Another needle: Air Canada says a needle was found in a sandwich served aboard a Vancouver-Toronto flight prompting “heightened security measures.” Still unclear: how all those needles got into Delta sandwiches.
Bird strike: Avian vs. United plane leaves gaping hole in nose – no injuries reported. Judging from the damage, perpetrator might have been an ostrich [Editor’s note: yes, we know ostriches cannot fly].
Bee strike: Delta flight out of Pittsburgh delayed by removal of massive swarm of bees on wing. Unclear why this was necessary – were there fears bees would fall to their deaths during take-off? – but perhaps readers can enlighten.
Passenger arrested: A billionaire Bahrainian prince allegedly stormed the flight deck of a British Airways plane last week to rant about service. Wonder how a royal would do on a really lousy airline?
Passenger not arrested: Cops did give flyer a stern talking-to after he dropped “a few F-bombs” on an Alaska Airlines flight because of a fellow passenger’s refusal to turn off a reading light.
Blarney time: Ryanair’s latest brainstorm: planes with wider doors so passengers can enter two-by-two to board faster. They haven’t quite thought this one through though since aisles are only one-person wide. But it got us talking about them, yeah? And that’s the point.
You be the screener: Developer Gary Nunley of new TSA-simulation game called Checkpoint Madness thinks it’ll be a hit based on past experience: “I started selling ‘The Official TSA Groping Guide’ T-shirts on the Internet,” said Nunley “and sales went wild.”
Wearable suitcase: The Stuffa Jacket is a puffy vest that holds jeans, shorts, T-shirts, undies, socks and a hoodie. Downside: wearer looks like Michelin Man.
Headline of the day: “Bali tourism screams bloody murder over soaring booze prices.” In case you were wondering, this happy island goes through 60 million bottles of alcohol a year.