There's a gorgeous feature in this month's Vanity Fair on the "new jet age" opulence of Dubai International Airport, which has surpassed London's Heathrow as the world's busiest global hub.
"Three Gulf airlines—Emirates, Qatar Airways, and Etihad—are scooping up passengers. Boarding a lavishly appointed Airbus A380 at Dubai's $4.5 billion Terminal 3, [VF reporter] Graham Boynton examines the tectonic shift in aviation that threatens to leave the West's cramped, bare-bones carriers in the dust."
Don't miss the day-long timelapse video here.
After bigots alerted Southwest Airlines ground crew that there were two people speaking Arabic in the boarding area, the airline’s employees opted to harass a Palestinian-American pizza-parlor owner and his friend who were returning to Philadelphia from Chicago.
Three screeners working for Covenant Aviation Security — the TSA contractor that provides government-funded genital massages at SFO — have been arrested for alleged participation in a scheme to smuggle “real and simulated cocaine” onto planes.
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