Non-Story Archives

Below are blog posts from the administrator. Embedded videos in some of the pieces are no longer available. The posts are archived since only stories and commentaries are now posted on the website.

Heard about the most recent case involving a family that was ejected from their flight for having unruly kids? You can read about it in Harriet Baskas’ Well Mannered Traveler column, and watch a news clip below. There was also a recent incident involving an autistic child and his mother who were kicked off of […]

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Air France introduced cell phone service on its aircraft, and other members of the European Union might follow suit. Concerned about cell phones becoming an in-flight annoyance, U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio introduced a bill called the Halting Airplane Noise to Give Us Peace (HANG UP) Act which would prohibit voice communication use of cell phones […]

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Airlines continue to raise fees for services. Many are now charging for excess baggage, meals, curbside baggage checks, and better seats. Unfortunately this is a trend that is likely to continue as the airlines struggle to stay in business. Below is a Mad TV spoof about the topic:

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  Thirty Thousand Feet is a directory consisting of  thousands of links to everything related to aviation (caution: you can easily spend hours on this ultimate portal to aviation content!). The website’s owner, Max Flight, also operates two blogs – Thirty Thousand Feet Blog and Travel Security. See his posted TSA Gangsta Rap video – […]

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With airlines starting to charge fees for checked baggage, demands for limited overhead bin space will surely increase. Let’s hope that as people try to cram things in, what’s shown on the video below won’t occur!

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Sometimes cramped conditions on a plane leads to embarrassing situations, such as this one.

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2007 was a zany year for travel – read this article about the weirdest travel stories and this article about the strangest travel stories. The 2007 airline news story with the most “legs” was the one about Kyla Ebbert, the Hooters waitress who got kicked off of a Southwest Airlines flight for wearing skimpy attire. […]

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