Tag Archives: Airlines

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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