News and notes from around the interweb:
- 50th anniversary of TWA 85 – the ‘longest and most spectacular’ hijacking
- That time Mark Cuban’s brand new Amex Black Card got declined.
🤑 @mcuban tried to buy a $140,000 bottle of champagne at the NBA Finals afterparty but his black card got declined 😂💸💸@KristineLeahy learns what happened & which brand of champagne carried that price tag on today's FAIR GAME | 5:30pm ET on @FS1 🍾 pic.twitter.com/a2KRwpCuoF
— FS1 (@FS1) October 21, 2019
- It takes a lot to get fired from TSA. Well, one city council candidate is making her comeback after just that. (HT: petaluma1)
A City Council candidate says she can “absolutely” serve objectively, despite being fired from her job as a TSA officer after supervisors said she acted inappropriately with a police officer in a Twin Falls airport bathroom.
- This sign advertising PreCheck at Chicago O’Hare – coming from the government – really rubbed me the wrong way.
- Unserious claim about Philadelphia airport This country is really bad at managing major infrastructure projects, so much advance planning is required, but claiming the Philadelphia airport needs to be moved at this time is silly. (HT: Tommy L.)
If sea levels rise by as much as four feet by the end of the century — current projections top out at more than six feet, depending on the extent to which greenhouse gas emissions can be curbed — a Category 1 hurricane would put a majority of the airport underwater.
- It’s hard to believe, standing where we are today, that Emirates needed the help of Pakistan International Airways to launch 30 years ago.
Exactly 34 years ago, on 25th October 1985 Emirates operates its first flight. This Dubai-Karachi flight was flown by a PIA pilot Captain Fazle Ghani & Cabin crew was trained at PIA training center. 👨✈️@emirates @OneMileataTime @PTVNewsOfficial pic.twitter.com/VLCNXbp0uH
— Danyal Gilani (@DanyalGilani) October 26, 2019