5. All on board?
Once you’ve checked in, passed through security and made it beyond the departure gate you might think you’re as good as on the plane. This wasn’t the case on a recent easyJet flight from Malaga to Bristol; The Daily Mail
reported that 29 passengers were forgotten, left trapped between the security doors and the gangway. The budget airline made headlines again a few days later after tasering a drunken passenger who went on a naked rampage.
6. Parking 101Burnham-on-Sea
’s sandy strand has claimed many cars over the years. Drivers are cautioned to watch the fast-rising tide when using the beach parking, but this didn’t stop a family from Wolverhampton losing their Mondeo to the sea
in 2010. According to The Daily Mail
, as the family tried to rescue their vehicle it just sank deeper into the soft sand and mud.
7. Gran flown to Grenada not Granada
Thanks to a mix-up with over the phone with Avios, Lamenda Kingdon was surprised to discover – mid-flight – that she was being whisked off to a Caribbean Island rather than sunny Spain. “The 62-year-old was sipping a gin and tonic at 30,000ft when she told the person next to her how she was looking forward to visiting the historic Spanish city
. She was aghast when her neighbour replied: ‘Not on this plane, you won’t.’”, reported the Plymouth Herald
8. A night to remember
Nineteen-year-old Luke had a rude awakening in November when he woke up after a night at Manchester
’s Tokyo Project in the toilettes
of Paris’s Charles De Gaulle Airport. He told The Mirror:
“I don’t recall much of the flight because I fell asleep and then the next thing I know I find myself lying next to a toilet in a cubicle in the middle of Charles De Gaulle airport and thinking what the hell have I just done?”
9. "I’ve got monkeys in my pants"
An inept smuggler revealed himself at LAX in 2002, after four birds of paradise burst from his suitcase and began swooping around the airport. Further interrogation led him to admit that he was also concealing a pair of slow lorises… in his pants.