The ORIGINAL Strange But True Aviation News

9 Mar

I want to give a welcome to our new readers! Every Friday, without fail, I pass along stories about all the crazy things folks do at airports and onboard airplanes. My tag line for this weekly staple is “I can’t make this stuff up!” Enjoy, and have a great weekend!!

Here’s what can happen if you can’t control your toddler. The Vieau family were denied boarding on their JetBlue flight to Boston from Turks and Caicos after they were unable to stop a tantrum being thrown by their 2-year-old daughter, reports KSL-TV. The captain decided that the family was unable to control the child, and made the decision to have them removed from the flight.

Remind me to leave my OPI “Thrill of Brazil” nail polish at home the next time I fly! Jeanie Daniels found herself sitting in jail for 10 hours after landing from a Southwest Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Houston. Her crime? Painting her nails in flight, reports the Daily Mail. A flight attendant asked Daniels to stop painting her nails, and she agreed. But she decided to go in the lavatory to finish two last nails and got into a confrontation with said flight attendant.

Oh, you mean THIS knife in my purse? JetBlue Airways JFK Airport Terminal 5 was shut down after  Gabrielle Olsen walked through a security with an antique knife in her purse, reports the New York Post. Transportation Security Administration screeners had stopped Olsen after seeing liquids in her purse, but initially missed the knife. She was arrested and charged with a weapons-possession charge.

TSA to breast pumping mother: oops, our bad!  TSA officials admit they made a mistake when they refused to let Amy Strand fly from Lihue to Maui with her breast pump and empty bottles needed to feed her nine-month-old daughter, reports KITV4.  She was forced to pump out in the open in a women’s restroom before being allowed to board her flight.

Keep an eye on that bag at Boston Logan Airport! Two TSA screeners were arrested at Boston Logan after being allegedly stealing thousands of dollars worth of high-end items from travelers’ checked bags, reports MyFOXBoston. One of the screeners admitted guilt and asked for forgiveness.

Electronic devices number one cause of inflight disputes. Shocking!  A poll of flight attendants finds that attempts to get passengers to turn off their devices inflight is the number one thing that causes disputes and fights, reports the New York Post. Flight attendants say travelers don’t understand why they have to turn off devices, which leads to incidents.

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4 Responses to “The ORIGINAL Strange But True Aviation News”

  1. Denise March 9, 2012 at 10:29 am #

    I really enjoy your blog, Benet. I sure do miss covering the airline industry. Denise

    • Aviation Queen March 11, 2012 at 9:32 pm #

      Denise-thanks SO much!! The airline industry misses you. You were one of the best.

  2. Bill Kempthorne (@wakemp) March 9, 2012 at 11:53 am #

    Nice shot of Vancouver in the title image there Benet!

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