Woman Delays Entire Flight Because She Tried Bringing an "Emotional Support Squirrel"

image

Airlines are getting sick and tired of people trying to pawn off “emotional support” animals that aren’t used for service purposes just so they could bring them on their plane. I get it Janine, you love the goldfish that you just won at the fair last night, but just leave it at home in the bowl where it belongs.

In fact, some states are going so far as to impose hefty fines on air commuters who attempt to bring an animal on a plane that isn’t an actual service or emotional support animal. So if you ever dreamed of chewing honey-roasted cashews on a plane while your pet iguana is chilling next to you, well, I’m sorry.

Even though the crackdown’s begun on those who try to bring their beloved pets into the plane’s cabin with them, (which I don’t fault them for because they legitimately fear for the safety of their pets’ lives), that hasn’t stopped some people from attempting to game the system anyway.

image

Like this woman who couldn’t fly, under any circumstances whatsoever, without the company of her emotional support squirrel. That’s right. Squirrel.

Now, I admit that squirrels are cute, adorable little creatures, and they can be trained to perform a variety of tricks.

But an emotional support squirrel, really? Maybe I’m wrong, maybe the little guy can perform squirrel-CPR with his tiny squirrel paws or dial 9-1-1, I don’t know. But the airline certainly didn’t think that the animal qualified as an emotional support pal.

image

The unnamed passenger had marked in her reservation for the flight that she would be bringing an emotional support animal onboard, but didn’t specify what kind. Once the airline learned that she was bringing a squirrel on board, they told her no dice.

The airline’s policy states that no rodents are allowed in the flight cabin, no matter how bushy-tailed and adorable they may be. How do you think the passenger reacted?

A.) They understood completely and worked with the airline to have her flight moved to a later time so she could make arrangements for someone to care for the squirrel in her absence.

image

Or

B.) She threw a fit and insisted that she bring her emotional support squirrel on board, subsequently holding up the flight and delaying everyone else’s travel plans, while getting the police called on her squirrel-loving self to be escorted to the airport’s main terminal area.

If you guessed B then you’re 100 percent correct. After causing a ruckus on board and delaying the flight for two hours, the woman was carted off by the authorities in a wheelchair while raising a middle finger to passengers and telling them to “shut up” as scattered applause rang throughout the plane.

image

Now I want you to try and guess which lovely state this airplane was disembarking from. Out of all the ones in the grand U-S-of-A, which one do you think has the highest probability of a passenger throwing a fit for not being able to bring a squirrel on board?

Need a hint? It rhymes with Blorida. That’s not to say that Floridians are the only ones who try to bring animals who have no business being in a flight cabin into a flight cabin. There are plenty of other weird “emotional support animal” stories that have been making the internet collectively shrug their shoulders.

image

Who could forget the most excellent time when this woman attempted to bring a peacock onboard her plane, claiming that it was her emotional support animal. I admit, seeing their feathers spread out is awe-inspiring and beautiful.

image

And seeing that wonderful, feathered display may up your mood and improve your emotional well-being for the rest of the just by the virtue of being in its presence. And plus, airline travel is very, very strenuous.

image

But I want to know what planet your mind has currently taken up residence on that you think smuggling a peacock onto a plane is not only a good idea, but that you’ll be totally fine as long as you label the bird as an “emotional support animal”.

The attempt was so egregious that it got United Airlines to re-think it’s entire policy regarding “service” animals on board, forcing them to become stricter with its guidelines and the definitions for what constitutes “emotional support.”

image

Someone else tried bringing a turkey on board to help them cope with their emotions. If I had to guess, this picture was snapped around Thanksgiving time and the passenger wanted to ensure they were emotionally prepared to fulfill their promise of cooking the freshest bird their family’s ever had.

image

If you think someone bringing a turkey or peacock on board a plane is insane, then you haven’t heard about the horrifying events involving a student and her emotional support hamster that is just buckets of crazy.

A young student was incorrectly informed by the airline that her hamster did qualify as an emotional support animal, however, when she went to board she was told that she couldn’t bring her ball of fluff onto the plane.

image

So the airline said they could give her a later flight time so she could make some arrangements for the animal. And she had a lot of different options to choose from. She could’ve set it free outside — it is an animal after all — I’m sure it could find some grassy knoll somewhere to live out the rest of its hamster days.

Apparently she exhausted all the choices she could think of, because she ultimately decided that the best course of action would be to just flush her little pet down the toilet.

image

The best part is that she tried to blame it all on Spirit Airlines, and said they told her to flush her pet down the drain. As insane as this young woman — and her entire story — is, I just can’t help but wonder what was going on through that little hamster’s head as it spun to its watery grave. I’d like to think it held its breath and ended up in a sewer and joined a family of rats. Hold on, anyone got the number for Pixar? I just got an idea. (h/t CBS)

Source : https://undefined/trending/2018/10/11/2bMP12/emotional-support-squirrel

16 Things That Will Tempt You to Catch the Next Flight to Thailand

This country of smiles welcomes thousands of travelers from all over the world, all year round. The culture of Thailand is very welcoming and there are a lot of exotic and unique places to visit, so much so that you could come back with a one-of-a-kind vacation story. For example, you’ve probably never visited an underground temple or swam with elephants.

We at Bright Side collected 16 attractions in Thailand that will make you pack your stuff and leave for vacation there.

1. Phraya Nakhon Cave

The nature reserve of Khao Sam Yot National Park is huge and there are plenty of fantastic places to see, but Phraya Nakhon Cave is a place you should visit at least once in your lifetime. You will have to climb 1400 feet up a mountain, between the trees, and then a fairly high staircase. It’s not an easy walk, but it’ll be worth your while. You’ll find a unique cave where the light from the sun shines on a hidden temple.

2. Hundreds of monkeys

Monkeys in Thailand can be found everywhere, especially on the beaches, in parks, and around Buddhist temples. For the natives, monkeys are a part of their everyday life, they blend into the background. However, with tourists, primates are quite unpredictable, like in the first minutes of close contact they will either allow you to pet them or they’ll find an opportunity to steal something from you.

3. C Cup Cafe

C Cup Cafe is one of the most loved places in Bangkok, and of course mostly for men. Waitresses there are allowed to wear whatever they want since the cafe doesn’t have a strict dress code, so they proudly show off the correlation with the cafe’s name. The food is pretty good, too, according to the happy faces on their page.

4. Iced tea in a bag

A funny quirk about Thailand is that they usually won’t use a cup for your ice tea or coffee and instead put it in a bag. A lot of tourists actually find it easier to carry that way and the best part is how much more of your favorite drink you’re getting for the same price as a smaller cup.

5. Selfie coffee

If you want to drink your own face, look no further — there is a cafe called KC Cafe for this strange request. There you can order a latte with your own face printed on top of the milk foam, so go ahead and enjoy it.

6. Elephant sanctuaries

In Thailand you can get the experience of a lifetime by hanging out with the cutest elephants in the world. You can wash them, feed them, play with them, and even ride them if you’re brave enough. They are some of the nicest animals in the world — of course, if you’re nice to them.

7. Wat Khun Inthapramun

This fantastic ancient temple that has a resting Buddha on top of it is truly magnificent. The whole aura of the place is extremely peaceful and ethereal, so if you want both your body and your soul to rest, you should visit this area.

8. Sook Station Prison for a day

It might seem terrifying at first glance, but don’t overlook it. This so called prison is just a specially-styled hostel in Bangkok. If you’ve ever wanted to find out what it’s like to serve a sentence, but never wanted to be in an actual prison, look no further.

9. Trucks full of coconuts

Coconuts in Thailand are truly something special. They are known to be much sweeter due to the Thai soil and climate conditions than in any other part of the world. It’s no wonder that Thai coconut water and milk are known throughout the rest of the world.

10. Hello Kitty Spa

This literally might be the cutest spa and shop to ever exist on our planet. Hello Kitty Spa provides various services and amenities in a fantastically relaxing and child-like atmosphere. If you are interested in visiting this magical place, here is their website.

11. Gigantic lily pads

If you want to feel like you’re playing some kind of a video game in real life, these gigantic Victoria Lilies are at your service. Located in Phitsanulok, they are one of the most interesting sightings in northern Thailand. They can handle a lot of weight, so even a couple of adult people wouldn’t drown standing on one or hopping from one to the other.

12. Fish eating dead skin

Thai fish therapy is extremely popular among tourists from all over the world. Not only is it safe and good for your health, since they are eating the dead skin off of your feet, but it’s also hilarious, feeling dozens of tiny fish tickling your legs.

13. Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

This floating market is now mainly an attraction for tourists, but it is active, quite exotic, and colorful, showing a piece of the current Bangkok lifestyle. Boats that are made of teak fill canals that are so small only a couple of boats can barely fit in. The James Bond movie The Man With The Golden Gun was filmed right here. If you re-watch it, you’ll realize that little has changed here since then and you’ll find yourself in a Hollywood blockbuster!

14. Bangkok Floating Center

If you feel like you need to relax literally every part of your body and soul, you certainly need to visit the Bangkok Floating Center. You’ll float in a small capsule with soothing Celtic music filling your ears and have not a care in the world about anything around you.

15. Crystal clear ocean

The seas there are something else entirely, as you can see on the picture above (which is nowhere near photoshopped). Can you imagine how clear the water is there? Try flying out to the Andaman Sea, for example, we promise you won’t regret it, and you will want to snorkel there for hours.

16. Ghosts are welcome here

Finally, if you’re such a big fan of Halloween that you feel the need to celebrate it more than once a year, look no further. Thai people believe in ghosts probably more than in any other culture, and there are hundreds of places you can visit that are embedded with these beliefs.

If you have any other places in Thailand to suggest, please share them in the comments below.

Source : https://brightside.me/wonder-places/16-things-that-will-tempt-you-to-catch-the-next-flight-to-thailand-617810/

See the Cast of 'Lost' 14 Years After the Crash of Oceanic Flight 815

image

It has been 14 years since Lost premiered, and we’re still scratching our heads on some of the plot points surrounding this addicting series. 

This 2004 show followed the passengers of Oceanic Flight 815 after their plane crashed on a mysterious island — and fans watched for six seasons as the lives of these individuals were told, and ultimately revealed to be intertwined. 

Find out below where some of your favorite survivors of Flight 815 are today: 

1

Matthew Fox (Dr. Jack Shephard)

2

Evangeline Lilly (Kate Austen)

3

Jorge Garcia (Hugo ‘Hurley’ Reyes)

4

Josh Holloway (James ‘Sawyer’ Ford)

5

Terry O’Quinn (John Locke)

6

Yunjin Kim (Sun-Hwa Kwon)

7

Naveen Andrews (Sayid Jarrah)

8

Daniel Dae Kim (Jin-Soo Kwon)

9

Emilie de Ravin (Claire Littleton)

10

Michael Emerson (Benjamin ‘Ben’ Linus)

11

Dominic Monaghan (Charlie Pace)

Source : https://undefined/entertainment/2018/09/21/Z21r0c6/lost-season-1-cast

14 Years After the Crash of Oceanic Flight 815, See the Cast of 'Lost' Today

image

It has been 14 years since Lost premiered, and we’re still scratching our heads on some of the plot points surrounding this addicting series. 

This 2004 show followed the passengers of Oceanic Flight 815 after their plane crashed on a mysterious island — and fans watched for six seasons as the lives of these individuals were told, and ultimately revealed to be intertwined. 

Find out below where some of your favorite survivors of Flight 815 are today: 

1

Matthew Fox (Dr. Jack Shephard)

2

Evangeline Lilly (Kate Austen)

3

Jorge Garcia (Hugo ‘Hurley’ Reyes)

4

Josh Holloway (James ‘Sawyer’ Ford)

5

Terry O’Quinn (John Locke)

6

Yunjin Kim (Sun-Hwa Kwon)

7

Naveen Andrews (Sayid Jarrah)

8

Daniel Dae Kim (Jin-Soo Kwon)

9

Emilie de Ravin (Claire Littleton)

10

Michael Emerson (Benjamin ‘Ben’ Linus)

11

Dominic Monaghan (Charlie Pace)

Source : https://undefined/entertainment/2018/09/20/Z15nxEo/lost-cast-season-1

Delta Flight Turns Around Halfway for the Dumbest Reason

image

It seems like there’s never any shortage of scandals and drama when it comes to flying on airplanes, and this latest Delta flight that experienced some restroom trouble is no different. Whether it’s flight attendants catching people trying to enter the mile-high club, or cussing near babies, there’s something about travel that brings out the worst in people.

And although there are lots of instances where complete morons ruin flights for other people, I’d argue that there are plenty of occasions where passengers are in the wrong and have no reason to be acting out.

On the other hand, there are also tons of policies and practices instituted by airlines that make you want to bash your head against a wall because they’re just so darn illogical. You can add this Delta flight story to the long list of times airlines acted in really stupid ways that seem designed to piss passengers off.

image

Imagine you’re leaving the hellish commuter landscape that is JFK International Airport. After paying for an expensive Uber or cab ride, after navigating your way through the monstrous airport that is constantly under construction, going through security, taking off your shoes and belt and watch and putting them back on and waiting to board your flight and finally getting on and taking off, you hear an announcement that you’re going to have to turn around halfway and go back to JFK.

France is only hours within reach, but your captain is telling you that you’re not going to Nice. Your plans of visiting Paris or driving through a charming countryside in a small red classic Peugeot have been squashed. And the reason?

A broken toilet.

image

All of the details surrounding the story haven’t been revealed, but Bravo TV host Andy Cohen did offer up some insight on his Instagram stories that pretty much confirm the pettiness of what caused the ire of everyone on board. A clogged or broken toilet sent the whole flight back to JFK.

“We were an hour outside of Europe, somebody pooped or put something down the toilet that didn’t go, broke the toilets. Guess where we are? Back at JFK,” Cohen wrote.

image

It’s unclear as to whether one, two, or more toilets were broken on the flight, but we do have other facts available to us: the type of plane that they were on. It was a Boeing 767, which has six toilets.

Now, I can understand if one toilet was broken — heck, maybe even two — if you had passengers who both ate some terrible and overpriced airline food before getting on their flight. But all six? Come on, that’d only happen if someone intentionally went throughout the flight to break all the toilets.

image

Apparently, the plane had to fly back to JFK because it was easier to fix the toilets in New York than in France. I know that there’s a mean stereotype about the French being stinky, but I’m pretty sure someone in the country knows how to fix a toilet. The toilet was actually first commercially manufactured in Europe thanks to Thomas Crapper, so if anything, there’s more commode-fixing heritage at the flight’s destination than at its origin.

And although the simultaneous, six-toilet-breakdown scenario seems unlikely, according to this Inc. article, that was precisely the case. Which makes you wonder about the nature of the airplane toilet system: Do they all share the same toilet-connected grid?

image

Maybe all their pipes connect to the same output area, which was malfunctioning and causing all of the toilets to back up? Sure, it would have made for a gross flight, but, if you were so close to Europe, why not just land there?

Unless it was going to cost an arm and a leg to get the issue repaired in another country, and Delta would rather screw their customers over than get stiffed with the bill of working with a “foreign” repair service…

image

As annoying as the entire process was, at least passengers could console themselves with the fact that after they landed back in JFK, they could use the bathroom and whatever comps Delta offered them, and they’d be back in the air in “no time.”

However, there was no such luck. Passengers complained about the long wait time it took for them to get back in the air. Imagine being so close to your destination, only to be flown back to the airport and forced to wait another 10 hours to get back in the air?

image

As you can imagine, people weren’t happy. Not just with Delta’s cancellation of the flight, but with the airline’s lack of interest in trying to make things right after the fact.

image

As far as plane-pooping stories go, this Delta one isn’t even the worst. John LeFevre’s tale of having to crap on a private jet is one of the most harrowing pieces of non-fiction I’ve ever read.

The level of humiliation and embarrassment he suffers after discovering he needs to poop in an “emergency toilet” on a private jet with a high-profile clientele, with nothing but a small privacy curtain to separate him from them, is the stuff of cringe legends.

image

Just over halfway through the flight, all the coffee in my stomach feels like it’s percolating its way down into my lower intestine. I hunker down and try and focus on other things. What feels like an hour, but probably isn’t more than twenty minutes, passes. We then enter what turns out to be pretty violent turbulence. With each bounce, I have to fight my body, trying not to sh-t my pants. “Thirty minutes to landing, maybe forty five” I try and tell myself, each jostle a gamble I can’t afford to lose. I signal to [the flight attendant] and she heads toward me.

“Excuse me, where is the bathroom, because I don’t see a door?” I ask while still devoting considerable energy to fighting off what starts to feel like someone shook a seltzer bottle and shoved it up my a–. She looks at me, bemused, and says, “Well, we don’t really have one per se.” She continues, “Technically, we have one, but it’s really just for emergencies. Don’t worry, we’re landing shortly anyway.”

“I’m pretty sure this qualifies as an emergency,” I manage to mutter through my grimace. I can see the fear in her face as she points nervously to the back seat. The turbulence outside is matched only by the cyclone that is ravaging my bowels. She points to the back of the plane and says, “There. The toilet is there.” For a brief instant, relief passes over my face. She continues, “If you pull away the leather cushion from that seat, it’s under there. There’s a small privacy screen that pulls up around it, but that’s it.” At this point, I was committed. She had just lit the dynamite and the mine shaft was set to blow.

I turn to look where she is pointing and I get the urge to cry. I do cry, but my face is so tightly clenched it makes no difference. The “toilet” seat is occupied by the CFO, i.e. our f–king client. Our f–king female f–king client!

image

“I’m so sorry. I’m so sorry.” My apologies do nothing to drown out the heinous noises that seem to carry on and reverberate throughout the small cabin indefinitely. If that’s not bad enough, I have one more major problem. The privacy screen stops right around shoulder level. I am sitting there, a disembodied head, in the back of the plane, on a bucking bronco for a toilet, all while looking my colleagues, competitors, and clients directly in the eyes. “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!” briefly comes to mind.

I literally could reach out with my left hand and rest it on the shoulder of the person adjacent to me. It was virtually impossible for him, or any of the others, and by others I mean high profile business partners and clients, to avert their eyes. They squirm and try not to look, inclined to do their best to carry on and pretend as if nothing out of the ordinary was happening, that they weren’t sharing a stall with some guy crapping his intestines out. Releasing smelly, sweaty, shame at 100 feet per second.

“I’m so sorry. I’m so sorry” is all the ashamed disembodied head can say…over and over again. Not that it mattered.

Absolutely horrifying.

More from Distractify

Pics of This Crazy Posh Airplane Will Have You Booking Your Next Adventure Immediately

This Grandma Freaked An Airline Out With Her Ill-Conceived Luggage Label

This Female Airline Pilot Shares The Moment She Got Fed Up With ‘Woman Driver’ Jokes

Source : https://www.distractify.com/trending/2018/08/16/ZuwOFn/delta-flight-turned-around

19 Flight Attendants Share People's Worst Attempts At Joining The 'Mile High Club'

There are some mythical occurrences that only a few people have experienced in their lives. They’re so elusive that you almost think the people that regale you with these stories are lying about them. Like the bro at your gym who totally did molly last weekend and talked a lesbian couple into a threesome at their place. Because, you know they couldn’t go back to his on account that he still lives with his parents, but only because the lease on his 3-series is so high and that plus the insurance is killing him.

Another sexual “unicorn” is the elusive Mile High Club, which is just a fancy way of saying you had sex on a plane while it is up in the air – usually in the bathroom.

Although it’s totally happened before, and some of the tales seem like they’re straight out of a late-night Skinemax film with an $80,000 budget, not all people’s attempts at getting a jet-set lay ended so well.

1

There’s this huge misunderstanding.

2

This flight attendant never caught anyone, but you better hope that they clean those seats.

3

The awkward handy-poo.

4

These passengers who strangely asked permission.

5

This pitiful attempt.

6

This bathroom ain’t big enough for the both of us.

7

What lies under the sweatshirt.

8

Naked selfies on a flip phone and puke.

9

Maybe it’s best to not admit to stuff like this.

10

Spring braaaaeeeeaaaaaak.

11

The missed opportunity.

12

The clueless dude telling the worst joke ever.

13

Geriatrics getting down.

14

This one is somehow weirder than the others.

15

A little embarrassment goes a long way.

16

So, so gross.

17

This ‘shameless attempt.’

18

The Red Eye.

19

The pilot knows too much.

Source : http://www.distractify.com/humor/2018/06/04/27mXch/mile-high-club-worst-attempts

This Flight Attendant Channeled 'Magic Mike' In His Pre-Flight Safety Announcements

If you’ve ever flown on an airplane you know what to expect.

Cramped legroom, subpar food, and crying babies. Then, there are the pre-flight rituals where a flight attendant stands in front of you and demonstrates a bunch of safety features.

Now, some flight attendants just do the bare minimum and get through the safety compliance portion without a hiccup. But then some take extra joy and pride in their jobs, like this one Southwest attendant who used the opportunity to make some people laugh on board.

She’s not the only amazing attendant starting off people’s trips right. As it turns out, there are other employees who work up in the sky that are dedicated to making you feel as happy as possible, no matter how silly it might make them look.

And you’d be hardpressed to find a flight attendant who works harder for that than this man who really gets into his sensual pre-flight safety routine. Much to the delight of the aircraft’s passengers.

I mean, just look at this gem of a man.

The video, uploaded by Samantha Lynch Kintner, features the man pulling off a routine that looks like it could’ve come straight out of Magic Mike.

Whether it’s seductively pulling and fastening seatbelts, slowly unraveling life vests and then blowing into them, this man can do no wrong. He’s totally owning his flight attendant gig.

And not only did people in the video love it, but Facebook is fawning over him as well.

Others felt that his safety demonstration was distracting to the point of being potentially harmful.

While some thought the man was doing God’s work essentially, considering just how stressful air travel is.

I’d have to agree. In between shopping around for the most affordable tickets that’ll actually get you back home in a reasonable amount of time, trying to make your flight and running around a strange airport while praying your flight hasn’t been delayed, and after going through security checkpoints (and if you have a name like mine, the joy of constantly being selected for random searches), it’d be nice to meet a stranger who’s just trying to put a smile on your face. Especially if he’s acting totally silly to do so.

Source : http://www.distractify.com/humor/2017/11/16/ZgrAkF/flight-attendant-sexy-dance