News and notes from around the interweb:
- When you’re helping a passenger in distress, you’re not watching your belongings. Perfect for thieves!
@AmericanAir So my reward on flight #AA1357 for trying to help a passenger who had fallen ill is having my $212 worth of duty free rum stolen from the flight?? Unbelievable is an understatement. I hope the canine excrement of an individual who stole it chokes to death.
— Mel Grant II (@melgrantii) February 7, 2023
- How U.S. Air Travel Can Get (a Little Of) Its Groove Back Cabotage alone doesn’t solve for bringing competitive business models into U.S. aviation, since government-owned airports are often locked up by incumbent carriers even aside from slot controls which function as subsidies for existing airlines. And small market service is constrained by federal regulation which limits supply of pilots. (HT: crucker)
- Ski resorts in Ukraine (NYT)
- FAA proposes to fine United Airlines $1.1 million over Boeing 777 maintenance
- Remember when.
One year ago, the Antonov An-225 made its last flight, returning to Gostomel Airport in Ukraine.
📹 Ykrainislava pic.twitter.com/HR3MqsqIhD
— Breaking Aviation News & Videos (@aviationbrk) February 6, 2023
- Honestly though isn’t this better? (HT: S.R.)
@gabrielasoto.r Peep my forehead on the bottom right corner 🥸 #fixitjesus #fyp #picturefail #parati ♬ WHY YALL USING THIS SOUND OML – CYRUS
- Wait, wut?
I now get those guru ted talkers when they say: “expect the unexpected” #TheMartian Kudos to @AmericanAir for letting the alien friend travel at no cost. pic.twitter.com/afpO8AFiDn
— German Sturzenegger (@gersturze) February 6, 2023
- What are clowns hiding behind their masks?
Hey @SouthwestAir what is this and you ok with it scaring the children? pic.twitter.com/mpJzBK1ONo
— Jim Hermès (@jimhermes) February 7, 2023
Really thought the “no good deed goes unpunished” would be about a good Samaritan getting sued or something, rather than a twitter post by some rando on Twitter who has 43 followers and a tweet with 69 total views and two replies. It is unclear how this person helped an ill passenger, and how this “help” resulted in the theft of $212(!) worth of duty free rum. Stolen by whom? From where? Under what circumstances? Was it really even stolen? Like did Gary think of trying to contact this guy instead of making a big headline about punishment for helping “passengers in an emergency”? Apparently not. When you are constantly seeking content and clicks I guess you get stuff like this.
@Rupert – I thought the same based on the headline. BTW, most, if not all, states have “good Samaritan” law that preclude someone from suing an individual providing assistance provided they act in good faith. Don’t think it necessarily applies to doctors, nurses and others with similar training or certifications.
“Good Samaritan” does not cover you if you are a medical person. It is really a myth. Lawyers “shaking the Money Tree.”
A pilot of the An-225 for Antonov Airlines said that the airline management had been warned about the great danger and had the opportunity to fly the plane for storage in Germany before the special military operation by Russia. They had multiple days to get the plane out. The engine rotation was already completed and the bird was ready to fly.
Ukrainian plane designed and built by a Ukrainian company- why fly it to another country? Give me missiles, not a storage shed in Germany!
Good Samaritan laws generally provide healthcare professionals who voluntarily provide emergency care, within a reasonable standard of care, within the individual’s scope of practice, without any expectation of remuneration, are generally shielded from lawsuits. Basically, if a physician, nurse, EMT, etc, responds to a request from the flight crew to provide aid, as long as they don’t commit gross negligence and stay within their scope of practice, they should be okay.
Pretty crappy about the theft, if true, though.