Lawsuits, Trouble in the DR and AirBnB Shenanigans

Welcome to this week’s weekly roundup of wacky travel stories, where the skies are anything but friendly and the seas are anything but shiny.

The rise in “travel incidents” — for lack of a better word — may be due to pandemic fatigue, the rise of social media, or perhaps a bit of both. But what is clear is that things are just getting started when it comes to the lack of right to action.

A recent report from NBC News reveals that travel incidents have jumped exponentially since 2019. Namely: before the pandemic, there were only about ten incidents per month. But after the pandemic, that number jumped to a huge 500 incidents per month.

And, according to the report, what we see in travel is nothing compared to what we see in everyday life.

“The rage in the not-so-friendly sky is also a manifestation of the anger happening on the ground,” signaled the exit. “For every video of an airline passenger losing it on a flight, there are more in grocery stores, school board meetings and banks.”

So, with every weekly wacky travel story we talk about here, it’s worth remembering that there are real people behind them who are affected – negatively – every time.

A magic mushroom trick goes wrong

It’s probably not a good idea to take a hallucinogenic drug before boarding a flight – but someone should have told Cherruy Loghan Sevilla.

On October 12, 2022, Sevilla was traveling on a United Airlines flight from Miami to Washington, DC, when the “mushrooms” erupted…and chaos ensued.

Continue reading to find out what happened next…

Skies too friendly

In 2020, Christine Janning co-piloted a flight from Philadelphia to Orlando with Michael Haak.

And that’s really where the story should have ended.

But Haak proved that if men have nothing else, they will have the audacity.

Two years later, Janning pursues for the audacity…and we can’t say we blame her.

Book a hotel instead

When people go on vacation, they go to relax.

Unfortunately, Southern California’s Melissa Forrest — who owns 10 homes that she’s put on AirBnB (yes, she’s one of them) — didn’t get the memo.

If you want to stay in one of his houses, you’ll have to clean up after yourself.

Continue reading to know more…

Dinner and Show

Never, ever put yourself between a woman and her dog.

A flight from New York to Atlanta went as expected when a woman was ordered to remove her dog from her lap.

Three guesses about what happened next

Locked up abroad

In April 2022, a Pivot Airlines crew was arrested in the Dominican Republic after illegal drugs were allegedly found on the plane.

Six months later, they are still in the Dominican Republic with no sign of when they could possibly return home.

It’s not Locked up abroad…This is real life. Discover the story to know more.

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