I hadn’t really considered Busta Rhymes since the early-aughts when he was making chiropractors rich by telling everybody to break ya neck. But apparently he’s still hustling. Earlier this week, Busta was flying first class on British Airways from JFK to London’s Heathrow Airport where he was greeted by police after “verbally assaulting and threatening passengers” in a dispute over overhead bin space (via Daily Mail). Look, we all know air travel is hell. Well, at least it is for us who can’t afford to fly first class. I’m surprised more in-flight outbursts don’t occur given the number of stupid, annoying people one encounters on any given flight. But mussin’ and fussin’ in first class with a glass of champagne in your hand and a fleet of flight attendants to do your dirty work for you? Get the fuck outta here.
More than a thousand passengers flying with Icelandic budget air carrier WOW Air yesterday found themselves stranded when the airline suddenly cancelled all their flights and ceased operations. According to CNN, WOW didn’t bother to tell anybody what was happening, instead they simply posted a statement on its website. Passengers were given the runaround, at multiple airports, due to conflicting information. Flights were delayed for hours before eventually getting cancelled. It was bedlam on both side of the atlantic. Where’s Keanu Reeves when you need him?
Have you ever been to the airport and things didn’t go as smoothly as you’d hoped? Yes? Me too! Oh my god, we have so much to talk about! Don’t you just hate it when you’re flying first class and your flight’s delayed and the gate agent won’t let your enormous carry-on have its own seat but lets other ECONOMY people on the plane with their carry-on bags that actually do fit in the little sizer thing? All because they either hate women or your TV show for which you get paid $450,000 per episode? What are you supposed to do, check your precious bag like a commoner? It’s so unfair, isn’t it? I don’t know about you but I can super relate to the plight endured by Mayim Bialik at the hands of her oppressor, United Airlines, as she tried to make a connecting flight to Houston.
Nyle Dimarco, a stalwart and articulate advocate for the deaf community, was on a Delta flight and was surprised to find a gate employee waiting for him a wheelchair. Nyle is a perfectly bodied man, I mean perfectly able-bodied man who never seems to skip leg day at the gym. I know this because fairly recently (I’d say sometime around when Nyle won Cycle 22 of America’s Next Top Model) I have found myself spending a portion of my busy day looking at Nyle’s Instagram page. Believe me, his legs are foine. I mean fine. What I mean to say is, his legs work just fine.
If the name Gretchen Wilson isn’t ringing any bells, then you maybe didn’t live in the kind of town where “Redneck Woman” was blasted at every wedding, prom, tailgate, family bonfire, or jail-release celebration. But after today, you’ll know Gretchen Wilson as the country singer who proved she wasn’t exactly lying about being trashy n’ proud when she got arrested during an airplane bathroom fight on Tuesday. As someone who has heard Gretchen Wilson provide the soundtrack to many a truck-based gathering, I’m a little shocked that this fight happened in the bathroom of an airplane and not a Walmart. Not very on-brand for Gretchen.
United Is In Another Shit Storm After A Flight Attendant Told A Passenger To Put Her Dog In The Overhead Bin
You may have already read the tragic story about the puppy who died a slow, dark death in an overhead bin on a United Airlines flight, and if you have, I apologize for bringing it up again and causing your heart to break and trickle down your body and out of your ass. If you haven’t read this story, then I apologize for bringing it up and causing your heart to break and trickle down your body and out of your ass. This is the kind of awful story where what should be the palate cleanser (read: a picture of an adorable puppy) is actually what’s bringing on the sadness in major doses.
During my dog’s 15 years of life, I’ve traveled with him on a plane at least a dozen times. I’ve never really had any major issues, except for my nerves splitting while subliminally saying to him, “Please don’t diarrhea in your carrier, please don’t diarrhea in your carrier…” But Catalina Robledo and her family had the worst thing happened to them when a United flight attendant told her to put their dog in an overhead bin. That overhead bin ended up becoming the dog’s coffin. I told you this story was the worst.