October Crazy Travel Roundup, A Podcast

October Crazy Travel Roundup, A Podcast

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Recorded in the beautiful DoubleTree, Boston Logan Airport. With special guest Chris Brown recording in the beautiful Marriott Newark Airport.


This Crazy Ramp Video From Chicago O’Hare is the Best 30 Seconds You’ll Spend Today – ViewFromTheWing

This Chicago O’Hare ramp worker driving in circles is Michael Douglas in Falling Down. He is all of us, in these crazy times. The real hero shows up about 27 seconds in to put a stop to the whole thing, another ground worker who takes on the role of fighter pilot to the hijacked jet, willing to shoot it down, taking out everyone on board and all of the cargo too.

Flight attendant sues Southwest Airlines over alleged livestreaming of aircraft lavatory – The Points Guy

Southwest Airlines flight attendant Rene Steinaker has filed a lawsuit against the carrier, accusing two pilots of hiding a camera in an aircraft lavatory, livestreaming the activity and watching it in the cockpit on Feb. 27, 2017, according to a filing in the federal court for the District of Arizona. The alleged incident happened on a Southwest Airlines flight from Pittsburgh to Phoenix on Feb. 27, 2017.

California Bans Single-Use Plastics In Hotel Rooms – Forbes

The state of California is officially banning single-use plastic bottles used in hotel and shared home bathrooms. Starting on January 1 of 2023, it will be illegal to use the small plastic bottles for shampoo, conditioner, lotion or any other-single use application in a hotel that’s larger than 50 rooms. By January 1 of 2024, it will be illegal to use them in smaller establishments.

Why the TSA Just Banned a Star Wars Souvenir – Popular Mechanics

Recently, the TSA banned a Star Wars souvenir from checked and carry-on luggage and you’d never guess what it is. If you were thinking lightsaber, you’d be wrong—those guys are clear to go through. The item in question is a $5 soda bottle that resembles a thermal detonator.


Two airline employees — a woman and a man — got into an ugly brawl with slaps, punches and spitting, allegedly, involved … and it was all captured on surveillance video.

The video from inside the jetway — and just outside the door of a Republic Airways plane — shows a female staffer walking briskly toward the jet as the male employee walks off the jet. There’s an immediate confrontation that appears to start with the man spitting in the woman’s direction.


Stinky Fruit Forces Air Canada to Make Emergency Landing – View From The Wing

If you’ve spent much time in Southeast Asia you’ve come across Durian, sometimes referred to as “stinky fruit.” You’ll see hotels and buses with “No Durian” signs because while delicious, some people think it smells like sewage, and the odor lasts.
There wasn’t a ‘no durian’ sign September 17th on Air Canada Rouge flight 1566 from Montreal – Vancouver that was forced to make an emergency landing due to the smell of durian.


Florida man arrested for snipping the brakes on electric scooters – BoingBoing

A 59-year-old man who police say was caught in the act of vandalizing electric scooters — slicing the brake lines on as many as 140 — offered no motive during his arrest, a Fort Lauderdale police report said.

He also requested a lawyer and said he “did not want to dig himself into a grave,” police said.

During the dark predawn hours, Randall Thomas Williams would set out with a single glove, wirecutters and pliers and, while sticking to the shadows and alleyways of his Las Olas neighborhood, search for the controversial, yet popular, rental scooters that have swarmed the city for nearly a year, police said.

Bill Murray Applied for a Job at the Atlanta Airport P.F. Changs – ViewFromtheWing

In 2013 Atlanta got the first P.F. Chang’s in an airport, upstairs on the A concourse. That P.F. Chang’s has set a new milestone. It’s where Bill Murray wanted to work.

Appearing on Amy Shumer’s pdcast he talked about “his desire to work at the [P.F. Chang’s] dining chain.” It’s the “one job he’d like to do outside of acting” and he shared that he “fill[ed] out an application at P.F. Chang’s at the Atlanta airport, because I think that’s one of the great places.”

Schumer asks him, “To do what? Just any job?” And Murray replied that “it looks like the best time.”

Passenger Rushes Past Gate Agent, Declares Himself the FBI – ViewFromTheWing

American Airlines flight AA1060 from Miami to Newark was delayed about three and a half hours today when a man “ran onto the plane screaming that it was his plane and he’s FBI.”
The Captain made an announcement, going farther than he should have and likely speculating baselessly, that they “think the guy was a decoy to distract from something else.” Everyone was offloaded and passengers and bags were searched.

Police tackled the intruder outside the flight’s departure gate D3 “and had to fight him hard to get him cuffed.”
According to American Airlines, “During the boarding process of American Airlines flight 1060 from Miami to Newark, a ticketed passenger for that flight ran on the jet bridge, bypassing the gate agent. Law enforcement was summoned, who removed the passenger.” The man was involuntarily hospitalized after being taken from the airport.

There you have it, safe travels and thanks for listening.

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