From Huff Po:
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Faced with potentially hungry — and grumpy — passengers, a Frontier Airlines pilot treated them to pizza when storms diverted a Denver-bound flight to Cheyenne, where the plane was stuck for a couple of hours.
Cheyenne Domino's Pizza manager Andrew Ritchie told The Associated Press that he got a call about 10 p.m. Monday just as he was about to send employees home. Ritchie said pilot Gerhard Bradner told him he needed to feed 160 people — fast.
"I put my hand over the phone and I said: 'Guys, you're coming back,'" Ritchie said, recalling what he told his employees.
In all, Ritchie said his crew made about 35 pizzas and delivered them to the airport, where the driver handed the food off to flight attendants. One of the passengers sent KUSA-TV a picture of flight attendants handing out pizza boxes.
That number of pizzas is usually what his store handles in an entire hour, Ritchie said. This time, they needed to make them and deliver them in about 30 minutes, he said.
But that didn't deter his co-workers, Ritchie said.
"Actually, they were super excited. They had a blast. It was a challenge," he said. "It was definitely one of those 'challenge accepted' moments in time."
Tyri Squyres, Frontier's vice president of marketing, said the airline's pilots have bought pizza or drinks for passengers before and have celebrated a child's first flight with a tour.
KUSA-TV reported that the flight to Denver International Airport, which originated in Washington, D.C., left Cheyenne about 10:30 p.m., shortly after the pizzas arrived.
The flight was one of dozens that were delayed Monday evening because of heavy rain across Colorado.
This came out in February and apparently caused such an uproar with custys, Air New Zealand pulled it. Sadly, some of it is fun - if they hadn't jumped into bed with Sports Illustrated and toursim company and made a deal to promote models, they could have had a clever in flight safety video with an island vacation theme that wouldn't have pissed off all the families! Replace the models with animals and it would have been a huge success. ( I happen to like how they did the video with the models, but I can understand why an overwhelmingly large number of custys hated it)
From Youtube: February 12, 2014: Supermodels Christie Brinkley, Jessica Gomes, Chrissy Teigen, Hannah Davis and Ariel Meredith appear in this new Air New Zealand in-flight safety video, as part of a partnership between the airline, 'Sports Illustrated' and the Cook Island Tourism Board.
From Daily Mail:
A South African Airways pilot stripped to his underwear in front of crew and passengers in protest over rigorous airport searches.
Captain W Van Ginkel, who was about to board the airline's Flight SA 025 jet to fly to Johannesburg, reportedly removed all his clothes except his pants at Harare International Airport, Zimbabwe.
He was immediately arrested for incident exposure, meaning 90 passengers were delayed for five hours while a new pilot was called in.
The incident happened after the metal detector beeped as the captain walked through it – so he was asked to remove his shoes and try again, but it still beeped, according to NewZimbabwe.com.
He was then asked to remove his belt, but the detector went off again.
As security officials frisked Ginkel, he became frustrated and stripped down to his pants – in front of staff, crew and passengers.
The pilot walked through the metal detector, but was arrested by pilot for indecent exposure.
A police spokesman said Ginkel was later fined for ‘criminal nuisance’ and released.
From The Daily What:
According to a legal complaint filed by Edward Gamson, an American dentist, he and his partner booked a trip to the Spanish city of Granada through British Airways. They were flying out of London, which is a two-hour journey from Granada. Unfortunately, that two-hour flight was actually a nine-hour flight to the Caribbean, because that plane was going to Grenada, 4,000 miles away from their original destination. One letter makes a big difference.
It's a mistake unlikely to happen on any online-booking service, but Gamson had called to make the reservation. "Grenada" and "Granada" is easy to mix up, although he claimed to have told the British Airways booking agent he was going to Spain.
British Airways initially offered him and his travel companion $376 each, plus 50,000 miles, but Gamson told NBC News that the cost of the missed trip, including hotels, trains and tours, cost more than $34,000.
Gamson is now suing the airline. A spokesperson for British Airways said the airline was unable to comment on active litigation.