Aug 09

American-Muslim Couple Removed From Paris Flight For “Sweating, Wearing Head-Band”:

Faisal and Nazia Ali were on a Cincinnati-bound Delta flight from Paris, after celebrating their ten-year anniversary trip to London and Paris. The trip was soon going to turn into a nightmare.


According to the USA Today,

A flight crew member had complained to the pilot that she was uncomfortable with the Muslim couple in the second row of economy class.

The woman was wearing a headscarf and using a phone, and the man was sweating, she allegedly told the pilot…

The pilot contacted the ground crew. He would not take off until couple was removed

The flight attendant claimed that Faisal Ali tried to hide his cell phone and that she had heard the couple use the word “Allah.”

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Aug 08

Delta Suspends All Flights “Due To System Outage Nationwide” With Computer Systems “Down Everywhere”:

Update 2:

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

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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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. Continue reading »

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May 18

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Shocking Images Of Record Long Lines At US Airports

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May 16

Is Homeland Security Creating Travel Havoc To Force People Into Precheck Programs?:

The TSA and Homeland must have known that wait times would soar if more rigorous screening was implemented. They did it anyway. As AP reports, in the past three years, the TSA and Congress cut the number of front-line screeners by 4,622 — or about 10 percent — on expectations that an expedited screening program called PreCheck would speed up the lines. However, not enough people enrolled for TSA to realize the anticipated efficiencies. In other words, PreCheck has been in a failure. Not enough Americans have been willing to make themselves “known” to FedGov and Homeland Security. The way to fix it is to make people so miserable that they join.


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Dec 14

Terrifying moment Qatar Airways passenger jet aborted takeoff and came to a screeching halt on the runway – and shaken passengers watched it all unfold on their in-flight screens:

It was meant to celebrate an aircraft model’s first-ever journey from the US, but this Qatar Airways charter flight carrying journalists and staff didn’t go as planned.

Nerve-wracking footage shows the moment the Airbus A350-900 XWB abandoned its takeoff attempt as it sped along a runway at New York’s JFK Airport and came to a screeching halt.

Passengers were left shaken and confused – and some wanted to get off the plane – as they tried to figure out whether the plane stopped due to an emergency.

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Nov 03

H/t reader squodgy:

“Shame the PTB will deny the Brits further benefits from it, it will all go to the World Military Industrial Complex…….just like the first supersonic plane, the first jet engine, the first bi-pass engine, the swing wing, the angled flight deck, the steam catapult, the landing mirror, the HUD, and on and on and on.”


UK Government invests £60m in Skylon plane that can fly from London to Sydney in 4 hours:

This is the new super-plane. Why is it in the news?

The UK government has pumped £60m into a next-generation engine that will apparently make low-cost space travel possible for commercial customers.

Really? Will we be exploring the final frontier by Christmas? Continue reading »

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Sep 17

‘Computer issues’ ground all American Airlines planes at major US airports

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Aug 15

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.”

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Aug 13

No-fly list uses ‘predictive assessments’ instead of hard evidence, US admits (Guardian, Aug 10, 2015):

In May filing, Justice Department and FBI officials admit stopping US and other citizens from travelling is based on what the government believes they might do

The Obama administration’s no-fly lists and broader watchlisting system is based on predicting crimes rather than relying on records of demonstrated offenses, the government has been forced to admit in court.

In a little-noticed filing before an Oregon federal judge, the US Justice Department and the FBI conceded that stopping US and other citizens from travelling on airplanes is a matter of “predictive assessments about potential threats”, the government asserted in May. Continue reading »

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Mar 26

Hmmh. What do you make of this?

The German newspaper Die Welt reported the crash 4 DAYS ago (= vor 4 Tagen = März 22, 2015 = March 22, 2015):

Google (March 26, 2015):

Germanwings Airbus A320 Crash Die Welt

Die Welt Airbus A320 Crash
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Germanwings Co-Pilot Deliberately Crashed Airbus A320, French Prosecutor Says
A search and rescue worker at the crash site on Wednesday.

Germanwings Co-Pilot Deliberately Crashed Airbus Jet, French Prosecutor Says (The New York Times, March 26, 2015):

PARIS — The chief Marseille prosecutor handling the investigation into the crash of a Germanwings jetliner said on Thursday that evidence from the cockpit voice recorder indicated that the co-pilot had deliberately locked the captain out of the cockpit and steered the plane into its fatal descent.

“At this moment, in light of investigation, the interpretation we can give at this time is that the co-pilot through voluntary abstention refused to open the door of the cockpit to the commander, and activated the button that commands the loss of altitude,” the prosecutor, Brice Robin, said.

He said it appeared that the co-pilot’s intention had been “to destroy the aircraft.” He said that the voice recorder showed that the co-pilot had been breathing until before the moment of impact, suggesting that he was conscious and deliberate in his actions. He said that his inquiry had shown that the crash was intentional. Continue reading »

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Mar 25

H/t reader M.G.:

“Another amazing story, if true. Plans for a huge superhighway linking England with America motoring through Russia.
I think it is a great idea…….thought you might find it interesting, too. It would also provide many jobs!
Russia appears to be taking up the slack that the US has dropped……building and creating new things for a modern world.”


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Plans for superhighway linking Britain and America (Telegraph, March 25, 2015):

The Russian proposal would allow Britons to travel overland from Britain to the United States

Plans for an ambitious 12,400-mile superhighway linking the Atlantic and the Pacific are reportedly being considered by Russian authorities.

The Trans-Eurasian Belt Development would see the construction of a vast motorway across Russia. It would connect with existing networks in Europe, making road trips to eastern Russia a far easier proposition. While roads do currently run across most of Russia, the quality tends to deteriorate the further you travel from Moscow. Continue reading »

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Feb 06

H/t reader squodgy:

This clip, reminiscent of the analysis of the London Bombings by Muad D’ib exposing awful photoshop work, does show strong evidence that nothing is as it seems.”

Related info:

Caught On Tape: The Moment 58 People Aboard A Taiwanese Plane Thought It Was All Over


See slow motion zoomed images exposing the CGI effects plane…

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Feb 04

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…

As AP reports,

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. Continue reading »

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Dec 24


CIA Travel Advice to Operatives – Press Release (WikiLeaks, Dec 21, 2014):

(English | Spanish | French)

Today, 21 December 2014, WikiLeaks releases two classified documents by a previously undisclosed CIA office detailing how to maintain cover while travelling through airports using false ID – including during operations to infiltrate the European Union and the Schengen passport control system. This is the second release within WikiLeaks’ CIA Series, which will continue in the new year.

The two classified documents aim to assist CIA undercover officials to circumvent these systems around the world. They detail border-crossing and visa regulations, the scope and content of electronic systems, border guard protocols and procedures for secondary screenings. The documents show that the CIA has developed an extreme concern over how biometric databases will put CIA clandestine operations at risk – databases other parts of the US government made prevalent post-9/11.

How to Survive Secondary Screening without Blowing your CIA Cover

The CIA manual “Surviving Secondary”, dated 21 September 2011, details what happens in an airport secondary screening in different airports around the world and how to pass as a CIA undercover operative while preserving one’s cover. Among the reasons for why secondary screening would occur are: if the traveller is on a watchlist (noting that watchlists can often contain details of intelligence officials); or is found with contraband; or “because the inspector suspects that something about the traveler is not right”. Continue reading »

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Aug 05

Airplanes could be taken over through inflight entertainment systems, hacker claims (RT, Aug 4, 2014):

A security researcher says that ships, aircraft and industrial facilities are all at risk of being compromised — perhaps with catastrophic results — and intends to explain how at a major hacker conference this week.

Ruben Santamarta, a 32-year-old consultant for cyber security firm IOActive, is expected to present a talk titled “SATCOM Terminals: Hacking by Air, Sea and Land” on Thursday at the annual Black Hat conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, and during it he plans to demonstrate how satellite communications systems used by the likes of commercial airliners and oil rigs alike can be infiltrated by malicious actors and altered to let unauthorized attackers take control. Continue reading »

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Jul 24

TransAsia plane crash lands in Taiwan, dozens killed (RT, July 23, 2014):

More than 40 people have been killed after a TransAsia Airways plane made an emergency landing in Taiwan’s Penghu county, a Taiwanese news agency reports.

The TransAsia Airways GE222 flight was en route from Kaohsiung Siaogang Airport to Penghu’s Magong Airport.

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Jul 11

–  US Homeland Security crackdown adds to cabin baggage confusion for transatlantic flight passengers (Independent, July 8, 2014):

Passengers with transatlantic flights on several airlines face confusion over new rules on electronic equipment.

The US Department of Homeland Security insists that passengers boarding America-bound jets in the UK have all their electronic equipment checked, and specifies that devices that cannot be powered up must not travel with the passenger. But confusion reigns about what happens to passengers carrying electronic gear with flat batteries. Continue reading »

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Jul 10

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

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Jul 07

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.

As The Daily Mail reports,

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.

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Jun 23

–  Airline Inflation Takes Off: Air Fare Prices Soar At 97% Annualized Rate, Highest Since 1999 (ZeroHedge, June 23, 2014):

Everyone knows that assorted food prices – most notably various meats such as beef and pork – have never been higher, but to Janet Yellen that’s just noise. After all, why worry about food inflation or the highest gas prices on this day in the year with the exception of 2008 of course, when one can just keep buying ever (hedonically) cheaper plasma TVs (although unclear where said TVs would be put with rent inflation also off the charts). So perhaps the thinking is that the average American can just hop on a plane and go to where the prices are lower? Not so fast.

According to the latest CPI report, the May surge in airfare prices was so dramatic and unexpected, that on a compounded annualized basis (CAGR), the May surge in airline fares was a whopping 97%: the highest since 1999, and the third highest ever.

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Jun 13

‘Unprecedented’: 13 aircraft mysteriously disappear from radars in heart of Europe (RT, June 12, 2014):

A total of 13 aircraft suddenly vanished off radars for about 25 minutes on two occasions over Austria and neighboring countries, Austria’s flight safety monitor said, calling for an EU probe into the “unprecedented” incidents.

The flights vanished from air traffic controllers’ screens in Austria on June 5 and June 10 for 25 minutes each time, Marcus Pohanka of Austro Control – Austria’s flight safety organization – said Thursday.

Air traffic control in neighboring regions of Germany and the Czech Republic also reported similar problems. Continue reading »

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May 02

Friday humor: you can’t make this stuff up (Sovereign Man, May 2, 2014):

20 years in prison.

That’s the penalty you could face for travelling to a country the President has labelled to be “of concern”.

Sending any form of monetary assistance to people in the country merits further steep penalties.

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Apr 27

French mother, 33, denied access to the United States for family holiday because ‘the name on her passport sounds like Al Qaeda’ (Daily Mail, April 26, 2014):

A young French mother who was flying to New York via Switzerland for a holiday with her husband and two children was told she not allowed entry to the United States, seemingly because her name sounds suspiciously like Al Qaeda.

Aida Alic arrived with her family at Geneva airport on Wednesday preparing to board a connection to JFK.

However she was told by Swiss Airlines officials that her access to the country had been denied.

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Apr 26

Related info:

After Seven Years, Exactly One Person Gets Off The Government No-Fly List

Case highlights plight of people wrongfully added to database who face lengthy, secretive process to clear their names

No-fly list used by FBI to coerce Muslims into informing, lawsuit claims
Innocent people are being put on the no-fly list as coercion or punishment by the FBI, a lawsuit alleges. Photograph: Bogdan Cristel/Reuters

No-fly list used by FBI to coerce Muslims into informing, lawsuit claims (Guardian, April 23, 2014):

Naveed Shinwari hasn’t seen his wife in 26 months. He suspects it’s because he refused to become an informant for the FBI.

In February 2012 Shinwari, who has lived in the US since he was 14, flew to Afghanistan to get married. He says that before he could get home to Omaha, Nebraska, he was twice detained and questioned by FBI agents who wanted to know if he knew anything about national security threats. A third FBI visit followed when he got home.

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Mar 31

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: Continue reading »

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Mar 15

Related info:

‘Operation Independence’: Anonymous Exposes False Flag & US Invasion Plans In Ukraine

Veterans Today’s Gordon Duff: US Caught Planning Terror Attacks In Ukraine

Hacked Email From U.S. Army Attache In Ukraine – For False Flags To Occur So U.S. Can Take Military Action Against Russia

US Issues Travel Alert For Russia, Warns Of “Potential Military Clashes (Either Accidental Or Intentional)” (Zerohedge, March 14, 2014):

Just out from the State Department, which in the aftermath of the most recent failure by John Kerry to resolve the Ukraine situation, appears to be escalating to populism and engaging the general public. The best part in the warning is the following clarification: “all U.S. citizens located in or considering travel to the border region, specifically the regions bordering Ukraine in Bryansk, Kursk, Belgorod, Voronezh, and Rostov Oblasts and Krasnodar Krai, should be aware of the potential for escalation of tensions, military clashes (either accidental or intentional).” Somehow we have a feeling we may be seeing a spike in “accidental military clashes” over the next week.

From the State Department:

Russian Federation Travel Alert – Events in Ukraine

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens in Russia to the ongoing tensions in Ukraine and the potential for increased public demonstrations and anti-American actions in Russia in connection with Russian actions in the Crimea.  The Department of State also alerts U.S. citizens in Russia to the heightened military presence and on-going military exercises of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation along the border region with Ukraine.  This Travel Alert expires on June 13, 2014.  The Department of State strongly recommends that all U.S. citizens residing or traveling abroad enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) in order to receive pertinent safety and security information.

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Feb 22

Mutiny at the airport: Passengers stranded without food and drink in 11-hour delay call police onto plane (Daily Mail, Feb 21, 2014):

  • Passengers called police after being sat on the plane for three hours
  • Ryanair said they couldn’t let them into the terminal because it was locked
  • The airline said the captain also called police for assistance getting the passengers back into the building
  • They were finally allowed off at 3.45am – but had to board the flight again two hours later when they faced another two hour delay
  • Ryanair flight from Stansted to Porto was supposed to take off at 8.30pm
  • However, it eventually took off at around 8am the following morning
  • Incident happened after loudmouth businessman Michael O’Leary pledged to clean up the airline’s act and ‘stop p****** people off unnecessarily’

Furious passengers stranded on a Ryanair flight called police from the tarmac after being left for hours without food or drink.

More than 100 travellers, including children, had already faced a long wait to board the delayed flight from Stansted to Porto in Portugal. Three hours later, the plane was still on the ground.

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Nov 05

Security Check Now Starts Long Before You Fly (New York Times, Oct 21, 2013):

The Transportation Security Administration is expanding its screening of passengers before they arrive at the airport by searching a wide array of government and private databases that can include records like car registrations and employment information.

While the agency says that the goal is to streamline the security procedures for millions of passengers who pose no risk, the new measures give the government greater authority to use travelers’ data for domestic airport screenings. Previously that level of scrutiny applied only to individuals entering the United States.

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Oct 14

TSA loudspeakers threaten travelers with arrest for joking about security (Police State USA, Oct 10, 2013):

HOUSTON, TX — Travelers are reporting threatening messages coming from the loudspeakers of the Travel Security Administration.  The TSA has been broadcasting warnings that people will be arrested for making jokes in the presence of the infamous federal checkpoint agents. has obtained exclusive audio of the threats.

Matt Miller said on the morning of September 20th, during his return trip from Colorado to Florida, he spent a few hours in Houston waiting for a connecting flight.   Sitting at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport, he repeatedly heard a TSA audio message on the intercom that disturbed him.

“…You are also reminded that any inappropriate remarks or jokes concerning security may result in your arrest.”

Miller documented the message with an audio recording via his cell phone and sent it to us.

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Jul 10

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

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