Not Your Average Air Travel Stories: Week of Nov. 26

Concorde case closed: French court clears Continental (now merged with United) of criminal responsibility in Paris crash of an SST back in 2000. The crash left 113 people dead and led to the demise of the supersonic jet.

Lindsay Lohan: We mention her latest arrest only because Lindsay has graced our blog in the past. Besides – celebrities/planes – what’s not to like?

Missing money: Veterans scheduled for honor flights to see the WWII memorial in D.C. miss out due to alleged theft by charity’s director. But that’s nothing compared to what some of these guys endured.

Too fat to fly: That’s more or less what a 425 lb. woman was supposedly told by three airlines when she attempted to fly back to the U.S. from Hungary. She died there. Questions remain.

Joke’s on you: Miami passenger, 63, tells TACA ticket agent he has dynamite in bag, then quickly adds, “I’m joking.” Too late – cops are called, airport evacuated, comedian arrested.

Love in the airport: Man creates dating website for airport amour – and you thought it was just a place to eat junk food and look for hidden treasures.

Denver phone freebie: You can now get free local and international calls at Denver’s airport (global calls limited to 10 minutes). Time to¬†phone your friends in Singapore.

Chicken of the sky: Japan Airlines will serve KFC on several flights just in time for the holidays And to think that some airlines are still serving that gourmet junk.

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Published: November 30, 2012