Wednesday October 17, 2018

Archive for the ‘Aviation’ Category

World’s first flying cars set to go on the market with pre-sales next month

The world’s first flying car is set to go on the market with pre-sales scheduled to begin next month.  The first of the two-seat hybrid-electric vehicles, which can switch between driving and flying modes in less than a minute, will be delivered to customers next year.  More…

TSA screeners win immunity from flier abuse claims

Fliers may have a tough time recovering damages for invasive screenings at U.S. airport security checkpoints, after a federal appeals court on Wednesday said screeners are immune from claims under a federal law governing assaults, false arrests and other abuses. In a 2-1 vote, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia said Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screeners are shielded by government sovereign immunity.  More…

Delta apologizes for tying woman with MS to wheelchair

A woman with multiple sclerosis wants Delta Air Lines to improve its service for disabled passengers after she claims she was tied to a wheelchair following an international flight earlier this month.  More…

Southwest explosion victim’s husband breaks his silence

The heartbroken husband of the woman partially sucked out of a Southwest Airlines flight exchanged one last “love you” with her before she died — and recalled the moment he had to tell their children “Mommy’s not going to come home.”  More…

Woman fined $500 for saving free airplane snack from Delta

A Colorado woman is facing a $500 fine from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for saving a free apple she received as a snack from a Delta Air Lines flight attendant on her way back to the United States from Paris, France.  More…

Southwest gives passengers $5K after nearly killing them

“We value you as our customer and hope you will allow us another opportunity to restore your confidence in Southwest,” a letter from Southwest to customers states. “In this spirit, we are sending you a check in the amount of $5,000 to cover any of your immediate financial needs,” read the letter. In addition to the money, passengers will get a $1,000 travel voucher.  More…

Bumped passenger scores $10K flight voucher after Twitter tirade

That’s one way to make the skies friendlier. An angry United Airlines passenger who was bumped from a flight Thursday finagled her way to a $10,000 flight voucher, according to a report. “It was the best flight delay ever,” passenger Allison Preiss, of Washington, DC.  More…

‘Free’quent flier has wings clipped after American Airlines takes away his unlimited pas

He’s the man who flew too much. Steve Rothstein bought a golden ticket from American Airlines in 1987 — granting him a lifetime of unlimited travel. He clocked more than 10 million miles and 10,000 flights. Everybody, even American’s CEO, knew his name.  More…

Dad with a hunch hires helicopter, finds injured trapped son

The father of a teenager who spent 30 hours trapped in a car wreck in Australian woods said Tuesday he had followed his intuition by hiring the helicopter that found his seriously injured son.  More…

Traveler arrested at airport for wearing too many clothes

A man traveling from Iceland to England was arrested at the Iceland Keflavík International Airport for attempting to avoid an excess luggage fee by wearing eight pairs of pants and 10  shirts.  More…

Officers who dragged doctor off United flight have been fired

Two Chicago aviation security officers were fired and a third resigned for their roles in dragging a Kentucky doctor off an overbooked United Airlines flight for refusing to give up his seat. Dr. David Dao of Louisville broke his nose, lost teeth and suffered a concussion in the April 9 fiasco.  More…

Airport worker busted opening passenger bags, stealing items

Abdullah Hayee Mayeh was arrested October 12 following video footage that circulated showing him opening airplane passenger’s bags in the luggage compartment of a Jetstar flight and stealing the contents inside.  More…

Video footage of Roy Halladay’s last moments

Airport worker ‘punches’ man holding baby after delay complaint

This is the shocking moment an airport worker was pictured appearing to punch a passenger holding a baby after he complained about a 13-hour delay on an easyJet flight.  More…

Air Canada near-miss at San Francico might have triggered ‘greatest aviation disaster in history’

In what one aviation expert called a near-miss of what could have been the largest aviation disaster ever, an Air Canada pilot on Friday narrowly avoided a tragic mistake: landing on the San Francisco International Airport taxiway instead of the runway. Sitting on Taxiway C shortly before midnight were four airplanes full of passengers and fuel awaiting permission to take off, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.  More…