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January 16th, 2011

Pilot gets fired for smooching in the cockpit

Just because an airline is called SpiceJet doesn’t mean it’s OK to turn up the heat in the cockpit. Apparently one SpiceJet pilot didn’t agree, because he reportedly tried to kiss a flight attendant — against her will — in the cockpit. The offending pilot was immediately removed from duty and requests to return have […]

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January 15th, 2011

Rainbow plane spotted over Chicago

Jaunted chatted up a fun and geeky airline find, a United flight captured in a Google Maps satellite photo over Chicago appears to have a rainbow aura around it (likely caused by several overlapping exposures taken, according to The Atlantic). The plane spotted in the satellite photos is not be mistaken with our JetPride flight, […]

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November 6th, 2010

Illegal immigrant disguised as elderly man gets caught

A young man seemingly trying to immigrate illegally from Hong Kong to Canada was caught deplaning a Vancouver-bound flight. The creative twist comes from the disguise the man wore, which comprised of a silicone mask of a convincing elderly white man that covered the face, neck, and chest. Authorities say that suspicion was initially raised […]

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October 31st, 2010

Travel Taboos

A truly informative piece by Fox News points out the common mistakes that travelers make when visiting other cultures and countries because simple things like hand gestures that are common in the United States may be considered offensive somewhere else. Ironic that in other countries certain gestures may mean the exact opposite of what we […]

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October 9th, 2010

Spicing up the inflight safety demonstration

Some airlines have a sense of humor and some do not (we like to think we do). Cebu Pacific Airlines is putting their fun value to work, experimenting with the new delivery of the tiresome (though all-important) inflight safety demonstration by way of synchronized dance moves accompanied by Lady Gaga or some other, equally catchy […]

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August 22nd, 2010

Baby slapping aboard flight sets off debate

A debate has emerged after a Southwest flight attendant took a baby from her mother’s lap after reportedly witnessing the mother hit the baby to stop it from crying. The parents claimed they didn’t hit the baby in the face, but many are commending the flight attendant for intervening. When do you think it’s ok […]

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August 22nd, 2010

WestJet bans customer for life

“A woman arrested after forcing a WestJet flight to make an emergency landing last month pleaded guilty Wednesday to criminal mischief. The flight with 131 people on board was headed cross-country when Morton tried to open a door to the outside in mid-flight. A psychologist who examined Morton said in a report that she may […]

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August 21st, 2010

Not your typical inflight magazine (by a long shot)

Afghan start-up airline, Sufi, doesn’t try to sugar coat the travel experience to its country. In the airline’s inflight magazine, rather than offer fun travel tips or beautiful scenic shots of the sights and sounds, you instead will find “an article on Kabul heroin addicts, photos of bullet-pocked tourist sites and ads for mine-resistant sport-utility […]

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August 15th, 2010

Kids use babysitting money to take plane ride

“Three Florida children bought tickets with baby-sitting money and flew to Nashville, Tenn., on Southwest Airlines — unbeknownst to their parents. They called their parents from Nashville and immediately flew home. Southwest Airlines told Channel 4 the kids did not break any of their policies. The airline added that it would refund the costs of […]

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August 15th, 2010

Turkish Airlines Tells Flight Crew to Lose Weight

Turkish Airlines has placed more than two dozen flight attendants on unpaid leave with the task of losing weight or else losing their in-air assignments. The airline says that weight is an important component to air travel generally and is relevant to the job duties of a flight attendant, which include the possibility of quick […]

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