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‘Passenger’s Passed gas’ causes plane evacuation at Raleigh airport

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Date: July 17th, 2017

gasRALEIGH, North Carolina – A person who “passed gas” on an American Airlines plane on Sunday afternoon forced all passengers off the jet, officials said.

The incident happened when passengers on the flight became ill with nausea and headaches, according to a spokesperson with Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

The flight, which was not identified by RDU officials, landed at the airport around 4 p.m. when the incident was reported.  More

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Plane passenger allegedly held man in headlock, threatened to kill officer

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Date: July 14th, 2017

Category: Crime, Nutty News, Travel

austinAUSTIN – A man has been arrested after a fight between passengers erupted on a Southwest Airlines plane, which prompted the pilot to return the plane to the Austin airport Tuesday afternoon.

A representative with Austin Bergstrom International Airport told KVUE Southwest 3590 was departing from Austin and heading to Chicago when there was a disturbance in the cabin.

The flight then returned and landed safely at ABIA at around 5 p.m.  More

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United Airlines takes away son’s $1,000 seat and gives it to a standby passenger

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Date: July 5th, 2017

sonA mom and her two-year-old son were forced to endure a three and a half hour flight together in just one seat after United Airlines gave the toddler’s seat to a standby passenger.

Shirley Yamauchi, a Hawaii teacher says she and her son, who weighs 25lbs were forced to share a seat after a United Airlines stewardess told her the seat she paid $1,000 and was purchased three months ago, was given to someone flying standby.

Yamauchi says she bought the airline tickets for a teachers conference in Boston. Because children over the age of two are required to have their own seat, she purchased a ticket for her son, Taizo – paying $1,000 for each ticket.  More

 

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Would YOU stand on a flight? Airline wants to ditch seats in bid to boost sales

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Date: July 3rd, 2017

standAs one of the world’s most competitive industries, airlines are constantly looking for ways to maximize revenue.

But, while most carriers charge for extra leg room or entice people with a premium upgrade, one has devised a rather unconventional approach to boosting sales.

South American carrier VivaColombia has mooted the suggestion of standing-only flights, this week – in favor of so-called vertical seating.  More

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Plus-sized model confronts plane passenger who said ‘I think she ate a Mexican’

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Date: July 2nd, 2017

Category: Nutty News, odd, Travel

fatA plus-sized model is sharing her story after she was fat shamed for her weight by the passenger next to her on her flight.

Natalie Hage was headed to Los Angeles on an American Airlines flight when the man next to her began making it obvious that he wasn’t thrilled by her presence next to him.

Hage had paid an additional $70 for extra leg room but soon found herself anxious as her seat was in the middle.  More

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Airline forces paralyzed man to drag himself up stairs to plane

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Date: June 30th, 2017

crawlA disabled man of Japan, was shocked that employees of Vanilla Air forced him to crawl up the stairs to a plane on his own.

44-year-old Hideto Kijima, who is the head of Japan Accessible Tourism Centre, said that he flew to many countries with multiple airlines and never encountered such an incident.

The incident unfolded as Kijima was trying to board a flight from Amami to Osaka. Kijima made his way through the airport and runway in his wheelchair as he is paralyzed from the waist down.  More

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Terror on United flight: extreme turbulence

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Date: June 21st, 2017

Category: Nutty News, Travel

unitedFourteen passengers on board a flight from Panama City to Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport were injured on Tuesday when the plane struck severe turbulence.

Those on board United flight 1031 said passengers were tossed around like rag dolls and that one woman was even slammed into the ceiling.

The plane struct turbulence mid-way through the flight, while cruising 80 miles east of Cancun, Mexico around 1:40pm Tuesday – on the outskirts of Tropical Storm Cindy.  More  Video

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Terrified Easyjet passengers left so frightened one vomited when a pilot told them there was only a ’50/50 chance’ of both engines working

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Date: June 11th, 2017

easyHorrified passengers on an easyJet flight have claimed the pilot asked them to vote on whether to take off as there was only a ’50/50 chance’ of both engines working.

The stunned holidaymakers were on the tarmac at Malaga airport, Spain, when the captain asked for a vote over whether they would like to remain on the plane or get off.

Passengers say the un-named pilot told them there was a high chance that only one engine would be working.   More

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Ten thousand commuters trying to get home from work clamber on top of trains

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Date: June 1st, 2017

10kThousands of commuters and travelers try to find a spot on a train in Bangladesh – with many resorting to standing on the roof and holding onto the front.

With no seats and not many trains, people are forced to resort to grabbing hold of the outside and standing on the roof so they can get home.

Photographer Yousuf Tushar was able to capture the dangerous overcrowding as people tried to board at Tongi.

Between 8,000-10,000 people were trying to find any possible space to cling on.  More

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Venomous 4-foot lizard captured on plane at Florida airport

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Date: May 26th, 2017

lizWildlife authorities were summoned to a Florida airport where a stowaway 4-foot black throat monitor lizard was found on a cargo plane.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said the agency’s Venom Unit responded with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers Tuesday night to Miami International Airport, where a crew member had discovered the stowaway lizard on a cargo plane.

The Venom Unit was able to capture the lizard using a dog crate.  More

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Pilot reveals horror moment computers BROKE DOWN – sending the aircraft nosediving towards the Indian Ocean with 303 passengers on board

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Date: May 13th, 2017

sullivanThe captain of Qantas Flight 72 has opened up for the first time about the day the automation of a plane he was in charge of ‘went psycho’ and repeatedly nose-dived towards the Indian Ocean.

More than 100 people were injured when the pilots of the flight, carrying 303 passengers and 12 crew members from Singapore to Perth, lost control of the aircraft on October 7, 2008.

The Airbus A330 had been cruising at 37,000 feet when the autopilot disengaged automatically.

It nosedived twice before pilot Kevin Sullivan declared a mayday and made an emergency landing at Learmonth Airport near Exmouth, Western Australia, around 50 minutes after the first descent.   More

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United flight delayed after scorpion reported aboard

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Date: May 12th, 2017

scorpionHOUSTON  - A United flight from Houston to Ecuador was delayed after a scorpion was spotted aboard.

United says Flight 1035 returned to the gate Thursday night after a scorpion “reportedly emerged from a customer’s clothing.”

Paramedics examined the man and determined that he hadn’t been stung.

Another man was stung by a scorpion on a United flight from Houston to Calgary, Alberta, last month.  More

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Woman claims she had to pee in a cup on United flight

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Date: May 11th, 2017

Category: Nutty News, Travel

unitedA Kansas City mother says she was humiliated on a recent United Airlines flight, reports CBS Kansas City affiliate KCTV.

Nicole Harper says she had to get to the bathroom to urinate, but flight attendants wouldn’t let her and instead complied with her request for a plastic cup to use. Then, she says, they shamed her, and told her they would report her.

Harper, a mother of two, says she has an overactive bladder.

She says she was heading home from Houston with her family when she really had to use the restroom about a half-hour after takeoff.   More

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Woman Flying To Paris On United Ends Up At San Francisco Instead

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Date: May 7th, 2017

unitedSAN FRANCISCO – Another “oops” for United Airlines, which is apologizing to a passenger who was supposed to fly from Newark, New Jersey to France – but wound up in San Francisco.

The passenger is French and speaks no English.

She boarded the plane in Newark thinking it was bound for Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris.

The gate number for the flight had changed – but the passenger says she was not notified.  More

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Delta staff tell couple they could be jailed and lose their children if their son, two, doesn’t give up his seat

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Date: May 4th, 2017

deltaA California couple were told they’d be sent to jail if they did not give up their two-year-old son’s seat on a Delta flight, they have claimed.

Brian and Brittany Schear allege they were also told their children would be taken from them, and have now demanded an apology.

It is the latest controversy around overbooked flights in the US.

Mr Schear claims a member of airline staff told him: ‘You have to give up the seat or you’re going to jail, your wife is going to jail and they’ll take your kids from you.’   More

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