Posts tagged "flight"

Frisky Rant: Hey Airlines, Stop Overbooking Flights On Purpose

If you work for American Airlines, or any airline for that matter, buckle up. You’re in for a bumpy ride.

I booked and paid for my flight months in advance, received a confirmation and a seat number and was pleasantly surprised when I got to the airport, checked into my American Airlines flight…

Katie Oldenburg / April 21, 2014

It’s Time To Cry: Airline Delays Flight So Man Can Say Goodbye To His Dying Mother

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 hi…

Julie Gerstein / March 8, 2013

Passenger Flies Plane Because Pilot Has A Migraine — Or, Why I Am Not A Pilot

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…

Julie Gerstein / November 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

Flight Attendants Rally Against Pervy Passengers

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…

Simcha / September 17, 2008