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December 8, 2009

The Logbook: Woman Makes Northwest Airlines a Vegas-Failure Backup

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Written by: Phil Derner Jr.
"You want to sue us because the armrest wouldn't go up and you were a clutz? The hell you walkin on the seats for anyway? Well guess what...?

"You want to sue us because the armrest wouldn't go up and you were a clutz? The hell you walkin on the seats for anyway? Well guess what…?

• If you don’t strike it rich in Vegas, you might want to collect by suing the airline that brought you there. A woman is suing Northwest Airlines because of a knee injury that she says she sustained  while trying to climb over an armrest that wouldn’t lift. Why someone would need to climb over an armrest to begin with is beyond me.  [FresnoBee]

• When trying to redact some of their manuals, the TSA accidentally leaked sensitive screening procedures, making this “need to know” documenta  “we all know” one. [Wired]

• In the NYCA forums, “Moose135” shared with us some photo coverage  from  the American Airpower Museum’s Annual Pearl Harbor Memorial Ceremony, including 5 surviving Pearl Harbor survivors that we in attendance. [NYCAviation]

• United Airlines placed orders for 25 Airbus A350s and  Boeing 787s apiece, which will replace their 747 and 767 fleets between 2016 and 2019. [NYCAviation]

Korean Air premiered a new “Passionate Wings to Culture” scheme on one of their 747-400s (HL7488), showing some photos of people and titles. [AirlinersGallery]

• Passengers aboard Continental Flight784 to Portland, Oregon had to sleep in the terminal after diverting to Helena, Montana after engine trouble. [NYCAviation]

• Get ready to see a new aircraft over Maho Beach, as Air Caraibes begins service to St. Marten on December 12th with an Airbus A330.  [AirlinersGallery]

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About the Author

Phil Derner Jr.
Phil Derner founded NYCAviation in 2003. A lifetime aviation enthusiast that grew up across the water from La Guardia Airport, Phil has aviation experience as a Loadmaster, Operations Controller and Flight Dispatcher. He owns and operates NYCAviation and performs duties as an aviation expert through writing, consulting, public speaking and media appearances. You can reach him by email or follow him on Twitter.



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