ualfood_08-19-08-thumb-300x225Almost feel like should call this “The Airline Cutback Blog” but that is what keeps popping up in the airline news. This time United Airlines is stopping some free meal services on international flights. Meal cutbacks has not been anything new, but for a domestic airline to start cutting back on international flights is something new and not improved.

Also expect prices for buying food on United to increase by the end of the year.

Source: Bloomberg Image: Salt&Vinegar

americaneagle_08-19-08-thumb-400x267You might think because TSA grounded nine planes they must have some threat to our national security. Or maybe they found them to be unsafe to fly. Nope. It is because the TSA agents doing a security check used some control sensors to help themselves onto the planes — breaking them.

“Our inspector was following routine procedure for securing the aircraft that were on the tarmac,” Elio Montenegro, a TSA official, told

What I don’t get is if these are supposed to be security experts inspecting an aircraft, shouldn’t they know what the parts on an aircraft do? If they can’t even know what parts are critical (and not handholds) how can we trust that anything they are looking at is worthwhile? And not to mention this happened not to one or two planes, but nine.

Source: ABC News via Image: Radio Rover