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4 Reasons I Would Love To Drive You To The Airport

Fear Of Flying
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Jessica is terrified of flying. Find out how she copes. Read More »

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 driving people to the airport is one of my greatest joys in life, followed closely by picking people up from the airport, artisanal cheeses, and Jet Li’s filmography. Want to know why? Read on… Keep reading »

Tell Us About Your Worst Airplane Seatmate!

Bad Airplane Manners
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How not to behave on an airplane. Read More »

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 being married and having a child, Brian spent the entire flight flirting shamelessly with his seatmate, as Melissa secretly live-tweeted the entire interaction. This cringe-worthy situation got us thinking about all the crazy/weird/awkward people we’ve been trapped next to on long flights–the former cult member, for example, or the sci-fi writer who mapped out the plot of his entire series in specific, mind-numbing detail. We’d love to hear about your worst airplane seatmates — please share your horror stories in the comments! [Gawker]

Female Pilot Tosses Passenger Off Plane For Sexist Comments

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  • 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 desire to kick him off, I wish she’d kept his bigoted ass on that flight and shown him how well she could fly a plane. Everyone is getting way too nuts on airplanes lately. [Feministing]
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Woman Arrested After Fighting With Flight Attendant Over Painting Nails During Flight

Bad Airplane Manners
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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, Daniels whipped out her nail polish and began giving herself a manicure until a flight attendant came by to tell her other passengers were complaining of the smell. Daniels stopped her manicure, but 20 minutes later she went into the airplane’s bathroom to finish the job. The angry flight attendant confronted her as soon as Daniels opened the bathroom door, which prompted a heated argument.

“She was getting so loud, while I was sitting in my seat, and I was just like, ‘Will you stop!’” Daniels told TV station KTRK. “And I was loud when I said, ‘Stop bitching at me,’ because she wouldn’t end the conversation.” But Southwest Airlines had the last laugh: when the plane landed, Daniels was arrested for “abusive profane language” and thrown into jail for 10 hours. (A judge later dismissed the charge.)

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Mexican Airline Stewardesses Pose In Calendar To Save Bankrupt Airline

Enough with the sexy calendars already! After Mexicana Airlines filed for bankruptcy this summer, air hostesses photographed themselves in a 2011 “sexy stewardesses” calendar to save their airline. They paid $8,000 out of their own pockets to create the $12 calendar, which is on its second printing. Last time I checked, keeping an airline afloat (er, up in the air?) is not supposed to be their problem, so it bugs me they resorted to posing pant-less to stay employed. At least these gals are enterprising, though, right?

[New York Daily News]
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Woman Claims She Was Cuffed To Chair And Had Ticket Ripped Up For Refusing Full Body Scan

I’m not usually one to claim women are misrepresenting the truth when they say something bad has happened to them. I like it when someone claims something happened and the video tape of the incident actually proves them right. I’ve listened to radio personality Meg McLain describe an airport ordeal where she refused a full-body scan, and watched the long, audio-less CCTV tape of the incident, and “exaggerating” is the word that comes to mind. McLain said she was grabbed by the arm, her ticket was ripped up and she was handcuffed to a chair as she sobbed. While she was definitely handcuffed to a chair and the TSA agents do not look like they are listening to her, it’s not quite the drama she describes on air. Keep reading »

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Calls In Bomb Threat On Plane Carrying Man To His Wedding

There are crazy exes and there are cuh-ra-zy exes. The woman who called in a bomb threat on an airplane carrying her ex-boyfriend to his wedding takes the cake. Canadian police said they received a report of a man carrying a bomb on a flight from Toronto to Karachi, Pakistan, where the man planned to get hitched. After an emergency landing in Stockholm, Sweden, 273 passengers were evacuated from the plane (seriously, this is my worst nightmare) and a SWAT team arrested the groom. No bombs were found on the plane, of course, and the ex-girlfriend admitted to authorities she was just trying to ruin his big day. Clearly, this bitch has never heard of getting wasted and showing up to the nuptials unannounced. Congratulations, lady: In the Crazy Ex Olympics, you would win! [Daily Mail UK] Keep reading »

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 »

Russian Model With Circus Boobs Says Turbulence Ruined Her Plastic Surgery

It probably hurt, but Russian model Iren Ferrari learned a valuable life lesson about plastic surgery: Ferrari is suing a Swiss airline after she says turbulence burst her size 44J breast implants. But I will take take her word for it that they are as fragile as big, sexy water balloons. Ferrari claims the rocking plane threw her surgically altered body into her facing seat and her lawyer helpfully added, “The space between the seats was too tight for her breasts.” Maybe if Chesty LaRue wins the $120,000 she’s asking for, she can get her circus boobs a breast reduction. [The Sun UK] Keep reading »

JetBlue Pilot Allegedly Threatened To Crash His Plane After Fight With Girlfriend

Massachusetts police took a gun from a JetBlue pilot at Logan Airport after he allegedly fought with his girlfriend and then told a friend he was was going to kill himself in a “spectacular fashion.” Eeek! But it gets worse: Boston’s local WBZ News Radio also reported that the pilot, whose name is being kept anonymous, emailed his girlfriend and threatened to crash an airplane. JetBlue, however, has called the plane crash threat “vicious rumor and speculation.”
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