Air Travel

Aldon Smith or Random Twitter User: Which Alleged Airplane-Bomb Threat Maker Had the Worst Sunday?

by Zach Everson. Posted Apr 14th 2014 12:59 PM
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Associated PressSan Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith during the second half of Super Bowl XLVII.
On Sunday, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport after allegedly telling a TSA agent that he had a bomb. In a separate incident earlier in the day, now former Twitter user @QueenDemetriax_ Tweeted to American Airlines that he was part of Al Qaida and on June 1 was "gonna do something really big."

Sunday was not a good day for either Smith or @QueenDemetriax_. Let's see who had it worse.
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Chris Brown Racks Up Air Miles, but Not Points, Flying Con Air

by Zach Everson. Posted Apr 7th 2014 12:35 PM
People-Chris Brown
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Chris Brown and his neck tattoos have been traveling the United States by airplane since Thursday. But unlike most road warriors, he's not picking up frequent flyer miles. (And, no, it's not because he's on Delta.)
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5 Airplanes with Sky Lounges So Sexy You Won't Want to Deplane

by Zach Everson. Posted Mar 25th 2014 03:42 PM
Conversations In A Cloud Pop-Up Business Panel
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These onboard airplane lounges make traditional first class look like it's for boxcar hobos.
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Travel Like Superman above Los Angeles

by Zach Everson. Posted Mar 18th 2014 02:29 PM
Superman POV fly video with GoPro over Los Angeles, California.
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Ever wanted to travel like Superman (and I'm don't mean in a blue bodysuit with a cape -- you can fly like that on a commercial plane -- but rather by flying on your own power)? This POV video shot with a GoPro and a drone provides a little insight on the experience (and, yes, it seems to impress distressed damsels).
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Southwest Launches 'Loyalty Goes Both Ways' Ad Campaign, The Onion Reports

by Zach Everson. Posted Mar 12th 2014 04:20 PM
The Onion reports Southwest Airlines launches
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Southwest Airlines launched a new ad campaign with the theme, "'Loyalty Goes Both Ways," The Onion reports.
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Newlyweds' Drunken Squabble Causes Airplane To Make Emergency Landing

by Zach Everson. Posted Mar 11th 2014 01:29 PM
First Fight
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Delta Air Lines Flight 901 from Atlanta to Costa Rica made an emergency landing on Grand Cayman island Sunday night after a drunk groom kicked off his honeymoon by getting into a tiff with his new wife.
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Mad Men Season 7 Trailer: Don Draper Deplanes. But Where Is He?

by Zach Everson. Posted Mar 7th 2014 10:17 AM
Mad Men season 7 trailer shows Don Draper deplaning.
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Yesterday AMC released the first trailer for Mad Men season 7, which premiers on April 13. The 15-second enigmatic clip shows Don Draper (played by Jon Hamm) deplaning a TWA aircraft, which is nice because the presence of the airplane allows a travel website to write about the show.
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Pilot Puts Prejudiced Passenger in His Place

by Zach Everson. Posted Mar 6th 2014 02:49 PM
Amelia Earhart standing in front of the Lockheed Electra in which she disappeared in July 1937. Born in Atchison, Kansas in 1897
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Sometimes when a male airplane passenger scrawls a note on a napkin, it's to hit on a female flight attendant. So congrats to David, passenger 12E on WestJet 463 from Calgary to Victoria, British Columbia! David allegedly found a different way to exhibit chauvinism via a cocktail napkin.
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Watch How to Hijack an Airplane in Just Two Seconds

by Zach Everson. Posted Mar 5th 2014 01:31 PM
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Airline employees and the widow of a pilot killed on 9/11 released a video showing just how easy it is for terrorists to take control of an airplane's cockpit.
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Rio de Janeiro's Christ the Redeemer Statue: Two Bros in Wingsuits Buzz Big Jesus

by Zach Everson. Posted Feb 26th 2014 10:47 AM
Rio de Janiero's Christ the Redeemer Statue gets buzzed by two guys in wing suits.
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Top Gun's Maverick and Goose were infamous for their "high speed passes over five air control towers and one admiral's daughter" (named Penny Benjamin). But they never did buzz a big Jesus like these two daredevils did.
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