Aviation

Moutai Airport gives away free liquor to passengers

A new airport opened in the home town of China’s most famous baijiu on October 31, 2017, prompting a unique give-away, reports Guiyang Evening News. The new Moutai Airport in Moutai Township, Zunyi, southwest China’s Guizhou Province, on October 31, 2017 [Photo: Guiyang Evening News]   The new airport is located in Moutai Township in the city of Zunyi, southwest China’s Guizhou Province. To celebrate its official opening, airport officials gave two specially-brewed small bottles of the famed Moutai liquor to each passenger on the first flight which arrived from…

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Why Certain Airplane Seats Have a Triangle Above Them

Even the most seasoned travelers are unaware of some of the behind-the-scenes secrets that allow airplane flights to run smoothly. We’ve already covered the significance of the chimes you hear in plane cabins. Now, Travel and Leisure has revealed the meaning behind a symbol that’s hidden in plain sight. You may have noticed the tiny, triangular stickers marking the center of airplane cabins—you might have even sat beneath one. They come in red or black and are used to indicate the best vantage points for scoping out the wings of the plane. If the crew ever…

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More Than 300 Flights Delayed, 35 Flights Cancelled at Moscow Airports

TEHRAN(Tasnim) – More than 300 flights have been delayed and another 35 flights have been cancelled at Moscow airports, the online arrivals and departures board of covering Domodedovo, Sheremetyevo and Vnukovo airports said. As of 01:20 Moscow Standard Time (22:20 UTC on Friday), 53 flights were delayed at Domodevo while the arrival of another four flights was impending. Delays at Sheremetyevo, Moscow’s main international gateway, affected 284 flights while 35 flights were cancelled. Vnukovo, the third-largest airport reported eleven delays, TASS news agency reported. On Friday, the Russian Federal Service…

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Ever wondered where wine dregs go on a plane? Flight attendants mix them into ‘crew juice’ to get drunk

Cabin crew collect the dregs at the bottom of wine bottles on flights and save them for after they’ve landed EVERYONE loves the free booze on planes… even flight attendants. Cabin crew collect the dregs at the bottom of wine bottles on flights and save them for after they’ve landed. Cabin crew collect the dregs at the bottom of wine bottles on flights and drinking them after landing The practice is so widespread that they even have a name for it, “crew juice.” A flight attendant revealed the secret on…

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Add a 20-Pound Lobster to ‘Things TSA Found’

PHOTO: Someone proved you can travel through an airport with a large lobster. (photo via Flickr/ Jan Beckendorf) A crustacean stowaway was recently caught red-clawed by TSA. The Associated Press (via USA Today) reports a 20-pound lobster, (also known as a darn delicious meal), was discovered by agents at Boston’s Logan International Airport on Sunday. Contrary to what you might be thinking, you can actually transport live lobsters—even the ridiculously huge variety. The AP explains: “The TSA website says a live lobster is allowed through security but must be transported in…

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American and United airlines viral abuse passengers hire same lawyer

The woman seen sobbing in a viral video after an American Airlines flight attendant took away her stroller now has a lawyer — the same attorney representing a man dragged off a United Express flight earlier this month. The Chicago lawyer, Thomas Demetrio, says the American flight attendant was “out of control” and nearly hit one of the woman’s two young children with the stroller. An American Airlines spokesman said Monday that the company has been in contact with the woman and refunded her tickets and upgraded her to first…

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Woman Jumps Off HK International Airport, Identity Still Unknown

Hong Kong International Airport(Photo : Flick; Labeled for reuse) A still unidentified Chinese woman fell from the seventh floor of the Hong Kong International Airport on Thursday. Airport paramedics performed first aid procedures on her. She fell from the departure hall of Terminal 1 to the outside part of arrival hall A on the fifth floor. “The woman was unconscious and was sent to Princess Margaret Hospital for medical treatment. Officers could not find any notes on her. Initial investigations showed the case was not suspicious,” said a police spokesman.…

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Pakistan Airline Stewardess Abused, Harassed On Flight To UK

A passenger hurled verbal abuse at flight attendant when she confronted him for smoking in the lavatory. LONDON:  Police in the UK have arrested a British man of Pakistani origin for allegedly verbally abusing and misbehaving with a PIA female steward during a flight. A group of five men of Pakistani origin were travelling together yesterday on flight PK-791 from Islamabad to Birmingham. During the flight, the cabin crew found 2-3 men from the group allegedly smoking in the lavatory, a serious violation of flight rules, Dawn newspaper reported. Pakistan…

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The 10 best airlines in the world

Almost a year after TripAdvisor allowed passengers to rate their flight experiences, the travel website has revealed which airlines have come out on top in its Travellers’ Choice Awards. Emirates has been named the best in the world according to thousands of reviews gathered on the site over the last 12 months. As well as receiving the main prize, the airline, which launched in 1985 with just two aircraft, was awarded Best First Class in the world and Best Economy Class world within the Class of Service category. A first…

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Passenger Dragged Off United Flight, Airline CEO Stands By Action

A day after shocking video clips emerged of a male passenger being dragged from a United Airlines flight at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport by three security personnel, as the airline said it was overbooked, the company’s CEO defended the action. United CEO Oscar Munoz shot off a letter to his employees but did not apologise for the way the passenger was handled. He claimed that the airline employees followed “standard procedure” while dealing with the situation and that the passenger was being “disruptive and belligerent”. Munoz also wrote that he…

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