Mother Janay Flowers says she is indebted to a “rock star” nurse for saving her baby’s life on an airplane.
On Thursday, Flowers, a model from Tampa, Fla., was flying with her infant Nevaeh on American Airlines to San Antonio, Tex., where her husband, a member of the U.S. Air Force, will be stationed, reported The Dallas Morning News. Nevaeh, who had a slight fever, mostly slept on the three-hour flight. But 15 minutes before landing, the 11-month-old woke up crying.
Multiple law enforcement agencies were called to an amusement park in Kansas City, Mo., on Saturday night after a brawl, involving 300 teenagers, broke out. The incident, which occurred at Worlds of Fun at 9:30 p.m. outside Camp Snoopy — a Peanuts-themed area of the park featuring children’s rides — was partially captured on cell phone footage.
A Pennsylvania middle school principal is praising a Spirit Airlines flight attendant for helping one of his students avoid late library fees after she left a borrowed book behind on a flight.The principal of Springton Lake Middle School in Media, Penn., took to Twitter on Wednesday to shout out the airline and flight attendant Jamie Patzer, who kindly sent a lost library book she found on an aircraft back to the school where it belonged.
According to her handwritten letter, Patzer found the book in a flight attendant cubby onboard a Spirit Airlines plane and decided to help the student who left it there out.“I wanted to return it to your library to help the student who checked it out avoid any fines or discipline,” the letter reads. “I believe by the time I found the book, it literally travelled thousands of miles across the country multiple times — what a story it could tell!”
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.
A group of Southwest Airlines customers woke up to great news on Friday: They’d earned the airline’s coveted companion pass.
The pass is Southwest’s biggest frequent flier perk, allowing free flights for a year for a designated companion. The qualifications are daunting: Rack up 100 one-way flights in a year or 110,000 Southwest frequent flyer points from flights and/or Southwest credit card purchases.
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.”