Let’s Fly A…

You know what? I think that flying a nice big kite, or maybe a hot air balloon would be a great choice. I mean, there’s a whole bunch of reasons not to fly:

Airports

Police want more officers at Charlotte airport (Security Director News)

Dried caterpillars found in luggage at Gatwick Airport (BBC)

Brunt of federal cuts to hit N.J. with furloughs, airport slowdowns and court closures (NJ.com)

DIA Parking Lots Consider Measures To Stop Bunnies From Attacking Cars (CBS Denver) — I would like you to step back and just admire the beauty of this sentence before you go look at the article.

Airlines

United Airlines sucks (Boing Boing)

Sources: American, US Airways boards approve merger (Chicago Tribune) — No good can come of this.

Kicked off a United flight for taking pictures of the new first class seats (Boing Boing) — I am failing to understand the logic in this action.

General

FAA investigating “Harlem Shake” on plane (Boing Boing)

Rape suspect carries stun-gun past TSA checkpoint at JFK airport (Boing Boing)

Video: Ukrainian Lawmaker Flouts Law, Berates Airport Employee (Global Voices)

Shipment of 18 human heads found at Chicago’s O’Hare airport (Reuters)

TSA

TSA will allow small knives, golf clubs onto airplanes (Boing Boing)

On the TSA Allowing Teeny Tiny Fucking Pocket Knives Back On Planes. (Taking Sense Away)

On the TSA Allowing Teeny Tiny Knives Aboard Planes, Part II. (Taking Sense Away) — Finally. I can carry my Swiss Army Knife Again… eventually.

TSA agent with fake bomb gets past security at Newark Airport

Video: TSA traumatizes child in wheelchair (Boing Boing)

Other Transportation News

City buses across America now covertly recording passengers’ conversations (Boing Boing) — Arguments for texting each other.

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