JetBlue found a way. The Toronto Star reports that when Nathan Horton got off a JetBlue plane in Buffalo on his way to his hometown to show off the Cup, the Cup's designated guardian got off, too. But the Cup was nowhere to be found:
"They tried to locate it," said [the minder]. "It wasn't in Buffalo. They called Boston. They did find it. It was on the very next flight."
H/t Kevin Vahey.
Channel 5 reports federal officials are investigating how a stun gun wound up in a seat pocket on a JetBlue flight to Newark from Logan.
Nobody's taken responsibility for a jet-fuel spill last fall that ended a decades-long clamming tradition, the East Boston Times-Free Press reports.
Channel 5 reports a man told TSA agents at the Southwest terminal at Logan that he had an AK-47 and hand grenades in his luggage. He didn't, but that was still good enough for a free trip to the nearest State Police barracks.
A federal appeals court today overturned a verdict that would have awarded skycaps at American the $2-per-bag fee American started charging for curbside service in 2005.
A jury agreed with skycaps that their tips fell precipitously because passengers thought the fee was a mandatory "tip" and that they didn't have to give skycaps anything extra. American noted the airline put up signs that the fee was a fee, not a gratuity. The court agreed:
The Boston Licensing Board today put the Airport Hilton on notice: Give the local constabulary any guff and the result could be a license suspension.
At issue was a surprise license inspection by two BPD detectives on March 23. The detectives told the board at a hearing Tuesday that the hotel restaurant manager at first refused to let them because they had not made an appointment. He then called the hotel security director, who told the detectives they could carry out their inspection but that in the future, they should make an appointment.
"We don't make appointments," Det. Kevin McGill said.
A New Hampshire man was arrested on charges of illegal weapons possession after TSA X-ray screeners at Logan Airport noticed two antique guns in a carry-on bag, according to Massachusetts State Police.
Brent Cameron, 44, of New London, NH, was released on personal recognizance at his arraignment in East Boston District Court, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
According to State Police:
The Herald reports an East Boston woman was arrested at Logan for allegedly transporting two pounds or so of a white powdery substance in "a diaper-like garment" she was wearing under her clothes.
Via Rob Eno.
The Animal Rescue League reports Environmental Police and league staffers kept busy today in what turned out to be a futile search for a brown furry thing, possibly a river otter, "running around Logan."
Paul Buckley reports he is not the only person at the JetBlue gate at Logan this morning who doesn't want to get on that plane.
The Herald reports Jeffrey Redfern and Anant Pradhan claim the procedures violate their Fourth Amendment rights and that the TSA has other, less intrusive ways to try to sniff out explosives and weapons.
The two say they filed their suit, in US District Court in Boston, after undergoing the new "enhanced" patdowns at Logan last month.
Ted McEnroe reports on a trip through a TSA checkpoint with a baby:
UPDATE: Logan says the package, initially picked out by bomb-sniffing dogs, proved harmless. The cargo building has been re-opened. Passenger service was never affected.
Massport, State Police and Boston Fire crews are currently investigating a suspicious package found in a cargo building off Harborside Drive near the Hyatt Harborside Hotel. Harborside Drive has been shut down to let emergency crews stage there.