Category: Air Travel Briefs

Flight Attendant Involved In Hudson Crash Retires After Four Decades

  Thursday, March 04, 2010, by Vivian Nereim, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette  Doreen Welsh, of Ambridge, a flight attendant on the US Airways flight that crashed into the Hudson River, reflects on her experience. A Beaver County flight attendant who was swept…

The Subject “Airline Recycling” Revisited

CNN — 03/03/2010  Mark Ashley watches with a weary eye whenever flight attendants walk up and down the aisles of a plane to collect the trash on his flights. Items that he would normally separate for recycling at his home…

No LUV Handles on Southwest Airlines!

Kevin Smith, director, actor, comedian, asks the question, “does this airplane make my butt look too big?”           Airlines grapple with fat flier issue     By A. Pawlowski, CNN       February 17, 2010 12:26 p.m. EST (CNN) — When film…

Bosom Bombers… New Terror Threat?

HOUSTON, Tex.(NBC) — A British intelligence service says it’s discovered that gel and saline implants may be used by al-Qaeda to terrorize innocent people.  British spy satellites have reportedly intercepted terrorist communications from Pakistan and Yemen, talking about women suicide…

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…