Shopkeeper, 82, chases off armed robber by grabbing the robber’s crotch.
The TSA approach to security — search everyone in long lines, keep weapons out (even though weapons make it through quite often) is the wrong approach to air security. This incident of an attempted strangling of a flight attendant with shoelaces shows that almost anything can be used as a weapon. Air marshalls aren’t the answer. Why exactly don’t we want to arm pilots?
Rain man was right: Qantas never crashed. Of course, even though their pilots like to throw back a couple every now and then, America West never crashed either.
Continental matches American and USAirways with a “use it or lose it” policy for nonrefundable tickets. No more blowing off a flight and just applying the value of the ticket to a new purchase later.
Boob-licking scam “busted.”
It’s official: Tilton is the new United Airlines Chairman. Now if only the Transportation Department could get itself a new leader…
Eugene Volokh explains the fallacy of equating your opponent in an argument to bin Laden. On the other hand, equating him/her to Hitler can sometimes be effective…
United Airlines is set to announce Glenn Tilton, the Vice Chairman of ChevronTexaco, as its new CEO. When interim CEO Jack Creighton steps down, it is expected that United’s President Rono Dutta and COO Andy Studdert will resign.
My prediction looks about right. USAirways acknowledges that if other airlines don’t match its policy of eliminating the value of unused nonrefundable tickets, they will likely back off. However, American Airlines has said they will begin to match — and they will charge $100 to standy for alternate flights on nonrefundable tickets.
Joe Brancatelli calls USAirways benefit cuts and new restrictions a gun to their own corporate head.