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United Airlines apologizes for reusing 9/11 flight numbers

United Airlines is apologizing for briefly restarting use of flight numbers of two planes that crashed after being hijacked on Sept. 11, 2001.

Obese Pair Told To Buy 4 Seats On Southwest Airlines Flight

Southwest Airlines has apologized to a mother and daughter who said they got rough treatment at the airport. Kenlie Tiggeman, a 30-year-old political strategist and weight loss blogger in New York City, said it was humiliating, being told she was ...


Woman’s Cell Phone Use Halts Train

CBS Sacramento 18.05.2011
Woman’s Cell Phone Use Halts Train

A passenger train made an unscheduled stop in Oregon over a woman’s cell phone use and verbal confrontations with other passengers.

Unruly Passenger Tried to Commit Suicide by Opening Door on Passenger Jet

An affidavit filed in federal court in St. Louis alleges that a man tried to open the door of a passenger jet to commit suicide.


TSA gets flak for baby's airport patdown

Less than a month after a public outcry over a 6-year-old's patdown at the New Orleans airport by TSA agents, a photo showing TSA agents examining what appears to be the rear end of a baby at Kansas City International airport has gained a lot of a...

Passengers, flight crew subdue man banging on cockpit door

A passenger aboard a Chicago-to-San Francisco flight was wrestled to the floor by flight attendants and fellow passengers late Sunday night after the man began yelling and banging on the cockpit door as the flight approached SFO, according to auth...


Miss America Sexually Molested by TSA

Kurt Nimmo Infowars.com 28.04.2011
Miss America Sexually Molested by TSA

In the video below, the former beauty queen who held the Miss America title in 2003, Susie Castillo, says a TSA “screener” fondled her vagina during an intrusive pat-down.

Air Traffic Controller Suspended for Watching Movie

The FAA confirmed on Monday that a local air traffic controller has been suspended while an investigation is underway into troubles that happened during the early morning hours on Sunday. The information was reported first on Fox 8 News and FOX8.com.


Air traffic controllers need naps on the job, scientists agree

In the wake of several recent instances of air traffic controllers sleeping on the job, the Federal Aviation Administration is promising a "top-to-bottom review" of current policies, though some scientists say controlled naps are just what tired w...

"Widespread cracking" found on Southwest plane

Colleen Jenkins Yahoo! News 04.04.2011
"Widespread cracking" found on Southwest plane

National safety inspectors have found evidence of "widespread cracking" and fatigue on the fuselage of a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 that made an emergency landing in Arizona with a hole in the cabin, a government official said on Sunday.


Sources: Flight From Philadelphia Struck By Stray Bullet

Investigators say they now know what caused a small hole in a US Airways plane that traveled from Philadelphia to Charlotte Monday.

TSA Admits Bungling of Airport Body-Scanner Radiation Tests

The Transportation Security Administration is re-analyzing the radiation levels of X-ray body scanners installed in airports nationwide, after testing produced dramatically higher-than-expected results.


TSA scanners radiation levels 10 times higher than expected

Alison Young and Blake Morrison USA Today 13.03.2011
TSA scanners radiation levels 10 times higher than expected

The Transportation Security Administration announced Friday that it would retest every full-body X-ray scanner that emits ionizing radiation — 247 machines at 38 airports — after maintenance records on some of the devices showed radiation levels 1...

Coffee spill diverts United Airlines flight, Transport Canada says

Don't underestimate the power of a spilled cup of coffee. A United Airlines flight from Chicago to Frankfurt, Germany, was diverted to Toronto this week after the pilot dumped a cup of coffee on the plane's communication's equipment. The unwanted ...


Nearly 10,000 flights canceled in US since holiday blizzard began

Close to 10,000 total flights have been canceled since the beginning of a holiday blizzard that blanketed much of the U.S. northeast with snow and left thousands stranded.

Alert issued on beverage containers on planes

The Homeland Security Department has alerted air carriers to a potential terror tactic involving insulated beverage containers like thermoses.


Airport shut down -- by stuffed chicken

Amanda McElfresh The Advertiser 23.12.2010
Airport shut down -- by stuffed chicken

As airport security becomes more of a concern during the holiday travel season, travelers will be seeing delays of all sorts. But an hour-long delay for Lafayette Regional Airport users Tuesday morning was of a nature most fowl.

Woman in wheelchair and underwear misses flight [VIDEO]

Tammy Banovac, a mostly naked woman with a poodle wheelchairs through the Oklahoma City Airport security line Nov. 30, 2010


Survey: LaGuardia Once Again Worst Airport In U.S.

And there’s yet another unwelcome badge of distinction for LaGuardia airport. A new survey rates it as the worst airport in the country — again.

TSA pat-down leaves traveler covered in urine

A retired special education teacher on his way to a wedding in Orlando, Fla., said he was left humiliated, crying and covered with his own urine after an enhanced pat-down by TSA officers recently at Detroit Metropolitan Airport.



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