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Flu hits Alaska Airlines crews, cancelling flights

PORTLAND, Ore. - Alaska Airlines cancelled 24 flights on Sunday and Monday after flu-stricken pilots and flight attendants called in sick. Alaska spokeswoman Bobbie Egan says about 270 passengers were affected by cancelled flights.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-27/flu-hits-alaska-airlines-crews-cancelli
State
TSA to allow small knives, bats, clubs on planes

...for the agency.The presence on flights of gun-carrying pilots traveling as passengers, federal air marshals and airline crew members trained in self-defense provide additional layers of security to protect against misuse of the items, he...

http://juneauempire.com/joan-lowy/2013-03-06/tsa-allow-small-knives-bats-clubs-p
Ferry strands casket

...to Chris Dearborn, funeral director for Prewitt Enterprises in Sitka. Dearborn said within five minutes the Alaska Airlines crew had the casket in his hearse and he set off for the ferry terminal, arriving while the ship was still tied up, about...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/113001/sta_ferry.shtml
News
Juneau Empire Story Archive

Man tries to attack Alaska Airlines crew Passengers help stop man after...crew. Man tries to attack Alaska Airlines crew 031700 Local 9 The Juneau Empire...Archives> Man tries to attack Alaska Airlines crew 27° AP Video and News ...

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Outside editorial: Holes in the screens

...during the GAO investigation represent just one layer of airport security, which also includes bomb-sniffing dogs and airline crews trained in self-defense. That might provide an iota of comfort, though some of those extra layers are questionable...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112007/opi_20071120015.shtml
Opinion
Man tries to attack Alaska Airlines crew

SAN FRANCISCO - Terrified passengers watched a man roam their jetliner muttering threats and shedding clothes before tackling him as he broke through the locked cockpit door and attack the crew.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031700/Loc_airline.html
Local
Glacier Gold

...the pilot, blinded by the northern lights, had missed the dip between the mountains. The sailors, along with an airline crew of six, were presumed to have died instantly. Even as rescuers tried unsuccessfully to fly a helicopter to the site...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112899/Ins_gold.html
Inside
Icy roads in Seattle delay Alaska Airlines crews

SEATTLE - Alaska Airlines says treacherous road conditions Monday morning are preventing many employees from getting to work at Sea-Tac Airport, affecting a number of flights.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112410/reg_740984485.shtml
Regional News
Pilots association honors Alaska Airlines crew for aborting Sitka takeoff after eagle strike

SITKA - Two Alaska Airlines pilots who aborted a jet takeoff from Sitka after an eagle strike last year have been honored by a pilots association. Captain Steve Cleary of Federal Way, Wash., and First Officer Michael Hendrix of Seattle received the Superior Airmanship Award last week from the Air Line Pilots Association International, the world's largest pilots union.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-08-22/pilots-association-honors-alaska-airlin
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