On the outside, I’m all spreadsheets and enthusiasm, but on the inside, most of my adult life I’ve felt a swirl of depression, anxiety, and grief. When I peel back that protective layer, the reality inside is jarring for most people. What’s hard for me to explain to them is that the persona I present on the outside…
An Alaska Airlines flight from Portland to Anchorage was diverted yesterday after a man attempted to kiss a sleeping 16-year-old girl.
Actress Selma Blair (The People v. O.J. Simpson, Legally Blonde) was hurried from an international flight to a nearby hospital after an outburst.
Think about flying. And how cool it is. That’s inspiring in itself. But what about flying for a very long time? With your own wings. Meet: This really small bird, which researchers say “weighs less than an iPhone” and just made science history for the longest recorded migration: 60,000 miles.
I recently flew Spirit, the most low-budget of all the budget airlines, for the first time. And though the experience wasn’t entirely miserable, I would never describe it as pleasant. The check-in process contained far too many frustrating steps, its terminal at LGA is perhaps the airport’s worst, and—because taking a…
A British Airways plane was taken out of service last week after bed bugs were discovered when the crew tried to stuff extra large carry-ons into an overhead compartment.
New York art curator Stacy Engman (who has a very colorful Instagram, for what it’s worth) was issued a summons for assault after allegedly biting a fellow first class passenger on a flight from Istanbul to JFK last summer. The best detail of the case: Engman, ever the elegant lady, was wearing a tiara when the biting…
Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson airport has introduced nursing rooms, which is great news for the many families who are well-acquainted with the experience of getting trapped there!
On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised pregnant women to avoid travel to 13 Latin American and Caribbean countries, including Puerto Rico. The warning came after the Zika virus—a mosquito-borne virus which first appeared in South America in May—was linked to brain damage in newborn infants.
“I am not Catholic,” wrote Jessa Crispin on Saturday at the New York Times, “and yet I find myself drawn to the women saints. There is something about them that I admire. Maybe it is simply the lengths to which they went to avoid marrying.” Same.
Instead of whining about a hotel merger, how about spending some time with your family or volunteer building a house?
Look jerks, I love pretty rocks as much as the next entitled millennial, but you’ve got to stop using your Bermuda vacations as excuses to pilfer 70 pounds of sea glass. Last January, Pennsylvania jewelry maker Becky Fox committed this precise transgression, and the Bermuda community is PISSED that such disrespectful…
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?
That’s right, ya coozes! Pissing Contest is back! This week, we’re talking about the worst things that we’ve seen on airplanes and—considering how long it’s been since the last time we did this—I know that you’ve got a bladder full of great stories. Unleash the golden stream and we’ll highlight the best tales of…
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.
Today would be the 151st birthday of Nellie Bly, the pioneering journalist who lived fast, died too young, and was the foremother of a new and groundbreaking type of investigative reporting.
In what’s quickly becoming an unwelcome mini-trend, the New York Times reports that a growing number of U.S.-Israel flights are being delayed by ultra-Orthodox Jewish men who refuse to sit next to women. They always seem to demand that the women switch seats, while they stay put. Wonder why that might be.
Southwest Air passengers were treated to a lovely surprise performance from the band Lifehouse on Wednesday and I'm guessing they really enjoyed it.
Sometimes you've just got to dance. And sometimes, if you're a flight attendant and you need to relieve some stress while entertaining your passengers, you have to dance for them, showing off your sick moves like no one is watching. Except everyone is watching. And it is awesome.
Got $100,000 burning a hole in your pocket? Think Pretty Woman, a movie about a scumbag corporate raider condescending to love a gorgeous sex worker, is the most romantic thing since cherry-flavored condoms? Well, the Beverly Wiltshire has a deal for you!