Aviation News

December 27, 2011

Final Call: Man Tries to Smuggle 247 Live Animals Onto Plane, Major Southwest and AirTran Unions Agree to Seniority Pacts

A UPS Airbus A300 (N166UP) delivering Christmas cheer to Des Moines
Photo of the Day: A UPS Airbus A300 (N166UP) delivering Christmas cheer to Des Moines. (Photo by Doug Lambert)
A UPS Airbus A300 (N166UP) delivering Christmas cheer to Des Moines

Photo of the Day: A UPS Airbus A300 (N166UP) delivering Christmas cheer to Des Moines. (Photo by Doug Lambert)

• Southwest and AirTran pilots have agreed on seniority integration… [WSJ]

• …and now the flight attendants have, too. [The Washington Post]

• Argentinian airport security authorities found 247 animals in the suitcase of a Czech man about to board an Iberia flight to Madrid. [AFP, via Yahoo News]

• A Florida doctor says the radiation emitted by TSA full-body scanners could create a cancer danger in the thyroid, the eyes and the breasts. [WTKR]

L-3 Communications ripped off thirteen students of over $40,000 each with false promises of air traffic controller jobs with the FAA, claims a new lawsuit. [Courthouse News Service]

• Travel booking sites are annoyed with Google’s new flight search service, which directs customers straight to the airlines. [WSJ]