First off there was no intention to use the gun for any “evil” purposes. That being said, it is crazy that this could happen. A USAirways airport employee on Thursday was trying to help someone he knew get a gun from point A to point B. The employee helped get a bag containing the gun through security and the bag was carried on after it cleared.
Others saw the transaction and reported the suspicious activity. The flight had already left the terminal and had to be called back to the gate and searched. Officials found an unloaded 9mm handgun in the overhead bin. Both men have been arrested.
Even though neither person intended to use the gun while on the flight, it obviously raises concerns of how easily weapons can bypass security.
Source: AP Image: mayorgreg
Delta carryon only check in counters at MSP
The US Department of transportation is reporting that airlines raked in more than $1billion in just baggage fees last year. And why not, people don’t seem to be too angry or upset about this. However, two airlines are looking to up the fees even higher.
United Airlines and US Airways will $5 more for checking a bag (a total of $20 for the first bag and $30 for the second). But you can knock off $5 per bag if you check them in online.
It is great that airlines are making more money, but these fees make it more and more difficult to find a few space to place baggage in an overhead-bin due to so many people carrying more on. And for $50 to check two bags one-way…on some flights it might be cheaper just to buy a second seat for your bags!
Source: ABC Image: MSPdude