Crazy Airline Stories

22 Jan

An American Airlines passenger from Rio de Janeiro went nuts at a flight attendant on a JFK-bound flight on Thursday when he saw that his path to the bathroom was being blocked by a beverage cart, according to the New York Post.

Michael Isabelle of Massachusetts kicked the cart repeatedly until it fell over and punched the hapless flight attendant, Carlos Carrico, in the stomach. Carrico and two others  wrestled Isabelle to the ground and handcuffed him. Once the plane landed, Isabelle was taken to a local hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.

A related story made headlines earlier this week when a 24-year old Columbia University student  jumped onto a moving baggage belt at JFK Airport in an effort to make his flight, the New York Post reports.

Edward Hall III, a behavioral economics researcher at the University, was on his way to San Francisco on United when he realized he forgot his photo ID. Fittingly, a TSA official refused to let him pass through security without an ID, so Hall asked an agent to put him in a suitcase and send down the baggage belt.

When the agent refused, Hall jumped onto the baggage belt in an apparent effort to be slid through to the plane via baggage security. Hall was arrested roughly 20 minutes later close to the tarmac.

Yet, on another incident,  Rachel Hazan, on her way to Florida at JFK airport, inadvertently picked up the bag of Michael Connery Jr, a JetBlue pilot, taking his certified handgun with her, according to the New York Daily News.

Connery was licensed to carry the 40-caliber handgun by the TSA to hold off threats within the cockpit. Both Hazan and Connery boarded their flights without problem. Hazan realized the bag wasn’t hers once she was on board her flight; she alerted a flight attendant to the mix-up. Connery’s ID was in the bag, luckily, but the two flights were still delayed while the mix-up was worked out. Connery was no longer allowed possession of a gun after this incident.

Do you think we have read enough already or should we expect more in the next few days? Don’t be surprised…

1 Comment

Posted by on 01/22/2011 in U. S. News


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One response to “Crazy Airline Stories

  1. Jo

    01/29/2011 at 7:12 am

    Some people just can’t hold their temper.


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