Travel

Passenger Opens Emergency Door, Walks Onto Wing

Chicago’s NBC News affiliate reports: A person was arrested early Thursday after he opened the emergency exit of a moving plane on the runway at O’Hare International Airport and walked out onto the wing, police said. United Airlines officials confirmed that the incident occurred on flight 2874 from San Diego to Chicago. The plane was approaching a gate when the …

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Man Gets 60 Days In Assault On Flight Attendants

ABC News report: A 23-year-old man featured in a video that went viral after he groped two flight attendants, punched a third, screamed his parents had $2 million and was duct taped to a seat of a Frontier Airlines flight was sentenced Tuesday to 60 days in jail followed by one year of supervised release. Max Berry pleaded guilty to …

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NYC To Launch Crackdown On Subway Fare Evasion

Gothamist reports: This is what the MTA is currently facing: Weekday subway ridership stagnating at around 3 million people a day, a little more than half of what is was before the pandemic; the most felony assaults in the subway system between January to March since the NYPD began keeping records in 1997; and a $2 billion operating deficit when …

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Man Charged In Anti-Gay Assault Of Flight Attendant

The Daily Beast reports: A first-class passenger flying home from Atlanta became enraged with a flight attendant who refused to continue serving the man alcohol, calling him a “fag” and a “queer” before throwing a glass of ice at him and hitting him with an onboard telephone, according to an FBI affidavit obtained first by The Daily Beast. Christopher Alexander …

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Mike Tyson Pummels Man On JetBlue Flight [VIDEO]

TMZ reports: Mike Tyson seemed to lose his cool on a plane on Wednesday night, repeatedly punching a man in the face after the guy had apparently annoyed him. TMZ Sports has learned the incident all went down at around 10:30 PM PT as Tyson was slated to fly out of San Francisco International Airport to Florida. We’re told the …

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Yes-Fly: Delta To Welcome Back 2K Banned Maskholes

Reuters reports: Delta Air Lines said on Wednesday it plans to restore flight privileges to about 2,000 customers who were barred from flights after failing to comply with mask rules. The Biden administration on Monday said it would no longer enforce a U.S. mask mandate on public transportation and airlines after a federal judge struck down the directive as unlawful. …

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Pastor Who Inflicted Gospel Songs On Trapped EasyJet Passengers Compares Criticism To “Jesus’s Persecution”

The Christian Post reports: A video posted by Pastor Jack Jensz Jr. of his ministry team worshiping aboard an airplane in mid-flight has amassed over 35 million views online. “I didn’t post it to stir anything up,” the Australian-born pastor shared in an interview with The Christian Post. “It was actually just a post to share with our friends and …

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Major Airlines, Uber, And Amtrak Drop Mask Mandate

Axios reports: United, American, Delta and Southwest Airlines all announced that mask requirements would be suspended in the U.S., and on select international flights, effective immediately. JetBlue Airways said Monday evening that masks would be optional in the U.S. Face masks are also now optional onboard all Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air. Uber announced Tuesday that riders and drivers are …

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Sony Playstation Sparks Bomb Panic At Boston Airport

NBC News reports: Passengers at Boston Logan International Airport faced confusion, panic and delays on Easter Sunday after concerns over a suspicious package sparked an evacuation and a visit from the state police bomb squad. In a statement Sunday, Massachusetts State Police said their bomb squad had been called to Terminal A just after 4 p.m. after security staff spotted …

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Fort Lauderdale Responds To “Don’t Say Gay” Law By Reaffirming Its Stance As LGBTQ-Friendly Destination

The Miami Herald reports: When Stacy Ritter, the CEO of Visit Lauderdale, saw professional organizations condemning Florida over legislation like the “Stop WOKE Act” and what critics call the “don’t say gay” law, she worried her job promoting tourism in Broward County could become much more difficult. The agency is reaffirming Fort Lauderdale and its surrounding area as an inclusive, …

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Evangelicals Inflict Gospel Songs On Trapped Fliers

TMZ reports: It’s Easter weekend, but one group of airplane passengers got an early dose of JC juice while 30,000 feet up in the air and halfway around the world … with no way to escape. This video was shot/posted by Jack Jensz Jr. — who seems to be a pastor of some sort, and who founded an org called …

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Major Airlines Lobby Feds To Drop All COVID Mandates

ABC News reports: The largest lobbying association for America’s airlines is urging the federal government to lift mask mandates for all air travelers and COVID-19 testing for international travels — among the last vestiges of coronavirus crisis mandates. “I am writing to urge you to end the pre-departure testing requirement for international air travel and to end the mask mandate …

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CDC Extends Public Transport Mask Mandate Thru 5/1

NBC News reports: The Biden administration will extend for two weeks the nationwide mask requirement for public transit as it monitors an uptick in COVID-19 cases, sources familiar with the matter confirmed to the Associated Press and NBC News. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was set to extend the order, which was to expire on April 18, by …

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CDC May Extend Mask Mandate For Public Transport

The Hill reports: A top White House COVID-19 adviser on Monday said that extending the federal mask mandate for all transportation networks, which is set to expire next week, is “absolutely” under consideration. “This is a CDC decision and I think it is absolutely on the table,” White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Ashish Jha said on NBC’s “Today” show, referring …

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Orlando’s Airport Now Among World’s Ten Busiest

Reuters reports: Orlando cracked a list of the world’s top 10 busiest airports by passengers for the first time last year, as the home of the Walt Disney World and Universal Studios Florida theme parks joined mostly American hubs as soaring leisure travel underpins a recovery in traffic. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport topped the rankings by passenger traffic published Monday …

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FAA Issues Record Fines Against Two “Unruly” Fliers

Via press release from the FAA: U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposed the largest-ever fines ever against two passengers for alleged unruly behavior. The fines of $81,950 and $77,272, respectively, are part of the approximately $2 million the agency has proposed since Jan. 1, 2022. “If you are on an airplane, don’t be a jerk and don’t …

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JetBlue Makes $3.6B All-Cash Offer To Buy Spirit

CNBC reports: JetBlue Airways made a $3.6 billion all-cash offer for Spirit Airlines, raising questions about Spirit’s deal to combine with rival discount carrier Frontier Airlines. Spirit said its board was evaluating JetBlue’s proposal and will “pursue the course of action it determines to be in the best interests of Spirit and its stockholders.” JetBlue’s bid comes less than two …

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CDC Drops COVID Travel Warning For Cruise Ships

USA Today reports: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention dropped its risk assessment of cruise travel Wednesday after more than two years of warning travelers against the dangers of contracting COVID-19 on a cruise amid the pandemic. “CDC is removing the COVID-19 Cruise Ship Travel Health Notice,” spokesperson Dave Daigle, spokesperson for the health agency, told USA TODAY. The …

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Hawaii Lifts Its “Vax Or Negative Test To Enter” Rule

Hawaii News Now reports: Since its launch, 12 million passengers were screened through the state’s Safe Travels program launched in a bid to welcome visitors back amid the pandemic. But at 11:59 p.m. Friday, Safe Travels was no more. The state has stopped checking for proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test. They’ve stopped requiring incoming passengers to take …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Man Punches Southwest Gate Agent

The Independent reports: A man who was allegedly seen in a viral video punching a Southwest Airlines employee after being removed from a flight has been charged with battery. Courney Drummond was arrested on Tuesday at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. His charges include simple battery, battery, and obstruction, according to law enforcement. Police have said that Mr Drummond was removed …

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