I didn’t know that was banned on a plane!

If you’re not entirely sure whether you’re allowed to pack your favorite can of hairspray, your teenager’s hoverboard, or that cellphone to which your companion seems to be surgically attached, you’re in good company.
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How to board a plane after being pickpocketed

A pickpocket stole Mim King’s wallet on a recent visit to San Francisco. She thought the Transportation Security Administration would never let her board her flight to Los Angeles the next day. But she was wrong. Read more “How to board a plane after being pickpocketed”

Here are a few more stories that will leave you speechless

To absolutely no one’s surprise, this week’s most popular story was about the doctor and the flight attendant. Oh, you know the one I’m talking about. Yeah, that one.
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Don’t take a picture on the plane until you’ve read this story

Next time you’re tempted to take a snapshot of an interesting cloud formation or your seatmate sprawling into your personal space on a plane, remember Arash Shirazi and Steven Leslie.

Both of them are law-abiding citizens and air travelers. And both recently ran afoul of the airline industry’s confusing photography rules.
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What to do when you’re baked — or frozen — on a plane

When Eric Crusius boarded his recent American Airlines flight from Washington to Dallas, the air conditioning was powered down and the cabin started to heat up quickly, just as you might expect an aluminum tube to do under the heat of the late summer sun.

“It was pretty steamy,” he recalls.

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