California man accuses Southwest Airlines passenger of physically assaulting and hurling racist slurs at his wife on flight to Phoenix

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A note passed among seatmates during the alleged incident.Courtesy of Faraaz Sareshwala Google software engineer Faraaz Sareshwala said his wife was assaulted on a Southwest flight to Phoenix. In a thread of tweets, he called out Southwest Airlines for not reprimanding the man he said is responsible. The Phoenix Police Department handed the case over to the FBI since it occurred in the air. A California man is accusing a Southwest Airlines passenger of physically and verbally assaulting his wife on a Saturday morning flight from Orlando to Phoenix.In a series of tweets, Google software engineer Faraaz Sareshwala detailed an…

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American Airlines passengers report ‘unnerving’ groans and moaning noises from PA system that sound ‘somewhere between an orgasm and vomiting’

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TikTok/emmersoncollins1 Passengers on at least three American Airlines flights reported bizarre moaning and groaning noises from in-flight intercom systems.  In a viral video, one passenger described the sound as "somewhere between an orgasm and vomiting." According to an American Airlines spokesperson, the PA systems "are hardwired and there is no external access." Passengers aboard an American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Dallas earlier this month were thrown into a state of confusion and concern when strange noises began emanating from the plane's public announcement system. As documented by Emerson Collins in a now viral video, a bizarre series of ominous…

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A British Airways flight was forced to make an emergency landing after its cockpit windshield ‘broke’ mid-air, passenger says

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The damaged windshield on the BA plane after it made an emergency landing in Athens on Saturday.Caroline Edmunds/Twitter A British Airways flight made an emergency diversion after its windshield shattered mid-flight. Caroline Edwards, who said she was on the flight, tweeted a picture of the jet's broken window. BA told Insider the flight diverted to Athens due to a technical issue. A British Airways flight made an emergency diversion after its windshield shattered mid-flight, according to a passenger.Caroline Edmunds tweeted that she was on BA0624 from London to Rhodes, Greece, on Saturday afternoon when it was forced to land in…

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I tried Air New Zealand’s one-of-a-kind Skynest and found the cozy bunk bed to be a great sleep option for economy passengers

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Taylor Rains/Insider Air New Zealand announced a unique new bunk bed product for economy passengers in June, known as Skynest. The six-bed sleeping pod will offer travelers a privacy curtain, USB ports, and bed linens. I tried the one-of-a-kind product in Auckland and loved the cozy bed. Here's a closer look. Air New Zealand is revolutionizing ultra-long-haul travel.Air New Zealand 787.ShutterstockOn September 17, the airline launched its first-ever flight between Auckland and New York-JFK, journeying over 17 hours between the two nations.Taylor Rains/InsiderThe historic inaugural flight is the world's new fourth-longest at 8,843 miles. Singapore Airlines now holds the fifth…

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An airport truck driver says she has to fill in as cabin cleaner and gets 7 minutes to clean a plane. It shows how a crippling staff shortage is taking its toll on US airport workers.

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A worker at Boston Logan International Airport.David L. Ryan/Getty Images Some airport workers told Insider they felt the pressure this summer amid the travel chaos. One trash-truck driver said she had to fill in as a cabin cleaner because of the staff shortage. A cleaner at Logan airport said airlines sometimes ask his team to clean a plane in 10 minutes. Airport staff working behind the scenes say the travel chaos this summer has put them under pressure to work harder and fill in for other jobs.After letting workers go during the COVID-19 pandemic, the airline industry has struggled to…

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A man charged in the assault of a flight attendant on an American Airlines plane had to be restrained by fellow passengers and cuffed to a seat

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Alexander Tung Cuu Le was charged with one count of interference with flight crew members and attendants.Barrie Livingstone Passengers helped crew to restrain a 33-year-old man on an American Airlines flight on Wednesday. Alexander Tung Cuu Le, 33, has been charged with one count of interference with flight crew members. He has been permanently banned from flying with the airline.  Passengers on an American Airlines plane helped cabin crew restrain a man after he allegedly punched a flight attendant in the back of the head on Wednesday, officials said.A Department of Justice news release disclosed that passengers aboard the flight…

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In the ‘Aviation Oscars’, Delta is the best US airline – but it’s still ranked only 24th in the world

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Delta 767-400.Delta Air Lines Delta ranked highest amongst all US carriers in the 2022 World Airline Awards. Southwest ranked 35, followed by JetBlue at 41. Alaska, United and American were further behind.  Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines and Emirates took home the top three spots on the list.  Delta took the top spot among US airlines in a ranking of 100 outfits around the world - coming in at number 24.  The airline-ranking organization Skytrax this week revealed the winners of its 2022 World Airline Awards, dubbed the "Oscars of the aviation industry". Skytrax ranked 100 carriers based on feedback from…

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A wheelchair user filmed herself dragging her body to the bathroom on a plane after the cabin crew refused to help

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Jenny Berrie's video showing her dragging herself across the floor of the AlbaStar flightJenny Berrie/TikTok A woman filmed herself dragging her body to the bathroom after the cabin crew refused to assist her.  The video posted by Jenny Berrie, a wheelchair user, has got over five million views on TikTok.  She said, "I know it's not something people want to see, but disabled people simply aren't believed."  A woman has gone viral on TikTok after filming her degrading experience as a wheelchair user on a flight needing to use the bathroom. Jenny Berrie, from the UK, filmed herself dragging her body…

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What it’s like to work in Svalbard, a group of Arctic islands where anyone can live visa-free — as long as you don’t run out of money and abide by its unique set of rules

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Longyearbyen, the largest city in Svalbard on May 2, 2022.JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP via Getty Images Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago by the North Pole, is one of the world's only visa-free zones.  But residents who can't support themselves or find housing can be expelled by the governor. Insider spoke with four locals (one of whom was deported) about what it's like to work in Svalbard. In a world where your passport dictates where you can live, travel, and work, there's a semi-frozen haven open to citizens of all countries — no complicated visa or employment permits required. Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago 500 miles…

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Ford was forced to halt deliveries of some F-Series pickups after running out of blue oval badges, report says

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Ford confirmed that delivery of some vehicles was delayed due to a badge shortage.Scott Olson/Getty Images Ford paused some deliveries because it ran out of blue badges, the company told The WSJ. Sources said the shortage affected Ford's popular F-Series pickups. This week, Ford said that it had up to 45,000 vehicles awaiting their final parts. Ford had to delay deliveries of some vehicles including F-Series pickups after running out of its famous blue oval badges, The Wall Street Journal reported.Sources told the newspaper that Ford had run out of badges and nameplates for certain models. A company spokesman told…

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