WTIC-AM NewsRadio is reporting that a federal (TSA) security screener has been charged with threatening to blow up a security checkpoint. (Note that the link works as of posting, but is likely to change / link thanks to the comedian) STATE POLICE HAVE CHARGED A FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION SECURITY SCREENER AT BRADLEY AIRPORT WITH THREATENING TO BLOW UP A SECURITY CHECKPOINT IN TERMINAL A. WAYNE SALVADOR, 50, OF SPRINGFIELD MASSACHUSETTS IS CHARGED WITH THREATENING AND BREACH OF PEACE. STATE POLICE SAY SALVADOR GOT INTO AN ARGUMENT WITH ANOTHER SCREENER MONDAY, THREATENED TO HARM OTHER EMPLOYEES AND BLOW UP THE CHECKPOINT. SALVADOR WAS ARRESTED EARLY WEDNESDAY WHEN HE SHOWED UP FOR WORK AT THE AIRPORT AND WILL BE ARRAIGNED AT ENFIELD SUPERIOR COURT. Federalizing security workers was an important step in making us safer, wasn’t it?
Gary Steiger has an excellent page which summarizes a whole mess of frequent flyer miles earning opportunities from phone to banking to internet clicking. I’m mentioning him now because he got a nice writeup in the new issue of InsideFlyer magazine.
American Airlines is selling their elite status (first class upgrades, bonus miles, etc.). If you have elite status now but didn’t requalify, you can pay to extend your status.
Win 50,000 Delta Skymiles from AMC Theatres. Ten winners every week.
I’m off to the airport to (among other things) test out my new free membership in the Red Carpet Club. That’s a tip we might save for another day… But I’ll be on the road for a week, and may not be posting until December 1. Miss me!
German swimming champion Franziska van Almsick says she likes to warm up for races by having sex. (photo included — but not of the actual sex)
Amtrak’s sweepstakes for train trips and train sets.
Cereal Museum USA loses crackle and pop.
From the wayback machine.. Terrorist Extremely Annoyed By Delayed Flight.
Terror alert. Three men carrying strange-looking documents took turns locking themselves in the lavatory. It turns out that all they had was porn.