If there is one place in the world where it seems reasonable to feel safe from earthbound wildlife, it’s in an airplane...right?...Right? Wrong. Ugh. So wrong.
Two weeks ago, a heroic doctor delivered a baby while 30,000 feet in the air, on a flight from Taiwan to Los Angeles. This week, reports say that the Taiwanese woman whose labor diverted the plane to Alaska may be on the hook for $33,000. That’s because she may have planned to give birth in American airspace in order…
Some 13 million Americans purport to be part of the Mile High Club. Sound like a lot of people? Not when you consider that it only accounts for 4 percent of the American population. What’s more, these Mile High Club members are mostly men.
You don’t have to look too hard to find stories about airplane passengers being removed from airplanes—seriously, just the stories just fall from the sky (no pun intended) like acid rain—but rarely are they so confusing and absurd as this one.
There’s an abundance of information about traveling internationally with dogs. If you’re moving abroad, obviously you’re bringing Fido. But traveling with cats? We don’t seem to talk about that a whole lot. And why is this? Are cats unworthy of traveling around the world? I think not!
Long-distance travels are a drain on both your time and money. The fact that such journeys can also seriously mess with your sleep and energy schedule—leaving your brain feeling like a moldy marshmallow—is insult added to injury. But with science, discipline, and math, the biological injustice of jet lag can be tamed.
Many people will be flying over the next two weekends, in hopes of squeezing the last goodness out of summer. That will require trudging through airports and cramming into winged tin cans. As you settle into an uncomfortable chair with a $6 bagel to wait for a plane that’s three hours late, think of this British…
Welcome to Grim Yelp Reviews, a regular feature where we share people’s worst experiences at the worst places. This week: Up, up, and awa- oh dear Lord, that better not be urine in my seat. Why would you just pee right there? Who does that?
A woman was recently dragged off an airplane after she failed to put her growling, snapping dog in its carrier before takeoff. A fellow passenger filmed the incident (as one does) and if nothing else, we should recognize this lady’s convincing performance as a deeply disturbed human who loves her tiny helldog more…
There are two parts to this travel nightmare: being weighed, and also being in and around Uzbekistan.
Commercial airlines have made great strides in beating their customers into dead-eyed submission, thanks to high ticket prices, endless add-on fees, technical glitches, and unpleasant customer service. But just in case that’s enough for you, these sadists are increasingly mishandling luggage, too.
For the perpetually cold people out there, true misery is being stuck on an airplane, shivering and praying that your toes are still attached to your feet. When you ask an unsympathetic flight attendant if they could adjust the cabin temperature, your speech is slurry—a sign of hypothermia.
Look at that smug little plane. Just look at it. “WE ARE TAKING ALL YOUR MONEY LOL FOREVER,” it trills, while lounging on the tarmac.
I’m not usually targeted by police and security forces intent on rooting out terrorists. My hair, however? Very suspicious.
It’s no secret that even the most well-maintained airplane cabins are still crawling all sorts of icky germs. Most travelers are inured to this fact and try not to think about it, but there’s always that one person wiping down their armrests with Wet Ones. This list is for them.
The world of frequent flier miles is a murky one full of requirements, points-earning, status levels, and benefits varying from airline to airline. It’s a confusing mess, but if you’ve flown much over the past couple of years, one thing is increasingly clear: Many, many people have elite status.
Hearts were broken last January, when SkyMall, the provider for fun and frivolous consumption, filed for bankruptcy due to not being able to keep up with the constantly changing retail industry. The decline in sales was also blamed on the use of electronic devices on flights. Passengers were paying more attention to…
Recently, Jessica Coen shared a photo here of how I prefer to fly with my tiny child. A lot of folks in the comments thought maybe DCFS should take her from me (be my guest!) because I let her hang out on the floor. Now, this week, a mother — a pregnant mother — was apparently kicked off a United Airlines flight…