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Snowstorms in China have delayed thousands of travelers nearing the Chinese New Year. This woman thought her flight was cancelled. All the other passengers were rerouted and caught different flights but ten hours later, the plane still took off with its single passenger. 

Hopefully with such an empty cabin they upgraded her to first class. 

The Inaugural Flight of Airbus's Newest Jumbo Jet Was a Complete Disaster
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36 passengers aboard the first ever flight of the Airbus A350 experienced the ride of their lives.

Ok, so maybe it wasn't that intense. But, passengers riding on one of the most luxurious airplanes on the planet saw their lives flash before their eyes when the technologically advanced plane decided it didn't want to take off.

After zooming down the runway at over 100mph, the HAL 9000 of the Airbus A350's deemed the runway too short and the plane skidded its way to a complete stop. Sounds fun!

Passengers aboard the flight from New York to Doha were nursed with plenty of beverages to ease their troubles as the technical difficulties were attended to, and the airplane eventually took off.

Still, the PTSD of that traumatic experience won't be departing anytime soon.

Shocking Video of The Day: Teen Captures Moment Airplane Strikes Apartment Building on Snapchat
Via: AP
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A fiery airplane crash in Ohio that killed all nine passengers on board was captured by one teen who just happened to be on Snapchat at the same time.

Paige McVeigh was in her Akron apartment when she captured and tweeted her reaction to the plane crash, which happened in another part of the complex she lives in.

The teen can be seen hearing a loud noise, looking toward a bright light and yelling "Oh my God!" before the video ends.

WJW reports that the small airplane crashed about two miles away from Akron Fulton International Airport.

All nine people on board, two pilots and seven passengers, died on impact. No one was in the portion of the apartment building that was hit at the time of the crash.

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College student Sam Huang would put your mom's coupon clipping to shame.

In a video posted on YouTube, Huang shows how he was able to travel over 50,000 miles and visit 11 cities in First Class for $300.

To put that in perspective, the cost of the flights he took at retail price would be $60,000. And he did it all by some really crazy loopholes on Emirates First Class.

Here is a map of his cheap-o journey.

He flew in the Emirates First Class Suite, which is basically a tiny golden room with anything your heart desires.

What's his secret?

Well, it wasn't really that complicated. He used his frequent flyer miles to purchase a ticket from New York to Melbourne with long layovers in Milan, Dubai, Sydney, Auckland, and Singapore.

This man is a genius.

A British Airways plane catches fire in Las Vegas.
Via: BBC
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14 people are injured after a British Airways plane caught fire at Las Vegas McCarran Airport Sept. 9.

The plane was bound for London and the BBC has some details of the early morning scene.

The pilot later told passengers that the accident was the result of a "catastrophic failure of the engine", reports the Guardian's Jacob Steinberg, who was on board the plane.

"We looked out the window and for the first time saw smoke near the wing. We could smell it. It was like burning rubber - bitter and deeply unpleasant - and it was time to panic," Steinberg writes.

These days, of course, you don't have to rely on reporters aboard the stricken plane to get pictures and videos. Leave that to social media.

Those 14 injured peole were only taken to the hospital with minor injuries, so things could have been much worse.

It just goes to show you: Never visit Las Vegas.

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It seems like every other day we hear about a UFO sighting. Either the aliens are ramping up their full invasion of Earth with an increase in surveillance, or we just have an exorbitant number of cameras now which allow us to capture anything and say it's 'unidentified'.

Maybe it's just FOX marketing the return of the X Files this January.

Whichever it is, the truth is out there.

Via: Fox 9
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Spirit Airlines’ marketing department is run by teenage boys.

A recent promo on their website has gotten some people all hot and bothered with its blatant sexual innuendoes.

The ad, which expired on March 17, was for $69 round trip flights to celebrate the addition of its 69th plane.

From the promo:

We’ve been waiting to hit 69 planes for years. It’s our favorite number – ever since we were twelve and found that magazine under our brother’s bed (the one with the fantastic articles). #69 is perfect: just the right size, with a cockpit that’s in your face (because it’s bright yellow). Use your mouth to spread the word: Spirit is in an even better position to get you where you’re going. We’re popping an epic Bare Fare in celebration! $69.00* round trip!

And yes it’s very real.

“The goal with our marketing is to provide information about our low fares to our customers, in a unconventional manner, without the ads costing so much that we need to increase fares to cover those costs,” the company told Fox 9 in a statement.

Their “bare fare” policy is to charge less for a ticket, but not included typical perks that other airlines have like free beverages or carry-on bags. As a result of all the hidden fees, Spirit has become the most complained about airline in the U.S.

As the Huffington Post points out, the airline also launched – and were subsequently ridiculed for –a promotion last year that tied into the celebrity nude photo scandal.

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