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Southwest Airlines pilot suspended for whining about gay crew

Southwest Airlines was once well known for hiring only female flight attendants and dressing them in hot pants. At least one of its pilots apparently dislikes that it's not like that anymore.

TSA changes pat-down procedures for young kids

The government has made a change in its policy for patting down young children at airport checkpoints, and more are promised. Airport security workers will now be told to make repeated attempts to screen young children without resorting to invasiv...


Jets nearly collide at New York's JFK after pilot ignores air-traffic controller

Air traffic control tower audio conveys the frightening exchange between the tower at John F. Kennedy International Airport and a Lufthansa flight as the airbus came dangerously close to colliding with another jet.

Man flies US Airways in women's underwear

CBS San Francisco 23.06.2011
Man flies US Airways in women's underwear

Days before a San Francisco man was arrested on a US Airways flight over his saggy pants, the same airline allowed a man showing much more skin to fly.


Baggy Pants Cause Plane's Evacuation, Jail Time

RJ Middleton NBC Bay Area 17.06.2011
Baggy Pants Cause Plane's Evacuation, Jail Time

Can a baggy-pants fashion trend land you in jail and clear a plane before takeoff? It can in San Francisco International Airport.

Man tossed off flight after cursing

Maureen Feighan The Detroit News 14.06.2011
Man tossed off flight after cursing

A Brooklyn, N.Y., man who said he was thrown off a flight at Detroit Metro Airport on Sunday for cursing is considering suing the airline, calling the experience "humiliating."


East of Eden: With kayak and snorkel to far-flung Hong Kong

There are two reasons to run fully clothed at speed into Hoi Ha Wan's waters: to feel the crisp, clean ocean splashing in your face and to relieve the Satanic burn of 23 mosquito bites on your left calf. The itchy sprint into the water is my intro...

Mass brawl at 30,000 feet sees 76-year-old passenger arrested over 30-minute fight on Virgin flight to Barbados

A man aged 76 and two members of his family were arrested after a ‘vicious’ punch-up on a plane that took cabin crew 30 minutes to break up.


Passenger Strips Naked on Flight, Forcing Plane to Turn Around

A German passenger stripped naked on an Iberia flight from Madrid to Frankfurt, forcing the pilot to turn the plane around so the man could be arrested, the Spanish airline said Friday.

Delta changes bag policy after public outcry over charging soldiers

Two U.S. soldiers returning from a deployment in Afghanistan got fired up after being charged a $200 extra baggage fee by Delta Air Lines for their connecting flight from Baltimore to Atlanta — and their outrage led the airline to change its policy.


Airlines unveil security checkpoint of future: quicker scans, fewer hassles, still safe

Eye scanners and futuristic security tunnels may be standard in airports soon as the airline industry seeks to maintain safety while reducing the hassles of boarding a plane that deter some people from flying.

Cruise passengers tell of seven-hour security 'revenge' nightmare

Andy Bloxham, and John Bingham Telegraph 08.06.2011
Cruise passengers tell of seven-hour security 'revenge' nightmare

Elderly passengers on board a luxury cruise have criticised US immigration officials after they endured a seven-hour security check.


Cathay Pacific Expands Codeshare with American Airlines

Cathay Pacific has expanded its codeshare agreement with oneworld alliance partner American Airlines. The expansion will see the airline add 11 new destinations to its network in the United States.

Singapore superjumbo forced to return to Hong Kong

A SINGAPORE Airlines (SIA) A380 was forced to return to Hong Kong shortly after taking off because of a landing gear problem, the carrier said on Monday.


Plane returns, fighter jets scrambled, after fight over reclined seat

Ashley Halsey III The Washington Post 01.06.2011
Plane returns, fighter jets scrambled, after fight over reclined seat

Before things got out of hand, it was a typical annoyance that happens once a flight gets airborne: A passenger hit the recline button and sent his seat intimately close to the lap of the guy sitting behind him. What followed wasn’t typical at all...

Air passengers in 'Lord of the Flies' mutiny after seven-hour delay

Mark Blunden and Tom Harper This is London 31.05.2011
Air passengers in 'Lord of the Flies' mutiny after seven-hour delay

Furious passengers staged a "mutiny" on a Heathrow flight after they were delayed for seven hours. Eight police officers were forced to intervene and some angry travellers grappled with the captain.


US to store passenger data for 15 years

Alan Travis The Guardian 26.05.2011
US to store passenger data for 15 years

The personal data of millions of passengers who fly between the US and Europe, including credit card details, phone numbers and home addresses, may be stored by the US department of homeland security for 15 years, according to a draft agreement be...

Iceland shuts main airport after volcano sends ash plume 12 miles into sky; Europe air routes still open

Ash from a massive plume of smoke from an eruption of Iceland's most active volcano could spread south to parts of Europe next week, but experts on Sunday still hoped the impact on air travel would be limited.


5-Star Hong Kong Hotel's Shopping and Dining Packages Deliver Delicious Deals

Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel 21.05.2011
5-Star Hong Kong Hotel's Shopping and Dining Packages Deliver Delicious Deals

Tantalizing tastes and unique retail therapies are fabulous reasons for taking a relaxing break from the ordinary. Experience exquisite Hong Kong shopping adventures perfect for nourishing the body and fine Cantonese cuisine ideal for nourishing a...

Oops. Bomb at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport was only a drill

With their guns drawn, police surrounded a man who reportedly was trying to get through security at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport with a bomb in a carry-on bag. It was a drill, but the trouble was no one had told the cops, who th...



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