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The Air Berlin pilots who make risky low pass before landing Suspended!

Air Berlin Pilots Suspended

Two Air Berlin pilots decided to “make a mark” by flying low over an airport and buzzing by the control tower, sparking an FAA investigation have been suspended.

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This plane flew incredibly close to a control tower. The stunt was pulled off by two pilots during an Air Berlin flight.

Flight Attendant Conks Passenger With Wine Bottle On Delta Flight

Flight Attendant Conks Passenger on Delta Flight

Delta flight attendant smashes wine bottle over rowdy passenger’s head amid mid-flight chaos!

A Tampa Florida man reportedly attacked passengers and crew members on a Delta Airlines flight last week.

The 23-year-old man identified as Joseph Daniel Hudek IV was on a flight from Seattle to Beijing when he assaulted flight attendants and passengers.  It was then that a flight attendant conked  him over the head with two wine bottles and  zip-tied in an attempt to prevent him from opening the plane’s exit door mid-flight, according to a federal complaint.

Vacations, The 411, Everyone Needs One

The 411 on Vacations

Everyone loves a vacation. Those special two weeks of the year when we can go anywhere we choose and live it up for a little while, pretending we are rich and the money is no object.

vacation 411Of course, the reality of that, for most of us, is a whole year of saving every penny to accumulate enough cash for a two week vacation in a fine resort somewhere, while still watching every cent we spend.

Late Deals

That’s where last minutes deals can ease the strain on our pockets. Late ski deals and last minute summer deals are always available for those who know where to look. You can contact your favorite travel agent or book direct via the internet. Expedia, Last Minute Travel.com or the hotel complex you wish to stay at will also provide last minute deals.

Expedia and Last Minute Travel.com allow you to tailor make your own vacation, but choosing when you leave, when you get back, where you stay, and the choice of accommodation, such as two, three, four and five star hotels, all-inclusive deals and vacation rentals homes and cabins. They also provide scheduled flights to your specific location and some include the transportation to the hotel in the price.

Bargains

We all know that shopping round will usually turn up a better bargain than those we first see. Always make a note of the first one and compare prices as well as travel dates. If your travel dates are flexible you might be able to get even more money off by choosing to take your vacation somewhere toward the end of the travel season.

Whether you choose to sun yourself in Florida, or fly to Paris, Greece, Spain or Mexico, you will no doubt find a hotel or resort that will suit you.

Don’t forget, also, that there are places which are ideal for kids and families as well as places which concentrate solely on couples or adults. You may not want to sit by the pool listening to a bunch of kids screaming all day, so look around for vacations that best suit your personal requirements.

Couples and Adult Companions

Some couples or just buddies prefer to go to more un-friendly places to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of their vacation, or to have a good old booze up without worrying about negative influences on children.

Ski resorts have become highly popular in recent years and accommodate other sports like snowboarding too. These resorts rely largely on the winter months providing enough snow on the pistes. Some places do have all year round snow but you need to look further north for those kinds of vacations. Countries like Canada, Alaska, Norway, Sweden and Finland could provide the perfect ski holiday in early spring. There is also, of course, Colorado, whose most famous ski resort is in Aspen. For winter breaks, there is also Austria, Bulgaria and Switzerland if skiing is your passion.

Beaches

Maybe you prefer to laze around on a quiet sandy beach somewhere, without your cell phone and the outside world. If so, there are some wonderful resorts in the Bahamas, Greece, the Seychelles, Mauritius, and the Mediterranean sea.

Flights and hotels can be included in the prices and you only need to decide your departure times, accommodation type and star value. Other than that, just get your beach towel and sun cream ready and you can relax on a sunny beach with a good book.

Most travel companies advocate early booking to get the best prices on your vacation. This is not always possible unless we know well in advance of our preferred travel dates. Many of them give early birds a discount for online booking, but again it may be possible to get an even better last minute deal because they will be anxious to fill those spare seats.

Advisory

In this current financial climate there are vacation and travel companies going into liquidation every month. If you do book a vacation in advance, take every precaution to ensure that your chosen company is not on the danger list. Also, your company should be ATOL protected and will guarantee that you get a full refund in the event that the company does have trouble fulfilling its obligations.

Oh, and don’t forget that all-important travel insurance. You never know when you might get caught out. Especially with skiing vacations. Accidents happen and having a broken leg in a foreign country can cost you…well, an arm and leg!

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Cruise Ship Hit By Wave

Two people were declared dead as a cruise ship in the Mediterranean was lashed by a huge wave which was believed to be as high as three story building. A passenger on the cruise ship hit by massive waves Wednesday in the Mediterranean tells the Associated Press today it was a “terrifying” ordeal.

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Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab: What We Know So Far (Update)

Source:  Mediaite.com

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who today attempted to ignite some sort of explosive device on Northwest Airlines Flight 253.

The Associated Press: A Nigerian man who said he was an agent for al-Qaeda tried to blow up a Northwest Airlines plane Friday as it was preparing to land in Detroit, but travellers who smelled smoke and heard what sounded like firecrackers rushed to subdue him, the passengers and federal officials said.

Flight 253 with 278 passengers and 11 crew members aboard was about 20 minutes from the airport when passengers heard popping noises, witnesses said. At least one person climbed over others and jumped on the man. Shortly afterward, the suspect was taken to the front of the plane with his pants cut off and his legs burned, a passenger said.   Read more here

WHAT IS KNOWN ABOUT HIM

  • He’s in custody.

  • He’s Nigerian.

  • He’s 23.

  • He claims to be working with al Qaeda.

  • He was on a “U.S. government watch list of people with suspected terrorist ties” — but not a no-fly list 

  • He traveled from Lagos to Amsterdam to Detroit. He was traveling one way — no return ticket.

  • He’s being treated for burns in Detroit, thanks to the aforementioned failed attempt. Well, better him than anyone else (though there were a few passengers injured, not seriously). Certainly better than if he had been successful.

  • His fellow passengers thwarted his attempt. Per MSNBC.com: “Two people noticed the attempted attack, and a third person jumped on the man and subdued him, an airline official told NBC News.”

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab: Nigerian Man Accused Of Attempted

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab

  • He just made flying during the holiday season a LOT more stressful.

More information as it comes.

  • Update, 8:45pm: He seems to have more than one name or alias. From Gawker’s Adrian Chen

Read more a Mediaite.com

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