#TerrorInTheSkies: No Drink Sharing & No Smelling!


Flying First Class is just the absolute best.

Think about all of the perks...

Nicer seats.  More leg room.  More elbow room.  Less (and probably zero) screaming children.  Better food.  And the drinks.  We almost forgot about the free drinks!

Let's set up a little hypothetical situation.  You're headed on a trip with a couple friends.  You're flying First Class and they aren't.  

So, in an attempt to be a good friend, you ask for a couple extra drinks to take back to your friends that are sitting among the screaming toddlers and all of the normal people.

As Reverend Jesse Jackson says, "That's a no-no!"

Well, this little hypothetical situation actually happened on an American Airlines flight, and the flights attendants weren't having it.

 Now, in this situation, the guy that was trying to get the extra drinks was being a jerk and disrupting the flight, but that wasn't why it wasn't allowed.  And it's not just because all airlines are trying to protect themselves from people taking advantage of the system and passing out free drinks to everyone behind the curtain.

As a matter of fact, it is against federal law.

Regulation 14 CFR 121.575 says: "No person may drink any alcoholic beverage aboard an aircraft unless the certificate holder operating the aircraft has served that beverage to him."

Who knew?

Read the full story at Inc.

Also, it turns out that you can get kicked off of a plane for smelling bad.

This is what reportedly happened to Queen Obioma on a United Airlines flight two years ago.

Obioma was on a plane in Houston, the second of three flights that her family was taking from Lagos, Nigeria to Ontario, Canada, when she was told that she was being removed from the plane because she had a "pungent" odor and another passenger was not comfortable sitting near her.

According to Obioma's racial discrimination lawsuit, "At that point Ms. Obioma was lost, confused and disoriented. Her mind went blank and she was utterly befuddled."

Then "Ms. Obioma watched her minor children marched out of the aircraft like criminals, confused and perplexed ... She sobbed uncontrollably for a long time."

Her lawsuit claims that she was removed because a white man did not want to share a plane with her.

There has to be more to this story, doesn't there?

How many people smell on planes and don't get removed?

It just seems like we aren't getting all of the information.

Read the full story at San Diego Union Tribune


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