Race Against Time to Locate Crash Site for MH370

Malaysia PM to visit Perth as jet-search window narrows (via AFP) Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak will visit Australia to witness the race-against-time bid to locate a crash site for flight MH370, his government said Monday as a ship equipped to pinpoint its “black box” prepared to steam to the search area. Ships…

Airlines Move to Control Unruly Passengers

“Did you know…Airline industry considers cracking down on unruly passengers?” (via ExpertFlyer Blog) (CBSNews.com) Last year, after a man on an Icelandair flight to New York downed a bottle of duty-free alcohol and became unruly and aggressive, passengers had to restrain him with duct tape.  A Frontier Airlines passenger was booted off the plane when…

North Pole Christmas Travelers

Lucky Kids Get Hottest Ticket in Town for Holiday Season (via ABC News) United Airlines takes children to see the North Pole in time for Christmas.

Something’s Fishy on This Plane

N.Z. nets wildlife smuggler with fish in pants (via AFP) A Vietnamese man’s attempt to smuggle tropical fish into New Zealand in his pants floundered when he tried to get through customs with his pockets dripping water, officials said Friday. The man arrived at Auckland airport from Australia this week and…

Cell Phones on Planes

Interesting Alec Baldwin-style incident on a flight from Phoenix to Orange County to share with Boomers everywhere. Just before the Airbus A32o closed its door, a Boomer guy in his 50’s, wearing jeans, aloha shirt and flip-flops, looking like a cross between David Crosby (Crosby, Stills & Nash) and actor Mickey Rooney, seated six rows from back of the plane, grabbed his ringing cell phone out of the pocket of his levis, put it to his ear and said loudly, “HI MOM!”

Joyful Virgin America

Best airline I have enjoyed the past couple of years? Virgin America – US and Abroad.