Posts tagged "flying"

Man Pees All Over People And Seats On A Jet Blue Flight

A Portland, Oregon man was arrested after peeing all over the seats and people of an Anchorage, Alaska bound flight from Portland on Friday evening.
The police report said…

Katrin Higher | September 12, 2015 - 10:30 am

Watch A Beautiful Flight Through The Moon’s Shadow

For those of a more superstitious leaning, last Friday’s lunar eclipse brought with it big changes and heavy emotions, but it also left behind a gift that everyone could enjoy no matter…

Claire Hannum | March 27, 2015 - 3:30 pm

Listen To These Audiobooks On Your Flight Home For The Holidays

Now that “Serial” is over, what the hell are you going to listen to on your flight back to your family’s house for the holidays? My flight from New York…

Claire Hannum | December 20, 2014 - 11:00 am

Admit It, At Some Point You’ve Been Tempted To Start An Airplane Brawl Like This One

I kid, but this is actually terrible: yesterday, a brawl broke out between three women on an Air China flight from Chongqing to Hong Kong over a crying baby. Two women…

Claire Hannum | December 19, 2014 - 4:30 pm

16 Tips For Flying On The Worst Travel Day Of The Year

The day before Thanksgiving is by and large the worst day of the year to travel. It’s one of the busiest (if not the busiest) and to make this year even…

Claire Hannum | November 26, 2014 - 9:00 am

Dream or Nightmare: You Can Text In The Air Now

T-Mobile customers now have the option of texting and photo messaging at 35,000 feet on planes equipped with WiFi (which, these days, is most of them). I realize this should…

Claire Hannum | September 25, 2014 - 5:31 pm

Passenger Shaming Instagram Gloriously Calls Out The Rudest Flyers Among Us

At last, a solution to those select selfish douchebags who ruin everyone else’s flying experience — embarrass them on the internet! In elementary school, whenever we leaned back in our…

Claire Hannum | September 24, 2014 - 11:30 am

Life Dream Status: Now You Can Relive A 1970s Pan Am Flight

If you have a tendency to romanticize the golden age of air travel like I do, you can buy yourself a ticket on a glamorous faux Pan Am flight and…

Claire Hannum | September 20, 2014 - 2:00 pm

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…

Claire Hannum | August 27, 2014 - 1:30 pm

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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | May 12, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Saudi Arabia Licenses First-Ever Female Pilot

Meet 35-year-old Hanadi Al-Hindi, the first-ever licensed female pilot in Saudi Arabia. So Saudi women can fly airplanes but not drive cars? Oh, that’s right, driving ruins women’s ovaries.

Jessica Wakeman | April 23, 2014 - 6:30 pm

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…

Katie Oldenburg | April 21, 2014 - 9:00 am

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…

Katie Oldenburg | April 1, 2014 - 11:30 am

20 Ways To Pass The Time During A Layover In A Horrible Airport

Over the weekend I found myself enduring a 3-hour layover in what may be the worst airport in the world. I’m not going to name names, but it’s in Chicago…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | November 5, 2013 - 9:00 am

The Best In-Flight Safety Video You’ve Ever Seen

Whenever I fly, I take the same airline and I have their vanilla in-flight safety video memorized by now. Yawn. But with their song-and-dance-filled safety video, Virgin America might actually make us…

Claire Hannum | November 2, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Attention, Passengers: Soon You’ll Be Allowed To Play Angry Birds For Your Entire Flight

Good news, fliers! The FAA announced plans to ease up on its rules regarding electronics on planes. Soon, we’ll be allowed to use portable devices for the entire flight. I…

Claire Hannum | October 31, 2013 - 4:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | October 30, 2013 - 5:00 pm

True Story: I Took A Flying Lesson (Even Though I’m Scared Of Flying)

For most of my life I’ve been extremely afraid of flying. Up until a couple years ago, it was not uncommon for me to dig my fingernails into the thighs…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | March 14, 2013 - 11:00 am

The Most Important Insurance Ad You Will Ever See

The Swedish insurance company Folksam asked their customers what they’d like to see in a commercial. The insurance market is flooded with geckos and singing weirdos and all kinds of…

Julie Gerstein | November 25, 2012 - 9:00 am

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,…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | October 4, 2012 - 10:00 am