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North Carolina air traffic controller arrested for having a weapon of mass destruction

An air traffic controller from North Carolina was taken into custody Friday at the Charlotte Douglas International airport after authorities found a pipe bomb and other weapons in his home. Photo: Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Air Traffic Controller Accused of Having Weapon of Mass Destruction

An air traffic controller accused of possessing a weapon of mass destruction has lost his airport access and could lose his freedom as well. George Dandan, who worked at Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina, was arrested Friday and charged with possession of a weapon of mass destruction, acquiring...

Woman goes viral dancing night away in Charlotte airport

Mahshid Mazooji has gone viral after she danced the night away at Charlotte Douglas International Airport because she missed her connecting flight and was stranded overnight.

After missing her connecting flight, Mahshid Mazooji found...

After missing her connecting flight, Mahshid Mazooji found herself stranded overnight at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Rather than fume over the inconvenience and delay in her travels, Mazooji made the best of the situation by turning her unintentional overnight into an awesome Lionel Richie “All Night Long” dance party. Show More Summary

Woman stuck in airport dances 'all night long' to Lionel Richie

2 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Mahshid Mazooji missed her connecting flight and was stuck at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport overnight. Instead of being angry about it, she made of a fun, impromptu video of herself dancing in the airport to Lionel Richie's...Show More Summary

All Night Long at The Airport

2 months agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

A few years ago, we posted a video that Richard Dunn made when he was stranded overnight at an empty airport. The Charlotte Douglas International Airport wasn't totally empty when Mahshid Mazooji was stranded there overnight on a recent trip, so she enlisted the help of fellow passengers and airport staff in making a video that cheered everyone up. Show More Summary

Charlotte Douglas International Airport's %$@#! Cell Phone Lot!

The holiday travel season will soon be upon us. Family and friends will be on their way to the Carolinas and looking forward to visiting you and the Queen City, so why are you stressing?The airport you say? The Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CDIA)? Really?Ahhh, yes its a nightmare all right. Show More Summary

2 copies of Quran stolen from Charlotte airport chapel

8 months agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Someone has taken two copies of the Quran from the chapel at Charlotte Douglas International Airport and left a note criticizing the Islamic holy book.

Planes of Trump and Russian Billionaire Crossed Paths

McClatchy: “Five days before the November election, a Russian billionaire’s jet wheeled to a stop at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Less than 90 minutes later, Donald Trump’s campaign jet arrived on the same tarmac for an afternoon campaign rally in [...]

Trump says he never met this Russian billionaire — but their jets keep mysteriously crossing paths

9 months agoNews : The Raw Story

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Five days before the November election, a Russian billionaire’s jet wheeled to a stop at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Less than 90 minutes later, Donald Trump’s campaign jet arrived on the same tarmac for an afternoon campaign rally in nearby Concord. Who...

Trump, Russian billionaire say they’ve never met, but their jets did — in Charlotte

Five days before the November election, a Russian billionaire’s jet wheeled to a stop at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Less than 90 minutes later, Donald Trump’s campaign jet arrived on … Click to Continue »

An American Airlines plane made an emergency landing after it struck a deer during takeoff

An American Airlines plane had to make an emergency landing after striking a deer on the runway of Charlotte Douglas International airport on Wednesday. Fuel began leaking from the plane directly after it hit the deer, resulting in an...Show More Summary

Charlotte Douglas International Airport Guide

Money- and time-saving tips, and restaurant, bar and store suggestions for Charlotte Douglas International Airport.        

Old Issue At CDIA Returns To The Spotlight - Fence Jumpers Common At Airports

For years Cedar Posts has been saying the airport perimeter fence at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CDIA) was worthless. Now according to the Associated Press - Two people jumped the fences that protect the runways and planes at Charlotte Douglas International Airport in 2015. Show More Summary

Charlotte Airport Will Expand to Make Room for Airlines Besides Hub Carrier American

American Airlines has a 93% market share at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, but that doesn’t mean other airlines don’t want to grow. On Monday, the airport took an early step on a $200 million construction project intended to add nine gates to a 13-gate concourse that is used primarily by non-hub [...]

Hundreds of Panthers fans welcome team back to Charlotte

The Carolina Panthers returned to Charlotte without a Lombardi Trophy, but plenty of fans were there to welcome the team regardless. An estimated 1,000 fans met the team's plane at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, and hundreds...Show More Summary

At American's Charlotte Hub, FAA And NASA Will Try To Fix Our Antiquated Air Traffic System

Charlotte Douglas International Airport, the second busiest hub for the world’s biggest airline, has been designated as the site for a unique effort by NASA to update the country’s antiquated air traffic management system. NASA’s effort, called ATD2 for airspace technology demonstration two, would bring better flight management software to the [...]

American Airlines’ airport lease is up for renewal

Earlier this week, the Charlotte Observer ran a lengthy piece (1,500 word +) on negotiations between American Airlines and the city about terms for a new lease for the airline out at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. The article provides two bits of information that we didn’t have before: • American Airlines’ current 30-year lease, inherited […]

Charlotte airport administrator sues city

I always thought it was a bit curious how Brent Cagle, who had been at Charlotte Douglas International Airport for less than a year, was named interim aviation director after Jerry Orr’s departure.  Seems that that isn’t the only curious personnel decision out at the airport, as Assistant Aviation Director Herbert Judon, who is black, […]

Where to Eat at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)

You don't have to settle for fast food anymore. Over the past few years, the dining scene has improved at Charlotte Douglas. While there are still many fast food options, there are some new, bright spots among all the chains. With a little effort, it's possible to find local beers, big burgers and some lighter options in the terminal. Show More Summary

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