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Tales From the Tarmac

Is That a Bomb in Your Suitcase or... Whoops

Claudia Helena Oxee | Posted 02.19.2013 | Travel
Claudia Helena Oxee

While the cargo doors of the aircraft were being secured, one of our baggage handlers raced up into the cockpit to advise us that they'd heard a buzzing noise coming from a suitcase. Everyone started looking around to see who the culprit was that was holding up the departure.

Home Alone: Airport Edition

Claudia Helena Oxee | Posted 02.18.2013 | Travel
Claudia Helena Oxee

Upon one of the arrivals at JFK, an agent called my office to advise they had a 12-year-old unaccompanied minor, his luggage, and no parents to sign for him. After six hours, my fear was that the parents had gotten into a serious accident rendering them powerless to call.