In an effort to save money since the U.S. government had to bail out airlines post-9/11, said airlines have been doing their part to keep flights as full as possible. So it’s been pretty rare to to have an empty seat next to you on a plane, never mind getting a whole row to yourself. But here and there it does happen, especially on those rare flights that are only half-empty. Here’s how you can put the odds in your favor.
If you have any travel equipment (or anything else!) you’ve been thinking of buying but didn’t want to get it on Amazon because you don’t have Amazon Prime and didn’t want to have to pay for shipping, you’re in luck!
I swear, I think I must have an invisible sign over my head that says, “Attention American Airline employees: make sure her bag will fit in the overhead” that only turns visible in the presence of said American Airline employees. Because once again, I was stopped before boarding my flight by a surly faced woman in an American Airlines uniform, telling me that my bag was going to be too big to fit in the compartment above me. It never happens with Delta employees. Not Frontier ones, either. And not Southwest or JetBlue – and I’ve been on all those brands of planes since the last time this happened.
Anyway, if you’ve been read our blog long enough, or just surmised it from the previous paragraph, you’ll know that I’ve been down this road before and I know my bag will fit because I purposely bought a bag that airline crew members get, precisely because it always fits. Meanwhile, she started this challenge when I was working on 4.5 hours of sleep and my coffee hadn’t really kicked in yet, so my manners were pretty much out the window.
This story is actually from 2017, but I saved it until now, Halloween season, because, well, I just couldn’t let it go.
Apparently a woman in Indiana faced multiple charges a few weeks before Halloween last year, after police said she spit on and threatened hotel employees while half naked and then blamed vampires for destroying her room.
Ummm…as one does…sometimes?
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency works hard to keep our borders safe. More often than not, they’re able to seize drugs or laundered money that have/has been hidden in unusual places such as a foozball table, people’s underpants, salt and pepper shakers, toys, etc. But recently they seized something that wasn’t drugs or money, and the K9 who found it probably REALLY wanted some…