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Minka Kelly Calls Boyfriend Derek Jeter To Solve Her Airline Problems

“Friday Night Lights” actress Minka Kelly allegedly freaked out while boarding an airplane today because she wasn’t allowed to have her dog on the seat with her. There were tears. There was screaming. There was a phone call to her maybe-fiancé Derek Jeter to talk some sense into a barbarian flight staff. Why do we all of a sudden feel solidarity with JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater?

Read Gawker’s tipster email with all the gory details about the freak-out after the jump … Keep reading »

Girl Talk: I Have A Fear Of Flying

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A few weeks from today, while you suckers are surreptitiously reading The Frisky on your office computers, I’ll be lying in the sun at a hotel in Los Angeles. There’s a pool on the roof and cabanas and waiters who’ll serve you cocktails poolside. I don’t intend to get up from my beached whale position all week — except, you know, to have sex with my boyfriend whenever I damn feel like it. It’s going to be heaven.

But there’s one little detail — two details, really — that throw a wrench in the whole vacation: I have to fly there and I have to fly back. And being trapped inside an airplane for six hours twice in one week fills me with such a crippling fear that I’m tempted to call the whole thing off. Keep reading »

Sheer Genius: Virgin Atlantic’s “Flying Without Fear” iPhone App

I’m a nervous flyer. We’re talking full-on panic attacks. The only way you can get me on a plane is with a dose of anti-anxiety meds, and maybe a few rounds at the airport bar. And I’m sorry, but all that “Don’t worry, you’re safer in the air than walking across the street” crap isn’t helping. Flying metal tubes, people! Suspended thousands of feet above the ground! It’s just not natural. Keep reading »

British Socialite Teaches Us How NOT To Behave On A Plane

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Want to know what not to do when you fly the friendly skies? Just ask British socialite Clare Irby, a descendant of the Guinness family, and random dude Daniel Melia, who may go down in history as the worst passengers ever. They tore s**t up on an 11-hour flight from India to London—they were so punk-rock that the cops were waiting to arrest them on the tarmac. The two got it on while Clare’s two-year-old son cried and Daniel’s girlfriend slept nearby. When the GF woke up, she and Daniel got in a fight and he threw his iPod headphones at her. Meanwhile, Clare woke sleeping passengers, demanding wine and accusing the in-flight staff of stealing her bag filled with diamonds. The ruckus continues, after the jump. Keep reading »

It’s A Bird, It’s A Plane, It’s….Pets On A Plane!

Some people’s pets are like kids to them…and any parent would go nuts if you put their kid in the cargo hold. That’s why Pet Airways will fly your furry friend to your desired destination on their own fleet of planes on pets-only flights.

Pet Airways only flies to five cities in the U.S. and charges a flat, one-way fee of $250. But pet owners interviewed by the AP say the cost is worth the piece of mind knowing their basset hound or tabby cat will be escorted onto the flight along with about 50 other pets, checked on every 15 minutes during the flight, and given a bathroom break on the layover. Flights are already booked up for two months! Is it just me, or does this business idea sound like the really bad plot of a kids’ movie? [Or my dream job. -- Editor] [AP] Keep reading »

Love In The Stratosphere: Learn How To Join The Mile-High Club

It would be hard to find a more fitting pair than of sex and travel. Here, one adventurer, who has kissed an uncounted number of men who don’t share her zip code, shares her experience combining the two through more than 30 countries.

Long flights aren’t just for, well, flying. While you’re thousands of feet above ground, why not join a certain club? You know exactly what I mean. While I’m not an expert on helping you find that handsome, adventurous someone for your tryst, I can definitely help with the logistics, especially now that planes are feeling more like sardine cans lately (thank you fuel prices). And joining the MHC is really the best way to end any vacation. Keep reading »

The Pitfalls: Sittin’ Bitch

Being in a secure, drama-free relationship has its perks: you don’t really have to shave your legs in winter unless you feel like it; sex is always at the ready, if you want it; and there’s always someone to call on for backup if your Tivo is acting up and you just have to record Gossip Girl. But being part of a “we” has its downsides, usually things you take for granted as a singleton. Take, for example, the seemingly unspoken couple rule that says when traveling with a boyfriend, the girlfriend will always — unless blessed by a relatively empty plane that guarantees a full row — be sitting bitch. Keep reading »

The Daily Squeeze: Naked Flights, Cougars Find Love, And Online Dating Science

  • A German travel agency is offering a flight for nudists. For about $735, passengers can fly from Erfurt, Germany to Baltic Sea resort Usedom in the nude. They’ll have to keep their clothes before boarding and disembarking, but who can resist “flying free?” [Yahoo!]
  • Pretty soon there will be loads of Demi/Ashton-type couples running around. A speed-dating event taking place in NYC in February will pair up rich, older women with younger boy toys. More than 5,000 men applied to be included in the event. [Brisbane Times]
  • What’s behind online dating sites like eHarmony and Chemistry.com? Algorithms, baby. [NY Times]
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    Double Beds On Airplanes Can’t Possibly Be Meant For Sleeping

    Joining the mile high club used to be a big deal. First, you both had to sneak past the flight attendants, then you had to contort yourselves into a disgusting 2-foot-square box with fluorescent lighting and a toilet, and finally you had to, once again, slip past the suspecting flight attendants who totally knew what was up. Well, Singapore Airlines has practically taken the fun out of this furtive endeavor now that they’ve added double beds to some of their planes. The only thing is, they’re asking passengers to keep their trousers on. Right…The suites aren’t soundproof, so just suppress yourself from screaming things like, “We have liftoff!” [Times UK] Keep reading »

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