May Crazy Travel Roundup, A Podcast

May Crazy Travel Roundup, A Podcast

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Airline pilot, indicted in triple murder, arrested at Louisville airportNBC News

An airline pilot was arrested Saturday at Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport after he was charged in the 2015 murders of three people.

A Christian County, Kentucky, grand jury charged Christian Richard Martin with three counts of murder, one of arson, one of attempted arson, burglary in the first degree and three counts of tampering with physical evidence. The indictment was unsealed Saturday after Martin’s arrest.

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear said Saturday that Martin was responsible for the 2015 murders of Calvin and Pamela Phillips and their neighbor Edward Dansereau.


Ryanair passenger rails against cabin crew after landing in wrong Italian cityCNN

An Italian man launched into an angry tirade when his Ryanair flight landed in Bari, southern Italy, instead of his destination hundreds of miles away on the island of Sardinia.

The man, who had a plane ticket for Cagliari, the capital of the Italian island, railed against flight assistants claiming it was their responsibility to stop him during boarding at Pisa Airport.
“I went to the wrong gate? And how did you manage to get me through ticket checks?” he can be heard in a viral video shared by fellow passenger Vito Scotella on Twitter. “I have to meet a friend who is sick in Cagliari. I spent 400 euros. I have no money left.”
Darren McMullen outs loved-up Jetstar couple joining mile high

A couple aboard a Jetstar flight has been sprung tugging their way into the mile high club. Aussie TV presenter Darren McMullen caught a woman giving her male partner “hand relief”. But clearly opting for comfort, the shameless duo skipped a trip to the plane’s cramped bathroom and instead decided to get busy in their seats.


Autopsy Report: Scholar Found Dead After 17 Hours Inside SFO Lounge BathroomCBS San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — An autopsy report on the death of a well-respected East Asian scholar with long ties to Stanford University reveals he was found dead in a bathroom at in a San Francisco International Airport lounge nearly 18 hours after he entered the lounge.

On October 29th, 2018, Ming Kou Chan was seen on SFO security video walking into the bathroom inside the Cathay Pacific first class lounge before a planned flight to Hong Kong. He never emerged.


Southwest Airlines Flight from SMF Gets Delayed after Passenger Makes Vodka Joke – Fox 40

SACRAMENTO — After hours of delays, a man on a Southwest Airlines flight from Sacramento International Airport (SMF) to Los Angeles was kicked off after he jokingly asked if water being handed out by a flight attendant was vodka.

Now, a fellow passenger says it was the flight attendant who overreacted to the joke.

“I have been flying for decades and I’ve never ever seen anything like this,” said passenger Peter Uzelac.

“It’s minor but they want to go back to the gate and check it out and see,” Uzelac said.

Then the flight was delayed again. “You know, we’ve been burning fuel,” Uzelac explained.

By the time they needed to refuel, a few hours had passed. So, the flight attendants had started to pass out water to all the passengers.

That’s when Uzelac says the man next to him, made a joke.

“He said something [like], ‘They should be passing out vodka because we’ve been waiting so long,’” Uzelac said.

Uzelac says the flight attendant, who he described as young, did not take kindly to that comment.

“She came by and was like, ‘I don’t think that and I didn’t like your joke,’” he explained. “Then my wife tried to butt-in there and say, ‘Look it, we’ve been on this plane for hours.’ And she says, ‘Well, so have I, so get used to it.’”



Do not bring a duffel bag full of 40 vacuum-sealed frozen piranhas into LAX – Boing Boing

A famous chef tried to haul a duffel bag full of 40 vacuum-sealed, frozen piranhas into Los Angeles for a cooking competition. Agents there were not amused.

Do not ever try this. “Customs officers do not like it when you try to bring a duffel bag full of 40 vacuum-sealed, frozen piranhas into Los Angeles,” reports the Los Angeles Times.

Florida man fled in replica of TV’s ‘General Lee’ car after setting ex’s house on fire, reports say – The Ledger

Former jockey Oswald Pereira is accused of setting his ex-wife’s house in southwest Marion County on fire following an apparent domestic dispute before sending deputies on a multi-county chase.

A former jockey set his ex-wife’s house in southwest Marion County on fire after an apparent domestic dispute Tuesday night, then led deputies on a multi-county chase using different vehicles — one of them was a Dodge Charger painted to look like the “General Lee” from the TV show “The Dukes of Hazzard,” according to news reports.


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