A five-year-old boy’s stuffed animal snake was confiscated at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport Friday.
The boy’s mother, Nicole Fritz, took to Twitter to show an image of the toy and explain what happened at the airport.
“This is the soft toy python taken from my son by @Airports_ZA . He is heartbroken,” she said. “It was his fifth birthday present, given only last week, from his grandmother.”
“The justification from @Airports_ZA is that it is a replica but as you can tell only a half-wit would mistake it for the real thing. It looks only like what it is – a child’s plush toy.”
She explained “We were just so taken aback. We couldn’t believe it,” she said. “It’s not a rubber snake. It’s a soft toy. People were kind of laughing around him. Nobody thought for an instant it was real. Nobody could think it was a lifelike representation.”
Parking and car rental at O’Hare Airport should become more convenient thanks to a new transportation hub.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Senator Dick Durbin and airport workers cut the ribbon on the 2.5 million square-foot facility Wednesday. The building centralizes car rental operations, ground transportation including a Metra connection, and 2,600 parking spaces.
Ryanair fires cabin crew members after allegedly staging a photo that depicted them sleeping on the floor of a Spanish airport last month.
This is a Ryanair 737 crew based in Portugal, stranded in Malaga, Spain a couple of nights ago due to storms. They are sleeping on the floor of the Ryanair crew room. RYR is earning €1.25 billion this year but will not put stranded crews in a hotel for the night. @peterbellew ? pic.twitter.com/lILWZVqqGj