REUNITED! What a kind gesture by an employee of @SpiritAirlines. One of our students left behind a library book during a recent trip. After 1000s of miles, the book arrived home today @SpringtonLakeMS. Thanks, Jamie! #KindnessMatters pic.twitter.com/MhlreIJS2w
— Dr. Robert Salladino (@SpringtonLakeMS) April 3, 2019
— Kristie Brown (@KristieB213) April 2, 2019
Most flight delay announcements prompt frustrated groans and sighs from passengers. But, for a Spirit Airlines flight at the Myrtle Beach International Airport in South Carolina, the delay resulted in an impromptu line-dancing party so lively, an airline employee couldn’t help but join in on the fun. The whole scene — featuring a large group of cheerleaders — was captured on video and has gone viral.
Sail dates for April 7, 14, and 21 have been canceled, Royal Caribbean told customers via Twitter.
@RoyalCaribbean i am hearing the next 3 sailings are cancelled for the Oasis if the Seas yet I haven’t received an email and when I called i got no information – can you confirm?
— Pete Z (@pzim31) April 2, 2019
@RoyalCaribbean So seeing that 4/7 is cancelled, what happens now? Flights and all?
— Mia (@mia_levanites) April 2, 2019
@RoyalCaribbean has my cruise on Oasis been cancelled for this Sunday? I called your customer service number and they said it was still sailing this Sunday.
— Shaun (@DispatcherShaun) April 2, 2019
A man on an easyJet flight was supposed to be on his way to Egypt, where he was set to celebrate his honeymoon with his bride. Instead, he has been handed seven months in jail after he drunkenly assaulted two flight attendants and went on a homophobic rant.
The court heard that he was escorted off the plane by police officers who he abused, calling one of them a ‘baldy c***’. His wife was heard shouting: ‘Look at what you’ve done. You have f****** off our honeymoon!’
Judge David Rennie said: ‘It was like a child having a tantrum. You chose to drink four pints and to behave in a foul-mouthed, highly abusive manner. Something of your true character did reveal itself.
‘We do have to ask why airports are selling that amount of alcohol outside of usual licensing hours.
‘An attack on the perceived sexuality of these men was utterly shameful. People like you find yourself on the edge of society.
‘Only an immediate custodial sentence can be justified.’
Winslow Umberger knew something was wrong when the horizon disappeared.
Umberger, 66, and her husband Charles were enjoying a leisurely lunch onboard the Viking Sky, a luxury cruiseliner making its way south along the Norweigan coast. There had been some turbulence, sure, but as a ship captain’s daughter, Umberger didn’t think much of it until an enormous wave sent the contents of the kitchen flying in a thunderous crash.
The waitstaff scurried around “like sandpipers” trying to collect the debris, Umberger said. It was almost comical until the captain’s first “mayday” sounded over the intercom. The ship rose and fell on swells so high that Umberger couldn’t see the horizon.
“It’s kind of surreal — you take these drills on boats, but you don’t ever expect to put those life jackets back on.”
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — A Lithuanian man flying to Italy got a pleasant surprise when he boarded the plane: He was the only passenger on the Boeing 737-800.
Skirmantas Strimaitis, who was flying from capital Vilnius to the northern Italian city of Bergamo for a skiing holiday March 16, had the whole plane — which can usually sit up to 188 people — to himself. The only others onboard were two pilots and five crew members.
A friend has left a touching tribute for a “beautiful” woman who died unexpectedly onboard a Qantas flight.
Aleisha Tracy, 34, was making the 16-hour journey from Los Angeles back home to Melbourne on Qantas flight QF 95 when she passed away mid-flight.
Ms Tracy, an NBN employee from the Melbourne suburb of Sunshine West, died despite the best efforts of two medics on board the flight who tried in vain to save her life.
“Our cabin crew were assisted by two doctors onboard. We are very grateful for their assistance,” a Qantas spokesperson said.
There are still some delays out of Orlando International Airport this afternoon.
Airport spokesperson Carolyn Fennell says that’s after flights across the country were canceled this morning.
She says a glitch in an air traffic control system called AeroData was to blame. Several major airlines use the database across the country.
“There were a number of airlines here at Orlando International that use the system. There were approximately 99 delays and it included Southwest, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit.”
— The FAA (@FAANews) April 1, 2019