In a real-life version of “Catch Me If You Can,” A Dutch pilot was recently arrested after being revealed as a fake pilot. He had apparently been flying commercial planes for 13 years without a commercial pilot’s license (though he did have a private pilot license). His record as a pilot was completely spotless and he was deemed an excellent employee, perhaps why he wasn’t pursued sooner. Most surprisingly, though, is that he had been caught by Swedish cops a few years ago, but disappeared for a while and no one bothered to follow up until now. Unclear why authorities decided not to pursue him (surely flight records would have clearly indicated where exactly he was) or what the ramifications of his imaginative qualifications will be.
Where’s the best place to sit on a plane for less turbulence? We asked our pilot.
It’s not every day you make history, but last week, Flight 387 was the first U.S. commercial flight to Cuba in 50 years!
We’re thrilled to announce service to Atlanta today from our focus city of Boston. This is our 63rd nonstop destination from Boston – more than any other airline – and our most requested route!