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Post time 2017-7-8 03:00:04 |Display all floors
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A woman had to be kicked off a plane when she started swearing and screaming after allowing her dog to run wild around passengers' legs.

The angry woman was filmed shouting at cabin crew on the American Airlines flight as the jet was getting ready for take-off.

It is claimed she first refused to put her chair in the upright position ahead of take-off and then got out of her seat to confront a flight attendant.

In the shocking footage, she can be heard calling the stewardess a "b****" while her toy dog runs amok on the aircrtaft.

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Passengers and crew members can then be heard asking the woman to sit back in her seat, with one saying: "Come on we all just want to go home."

All the while this is going on, her pooch, which appears to be a Yorkshire terrier, is running around in between the aisle and in between people's legs.

The furious woman, who was removed from the flight responds: "You mother*******, lucky I wanna go home too because there's gonna be a problem when we get back to Chicago."

But a female flight attendant tells her in no uncertain terms they won't be taking off, saying: "No, we're going back to the gate. We're not going to Chicago."

This prompts the entire plane of people to groan and boo at the further delay.

It reportedly eventually took off four hours late, American Airlines reported.

Another video that was later posted online shows her being escorted from the aircraft.

A spokesman for Atlanta airport revealed she wasn't arrested and was booked onto another flight

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Post time 2017-7-13 06:30:27 |Display all floors
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A third of UK flights could be delayed by more than half an hour unless airspace is modernised, the Transport Secretary has warned.

The skies are becoming “increasingly congested” and punctuality could be 70 times worse by 2030, Mr Grayling said.

He told the Aviation Club in central London that this would be damaging for passengers and local residents as aircraft continue to be “held needlessly in stacks above urban areas”.


The Department for Transport (DfT) believes new technologies can improve the way the UK’s crowded skies are managed.

A public consultation on proposals to boost efficiency was held earlier this year and the Government’s final plans are expected to be published in the autumn.

Mr Grayling said: “Our aircraft are fitted with the latest satellite navigation technology, but our airspace arrangements are half a century old.


“Without action, by 2030 total delays due to inefficient use of airspace capacity could be 70 times more than in 2015.

“We’d be looking at one in three UK flights departing over 30 minutes late.”

The UK has the third largest aviation network in the world based on the number of seats available and the distance flown, behind only the US and China.

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling says airspace congestion is a major problem (David Mirzoeff/PA)
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But the flight paths used by airlines are equivalent to “driving across the UK without making use of motorways or satnav”, according to the DfT.

Modernisation of airspace could allow aircraft to make greater use of smooth, continuous descents and climbs, meaning they would spend less time at low levels where they create more noise and are less efficient.

This would reduce the need for conventional orbital holding, known as stacking

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Hello @Ryanair,” began the tweet from a man using the Twitter handle @GunneXgod.

“You have 15 minutes before I commit the biggest terror attack the UK has ever seen on one of your planes.

“Be ready,” the tweet concluded.

The terror threat was false, and the user anonymous. But Ryanair successfully tracked down the offender. After a series of subpoenas to Twitter, the perpetrator was identified as Brian Lake of Koppel, a northern suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Ryanair then filed extortion and defamation proceedings, claiming the tweet was written with the “specific intent of harming Ryanair's business and its reputation of providing high-quality, reliable, low-cost goods and services in the commercial airline industry”.

A US District Court judge has now ordered Lake to pay a total of $284,148 (£220,000), which works out at £1,700 for each of the 130 characters in the message.

One quarter of the sum awarded to the Irish airline by Magistrate Maureen P Kelly was in “attorney's fees and costs incurred”, with the remainder in punitive damages.

Ryanair’s Robin Kiely said: “We welcome this US District Court ruling. The safety of our customers, people and aircraft is our number one priority and we will not allow anyone to impugn, threaten or undermine our 32-year unblemished safety record and will pursue any ‘anonymous’ social media offenders through the courts.”

Bomb threats have frequently been made against airlines, by a range of individuals from disaffected employees to passengers worried about missing their flights.

Writing in Aviation Security International magazine, Philip Baum said: “When a threat is deemed to be ‘specific’ in nature, one cannot assume that, just because all previous threats have been hoaxes, this one is too.”

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A Scots pensioner was thrown off a flight — for refusing to place her in the plane’s hold.

World champion piper Jennifer Hutcheon was frogmarched across the airport building by armed police officers and soldiers after falling foul of staff.

The 67-year-old was returning from Belgium after playing a lament at the grave of her grandfather, 100 years to the day after his death in World War I. But the emotional pilgrimage was ruined by her traumatic incident at Charleroi Airport as Jennifer tried to carry her pipes on board a plane as hand luggage.


After being barred from the flight, she was forced to sleep in the airport overnight before finally catching a flight home the next day.

Jennifer, from Bridge of Earn, near , said yesterday: “I couldn’t believe what was happening to me.

“The local Ryanair crew member completely went overboard when I refused to let him take my bagpipes and I removed a sticker he put on my bag – he turned into Bonaparte.

“The next thing is that two police officers and two soldiers with big guns are telling me to leave the queue and they marched me across the airport to some offices.
“I was then led out to an exit and told to go on my way.”

Jennifer, an adjudicator for the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association, said trouble flared last Monday when Ryanair staff started choosing passengers’ bags to go in the hold, because there were too many suitcases for the cabin.

The pipes are priceless to her and she was concerned they would be damaged.

She was transporting them in a small suitcase that comfortably met Ryanair’s strict sizing policy.

Yet when she tried to explain the situation to the staff member, she claims he “completely refused to listen to what I had to say” and called in the airport’s armed response team.

After her ordeal, Jennifer was forced to spend a night in the airport with a friend.

The pair flew home the next morning on new one-way tickets that cost her a total of £472.33.

Ironically, her eventual flight home was also with Ryanair – and Jennifer was able to take her pipes on board as hand luggage without any problems.

She said the cabin staff “couldn’t have been nicer” on that occasion.

Jennifer travelled to Belgium to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of her grandad James High-Spence, who was killed by a stray German shell close to Ypres aged just 25.

She also played a lament at the Belgian town’s famous Menin Gate, which honours the fallen, as hundreds of people looked on.

James was buried in the Vlamertinghe military cemetery, close to Ypres.

Jennifer paid tribute at the artillery sergeant’s graveside to mark the exact time he died on July 7, 1917. She added: “It was very emotional for me. The last time I visited his grave I only had a practice chanter and I promised I’d return one day with the full set.


“I played a lovely piece called the First Variation of Macintosh’s Lament.

“I then went on to the Menin Gate at Ypres and played Flowers of the Forest for all the people there.

“It was a lovely, but hugely emotional, trip for us that has now been completely ruined by this man’s actions.

“I don’t want anyone else to be treated like that ever again.”

A spokesman for Ryanair said: “This customer was one of the last to board the aircraft and, in line with our cabin baggage policy, was asked to place her bag in the hold as the overhead lockers were full, but refused and became disruptive.

“Local police were called and removed the individual from the terminal.

“The safety and comfort of our customers, crew and aircraft is our number one priority and we will not tolerate unruly or disruptive behaviour at any time.

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Post time 2017-7-20 15:07:51 |Display all floors
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Airlines have gone out their way to turn the dull but mandatory safety videos into something passengers cannot ignore.

But how do you make sure passengers concentrate? By casting some of Britain’s more notable faces.

Virgin American remixed their safety video with an intricate musical number while Air New Zealand featured the Lord of the Rings to prompt their passengers to buckle up.

And now, British Airways has teamed up with Comic Relief on a new video, where some of Britain's top actors 'audition' for a role in the safety video.

Children's books to be put on easyJet flights to get more kids reading
Holding the auditions - and the main comic force behind the video - is British comedy actor Asim Chaudhry - who goes by the name 'Chabuddy G' in the video.

Other British film talents which make rib-tickling cameos in the video include Sir Ian McKellen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton, Rowan Atkinson and Gillian Anderson.

The star-studded video isn't just designed to win laughs - and concentration - it is also being used to help raise £20 million by 2020 for some brilliant causes.

“It’s extremely important to us that customers engage with our safety video, and involving some of the nation’s most well-known personalities has given us the chance to create something fun that we hope people will watch from start to finish—and remember,” said Alex Cruz, British Airways’ chairman and CEO.

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EasyJet has opened an investigation after an unaccompanied child was removed from an overbooked flight from London Gatwick.

The 15-year-old was taken from his seat on flight EZY8333 to Toulouse on Thursday morning, and left alone at the departure gate.

Casper Read, a schoolboy from Worthing, West Sussex, was taking only his second flight alone, to stay with relatives in France. His mother helped him check in at the airport with his bags before he went through security to the gate.

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A flight bound for Portugal has finally left a Scottish airport after a delay of more than 38 hours.

Travellers on a Thomson Airways service FPO811 had been stranded at Aberdeen Airport since Thursday morning after a technical issue with the aircraft.

They were expected to leave on a 6am flight, but instead faced a delay of 38.5 hours.

Passengers in Faro, Portugal, also faced lengthy delays on their flight to Aberdeen because of the technical issue

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