Tuesday May 23, 2017

Archive for the ‘Aviation’ Category

United flight attendants forced me to pee in a cup

A Kansas City mom claims she was forced to pee in a cup aboard a United Airlines flight – and then humiliated by the crew members who wouldn’t let her use the bathroom.  More…

This is the smartest thing an airline has done all year

Delta has canceled its “International Media Day” in wake of a viral video that showed one of its employees threatening a California dad with jail time and kicking him and his family off a flight, the airline said on its website.  More…

Couple on the way to their wedding kicked off United flight

The turbulence continues for United Airlines. A bride and groom from Utah headed to their wedding in Costa Rica were kicked off their flight out of Houston on Saturday, KHOU reported. Michael Hohl and his fianceé, Amber Maxwell, arrived from Salt Lake City for a layover at George Bush Intercontinental Airport.  More…

United Airlines gives refunds to passengers on chaotic flight

The free-for-all became free for all! Every passenger aboard United Airlines’ Flight 3411 bound for Louisville, Kentucky, will get a refund following the mayhem of a doctor getting dragged off the plane.  More…

Tone-deaf United CEO thinks things are going just fine

The flying public may be furious at United Airlines, but their CEO thinks things are going just fine. United boss Oscar Munoz, unfazed by the criticism, sent a tone-deaf e-mail to employees Monday that defended the staff’s actions and called the passenger “disruptive and belligerent.”  More…

United Passenger Dragged From Overbooked Flight

A man on an overbooked United Airlines flight was forcibly removed from his seat and dragged through the aisle on Sunday, and video of the anguished protests by him and other passengers spread rapidly on Monday as people criticized the airline’s tactics. A police officer involved in the episode has been placed on leave, the authorities said.  More…

Watch this woman pull gun on drone hovering over her home

Clearly annoyed by a drone hovering near her residence, a woman aims a gun at the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle in a video that is going viral. At that point whoever is piloting the drone gets the message that the UAV is unwelcome and the drone quickly flies away from the house.  More…

American Airlines flight diverted after soda spill

An American Airlines flight from Miami to Chicago was diverted Monday afternoon to Jacksonville International Airport due to a soda mishap. The incident, which is under investigation by the FAA, left passengers stranded at the airport.  More…

Hawaii-bound flight diverted to LAX after passenger complains about $12 blanket

A Hawaiian Airlines passenger got booted off a flight Wednesday after he threatened to "take someone behind the woodshed" and refused to pay $12 for a blanket, officials said. The incident began after the plane took off from Las Vegas, and a 66-year-old passenger complained that he was cold, according to Los Angeles Airport Police.  More…

Hotels and airlines don’t want you to know these filthy secrets

There are things customer service representatives will never tell you. That’s where former employees come in. Former and current workers revealed some of the biggest secrets of their industries on a recent Reddit thread that has, over the last four days, garnered nearly 25,000 comments.  More…

Harrison Ford spotted as air investigation is put on hold

Harrison Ford has been spotted in public for the first time since he nearly crashed his single-engine Husky plane into a Boeing 737 carrying 110 passengers at the start of the week. Ford was seen driving his Tesla Model S to Santa Monica Airport, California, on Wednesday – the same place he nearly caused his second serious plane crash in two years.  More…

Harrison Ford FAA investigation for landing on airport taxiway instead of runway

Harrison Ford will not know his flying fate for weeks and maybe a lot longer, because the FAA is severely backlogged. Ford landed on a taxiway Monday at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, thinking it was the proper runway.  More…

Pilot’s bizarre intercom rant about presidential election and her divorce

A United Airlines pilot had to be removed from her airliner after ranting on to stunned passengers about her divorce and President Donald Trump over the plane’s intercom.  More…

This is what 300 drones flying in sync looks like

Land of the free, home of the…drone? The Super Bowl halftime show opened with Lady GaGa singing “God Bless America” and “This Land Is Your Land” with some special guests — hundreds of dancing drones, which formed the shape of the American flag.  More…

VIDEO: Passengers cheer as woman berating Trump supporter is kicked off plane

An elderly woman demanded a Donald Trump supporter seated next to her be moved, but she quickly found out that’s not how the world works. Scott Kotesky, in a window seat, posted a video on Saturday showing a woman in the middle seat complaining about him to airline personnel.  More…