast, will ding passengers $7 dollars to use a pillow and blanket! Before now, I … Continue reading

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