2008 Flying Hell Year In Review

January 19, 2009

in Non-Stories

With the closing of yet another year, it’s that time to look back at the flying hell events that took place in 2008.

Increased costs for services increased passenger frustrations. Packed overhead bins, due in part to charges for checked luggage, added to the despair. The TSA came under fire, including from a woman upset about having to remove her nipple rings. Body image scanners added to passenger insults. Delays and cancellations led to unruliness and rioting in Argentina, China, and the U.S.

Stories about pilots and attendants were featured in the news (including one about a pilot and attendant caught romping nude together in the woods), but they were exceeded by stories about uncouth, odd and violent passengers. As to be expected, celebs got into trouble; notables included Naomi Campbell and Jerry Lewis. Animals added to the mayhem, including mice, rats, cats, cheetahs, dogs, snakes, ticks, skunks and even catfish.
The Flights From Hell website itself made the news.

The chaotic flying climate resulted in a number of story submissions to Flights From Hell, the weirdest one dealing with a dog that was breast fed by a passenger!

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