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!

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…

Former Flight Attendant turned Psychotherapist Speaks on the Psychological Health of Airline Crew

Cracks in the Cover-Up by Helen Davey, Psychoanalyst, Psychotherapist (and former Pan Am Flight Attendant), HuffingtonPost.com The recent very public emotional meltdown of a JetBlue pilot — just weeks after an American Airlines flight attendant broke down in front of passengers…

Two Travel Start Ups You Should Know About

RedAwning.com & SurfAir RedAwning, the “vacation rental marketplace” and SurfAir, a unique airline with an exclusive “all you can fly” membership. First up, RedAwning.com As a flight attendant I overnight in full service hotels on layovers. And at mealtime it’s…

Now anyone can sleep in the cockpit of a Jumbo Boeing 747 !

Where is the last place you’ll want to sleep after a long flight? An airliner right? Well not if your next destination is Stockholm with reservations at the Jumbo Stay Hostel (www.jumbostay.com) . Parked off the runway at Stockholm airport, this…

The answer to breast feeding on a plane, the “Boobie Beanie”

Bust out the ‘Boobie Beanie’ for public breast feeding! Give gawkers and the easily offended something to smile about while keeping your baby’s noggin from exposure. The Boobie Beanie is customized just for you matching your size, nipple color, and…

Once Again, PEOPLExpress Prepares for Departure

The pioneer of ‘unbundled’ low fare air travel is at it again. Only this time they’re not charging for a checked bag. Not yet anyway. The *new* PEOPLExpress will start flying primarily on the east coast using Boeing 737-400’s with…