What we’re reading: Bad joke leads to airport evacuation, the world’s longest snake, Air India 787 takes flight

by Stephanus Surjaputra on October 16, 2012

Bad joke prompts Alaska airport evacuation

The main terminal at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport was evacuated when a man made a joke about a bomb.

The incident began shortly after midnight. A man checking in for an Alaska Airlines flight “made a statement about a bomb in a bag,” [airport manager John] Parrott told the Anchorage Daily News (http://bit.ly/RvbhFq ).

“That caused us and the airlines, the TSA, the airport police, to have to evacuate the building, the terminal,” he said.

See the world’s longest snake and a live gator at America’s scariest haunted house

With Halloween just around the corner, you can see the world’s longest snake and a live alligator in Kansas City.

Kansas City’s “The Edge of Hell” claims to be the country’s oldest commercial haunted attraction and some think that it, and its sister attraction, “The Beast,” are the scariest haunted houses in the nation.

Air India operates first flight to Frankfurt with new Dreamliner

On Monday, Air India operated its first 787 from Delhi to Frankfurt.

The airline received the first 787 Dreamliner from the US-based aircraft manufacturer Boeing on September 8, after a wait of four
years. So far, Air India has received three Dreamliners.

(Photo: substack/Flickr Creative Commons)

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  • Anonymous

    The other bad joke is whether Air India will be able to pay for these Dreamliners? For a company known to delay payroll, this dream might turn to a nightmare when the bills come due :-)

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