Posts tagged "airplane"

When First Class Isn’t Classy Enough: Airline Debuts Private Apartments

Ugh, isn’t flying first class the worst? Those luxurious, spacious, reclining seats. The hot towels and free champagne. The flight attendants not treating you like one of the ragged, poverty-stricken suckers in coach. It’s just awful. Luckily for anyone who’s experienced the plebeian horrors of first class, Etihad Airlines is rolling out a new, higher-end…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 12, 2014

Dreams Come True: Cast Of “The Lion King” Surprise Plane With Performance

Someone please tell me why I was not on this plane. Travelers flying from Brisbane to Sydney, Australia, this weekend got a musical surprise when the Aussie Broadway cast of “The Lion King,” who were also en route, decided to serenade the plane with their rendition of the musical’s hit number, “The Circle of Life.”…

Katie Oldenburg / April 1, 2014

Malaysian Jet Declared Lost, No Survivors

Flight #MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean, Malaysian PM tells reporters after giving new satellite information
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) March 24, 2014
Flight MH370 crashed in the southern Indian Ocean leaving no survivors, Prime Minister Najib Razak said today, citing new analysis of satellite data that pegged the plane’s last know…

Newser / March 24, 2014

Gross: Pilot Accused Of Squeezing 14-Year-Old Girl’s Butt During A Flight

Flying the friendly skies got a little too friendly, apparently. An airline pilot who flies for Delta has been accused of groping a 14-year-old girl’s butt while flying as a passenger on an October 26th flight from Detroit to Salt Lake City.

Jessica Wakeman / October 30, 2013

Man Fakes Plane Crash In Elaborate Marriage Proposal

What is UP with dudes these days? First there was Alexey Bykov, the guy who pretended to die in a car crash in order to make his girlfriend realize how she can’t live without him (really, really). Now there comes the story of Ryan Thompson, a guy who pretended that the small plane he wa…

Julie Gerstein / September 28, 2012

9 Do’s & Don’ts Of Airport Fashion

Flying used to be considered mega-glamorous and exciting, but these days, most people treat flying like it’s a horrible inconvenience, and dress much the same. To wit: If I see one more girl in a matching Juicy sweatsuit and Uggs in front of me in line during a TSA screening, I’m going to scream. People,…

Julie Gerstein / September 27, 2012

Female Pilot Tosses Passenger Off Plane For Sexist Comments

A female pilot in Brazil tossed a passenger off her flight because he was making sexist comments about women’s ability to fly airplanes. As much as I understand her desire to kick him off, I wish she’d kept his bigoted ass on that flight and shown him how well she could fly a plane.

Jessica Wakeman / May 25, 2012

Actually, Penguins Can Fly

Well, isn’t this quite a little riddle. When can a penguin — a bird that absolutely can’t normally fly — take to the sky? When it’s on a plane, silly. These two tuxedo-ed little guys were flying first class — naturally — from San Antonio to Atlanta. [YouTube]…

Julie Gerstein / March 11, 2012

Russian Model With Circus Boobs Says Turbulence Ruined Her Plastic Surgery

It probably hurt, but Russian model Iren Ferrari learned a valuable life lesson about plastic surgery: Ferrari is suing a Swiss airline after she says turbulence burst her size 44J breast implants. But I will take take her word for it that they are as fragile as big, sexy water balloons. Ferrari claims the rocking…

Jessica Wakeman / June 10, 2010