This week: An exciting movie, exciting landing and exciting video of a passenger unhinged!
Dancing in the plane: College kids go nuts on Frontier flight doing the Harlem Shake. Maybe Gene Kelly would be proud but the FAA isn’t happy (yes, there is video).
Human-powered flight: Clever U. of Md. student builds do-it-yourself helicopter with pilot pedals. If the airlines ever get ahold of this and adapt it to passenger power, you know they’ll call it a ‘fitness option’ and charge a fee.
Theft by cleaning crew? Woman’s valuables stolen from plane during layover at Philadelphia airport; cleaning crew accused of using her card at airport gift shop. Say, are those inflatable neck pillows allowed in jail?
Detour time: A Delta flight from Atlanta to Zurich took a side trip to Halifax, an emergency landing due to “oxygen maintenance issues”. No, we don’t know what that is either, but everyone’s fine and back on their way to yodel land.
No beer for you: New Jersey man filed a lawsuit against airlines because he didn’t have a credit card to buy a drink or entertainment and no carriers accept cash anymore. Judge said too bad, tossed the suit.
Puppies! Okay, it’s not much of a story – the TSA showed off its explosives-sniffing black labs for an Albany TV crew – but the mutts are cute and so is the anchorman’s constant use of the word, “doggies”.
Raging video: Man arrives at airport in China too late to board his plane. Man is unhappy. Man then trashes the gate area in a rage. He may have also played the “Do you know who I am?” card since he is a Chinese party official. See video below!
Mars flight: Millionaire wants to go to Mars and he thinks it’ll be possible in 5 years. Problem: the 36 million mile trip will take about a year-and-a-half. Hope he manages to get a nice comfy aisle seat – and not one of these monstrosities.
Human-trafficking passport scam: Some Somalis pay a thousand bucks for a fake passport to go to Europe which is probably not what Turkish Airlines had in mind when it became the first airline to fly to Mogadishu in 20 years.
Raging video: Watch as the action really heats up at about 1:30.