2013 TalkBoard Elections: Call for Candidates

If you have ever wanted to serve FlyerTalk as a member of TalkBoard, now is your chance, as you can be one of five FlyerTalk members to be elected by a popular vote — but you must apply by 8:00 in the evening Mountain Daylight Time on Thursday, October 31, 2013 to be considered as a candidate. Here is the timetable of the TalkBoard elections for 2013…

In Memoriam: chemist661

“Bottom line: In spite of my advanced stages of cancer, my journey (travels, life, etc) have been alot of fun. FT taught me how to travel for very cheap/free. Attending the various DO’s, travelling around the world for next to nothing, going in intl Biz/F has been superb!! I hope to ‘lick’ this cancer by chemotherapy and be able to take to the skies again and see more of the world. I am a ‘born again’ Christian and I am at peace. For me, my positive attitude comes from my faith. I have never put anyone down because of religion/politics. Never had put anyone down to my knowledge. (Note: If I had put someone down by mistake, I apologize in advance–not intentional!!) On FT, the wide variety of topics talked about is where it is at. For this old timer on FT, I became much informed about travels, plus other areas and for that I am thankful!!!” Those were the words posted on March 20, 2013 at 1:19 in the morning Eastern Standard Time by FlyerTalk member chemist661, who sadly passed away earlier this month…

Federal Air Marshal Arrested: Accused of Photographing Up the Skirts of Female Passengers

Adam Joseph Bartsch — a federal air marshal for the United States — was arrested yesterday morning after being caught by an eyewitness allegedly photographing up the skirts of female passengers with his mobile telephone as they boarded an airplane operating as Southwest Airlines flight 3132 at Nashville International Airport, according to a report by the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department. The unidentified eyewitness reportedly…

Norwegian Air Shuttle Announcement of New Flights: A Threat to Commercial Aviation in the United States?

An announcement from Norwegian Air Shuttle that the airline will launch service between Gatwick Airport south of London and three destinations located in the United States as of July of 2014 using Boeing 787 “Dreamliner” aircraft has members of the Air Line Pilots Association, International concerned that the flights present a threat to the aviation industry in the United States. According to FlyerTalk member Swiss Tony, a seat in the economy class cabin on a round-trip flight to be operated by Norwegian Air Shuttle to New York will cost as little as…

No Survivors From Lao Airlines Crash Near Pakse

An ATR-72-600 operating as Lao Airlines flight 301 which departed from Wattay International Airport in Vientiane was on final approach to the airport in Pakse — the third most populous city in Laos — when it crashed into the Mekong River earlier today, killing all 49 people aboard the aircraft. None of the 44 passengers and five flight crew members from nine countries survived the crash, the cause of which is considered to be…

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