WACKY WORLD OF TRAVEL

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FEATH­ERED FRIENDS

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.

SU­PER FANS

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.

STOWAWAY PEN­SIONER

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.

TIED DOWN

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.

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