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  • 04 Sep 2014 10:39 PM | Anonymous

    (CNN) -- The man who got kicked off a United Airlines flight because of a fight over seat reclining says he's sorry about his behavior. Sort of.


    This story illustrates why the airlines have banned these devices from aircraft. They can only create anger, resentment, and conflict between passengers. In this case, everyone on board this plane was inconvenienced. It remains to be seen if United or the FAA will penalize these passengers now or in the future. 

    The real problem, however, remains unchanged: Airline seats are too small and do not provide enough legroom. That is why we have petitioned the FAA to set reasonable standards on seat width and seat pitch. If enough people respond by posting comments our proposal, the FAA will begin formal rule-making procedures. Click the link below to comment directly to FAA and let them know how you feel about this issue.





  • 18 Feb 2013 3:03 PM | Anonymous
    Travelers left more than $500,000 at airport checkpoints last year, TSA keeps the change

    Did they leave these items, or were they lost? 


    Not included above:

    Sometimes items need help to get "lost"


    "Eventually, Irwin admitted that he took the money and placed it in his own locker. First, though, he denied any knowledge of the crime. When he did come clean with authorities, he said he was motivated to steal the stash because the passenger had acted rudely to a TSA colleague moments earlier."
  • 04 Feb 2013 11:30 PM | Anonymous
    TSA screener charged with assault, harassment


    "The psychiatrist said he has been seeing Wilkie for 10 years without problem."

    Supervisory Assistant State's Attorney Steven Weiss said Wilkie has been a TSA screener for nine years and he was concerned because Wilkie had reportedly been planning on getting a gun."



  • 26 Jan 2013 11:00 PM | Anonymous
     Homeland Security training TSA workers to save themselves in shooting

    Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint screeners are being instructed to “save themselves” should a shooting occur.


  • 23 Jan 2013 11:00 PM | Anonymous
    Woman Sues FBI, TSA, Frontier Airlines Over 9/11 Strip Search

    "As officers boarded the plane," said Hebshi at the press conference, "we were ordered to put our heads down and our arms in front of us. I wondered if there was a fugitive on board. I had no idea they were coming for me. … I was completely shocked and panicked."

    Hebshi claims that after she was taken from the plane in handcuffs, she was held in a "dirty cell" at the Detroit Metro Airport for more than four hours. According to the complaint, she was also asked to strip, spread her legs and cough.

  • 15 Jan 2013 6:04 PM | Anonymous
    Boeing Dreamliner jets are grounded in Europe and U.S.
    • All 50 of the world's Dreamliners grounded.
    • First time FAA has grounded an aircraft model since the DC-10 in 1979 




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