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Customs Agent at JFK Stole $100 Bills from Passengers’ Handbags

Customs Agent at JFK Stole $100 Bills from Passengers’ Handbags

A customs agent assigned to John F. Kennedy International Airport was arrested Thursday for taking cash from bags of passengers he was supposed to be inspecting.
Joseph Cialone, who lives in East Meadow, New York, admitted according to the criminal complaint that he stole $100 bills from handbags belonging to arriving international travelers on over 100 occasions in the period from April 2018 to April 2019, according to the complaint.
Cialone, an …

At the 2019 New York Auto Show, Fins Are In

If you walk over to the Cadillac stand at the 2019 New York International Auto Show, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the storied automaker was reintroducing tailfins.  The visitor is greeted by a 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible about 15’ (4.5 m) in the air, with an almost larger-than-life billboard underneath and a selection of older Cadillac model cars on display, all in their glorious tailfin glory.
Tailfins were introduced …

American Airlines Flight 300: More Details Emerge on Flight That Nearly Ended in Disaster

American Airlines Flight 300: More Details Emerge on Flight That Nearly Ended in Disaster

The National Transportation Safety Board said on Wednesday that it is investigating the terrifying takeoff of an American Airlines Airbus A321 from John F. Kennedy International Airport that took place on April 10 of this year.
“NTSB is investigating the April 10, 2019, accident at JFK International Airport,” the agency said in a tweet, adding that the aircraft “experienced a roll during takeoff and hit a runway distance marker with the …

Uber Expands Ride Pass Subscription to New York City, Dallas, Las Vegas

Uber Expands Ride Pass Subscription to New York City, Dallas, Las Vegas

Ride-hailing service Uber said it is expanding its Ride Pass subscription service to New York City, Dallas, Las Vegas, and San Diego.
Ride Pass offers customers protection from surge pricing and a 15% discount on UberX and ExpressPool rides. The service is available in a total of 16 cities including Baltimore, Jacksonville, Nashville, New Orleans, Phoenix, and Seattle.
Subscribers to Ride Pass also get 30 free minutes a day on Jump e-bikes …

United Airlines to Launch Non-Stop Flights Between New York and Cape Town, South Africa

United Airlines to Launch Non-Stop Flights Between New York and Cape Town, South Africa

United Airlines said late Monday that it plans to offer non-stop seasonal service from the New York metropolitan area to Cape Town, South Africa, later in the year.
The airline has applied for authority to offer the thrice-weekly service from Newark Liberty International Airport to Cape Town International Airport starting in December 2019.
The new flights will be operated using Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.  United’s 787-9 Dreamliners feature 48 seats in the …

JetBlue Announces Its Longest Route Ever, New York to Guayaquil, Ecuador

JetBlue Announces Its Longest Route Ever, New York to Guayaquil, Ecuador

JetBlue Airways announced it will begin new daily service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Guayaquil, Ecuador on December 5.
The new route will become the longest in the airline’s network by over 200 nautical miles (370 kilometers).
Flights will depart New York at 2 p.m. and arrive at José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport in Guayaquil at 9:04 p.m. Return flights are scheduled to depart at 10:55 p.m. …

American Airlines Aircraft Returns to Gate After Hitting Sign at JFK

American Airlines Aircraft Returns to Gate After Hitting Sign at JFK

An American Airlines aircraft returned to the gate Wednesday night after hitting a sign during takeoff.
Flight 300 was taking off from John F. Kennedy International Airport when it hit a sign that was adjacent to the runway.
The aircraft “struck an object upon departure,” the airline said. A spokesman for the airline said that the plane hit the sign because it was slightly off center during takeoff.
The aircraft, which left the …