When Kerry Drake found out his mother was dying from complications from rheumatoid arthritis, he booked the first flight he could from San Francisco to Lubbock, Texas. The only problem? There were no direct flights, and the United Airlines flights he booked only allowed for a 40 minute layover. On the first leg of his flight — from San Fran to Houston — Drake broke out in tears, devastated that he might not make his connecting flight and miss his chance to see his mother one last time.
Stewardesses noticed his tears and asked him what was wrong. He explained his dilemma, and then they did something amazing…
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There are many reasons why I am not a pilot. I don’t like flying that much. I have poor sight and coordination. And also, I get mind-squeezingly bad migraines. And though that didn’t stop one Lufthansa pilot from taking off, it did prevent him from completing the flight. The Daily Mail reports that on a recent flight from Newark to Frankfurt, Germany, a pilot was stricken by an especially bad migraine, and his co-pilot was forced to ask if there was anybody on the plane who could help fly.
I wish I was kidding.
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There’s a new terror in the skies: pornography! Recently, American Airlines began offering passengers internet access on cross-country flights. Guess what fliers were found watching mid-air? Suffice to say, it wasn’t “Atonement.” Now, the Association of Professional Flight Attendants is demanding in-flight Wi-Fi firewalled and salacious sites blocked. Some folks are crying censorship, but considering the close proximity of flying, maybe X-rated surfers should considering saving “Debbie Does The Eastern Seaboard” for home. [CNET News] Keep reading »