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FedEx cuts ties with NRA

FedEx has cut ties with the National Rifle Association (NRA), eight months after it first received calls to do so. The shipping company confirmed to Reuters on Tuesday that it is ending its partnership, which offered discounts to members of the gun rights group. In addition to the NRA, FedEx is moving more than 100 other organizations that receive discounts to different pricing programs, the company said, according to the Memphis Business Journal. The move comes days after 11 people were killed in a shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue. FedEx, however, told Reuters that its…

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Airbus Puts a Luxury Spin on VIP Helicopters

Airbus finally made it possible to customize your chopper with nearly any amenity imaginable. If you have ever flown on a helicopter, you will know they are quite convenient, yet loud and uncomfortable. However, Europe’s largest aerospace firm Airbus is introducing a new way to provide private owners options for improved style and grace. An abundancy of Airbus’ helicopters are used for rescue, utility, or transport but few are used for racing or exciting recreation. Typically, the brand’s rotocraft is purchased in a business-to-business context, with no differences for private and…

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KLM Boeing 747-400 engine badly damaged by high-loader

KLM Boeing 747-400 took serious damage to its #4 engine cowling when it was hit by a high-loader during parking at Amsterdam Schiphol. A KLM Boeing 747-400 (reg. PH-BFN) was badly damaged on Monday morning when it collided with a high-loader while being towed at Amsterdam Schiphol. According to the airline, there were no passengers on board at the time of the incident, a spokesman reports to Reismedia. ©Omar R. The damage to engine #4 is considerable. The incident took place on the Romeo platform, where freight flights are normally parked. The…

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Southwest Airlines passenger removed from plane to Houston after calling flight attendant N-word

A Southwest Airlines flight traveling to Houston from Chicago was delayed after a passenger was removed from the plane for yelling racial slurs at flight attendants. A Southwest Airlines flight traveling to Houston from Chicago was delayed after a passenger was removed from the plane for yelling racial slurs at flight attendants. Witnesses say the woman became upset with the flight attendant when she was told to put her table up to prepare for takeoff. In the video recorded by another passenger, you can see the woman using graphic language…

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Police: Delta Airlines flight Made an Emergency Landing After Passenger Attacks Flight Attendant

A Delta Airlines flight made an emergency landing early Friday morning in Oklahoma City, after a passenger attacked a flight attendant, according to police. Officers responded just before 2 a.m. to a report of a pending emergency landing at Will Rogers World Airport. Delta flight 2603, which was headed from Salt Lake City to Orlando, had called for an emergency landing at the OKC airport due to a violent and unruly passenger. JUST IN: A Delta Airlines flight from Salt Lake City to Orlando made an emergency landing in OKC…

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Passenger forces flight to turn back 30 minutes after take-off… because he’s too hot

This is the bizarre moment an unruly passenger forces a plane to turn back 30 minutes after take-off – because he is too hot. The incident occurred on an internal Colombian flight between Bogota and Monteria. Video uploaded to social media shows the unnamed individual complaining that the cabin is too hot and that something must be done. The passenger pictured on the left forced a plane to turn around after take-off – because he was too hot When staff remonstrate with him he threatens to open the emergency door.…

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70-year-old pilot burned after Small Plane Clips Part of Cottonwood Home

COTTONWOOD, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a 70-year-old man has been seriously injured after the small plane he was piloting crashed into part of a home in north-central Arizona A 70-year-old man suffered serious injuries when his plane crashed into a home Monday morning in Cottonwood, police said. The pilot had managed to exit the plane on his own, according to Cottonwood police Sgt. Monica Kuhlt. She said the plane, a single-engine Bonanza Beechcraft, was on fire in the backyard of the home by the time officers arrived. The pilot was transported to the…

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Malaysia Airlines is now on WhatsApp

In the news: Airlines are increasingly using technology to boost their operations, make the travel experience more stress-free for their customers and even for training staff as shown by Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines and Virgin Atlantic in partnership with tech service providers. Messaging: Malaysia Airlines is now on WhatsApp Malaysia Airlines has joined its counterparts in other parts of the world in using WhatsApps to connect with its customers, announcing earlier this week its official presence on the messaging app. The national carrier said  it is the “the first airline in Malaysia to…

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Jetstar flight attendant reveals her top tips for flying with kids 

The thought of travelling with a young family can be a nightmare for many, but there are certain tricks that can help you survive – and even enjoy – the trip. Australian Jetstar cabin crew member and mother-of-two, Carrie Lawrie, recently shared with FEMAIL how she makes travelling with children a breeze. The busy flight attendant has flown to many corners of the globe and occasionally has her two children in tow. A Jetstar Cabin Crew member and mum, Carrie Lawrie, has shared with FEMAIL how she makes travelling a…

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Dad, 36, in furious standoff with Ryanair crew as he’s refused a packet of PRINGLES for his daughter after four-hour delay

A FRUSTRATED dad was threatened with arrest after he clashed with crew over a packet of Pringles chips during a four-hour flight delay on budget carrier Ryan Air. Johnny McMenamin was set to leave Barcelona, Spain and return to County Tyrone, in Northern Ireland, with his five-year-old daughter last Monday. But the pair were left waiting for two hours at Reus Airport when their plane was delayed. Once boarded, passengers were then left waiting on the plane for another two and a half hours. Mr McMenamin, 36, said he became…

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