Monday, March 21, 2011
Airlines Turn to Cheap, Passenger Provided Entertainment in Cost Cutting Move.
March 21, 2011
As airlines struggle to regain profitability amid tough economic times and rising fuel costs they are examining new methods to attract and keep passeners at lowest cost. "Pretzels, peanuts, free cokes snd attendant cleavage just won't work any more with a new, younger and more demanding class of travelers," said an unauthorized, self-designated spokesman for the liquor industry. "The airlines are trying everything they can think of short of robbing passengers at gunpoint."
Naked woman entertains passengers on Delta flight to New York
Ben Mutzabaugh, USA TODAY
Passengers on a Delta flight likely got more than they bargained for Saturday night after an allegedly "emotionally disturbed" woman stripped naked on their Chicago-to-New York journey.
The Associated Press wrote, "the incident happened on a Saturday night as Delta Flight 6562 began its descent into Kennedy Airport," adding that a "Newsday news manager who was on the flight said flight attendants tried to cover the woman with a blanket while she yelled 'No! No! No! She was joined by a dozen or more male passengers and two female lesbians.
The Chicago Sun-Times reports the woman -- estimated to be in her late 20s -- "stripped nude during the flight and was restrained on the plane and taken into custody by local law enforcement upon landing, Delta spokeswoman Betsy Talton] said."
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says the woman was taken to a Queens hospital. She is not expected to face criminal charges, according to NBC New York.
Airline officials offered to give the former model another round trip ticket if she would repeat her performance but a spokeswoman for the FAA indicated that could be a violation of FAA regulations.
Posted Nov 29 2010
'Playboy centerfold' tries to jump from JetBlue flight in midair
Ben Mutzabaugh, USA TODAY
"A buxom Playboy centerfold tried to bust out -- midair -- from a jet yesterday amid a bad case of high anxiety." That's the word from the New York Post tabloid, which says the incident happened Thursday afternoon on JetBlue Flight 522 from Orlando to Newark. The Post reports the "sexy 21-year-old model" apparently leapt out of her seat, began ripping off her clothese, and tried to force open the aircraft's cabin door, according to law enforcement officials. "She said she's gone through this before, but never this bad, and didn't have . . . her medication," an unnamed source tells the Post. The publication says the woman -- reportedly featured as a cover model in a debut edition of "the Singapore version of Playboy" -- was in federal custody as of late Thursday with charges "pending."
A spokeswoman for the airline said "no one wants to punish or prosecute this very sexy lady who is a professional entertainer." Only a few, close minded Baptists made formal complaints.
Half-naked airline passenger forced from aircraft.
Early last year a female passenger flying from L.A. to Houston, was detained on arrival at Houston's Hobby Airport, because of the very scanty attire she was wearing which exposed her breasts almost completely and left very little to imagine in her 'nether" region. Again, passengers defended the woman and said more airlines needed to provide such passenger diversions to relieve the monotony of flying.
A spokeswalrus for the FAA said, "Hruumph."