Dashcams are great, not only for recording potential crashes or incidents on the road, but also because they can capture the once in a lifetime strange things that sometimes happen too quickly for us to see. From wild animals to natural disasters to evil clowns, these dashcams have seen it all.
Picture this: you're walking down the aisle in an airplane and when you find your seat, there's a turkey sitting next to it. Or a pig. Or a monkey. It sounds like a comedy routine, but it isn't. In the past few years, there has been an unprecedented rise in people having 'emotional support animals', particularly when traveling on airplanes. While any step towards improving mental health is applauded, there have been many incidents involving emotional support animals on airplanes that really don't belong there. We can't blame these untrained animals for acting the way animals act, but we can question the laws that allow them on board. With new regulations from the US Department of Transport, things are about to change. We discuss these changes below, and whether they are for the better or the worse.
Every now and then we witness something or hear a story that crushes our pessimism and makes us believe that true love is real. Rosey Blair was on a flight home with her partner when she bore witness to one of these exact situations. And lucky for everyone at home, she live-tweeted the entire, nauseatingly cute experiences.
According to SFist, “An angry man allegedly launched into a racist and homophobic rant after being seated between two other passengers of Indian or Pakistani descent on a San Francisco-bound flight out of Sydney on New Year's Day, leading to a confrontation with a flight attendant and the plane being diverted to Auckland and grounded there overnight.”
Can you imagine that? Being seated between two people who are talking. Ugh. What a nightmare! Well, that’s what this guy thought too. Apparently, his anger escalated from a rant about “Indians to Asians to Muslims to non-whites in general.” Imagine if he had just asked one his row mates to switch seats? After being asked to stop by flight attendant, whom he also had some words for, the pilot re-routed back to Auckland. He was then taken by police, where one might assume he got the middle seat in a cop car.
The whole experience was caught was caught by Neil Kay, who made some new friends because of the experience.
Call me crazy, but it seems like they're having a better time than the dude who had the racist freak out.
Note to self: This will not get you more frequent flier miles.
According to NBC, a baggage handler accidentally got locked inside the cargo hold of a plane and was flown from Charlotte, NC to Washington, DC on Sunday. Hey, it beats coach! Airline food is bad! Ugh, security, can’t I keep my belt on? Ok. Got all the flying jokes out.
NBC reports that it’s still unknown as to how he got in there or how anyone found out about him, but it’s still be treating like a security issue.
And what about this? Who wouldn’t rather take the cargo hold than have an Angelica Pickles behind you?
The handler, luckily, was ok. The cabin was pressurized, and he refused medical attention upon landing. But that’s more than I can say for that antique vase that I was forced to check! Air travel is the worst! Coach! Ok. No more of airline material.
Most of us get annoyed at the idea of having to take off our shoes, belts, and jackets when passing through airport security. This guy’s trying to cut out such annoyances by leaving such items at home, plus several things more.
According to The New York Post, Grieg Bannatyne attempted to board a plane wearing nothing but a speedo and flip-flops, but airport security in Malawi airport in Africa through him back into the deep end. Bannatyne explained to officials that he was part of a charity swim with his team the Mad Swimmers.
“It was on my way to passport control that I was asked by the police a couple of questions. They were very friendly and we went to a room where they were trying to understand what I was doing. Unfortunately as we didn’t have any official papers validating this, they requested that I put my top and shorts on,” Bannatyne said.
Bannatyne and his speedo earned $2,500, which would be raises money for charity and orphanges.
No one knows why this United Airlines flight attendant decided to just deploy the emergency slide and leave but she did and now she's suspended. Apparently most of the passengers on the plane didn't even notice, so her exit was a stealthy one.
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.
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.
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'.
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.