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

Airplane Brawl

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 were woken up mid-flight by crying, so they confronted the baby’s mom, a 27-year-old woman named Chan Juan Sung. I’m going to take a wild guess and imagine that when you’re a frazzled parent whose kid is screaming in an enclosed space, the last thing you need is to be told that your child is screaming loudly. Sung was already acutely aware of that fact. When the confrontation resolved little, the two women passive-aggressively reclined their seats as far back as they’d go, because they are mature grown-ups. Before anyone could register what was happening, things got physical, with one woman hitting her head on an overhead bin.

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Couple Gets Married On An Airplane, Cuteness Ensues

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Here’s a life dream status situation or a wedding disaster depending on your travel preferences – couple Dottie Coven and Keith Stewart married in the middle of a Southwest Airlines flight. Coven and Stewart travel regularly for work, so they pooled their many frequent flier miles to get themselves and 30 wedding guests onto a flight from Nashville to Dallas. The 100 other unsuspecting passengers on the 737 had no idea they were about to attend a wedding until they received an extra boarding pass that described the event. Their departure gate was decorated, a band played, and the couple got their own Southwest-sponsored hashtag. Onboard, the couple had a flower girl on hand to pass out peanuts down the aisle. They even got to hang out in the cockpit which, as we know, is a coveted rare treat these days. After the wedding, Southwest gave the couple a free flight to Puerto Rico for their honeymoon. Do you think this is romantic or a total nope? I happen to love the commercial travel experience, even the parts of it that most people hate, so I might be into this. That said, when I picture “airplane wedding” I definitely imagine some kind of vintage private plane that’s more aesthetically pleasing and personal. Either way, Coven and Stewart look happy and adorable, so apparently it was the perfect choice for them! [Cosmopolitan, USA Today] [Images via Q Avenue Photo]

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Airlines Might Allow In-Flight Phone Calls Soon, And People Are Not Loving That Idea

Airlines Might Allow In-Flight Phone Calls Soon, And People Are Not Loving That Idea

As you’ve probably heard, federal regulators are considering lifting the national ban on in-flight phone calls. Not surprisingly, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll, people are less than thrilled about it.

The prohibition has been in place for 22 years, and the FCC held the first of several meetings on the topic on Thursday. At this point, phone technology is too fancy for calls from 35,000 feet to overload cellphone towers on the ground, so there’s technically no reason the government should not allow those calls to happen. Legal or not, nobody is really loving the idea of sitting next to someone who gabs to their best friend on the phone all the way from NYC to LAX. Keep reading »

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

Pilot Gropes Teen On Flight
pilot accused of groping teen girl
Gross: pilot accused of squeezing 14yo girl's butt on a flight. Read More »
Types Of People On A Flight
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electronics allowed on flights

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 imagine this is a huge relief to flight attendants who are probably sick of playing kindergarten teacher by telling grown adults to turn off their phones one by one. A-hem, Alec Baldwin Keep reading »

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

Fear Of Flying
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Jessica is terrified of flying. Find out how she copes. Read More »
Types Of People On A Flight
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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 of the innocent passengers sitting next to me during takeoff, scream “Goodbye cruel world!” at the first sign of turbulence, or load up on so much anti-anxiety medication before my flight that I once tried to take a nap on a moving walkway at the airport. My first trip to Europe forced me to face my fears, because as scary as a 12-hour flight sounded, the idea of being too afraid to see the world was much, much scarier. I learned some coping techniques and chilled out quite a bit, but I would still categorize myself as an “extremely nervous flyer.”

Sometimes the only way to conquer a fear is to dive into it headfirst. Which is how I arrived at a tiny airport 20 miles outside of Portland, trying to hide my shaking knees as my flight instructor explained the basics of a smooth takeoff… Keep reading »

Leisha Hailey Of “The L Word” Kicked Off Flight For Kissing Girlfriend

Leisha Hailey of "The L Word"

Celebrities seem to get into trouble on airplanes way too often. Usually, they did something kind of wack—like when Gerard Depardieu emptied his bladder or when Josh Duhamel refused to get off his BlackBerry. But when Leisha Hailey of “The L-Word” got booted off a Southwest Airlines flight yesterday, she says it was for a very different reason. She says she was kicked off the flight for kissing her girlfriend.

“I have been discriminated against by @SouthwestAir. Flt. attendant said that it was a ‘family’ airline and kissing was not ok,” she tweeted yesterday after the incident. “This is an outrage. I demand a public apology by @SouthwestAir and a refund. Hate is not a family value. I will never fly this airline.”

She claims to audio and video of the entire incident, and is now calling for a boycott.

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