Monday August 21, 2017

Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category

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…

$260K Ferrari totaled in fiery wreck an hour after purchase

An ill-fated motorist crashed his brand new Ferrari in spectacular fashion – just one hour after purchasing the more than $260,000 sports car in England.

Oprah, Gayle King, Diane Sawyer on David Geffen’s yacht

The stars were out in full force on David Geffen’s $300million yacht last week, which played host to the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Diane Sawyer, and Gayle King. Geffen’s boat was anchored off the luxurious Verdura Resort in Sicily, where Google’s exclusive three-day summer camp is held every year. The annual event is held at the $1,770-a-night resort, but it was Geffen’s 454-foot boat where a slew of celebrities decided to play instead.  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…

Woman dead after being hit by jet blast at Caribbean beach

A thrill-seeking tourist was killed on a Caribbean island after the powerful blast from a departing plane blew her off her feet. The 57-year-old New Zealand woman was holding onto the fence at St. Maarten’s Princess Juliana Airport when the jet blast from the Boeing 737 threw her backwards, causing her to hit her head on the concrete pavement.  More…

Sacramento Considering Driverless Shuttle Buses

The City of West Sacramento, California is “kicking the tires” on a driverless shuttle bus. On Tuesday, city officials and the makers of Transdev, an autonomous vehicle company—showed how the bus would work. The EZ-10, as it’s called, is described as a train but with virtual tracks. The route is programmed in—and off you go.  More…

FBI: Flight attendant broke wine bottle over man’s head

A flight attendant broke a wine bottle over the head of a man who lunged for an exit door and fought with other passengers during a Delta Air Lines flight from Seattle to Beijing, but it didn’t faze him, an FBI agent wrote in charging papers filed Friday.  More…

Man checks single can of beer as luggage on flight

A beer drinker from Australia checked in a single can of beer as his luggage on a flight — and the airport staff happily tagged the tin and put it on the plane. “Sure enough there she was, alone on the carousel, proudly making her way around,” he said of his beloved brew.”  More…

Anheuser-Busch scion detained for trying to fly chopper drunk

“King of Beers” royalty landed behind bars after allegedly attempting to fly a chopper drunk. August Adolphus Busch IV, the former CEO of Anheuser-Busch, was arrested Monday evening after landing a helicopter in Swansea, Missorui and later returning to take off while intoxicated.  More…

Photo may solve the Amelia Earhart mystery

A recently discovered photograph may solve the mystery of missing American pilot Amelia Earhart. Earhart disappeared while on a flight around the world 80 years ago. Now some historians believe she survived the plane crash and died in Japanese captivity.  More…

Woman throws ‘lucky’ coins into engine, delays flight

Bad weather, crowded skies and military drills…and now add coin-tossing to the growing list of reasons for China’s notorious flight delays. Police took away an 80-year-old woman Tuesday after fellow passengers reported that she was throwing coins at the plane’s engine during boarding of a China Southern Airlines flight.  More…

TSA agent caught stealing cash from luggage at Orlando International Airport

A TSA employee was arrested after he was caught on video stealing cash from a bag going through screening at Orlando International Airport, Orlando police say.  More…

Airline tries to treat dead dog as lost luggage

A Chinese airline has been accused of treating the devastating death of a pet on a flight as lost luggage. China Eastern Airlines was transporting a three-year-old Golden Retriever named Doudou from Shenzhen to Wuhan, where the owner’s parents live, when the pet died on board.  More…

Los Angeles could replace Rodeo Road with Obama Boulevard

City Council President Herb Wesson wants to rename a 3.4-mile segment of Rodeo Road after Barack Obama. Wesson said his staffers are writing a letter to Obama letting him know about the plan to change the street name, which would require approval by the L.A. City Council and Mayor Eric Garcetti.  More…

North Korea kills American student

The comatose college student who was released from a North Korean prison last week died Monday afternoon, his family said. Otto Warmbier, a 22-year-old University of Virginia undergrad who served 18 months behind bars in the hermit kingdom for alleged anti-state acts, died at 2:20 p.m.  More…