Author: Martha's Whirled News

Based in San Francisco, Martha Stewardess flies frequently for a major US airline. Layover here for airline and travel news, views, and stews! Martha Stewardess, dishing it up one mile at a time!

Take a Number, Avoid a Line

Prior to arriving at the airport, be sure to have the airline’s toll free reservation number entered into your mobile phone ‘contacts’ list.  Or dial in the number and push “call”, ending it as soon as the call is engaged.  The number will then be registered on your call history, and at…

Passenger 34E, Please Accept My Apology

You asked politely if you could stand in the already cramped 757 aft galley for a while.  Turns out, “a while” would be hours.  Yes, you standing there was annoying.  And you were in the way a lot, but I overlooked it since you seemed so miserable.  I did keep checking…

No blanket? No problem. In-flight ‘Snuggies’

If you’re flying domestically, you’ll notice that pillows and blankets have all but disappeared from ‘economy’ class cabins on US carriers.  The airline I fly for has eliminated P & B provisioning for nearly all economy cabins on domestic flights.  Be prepared for fluctuating cabin temperatures, especially when  returning from warmer climates. …

FBI: Unruly Passenger Blames Cookies

Unruly flight passenger blames double dose of medical pot cookies after fight, diversion PITTSBURGH (AP) — A San Francisco man claims he was high on a double dose of medical marijuana cookies when he screamed, dropped his pants and attacked…

Keys to a New Lexus, or Wet Used Kleenex?

 Just what are you handing me?  On all flights, passengers aggressively try handing over a wide range of items they no longer wish to keep at their seats.   These hand-outs will frequently pop out at us when we least expect them, while at the gate, during boarding, taxi…

Always Wear Shoes When Standing in Pee

Newsflash…..  airplane bathrooms are disgusting.  Would you wear only your socks when “dropping the kids off at the pool“, let’s say in a public bathroom at Grand Central Station?  I don’t think so.  Why on earth do flyer’s think it’s okay to wear only socks, or…

Hello. Hello? knock-knock. This thing working?

Greetings earthlings and fellow industry worker bees.  This is my first blogging experience.   I’m now “blogging”.  Oh, that has a nice ring to it, now doesn’t it?  Sounds a bit like “snogging”.  And we all know what snogging is.  Hmmm…..  Well, maybe…

Ask Martha and the Magic 8 Ball! wwmd?

What Would Martha Do? Your thought-provoking questions just keep rolling in! Instead of answering individually, I’ve decided to start a wwmd? ask the 8 Ball advice column. Please submit questions in three easy steps: 1. Scroll down to “Leave a Reply”…

Injuries caused by a car collision

Anyone who has seen one of these wrecks in person knows that they rarely end well, and everyone knows the importance of hiring a personal injury lawyer after a car crash. In just a fraction of a second, the two…