TRAVEL TALES

Business Traveller (Asia-Pacific) - - UPFRONT -

GET YOUR GOAT

Amer­i­can Air­lines has re­vised its pol­icy on sup­port an­i­mals. In­sects, goats, hedge­hogs, fer­rets, spi­ders, chick­ens and hawks will no longer be al­lowed inside the cabin as emo­tional sup­port an­i­mals. Minia­ture horses how­ever, will still be ac­cepted.

BAPTISM OF FIRE

A week af­ter com­plet­ing “the most ex­ten­sive ren­o­va­tion in its 115-year his­tory”, the five-star Man­darin Ori­en­tal in Lon­don’s Knights­bridge was en­gulfed in flames, forc­ing the evac­u­a­tion of 36 guests, in­clud­ing pop star Rob­bie Wil­liams.

THAT JOKE BOMBED

A 26-year-old man caused a stam­pede from a Lion Air Boe­ing 737 due to de­part from Bor­neo af­ter falsely claim­ing there was a bomb on board. Pas­sen­gers broke open the emer­gency ex­its and slid down the plane’s en­gines or be­came stranded on the wing. Eight were hos­pi­talised with bro­ken bones and head wounds.

AL­WAYS BE PRE­PARED

A boy scout caused the evac­u­a­tion of Hous­ton’s Wil­liam P Hobby Air­port af­ter a toy gren­dade was de­tected in his bag. Po­lice told lo­cal news site KPRC, the 17-year-old boy was car­ry­ing the grenade as “part of a fu­ture ex­er­cise on what not to bring to an air­port”.

ON HOLD

A Chi­nese wo­man held up thou­sands of pas­sen­gers on a Shanghai metro train at rush hour af­ter los­ing her phone and be­com­ing con­vinced one of her fel­low pas­sen­gers had stolen it. She ar­gued with sta­tion staff for 20 min­utes, in­sist­ing she was the vic­tim, be­fore the train was able to de­part.

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