In May of 2012, Tumblr user LeonsBuddyDave made a fake Twitter account with the name "United Airlanes" (as opposed to United AirLINES). He posted a few gag tweets and then left the account alone. Recently, he decided to check up on the account just for kicks and saw that quite a few people had tweeted at the parody account believing it was the real thing.
You've probably heard that the rules concerning emotional support animals on airplanes are changing, after a few incidents including a hamster flushed down the toilet, a VIP turkey and a few dog bites. Now, all animals except for dogs, cats and miniature horses are banned from flying. Yep, you heard me right: miniature horses. If you're more interested in taking your doggo on board, check out this travel guide for your fur babies. But if you have equine inclinations, read on.
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.
Yves Rossy, aka "Jetman," has been flying around in his jetpack for years, soaring over the Grand Canyon, the English Channel and the Alps among other landmarks.
Rossy became the first man in history to fly with a jet-propelled wing in 2006.
Here he is in his latest video doing a formation flight with Aerobatics Champion Veres Zoltán in Dubai.
Rossy teases some news in the caption saying "the best is yet to come," and at the end of the clip we see… a second jetpack person! Duh… duh… duhhhhhh….
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.