A man’s bizarre behavior, which prompted fighter jets to escort an American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu earlier this year, has been blamed on a hallucination.
According to the Associated Press, Anil Uskanli told a federal court in Hawaii he was hallucinating that he was chasing a butterfly aboard the May 19 flight.
“The butterfly went crazy…flew into the toilet,” the 25-year-old Turkey native said. “I followed it. I tried to kill it by punching it.”
Nearly 11.7M passengers cruised from U.S. last year
An economic study done for CLIA says 11.66 million passengers got on a cruise at a U.S. port in 2016. That’s a record number and 5.4% higher than in 2014, the last time the study was published.
For the first time, the number of global passengers embarking from a U.S. port exceeded the number of passengers that were sourced from the U.S.
Delta is rolling out a bevy of new routes to Europe – but also dropping two destinations altogether – as it tweaks its schedule across the Atlantic.
Delta’s seasonal service between New York JFK and both Moscow and Stockholm will not resume next year, Delta said in a Thursday memo to employees that was obtained by Today in the Sky. The move will end Delta-operated service to both cities.
Las Vegas Shooting Underscores Hotel Security Choices
New York Times
Before a gunman killed more than 50 people in Las Vegas on Sunday, the police said he brought an arsenal of rifles past security and up to his 32nd-floor room at the Mandalay Bay hotel.
That the shooter — Stephen Paddock — was able to take at least 17 firearms and hundreds of rounds of ammunition up to a room starkly highlights the security priorities of hospitality companies: Wishing to appear inviting to guests, many hotels employ a lighter touch.
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