The already strained relationship between the US and the
European Union is being put to the test this week, as trade
negotiators work to replace the myriad of aviation agreements
between the continents with a single, unified open skies pact.
There's money on the line here -- industry executives figure a
unified deal will mean about $5 billion more air travel business
It started when a German passenger aboard and Air China flight
from Beijing to Nanchang noticed something just didn't sound right
as the pilot started the engines. In spite of an apparent language
barrier, the German's concerns became the entire cabin's concerns
and the flight was stopped before it could take off.
A TSA screener at JFK International in New York was charged
Thursday with stealing $80,000 in cash from luggage bound for
Pakistan. The 23-year old screener reportedly admitted he'd stolen
at least some of the cash and was promptly arrested.