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!

Funky Airport Bars

I have a confession to make — I like a nice stiff one. A drink that is. (Oh you dirty minded soul you.) When it’s time to call it a day, since I’m usually at the airport, the call of…

The Top 7 Global Airlines

What does it take to be one of the top airlines in the world? To start, impeccable service, low prices, and a high customer satisfaction rate. Skytrax, the World Airline Survey company, compiled the opinions of over 13 million customers…

Airport Ennui? Try These Unique Time-Wasters

If you are reading this article then you are probably (okay definitely) looking for ways to kill boredom during your airport layover. And while it’s true that sitting around in an airport for hours can be some of the most…

Martha Update: Crew Change

Tongues they are a-waggin’ about what’s been going down behind the scenes at MarthaStewardess.com. It’s been the talk of every crew lounge from Boise to Beijing, so let me set the record straight – there has indeed been a shake-up…

The In-N-Out of ‘Plane Spotting’

What is “Plane Spotting”? Explained by by Matt Tonks and 19 others at WikiHow.com Aircraft spotting, also known as plane spotting, is a popular pastime worldwide. As a hobby, it brings a number of enjoyable elements for the participant, including getting outdoors, making meticulous observations,…

Passengers Snap, Cabin Crew Crackle, and Air Rage Pops!

Air rage: Passengers ‘quicker to snap’ (CNN) — When it comes to air travel, just about everyone has a complaint, no matter which security line they use. Passengers are tired of long lines, baggage fees and last-minute delays. Airline employees and…

May 25, 1979 The Worst Air Disaster in American History

The crash of American Airlines Flight 191 near O’Hare The worst air disaster in American history claims 273 lives. From The Chicago Tribune As an American Airlines DC-10 jet roared into the sky over O’Hare International Airport on this Friday afternoon, its left engine…

Back to the future of airline travel. Are we there yet?

  Whatever happened to the wonderful future of air travel and how’d we get cheated out of it? This cartoon explains it all. Featuring Chet Chumley and his Chimp soon to be experiencing the best of Vegas thanks to these…

PAMPER Bomber? Toddler removed from JetBlue flight

JetBlue removes 18 month from departing flight. Reason? The toddler’s name appeared on  TSA’s NO FLY list. Fort Lauderdale, FL ~ Eighteen month old Riyanna and her parents had just boarded a JetBlue flight when an airline employee approached requesting they leave…