Economy passengers are more likely to survive a plane crash than those sitting in the front of the plane, where first class and business class are located. Scientists conclude this from an experiment arranged by the British Channel 4 and television production company Dragonfly.In April 2012, they send an old Boeing 727 into the skies carrying dummies with breakable bones, cameras and sensors. At 762
Daniel Casillo (31) is having fun on August 10, 2012 while racing on jet skis in New York's Jamaica Bay, until his watercraft stalls. He calls for help, but to no avail. Thus, he starts to swim to the lights he sees.
He makes it to land, where the lights appear to be John F. Kennedy airport's runway lights. Casillo climbs an 8-foot barbed-wire perimeter fence and walks undetected across two runways into Delta Air Lines' terminal 3.
He is dripping wet and wears his bright yellow life jacket when a...
The way airline security has been organized since 9/11 imposes an enormous burden on passengers both in terms of money and time. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) estimates that the cost of security has risen to at least €6 billion ($7.4 billion) a year.
It takes passengers longer and longer to get through security. Before 9/11, the average throughput of an airport security checkpoint was 355 passengers per hour. By adding ever more bureaucracy this average has more than halved to 149 passengers per hour.