From Viral Viral Videos:
Traveling across the country isn’t as big of a deal as it was 100 years ago. Still, for most travelers, a non-stop flight on an average airline from Newark to San Francisco is a recipe for utter boredom. In an attempt to distance themselves from the other ‘blah’ airlines out there, Virgin America recreated what a flight from coast to coast is like in this ridiculous, nearly 6 hour video.
Dare you to watch the the entire thing.
From Reddit: Guy with a headache was just escorted off the plane by hazmat here in Dallas.
The new norm?
Fear of Ebola led to the scary scene in this video and it should be a lesson to everyone these days -- NEVER say "Africa" right after sneezing on a plane ... because you could be removed by men in hazmat suits.
A US Airways flight from Philadelphia landed in the Dominican Republic Thursday, and was immediately greeted by health officials after a passenger decided to make a stupid joke.
According to passengers the man sneezed and then said he'd just come from Africa. Flight attendants immediately reported it ... even though the man pleaded with them that he was only joking.
In reality he had NOT been to Africa, and as he was removed he said ... "I ain't from Africa. S**t!"
Dumb joke to make, and his fellow passengers were not amused. You can see them hurling taunts and boos as he walks off the plane.
I'm a travel agent in an emergency (weekend) call center. Yesterday's story brings up a very good point.
One winter had been brutal for storms and airline shenanigans. Also, there was the volcanic ash thing, which (according to some of my custys) was personally my fault.
I know air travel is extremely frustrating nowadays. I can understand and sympathize, but acting the fool is NOT going to help your cause.
I can tell you that I get cursed out at least once a shift due to weather, airline policies...you name it. The people that act ridiculous get the bare minimum out of me that's required to keep my job.
On the other hand, if you speak to me politely and treat me with respect, I'll move heaven and earth for you - including going to battle with the airlines on your behalf.
My son broke his neck while I was half a continent away last year. It was spring vacation, and, to top it all off, there had been a blizzard in Denver. The airport was CLOSED, as were most of those in the midwest.
I was in Tulsa, trying to get to Portland, OR. I was polite, patient, and willing to go wherever necessary to get home to my son.
The gentleman who helped me was sooo nice and hunted way above and beyond the call of duty to get me on a flight. I later discovered he bumped me up to a first class seat and had me lay over in only one place (O'Hare) instead of me hopping all over the country!
What a guy. Thank you Andy, of United Airlines!!!