WACKY WORLD OF TRAVEL
A woman attempted to bring a peacock on board a United Airlines flight from Newark Airport to Los Angeles in late January, claiming the bird was for “emotional support”.
CAUSING A STINK
United Airlines flight UA895 from Chicago to Hong Kong was forced to land at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport in Alaska on January 5 after a passenger smeared faeces all over one of the toilets.
Two women were arrested at Singapore’s Changi Airport in late January after purchasing boarding passes to enter the transit area in order to meet a Korean boy band. The women had no intention of leaving Singapore.
A 66-year-old woman managed to fly from Chicago to London without a ticket or passport in January. The woman reportedly hid behind other passengers in order to evade security to board a British Airways flight in Chicago, but was stopped at the UK border, repatriated to the US and arrested. This was not her first offence.
An unruly female passenger was restrained with zip ties and duct tape on board an American Airlines flight from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport on January 31, after she became violent and bit a member of the cabin crew while trying to make a dash for the cockpit.