The World’s Stingiest Airport Sandwich

Pax know they’re going to pay more for food at an airport. In fact, $6.25 doesn’t seem out of line for a bacon and egg sandwich -- until you see the sandwich. Open Jaw

03Jul15
Cockpit Selfie By Playboy Model Causes Furor

What’s the problem when a Playboy model is in the cockpit of a jet during takeoff and has her hands on the controls? It might have something to do with the fact that she isn’t a pilot. Open Jaw

02Jul15
Buh-Bye: Airlines Look To Ban Drunks For Life

Fed-up airlines are moving to banish disruptive drunks for life. Some carriers are developing a code of conduct that could see drunken pax prosecuted, barred from return journeys without refund or simply banned from flying with the airline - ever.

30Jun15
Narcissist Nightmare: Selfie Sticks Banned From Disney Parks

Walt Disney will ban selfie sticks starting next week at its theme parks around the world, joining a growing list of attractions that restrict the camera accessories for safety reasons.

29Jun15
Penguin Survives Big Trip After Zoo Flooded Out

Devastating floods in Tbilisi led to the mass escape of animals from the city’s zoo. It was mostly a sad story as authorities with guns hunted down wild animals in the streets. But one small escapee not only managed to survive– he went on quite the adventure.

26Jun15
Offshore Ocean Hotel Offers Ultimate In Solitude

If your clients are seeking the ultimate in solitude – and they really mean it – the Frying Pan Tower might be the hotel for them. The ex-Coast Guard light station is located over 50 km. off the coast of North Carolina in the Atlantic.

25Jun15
The Perfect Gift For A Billionaire’s Child

What does the child of a billionaire get for a ‘Sweet 16’ celebration? Upscale Mexican all-inclusive chain Velas Resorts is suggesting a $2 million party complete with private jet flights, real gold popsicles, rented diamonds and more.

24Jun15
Lost Stuffed Tiger Goes On Excellent Airport Adventure

We could have written today about the nut job who went crackers when flight attendants wouldn’t give him more nuts and crackers; or the pax who ended up being strapped to his seat after assaulting a flight attendant for telling him not to smoke. But we didn’t.

23Jun15
Late-Arriving Couple Tries To Flag Down FR Flight On Runway

Well, it was worth a shot. (OK, not really.) An Italian couple ran out onto the tarmac of Malta's international airport to stop a Ryanair jet from leaving for Italy without them.

22Jun15
Drunk Tourist Enters Crocodile Enclosure, Loses Some Flesh

A young American tourist on the Riviera Maya thought it would be a good idea to scale a fence and enter a protected area for crocodiles. It wasn’t.

19Jun15
Naked Justice: Thief On Plane Stripped By Fellow Pax

An attempt by an air passenger to steal a large sum of money from a fellow traveller ended with the suspect being stripped naked - by fellow pax - and the money recovered.

18Jun15
Holiday Honesty Survey Reveals Bad Behaviour

More than 9,500 adults from the U.K., U.S., China, Canada and Germany were asked by Travelzoo to own up to their worst holiday habits. The results are slightly disturbing. If you don’t want to know how many people pee in the pool, stop reading now.

17Jun15
Norwegian Billionaire Turns Hotel Opening Into Thrill Ride

Norwegian Petter Stordalen, dubbed the rockstar of the global hotel industry, came thundering on a jet-ski through the canals of Malmö in his hand-made Balmain jacket. Then he crashed head first into the concrete stairs. Now that’s a hotel opening.

16Jun15
Lizard In Lunch Story A Lie Says Indignant AI

A picture purportedly showing a tiny reptile emerging from underneath a bun on an Air India meal tray has been denounced as baseless by the airline.

15Jun15
Thanks For That: FR Pilot Refers To Pax As ‘Morons’

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary said last year that it was time for him and his airline to “stop unnecessarily pissing people off.” He may have forgotten to tell his pilots.

12Jun15
Choice Hotels Sues Loyalty Club Member

Hoteliers usually coddle their top tier loyalty program members but, Choice is suing one of its members for exploiting a glitch in their program to rack up nearly $50,000 in gift cards.

11Jun15
Stripping Tourists Blamed For Malaysian Earthquake

Western tourists - including 2 Canadians - who stripped naked on Malaysia's Mount Kinabalu a week before a devastating earthquake struck, are being blamed by locals for the deadly tremor.

10Jun15
British Seaside Resort Bans The Mankini

Remember the ‘mankini’ Sacha Baron Cohen wore in Borat? If not, consider yourself lucky. It was hard to un-see. A resort town in England has had enough of the revealing male garment.

09Jun15
Pax Changes Name To Avoid FR Name Change Fee

A student booked on an FR flight under the wrong name decided to change his name and buy a new passport because it was cheaper than paying the airline’s name change fee.

08Jun15
You Can’t Follow EY On Twitter Unless You’re Special

In order to follow EY on Twitter you have to apply. The carrier only wants what it considers “special” followers who are vetted after submitting their Etihad Guest Card, d.o.b., postal code and Twitter handle.

05Jun15