Sunday June 16, 2019

Archive for the ‘Aviation’ Category

Ex-flight attendants expose sexist, seedy world behind the glamour

Mary Joyce Bochroch was a college sophomore, engaged to her hometown boyfriend, when she crossed paths with the woman who changed everything. The small-town girl was dazzled by the idea of air travel, and applied to be a TWA stewardess herself. When she got the job offer in 1965, she broke things off with her fiancé and quit school. “I’m sure glad I didn’t get married,” she says. “Instead, I got to see the world.”  More…

Man kicked off Southwest flight after making joke about vodka

A man was booted off a Southwest Airlines plane in California — because he jokingly asked if the water being handed out on the delayed flight was vodka.  More…

Coca-Cola billionaire arrested after private jet search turns up $1.3M in cannabis

A Greek billionaire and heir to the Coca-Cola fortune was arrested on the Caribbean Island of St. Kitts after a search of his private jet uncovered more than $1.3 million worth of cannabis on board.  More…

Chick-Fil-A Banned From San Antonio Airport For ‘Legacy Of Anti-LGBT Behavior’

Those traveling to and from the San Antonio International Airport will not be able to enjoy Chick-Fil-A sandwiches because the city council voted against including the restaurant in the airport.  More…

Jet stream helps flight reach 801 mph due to jet stream

A Virgin Atlantic flight from Los Angeles to London reached the ground speed of 801 mph with the help of strong winds, according to reports. The blistering speed was reached while at 35,000 feet above Pennsylvania. The Boeing 787 twin-jet aircraft was given a boost by a furious jet stream, the high-altitude air current along which storms travel.  More…

‘Body odor’ complaints gets family kicked off American Airlines flight

American Airlines removed a family from a plane on Wednesday after passengers and crew members complained that one of the family members smelled bad.  More…

Mom slams Southwest Airlines worker for mocking daughter’s name

A Texas mom is outraged after a Southwest Airlines worker made fun of her 5-year-old daughter’s name – by snapping a picture of the girl’s boarding pass and posting it on social media. Traci Redford, from El Paso, says the agent at John Wayne Airport began poking fun at her daughter’s name, Abcde – pronounced “ab-city” – as they boarded a flight.  More…

Plane passenger refuses to remove bare feet from tray table, argues with flight attendant

Passengers have to put up with a lot on flights – but having bare feet in your face shouldn’t be one of them. But one woman travelling on a plane in China put her feet up on tray table and then refused to take them back down when a flight attendant asked her to.  More…

Video shows final moments of newlyweds before fatal helicopter crash

Heartbreaking video captured the final moments of a young Texas couple as they walked toward a helicopter that crashed moments later en route to their honeymoon, according to a report. The tragic newlyweds are seen making their way toward the doomed chopper, passing a display of sparklers marking their path.  More…

World’s first flying cars set to go on the market with pre-sales next month

The world’s first flying car is set to go on the market with pre-sales scheduled to begin next month.  The first of the two-seat hybrid-electric vehicles, which can switch between driving and flying modes in less than a minute, will be delivered to customers next year.  More…

TSA screeners win immunity from flier abuse claims

Fliers may have a tough time recovering damages for invasive screenings at U.S. airport security checkpoints, after a federal appeals court on Wednesday said screeners are immune from claims under a federal law governing assaults, false arrests and other abuses. In a 2-1 vote, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia said Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screeners are shielded by government sovereign immunity.  More…

Delta apologizes for tying woman with MS to wheelchair

A woman with multiple sclerosis wants Delta Air Lines to improve its service for disabled passengers after she claims she was tied to a wheelchair following an international flight earlier this month.  More…

Southwest explosion victim’s husband breaks his silence

The heartbroken husband of the woman partially sucked out of a Southwest Airlines flight exchanged one last “love you” with her before she died — and recalled the moment he had to tell their children “Mommy’s not going to come home.”  More…

Woman fined $500 for saving free airplane snack from Delta

A Colorado woman is facing a $500 fine from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for saving a free apple she received as a snack from a Delta Air Lines flight attendant on her way back to the United States from Paris, France.  More…

Southwest gives passengers $5K after nearly killing them

“We value you as our customer and hope you will allow us another opportunity to restore your confidence in Southwest,” a letter from Southwest to customers states. “In this spirit, we are sending you a check in the amount of $5,000 to cover any of your immediate financial needs,” read the letter. In addition to the money, passengers will get a $1,000 travel voucher.  More…