H/t reader squodgy:
“Is adrenaline brown Captain?”
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A month after video footage of a man being dragged off a United Airlines airplane went viral, the airline is facing heat yet again, this time for forcing a female passenger to urinate in a cup in front of other passengers.
Nicole Harper, an emergency room nurse in Kansas City, says flight attendants wouldn’t let her get up to use the restroom until the captain turned off the seatbelt belt sign. Harper says she explained she has an overactive bladder and was then handed the cup to relieve herself — while she sat in her seat.
“You would think peeing in a cup on an airplane in front of my family and strangers would be the worst part of this story,” Harper recounted on Facebook. “But the way I was treated by flight attendants afterwards was worse.”
Watch the video here:
UNITED Airlines failed to remove Dr David Dao’s luggage from a flight they dragged him off and then sent it to the wrong address, his lawyer says.
Dr Dao’s lawyer, Thomas Demetrio told the Chicago SunTimes said his client was not just missing his two front teeth when he was violented dragged off his flight in Chicago but also his luggage.
A man was violently dragged off of a United Airlines flight Sunday evening after it was apparently overbooked, according to passengers who were on the plane.
As The Courier Journal reports, a United spokesperson confirmed in an email Sunday night that a passenger had been taken off a flight in Chicago.
“Flight 3411 from Chicago to Louisville was overbooked,” the spokesperson said. “After our team looked for volunteers, one customer refused to leave the aircraft voluntarily and law enforcement was asked to come to the gate.
6:55 a.m. ET UPDATE: A power outage in Atlanta, which began at approximately 2:30 a.m. ET, has impacted Delta computer systems and operations worldwide, resulting in flight delays. Large-scale cancellations are expected today. All flights enroute are operating normally. We are aware that flight status systems, including airport screens, are incorrectly showing flights on time. We apologize to customers who are affected by this issue, and our teams are working to resolve the problem as quickly as possible. Updates will be available on news.delta.com.
Update 1: 5:05 a.m. ET UPDATE: Delta has experienced a computer outage that has affected flights scheduled for this morning. Flights awaiting departure are currently delayed. Flights enroute are operating normally. Delta is advising travelers to check the status of their flights this morning while the issue is being addressed.
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Due to a computer outage, flights awaiting departure are currently delayed. Flights enroute are operating normally.
— Delta News Hub (@DeltaNewsHub) August 8, 2016
Delta Air Lines – the second largest airline in the world – is reporting that all flights have been suspended “due to a system outage nationwide.” Social media users have posted photos showing long lines of passengers waiting to check-in at airports. “Our systems are down everywhere. Hopefully it won’t be much longer,” Delta Air Lines said in response to a passenger’s tweet.
– Airline Begins Weighing Passengers, Will ‘Exclude’ Heavy Flyers (ZeroHedge, Aug 15, 2015):
In 2013, Samoan Air became the world’s first airline to charge passengers according to their their weight. Now, two years later, Uzbekistan Airways has gone one further than the pay-by-weight model. The Tashkent-based airline has installed special weighing machines in the departure gate zones to weigh people and their hand luggage, noting that some overweight people could be excluded from busy flights on smaller planes if limits are exceeded… “We are not selling seats, we are selling weight.”
– Caught On Tape: The Moment 58 People Aboard A Taiwanese Plane Thought It Was All Over (ZeroHedge, Feb 4, 2015):
Earlier this evening, shortly after take-off from the Taiwanese capital of Taipei, a commercial aircraft with 58 people on board clipped a bridge and crashed into a river. As AP reports, the death count is either 2 (aviation authority) or 3 (Central News Agency) which is simply stunning considering the following unbelievable clip…
Taiwan’s aviation authority say at least two people have been killed when a commercial flight with 58 people aboard clipped a bridge shortly after takeoff and crashed into a river in the island’s capital of Taipei.
Aviation authority director Lin Chi-ming told a news conference that two people were killed. The country’s Central News Agency said three people were killed.
Many, many seemingly physically fit people had to be carried out of airplanes, especailly after long-distant flights, because their body failed them and they could not walk anymore.
If ever something like that happens to somebody you know, recommend that they immediately undergo a blood purification process.
Many pilots and stewardesses know this and recommend blood purification to the victims of the aeorotoxic syndrome.
Many do it as a preventive measure themselves.
Don’t rely just on the treatment by doctors. They usually do not know what to do.
I highly recommend to mimimize your flights and if you can avoid flying altogether, especially since Fukushima.
Added: Jul 9, 2014
WDR’s Nervengift im Flugzeug – report on aerotoxic syndrome, 07/07/2014
Here is a similar video on that topic:
– Caught On Tape – Stunning Near Miss On Barcelona Runway (ZeroHedge, July 7, 2014):
Boeing has had a tough week or two – the scandal over Ex-Im bank – its cheap funding source of competitive advantage, this weekend’s train derailment of Boeing fuselages, and now, in Barcelona, a 767 and an Airbus A340 battle for the same airspace coming within a few hundred feet of total carnage.
The dramatic moment two planes almost collided on a runway in Barcelona has been captured on camera.
The footage reveals the near-miss between a Boeing 767 from Russian airline Utair and an Aerolineas Argentinas Airbus A340 at El Prat Airport in Spain.
It shows the Boeing coming in to land on the runway, making its final approach, as the Airbus, getting ready for a flight to Buenos Aires, taxis across its path.
The Boeing is forced to abort the landing, with the pilot carrying out an emergency ‘go-around’ procedure.
– Flight 370 reality check: A Boeing 777 doesn’t disappear unless governments want it to disappear (Natural News, March 30, 2014):
As the conventional news coverage of Flight 370 becomes increasingly delusional and detached from reality, for the sake of all those families and loved ones still suffering I thought it important to publish a reality check that can help bring the discussion back to some common sense.
Let’s cover five indisputable facts about governments, radar and aircraft:
– Defying China, U.S. bombers and Japanese planes fly through new air zone (Reuters, Nov 27, 2013):
Two unarmed U.S. B-52 bombers flew over disputed islands on a training mission in the East China Sea without informing Beijing while Japan’s main airlines ignored Chinese authorities when their planes passed through a new airspace defense zone on Wednesday.
The defiance from Japan and its ally the United States over China’s new identification rules raises the stakes in a territorial standoff between Beijing and Tokyo over the islands and challenges China to make the next move.
China published coordinates for an East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone over the weekend and warned it would take “defensive emergency measures” against aircraft that failed to identify themselves properly. The zone is about two thirds the size of Britain.
“If the United States conducts two or three more flights like this, China will be forced to respond. If China can only respond verbally it would be humiliating,” said Sun Zhe, a professor at the Center for U.S.-China Relations at Tsinghua University in Beijing.
– Exclusive: San Francisco jetliner crash caused by airlines turning pilots into ‘computer geeks who can’t fly’ says commercial pilot (Natural News, July 10, 2013):
When flight 214 crashed last week at the San Francisco airport, killing two people and injuring dozens, many people were in a state of disbelief. How could a Boeing 777 — the “Titanic” of commercial airliners — be piloted so carelessly that the pilot seemingly flew it into the seawall and caused the accident?
But that’s the problem, you see: There are no more pilots flying these planes. The real pilots have nearly all retired, leaving a bunch of “computer geeks” who have almost no flying skills and only know how to operate the computerized, automated flight equipment which is subject to catastrophic failure.
That’s what “Pilot X” told me in a phone interview. His identity is being secret for his own protection, but he recently retired from over two decades of flying Boeing’s largest aircraft for major U.S. airlines. He has received more actual flight time than 99% of today’s active commercial pilots, and he’s an expert in Boeing flight automation equipment. His testimony, below, reveals insider details that only a real commercial pilot would know.
Airlines are trying to dumb down the pilots
– The Dream Is Over As FAA Grounds Nightmareliner (ZeroHedge, Jan 16, 2013):
The pain for Boeing never stops. Just out from Reuters:
- U.S. FAA says requiring airlines to temporarily stop flying Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner. #BREAKING
- FAA: Battery failures on Boeing 787s could damage critical systems and structures, spark fire, if not corrected
- FAA: Will work with Boeing, airlines to develop corrective action plan to resume 787 operations as “quickly and safely as possible”
- FAA: Decision to ground Boeing 787s prompted by second incident involving lithium ion battery failure
- FAA: Will also examine Boeing 787 batteries as part of comprehensive review announced last week
So, will Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood (i.e., the US government) perhaps reassess his conclusion from last week that the Dreamliner is “safe” or perhaps this too is just more teething problems… Or merely an ultra aggressive case of industrial sabotage from EADS? In other news, perhaps it is time to find a more appropriate name for the Dreamliner?
YouTube Added: 01.11.2012
Air New Zealand has teamed up with WETA workshops to create a Lord of the Rings inspired in-flight safety video, with a cameo from Peter Jackson himself.