What we’re reading: Run a marathon on a runway, Boeing to compensate Air India, TSA confiscates hidden knife

by Stephanus Surjaputra on May 7, 2013


7 upcoming marathons that take place on actual airport runways

If running a marathon on an operating airport runway while airplanes fly overhead thrills you, then you may want to sign up for one of these upcoming marathons

· Long Island 9-1-1 Veterans 5K Run at MacArthur Airport
Where: Ronkonkoma, NY. A taxiway, some airport roads and Runway 33R at Long Island Islip MacArthur Airport.
Date: Saturday, June 1
Price: $30
Official site & entry form

Boeing agrees to compensate Air India for Dreamliner grounding

Boeing has agreed to compensate Air India for the time that the 787 was grounded.

The carrier expects to restart Dreamliner operations for domestic flights by mid-May, [Indian aviation minister] Ajit Singh said.

Air India has six Dreamliners and has ordered 21 more. The planes have been grounded worldwide since January following incidents of overheating in the batteries providing auxiliary power.

Woman’s hidden knife among items confiscated by TSA

The TSA said that a woman leaving Hawaii tried to smuggle a knife in a hairbrush in her carry-on.

The incident occurred April 26 when a female passenger headed for Idaho on an American Airlines flight was stopped at a security checkpoint after TSA officers discovered a knife with a 4-inch blade hidden inside a hair brush.

(Photo: as737700/Flickr Creative Commons)

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  • Biz-traveler

    So why show a picture of JFK for a run at Islip?

  • http://astro.dur.ac.uk/~gelbord/ Jonathan_G

    …and why advertise a bunch of 5k runs as marathons?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1355208344 Marlin Yoder

    FYI: Marathons are 26.2 miles

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