Category: Air Travel Briefs

On March 16, 2010 Delta Celebrates 70 Years of Delta Flight Attendants

From blog.Delta.com It’s been 70 years since our first flight attendant, Birdie Perkins, flew from Atlanta to Fort Worth, Texas, on the inaugural flight of our 14-passenger Douglas DC-2 on March 16, 1940.  The trip took five hours in those days, and the stewardesses worked in…

Airline Passengers ‘Delayed By Roaches’

Written by Jessica Doyle, 9NEWS Now & wusa9.com WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) — We’ve heard about airline delays causes by a number of factors; mechanical issues, weather problems, traffic gridlock at the airport. But earlier this month, one DC resident and regular…

Deadhead, A View From Seat 25A

The company ‘deadheaded’ our crew from Seattle today. For you earthlings, a “deadhead” happens when Pilots and/or Flight Attendants (must) ride as passengers to satisfy operational scheduling needs at the destination. That’s why you’ll sometimes see us occupying passenger seats…

Boeing 747 Survives Simulated Test With Underwear Bomber

Boeing 747 Survives Simulated Flight 253 Bomb Blast 05 MAR 2010  On December 25, 2009 a passenger on board Northwest Airlines Flight 253 attempted to detonate a small explosive device as the Airbus A330 was descending towards Detroit. The man…

Man Unhappy, Airline Crew Refused to Examine Ball-Sack

Man Sues Airline for not Looking at His Scrotum By JEAN-PHILIPPE ARCAND, QMI Agency (Toronto Sun) MONTREAL – A Westmount resident’s lawsuit against Air Transat, for failure to provide him with appropriated medical attention during a flight, was dismissed in small claims…

Airport Wireless Connection Guide for 219 US Airports

The Definitive Guide to US Airport Wireless Connections and Free Airport WIFI Welcome to TravelPost.com’s definitive, comprehensive* guide to airport wireless connections in the USA. From top US airports like Atlanta Hartsfield International to smaller airports like El Paso International,…