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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“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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Dep’t Of Home Security May Soon Require U.S. Citizens To Submit To Facial Recognition Scanning When Traveling

If DHS has its way, U.S. citizens may soon be forced to undergo a facial scan when entering or leaving the country.

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How Do Airlines Determine Routes?

According to the FAA, as of June 2019, there are more than 44,000 flights every day. That’s more than 16 million flights per year.

Meanwhile, according to Forbes, as of February 2019, the most popular routes are between Kuala Lumpur & Singapore (30,187 flights per year), Hong Kong & Taipei (28,447 flights) and  Jakarta & Singapore (27,046) (if you’re curious when the U.S. gets listed in the top 20, it’s #7: 17,038 flights between New York LaGuardia & Toronto, #13: 14,195 between New York JFK & London Heathrow, and #18: 13,503 between Chicago O’Hare & Toronto).

Have you ever wondered how airlines decide what routes to take? I mean, do they just stick pins in big cities and say, “Those are the ones we’re going to fly between”? Or is it maybe a trial and error sort of thing? Or what?

It turns out airlines decide where to fly based on location, hubs, stopovers, passenger interest (both in the route and how much they’re willing to pay), info purchased from airline booking companies, competition from other airlines, and a whole lot more. Take a look…

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All-Immersive Star Wars Hotel & Experience, “Galactic Starcruiser,” Scheduled To Open At WDW in 2021

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…

Star Wars has been very good for the Walt Disney Company since it purchased Lucasfilms for $4 billion in 2012. They’ve profited greatly from the movies and merchandise it’s made off the brand, to say nothing of the Galaxy’s Edge lands they built at Disneyland in California and WDW’s Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida in mid-late 2019.

While the lands were still being built, Disney announced an immersive hotel that would eventually be built alongside the Florida version of Galaxy’s Edge, but there were only scant details.

Well, they’ve just announced a few things about it…

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