Air travel nightmares: Turbulence and theft edition
Published: July 22, 2010
It's been a rough week for travel -- literally, for passengers on a Dulles-LAX flight who ran into such severe turbulence they were forced to land in Denver after two dozen people were injured.
Equally dramatic: the arrest on the tarmac of an Air France flight attendant accused of stealing from business class passengers. The passengers didn't notice someone rifling through their credit cards because they were asleep in their comfy recliners, full of filet mignon and complimentary booze. It's the revenge of the hoi polloi: we might be wedged in hard, narrow seats and paying $5 for weak G&Ts, but who still has all their cash?
And finally, fliers bound for the West Coast will see more body scanners soon -- at LAX, Oakland and San Francisco.