Continental Airlines

  • Teen was 'singing about' Osama in plane disruption: US February 26, 2012

    Portland: A 19-year-old from Saudi Arabia who authorities say forced a plane to make an emergency landing when he lit an electronic cigarette, mentioned Osama bin Laden and tried to hit fellow passengers pleaded not guilty to interfering with a plane crew. A lawyer for Yazeed Mohammed A Abunayyan told a...
  • US plane hits severe turbulence, many injured August 3, 2009

    Severe turbulence shook a Continental Airlines flight on Monday, injuring dozens of passengers and forcing the aircraft to divert to Miami, Florida, according to the airline and a fire official. There were 168 passengers and 11 crew members on Flight 128, which was heading from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to Houston,...
  • Kalam frisking: Cops deny Govt claim, say no FIR filed July 25, 2009

    New Delhi: Delhi Police on Saturday said no first information report (FIR) was filed against Continental Airlines for frisking former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. The Government has been claiming that a case was filed against the US carrier. "We have registered a complaint into the matter but a case is yet...
  • Four US airline officials booked for frisking Kalam July 24, 2009

    New Delhi: The Government has filed an FIR against four employees of a US airline for frisking former Indian president Dr A P J Abdul Kalam at the Delhi airport on April 21. Continental Airlines has apologized to Kalam for the incident. Kalam was made to take off his shoes, hand...
  • Airline did right in frisking Kalam: US regulator July 24, 2009

    New Delhi: USA’s Transport Security Administration (TSA) has defended Continental Airlines for frisking former president Dr A P J Abdul Kalam and says according to American security rules all air passengers have to be screened for security irrespective of their rank or position. "The Government of India has an official list...
  • View Chat with Sagarika: Kalam frisking episode July 24, 2009

    There is collective political outrage and angst at former president A P J Abdul Kalam being made to pass through security checks on a flight from New Delhi to the US on the American airline, Continental. While Kalam himself didn’t say anything about the incident except that “it was a...
  • Haven't received apology yet: Kalam July 23, 2009

    New Delhi: A day after the Continental Airlines issued a public apology for frisking Kalam at the Delhi airport. Former president A P J Abdul Kalam says he has yet to receive a personal apology from the airlines. "I have not yet received it and whatever I have to do I've...
  • US airline on Kalam chaos: Blame rules, not us July 23, 2009

    New Delhi: A day after a national outrage in the Parliament over the treatment of Former President Abdul Kalam, Continental Airlines finally said sorry. A statement issued by the airline reads, "Our intention was never to offend Dr Kalam or the sentiments of the people of India. Continental Airlines takes...
  • US airlines apologises for frisking Kalam July 22, 2009

    New Delhi: America’s Continental Airlines has apologised for frisking former president Dr A P J Abdul Kalam at the Delhi international airport three months ago. The airlines called the incident a misunderstanding/inconvenience after the government filed an FIR against it for allegedly breaching Indian aviation rules. "Our intention was never to...
  • Kalam frisking controversy: Who is to blame? July 22, 2009

    Congress' Jayanthi Natarajan and BJP's Prakash Javadekar debate as to who is responsible for the humiliation that ex-President APJ Abdul kalam had to go through. ...
  • Kalam, always the gentleman, says no comments July 21, 2009

    New Delhi: Former president Dr A P J Abdul Kalam on Tuesday refused to comment an US airline’s employees putting him through security checks at the Delhi airport on April 21. "What has happened is a fact and there is nothing to comment about now," he told CNN-IBN on Tuesday. Civil Aviation...
  • Kalam's frisking: Outraged Govt lodges complaint July 21, 2009

    New Delhi: The frisking of former president Dr A P J Abdul Kalam at the Delhi airport was "absolutely unpardonable" and Continental Airlines of the US had been issued a notice for its action, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Tuesday. The Delhi government filed an FIR--a police complaint--against the airlines...
  • Kalam was frisked, made to wait at Delhi airport July 21, 2009

    New Delhi: Former president Dr A P J Abdul Kalam was frisked at the Delhi international airport by employees of an American airline when he was to catch a flight to Newark, US, on April 21. Sources at the airport said employees of Continental Airlines frisked Kalam in what is called...
  • Continental pilot dies while flying; jet lands safely June 19, 2009

    Newark (New Jersey): The only inkling passengers had that something was wrong on the Continental Airlines flight over the Atlantic Ocean was when an announcement came over the loudspeaker asking if there was a doctor on board. Otherwise, flight attendants continued to serve snacks. Passengers read magazines and watched movies. And...