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    We all have horror stories about airline food - but perhaps nobody can lay claim to a story as stomach-churning as this airline steward. That's because the unfortunate SunExpress employee found a severed snake's head in their lunch, but only after eating most of the meal. The revolting video shows how the head was found on a flight from Turkey to Germany last week, concealed at the bottom of a dish of ravioli and leafy greens. Airline crew were working an early flight from the Turkish capital Ankara to Dusseldorf on July 21 when the grim discovery was made. Taking off at 3.30am local time in Turkey, the budget airline Flight XQ794 was making a three hour 45 minute trip to western Germany. A SunExpress steward was eating a meal on board a flight from Turkey to Germany. After finishing most of the dish, they discovered a severed snake's head in their food The revolting video shows how the head was found on a flight from Turkey to Germany last week, concealed at the bottom of a dish of ravioli and leafy...
    A MAN has sparked debate online after he told a couple to “control their children” during a flight. In a post on Reddit, the man revealed how he confronted the parents after their two young kids started kicking the back of his seat during the three-hour flight. Alamy 2 A man asked if he was on the wrong to tell a couple off for their kids behaving badly during a flight The kids, he explained, were around two and six years old – and started kicking his seat before the plane even took off. He explained: “Before the flight even began, the boy started kicking my seat repeatedly for absolutely no reason. I turned around and politely told his parents to please tell him to stop. “They seemed to do so, but that only made him kick harder in protest. After that, they just gave up. “He continued kicking the chair at least once every minute. I was losing my mind. I tried turning back and glaring at his parents, but that didn’t work.” Read More on Travel...
    New York (CNN Business)It's always frustrating to find out your flight is canceled. Far more frustrating? Receiving word while mid-air, on the first leg of your trip, that the second part of your flight is canceled. That's what happened to a trio of British Airways passengers last week, in an incident first reported by Business Insider.The three golf fans were headed for the British Open by way of Austin, Texas, where they boarded a flight destined for London's Heathrow. They were scheduled to fly on from there to Edinburgh. That London-Edinburgh flight was canceled, and the passengers were sent an email shortly after the first plane departed — but they didn't receive it until landing in London."We were unable to rebook your trip from LHR to EDI," read the American Airlines (AAL) email. The group had booked tickets through American Airlines in a codeshare arrangement with British Airways, which operated both flights.The email instructed them to "please call to book a new flight." Ultimately the passengers traveled to Edinburgh by train without their luggage, arriving about 12 hours late. Read...
    DRAMATIC video shows flames bursting from under a plane's wing after a wheel caught fire on landing in Atlanta. Terrified passengers saw the blaze erupt just outside their windows but were told to stay in their seats as firefighters raced to help the stricken jet. 4Flames shoot from under the wing of a passenger jetCredit: Instagram 4Smoke billows from the Spirit Airlines jet after it landed in AtlantaCredit: Twitter 4Video shows passengers scrambling out of their seatsCredit: Twitter The Spirit Airlines Airbus A320 touched down at Hartfield-Jackson airport at 9.25am yesterday after a flight from Tampa, Florida. Footage from inside the cabin shows large orange flames and black smoke shooting alarmingly from under one wing near the engine. Passengers are heard shouting: "Fire! The plane's on fire!" as panic spreads onboard. A separate video shows the jet stationary on the tarmac with grey smoke billowing from underneath. Read more on planesIDIOT ON BOARD Brit chess prodigy, 18, 'said "I’m gonna blow plane up" on Snapchat in hoax'AIR TIME I’m a flight attendant – why we never drink the water on...
    PASSENGERS on a Spirit Airlines flight on Sunday were jolted out of their seats by a fire that appeared to be coming from the aircraft. The flight crew told passengers to remain seated during the incident, which was reportedly caused by overheated brakes. Video of the incident showed passengers scrambling to the windows to look outside at the smoke emanating from outside the plane. Another video posted on Twitter shows a fire truck outside the aircraft responding to the situation. According to the airline, the smoke was a result of overheated brakes. “Spirit Flight 383 from Tampa to Atlanta landed safely in Atlanta International Airport and upon landing one of the brakes overheated," the company said in an email statement to the US Sun. "The aircraft was towed to the gate where Guests safely deplaned without any injuries."
    A British couple’s dream holiday in Canada ended in a ‘nightmare’ when they were ordered off their plane by armed police without being given any explanation. Retired surveyor Richard Brailey, 71, and his wife Patricia, 66, were among at least 25 passengers forced to leave the Air Canada flight before it left Montreal for Heathrow. The couple were given no reason for their ejection, but were later told by airline staff in the terminal that they may have been thrown off for being drunk or not wearing masks. They were left mystified because they had not been drinking and had been wearing masks constantly in their seats as they waited for the plane to take off shortly after midnight on Monday. Other passengers thrown off the plane allegedly included a pregnant woman, a couple with two children, at least three members of the Williams Racing Formula 1 team and the doctor for the Aston Martin team who had been in Montreal for the Grand Prix over the weekend. Mr Brailey insisted that he had not seen any other passengers misbehaving...
    Airports have been hit by travel chaos caused by staff shortages in the wake of the pandemic, but after seieng these pictures you might count yourself lucky you're not going anywhere.  People from all over the world have shared snaps of the rudest plane passengers they've ever encountered on the trivia website Parent Dome, making their journeys look like a one-way ticket to hell. From basic rules of hygiene to invading other people's seats, they could really do with a refresher in travel etiquette.  One man was caught red-handed as he clipped his nails from his seat, while one woman decided to pop her pimples mid-flight.  Meanwhile, several people were called out for putting their bare feet or long hair on the seat of other passengers.   People from all over the world have shared snaps of the rudest plane passengers they've ever encountered on the trivia website Parent Dome. One passenger let their monkey, who was wearing shorts, play around with the individual lights and AC  A passenger was disgusted to see their neighbour use their feet to play one...
    About 100 Orthodox Jews from New York City on a religious pilgrimage to Hungary say they were barred from boarding their connecting flight in Germany last week because a few of them had not worn masks on their first-leg flight. The group had left from JFK and were traveling to Budapest, Hungary, with a connection in Frankfurt, Germany, according to the Jewish news outlet Hamodia.  Though the large group was flying on the same flights, they were not all associated with one another.  When they arrived in Frankfurt the groups proceeded to their connecting flight, where Lufthansa agents boarded all passengers but the Orthodox Jews. They then reportedly announced that the Jewish passengers would not be allowed to board.  The groups were blocked from boarding their connecting flight in Frankfurt, Germany, by armed guards (pictured above) Tense video from the incident shows police blocking the way of the group of Orthodox Jews, while somebody in the crowd calls the officers 'Nazis' 'Due to operational reasons coming from the flight from New York, for all passengers here we have to cancel you on...
    Rabel tweeted that, "For those asking, this is 100% legit. I’m as surprised as you." "Got a NYT journalist caught in my satire today," Rabel declared. For those asking, this is 100% legit. I\u2019m as surprised as you — Jared Rabel (@Jared Rabel) 1650339777 "I’m glad I could assist, even a little bit, in undermining the credibility of the corporate press. Their depravity is coming to light more and more, which is a positive thing for the republic," Rabel tweeted on Tuesday. The federal government could potentially pursue a legal challenge in a bid to reinstate the mask mandate. "On April 13, 2022, before the district court’s decision, CDC explained that the order would remain in effect while it assessed current public health conditions, and that the Transportation Security Administration would extend its directive implementing the order until May 3 to facilitate CDC’s assessment," the U.S. Department of Justice noted in a Tuesday statement. "If CDC concludes that a mandatory order remains necessary for the public’s health after that assessment, the Department of Justice will appeal the district court’s...
    A family of desperate Ukrainian refugees seeking safe haven with a British family were turned away from a Ryanair flight – because they couldn't print out their boarding pass in advance. Venera Muminova, 30, her husband and two-year-old daughter, fled Kyiv after their house was destroyed by Russian shells several weeks ago and made the hazardous journey to Poland. But the British hosts who offered to take them in under the Home Office scheme, Michelina and Richard Primrose, today condemned the budget airline for 'making a bad situation worse by putting a barrier of red tape in their way.' Beautician Venera and her 31-year-old husband Azamat and their daughter Kamila had spent weeks in a Polish hostel and were almost out of money when they turned up this morning at Krakow airport for their 6am Ryanair flight to safety. Ukrainian refugees Venera Muminova, 30, her husband Azamat (pictured together) and two-year-old daughter Kamila were turned away from their Ryanair flight to the UK because they couldn't print out their boarding pass in advance Michelina and Richard Primrose, were are hosting them as...
    Budget airline easyJet has been blasted for tweeting a photograph of a customer who tattooed their first boarding pass onto their arm - as the inking resembled those used by the Nazis at Auschwitz.   The passenger tweeted the image of the tattoo which featured the flight number and seat details, tagging in the airline for a response.  The airline replied to the tweet with the message 'you never forget your first flight'.  However, shortly after sharing the message, social media users noticed the similarity between the man's markings and those forced upon the victims of the Nazi death camp.  easyJet was forced to apologise after they shared an image of a passenger who had tattooed the details of their first flight with the airline on their arm. Social media users soon remarked about how the inking resembled the tattoos used by the Nazis at Auschwitz  The airline responded to the image: 'You never forget your first flight.' Though Jon Siva alerted them to the error in judgement The airline soon deleted the social media post after receiving criticism from members...
    A group of British Airways pilots are suing their bosses for more than £250,000 claiming they strained their necks repeatedly turning round to check cockpit security cameras for terrorists. The 16 veteran fliers, spearheaded by Cpt Jonathan Parry, say they were left with painful neck and spinal conditions caused by constantly swivelling round to check a CCTV screen at the rear of the cockpit showing air crew buzzing to be let in. The three-camera security system was brought in after the 9/11 attacks to stop terrorists invading the plane's cockpit, giving pilots a clear camera view of anyone wishing to gain entry before buzzing them in. Captain Jonathan Parry is suing British Airways after he claimed his neck was injured because of the constant need to twist around in the cockpit to review CCTV footage of people trying to access the flight deck He is among 16 pilots who are claiming the CCTV displays should have been located in the front of the cockpit to allow an evening of  But lawyers for the 16 say screens displaying those outside the...
    Three Long Island women are accused of beating up a security officer and a gate agent at JFK airport after they were banned from their flight for being drunk and failing to wear masks properly. On Wednesday, federal prosecutors charged Jordan Nixon, 21, Janessa Torres, 21, and Johara Zavala, 44, with allegedly beating up multiple workers after they were told they could not board a Delta Airlines flight to Puerto Rico last September. According to the indictment, the incident began when a gate worker noticed the Long Island women were 'visibly disoriented and possibly intoxicated' as they approached the boarding area for a 12:55 pm flight. One of the women also refused to properly wear her mask.  Prosecutors charged Jordan Nixon, 21, Janessa Torres, 21, and Johara Zavala, 44, for allegedly beating up multiple JFK employees after they were told they could not board a Delta Airlines flight to Puerto Rico last September The three Long Island women ganged up on the security officer and punched and kicked him as he lay on the floor, causing his upper lip to bleed RELATED...
    A Hawaii couple plans to sue Hawaiian Airlines after their 1-year-old English pitbull died while traveling on a flight from Las Vegas back home to Honolulu.  The airlines provided a statement to Hawaii News Now, where they claim to "take great care" when transporting animals on flights, while also expressing their remorse as they await the necropsy results for the fallen pet. "We were saddened to learn of the passing of our customer’s dog." Osaka Kansai, Japan - May 24, 2014: A Hawaiian Airlines Airbus A330-200 with the registration N380HA approaching Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) in Japan. Hawaiian Airlines is a US airline based in Honolulu, Hawaii. VANITY LICENSE PLATES DENIED BY CONNECTICUT, HAWAII DMVS FOR VULGARITY AND OTHER ISSUES: REPORT While Hawaii Air claims to have been in "frequent" communication with the dog's owner, Aulani Kupahu, he begs to differ. "The first phone call was basically Tofu died. That’s it, Kupahu says. "Someone will be in touch with you. We waited, waited. Nothing. We never got no email - nothing. As far as Hawaiian Airlines reaching out...
    The wreckage of a £100million F-35 fighter jet that toppled off the end of HMS Queen Elizabeth's flight deck has been raised from the depths of the Mediterranean. The successful recovery of the jet comes after a seven-day operation by British, Italian and American vessels to stop it and its secrets from falling into Russian hands. Defence sources told The Times they were 'confident' there was no danger or compromise to the sensitive equipment on-board the F-35B Lightning II jet. The wreckage of a £100million F-35 fighter jet (file image) that toppled off the end of HMS Queen Elizabeth's flight deck has been raised from the depths of the Mediterranean Footage emerged which appeared to show the moment a £100m fighter jet crashes into the Mediterranean during an operation onboard the HMS Queen Elizabeth on November 17 It is understood that the jet, equipped with highly sophisticated radar and sensors, was more than a mile below the surface after it 'toppled off' the runway of the £3billion aircraft carrier and into the ocean last month. The jet accelerated up the ramp...
    An elderly Jewish couple says they were kicked off an American Airlines flight and left stranded in Miami ahead of a hurricane after they refused to put their Tallit prayer shawl on the floor under their seat, which would violate their religion.   Roberto and Elena Birman were flying from Miami to Newark, New Jersey in August when they were 'subjected to illegal and discriminatory conduct' by a flight attendant, according to a lawsuit filed on November 29. The unnamed stewardess was checking the overhead compartments when she came across Roberto's Tallit bag, which contained a shawl worn by Orthodox Jewish men during prayer.  The attendant put it on his lap and told him to stuff it under his seat. When the Brooklyn couple refused, the attendant and pilot allegedly kicked them off the plane. American Airlines told DailyMail.com that they are 'reviewing the details of the lawsuit.' Orthodox Jewish couple Roberto and Elena Birman of Brooklyn, New York say they were kicked off a flight in August for refusing to put their Tallit bag under their seat The clear 8.5-in-by-8.5-in...
    PARIS FURY recalled first-class plane passengers 'dread' sitting near their huge family - but revealed the kids were on best behaviour. The mum-of-six and heavyweight husband Tyson are known for their down to earth and family orientated lifestyle. 1Tyson and Paris Fury with their beloved six childrenCredit: Instagram She said on a Parenting Hell podcast they usually fly economy but occasionally go first class. It led to comedians Rob Beckett and Josh Widdicombe to ask how other passengers react, and Paris said: “I think it’s pure dread. "I remember we went once in first class. We all had our own beds.Normally we fly economy because it’s easier. "For me to fly in the normal seats it’s so much easier because they’re all rowed up next to me. “So this time, somebody had booked our flight and we were all in first class. "So we went in and they’re following in and people’s faces are like ‘oh my gosh, you’re going to ruin our flight’. Most read in SportLive BlogUNITED LATEST Michael Carrick news conference at...
    The Beloved Starbucks Red Cups and 2021 Holiday Menu Are Returning TOMORROW Congress is asking questions of the NFL. Heres what it means, and what might happen next © Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo American actresses Kaitlyn Dever and Billie Lourd have wrapped up two weeks of hotel quarantine in Sydney. And on Tuesday, it was finally time for them to embark their flights to Queensland, ready to film romantic comedy Ticket To Paradise with George Clooney and Julia Roberts. Billie was seen checking into the flight at the Sydney airport while carrying her one-year-old son Kingston, whom she shares with fiancé Austen Rydell. © Provided by Daily Mail Ready to fly: American actress Billie Lourd was seen at Sydney airport with her one-year-old son Kingston preparing for her flight north to Queensland to film Ticket To Paradise The 29-year-old, who is daughter of the late Carrie Fisher and granddaughter of Debbie Reynolds, donned a face masked and opted for a dark floral dress which she paired with a black cardigan. She accessorised with a gold chain necklace, that her...
    SAN FRANCISCO -- COVID travel restrictions are slowly easing up, but rules keep changing and vary from one place to the next. So when a California couple booked a trip to Greece, they had no idea of the nightmare ahead.Greece had lifted travel restrictions and this couple had all the documents Greece requires. But the trip unraveled when they tried to connect to their flight in Switzerland. They were stopped at the gate and worse, the police came and arrested them."I was shocked. I thought it was some kind of a joke, like we'd be able to just explain to them..." said Cindy Miller. She and her friend Brett were headed for a three week tour of Greece.RELATED: White House says fully vaccinated foreign visitors can start entering US on Nov. 8"I'd always wanted to go there since I was a kid," Miller said. "We haven't taken a trip for 18 months because of COVID."They booked a Swiss Air flight from San Francisco to Athens, with a connection in Zurich. It all went smoothly until that connection in Zurich."The passport...
    A Chicago bride says her entire family missed her Nevada weekend wedding because of mass Southwest Airlines cancellations that left her devastated parents watching the event on FaceTime. Kimberli Romano, 34, and her husband-to-be Kyle Hlavaty, 37, flew to their wedding destination October 6 without issue, but things didn’t go so smoothly for relatives trailing behind on later flights. Her Chicago-area parents and siblings were set to fly in for the Valley of Fire wedding on October 9, a day before the ceremony, but were among those affected by Southwest’s abrupt cancellation of more than 1,800 weekend flights. ‘So, I call my parents immediately and told them double-check everything because we just got notification that the flight was canceled,’ Romani told CNN.  ‘And, of course, it turns out that it was, and I was freaking out. I was so emotional’ Kimberli Romani, 34, and Kyle Hlavaty, 37, were married Sunday in Nevada's Valley of Fire The bride (in red) was the first sibling in the family to get married An emotional Kimberli Romani recounts not having her parents at her...
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico sent another planeload of Haitian migrants back to their homeland Wednesday on a flight carrying 129 people to Port au Prince. Unlike the first repatriation flight in late September, Mexico did not specify that all those aboard Wednesday’s flight were returning voluntarily, and some appear to have been escorted up the steps to the plane by immigration agents. In addition, police, National Guard and immigration agents stood on both sides of the stairs leading to the plane. Wednesday’s flight took off from Tapachula, the city near the Guatemalan border where thousands of Haitians wait for their asylum or refugee claims to be processed. In early September, groups of hundreds of migrants set out walking from Tapachula, in many cases fed up with waiting for the overburdened asylum system to process their cases. Each time, Mexican authorities broke up the groups. Later in the month, some 15,000 mostly Haitian migrants appeared at the Mexico-U.S. border. Some of them also had open asylum cases in Mexico but had grown tired of waiting. U.S. authorities spent...
    DENVER (CBS4) – “I will not let them violate my constitutional rights and force me to be stuck with a needle with their vaccines,” said Denver police officer Dave Curtis. Curtis says he will retire early, rather than receiving the COVID vaccine by a Thursday deadline for city employees. He was part of a lawsuit by seven officers asking a judge to force the city to back down from requiring vaccination. The judge rejected it early Wednesday, saying they should have first taken their objections to the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment. “What the court said ultimately was, ‘Hey I don’t have jurisdiction here’ and that’s why it got dismissed,” said attorney and legal analyst Raj Chohan. Denver’s move along with that of a growing number of communities and companies are surviving nearly all court challenges. “In an emergency situation the courts are saying no, the state governments, the local governments, are free to enact these sorts of mandates as long as there’s some kind of reasonable accommodation for people who can’t or won’t do it,” said Chohan....
    (CNN)The second half of hurricane season is here and there have already been 15 named storms to keep hurricane hunters busy. But have you ever noticed hurricane hunters' flight patterns shown by meteorologists on TV look like random, odd shapes?Those seemingly random flight patterns may look like boxes or stars, but they serve specific purposes for each individual storm.Seen some chatter about tonights @53rdWRS flight into #PTC6 being designated as a SURVEY mission. Long story short, its a new designation that was a way to allow us to continue to fly recon on non-TC systems between invest missions. Bottom line, its for safety of flight...(1/2) pic.twitter.com/4bWfxjXJ27— Jeremy DeHart (@JeremyDeHart53d) August 11, 2021 We ended 2020 with a record-breaking 30 named storms in the Atlantic basin and if this season is anything like last year, we have a long way to go. Inside the eye of a hurricane from above 1,000 feetHurricane hunters don't fly away from these storms like commercial airlines do. They fly directly into them, but they don't just fly into and around the storms randomly. There...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff SOMERSET COUNTY (KDKA) — The ceremony to honor the heroic passengers and crew of Flight 93 began at 9:45 a.m. Saturday. READ MORE: President Biden To Visit Shanksville For Ceremony At Flight 93 National Memorial Today marks the 20th year since the 9/11 attacks and the people of Flight 93’s brave efforts to stop the hijackers. The official ceremony was held at Memorial Plaza, and former President George W. Bush, former First Lady Laura Bush and Vice President Kamala Harris attended the event, with Harris serving as the keynote speaker. 10:10 a.m.: All the names of the Flight 93 victims have been read by their loved ones. 10:24 a.m.: Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf begins to speak at the memorial. “This place reminds us each day what it means to be an American,” Wolf said. 10:28 a.m.: Amazing Grace begins to be sung at the memorial site. 10:33 a.m. Gordon Felt, President of Families of Flight 93, speaks in front of those attending the ceremonies. He is the brother of passenger Edward...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Twenty years ago, the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, affected Minnesotans in profound and various ways. To capture that impact, WCCO-TV invited a group of strangers to come together and speak about how they personally experienced the aftermath firsthand. Some of them shared their stories publicly for the very first time. The individuals include a military commander, a medical examiner, a flight attendant, a firefighter, an educator, and a mental health professional. They were all brought together recently in the Twin Cities to reflect what happened to them two decades ago and how it still impacts their lives. “I don’t think anyone was prepared that day for the task that was at hand,” said Brooklyn Park Fire Chief T. John Cunningham. In 2001, Cunningham was a student and volunteer firefighter in Connecticut. He traveled to New York City to search for survivors at the World Trade Center. “New York is always husting and bustling, you can hardly hear yourself think, and I just vividly remember the silence,” he said. “There wasn’t hardly anything [the scene]...
    Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy challenged press secretary Jen Psaki on a White House statement referring to the Taliban as “businesslike and professional.” Doocy noted during Thursday’s press briefing that the new Taliban government included an interior minister who had his own FBI ‘Wanted’ poster and a $10 million bounty on his head, and he asked how that qualified as “businesslike” or “professional.” (RELATED: ‘Do You Think We Will Have More Leverage With No Troops?’: Doocy Presses Psaki On Getting Americans Out After Deadline) WATCH: “Can you explain a little bit more about why the White House, in a statement, is calling the Taliban businesslike and professional?” Doocy asked, referencing a statement following the first commercial flights allowed to leave Kabul carrying American citizens and allies. White House offers praise for Taliban in allowing first commercial flight out of Kabul with more than 110 people looking to leave Afghanistan: “They have shown flexibility, and they have been businesslike and professional in our dealings with them.”https://t.co/44Vco63grU — Dion Nissenbaum (@DionNissenbaum) September 9, 2021 Psaki said that...
    Nick -and-Diane-Come-From-Away-theatre Nick-and-Diane-Disembarking-Gander-September-12- 2001 Nick-and-Diane-80th-Birthday Nick-and-Diane-Gambo-September-2002 (1/7) Share This Gallery: Share on Facebook. Share on Twitter. Share via email. Print. Twenty years ago, Nick Marson and Diane Kirschke were strangers on board Continental Airlines flight 5 traveling from London Gatwick to Houston, Texas. Four hours or so into the flight, the pilot came over the intercom and announced the airplane would be diverting to Newfoundland, Canada. “There are problems in US airspace,” the captain said, giving no further details. Nick was a British businessman in his 50s who worked in the oil industry. He was heading to Texas for work, and had no idea where Newfoundland was. “I looked out the window because I thought he might not be telling us the truth, and maybe an engine was on fire,” Nick tells CNN Travel today. At the other end of the aircraft, Diane took in the news. An American divorcee who’d just turned 60, she was returning from visiting her son, who was in the US...
    SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (KDKA) – In four days, the nation will come together to remember those lost in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on America. Saturday marks 20 years since the attacks. Like Washington and New York, Americans will gather at the crash site of Flight 93 in Somerset County. No matter where you are from, there is a feeling you get when you visit the former Somerset County strip mine that, in the blink of an eye, turned into a hallowed historic place for Americans. READ MORE: Western Pennsylvania Black Political Assembly Backs PPS Superintendent Anthony Hamlet After State Ethics Report “Heartwrenching. Just tears at you, remembering what happened 20 years ago. It’s just sad,” said Sue Kertianis from Cleveland. “I actually had goosebumps on my arm as we started driving closer and closer,” said Jennifer Tiner from Fairview, Texas. According to the National Park Service, 10 years after the Flight 93 Memorial’s official dedication, the number of people coming has increased. “Since the construction of the memorial, we’ve seen visitors come from not just the United States but all...
    On the morning of September 11, 2001, 19 Al-Qaeda terrorists successfully hijacked four California-bound planes, with the intention of crashing them into iconic buildings.  By 9.30am the World Trade Centre, one of New York City's most famous landmarks, had been hit, hundreds killed and many more trapped in the floors above. Flight 77 had been hijacked and was en route for the Pentagon; Flight 93 also had terrorists at the controls. Al-Qaeda's mission was going exactly to plan. 9.31am: Terrorist Ziad Jarrah is at the controls of Flight 93. He is out of breath after struggling with the pilots as he attempts to speak to the 33 passengers on board over the intercom, but as he is unfamiliar with the controls he inadvertently transmits his message to air traffic control instead: 'Ladies and Gentlemen.  Here the captain, please sit down keep remaining sitting. We have a bomb on board. So, sit.' But there is no bomb — his aim is to crash the plane on either the Capitol or the White House. Firefighters and emergency crews at the scene...
    Capitol rioters have raised more than $2 million for legal fees and other expenses, but the hefty sums are drawing the eye of federal prosecutors who argue the donations pose a flight risk for some defendants. Much of the money has been collected on GiveSendGo, a Christian fundraising site that prides itself on donors 'praying over our campaigns.' A fundraiser for Joshua James, who was arrested in Arab, Alabama in March on charges of conspiracy, obstruction of an official proceeding and illegal entry of a restricted building, has raised more than $192,798.   The Department of Justice alleges that the 33-year-old and a fellow member of the Oath Keepers, a right-wing anti-government militia, 'drove to the Capitol in a golf cart, at times swerving around law enforcement vehicles' before 'forcibly' entering the building on January 6. James' wife Audrey says she doesn't know how she'll support herself as a real estate agent with three children, including a three-year-old, while her husband's in jail.  Joshua James, 33, has raised close to $200,000 for legal and family expenses on the Christian...
    A United Airlines pilot, who came from Afghanistan to the US when he was nine, broke down in a raw emotional video after landing in Ramstein Air Base to rescue Afghan evacuees.   While fighting back tears, First Officer Zak K. said, 'I'm already getting very emotional and choked up in anticipation of facing our passengers. 'I know what an arduous and difficult journey that they have endured and the uncertainty that they face and the pain of leaving loved ones behind.' Zak paused for a moment to collect himself.  'So, I'm just going to have to pull myself together here and focus on the mission. And the mission is to get them as safely and as comfortably to their new homes.' Zak K. and his crew after landing in Ramstein Air Base in Germany The 57-second video has been shared over 5,700 times on Twitter, and Zak's honest moment of vulnerability has the Twitterverse praising him as a hero.    A United Airlines spokesperson told DailyMail.com that Zak returned safely to the US as one of five completed United Airlines missions...
    This is the moment a plane evacuating dozens of Indian passengers from Afghanistan erupted into cheers of elation.  Hundreds of Indian nationals were rescued from Kabul over the weekend as tensions in the Afghan capital mounted amid the Taliban takeover.  In a video shared online, a man onboard a packed flight can be seen leading a chant and raising his fist in the air - with 86 of his compatriots, and two Nepalese passengers, following suit.  'Bringing Indians home from Afghanistan!,' Arindam Bagchi, the Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson, tweeted Saturday.   The passengers had earlier been evacuated from Kabul by an IAF aircraft before landing in neighbouring Tajikistan to catch a connecting flight to New Delhi One man (pictured in blue T-shirt) can be seen leading a chant on the flight from Tajikistan to New Delhi  The passengers had earlier been evacuated from Kabul by an IAF aircraft before landing in neighbouring Tajikistan to catch a connecting flight to New Delhi. At least a further 146 Indian nationals were repatriated on Sunday.  It came as one doctor from the Southeast...
    The Biden administration continued to inform American citizens in Afghanistan as of Thursday evening that they could be charged more than $2,000 to board an evacuation flight out of the country. The State Department told the press Thursday afternoon that it had no intention of levying any such charges. “All passengers will need to reimburse the U.S. Government for the flight. A promissory note for the full cost of the flight, which may exceed $2000 per person, must be signed by each adult passenger before boarding,” stated the repatriation flight request form on the website of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul. The Biden administration continued to inform American citizens in Afghanistan as of Thursday evening they could have to pay more than $2,000 to board an evacuation flight out of the country, despite the State Department telling the press hours before that it had no intention of levying any such charges. The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan has stated in multiple security advisories since Monday that any U.S. citizen seeking to evacuate the country must complete an online form in...
    More than 100 senior veterans from three wars flew to Washington, D.C. on Wednesday for a whirlwind tour of the monuments around the nation's capital that were built in their honor.  The flight, organized by Honor Flight Chicago, had three World War II, 33 Korean War, and 76 Vietnam War veterans onboard.  next Image 1 of 4 Honor Flight Chicago says that many veterans form new bonds on the trip.  (Honor Flight Chicago) prev next Image 2 of 4 Supporters welcomed veterans at the airport and memorials.  (Honor Flight Chicago) prev next Image 3 of 4 (Honor Flight Chicago) prev Image 4 of 4 (Honor Flight Chicago) WORLD WAR II VETERAN TRAVELS TO SOUTH CAROLINA TO GIVE A FINAL SALUTE TO THE MAN WHO SAVED HIS LIFE The veterans started their day at the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, which features the flag-raising at Iwo Jima during World War 11. While there, the veterans were honored with a special performance by the Marine Corps...
    A man in Colorado has made a desperate plea for the rescue of his wife and children who are stuck in Kabul. The Englewood family are hiding out in the city after becoming stuck when the Taliban swept to power in Afghanistan on Sunday while they were visiting relatives in the country.  The unidentified father has reached out to former Special Forces Colonel Patrick Allen pleading for help after their Turkish Airlines flight home on Sunday was cancelled hours before it was due to take off.  'My wife and daughters are, for now, hiding in a house in Kabul', the unnamed man told Fox31. 'I think it's chaos. There are a lot of lives in danger. 'She called my on Saturday night, crying that the Taliban are all over the city and she wanted to get out'. A man in Colorado has made a desperate plea for the rescue of his wife and children who became stuck in Kabul after the city fell to the Taliban while they were visiting family It comes as scenes of chaos at Kabul's Hamid...
    United Airlines has sent out a memo to its flight crew, advising them not to use duct tape to restrain unruly passengers during trips. The memo, sent on Friday, came as videos of such incidents went viral in recent weeks, depicting flight attendants taping passengers to their seats mid-flight.  'Please remember that there are designated items onboard that may be used in difficult situations, and alternative measures such as tape should never be used,' the memo read.  The memo came from John Slater, United's senior vice president of Inflight Services, and referenced two taping incidents that occurred in July, Newsweek reported.  On a July 31 Frontier Airlines flight, allegedly drunk passenger Maxwell Berry was accused of groping two flight attendants and punching a third on a flight from Philadelphia to Miami  Berry, 22, was then duct-taped to his seat and arrested on three counts of battery 'As you've likely seen, a few airlines have recently made news about the way they've handled situations onboard. The overwhelming majority of our customers have been on their best behavior throughout the...
    Frontier Airlines passengers are accusing the airline of treating them like criminals due to their toddler child having difficulties wearing a mask while eating. According to KXAN, Rebecca Sylvia-Cramer was not pleased with the way she was treated when Frontier Airlines told her that her 2-year-old son was being "non-compliant" with the airline's mask policy. During a Zoom call with KXAN, Sylvia-Cramer explained her son's health condition as she shared her reaction to the treatment she endured during her clash with the flight attendant. "My son has a kidney issue, and I am pregnant, so we can't get sick," she explained. "The biggest issue for me is that I got treated like a criminal, and I am not a criminal" Sylvia-Cramer, her mother, and her two children, ages 4 and 2 were scheduled to fly out on Wednesday, August 11. She recalled her encounter with the flight attendant as she revealed the attendant addressed her 2-year-old son about wearing his mask instead of directing the order to her. "So, I will say that the first time we...
    Spirit Airlines was expected to cancel more than 400 flights for a sixth day in a row Friday following a 'perfect storm' of operational issues that will lead to more cancellations over the weekend.  After axing 43 percent of scheduled flights for Friday and more than 1,700 since Sunday, Spirit Airlines CEO Ted Christie acknowledged, 'It's been a terrible week for us.'  Frustrated customers who have been left stranded took to social media to bash the beleaguered budget airline - some vowing to never fly Spirit ever again.  'I just hope everyone who has flown with them now sees what Spirit Airlines really is and how little they care for you since they've stranded you without explanation or refund or support (I heard they gave a meal ticket lol),' one person tweeted.  Spirit Airlines' woes continued into their fifth straight day Friday, as the airline was forced to cut more than half of its flights on Thursday, with more cancellations incoming. Customers were seen Thursday waiting on line at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston  Customers of a...
    An American actress says that American Airlines lost her two cats after delaying, canceling, and then rebooking their cargo flight for nearly 12 hours later. Ariel Dale was in tears at JFK Airport in New York City three days ago when she went to retrieve her cats from a cargo flight and was told by an employee that he had no idea where they were. She waited for two hours while the airline tracked down her beloved pets — after they'd already delayed the felines' flight by half a day and sent Ariel to the wrong terminal to fetch them.  Poor kitties! Ariel Dale says that American Airlines lost her two cats after delaying, canceling, and then rebooking their cargo flight for nearly 12 hours later She wrote: 'This is actually my worst nightmare. They’ve already been in the kennel for over 14 hours [because] their flight was canceled' For her move from LA to NYC for grad school, she put the two cats on a cargo flight because she knew it would be an anxious trip for them,...
    Two Colombian women have been caught smuggling cocaine hidden in their genitals after they were spotted 'walking strangely.' The pair were caught at the Rafael Nunez International Airport in the city of Cartagena trying to board a flight to the Caribbean island of San Andres. They had 1,000 doses of cocaine and 60 pills of benzodiazepines which were wrapped in latex-coated cylinders and inserted in their vaginas, the police said. Police officers pose with the women after they were caught smuggling cocaine inside their genitals at the Rafael Nunez International Airport in the city of Cartagena The women are marched along by police after they were arrested when officers spotted them making 'strange movements' Police said the women appeared nervous and made 'strange movements' which gave them away just minutes before they boarded the flight. A spokesperson for the Cartagena police said: 'Units carried out a meticulous inspection of the hand luggage of the passengers boarding the domestic flight and 60 tablets of Rivotril synthetic drugs were found inside.' According to the authorities, the two women were immediately taken to a police...
    Passengers flying on Spirit Airlines were stranded for hours after the budget-friendly carrier canceled 30% of its scheduled flights nationwide, according to flight tracking service FlightAware.com.  On Monday, the Florida-based airline cancelled over 200 flights throughout the U.S., in addition to 165 canceled flights on Sunday, leaving travelers frustrated throughout cities such as San Juan, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale.  While rumors began circulating of a strike, a spokesperson for Spirit quickly denied those rumors, citing weather and 'other operational challenges' as the culprit for the delays.  On Monday, the Florida-based airline cancelled over 200 flights throughout the U.S., in addition to 165 canceled flights on Sunday, leaving travelers frustrated in throughout cities such as San Juan, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale. While rumors began circulating of a strike, a spokesperson for Spirit quickly denied those rumors, citing weather and 'other operational challenges' as the culprit for the delays Following the cancellations, many passengers took began voicing their frustration online, commenting on long waits for refunds, missing luggage, and other customer service challenges 'We're working around the...
    On Tuesday morning, Wally Funk finally made it to space, six decades after she and the other women of the Mercury 13 were cut off from the possibility of becoming astronauts by a government policy that was deeply and inflexibly misogynistic. Oh, and she took Jeff Bezos along. Blue Origin’s “New Shepard” rocket carried Bezos, his brother, aviation pioneer Funk, and a Dutch 18-year-old whose billionaire hedge fund manager father paid for his ticket. The rocket was well-named in that its flight was an approximation of that carried out by Alan Shepard when he became the first American in space in 1961. Except … not quite. Shepard reached an altitude of 116 miles and finished 300 miles downrange. New Shepard just went straight up for 65 miles and 10 minutes later it dropped its passengers a short walk from where they took off. A week earlier, British billionaire Richard Branson joined two pilots and four other crew members for a flight of Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity space plane. In that flight, Branson and company were carried to 50,000 feet with their craft strapped to the belly of a giant jet....
    Passengers aboard and American Airlines flight to Miami were asked to keep their hands on their heads for the final hour of their flight and warned not to film due to an undisclosed 'security threat.'   The chaos went down on American Airlines flight 2289 flying from Los Angeles International Airport to Miami International Airport on Thursday. Passengers on the Boeing 777 were told to remain in their seats with their hands crossed on top of their heads. One person aboard the plane claimed a male passenger was branded a 'security threat,' amid claims that man was met by police at Miami International Airport and arrested. AA have refused to confirm that allegation. Passengers aboard and American Airlines flight to Miami were asked to keep their hands on their heads for the final hour of their flight and warned not to film due to a 'security threat' 'Here's the MIA terminal where passengers were forced to wait after getting off the plane,' a passenger tweeted after the plane landed in Miami International Airport One passenger defied crew...
    American Airlines was forced to cancel a flight from North Carolina to the Bahamas after a group of 30 teenagers refused to wear face masks - and they were then forced to sleep in the airport overnight because they were too young to check into a hotel. Flight 893 was scheduled to depart from Charlotte Douglas International Airport enroute to Nassau on Monday when passengers say the group of teens from Boston started being 'very obnoxious'.  Fellow passengers say the group, aged  17 and 18, refused to wear their masks as required. The group were believed to be on their way to the Bahamas for a graduation trip.  Flight 893 was scheduled to depart from Charlotte Douglas International Airport enroute to Nassau on Monday when passengers say the group of teens from Boston refused to wear masks It is not clear if the teens were being chaperoned given American Airlines allows those aged between 15 to 17 to travel unaccompanied.  Passenger Stephanie Krzywanski filmed herself on a call with News19 from the plane and, at one point, a mask-less young man...
    A former flight attendant has lifted the lid on some trade secrets, touching on everything from the cleanliness of planes to pilots who use their gold stripes for sex. Speaking anonymously to MailOnline Travel, the woman says she worked in the industry for six years with her work taking her around the world until Covid-19 struck and she was let go.  Read on for insights ranging from the humorous to the shocking and bizarre...     The Champagne goes down the toilet A former flight attendant says that drinks were dumped down the toilet before touchdown Before touchdown, all of the drinks were dumped in the toilets, from opened juices to the most expensive bottles of Champagne. I really hated doing this, it seemed such a waste. When it came to uneaten hot meals, they were left in the ovens for the catering team to dispose of. People fake being ill to get an upgrade Some people came on board saying they weren't feeling well, hoping we would upgrade them for better comfort.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 2 Next ...
    You don’t have to tell Christi Ginn it’s going to be a challenging summer for air travel. She has already experienced it. The Dublin resident’s flight last week from Phoenix to Oakland that should have taken 90 minutes became a four-hour headache. She, her daughter and other passengers — told that their flight was on time — boarded a Southwest plane that then sat on the tarmac in stifling 115-degree heat. Thankfully, she said, an off-duty pilot taking the flight turned on the air conditioning so the passengers could cool down while they awaited the arrival of their pilots, who had yet to land in Arizona. “No explanation, no apologies, nothing,” she said, adding that others had it worse and missed connecting flights for Hawaiian vacations. “I sent a complaint to Southwest and received a reply the next day that more or less said, sorry, things happen.” Travel experts say things are going to happen, all right, as airlines and airports struggle to meet the pent-up demand for vacations now that more than half of all Americans are fully vaccinated against...
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