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Spat Between Passenger And Stewardess Results In Police Dragging Traveler Out Of United Airlines Plane

June 28, 2013
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Spat Between Passenger And Stewardess Results In Police Dragging Traveler Out Of United Airlines Plane

A spat between a traveler and a flight attendant over where the traveler could sit on a United Airlines flight ended up with the passenger being dragged out of the airplane by police and spending three days in jail. Jean Mamakos of Huntington, N.Y. was traveling with the Danbury Ski Club to Alaska for...

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United Throws Off Niantic Woman From Midnight Flight Because She Was Acting Sleepy

May 31, 2013
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United Throws Off Niantic Woman From Midnight Flight Because She Was Acting Sleepy

United Airlines threw off a Niantic woman from a midnight flight to Hartford on April 9 because she was acting sleepy. Mary Montesi, 46, said she could not believe that the pilot of the United flight from Las Vegas refused to let her fly because he told her she acted “impaired.” “I could see...

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Arriving At The Last Minute To The Airport Can Cost You A Lot Of Money

May 3, 2013
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Brittany Caron and her boyfriend Zachary Ramalho learned the hard way that cutting it close arriving at the airport for an international flight can have drastic consequences. Caron of Bristol, and Ramalho, formerly of Bristol now living in Massachusetts, saved for months to be able to travel to Spain during Caron¹s college Spring break...

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TSA X-Ray Body Scanners Sit Idle in Warehouse

November 19, 2012
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TSA X-Ray Body Scanners Sit Idle in Warehouse

A Transportation Security Administration officer looks at a simulated image from a backscatter machine at Eppley Airfield in Omaha, Neb., in June 2010. The TSA removed the X-ray body scanners from major airports, planning to shift them to smaller airports. But many of them sit in a warehouse as the agency looks into whether...

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