This Is What Happens If Someone Tries To Open The Airplane Door During A Flight

You see headlines about it every couple of months:

“Man tries to open plane door in mid-air after suffering a panic attack”
“Suicidal Delta passenger tries to open plane door during mid-flight”
“Ryanair passenger tries to open plane door mid-flight: ‘I will kill every one of you'”
“Woman detained after opening plane emergency exit door because she needed a ‘breath of fresh air'”

Whether it’s someone who’s claustrophobic, suicidal, homicidal, or just not very smart, invariably someone will try to open their plane’s door while they’re mid-flight.

You know what happens when a person does that?

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How To Tell If You’ll Be Asked To Gate Check Your Carry-On Bag

A while ago, one of our friends reached out to us with a travel-related question. We’re always glad to help our friends and if any of our readers have a question, the best way to get a quick reply is to ask on our Facebook group.

He’s not a frequent traveler and was headed out of town for a quick weekend. He wanted to just bring a carry-on bag with him but was concerned that the airline might make him gate check the bag. His question was if there’s any way to know, in advance, if the airline would be likely to gate check bags.

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After The WeWork Debacle, Has AMEX Partnered With Another Icarus In AWAY Luggage?

American Express has been trying to go outside the box with their partners. Last year they announced a partnership between the Platinum Business card with co-working space company WeWork, which might have been the shortest lived credit card benefit ever.

When AMEX relaunched the Green Card, one of the signup bonuses with the card was a $150 statement credit for purchases with AWAY.  I’m sure that I was not the only one who asked, “What the heck is AWAY?”

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“Adult” Movies & Kids On Planes: Should Airlines Draw A Line? Where & When?

Not long ago, we reported how it was discovered that Delta was playing an edited version of “Booksmart” on its flights that had, among other things, the removal of a lesbian kissing scene, while kissing scenes between males and females remained uncut.

The ending of the story was that Delta hadn’t requested or given permission for that edited version to play, and not long after that, they started playing the intended version of the film on its flights.

When we posted our article about this on our Facebook group, we got a lot of feedback from our members. Paraphrased, the gist from most of them was they wished airlines would remove all love scenes, violence and adult language from in-flight entertainment because of the young children on the flights.

Meanwhile, a couple of weeks later, this thread came up on Reddit (heads up that some of the 4,000+ replies have some adult language). But mainly, the issue was that a mother on a plane demanded that a man turn off “Game of Thrones” (which includes lots of scenes of a sexual or violent nature) on his own device because her son could see the screen (Note: said woman and child were 2 rows behind the man, who was wearing headphones. So take that as you will, but that part of the story isn’t really in reference to this post).

And that’s when conversations become interesting…

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Our Visit To The Oldest Continuing Operating Aquarium In The United States

Believe it or not, the New York Aquarium is the oldest continuing operating aquarium in the United States.

It opened in 1896 and was located at Castle Clinton in Battery Park, Lower Manhattan. You might better know this as the location where you now can purchase tickets to visit the Statue of Liberty. There’s a lack of aquatic life at Castle Clinton today, and that’s because, in 1957, the New York Aquarium was moved from its original location to the Coney Island Boardwalk, where it has remained until today.

As a child, I remember visiting the New York Aquarium in the 1980s with my Cub Scout Troop. We took a train from New Jersey to New York and then took the subway to Coney Island. In my memory, this ride took forever. Actually, it was less than an hour on the subway. Sharon says she went to the New York Aquarium when she was in Kindergarten, on a class trip in the early 70s. She knows her mom was a chaperone and she has vague memories of looking at…something…in a big tank (give her some slack, she was 5 or 6).

Those are the memories we brought with us when we revisited the New York Aquarium.

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