Virgin America brand to be retired April 25

It’s joining Alaska Airlines as a combined carrier.  (Reuters) On April 25, the Virgin America brand will officially be retired. Alaska Airlines announced that customers who previously flew with Virgin America will begin using only the Alaska website for checking in or finding flight numbers, as well as using only Alaska’s mobile app and call center. At the … Read moreVirgin America brand to be retired April 25

Philippines’ ‘Inflatable Island’ goes viral on social media

The massive “floating playground” is certainly one of a kind.  (Inflatable Island) Travelers are going wild for an inflatable “Unicorn Island” that has been unveiled in the Philippines. Complete with waterslides, rainbows, and of course — giant unicorns, the inflatable island is an explosion of color straight out of your wildest dreams. And a whole … Read morePhilippines’ ‘Inflatable Island’ goes viral on social media

Bus driver fired for watching YouTube videos while driving passengers

A bus driver was caught on camera watching more than the road — viewing clips of classics like “Mrs. Doubtfire” and browsing YouTube while barreling down a New York highway earlier this week. The unidentified driver for Tour America was spotted by passenger Barry Fisk after the bus left Manhattan around 8:30 a.m. Monday. Fisk, … Read moreBus driver fired for watching YouTube videos while driving passengers

Delta passenger toppled drink cart, threw coffee before attacking air marshal, police say

Sarah Maria Beach allegedly attacked a federal air marshal during a flight on Thursday.  (Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office) A woman on a Delta Air Lines flight was arrested Thursday after she toppled a drink cart, threw coffee on passengers while running up and down the aisle before assaulting an air marshal, police said. Sarah … Read moreDelta passenger toppled drink cart, threw coffee before attacking air marshal, police say

American Airlines employee receives prison sentence for trying to bypass security checkpoint, yelling threats and racial slurs

Jordan Moore was sentenced to 14 months in prison for interfering with security screening personnel at an airport in North Carolina.  (Mecklenburg County Jail) An American Airlines employee has been sentenced to 14 months in prison after trying to bypass a Transportation Security Agency checkpoint at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, and then threatening, cursing and … Read moreAmerican Airlines employee receives prison sentence for trying to bypass security checkpoint, yelling threats and racial slurs

Cat misses flight after escaping carrier at John F. Kennedy International Airport

Port Authority Police Department is searching for a missing cat at JFK’s International Terminal 4 after it escaped from its crate.  (Port Authority Police Department) A 29-year-old woman was forced to head to China alone after her beloved cat, Pepper, escaped from a carrier at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. Pepper’s owner, … Read moreCat misses flight after escaping carrier at John F. Kennedy International Airport