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This TSA sign about snow globes is no longer true, but there are still restrictions. (Photo by Scott Beale via Flickr, CC-BY-NC-ND)
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Snow Globe Expert Warns Of TSA Confusion At The Airport

Posted November 21, 2012 by NYCA Admin

TSA has relaxed their outright ban on snow globes in carry-ons, but a snow globe expert says not so fast.

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Magic Johnson's Gulfstream III (N32MJ). (Photo by Andrew W. Sieber via Flickr, CC-BY-NC)
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Fired Flight Attendant Sues Magic Johnson

Posted October 24, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Magic Johnson’s former personal flight attendant is suing the retired basketball star for wrongful termination.

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TSA baggage inspection notice. (Photo by lynn.gardner via Flickr, CC-BY-NC-SA)
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TSA To Fire or Suspend 44 Newark Airport Screeners

Posted October 19, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The Transportation Security Administration says it will fire 25 screeners and suspend another 19.

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Air France's newest Boeing 777-300ER (F-GZNL) takes off for Paris on its delivery flight. (Photo by Boeing)
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Shock: Air France Workers to Strike This Month

Posted October 18, 2012 by NYCA Admin

In a country known for its robust history of strikes, Air France employees are no different from any other profession.

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A Kingfisher Airlines Airbus A320 (VT-KEG) taxis at Bangalore. (Photo by marirs via wikipedia, CC-BY-SA)
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Kingfisher Owner Faces Arrest Over $2 Million in Bounced Checks

Posted October 15, 2012 by NYCA Admin

An arrest warrant has been issued in Hyderabad for billionaire Vijay Mallya.

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A JetBlue Airbus A320 like this one was diverted to Amarillo after the Captain suffered a panic attack. (Photo by Kaz T)
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JetBlue Says No Thanks to Naples After NIMBY Complaints

Posted October 15, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Florida residents convinced JetBlue not to serve their city.

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Armavia's first and only Superjet 100 (EK95015) is seen at Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport after its inaugural flight in April 2011. (Photo by Leonid Faerberg via Wikipedia)
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For Sale: One Armenian Airline, Includes Lightly Used Superjet

Posted October 15, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

Superjet launch customer Armavia is for sale, says its owner.

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Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Bell 206 Jetranger helicopter (N211LA). (Photo by Matthew Field via wikimedia, CC-BY-SA)
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Man Gets 25 Years For Shooting LAPD Helicopter

Posted October 12, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Don’t try to shoot down helicopters and you won’t go to jail.

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A collection of luggage tags. (Photo by Steve D. via Flickr, CC-BY-NC-SA)
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The Fascinating History of the Humble Baggage Tag

Posted October 4, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The fascinating history of the automated baggage tag and how it helps our luggage arrive on the same flight as us 99.97 percent of the time.

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The former Father Harkins at work. (Photo by CBS 3)
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Defrocked Priest Finds New Calling as TSA Screener

Posted October 3, 2012 by NYCA Admin

A priest allegedly expelled from the church over sex abuse accusations has shifted to a similarly divine career.

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Presumably the woman dressed up in a banana costume and danced upon receiving her check.
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TSA Reimburses Mom for Seized Peanut Butter

Posted October 2, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

A woman who claimed her peanut butter was wrongly seized by TSA screeners has won a $3.99 reimbursement from the agency.

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Air traffic control radar. (Photo by Photodune)
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Party Balloon Knocks Greek Air Traffic Radar Offline

Posted October 1, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

A Greek air traffic control radar was knocked offline when a child’s helium-filled balloon floated into power lines and cut power.

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El Al Boeing 747-400 (4X-ELD) departing JFK's Runway 22R enroute to Tel Aviv. (Photo by Mario Craig)
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El Al Wants to End Cairo Flights From Israel

Posted September 17, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Israel’s national airline seeks an immediate halt to its once-weekly Tel Aviv-Cairo flights, citing empty planes and high security costs.

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New York's easternmost airport, Montauk could be shuttered in favor of housing. (Photo by Bing)
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Are Days Numbered for Montauk Airport?

Posted September 14, 2012 by NYCA Admin

An $18 million price tag combined with residential zoning and non-existent profits could mean MTP’s days as an airport are numbered.

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A Jat Airways Boeing 737-300 (YU-ANV) seen in Zurich. (Photo by Gordon Gebert)
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AirAsia in Talks to Buy Jat Airways From Serbian Government

Posted September 6, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

Malaysian low cost carrier AirAsia is in talks to buy Jat Airways from the Serbian government and plans to build a European hub in Belgrade.

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United Flight 175 impacts the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
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9/11 Negligence Lawsuit Against American and United Moves Forward

Posted September 5, 2012 by NYCA Admin

A judge ruled that a lawsuit against American Airlines and United Airlines over the destruction of the World Trade Center may proceed.

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Filling your car with jet fuel is only acceptable if it has a jet engine. (Photo by Skip Steuart via Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND)
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Here’s Why Jet Fuel is Bad For Cars

Posted August 31, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Wait, is this really a thing that people have to be told? Yup.

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A Travel Service Boeing 737-800 (OK-TVF) takes off from Brno, Czech Republic. (Photo by MarekV, CC BY-SA)
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Travel Service to Launch Prague-Miami Flights

Posted August 28, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

Prague-based Travel Service Airlines is set to operate twice-weekly flights between Prague and Miami beginning November 14th.

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United 757 with slide deployed. (Photo by Bob Sullivan, NBC News, via KING5)
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United Captain Accidentally Deploys Emergency Slide

Posted August 22, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The captain of a United Airlines Boeing 757-200 accidentally deployed one of the plane’s emergency escape slides in Seattle.

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Newark Liberty International Airport control tower.
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Man Arrested for Molesting Sleeping Woman on Flight to Newark

Posted August 22, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

Bawer Aksal of North Bergen, NJ, was arrested after a female passenger aboard a Phoenix-Newark flight complained that he touched her.

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