​Wisecracking Flight Attendant Gives the Best Safety Spiel Ever

Thursday night, I had the express pleasure of being stuck on a tarmac at JFK for three hours, and how I wish I had this sassy flight attendant with me in my time of need. Usually my body knows to conk out (or rather do the weird thing where technically you're sleeping but you reap absolutely none of the benefits)… » 6/22/14 4:20pm 6/22/14 4:20pm

Southwest Kicks Allegedly Sober Passenger Off Flight for Seeming Drunk

Southwest Airlines is famous for occasionally and removing folks from flights for questionable reasons: being too fat, too gay, too weepy, too Muslim. Even your boobs might pose a problem. Now a private school principal tells us that she wasn't permitted to board a flight because an employee told her she was wasted,… » 7/13/12 2:15pm 7/13/12 2:15pm

Cover Your Cleavage for Takeoff: Southwest Airlines Screws Up Again

On June 5th, Avital* was boarding a 6 AM flight from Las Vegas to New York in a comfy cotton dress, a loose open flannel shirt and a colorful scarf when she was told that her cleavage was "inappropriate." The airline dealt with the incident as it has many, many times in the past (at least when customers contact media… » 6/14/12 3:30pm 6/14/12 3:30pm

Woman Called 'Too Fat To Fly' Sues Southwest — But Not For Money

Last year, Kenlie Tiggeman and her mother were flying home for Easter when, during a layover in Dallas, a Southwest Airlines employee informed her she was too fat to fly. At the end of last month, Tiggeman filed an injunction against the airline in district court. She's not suing for money. She's suing for information. » 5/04/12 11:45am 5/04/12 11:45am

Southwest Apologizes For Booting Muslim Woman From Flight

The airline that kicked Kevin Smith off a flight for being "too fat to fly" yet allowed three children to fly to Nashville without their parents' knowledge is at it again — and now their incompetence has a racist twist! On Sunday, San Diego State University graduate student Irum Abassi was removed from a flight… » 3/16/11 9:17pm 3/16/11 9:17pm