American Blames Mechanics for Delays, Vaping Leads to Lifetime Ban, Air Carrier for Cheap Fares

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Here are some posts from around the web that I thought you may find interesting.  Let me know if there is anything good I missed.  Email me anything awesome that you find, or write, at


Spirit Airlines Passenger Banned for Life for Vaping on Plane – Travel Pulse

I am sorry that it sounds like this idiot is from Michigan.  I am guessing he was too drunk and just didn’t card.  Luckily Spirit didn’t have to divert to land the plane and inconvenience the other passengers.  I think they should have pressed charges though instead of doing just a lifetime ban.

So You Want to Become an Air Courier to Save on Air Fare? – The Lazy Traveler’s Handbook

I found this to be a very interesting article and loved reading about Andy’s experience in the past being a courier.  I don’t think I could do it as it is set up now.  Transporting something you don’t know about sounds dangerous to me these days.

American Airlines accuses mechanics union of illegal work slowdown in stalled contract talks – Dallas News

If this seems like deja vu it is because this exact same thing played out with Southwest.  Southwest was able to finally reach a deal with their mechanics union after years of negotiations.  It sounds like American needs to take a page out of their book and wrap this up or their customers are going to continue to pay the price.


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  1. In two of those countries listed for being an air courier, if there were illegal drugs in the package, you are going to get life in prison or a death sentence. No ifs, ands or buts. All for $10 an hour!


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