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Part Two: New York City

Sandy Thomas | Posted 07.11.2016 | Arts
Sandy Thomas

The second time I visited New York City was 1984. It was my first vacation in two years. I'd gotten married to Glenn April 24th, 1982, and we'd driven to Chicago for our honeymoon.

The Best (And Worst) Customer Service In The US

Posted 03.18.2013 | Travel

A new survey investigating which US airlines offer the best "customer experience" has found that most domestic carriers get lackluster ratings and tha...

I'll Have the Can, Hold the Cups

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

Tell the flight attendants you want just the can, no napkin, next time you need a shot of carbonated caffeine while in the air. Why use so many plastic cups, and what happens to them when the plane lands?

Spot The Northwest Flight Attendant

Simon Sinek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Simon Sinek

I flew to London and back on Delta Airlines, which was great because I got to play my new favorite game: spot the old Northwest Flight Crew. Northwes...

Modesty Won't Fly At The Airport

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Dorfman

As we all know, getting past security at the nation's 560 airports will be an even bigger pain in the butt for the roughly 100 million Americans who fly each year.

Privacy Isn't the Price for Security

Mike German | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike German

Profiling and electronically strip searching the innocent doesn't help find terrorists, it only wastes security resources.

The Not-So-Mystifing Mystery of Northwest 188

Susan Isaacs | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Isaacs

For a mystery writer like me, much of the why the plane overshot Minneapolis by 150 miles conjecture has been deeply unsatisfying.

Cheney Plays 'Let's Pretend...': The Old Man's Off His Rocker

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

The problem here in Cheneyville is the Old Man's off his rocker. That's the way some folks are seeing it, anyway. He's lost his marbles, they say. His brain's turned into oatmeal. He doesn't know his --

'Please Remove Your Jackets, Sweaters and Pants, and Place All Laptops and Electronics...'

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

So what now? Will the Department of Homeland Security now require that we remove our pants too, leaving us standing there even more humiliated in our underwear and tees?

Northwest Pilots and the FAA: Snoozing? Cruising?

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

The case of the Northwest Pilots keeps getting funnier and funnier. Of course, it wouldn't be one bit amusing if it had happened to me.

White House Creates Ministry of Hindsight and Self-Flagellation

Spencer Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Spencer Green

The mission of the Ministry of Hindsight and Self-Flagellation will be to organize and exacerbate reaction to any future past issues that end badly and make the government look stupid.

Just Another Day at the T.S.A.

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

Rrriinnnng! Rrriinnn -- "Good morning, and thanks for calling T.S.A., 'Your Travel Partner.' This is Janet speaking -- how may I help you?" "I wa...

Air Sickness

Lloyd Garver | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lloyd Garver

We've all gotten so absorbed in our computers that we lose track of everything else. Of course, when I do it, I don't have 144 passengers sitting behind me.

As Airlines Cut Corners, Pilot Fatigue Could Run The Industry Into The Ground

DailyFinance | Bruce Watson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

On Wednesday night, Northwest Airlines (DAL) Flight 188, an Airbus A-320, overshot its destination by 150 miles before the pilots re-established conta...

Reading the Pictures: This Kid Abdulmutallab

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Shaw

2009-12-31-headshot.jpgPictures circulating of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab on a school trip to London in '03 is making it near impossible for the right-wing to hype his danger.

Where Are the Firing Offenses in Medicine?

Patrick Malone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patrick Malone

In the medical industry, for a doctor to lose their license only a flagrant pattern of drug or alcohol abuse or other criminal behavior will put the practitioner out of business. This needs to change.

What Israel Can Teach the World About Airport Security

David Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Harris

In the wake of the thwarted terrorist attempt on Northwest Flight 253, it's time to revisit the Israeli model of airport security, as other countries ask what more can be done to prevent such near-catastrophes.

Like Moses, Barack Needs An Aaron

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

On Christmas Day, President Obama himself gave an absolutely tone-deaf response to the near catastrophe on Northwest Airlines Flight 253. If he is truly a Moses, then perhaps he needs an Aaron.

Obama Sends Predator Drone to Pick Up Nobel Peace Prize

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

Obama's decision to have an unmanned bomber plane accept the Peace Prize raised eyebrows in diplomatic circles, as well as concerns about whether the plane was accurate enough for such a delicate mission.

Obama to Iran: Abandon Nukes or We Will Defriend You on Facebook

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

"Obama can and probably will convince other nations to defriend Iran," said one foreign policy insider who attended the speech. "Whether or not he can convince them to block Iran remains to be seen."

Northwest Pilots Not in Cockpit; Found at Home Hiding in Box

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

The mystery surrounding the flight that strayed 150 miles from its intended destination was resolved today as Northwest reported that the two pilots were never in the cockpit to begin with.

Northwest's New Motto: "We'll Get You Within 150 Miles of There"

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

Northwest Airlines today unveiled a new corporate slogan, which "reflects our dedication to getting our passengers as close as possible to their intended destination."

Fix the Airlines Instead of Bailing Out Wall Street

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

I used to schedule an out of town trip then meetings the next day. Now I can't. I am not sure if I will get back or if I will get home exhausted and stressed.

A Belated Thank You To Dave Ornauer & Northwest Airlines

Mark Joseph | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Joseph

Northwest Airlines won the lifetime allegiance of hundreds of us and we also became lifetime admirers of a sports reporter named Dave Ornauer who was never too busy to remember what it was like to be a kid and have a dream.

Detroit's Day of Reckoning (with Thanks to David Halberstam)

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

This week's bailout hearing signaled what looks like the ultimate day of reckoning for this country's once-great and world-dominating car making industry. All Americans are tired of the excuses.