Heather Rene Guffin, the CEO of a timeshare-marketing firm, was arrested at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport last week following an altercation with customs agents. Now the 35-year-old expatriate is stuck in Phoenix, hoping a federal judge rules as soon as this morning that she can return t ... More >>
Arizona resident Alexander Michael Herrera, 23, made "unusual statements" before trying to open a door in the emergency exit row of an Alaska Airlines jet preparing to land this morning in Portland, Oregon, the FBI says. Herrera was one of 137 passengers on Flight 132, originating from Anchorage. A ... More >>
Curiosity will cost 47-year-old Michael Cerise 90 days of freedom after Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Karen Potts sentenced him to jail yesterday. Cerise must also serve an additional three years of probation following his 90-day bid for the November 2011 laser-pointing that injured three pi ... More >>
A union representing pilots for Tempe-based US Airways took out a full-page ad in USA Today Friday, alleging the airline tried to intimidate a pilot into flying a malfunctioning airplane.In total, the US Airways Pilots Association claims, six pilots refused to fly the aircraft before the airline ... More >>
Following our post yesterday about US Airways' pilots union's claim that the airline tried to intimidate a pilot into flying a malfunctioning plane, US Airways got back to us and calls the claim "outlandish."On Friday, the US Airways Pilots Association ran a full page ad in USA Today outlining a ... More >>
The union representing pilots for Tempe-based U.S. Airways say that last month, the airline tried to intimidate a pilot into flying a malfunctioning plane. When she refused, the U.S. Airways Pilots Association says, she was forced off the plane and "met by U.S. Airways corporate security and esco ... More >>
TheAtlantic.com released its list of America's 19 "Most Hated Companies" -- based on the American Customer Satisfaction Index -- earlier this month, four of which happen to be airlines (imagine that). Among them is Tempe-based U.S. Airways.The airline came in at the six spot on TheAtlantic's list ... More >>
www.hownottobeme.com OuchSky Harbor International Airport will make getting molested by a TSA inspector worth your while: During the holiday travel week, the airport will provide free gift-wrapping for travelers -- right after they experience the unpleasantries of getting felt up ... More >>
Keith KingKeith King, the less-than-better half of a marriage built on stolen luggage, was sentenced to some pretty lengthy prison time during a hearing in a Maricopa County courtroom this morning.King, whose wife, Stacy King, was already sentenced to 3.5 years in prison for her role in the mass ... More >>
Ed KriegerFlight attendant Rene Foss uses the resources at hand to simultaneously fill in for the in-flight movie and resolve a seating conflict. Bonus puppet pointsFirst, a blurb of super-good news for you audience types: David Barker's astonishing one-man show, Dodging Bullets, returns as part ... More >>
Silent Bob is headed for the Valley. But will he fly Southwest Airlines to get here? Chances are good that you've read a thing or two about Kevin Smith on the Internets lately. The outspoken -- and oversized -- auteur (the director of such indie flicks Clerks, Chasing Amy, and Dogma) has received ... More >>
www.thedailyshow.comTwo Middle-Eastern men were detained by federal and local authorities Saturday night at Sky Harbor International Airport after passengers on their U.S. Airways flight told flight attendants the pair was "acting suspiciously."The men weren't running up the aisles screamin ... More >>
Flight attendants for US Airways aren't too thrilled with some of the working conditions after the 2005 merger with America West Airlines and they plan to let management know Friday morning, when they picket at Sky Harbor Airport.
www.allairports.netOfficials at Sky Harbor International Airport announced today that they will start conducting random bag-checks to prevent luggage theft at baggage claim areas.Good thinking considering two people were just arrested for stealing more than a thousand bags without anyone seeming ... More >>
Keith and Stacy KingThere are few things in the world more maddening than having your luggage lost when traveling and even fewer things more cathartic than going berserk on the airline representative when he or she tells you it may never be found.Phoenix police yesterday managed to tra ... More >>
www.photobucket.comA Vermont woman, who was thrown off an airplane for refusing to put a blanket over herself while she breast-fed her 1-year-old daughter, is suing Mesa Air Group. The incident happened about three years ago and sparked national protests, or "nurse-ins" at 19 ai ... More >>
Kanye West and Lady Gaga are coming to U.S. Airways Center on November 10, the first date on their Fame Kills joint tour.Having been blown away by Kanye's last tour, I'm super excited, as you should be, even if that Taylor Swift stunt pissed you off, as it did Michael Lopez.Full concert dates bel ... More >>
Victor J. PalaganoFlight attendants Paula Walker, Brian Shunick, and Sue Burris He's baaaaaaaaack!Four months after a Superior Court judge unceremoniously tossed a libel suit filed by an unhappy U.S. Airways pilot, we've gotten word that the pilot, Ed Gannon, will be appealing the decision.Can' ... More >>
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Wikimedia Commons Fish aren't usually shipped in coffins, but somebody at U.S. Airways was apparently confused.Tempe-based US Airways has already come under criticism for requiring flight attendants who complained about safety issues to handle their own defense in a lawsuit filed by a pilot. ... More >>
Victor J. Palagano III Flight attendants Paula Walker, Brian Shunick, and Sue Burris have been vindicated by the judge's ruling.Score one for safety. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Louis Araneta last week dimissed a U.S. Airways pilot's lawsuit against three fligh ... More >>
Or at least a sticker with their name on it did:"A bicycle with a sticker advertising a Florida punk-folk band forced the evacuation of a Memphis, Tennessee airport terminal late Monday afternoon, authorities said.A pilot alerted airport police when he saw a bike with a sticker that read "this bike ... More >>
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