News and notes from around the interweb:
- Global Entry has a customer service line. Here’s what it’s like and how to reach them.
- The Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund — named for the captain of United Flight 93 which was downed in Pennsylvania and never made the hijackers’ target on 9/11 and which provides scholarships to aspiring commercial pilots — is holding its annual gala in Denver fittingly on September 10. Worth checking out and joining the evening if you’ll be in town or can get there.
- How the FAA killed supersonic flight
- oneworld airline LAN has entered into a deferred prosecution agreement and agreed to pay a criminal penalty for bribing union officials.
LAN Airlines S.A. (LAN), executed a fictitious $1.15 million consulting agreement with an advisor to the Secretary of Argentina’s Ministry of Transportation in October 2006. Although the agreement purportedly required the consultant to undertake a study of Argentine airline routes, the consultant never provided any such services. Instead, the purported consultant funneled the monies he received pursuant to the contract to Argentine labor union officials in exchange for the union agreeing to accept lower wages and to not enforce what would have been a costly labor rule.
- “The best video of a small bird having fun on an airport moving walkway, that you will see all day”
The best video of a small bird having fun on an airport moving walkway, that you will see all day pic.twitter.com/rI79LYH4KF
— Andrew Bloch (@AndrewBloch) July 25, 2016
- Passengers went through a security checkpoint without screening at New York LaGuardia because the TSA didn’t turn on the scanner.
The snafu was discovered at about 8 a.m. Sunday inside Terminal D by TSA Agent Eva Cocoli, according to sources.
Delta Air Lines supervisor Deborah Trapani quickly ordered the checkpoint closed, while Port Authority cops tracked down nine of the unscanned fliers.
Finding them took about an hour, and they all had to be brought back to the checkpoint to be properly inspected..authorities determined that at least six other passengers who went unscanned were not located and were assumed to have boarded planes, police officials said.
- Video of a man simply walking through a security checkpoint while TSA employees weren’t paying attention.