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Cross-Dressing Branson Pays Lost Bet

Oh, and he shaved his legs

(Newser) - Just another day in the never-normal life of Richard Branson, who today had nothing better to do than shave his legs, smear about two kilos of red lipstick on his face, squeeze into a red skirt, and dump orange juice all over a fellow airline magnate. It was all in... More »

9/11 Flight Attendant's Family Wants Apology at Oscars

They object to use of her voice in 'Zero Dark Thirty'

(Newser) - The opening of Zero Dark Thirty includes the voice of 9/11 flight attendant Betty Ann Ong on a call before her plane hit the World Trade Center, much to the displeasure of her family. So much so that if the film takes home an Oscar tomorrow night, the family wants... More »

Flight Attendants Threaten to Withhold Smiles, Booze

Cathay Pacific workers are in pay dispute

(Newser) - Flight attendants at Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific Airways are threatening to withhold food, alcohol, and even smiles from passengers during the Christmas holidays over a pay dispute, a union official said today. Cabin staff at the airline, which has a reputation for top-notch service, voted at a union meeting... More »

Flight Attendant Busted With Loaded Gun: Cops

Cop accidentally fires it as he examines it

(Newser) - You'd think a flight attendant would know better: Republic Airlines' Jaclyn Luby was rushing through security at the Philadelphia airport when a TSA guard spotted a loaded gun in her handbag. As a police officer examined it, it discharged. Luckily, no one was injured. Luby told authorities she had... More »

Irate Flight Attendant: Get Off If You Have 'the Balls'

American Eagle flight cancelled after nearly 7 hours

(Newser) - Another flight-staff meltdown for the file: New York-to-Raleigh passengers already reeling over a five-hour delay were berated over the intercom by a furious flight attendant who dared them to get off if they "had the balls," the New York Post reports. "I’ve been in five tours... More »

American Air Sues Worker Behind Parody Videos

Fired flight attendant claims paying customers were bumped for airline execs

(Newser) - American Airlines is suing a former flight attendant who has mocked the airline's management in a series of YouTube videos. Gailen David, who was fired a few weeks ago, revealed the flight plans of several airline execs and claimed that the airline had bumped frequent flyers from first class... More »

Ryanair Asks Crews to Lose Weight to Cut Fuel Costs

Amid other desperate attempts to reduce weight on flights

(Newser) - With fuel costs on the rise, Ryanair is desperately trying everything it can think of to shave some weight off its planes—including slimming down its in-flight magazine, serving less ice, and even telling its flight crews to watch their weight, the Telegraph reports. "We cut costs wherever possible,... More »

'Erratic' Delta Attendant Pulled From Flight

Passengers suffered a 3-hour delay as a result

(Newser) - It seems everyone's "erratic behavior" antenna is up these days: A Delta flight attendant was pulled from a Buffalo-to-Atlanta flight after a TSA agent observed, you guessed it, erratic behavior, and was worried he wasn't fit to work the 6:15am flight. The questionable actions haven't... More »

JetBlue Flight Diverted After Pilot's Meltdown

He reportedly screamed about bombs and al-Qaeda

(Newser) - A pilot tore through the cabin of a JetBlue plane yelling about terror threats, warning passengers about al-Qaeda and bombs on board, passengers tell the Amarillo Globe-News . The captain started "shouting, ‘Iraq, al-Qaeda, terrorism, we’re all going down,'" witnesses said. Passengers tackled him and held... More »

Flight Attendant Freaks Out Passengers, Is Detained

She apparently got on PA system, ranted about crashing

(Newser) - Details are still sketchy, but something seriously weird and unpleasant happened aboard an American Airlines flight set to take off from Dallas to Chicago today. Early accounts suggest that one of the flight attendants got on the PA system and began ranting about how the plane was going to crash... More »

Flight Attendants Want Baldwin's 30 Rock Off Airplanes

They're still angry over his criticism of them, airline

(Newser) - American Airlines flight attendants are so furious with Alec Baldwin they want his sitcom banned from their airplanes. The Association of Professional Flight Attendants has asked that 30 Rock be removed from all American Airlines flights in the wake of the very public squabble that erupted when he got booted... More »

Pilot Suspended for Broadcasting Crude Rant

Southwest pilot's mic was stuck as he complained about 'gays, grannies'

(Newser) - A Southwest Airlines pilot was suspended without pay after he accidentally broadcast a rant about his failure to score with the airline's flight attendants to dozens of air traffic controllers and fellow pilots. The airline hires a "continuous stream of gays and grannies and grandes," the man... More »

Staff, Passengers Subdue Would-Be Paris Hijacker

Kazakhstan man holds knife to flight attendant's throat

(Newser) - Flight staff and passengers tackled and subdued a would-be hijacker yesterday after he held a small knife to the throat of a flight attendant and ordered an Alitalia flight from Paris to fly to Tripoli. The plane and all 131 passengers landed safely in Rome. The attacker was identified as... More »

Toddler Stashed in Overhead Bin on Virgin Flight

Axed flight attendant claims he was playing hide and seek

(Newser) - A mom is still sputtering in fury after a Virgin Blue airlines steward stashed her baby boy in an overhead bin during a flight from Sydney to Fiji. Natalie Williamson says the flight attendant placed her 17-month-old son, Riley, in the bin and closed the latch, leaving him in there... More »

Transsexuals Take to Sky on New Thai Airline

PC Air first to hire 'ladyboy' flight attendants

(Newser) - A new airline in Thailand says it is the first in the country, and possibly the world, to hire transsexual flight attendants. PC Air plans to start flying Asian routes in April and four transsexuals—or "ladyboys"—will be among its 30 cabin crew, the Daily Mail reports.... More »

Steven Slater: I Had 'a Few Sips' Before JetBlue Exit

He acknowledges his own 'bad manners' came into play

(Newser) - Steven Slater gave his first extensive interview since his dramatic exit from a JetBlue plane made him a folk hero , admitting to Larry King last night that “the perfect storm of bad manners … created this situation, including my own.” Slater describes the flight he was working... More »

Later, Slater: JetBlue Rogue Out of a Job

Surprise, surprise. No, wait: He resigned.

(Newser) - Steven Slater is officially—and somewhat unsurprisingly—among the unemployed. The beer-swilling, potty-mouthed flight attendant and JetBlue have parted ways in the wake of his epic exit off a Philly-to-New-York flight last month, the airline confirms to the AP. JetBlue, which had initially suspended Slater, said it would release no... More »

Flight Attendant Takes Slapped Baby From Mom

Police say attendant was right to take child into custody

(Newser) - A Southwest Airlines flight attendant stepped in to remove a baby from her parents after her mother slapped the crying 1-year-old girl in the face, police say. Authorities met the plane when it landed in Albuquerque and returned the child to her parents after questioning them, ABC reports. The baby... More »

JetBlue Doubts Slater's Story: Internal Memo

Runaway flight attendant has no excuse, COO says

(Newser) - A rogue JetBlue flight attendant's explanation that an uncooperative passenger caused him to lose his mind and slide down a parked plane's emergency chute may not hold water, the airline says in an internal memo. And even if it's true, a bad day at work is no excuse for Steven... More »

Slater Was Cranky the Entire Flight: Witnesses

Slater warned airline fees were turning him into 'bag Nazi'

(Newser) - Steven Slater seemed upset all the way through the flight that will likely be his last as a JetBlue employee, according to witnesses who say they saw him bumping into passengers, slamming overhead bins shut and abruptly throwing an oxygen mask aside after a safety demonstration. "He was very... More »

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