Monthly Archives: January 2016

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JFK allowed passengers arriving on international flight to exit without going through Customs

Passengers arriving at Kennedy Airport on an international flight were allowed to exit the busy hub without going through Customs — for at least the second time in recent months, the Daily News has learned. Bumbling airline and security officials let travelers on American Airlines Flight 1223 from Cancun, Mexico, out of the airport on Monday morning without having their passports or bags checked, sources told The News. The security… Read Article →

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5 Things You’ve Never Considered About Being a Flight Attendant

Being a flight attendant has it’s ups and downs and although it’s usually perceived as being an easy or glamorous job, having an office in the sky offers a unique and stressful working environment. Here are five things that you’ve probably never considered about being a Flight Attendant: 1. You’re the main attraction (for the duration of the flight)! I’ll never forget my first flight to Sao Paolo Brazil when… Read Article →

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Former SkyWest flight attendant, Justin Cox-Sever, admitted he fabricated two bomb threats that resulted in emergency landings in North Dakota and Virginia, according to court documents released this week. On September 9, 2015, while working aboard Delta flight 4770 traveling from Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Dickinson, North Dakota, Cox-Sever said he found "a suspicious bag on board that was 'beeping,'" according to the affidavit.

Flight Attendant Accused in North Dakota, Virginia Threats

A flight attendant from Arizona accused of fabricating a bomb threat story that prompted an emergency landing in North Dakota is now accused in a similar incident in Virginia. Justin Cox-Sever, of Tempe, Arizona, is facing federal charges in a bogus bomb threat on a SkyWest Airlines flight on the East Coast last July that prompted the airplane to turn around mid-flight. Cox-Sever also is charged in federal court in… Read Article →

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8 Struggles Flight Attendants Would Never Tell You

Flight attendants are known for appearing put together and able to easily assist you with any needs that might come up during your flight. However, you might be surprised to learn there is a lot more to a flight attendant’s shift than may appear to the untrained eye. It can often be messy, tiring and frustrating. It is an unglamorous job, but someone has to do it. Here are just… Read Article →

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Four New Yorkers claim they were kicked off flight for looking Muslim The incident occurred in early December on a flight from Toronto to New York

Four men are suing an airline after they say they were ejected from a flight – for appearing too Muslim. The New York Daily News reported that Shan Anand and Faimul Alam paid a $75 fee to switch their flight so they could fly with two unnamed friends back to New York after a trip to Toronto in early December. When they got on the new flight, and switched seats with strangers so… Read Article →

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Inventor reveals ‘detachable cabin’ that can save lives during plane crash

An inventor claims he has the perfect anecdote to ease nervous flyer’s fears in a detachable cabin that makes “surviving a plane crash possible”. Vladimir Tatarenko unveiled the patented concept, which he’s been working on for three years. “Surviving a plane crash is possible. While aircraft engineers all over the world are trying to make planes safer, they can do nothing about the human factor,” he reportedly told LiveLeak. The… Read Article →

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Mysterious figure’ spotted at 30,000ft on Easyjet flight

By Roshina Jowaheer– Bizarre sight captured on camera by passenger flying from Austria to Cork A spooky picture captured by a plane passenger at 30,000ft on an Easyjet flight from Austria to Cork showed a ‘mysterious figure’ walking on the clouds and what appeared to be its shadow below. Nick O’Donoghue grabbed his camera when he spotted the weird robot-like ‘figure’. Speaking to MailOnline, he said: “I was flying back from… Read Article →

Flight attendant shares desperate plea for help from passenger about ‘farting in rows 10 to 12’

By Alison Lynch for Metro.co.uk– The struggle is very real. Seriously. Planes have been grounded over flatulence. And, apparently, we do fart more on a flight. According to University of Copenhagen clinical professor Jacob Rosenberg, it’s simple physics. The average person breaks wind 10 times a day when on the ground. In the air, this is exacerbated by the drop in pressure in the air cabin. Also, it doesn’t help matters that everyone’s… Read Article →

The friendly skies? They’re not always so friendly. A recent survey shows the 21 types of passengers that travelers really can’t stand to fly with.

What Type of Passenger Do You Hate Flying With?

By LAUREN ENGLISBE– According to a survey published by travel booking website Just The Flight, airplane seatmates with foul body odor have been named the most annoying passengers with whom to share a flight. The site asked 5,000 people to chime in on the types of people they hated to fly with, then published the most common offenders. 59 percent of respondents cited smelly people as the worst folks to share… Read Article →

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Shipwreck from 1800s found during search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

By Ben Brumfield– (CNN)For nearly two years, boats dragging high-tech detection devices across the Indian Ocean have failed to solve the mystery of the whereabouts of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. But in December one boat raked up a different one — a shipwreck some 200 years old at the bottom of the sea. “An anomalous sonar contact was identified in the course of the underwater search, with analysis suggesting the object… Read Article →