Here's a little morsel of insanity for your Tuesday morning: New York City Public Advocate and candidate for Mayor Bill de Blasio is trying to yank Saudi Arabian Airlines' right to land at U.S. airports over its policy of not allowing Israeli citizens to board, starting with JFK. The Director Genera ... More >>
Wednesday, May 22 David Chang and Friends Momofuku chef and owner David Chang will take the stage at the New York Public Library on Wednesday at 7 p.m. for a discussion with Massimo Bottura and Daniel Patterson. Tickets are $25. 455 Fifth Avenue; 212-340-0833
Employees of two security contractors at JFK airport voted this afternoon to go on strike December 20 if their employers don't come to the table and address at least some of their complaints. The timing of the strike, near the peak of the holiday travel season, could seriously snarl traffic out of ... More >>
It's the week of our "Best of NYC" issue, for which I wrote a featured nightlife interview, plus plenty of items, including best door person, nicest drag queen, and best after-theater hangout. But let me add one: The Best Celeb To Follow On Twitter is...
Delta Air Lines is offering a free flight for New York Rangers fans planning to attend game three of the NHL's Eastern Conference Finals on Saturday. Problem is, the game's in New Jersey, and it will probably take four times as long to fly there than it would to just drive or use public transportati ... More >>
Avians and airplanes are a bad mix -- and the skies above New York City are no exception. On Tuesday, a bird strike prompted a JetBlue plane to make an emergency landing. Last week, also, a bird strike forced a Delta flight to make an emergency landing. And don't forget the Miracle on the Hudso ... More >>
Airplane food is usually pretty bland and gross, but is that the fault of airlines or our taste buds?
They're responsible for airport security but contractors still make poverty wages
If you don't like M.O.P., you probably don't really like rap musicor so the cliché goes. But there's something in the sentiment: For nearly two decades now, Billy Danze and Lil Fame have been putting out passionate, uncompromising rap music that's rooted in a resolutely east cost aesthetic. ... More >>
You might think a bulldog has the best life ever, being adorable and frequently stopped on streets to be gazed at and pet by adoring masses, and also getting its poop picked up by its owner whenever necessary, and not even having to work a 9 to 5 or 8 to 10 job...a bulldog is in the business of simp ... More >>
Ex-Sfoglia chef Ron Suhanosky has left Stuzzicheria after just four months, due to creative differences with owner Gerard Renny. Paul Di Bari, who worked at sister restaurant Stuzzi has taken over. [Grub Street] James Kent, who competed a in Bocuse d'Or this year, has been promoted to chef d ... More >>
American Jews, Israelis and anyone with religious paraphernalia may be kept off Delta flights traveling to Saudi Arabia from the United States under the rules of a new Delta SkyTeam partnership, USA Today reports. Delta's deal with Saudi Arabian Airlines, announced in January, requires the Am ... More >>
On his way from the Detroit Metro Airport (home of legendary swearer Eminem) to Newark, New Jersey (no goddamn introduction necessary), Robert Sayegh was kicked off a flight like a middle-schooler gets asked to leave the classroom. "What's taking so fucking long to close the overhead compartm ... More >>
In a move sure to capture the ire of Americans across the country, Delta Airlines has charged American troops returning from Afghanistan via Baltimore Washington International Airport $2,800 ($200 each) in extra baggage fees. Here's video from soldier Robert O'Hair, explaining the situation, with wh ... More >>
steve p2008Stewart International Airport is only an hour and a half drive from Midtown, but it's the least popular commercial airport in the New York area. The New York Times reports the oft-ignored airport was again largely overlooked during a meeting held by transportation officials last we ... More >>
By way of YouTube, Mohamed Ibrahim Elmasry shares this video of protesters in Cairo today. The chaos and tension is palpable. At one point those praying were actually hosed by police.
This has been a big week for Leonardo DiCaprio. He was on that Delta flight to Moscow that had to make an emergency landing when an engine blew. A dog named after him is involved in a dramatic and bitter custody battle. His second flight to Moscow, where he is attending a conference on tiger ... More >>
The latest in airport news: A suspicious package in the Delta Airlines cargo area at Logan airport in Boston -- apparently detected by a bomb-sniffing state police dog -- has led to the area being evacuated while officials investigate. The cargo location is on Harborside Drive, away from the ... More >>
Sen. Charles Schumer has called for a ban on reusable grocery bags because some contain "five times the allowable limits for lead." [NY Post] A total of 11 out of 28 Bronx bodegas were caught in a sting selling the controversial caffeinated cocktail in a can Four Loko to minors. [NY Post] M ... More >>
Adam "Atom Bomb" PearsonJohn Tyner's soon-to-be viral TSA revolt wasn't the only airport absurdity of the weekend. Los Angeles food stylist Adam C. Pearson was reported for "suspicious behavior" by a fellow Delta passenger before his plane even left the ground. Pearson was interrogated by the ... More >>
In a groundbreaking new report [pdf], the U.S. Department of Transportation's Inspector General has discovered that flight delays at John F. Kennedy, LaGuardia, and Newark Airports remain terrible and make New Yorkers -- and, indirectly, people throughout the rest of the country (yes, we're t ... More >>
No, people: Jimmy Carter is not dead.
A Delta Airlines pilot about to fly from Amsterdam to Newark today was removed from the plane after getting a .023 percent on his blood alcohol level test, which is just over the legal limit in the Netherlands. In the U.S., where the pilot is from (Woodbury, New Jersey, to be exact), drunk dr ... More >>
David ShankboneGet a load of this email thread between Gary Hall (aka drag star Shequida) and Delta Airlines over terrible service that caused Hall to miss his flight and forfeit big sums of money. In return, they offered him 100 smackers. And he smacked them right back down!
Sean Hoard, a 23-year-old NYU grad and a member of Team USA at the 42BELOW Cocktail World Cup in New Zealand, shares the recipe for his winning Wellington Fizz, a vodka-based cocktail incorporating kiwi, passionfruit, club soda, and an egg white. [NY Daily News] Japan's popular wine manga se ... More >>
The White House report on the attempted underwear-bomb attack by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab (pictured) on a Delta airliner during Christmas contains a lot of praise for America's "counter-terrorism community" -- in the summary, their "excellent analytic work" is lauded, and it is asserted that this w ... More >>
MyFoxDetroit.comVigilant fellow passengers and crew members of Northwestern/Delta Flight 253, the same plane involved in Friday's terror attempt by a Nigerian-born suspect, notified authorities and led to the capture today of a Nigerian businessman who locked himself in the bathroom for, like ... More >>
At a time when most of us are afraid to say "bomb," or even "Bombay" or "La Bamba," within 15 yards of an airport, we must take our hat off to Robert McDonald of Crescent, England, who opened the emergency door of his Delta flight last night because he felt like getting out. We know how it sounds, ... More >>
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