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United Airlines Hit With $1.9 Million Fine for Holding Passengers On Planes for Hours During Delays

United Airlines has been slapped with a total of $1.9 million in fines for avoidable tarmac delays in which the airline forced thousands of passengers to wait on planes... Read More

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Flight Attendant Injured After Pilot Collapses and Falls On Top Of Her

A flight attendant on a Lufthansa flight from Palma de Mallorca to Frankfurt was injured in a bizarre incident when one of the two pilots flying the aircraft lost... Read More

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People are physically touching us more because of face masks says Flight Attendant and it’s got us on edge

Flight Attendants have one more thing to deal with these days: people are touching them more. Indeed, according to one flight attendant, the frequency at which... Read More

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After waiting in line for 5 hours JetBlue passengers try a racist tirade to see if that improves things

Spoiler alert: it doesn't. Another horrific travel freakout was recorded when several JetBlue passengers who'd been waiting in line for 5 hours completely meltdown,... Read More

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Some details on Connect Airlines’ operating costs

Looking to lease a couple Q400s to launch an airline? The going rate appears to be $50k/month, according to recent DOT filings made by Connect Airlines. Read More

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Woman Who Went to Tokyo in a Pandemic Demands to Know Why Someone Would Want to go to Tokyo in a Pandemic

No, this is not satire. Australian lawmaker and the premier of Queensland, Annastacia Palaszczuk mocked a reporter who asked if she would support the federal... Read More

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People touch us more because of the masks says Flight Attendant and it’s got them on edge

Flight Attendants have one more thing to deal with these days, a consequence of prolonged face mask-wearing: people are touching them more. Indeed, according to one... Read More

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British Government Defends “Discriminatory” Vaccine Passport Policy That’s Causing a Diplomatic Storm

It is a policy that critics have denounced as “illogical and discriminatory” and now the British government is fighting to defend its new international rules that... Read More

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Miami and Las Vegas Are Back for KLM After Biden’s Surprise Travel Ban Announcement

Route planners at KLM Royal Dutch Airlines have had a busy few weeks as they adjust to yet more flip-flopping travel restrictions. But just weeks after pulling Miami and... Read More

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Man rushes cockpit over a failed phone call, later breaks out of restraints, shouting in Arabic and Spanish

The FBI released an affidavit describing a terrifying experience earlier this week on a Puerto Rico bound JetBlue flight originating in Boston. In the release, a man is... Read More

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Man Faces 20 Years Imprisonment For Sexually Assaulting Flight Attendant on American Eagle Flight

Leon Anderson of Maumelle, Arkansas faces a maximum sentence of 20 years imprisonment after pleading guilty to interfering with a flight attendant. Anderson allegedly... Read More

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JetBlue Flight Attendant Strangled and Seriously Injured After ‘Suicidal’ Passenger Charges Flight Deck

A jetBlue flight attendant was strangled and nearly incapacitated by an unruly passenger who attempted to storm the flight deck and begged to be shot during a flight... Read More

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Man threatens to assault cops during airport meltdown while daughter watches in horror

police surrounding him. The video, originally shared to TikTok, then Reddit, shows the disgruntled traveler in the midst of a confrontation of sorts with police, with... Read More

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Delta Air Lines Would Like to Share its Antimasker ‘No-Fly List’ With Other Carriers

Delta Air Lines revealed on Thursday that it has placed more than 1,600 passengers on its antimasker ‘no-fly list’ since the start of the pandemic and the airline... Read More

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United Airlines Setting “Unrealistic Expectations” That Dirty Onboard Restrooms Will Be Cleaned

United Airlines has introduced a new onboard announcement in which flight attendants ask passengers to provide feedback on the cleanliness of the onboard lavatories. The... Read More

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Have sled, will crash: Recaro inaugurates new seat testing facility

Crashing is good. Crashing can yield useful data. And, especially when properly managed and controlled, crashing is an absolute necessity before new seats can be sold or... Read More

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British Airways Abandons Plans for Low-Cost Subsidiary Based at Gatwick Airport

British Airways says it will abandon short-haul operations from Gatwick Airport and potentially concede its coveted slots to rival easyJet after failing to reach a deal... Read More

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Number of Unruly Passenger Incidents Drops “Sharply” After Rule Breakers Hit With Fines

The rate at which airlines are reporting unruly passenger incidents to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has dropped sharply since the agency started to slap... Read More

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FAA says unruly passengers incidents are declining (finally!) after this big change

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published new data on the pace and nature of unruly passenger incidents and the news was a bit surprising: they've gone down... Read More

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Man Faces Three Years Behind Bars for Masturbating Next to Teenage Girl On Frontier Airlines Flight

A man faces three years imprisonment, plus a $250,000 fine after pleading guilty to masturbating next to his teenage victim and rubbing her inner thigh with his hand on... Read More

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Norse Atlantic Wins Over British Pilots With Promise of Hundreds of Long-term Jobs

Low-cost upstart airline Norse Atlantic has won over Britain’s largest pilots union with the promise of hundreds of long-term jobs at its base at Gatwick Airport.... Read More

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Airport Freakout says there are Russian warships off the coast of Seattle

omen where one claims their Russian warships off the coast of Seattle, that the person filming the video must be CIA, because she has a "CIA haircut" and more. Good... Read More

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Woman buys out entire first class cabin for her dog and we are kinda impressed

To be fair, the pupper is pretty impressive and if we had the money we might just do the same! Ok, probably not. In a bizarre story, a woman purchased all of the seats... Read More

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Flights Stopped at Hollywood Burbank Airport After Man Runs In Front of Plane on the Runway

All operations at Hollywood Burbank International Airport who brought briefly to a standstill on Wednesday morning after a man somehow managed to evade airport security... Read More

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Northern Pacific snags six 757s for Asia service

Alaska's Northern Pacific Airways (NPA) is pushing forward with its plans to launch transpacific routes from its base in Anchorage. The carrier purchased its first six... Read More

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Two United Pilots and Other Employees File Lawsuit Against Airline Over Vaccine Mandate

Two Captain’s for United Airlines, as well as a flight attendant, an aircraft technician, a United Club customer service rep and a station operations representative,... Read More

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ExpressJet aims to fly as aha!

ExpressJet will not fly as an independent carrier this fall as previously planned. Instead, the carrier will operate under the brand name "aha!" or "fly-aha!" when it... Read More

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The Airbus A350 is Getting Electronically Dimmable Windows Just Like Boeing’s Dreamliner

The Airbus A350 will come with electronically dimmable windows from 2022 just like Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner the European aircraft manufacturer confirmed during a press... Read More

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Inmarsat OneFi aims to better monetize WiFi for airlines

Can an updated wifi portal deliver significant changes in the in-flight passenger connectivity experience? Inmarsat hopes so, as the company launches OneFi, a "customer... Read More

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British Expats in Dubai Can Finally Visit Home Without Quarantine After Last-Minute Rule Change

Fully vaccinated British expats living in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will finally be able to visit home without having to endure 10-days of quarantine following a... Read More

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U.S. Airlines Told to Stamp Out Unruly Passenger Behavior Within a Month

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) convened a meeting of top U.S. airlines and industry representatives on Tuesday to tell them to do more to fight back against... Read More

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