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This week we have been updated daily on the tragedy of the Costa Concordia and the captain’s antics during the ordeal – did he or did he not ‘trip’ into a lifeboat? Our thoughts go out to all the passengers and crew on the ship and the families of those who didn’t make it to shore.
This week’s edition has an airline theme, as the most bizarre and amusing stories this week apparently all happened 30,000ft in the air.
1. – It’s funny what bubbles can do to you.
A German couple were this week removed from a Delta Airlines flight from Atlanta to Costa Rica, in which the plane made an unscheduled stop in Tampa in order to let the couple off, because they were ‘unruly’. Now if you are on my wavelength you will probably have a picture in your head of a couple who have been on the wine for a while, maybe a tad frisky, maybe a tad argumentative when asking for an extra sandwich to stop the munchies? Well, like me, you would be wrong. The couple in question reportedly asked for a glass of champagne and were a bit miffed when they were told there was non left. Now this would be strange and inappropriate if they were sat in economy but they had actually paid for a first class ticket. I can say for certain if I had paid for first class travel I would also be a little annoyed if the champagne had run dry. A word of warning to the German couple if they are reading this, don’t travel Iberia and expect champagne, they only serve Cava.
2. – Mile High Fight Club.
A man in his 50′s was not only removed from a flight from Manchester to Fuerteventura but was also responsible for the plane turning around and circling Manchester airport for 80 minutes before dropping him off. Arguably it would have been easier to just continue the journey, however, this man had thrown a punch after a fight had erupted between his dad and another passenger. The airline operates a zero-violence policy and therefore returned home to remove the passenger and his dad. Hmmm wonder what was said to start it?
3. – Sex sells.
An Australian man has taken this literally. He knows people feel the urge to join the mile high club and perfectly he has a plane. So he charges couples $650 to come and enjoy the ride, complete with double mattress, champagne and chocolates. Before you start mocking, you might wish to know his most loyal customer is a 70 year old woman. You never know, we may see this on Sky Travel in the near future!
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Cheska is a resident blogger at Beat the Brochure who has spent many a good year backpacking round the world, as well as a stint living in Beijing. Cheska has visited 6 out of 7 continents and will, repeat will, visit the last one before turning 30. Cheska is an avid CSI fan, streetfood expert and cat lover who can often be found with chocolate on her desk.