August 2nd, 2011
New York Post
By: Philip Messing
They’re stealing again — this time, from a kid!
An allegedly sticky-fingered screener for the Transportation Security Administration is being investigated after $100 went missing from a 16-year-old honor student’s gym bag before he boarded a July 21 flight at JFK Airport, The Post has learned.
Rodeen Dunn, the mother of the Brooklyn student, Chris Dunn, called the alleged theft of his cash — a gift from his grandma — “disgusting and a violation of my son’s trust.”
The incident occurred shortly after 5:15 a.m., after Chris went through screening to board a JetBlue flight to Los Angeles.
A Port Authority police source said surveillance video shows a female TSA screener spending six minutes with Chris’ bag. At one point, the worker can be seen tossing away a piece of paper, the source said.
The worker hasn’t been arrested or suspended.
Just hours later, another TSA screener at JFK was caught on surveillance video swiping a senior citizen’s cellphone. The worker, Roy Richburg, 25, of Queens, was arrested and fired.
TSA spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein said the agency has a “zero-tolerance policy for theft.”
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February 8th, 2010
By Michelle Higgins
American Airlines quietly announced last week that it would eliminate free blankets in coach and sell an $8 packet that includes a pillow and blanket starting May 1.
According to Joesentme.com, a subscription travel site that reported the move last Friday, the airline based its decision on consumer surveys. Joe Brancatelli, the site’s publisher, raised a skeptical brow. “American executives run focus groups on blankets?,” he said. “You think they’d look for customer focus group data on what fliers think about American’s worst-in-the-nation on-time performance, its atrocious baggage-handling ability or the hideous condition of its planes.”
The change is for flights over two hours in length to and from Canada, Mexico, Hawaii, the Caribbean and Central America. The airline will join JetBlue and US Airways, which began charging $7 for a pillow-and-blanket set in 2008 and 2009 respectively.