What we’re reading: FA’s gun discharges in terminal, bill exempts US airlines from carbon taxes, United’s new 787, remote airports


Republic Airlines flight attendant’s gun goes off at Philadelphia Airport

A Republic Airlines flight attendant was stopped at security when they discovered a gun in her carry-on.

The gun then accidentally discharged, sending the bullet into a nearby break room.

NBC Philadelphia reports:

“The flight attendant says she forgot the gun was in her bag, according to the spokesperson. Philadelphia Police say she had a legal permit to carry the gun.”

US Senate passes bill exempting US airlines from participating in EU ETS

The US Senate passed a bill on Saturday that would exempt US airlines from participating in the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme.

A4A president and CEO Nicholas Calio said, “Congress has spoken — US airlines should not be subjected to this illegal scheme that amounts to little more than a cash grab for the European Union, as none of the funds collected are required to be used for environmental purposes.”

United Airlines takes delivery of Boeing 787 today

United Airlines took delivery of its first 787 Dreamliner on Monday.

Jeff Smisek, president and CEO of United, said, “As the North American launch customer, we are delighted to be getting our first 787 Dreamliner. As we continue to build the world’s leading airline, we are excited for our customers and co-workers to experience this game-changing aircraft.”

Visiting the world’s remotest airports (PHOTOS)

There are those airports that are located in the remotest part of a country that you’d never know they were there. Huffington Post’s photo essay takes you to these airports.

The airports that make our list may run the gamut between small and large, trafficked and nearly empty, even moveable and fixed, but they each provide arriving fliers with the unique experience of visiting a distant corner of the world and joining the club that forms around having been somewhere few others have.

(Photo: cliff1066/Flickr Creative Commons)