Category Archives for Strange.

Man Re-books Ticket 300 Times for Free Lounge Dinners

A frugal passenger bought a fully refundable China Eastern ticket and re-booked it 300 times in order to get free dinner at the VIP lounge at Xi’an International Airport’s (XIY) VIP lounge…for 300 days. Thanks to reader Rakesh in Mumbai for sharing this story and to his cousin for obtaining the OK on sharing the summary below from the…

Continue Reading »

What I’ve Learned After 2 Weeks In Kansas – .99 Margaritas, $1 Drinks, Applebees Karaoke, Line Dancing & More

I think my last two weeks in Topeka might have been even more unique than some of my recent trips overseas. Here are some of the more interesting things I learned: 1) The fields at MacLennan Park at Cedar Crest actually has visible historic ruts or swales, made by the wheels of countless wagons traveling the…

Continue Reading »

Smelly Carpet Diverts Flight & Other Crazy Diversions

A new Lufthansa A320-200 from Stockholm to Frankfurt diverted to Copenhagen last week when passengers detected a strange odor on board. The Telegraph reports that “fearing for the aircraft’s safety, the Lufthansa crew opted to divert to the Danish capital, landing 15 minutes later, and the 129 passengers on board were rebooked onto alternative flights. However,…

Continue Reading »

The 10 Worst Types of Passenger Seatmates

Depressed about the no notification American AAdvantage devaluation? While we ridiculously continue to wait for details on which partners are impacted by the newly imposed international fuel surcharges, here’s another Wednesday countdown. Today’s countdown comes from the Courier Mail and lists the 10 Worst Types of Passengers: People with uncontrollable kids (Parentus Slapdashii) Seat recliners (Reclinus Maximus) Smelly…

Continue Reading »