Not Your Average Travel Stories: Week of May 21
Security threat: US Airways flight from Paris to Charlotte was diverted to Maine when a passenger claimed she had a surgically-implanted device in her. She didn't. Plane landed safely, passenger landed in hot water. UPDATE: No criminal charges will be filed.
You fly good, baby: While boarding a Trip Airlines flight in Sao Paulo, male passenger makes sexist remark about women flying planes. Woman flying his plane gives him the boot.
Best way to avoid bag fees ever: American Association for Nude Recreation promotes nakations – similar to staycations, except you go somewhere and take your clothes off.
Sky proposal: Man hires total of six planes to skywrite "Will u marry me?" His intended says yes. Stay tuned for, "Will she still be smitten when the bill arrives?"
Paging James Cameron: Life-size female avatar coming to JFK, LaGuardia and Newark. She smiles, she reassures, she answers questions – yes, she is clearly non-human.