Not Your Average Travel Stories: Week of July 8

Well, rats: American Airlines flight attendant sues after fellow coworkers swear she brought her pet rat aboard an international flight and fed it throughout the trip. Flight attendant says she had a rat as a pet once, but always left it at home.

Seating options: What’s the safest seat on an airplane? According to experts, the closest one to an exit.

Touch down: So what exactly does a pilot see while landing a 777?

Seat backs up: The worst kind of airline passenger? Survey says, the “thoughtless passengers who recline into your space from takeoff to landing.”

Pay up: The bag fees we all love (ha!) are catching on in Europe and India.

Hey, stinky: A friendly reminder from the TSA – stick deodorant is fine in any size, but anything else (gels, spray, liquids) has to be less than 3.4 ounces if you’re carrying it on.

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Published: July 8, 2013