Posts tagged "air travel"

Flight Diverts Because Two “Adults” Won’t Stop Fighting Over Legroom

A flight had a “Bridesmaids”-style diversion on Sunday (minus colonial woman sightings on the wing) when two passengers couldn’t stop bickering over legroom. A man and a woman headed from Newark to Denver were seated in the “Economy Plus” section of the plane, which is designed to be a bit comfier than regular coach seating (read:…

By: Claire Hannum / August 27, 2014

Oops: United Airlines Forgets To Bring Toilet Paper On A 10-Hour Flight

As any air traveler knows, there are few places more disgusting than an airplane bathroom a few hours into a long flight. But an airplane bathroom with no toilet paper on a 10-hour flight? That’s even worse. Passengers on a recent United Airlines (of course) flight from San Francisco to London got to experience that…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 24, 2013

10 Types Of People Who Will Always Be On Your Flight

A few weeks ago, I was flying home from a blissful vacation, trying to ignore a screaming baby a few rows ahead of me and cringing at the cacophony of phlegm-y coughs coming from the seat behind me, when I realized that every flight is exactly the same. Looking around me, it was as though I’d bee…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 25, 2013

10 Annoying Airplane Behaviors That Should Probably Be Illegal

Over the past few years, I’ve traveled quite a bit and been pretty lucky when it comes to airplane seatmates. I’ve been fortunate enough to sit next to friendly, polite, interesting people who respect my personal space but will happily tell me thrilling tales about their childhood spent in a religious cult when prompted. That…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 4, 2012

Take It From Jeremy Renner: Viagra And 10-Hour Flights Don’t Mix

“I had to fly from London to Los Angeles for dinner and then get right back on a plane to London–that’s 10, 12 hours. I had to sleep on the plane, I had to sleep. So I take a little sleeping pill, pop it, and realize nothing’s happening–but something else was happening… I realize pretty…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 27, 2012

Leisha Hailey Of “The L Word” Kicked Off Flight For Kissing Girlfriend

Celebrities seem to get into trouble on airplanes way too often. Usually, they did something kind of wack—like when Gerard Depardieu emptied his bladder or when Josh Duhamel refused to get off his BlackBerry. But when Leisha Hailey of “The L-Word” got booted off a Southwest Airlines flight yesterday, she says it was for a…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 27, 2011

Leonardo DiCaprio Makes An Emergency Landing And Other Plane Frights Of The Rich and Famous

Leonardo DiCaprio didn’t think the skies were so friendly this weekend. He was on a Delta commercial flight to Moscow from New York’s JFK when, a few minutes after takeoff, one of the jet’s engines blew. Several witnesses on the ground called emergency services to say the plane was on fire, but the pilots had…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 23, 2010

Frisky Manners: Spring Break Travel Is No Excuse To Forget Your Etiquette

Whether you’re on spring break or are yearning for a long weekend, you no doubt have travel on the brain. And while exploring a new place or returning to a favorite haunt can be really exciting, airplane travel can be downright annoying and frustrating. So to make sure someone doesn’t spend a whole flight plotting…

By: Annika Harris / March 30, 2010

The Dark Side Of Being A Flight Attendant

Russian airline Aeroflot, which is known for its sketchy planes, disgusting food, and bad service, is getting a makeover. At least, their flight attendants are. The company’s new boss said he is only going to hire “very eye-catching girls.” Also, women who are larger than a size 10 need not apply. [Daily Mail]…

By: Nikki Dowling / July 31, 2009