Thursday February 23, 2017

Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category

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…

Waves transform Russian seaside from a dumping ground for alcohol bottles into a colorful ‘pebble beach’

The Ussuri Bay used to be a dumping ground for old glass bottles and waste from a porcelain factory but the waves from the Pacific Ocean have rounded and polished the debris left behind.  More…

Springsteen tells crowd he’s ’embarrassed’ to be American

Bruce Springsteen, a once proud American with his song “Born in the USA” said at a concert in Australia he’s embarrassed to be an American. The 67-year-old has-been addressed the crowd as “embarrassed Americans” referring to President Trump in the White House in a recent clip from his show in Melbourne.  More…

Starbucks chief promises to hire 10,000 refugees

Howard Schultz, the coffee retailer’s chairman and CEO, wrote a powerful open letter to staff in which he said the company was committed to hiring 10,000 refugees over five years in 75 countries.  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…

California’s bullet train is hurtling toward a multibillion-dollar overrun, a confidential federal report warns

California’s bullet train could cost taxpayers 50% more than estimated — as much as $3.6 billion more. And that’s just for the first 118 miles through the Central Valley, which was supposed to be the easiest part of the route between Los Angeles and San Francisco. The environmental reviews have grown ever more costly, with cost overruns now estimated at more than 170%.  More…

Is this the real reason the Titanic sank?

A deadly combination of ice – and fire – share collective blame for the sinking of the Titanic, according to a group of experts who believe a massive below-decks blaze weakened the hull so massively that an iceberg had no problem cutting a gaping hole through it.  More…

Cops find drunk pilot passed out in cockpit

An airline pilot is facing charges in Canada after police say he was found by his co-pilot passed out in the cockpit of a Boeing 737 before it was set to take off.  More…

Flight 666 Flies to HEL on Friday the 13th

Finnair flight AY666 took off today from Copenhagen and safely landed at the Helsinki Airport. Fortunately for the air travelers, today on Friday the 13th, flight 666 successfully flew to HEL without incident.  More…

Man risked life to protect a mom during Florida airport shooting

A Rochester man risked his life to save a mother of two during the deadly gunfire that left five dead and eight wounded in the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Friday. Retired Electrician Tony Barosiewics threw himself on top of Annika Dean, whispering “I will protect you,” as bullets whizzed by.  More…

Pilot in fatal hot air balloon crash was high on drugs

The pilot of a hot air balloon that went down in a fiery crash in Texas last summer — killing him and 15 sightseers — had binged on a cocktail of drugs before takeoff, Bloomberg News reported Friday. Alfred “Skip” Nichols, 49, had ingested seven drugs, including the opiate painkiller oxycodone and Valium, according to a toxicology report.  More…

The longest ride in Uber history

Uber driver Janis Rogers picked up a fare in Virginia and drove her nearly eight hours and 400 miles to Brooklyn, in what is believed to be the longest Uber ride on record. Then, the 64-year-old turned right around and drove back to her home in Newport News, Va.  More…

Legendary New York eatery Da Silvano ‘closed forever’

A grim-sounding Silvano Marchetto blamed soaring operating costs including new minimum-wage rules and rent that escalated from $500 a month in 1975 to $41,000 a month today. “I can’t do it anymore,” Marchetto said.  More…