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January 7, 2010

The Logbook: Kiss Airport Security Goodbye

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Written by: Phil Derner Jr.

• A goodbye smooch was the cause of the big security scare at Newark last week. A man stepped beyond a rope to bid farewell to his lady, where a guard should have been. The guard has since been placed on administrative leave.

• Ryanair indicates that they have no intention of making a third attempt at a bid of Irish flag carrier Aer Lingus. After two failed tries, Aer Lingus’ continued financial difficulties has made another attempt less appealing. [FlightGlobal]

• Flights out of Sarasota and Tampa, Florida were delay a few hours this morning because of icing conditions. Though they don’t get much ice there, they both employed the largest de-icing machine in the world….the sun. The planes sat to fake-bake until the ice melted, sending people to places probably colder than the Sunshine State. [Herald Tribune]

• Word of advice; don’t wear work clothes during burglary. A former Southwest employee was caught by feds after a Chicago bank robbery because he was wearing not only a Southwest sweatshirt, but also the reflective vest. Several bank employees identified the man after being shown airline employee photos. [CBS2Chicago]

Florida airports should consider themselves lucky that they don’t have to de-ice the A380…

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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