Aviation News

January 11, 2012

Final Call: Southwest to Launch Atlanta-Los Angeles Flights, TSA Agents Going to Prison for Stealing Cash

Early rotation for this Emirates SkyCargo Boeing 777 Freighter taking off on a 70-mile hop from Stewart Airport to JFK. Photo by Gordon Gebert Jr.
Photo of the Day: Early rotation for this Emirates SkyCargo Boeing 777 Freighter taking off on a 70-mile hop from Stewart Airport to JFK. (Photo by Gordon Gebert Jr.)
Early rotation for this Emirates SkyCargo Boeing 777 Freighter taking off on a 70-mile hop from Stewart Airport to JFK. Photo by Gordon Gebert Jr.

Photo of the Day: Early rotation for this Emirates SkyCargo Boeing 777 Freighter taking off on a 70-mile hop from Stewart Airport to JFK. (Photo by Gordon Gebert Jr.)

• A 65-year-old Japanese man was arrested after punching and slapping a Delta flight attendant aboard a Tokyo-Honolulu flight. [AP, via Atlanta Journal Constitution]

• We know law enforcement and other organizations are flying UAVs within the US, but the FAA won’t say exactly who. [TPM Muckraker]

• Watch out, Delta. Southwest will soon launch flights between Atlanta and Los Angeles. [Nuts About Southwest]

• While one TSA agent was making news for doing the right thing and turning in a $5,000 cash stack dropped by a passenger… [AP, via MSNBC]

• …Just a few miles away, two other TSA screeners were being sentenced to jail time for stealing $40,000 from passengers. [AP, via The Daily Caller]