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Man Steals Bus, Drives Around Airport Tarmac

Man Steals Bus, Drives Around Airport Tarmac Sep 30th, 2013 at 11:30AM: Flickr user caribb Perhaps wanting to relive one of the most climatic moments from the movie "Speed," a Texas man allegedly stole an airport bus and drove it around the tarmac this weekend. Police say David Cooper Thurmond snuck onto the Easterwood Airport runway early Saturday morning, stole the 22-person passenger transport and drove it around for an undisclosed amount of time before he was...

Looking For Holiday Airfare? Better Hurry

Looking For Holiday Airfare? Better Hurry Nov 6th, 2012 at 1:00PM: When to buy holiday airfare is often the most difficult part of the process. Deciding where to go, when we want to fly there and who we might travel with is easy. Knowing when to pull the trigger on buying airfare seems to require a crystal ball. Since most of us don't have mystic forecasting abilities, we look to what or who we believe are qualified sources for guidance. Experts seem to agree,...

2011 Airline Quality Ratings - AirTran at number one

2011 Airline Quality Ratings - AirTran at number one Apr 5th, 2011 at 10:00AM: The 2011 Airline Quality Ratings (AQR) were just released, and AirTran topped the list at number one. The Atlanta based air line got top marks in the study that accounts for on time arrivals, mishandled baggage, complaints, and other metrics. The study only includes airlines in the United States and provides interesting statistics about the overall quality of domestic air travel. The main form...

Galley Gossip: Flight attendants trained to spot human traffickers at the Super Bowl

Galley Gossip: Flight attendants trained to spot human traffickers at the Super Bowl Feb 3rd, 2011 at 9:30AM: What do hundreds of flight attendants, thousands of under-age prostitutes and the Super Bowl all have in common? Dallas. On Sunday they're all traveling to Texas. American Airlines, American Eagle, Delta, United, and Qantas hope to help stop human traffickers from pimping out women and children by holding training sessions that will enable flight attendants volunteering their time on the ground...

Galley Gossip: Flight attendant training - which airline to pick?

Galley Gossip: Flight attendant training - which airline to pick? Jan 24th, 2011 at 9:30AM: Next week I'm to start flight attendant training for American Eagle. But today I got a call from Delta and they want me to go for a face to face interview two days after I'm to start training! If I go to the Delta interview, I'll forfeit American Eagle completely and won't ever be able to reapply, as this is my second chance to go to training with them. I'm giving up my good paying but burned...

Pocketknife found on plane causes major security drama at Dallas airport

Pocketknife found on plane causes major security drama at Dallas airport Jan 20th, 2010 at 4:30PM: The discovery of a pocket knife on an American Eagle plane at Dallas Fort Worth airport triggered an aircraft evacuation, passenger rescreening and a two hour delay. The knife was found by a passenger between two seats, and while common sense tells us that someone probably found it in their pocket after simply forgetting to remove it, the TSA treats these incidents as a major breach of...

Airlines post worst on-time performance of the year

Airlines post worst on-time performance of the year Aug 5th, 2009 at 1:00PM: June was the worst month of the year for airline on-time performance since December, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. Together, U.S. airlines had an on-time arrival rate of 76.1 percent, down from 80.5 percent in May. But, they had fewer delayed flights than in June 2008. Hawaiian Airlines put up the best on-time results in June, with Delta subsidiary Comair at the other end...

American Eagle pilot tries to amuse his passengers and fails

American Eagle pilot tries to amuse his passengers and fails Aug 24th, 2008 at 2:00PM: Passengers on American Eagle flight 4891 from New York's La Guardia airport en route to Cleveland were already running 2 hours late when the pilot asked the flight attendant to advise the passengers that the aircraft would be diverted to Toledo. The reason given was "an emergency has shutdown Cleveland Hopkins Airport". Once the plane landed, passengers whipped out their mobile phones, expecting...

Autistic child kicked off flight

Autistic child kicked off flight Jun 25th, 2008 at 5:00PM: This is an unbelievable story. It would also make you think we live in old communist Russia, not a country priding itself for valuing diversity. Yes, a mother and her child were kicked off an American Eagle flight because she "wasn't able to control her toddler." According to ABC Eyewitness News, the mother says she was "doing all she could to calm the autistic boy," but got "no sympathy from the...

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