Tuesday April 25, 2017

Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category

Couple on the way to their wedding kicked off United flight

The turbulence continues for United Airlines. A bride and groom from Utah headed to their wedding in Costa Rica were kicked off their flight out of Houston on Saturday, KHOU reported. Michael Hohl and his fianceé, Amber Maxwell, arrived from Salt Lake City for a layover at George Bush Intercontinental Airport.  More…

Barack and Michelle Obama pose on superyacht with Hollywood friends in Tahiti

Barack and Michelle Obama interrupted the quiet island life they’ve become accustomed to this weekend with a star-studded jaunt out to sea. The former First Couple joined Bruce Springsteen, Tom Hanks, and their wives on music mogul David Geffen’s superyacht Rising Sun on Friday, making quite the splash as they arrived at the vessel off the island of Mo’orea in a spruced up speedboat.  More…

United Airlines gives refunds to passengers on chaotic flight

The free-for-all became free for all! Every passenger aboard United Airlines’ Flight 3411 bound for Louisville, Kentucky, will get a refund following the mayhem of a doctor getting dragged off the plane.  More…

Tone-deaf United CEO thinks things are going just fine

The flying public may be furious at United Airlines, but their CEO thinks things are going just fine. United boss Oscar Munoz, unfazed by the criticism, sent a tone-deaf e-mail to employees Monday that defended the staff’s actions and called the passenger “disruptive and belligerent.”  More…

United Passenger Dragged From Overbooked Flight

A man on an overbooked United Airlines flight was forcibly removed from his seat and dragged through the aisle on Sunday, and video of the anguished protests by him and other passengers spread rapidly on Monday as people criticized the airline’s tactics. A police officer involved in the episode has been placed on leave, the authorities said.  More…

Welcome to New York! NYC subway riders ignore woman with head trapped between doors

A disturbing online video shows a straphanger wedged between subway doors from the neck up as passersby casually walk past her on the platform. The woman found herself caught in between the doors of a No. 4 train at around 12:45 p.m. Tuesday as the train reached the end of the line at the Woodlawn station in the Bronx.  More…

College kids are using student loans for wild spring break trips

A growing number of students, it seems, will use their student loans to fund their upcoming fun-in-the-sun spring breaks. Roughly 30 percent of US students will tap into their growing pile of college debt to pay for their weeklong frolic, a new study revealed.  More…

Dangerous Stunt – Video Shows Man On Dirt Bike Flying Over California Freeway

A dirt bike flies over the 60 Freeway in Riverside County. It’s a mind-boggling stunt that would make anyone do a double take. Before launching over the freeway, the rider can be seen accelerating up a dirt path carved from a hillside and then liftoff.  More…

American Airlines flight diverted after soda spill

An American Airlines flight from Miami to Chicago was diverted Monday afternoon to Jacksonville International Airport due to a soda mishap. The incident, which is under investigation by the FAA, left passengers stranded at the airport.  More…

CNN host eats human brain

CNN host Reza Aslan has been heavily criticized after he ate part of a human brain while filming with a Hindu cannibal sect in India. Aslan quipped: ‘I feel like this may have been a mistake.’ There has been no apology from Aslan, who seems to be revelling in the controversy.  More…

ICE frees Argentine woman facing deportation after protests

An Argentine citizen who grew up in Mississippi and was detained after speaking out about President Donald Trump’s policies was released from custody on Friday by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. Daniela Vargas, 22, was released from a detention facility in Jena, Louisiana, but her release won’t end her legal challenge to avoid being deported, said Joshua Stehlik, a supervising attorney for the National Immigration Law Center.  More…

Hawaii-bound flight diverted to LAX after passenger complains about $12 blanket

A Hawaiian Airlines passenger got booted off a flight Wednesday after he threatened to "take someone behind the woodshed" and refused to pay $12 for a blanket, officials said. The incident began after the plane took off from Las Vegas, and a 66-year-old passenger complained that he was cold, according to Los Angeles Airport Police.  More…

Hotels and airlines don’t want you to know these filthy secrets

There are things customer service representatives will never tell you. That’s where former employees come in. Former and current workers revealed some of the biggest secrets of their industries on a recent Reddit thread that has, over the last four days, garnered nearly 25,000 comments.  More…

Leslie Jones makes fun of white women supporting Black Lives Matter

Nothing is off-limits for Leslie Jones’ stand-up routine. “If I see another 45-year-old white woman from Williamsburg saying ‘black lives matter,’ I’m going to punch you in the mouth,” the “Saturday Night Live” star said during her recent four-night stint at New York comedy club.  More…

13 surprising facts about the soon-to-close Waldorf Astoria

This twin-towered goliath shuts down March 1 for at least two years for a renovation reported to total $1 billion so, to celebrate its past and with a nod to its future, we present its most impressive (and quirkiest) stats.  More…