Woman Terrorizes Plane With Fake Leg, Slaps Passengers, Demands Smokes

A woman on a flight to Edinburgh went ballistic when she was told she couldn't have her own parachute or smoke cigarettes on her flight. That's when the prosthetic leg came off and the terror started. If this were a Lifetime movie, it would be called Legs On a Plane and would star Aviva Drescher. Unfortunately, this… » 7/31/14 6:20pm 7/31/14 6:20pm

Rihanna Apologizes for Imprisoning Journalists in Louche Dionysian…

I confess, I have not been paying much attention to this Rihanna psychedelic plane-of-iniquity situation. I do not understand what it is, because WHUT, and therefore I choose to ignore it. However, it has come to my attention that Rihanna has now issued an apology for whatever-the-fuck-nü-media-Langoliers-sky-orgy is… » 11/20/12 8:50pm 11/20/12 8:50pm

Anderson Cooper Gets Tough and Calls a Guy a Bitch for Trying to Take…

Anderson Cooper usually seems like a big ol' pile of giggling niceness, but apparently early morning flights bring out a sharper side of him. He was on Kathy Griffin's Bravo show and told the story of little run-in he had on his 6 a.m. flight to L.A. for the taping. He was just sitting there—and oddly enough Johnny… » 6/24/12 8:00pm 6/24/12 8:00pm

Man Strips Down at Airport Security to Protest the TSA Getting All Up…

There are plenty of reasons to dislike the TSA—any organization that hates cupcakes as much as they do should certainly be given some serious side eye. But one traveler got so fed up with them bothering him that in a burst of rage he got naked in the security line at the airport in protest. It's like when the… » 4/18/12 11:55pm 4/18/12 11:55pm

Brave 80-Year-Old Woman Lands Plane After Her Pilot Husband Dies at the…

When it comes to worst nightmares, there are so many options that it can be hard to decide what's the actual worst case scenario. But this experience ranks right up there: An 80-year-old woman was a passenger in the small twin-engine plane her husband was flying near their home in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. Suddenly her… » 4/02/12 11:55pm 4/02/12 11:55pm

Imagine, if You Will, a World Where You Can Play Tiny Tower During…

Frequent air travelers, rejoice! That painful period during take-off and landing when you're not allowed to use your electronic devices might soon be a lot more bearable. The Federal Aviation Administration said yesterday that it will work with airlines and other involved parties to find a way to determine whether… » 3/20/12 10:20am 3/20/12 10:20am

Dirty Diaper Forces Plane to Make Emergency Landing

There's a new kind of dirty bomb we need to worry about while flying: poopy diapers. A Qantas plane was in mid-air between Darwin and Brisbane, Australia earlier this week when passengers began complaining that something smelled strange. Airline procedures dictate that the plane has to land ASAP when that happens, so… » 2/02/12 9:45pm 2/02/12 9:45pm

British Airways Mistakenly Tells Passengers Their Plane Is About to…


Passengers on a British Airway flight from Miami to Heathrow got the scare of their lives yesterday. It was about 3 a.m., and they were mid-air when an automated announcement started playing in error. It said there was an emergency, and the plane was about to make a water landing. As people began to freak out, the… » 1/17/12 10:15pm 1/17/12 10:15pm

Five Ways To Entertain Yourself In An Airport

With massive hordes of people flying and bad weather predicted, there's a good chance you might find yourself stuck in an airport this holiday season. Whether you're there with an extra hour to kill or you're stuck for days on end because of a weather apocalypse, the airport is a tedious, crowded, and soul-deadening… » 12/23/11 1:00pm 12/23/11 1:00pm

Flight Attendant's Idea To Make Flying Friendlier Is Taking Off

Traveling by air can be a pain in the ass. Long security lines, cramped planes, the potential of crashing and the threat of being blown up add to the general feeling of anxiety. Since everything we need to know we learned in kindergarten, shortly after 9/11, Jewel Van Valin, a Delta flight attendant, decided to nudge… » 7/22/08 5:40pm 7/22/08 5:40pm