The ORIGINAL Strange But True Aviation News

16 Mar

It’s two treats in one! A photographer traveling through Newark Liberty International Airport had a key piece of equipment — an air puffer — confiscated by Transportation Security Administration because it resembled a “cartoon bomb,” reports Gizmodo.

I’m surprised it took that long! Gailen David, an American Airlines flight attendant on the job for 24 years was fired, allegedly for a series of satirical videos he recorded in the wake of the carrier’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection filing, reports the Sky Talk blog. Click here to see one of his videos.

United Airlines has gone to the dogs — or not. A columnist is complaining that the newly merged United Airline is discriminating against nine different dog breeds, banning them from flights, reports the Chicago Tribune.

Of course, they were seated in first class. Passengers on a recent flight from San Antonio to New York via Atlanta were delighted when two travelers sitting in first class came back to say hi. They were Pete and Penny, a pair of penguins from Sea World going to attend the premier of the Discovery Channel’s “Frozen Planet,” reports UPI.

We’ll end the week with this story from USA Today profiling one of my favorite Twitter travel peeps — flight attendant extraordinaire Heather Poole, author of the new book Cruising Attitude.  She dishes about her 17 years as a flight attendant for a major U.S. airline. Go buy her book, kids!

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