As long as there are planes and people, the mile-high club is going to exist despite the best efforts of flight attendants. But while many choose to act out this rite of plane passage, as it were, in the plane’s lavatories, one couple apparently decided that dodging under a blanket would do just fine. They’ve both just pleaded guilty to a federal misdemeanor as a result. [More]
When flying, the flight attendant can provide you with food, drink, blankets, information, and maybe a pen to fill in that customs declaration form. But there are certain things the attendant simply can’t help you with. [More]
The first thing we thought when we read this article was, at least something is still free on an airplane! Unfortunately, in this case the passenger claims it was unrequested and wouldn’t stop, and the flight attendant, who no longer works for JetBlue, has been arrested “on charges of ‘obscene and indecent exposure’ and ‘for making sexual advances.’” He has yet to enter a plea.
Everyone with any sense knows that flying is dehydrating. Oh, sure, airlines and the TSA disagree, but a parched throat and dry, crackling skin is par for the course of most of our catapultings across the stratosphere.
Yesterday’s foiled terrorist plot to blow up nine jets led to some truly astonishing security measures. With those precautions come larger questions: is it more important to keep 100% of the people 100% safe 100% of the time by forcing them to give up their comforts, their smallest, most casual freedoms? Or is it worth the occasional atrocity to not live in a culture of fear — the terrorists only real victory?