A man who refused to stop smoking an electronic cigarette forced a Continental Airlines flight to return to Portland Tuesday afternoon. he was held overnight on a federal detainer and formal charges are expected today. The Department of Transportation is considering banning the devices, which are currently legal. However, Continental has a policy banning the use of e-smokes.Read more »
A passenger claims a firearm went missing while the passenger was traveling. Read the story here:Read more »
A model for todays markets?
BBC points out in an article about the late pioneer of low cost air travel, founder of Jet Blue and free market economist Alfred E Kahn that airline ticket costs were reduced dramatically when government was taken out of the process.Read more »
Joao Correa was on a Delta Airlines flight from Honduras to Atlanta last week when something bad happened down below, and he had to immediately use the bathroom. Unfortunately, there was a drink cart blocking his way and the flight attendants wouldn't let him by. When the plane landed, Correa was arrested and spent two days in jail.Read more »
Federal Taxes add $64 to a $300 airline ticket, a tax of 21%. These taxes and fees include:the federal ticket tax, flight segment fees, airport passenger facility charges (PFCs) and a federal security surcharge. The airlines claim the total of these charges amount to virtually punitive treatment of the industry. This guy thinks they should shut up, and stop complaining.Read more »
The UK's full body scanners produce virtual naked images of passengers. So they can't be used on anyone under 18. Prepare for the rise of the child terrorist!Read more »
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