Direct Flight From Columbus To Europe In The Works

Jan 29, 2013 Full story: WBNS 32

The Columbus Regional Airport Authority is working to get a direct flight to a European city at Port Columbus International Airport.

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Beware Geek bearing gifts

Springboro, OH

#1 Jan 29, 2013
I am uncomfortable with all the Somalis working at the airport.

I fear for my life and the life of my children when flying.

“Where did I put my tiara?”

Since: Dec 11

Columbus, OH

#2 Jan 29, 2013
Beware Geek bearing gifts wrote:
I am uncomfortable with all the Somalis working at the airport.
I fear for my life and the life of my children when flying.
Then walk, oh world traveler. Hope a bus doesn't hit you.

“Larchmont's Leading Citizen”

Since: Dec 12

Hilliard, OH

#3 Jan 29, 2013
GlitterSucks wrote:
<quoted text>Then walk, oh world traveler. Hope a bus doesn't hit you.
I'm not real keen on Muslim immigrants anywhere near airports, either.

“Where did I put my tiara?”

Since: Dec 11

Columbus, OH

#4 Jan 29, 2013
Hugh Victor Thompson III wrote:
<quoted text>I'm not real keen on Muslim immigrants anywhere near airports, either.
Understand. Hate that pilots, flight attendants have to go through security, like they are going to crash the plane, but baggage handlers walk right through. My point, if you don't like it, don't fly. Another case of it is what it is...I've posted this before, there is nothing more annoying than a family of four traveling to a resort and LG gets frisked, apparently we look like a threatening bunch, yet Muslims get right through security without a hiccup. Profiling? Dsm skippy.
CatInTheHat

Reynoldsburg, OH

#5 Jan 29, 2013
GlitterSucks wrote:
<quoted text>Then walk, oh world traveler. Hope a bus doesn't hit you.
I hate it when you make me laugh.

I feel so dirty.

“Larchmont's Leading Citizen”

Since: Dec 12

Hilliard, OH

#6 Jan 29, 2013
GlitterSucks wrote:
<quoted text>Understand. Hate that pilots, flight attendants have to go through security, like they are going to crash the plane, but baggage handlers walk right through. My point, if you don't like it, don't fly. Another case of it is what it is...I've posted this before, there is nothing more annoying than a family of four traveling to a resort and LG gets frisked, apparently we look like a threatening bunch, yet Muslims get right through security without a hiccup. Profiling? Dsm skippy.
I agree that every single person needs to go through some form of security screening, although Egypt Air 990 showed us that pilots don't need weapons to be terrorists:

The cockpit voice recorder (CVR) recorded the Captain excusing himself to go to the lavatory, followed thirty seconds later by the First Officer saying in Egyptian Arabic "Tawkalt ala Allah", which translates to "I rely on God." A minute later, the autopilot was disengaged, immediately followed by the First Officer again saying, "I rely on God." Three seconds later, the throttles for both engines were reduced to idle, and both elevators were moved three degrees nose down. The First Officer repeated "I rely on God" seven more times before the Captain is suddenly heard to ask repeatedly, "What's happening, what's happening?" The flight data recorder reflected that the elevators then moved into a split condition, with the left elevator up and the right elevator down; a condition which is expected to result when the two control columns are subjected to at least 50 lbs of opposing force.[1] At this point, both engines were shut down by moving the start levers from run to cutoff. The Captain asked, "What is this? What is this? Did you shut the engines?" The First Officer did not respond. The Captain repeatedly stated, "Pull with me" but the FDR data indicated that the elevator surfaces remained in a split condition (with the left surface commanding nose up and the right surface commanding nose down) until the FDR and CVR stopped recording. There were no other aircraft in the area. There was no indication that an explosion occurred on board. The engines operated normally for the entire flight until they were shut down.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EgyptAir_Flight_...
Pam

Plain City, OH

#7 Jan 29, 2013
Beware Geek bearing gifts wrote:
I am uncomfortable with all the Somalis working at the airport.
I fear for my life and the life of my children when flying.
A Somali man driving a car with no right head light, empty socket, scared me today while I was driving on Morse Road. He almost ran a red light then was behind me driving crazy. I agree with you that these people are at best crazy, and at worst they are likely terrorist.
Pam

Plain City, OH

#8 Jan 29, 2013
Hugh Victor Thompson III wrote:
<quoted text>I'm not real keen on Muslim immigrants anywhere near airports, either.
I agree with you Hugh. We need more men like you who are willing to stand against the flood coming into this state.
Parasite Government

Springboro, OH

#10 Jan 30, 2013
Pam wrote:
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A Somali man driving a car with no right head light, empty socket, scared me today while I was driving on Morse Road. He almost ran a red light then was behind me driving crazy. I agree with you that these people are at best crazy, and at worst they are likely terrorist.
Somalis cannot drive without their cell phone. It is just a matter of time before someone is killed in a car accident.
just sayin

Columbus, OH

#11 Jan 30, 2013
Hugh Victor Thompson III wrote:
<quoted text>I agree that every single person needs to go through some form of security screening, although Egypt Air 990 showed us that pilots don't need weapons to be terrorists:
The cockpit voice recorder (CVR) recorded the Captain excusing himself to go to the lavatory, followed thirty seconds later by the First Officer saying in Egyptian Arabic "Tawkalt ala Allah", which translates to "I rely on God." A minute later, the autopilot was disengaged, immediately followed by the First Officer again saying, "I rely on God." Three seconds later, the throttles for both engines were reduced to idle, and both elevators were moved three degrees nose down. The First Officer repeated "I rely on God" seven more times before the Captain is suddenly heard to ask repeatedly, "What's happening, what's happening?" The flight data recorder reflected that the elevators then moved into a split condition, with the left elevator up and the right elevator down; a condition which is expected to result when the two control columns are subjected to at least 50 lbs of opposing force.[1] At this point, both engines were shut down by moving the start levers from run to cutoff. The Captain asked, "What is this? What is this? Did you shut the engines?" The First Officer did not respond. The Captain repeatedly stated, "Pull with me" but the FDR data indicated that the elevator surfaces remained in a split condition (with the left surface commanding nose up and the right surface commanding nose down) until the FDR and CVR stopped recording. There were no other aircraft in the area. There was no indication that an explosion occurred on board. The engines operated normally for the entire flight until they were shut down.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EgyptAir_Flight_...
That voice transcript is not accurate and wikipedia is not a reliable source of information.
Enzyte Bob

Blacklick, OH

#12 Jan 30, 2013
This actually makes a bit of sense.

Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati are all getting de-hubbed. Columbus is on its way to having more people than those markets and is kind of in the middle of all of them.

“Larchmont's Leading Citizen”

Since: Dec 12

Hilliard, OH

#13 Jan 30, 2013
just sayin wrote:
<quoted text>
That voice transcript is not accurate and wikipedia is not a reliable source of information.
The footnote to the NTSB report is right there on the site. What I posted is from the NTSB.

“Larchmont's Leading Citizen”

Since: Dec 12

Hilliard, OH

#14 Jan 30, 2013
just sayin wrote:
<quoted text>
That voice transcript is not accurate and wikipedia is not a reliable source of information.
http://www.ntsb.gov/doclib/reports/2002/AAB02...
Enzyte Bob

Blacklick, OH

#15 Jan 30, 2013
Hugh Victor Thompson III wrote:
<quoted text>The footnote to the NTSB report is right there on the site. What I posted is from the NTSB.
Could happen anywhere, but Columbus is not exactly a hotbed of terrorist activity.

The Somalis are not Arabs and don't have the same grievances about American foreign policy that Arab Muslims have. Lumping them together is a lot like saying that Russia and America have the same interests because they are both Christian nations.
bosco

Columbus, OH

#16 Jan 30, 2013
Enzyte Bob wrote:
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Could happen anywhere, but Columbus is not exactly a hotbed of terrorist activity.
The Somalis are not Arabs and don't have the same grievances about American foreign policy that Arab Muslims have. Lumping them together is a lot like saying that Russia and America have the same interests because they are both Christian nations.
Not a Hotbed? I seem to recall several incidents involving Somalis and Malls. WTF???
bosco

Columbus, OH

#17 Jan 30, 2013
And. Don't forget the Truck Driver!

“Larchmont's Leading Citizen”

Since: Dec 12

Hilliard, OH

#18 Jan 30, 2013
Enzyte Bob wrote:
<quoted text>
Could happen anywhere, but Columbus is not exactly a hotbed of terrorist activity.
The Somalis are not Arabs and don't have the same grievances about American foreign policy that Arab Muslims have. Lumping them together is a lot like saying that Russia and America have the same interests because they are both Christian nations.
Bob, how quickly you forget Iyman Faris, Nuradin Abdi and Christopher Paul.
Enzyte Bob

Blacklick, OH

#19 Jan 30, 2013
bosco wrote:
<quoted text> Not a Hotbed? I seem to recall several incidents involving Somalis and Malls. WTF???
You're always going to have outliers, but its kind of like Catholics who are being gung ho about Israel like Protestants are. It's not the norm.
Enzyte Bob

Blacklick, OH

#20 Jan 30, 2013
Put another way, the largest Somali population is in Minneapolis. Last time I checked, the Delta/Northwest hub was there and they do have international flights out of there.

“Larchmont's Leading Citizen”

Since: Dec 12

Hilliard, OH

#21 Jan 30, 2013
Enzyte Bob wrote:
Put another way, the largest Somali population is in Minneapolis. Last time I checked, the Delta/Northwest hub was there and they do have international flights out of there.
Bringing down a Southwest flight with 150 on board bound from Columbus to Las Vegas would terrify the public far more than a Delta flight from JFK-Paris, half full of non-Americans. That's just the way it is. People relate to their own experiences and potential risks.

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