The next time you're waiting for your flight to unload at MSP Airport, look out the window for a bald bag handler with a ZZ Top beard. You see him? That's Eric Wickstrom. He earns $12 an hour and can count himself among the luckier airport workers because he doesn't earn $8. See also:Fast-food ... More >>
A judge ruled Wednesday that the nine-year-old boy who hopped a flight to Last Vegas without a ticket will be removed his home, answering his father's recent plea for help.SEE ALSO: Father of 9-year-old stowaway breaks down, pleads for someone to help his son Expressing concern that the b ... More >>
"Somebody please help me, please," said the father of the nine-year-old boy who sneaked a plane to Las Vegas last week and made national headlines. SEE ALSO: Boy bypasses Minneapolis Airport Security, boards plane to Las VegasShielded by a black hoodie and a baseball cap, the father tearfully explai ... More >>
Still no word from authorities on how exactly a 9-year-old Minnesotan made a mockery of airport security last week and hopped a Delta flight to Las Vegas without a ticket. However, a possible picture of the unnamed boy is emerging as both cunning and troubled. SEE ALSO: Boy bypasses Minneapolis Airp ... More >>
-- Updated with statements from the airport and TSA --Airline officials are investigating how a nine-year-old boy bypassed security at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, apparently without a ticket, and boarded a Delta flight to Las Vegas. SEE ALSO: Mpls runaway girls planned to travel ... More >>
A Delta contractor who worked at MSP has been charged with 11 felonies for allegedly stealing $85,000 worth of stuff from checked bags.SEE ALSO: Delta serves needle sandwiches on Amsterdam-MSP flight David Vang, 23, did maintenance work on baggage belt systems, but he apparently augmented his income ... More >>
Joe Hundley allegedly slapped a crying 1-year-old during a Delta MSP-to-ATL flight. That's disgusting enough, but what he said before hitting the baby in the face is almost equally bad.SEE ALSO: Delta serves needle sandwiches on Amsterdam-MSP flight Hundley reported told 19-month-old Jonah's mother ... More >>
Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken are sponsoring legislation aimed at reigning in oil speculators. The average price of gas in Minnesota around $3.73, and similar pump pain being felt throughout the country, there's pressure on lawmakers to do something, anything, to bring prices down.A group of liber ... More >>
Kosher Mountain RetreatRabbi Ginsberg wants his air perks backRabbi S. Binyomin Ginsberg has just won a small victory for airline passengers tired of being treated badly. A consultant, author and speaker, Ginsberg flies hundreds of times per year, and counted on his Platinum status for meals, up ... More >>
Stephen Hemsley, CEO, runs the 11th most-hated American company.United Health, the Minnetonka-based healthcare corporation, is officially among the least popular companies in the country. The healthcare denier -- oops, healthcare provider -- came in No. 11 on a list of the 19 most hated companies ... More >>
Screen grab via FSNTicket please.Ordinarily when you wheel a rollerbag up to your gate at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and you you see a crowd and commotion, you brace for the worst. Is it a canceled flight? A last-minute gate-change? But not yesterday at Gates F9 and 10.
Lu LippoldOver 50 kinds of fish are for sale at Coastal SeafoodsThe life of a chef is very glamorous. It must be so, or there wouldn't be 10 gazillion TV shows on the subject. Coastal Seafoods' general manager, Tim Lauer, had been a chef for years, living the high life, when he was mysterious ... More >>
Kei TerauchiOn this flight, the glass is definitely half fullChicken or beef? The question alone is cringe-inducing. With its aluminum foil container, mystery meat covered in undistinguishable sauce, and that particular odor, airplane food has been the butt of the joke for decades. Is thi ... More >>
Photo: Chor IpA king's ransom in luggage.Shelling out for airline baggage fees is the worst. But not as infuriating as finding out how much it all adds up to. In 2010 so far, the U.S. airlines have netted $2.6 billion in baggage fees. One airline blew its closest competitor out of the water ... More >>
Kanye West gave a rapper's in-flight delight.It's there on video: Kanye West got a hold of the public address system on a Delta flight from Minneapolis to New York and treated passengers to some high-altitude rap. But for privacy and security reasons, Delta won't confirm that Taylor Swift's ... More >>
Airport police are still investigating the sad case of the Delta mechanic who was killed in an accident at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport yesterday.
Photo by EuroMagicPeanut allergen nuts rejoice! The folks on Capitol Hill might have heard your nonstop rally cries and done something about it. Peanuts on a plane could be a thing of the past if a current proposal makes it past the Department of Transportation. In February 2009, loyal Northwe ... More >>
Photo by spotterjohnsenWe can only imagine the horror of being a kid in an airport without your family. You're forced to take your shoes and jacket off, TSA asks you crazy questions, and you have to stand in those body scanners while strangers in a back room check out your bod. To make matters w ... More >>
Via WikipediaTalk about a rotten trade: Delta Airlines, which now calls Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport one of its major national hubs after its takeover of Northwest Airlines, ranks just 15th out of 18 in the latest Airline Quality Rating from Purdue University and Wichita State U ... More >>
According to airport police, the man entered the building and was confronted by a Delta employee who asked to see his badge.
In case you missed it, Northwest Airlines has pretty much been assimilated into the Borg collective known as Delta.
Singapore Airlines and the Dubai-based Emirates rank tops for airline food according to a new Zagat poll.
Well, if there's any flock of birds worth sucking into an engine and spitting out into little shreds, we vote pigeons.
Delta Air Lines, the owner of Northwest, issued a statement yesterday and mailed apologies to all of the passengers aboard the flight.
One of the pilots said they were not asleep and no argument took place. So seriously guys... What happened?
The Airbus A320 apparently overshot the airport by 100 miles and had to circle back to land after temporarily losing radio contact with air-traffic controllers.
The Rochester airport manager came out in defense of the airport today in the Pioneer Press, saying this "wasn't an airport issue; It was strictly Continental's."
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Looks like Sun Country, NWA, and Delta will let you cancel your travel plans to Mexico. Because, yeah, you can't really drink a fruity rum drink on the beach while wearing a swine-flu mask.
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If you will be traveling by air this afternoon or evening, make sure to call ahead to the airline you are flying with to make sure your flight isn't delayed or canceled.
The Food Allergy Support Group of MN spoke out today against Northwest's recent decision to begin serving a peanut snack on airplanes again.
Peanut allergy sufferers have another worry: whether flying Northwest is a death wish. The airline is reinstating their peanut snacks as they continue to merge with Delta and some customers are pretty pissed off.
Passengers can officially connect their accounts to transfer miles between the two and even earn some free miles in the process.
What about the wisdom of paying airline pilots less than Wal-Mart pays greeters?
With a new bill, Northwest puts Wall Street in first class and throws its retiring workers in steerage
Bankruptcy as the airlines' last best business tool There's been a flood of good stories about last week's simultaneous bankruptcy filings by Northwest and Delta--much of it published in cities where neither airline is the hometown carrier. My favorite is a piece in last Thursday's issue of the Ari ... More >>
The turbulence at Northwest Airlines has some people fearing the sky is falling. It could be the sound of ticket prices dropping.
Or, How to Make an Albatross Fly Why should Minnesotans care about the proposed merger in the headlines today, of America West and US Airways? Because the airline industry in general has been illin' for some time, and while Northwest is not, like US Airways, in Chapter 11, or, like America West, rec ... More >>
Fewer jobs. More debt. And more outsourcing.
Bully! Crybaby! Northwest and Sun Country brawl for control of the sandbox--and billions in local air-travel revenues
A newly rehabilitated--and temporarily stabilized--Northwest Airlines is poising itself for the next round of industry mergers and acquisitions.