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December 16, 2011

Final Call: Barefoot Bandit Gets 7 Years, Alaska Airlines Rescues Escaped Cat

This old Convair 440 Metropolitan is nearly 60 years old and still buzzing the crowd at SXM
This old Convair 440 Metropolitan is nearly 60 years old and still buzzing the crowd at SXM

Photo of the Day: This old Convair 440 Metropolitan is nearly 60 years old and still buzzing the crowd at SXM. (Photo by Manny Gonzalez-Thrust Images)

• After evading authorities for over two years and stealing planes, boats and cars along the way, Colton Harris-Moore, aka the “Barefoot Bandit,” has been sentenced to seven years in prison. [Seattle Post-Intelligencer]

• A cat who escaped its carrier and spent two days on the lam in SeaTac Airport was found hiding under a baggage carousel by an Alaska Airlines employee. [Alaska Airlines]

• Umm, what? Mokulele Airlines, which currently operates short inter-island hops in Hawaii using Cessnas and CRJs, wants to start flying to London-Stansted via Rockford, Illinois, using a leased 767-200ER. [Rockford Register Star]

• Thanks to bankruptcy proceedings, legacy airlines such as United and Delta–and soon American–operate with costs rivaling those of so-called “low cost carriers” like Southwest. [WSJ]

Engadget reviews the ANA 787 on a Japanese domestic flight. [Engadget]



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