Tag Archives: air travel

Harrison Ford’s Private Plane In Near Miss With 737

NBC News reports: Actor Harrison Ford was involved in a potentially serious incident on Monday as he was piloting his private plane, a single engine Husky, NBC News has learned. Ford, an experienced pilot who collects vintage planes, had been instructed to land on runway 20-L at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California but mistakenly aimed for a taxiway …

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GOP Former Sen. Al D’Amato Booted From Flight After Attempting To Lead Passenger Revolt [VIDEO]

The New York Post reports: Former Sen. Al D’Amato was escorted off a JetBlue flight Monday night after trying to lead passengers in a rebellion against seating changes that followed a lengthy delay, an eyewitness told The Post. JetBlue flight 1002 from Ft. Lauderdale to JFK was scheduled to depart at 1:40 pm Monday, but didn’t take off until 8 …

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TSA Posts Airport Notices: Travelers From Nine States Cannot Use Their Driver’s Licenses As ID In 2018

TIME Magazine reports: Beginning Jan. 22, 2018, travelers from nine states will no longer be able to travel with only their driver’s licenses. Residents of Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Washington will have to use alternate ID forms (passport, military ID, or permanent resident card) to pass TSA security checkpoints—even for domestic travel. On Thursday, …

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NEW YORK CITY: Married Gay Couple Ejected From JetBlue Flight For “Verbally Harassing” Ivanka Trump

The Associated Press reports: Two people were removed from a JetBlue plane after one of them began verbally berating Ivanka Trump and her family. They were flying coach on a JetBlue flight out of JFK when the incident happened. According to published reports, the passenger started screaming “Your father is ruining our country…. Why is she on our flight?” TMZ …

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COLOMBIA: 76 Killed In Charter Plane Crash

CBS News reports: A chartered plane with a Brazilian first division soccer team crashed near Medellin while on its way to the finals of a regional tournament, killing 76 people, Colombian officials said Tuesday. Only four people are believed to have survived. The British Aerospace 146 short-haul plane, operated by a charter airline named LaMia, declared an emergency at 10 …

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BANNED FOR LIFE: Delta Airlines Permanently Boots Trump Fan Who Screamed About “Hillary Bitches”

Raw Story reports: Last week, video emerged of a Trump supporter standing up in the middle of a Delta Airlines flight and yelling at women whom he believed voted for Hillary Clinton in this year’s presidential election. The video, which quickly went viral, showed the man standing up in the aisle and chastising “Hillary b*tches” for not supporting his preferred …

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Jordanian Air: Fly To America Now, Just In Case

NBC News reports: As the world waited Tuesday for Americans to choose their new president, a Middle East airline launched an advertising campaign that took a swipe at Donald Trump’s original plan to ban Muslims from the USA. Royal Jordanian Airlines posted a promotion on social media urging customers: “Just in case he wins… travel to the U.S. while you’re …

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CHICAGO: Passengers Use Escape Chutes After Jet Catches Fire On O’Hare Runway, Nine Injuries [VIDEO]

By coincidence, today was O’Hare’s fire drill day and they’d issued social media messages telling people not to worry if they saw anything unusual. DNA Info reports: A harrowing scene played out at O’Hare Airport Friday afternoon after an American Airlines flight caught fire on a runway, forcing 170 people to flee the plane on inflated slides as huge flames …

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Delta Flights Grounded Worldwide After Power Outage

NBC News reports: Tens of thousands of Delta passengers around the world were grounded indefinitely Monday after a power outage caused a system-wide computer failure. Check-in systems, airport screens and even the airline’s website and smartphone apps are affected by the problem, which began at 2:38 a.m. ET. The Atlanta-based airline suspended departures until the problem can be fixed, while …

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TRAILER: Sully

Slate recaps: Tom Hanks is in full voice-of-authority mode in the trailer for Sully, Clint Eastwood’s upcoming film about Capt. Chesley Sullenberger, the pilot who successfully ditched US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River, saving everyone aboard. The landing, from the plane’s initial encounter with a flock of geese to touchdown, took only three minutes and ended with everyone …

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LOS ANGELES: Bomb Threat Grounds Flight

CBS News reports: Authorities Tuesday investigated the circumstances surrounding a possible threat that has been made on a plane at Los Angeles International Airport. According to airport police, the American Eagle aircraft has been moved to a remote area of the airport. Police are working with the pilot to deplane passengers and search the aircraft. The plane traveled to Los …

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US Airlines Battle For Routes To Cuba

The Hill reports: U.S. airlines are in vicious competition for the chance to provide direct service to Cuba, even as the impact of the new business on their bottom lines is unclear. Last month, the Department of Transportation opened bidding from airlines to operate 20 daily round-trip flights to Havana, and 10 flights to nine smaller airports on the island. …

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OK Go – Upside Down And Inside Out [VIDEO]

This is so cool. OK Go’s new zero gravity video has left tech sites with dropped jaws. Via TechCrunch: OK Go, who is famous for producing highly creative and meticulously choreographed videos, partnered with Russian airliner S7 Airlines for this gravity inspired performance. To create the video, the S7 Airlines plane flew up and down in a wave-like path. This …

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5100 Flights Canceled Due To Blizzard

FlightAware.com reports that more than 5100 flights scheduled for today and tomorrow have been canceled nationwide due to the blizzard already underway in the mid-Atlantic. More from the Associated Press: A blizzard menacing the Eastern United States started dumping snow in Virginia, Tennessee and other parts of the South on Friday as millions of people in the storm’s path prepared …

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Silver Airways: Free Flights If Bush Or Rubio Win

Fort Lauderdale-based Silver Airways will surely get a lot of attention for the promotion they launched today. They will also surely give away zero flights. Of course, this is really about building their email list. They write: The Iowa Caucus is on Feb 1st, and if you haven’t heard, two candidates running for President are from Florida! Silver wants to …

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Snowmageddon 2016 Allegedly Approaches

Months into the wimpiest winter in recent memory, we’re finally going to get a major blizzard this weekend. Allegedly. Meteorologists are positively giddy about having actual news to report. From the Weather Channel: Winter storm watches have been issued for 14 states from the Mid-South to the East Coast in advance of Winter Storm Jonas. In addition, blizzard watches have …

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TSA To Stop Accepting Drivers Licenses From Some States Beginning In January 2018

The Hill reports: Airline passengers in five states and a U.S. territory will be unable to present their current driver’s licenses at airport checkpoints after Jan. 22, 2018, under new rules announced on Friday by the Department of Homeland Security. The Homeland Security department, which overseas the TSA, said it would begin enforcing a post-Sept. 11 law that directs federal …

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ISIS: Our Soda Can Bomb Took Down Russian Jet

ISIS claims that the bomb which took down a Russian airliner was hidden in a can of Schwepps pineapple soda. ABC News reports: The image, included in the latest issues of an ISIS magazine, shows a soda can and what explosives experts told ABC News are a blasting cap and an electric initiator. The ISIS magazine said the image showed “the …

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RUSSIA: Authorities Confirm Jetliner Was Brought Down By Terrorism, Offer $50M Reward For Information

CNN reports: The Russian passenger jet that crashed over Sinai, Egypt, was brought down by a bomb estimated to contain 1 kilogram (2.2 pounds) of explosives, the head of the Russian Federal Security Service said Tuesday, and the Russian government is offering a $50 million reward for information about those who brought it down. The government had initially resisted the …

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Britain Halts Sinai Flights Over Bomb Fears

The Guardian reports: The British government has suspended all flights to the UK from the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh after declaring it believes the Russian plane that crashed over Sinai may have been brought down by an explosive device. The government ordered a temporary moratorium on flights from the beach resort while security assessments were carried out, after receiving …

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