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Another Airline Charging $100 for Carry-On Luggage (That’s Four Now)

Who in the heck is Spirit Airlines? Well, they are officially the fourth airline to start charging customers to bring aboard carry-on luggage, in this case $100.

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An Air Safety Briefing Video People Would Actually Watch [Video]

The bigger airplanes show you a video of how to buckle up, it's still pretty boring to watch. Unless the video was something like this creative contribution from Air New Zealand. I found it to be the first safety video with an actual plot. Watch it and see what you think,

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TSA Reveals List of Weird and Scary Items Confiscated This Year

We all gripe about having to take our shoes off when we go through airport security, but according to a list of items confiscated this year by the TSA, footwear may be the least of its concerns.

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Drunk Guy Passes Out on Airport Conveyor Belt, Gets X-Rayed

Save your amateur “funny drunk pass out” stories —  this one will top them all.  

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Do You Approve of the Job the TSA Is Doing? — Survey of the Day

When you hear about the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), it’s usually because one of its agents has aggressively searched someone they probably shouldn’t have searched so aggressively.

But despite the drumbeat of negative stories surrounding the folks entrusted with our airport security the general public hasn’t turned on the TSA.

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The Best Time to Buy Plane Tickets Is Almost Upon Us — Dollars and Sense

With all the fees airlines have been packing on in the past couple years, it may seem that tickets are impossibly expensive.

But there are times when it’s cheaper to buy them — and those times are fast approaching.

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Jet Blue Pilot Is Subdued By Passengers After Mental Breakdown

Since the increased security and airport restrictions that came about after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001, air passengers can understandably at times be a bit uneasy. But one would expect for the crew to manage to keep it together

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Man Endures Seven-Hour Flight While Standing, Obese Passenger Took Up His Seat

In the past year or so, several airlines have made headlines for insisting obese passengers buy two seats to accommodate their size and avoid infringing on the space occupied by others. Some people say the practice is unfair, but Arthur Berkowitz likely isn’t one of them.

On a recent US Airlines flight from Anchorage to Philadelphia, he was forced to stand for the entire seven-hour trip when he was seated next to a man who took up not only his own seat, but half of Berkowitz’s as well. The flight was completely full, meaning there was nowhere left to go.

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Pilot Causes Terror Alert When He Gets Stuck in the Bathroom [AUDIO]

They may want to re-evaluate pilot training over at Delta Airlines and spend a little more time on how to work the lavatory. The pilot of an 18-passenger Delta flight got stuck in the airplane’s bathroom mid-flight and ended up causing a terror alert on the ground.

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Kindness Is In The Air

With all the horrible stories you hear about traveling through airports and security here is one that will make you believe in the kindness and goodness of the human heart and soul. It is the kind of story that would make me want to fly Southwest Airlines for the rest of my life. I do encourage you to get a hanky as you read this story. There is goodness still left in this world.

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