David Stephen Young, 44, was ordered by a judge to pay WestJet for 20,000 tons of wasted fuel the pilot dumped over Alberta to safely land the aircraft back in Calgary on Jan. 4.
The fine came after he pleaded guilty last week to resisting arrest and failing to comply with safety instructions during the fight, according to USA Today.
Young had reportedly had six alcoholic beverages pre-flight and became unruly after take-off.
According to the court documents, passengers and the crew “were left shaken and threatened by [Young’s] behavior” that was “verbally aggressive.”
The actual burden to WestJet could eclipse $150,000 when including costs such as passenger reimbursement, the paper reported. Provincial Judge Brian Stevenson gave WestJet the option to pursue damages through a civil case. The airline declined to say if it planned to do so.
Cheese is a staple of many cultures. The way a region enjoys its cheese can flavor not only its dishes, but can also be a reflection of the way its people approach life. From a hearty Bavarian side dish best enjoyed in a beer garden, to a mild but flavorful Arab delicacy often shared around the table, here are some of the best ways to enjoy cheese while traveling.
Bavaria offers much more than the beers during Oktoberfest. While sitting in a beer garden anywhere in the region, you’ll find the breakfast veal sausage Weiswurst and the popular Indian-influenced Currywurst on the menu. Accompanying them you’ll also often see kaesespaetzle, a popular dish akin to macaroni and cheese, with a gnocchi-like consistency due to its starchy origins. Sampling it, you’ll be rewarded with a delicious, carb-packed snack dripping with Emmentaler cheese and covered in onions. It’s been described as “what macaroni and cheese is trying to be.” The Swiss version may even be an ancestor to the popular American dish. (See other places you can celebrate Oktoberfest.)……Click Here To Keep Reading
Four distinct hotels. Four different areas of the city.
Toronto has been lauded the last few years for its expanding food scene. Now the hotels are catching up, offering visitors a variety of places to sleep after a fine meal, a ballgame or a visit to the Toronto International Film Festival in September. Here’s a look at four cutting-edge places that have opened their doors in the last few months.
Bisha Hotel Toronto
This is the sexy star of the bunch: a hotel from Toronto nightclub owner Charles Khabouth, whose nickname as a boy in Lebanon was Bisha. Front-desk workers wear slick, black leather jackets, and the hotel’s signature scent is piped in as a welcoming embrace. The 96 rooms feature more shades of black and white, and welcome splashes of bold purples or burnt orange, as well as a black metal cart to hold your in-room liquor. You’ll find prints from Andy Warhol on the walls and cool shots of rock stars and celebrities. Nestled in the city’s entertainment district, it’s unlike any other lodging in the city and feels more South Beach than North of the Border. One of the floors was designed by rock star Lenny Kravitz. The lobby’s Mister C Bar Room is dark and lush, and probably best appreciated in winter. In better weather, head to the rooftop pool for fab city views and to soak up some rays, or enjoy a meal at the sunny Kost restaurant. Another restaurant, Akira Back, is one of the best dining spots in the city, serving ahi pizza and a sushi roll with foie gras. Weekend rates in mid-July were listed around $325 a night….Click Here To Keep Reading
Canada is best known for its scenic natural landscapes. From the majestic Rocky Mountains to the breathtaking Northern Lights, impressive wildlife and lush forests, Canada is truly a promised land for nature lovers. Some of the most beautiful national parks in Canada are… Click Here To Keep Reading