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Student Pilot Arrested after Jumping Fence and Attempting to Steal Aircraft in Florida

Student Pilot Arrested after Jumping Fence and Attempting to Steal Aircraft in Florida

A student pilot climbed over a fence at Orlando Melbourne International Airport early Thursday morning and boarded an American Airlines plane undergoing maintenance.
The 23-year-old man, identified as Nishal Sankat, was reportedly tackled by two airline workers as he entered the cockpit around 2 a.m.
The suspected fled onto the airfield but was arrested minutes later by airport police, airport spokesman Lori Booker told reporters at a news conference.
The aircraft, an Airbus …

Expect Travel Disruptions Through Early Next Week from Florence: Here Are Some Tips to Minimize the Impact

While the Mid-Atlantic region braces for what is being described as a “life-threatening” hurricane called Florence, many travelers are wondering, “Should I even take that flight?”
The storm, slated to make landfall in the Carolinas as a dangerous Category 3 storm Friday morning, is predicted to produce catastrophic flooding and heavy rain over a larger swath of the region and farther inland than had been originally predicted.
Expect significant travel disruptions, not …

Airlines Issue Waivers from D.C. to the Carolinas Ahead of ‘Life-Threatening’ Hurricane Florence

Airlines Issue Waivers from D.C. to the Carolinas Ahead of ‘Life-Threatening’ Hurricane Florence

With Hurricane Florence set to strike the Carolinas as a “catastrophic” and “life-threatening” Category 4 storm, airlines serving the mid-Atlantic region are offering waivers that allow cancellations and rebookings without any fees.
The waivers are in force for destinations that are expected to be in the path of Florence, a wide swath of the East Coast that ranges from the Carolinas to the Washington, D.C. area.
Meanwhile, airlines are preparing to cancel …

Lobby Bar – September 7: Theo in the House, Send in the Clowns and ‘I’ll Take Leonardo DiCaprio for $200, Alex!’

Lobby Bar: An Alliterative Alliance of Fact and Fiction
Falling light zone. Theatergoers at a recent performance, at the National Yiddish Theatre, of “Fiddler on the Roof” honoring the late and prolific actor Theodore Bikel – who played the role of Tevye more times than any other performer – were surprised when, in the middle of the performance, a few familiar organ chords were heard and an unnoticed but very large chandelier …

America Airlines’ New Uniforms to Go Through Extensive Independent Lab Testing Prior to Introduction

America Airlines’ New Uniforms to Go Through Extensive Independent Lab Testing Prior to Introduction

American Airlines, which has been plagued with issues surrounding its new uniforms, announced that the uniforms that will be distributed to flight attendants, pilots, and other customer-facing staff will get the Oeko-Tex seal of approval.
Each garment will come with a tag certifying it meets Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex. Oeko-Tex is an independent testing body for clothing. It tests garments for banned dyes, pesticides, and hazardous chemicals and tests are performed …

Great Moments in Travel History – September 2018

September marks the start of the meteorological autumn in the Northern Hemisphere and the meteorological spring in the Southern.  The month gets its name from the Latin word for seven, septem. It was the seventh month in the oldest known Roman calendar in which March was the first month.  After January and February were added to the calendar ahead of March in a calendar reform, September became the ninth month but …

T-Mobile to Offer Free Gogo Wi-Fi on Labor Day

T-Mobile to Offer Free Gogo Wi-Fi on Labor Day

T-Mobile USA is offering all travelers a chance to use Gogo Wi-Fi at no cost on Labor Day, which this year is Monday, September 3.
The offer provides 30 minutes of Wi-Fi on all Gogo-equipped domestic flights within the United States.
“To celebrate Labor Day, we’re giving everyone, including @Verizon and @ATT customers, 30 minutes of free Wifi on your on Gogo-equipped domestic flights,” said T-Mobile CEO John Legere in a tweet …