A really bad belly ache, no-kiddies quiet zone and not-too-smart smokers – a blizzard of bizarre stories awaits.
ATM belly: Police arrest woman at a Panama airport then recover more than $31,000 from inside her stomach. That’s right, inside. As for how it got there (or got out), no one’s saying. She was nabbed after exhibiting “suspicious behavior.” I’ll bet.
Shut up, kids! AirAsiaX now has child-free quiet zones (yes, there’s a fee for that). Reporter asks, “How did it take so long to come up with such a great idea?” It didn’t. Rick Seaney already told us about pet bans and baby-free zones.
Smoking delay: Mom, dad and adult son must have missed the no smoking signs on their Canadian jet because they lit up anyway. Pilot diverted to Bermuda and the three were arrested. And no, you won’t get away with this on a U.S. plane, either.
Broken dreams: 787 still grounded. The New Yorker’s take: “[Boeing] turned over the design, the engineering, and the manufacture of entire sections of the [Dreamliner] to some 50 ‘strategic partners’,” building less than 40% of the plane itself. Any response, Boeing?
Wait, Dreamliner flies again! Don’t get excited – it’s just one plane, and just one flight – the aircraft in question was in Texas for a paint job and will now go home to Boeing in Everett, Wash.
This sucks: 700 Frontier jobs to be outsourced, including gate, ticket counter and ramp workers. Our sympathies.