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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

4 Reasons I Would Love To Drive You To The Airport

Today I am driving my best friend to the airport. I am ridiculously excited. Not because she’s leaving — of course I’ll miss her while she’s away — but because…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | August 28, 2012 - 3:00 pm

Tell Us About Your Worst Airplane Seatmate!

By now you’ve probably heard the story about Melissa Stetten, a model who had the misfortune of sitting next to an actor named Brian Presley on a recent flight. Despite…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | June 8, 2012 - 2:20 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | May 25, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Woman Arrested After Fighting With Flight Attendant Over Painting Nails During Flight

Southwest Airlines passenger Jeanie Daniels is butthurt because she was jailed for 10 hours after arguing with a flight attendant about painting her nails onboard. While flying from California to Texas,…

Jessica Wakeman | March 8, 2012 - 8:30 am