Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Delta Rejects US Air Bid

Saying that US Airways' $8 billion unsolicited takeover proposal is plagued by "overwhelming" antitrust and labor issues, Delta Air Lines' board of directors formally rejected the offer and submitted its own plan of reorganization that calls for it to emerge from bankruptcy in spring 2007 as a standalone airline with a disciplined cost structure and a heavy emphasis on international flying. >>

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Baby Put Through X-Ray

A woman put her 1-month old grandson through the X-Ray machine at LAX on Saturday, not realizing that she shouldn't do that (don't ask). The baby was taken to the hospital and was completely fine. Security officials, however, were successful in keeping 4 ounces of toothpaste off the aircraft, but not in keeping a baby out of an x-ray machine. Keep up the good work.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Mass Mouse Escape

More than 100 passengers on a Saudi plane were left panic-stricken by the unexpected appearance of furry fellow flyers - dozens of mice.

The small rodents - about 80 in total, according to a local newspaper - escaped from the bag of a man travelling on the domestic flight. >>

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Continental, United Merger?

Rumor are flying... (12/13/06)

Continental and United Airlines are in preliminary talks regarding a possible merger that could create the nation's biggest carrier.

Talks between the two got under way before US Airways made a hostile bid for Delta Air Lines several weeks ago and then intensified, a source in New York familiar with the talks said Tuesday.

Here are two Merger stories from 2 difference sources: Houston Chronicle, Cleveland.com

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

"tis NOT the Season

No Christmas Tree at SEA-TAC All nine Christmas trees have been removed from Sea-Tac International Airport instead of adding a giant Jewish menorah to the holiday display as a rabbi had requested.

For more than 25 years, the airport has celebrated the holidays with Christmas trees over its entrances. But overnight, the Port of Seattle ordered all of them removed.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Flatulence, not turbulence

Flatulence brought 99 passengers on an American Airlines flight to an unscheduled visit to Nashville early Monday morning.

American Flight 1053, from Washington Reagan National Airport and bound for Dallas/Fort Worth, made an emergency landing here after passengers reported smelling struck matches, said Lynne Lowrance, a spokeswoman for the Nashville International Airport Authority.

Well it turned out it was just someone farting... More Interline News

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

CAL Clip Cockfighting's Wings

Continental Airlines has banned shipments of adult chickens after a national animal rights group complained that many of them were being sent to Guam for cockfighting.

The Humane Society investigated Continental after a confidential informant reported the Houston-based carrier was the only airline shipping roosters to Guam. A Humane Society investigator called the airline's cargo department and asked whether he could ship fighting roosters to Guam. He was told he could, the Humane Society reported in a letter to Continental Chairman and CEO Larry Kellner.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Rynair Reinstate Air Hostess

A FORMER Ryanair cabin crew member sacked for allegedly falling asleep on the job has said she is "delighted" that a tribunal has found she was unfairly dismissed.

Vanessa Redmond was fired in July last year after a passenger complained she had blocked off rows of seats and fallen asleep while reading a novel on a Dublin to Durham flight.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Please Use Toilet B4 You Board

A Chinese airline has calculated that it takes a litre of fuel to flush the toilet at 30,000 feet and is urging passengers to go to the bathroom before they board.

The company has asked logistics staff to fill the water tank only 60 percent full.

What will they think of next, in the name of saving fuel.