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Galley Gossip: Flight attendant is sent to prison for sexy texting

Galley Gossip: Flight attendant is sent to prison for sexy texting Mar 18th, 2010 at 9:30AM: Recently someone said to me, "I travel on international flights all the time to visit family and I've noticed that the women who work for the airlines are getting older. Is this okay?" Is this okay? Is this okay! I couldn't decide whether to laugh or throw whatever was in my hand at the time. Instead I took a deep breath and replied, "Of course it's okay! Women age. So do passengers." I mean...

Man threatens to explode bomb at SFO, gets one-way ticket to jail

Man threatens to explode bomb at SFO, gets one-way ticket to jail Oct 1st, 2009 at 5:40PM: If you have a problem with your plane ticket, do not, I repeat, DO NOT do what Oregonian Mark Field did this past Tuesday at San Francisco International Airport: He threatened Philippine Airlines' staff by waving his cellphone and saying, "I'm going to press this and blow up the plane." Mention a bomb in an airport and you're in BIG trouble as Field quickly discovered. It doesn't matter how...

Oktoberfest off to a bad start for Aussies

Oktoberfest off to a bad start for Aussies Sep 22nd, 2009 at 2:30PM: Just two days into Germany's Oktoberfest celebration, one Australian man is dead and another in jail. The man who died was running alongside a train close to his campsite outside of Munich after the festival, when he fell underneath the train's wheels. Another Aussie was arrested just a few hours into the festival, after he threw a beer stein into a crowd and injured two teenagers. Oktoberfest...

Carnival cruise passengers spend weekend in Antigua ... in jail

Carnival cruise passengers spend weekend in Antigua ... in jail Sep 9th, 2009 at 8:30AM: It looks like Carnival could use some new passengers. Not even a week after banning a family for life – and then reversing the ban – six passengers on one of its ships have been detained in Antigua. Now, if you're going to get stuck someplace, Antigua isn't bad, but I'd rather be in a resort than involved with the criminal justice system – it just seems more fun. Dolores Lalanne,...

Gadling previews Locked Up Abroad, Season 3

Gadling previews Locked Up Abroad, Season 3 Mar 26th, 2009 at 10:30AM: Just last year, Gadling brought you a first look at a new show on the National Geographic Channel called Locked Up Abroad. The show profiles the harrowing true stories of foreigners who have been arrested or kidnapped while abroad, telling the stories with first person interviews with the victims. A new season of Locked Up Abroad kicks off on April 1st at 10pm, and Gadling recently had a chance to...

Free flight ploy ends in jail

Free flight ploy ends in jail Jan 25th, 2009 at 12:00PM: Some people will do anything for a free flight. Instead of waiting for the airline to screw up, Arthur David Proskin used a bump by the beverage cart as his ticket to glory ... and hopefully anywhere in the continental United States. He used what was probably an accident to shout obscenities at the flight attendant who so egregiously wronged him (hint for the tone-deaf, this is sarcasm) and other...

Adultery can get you jail time in South Korea

Adultery can get you jail time in South Korea Dec 18th, 2008 at 1:00PM: It is a news headline you'd expect to see in a theocratic Islamic nation in the Middle East: "Actress given 8 months in jail for adultery." But, this time, the headline could refer to the case of South Korean actress Ok So-ri. The Korean adultery law was created in 1953 and has been upheld despite four major challenges over the past two decades. In Ok's case, the judges denied her arguement that...

Sex on the beach couple out of jail in Dubai

Sex on the beach couple out of jail in Dubai Nov 28th, 2008 at 10:00AM: Remember the names Michelle Palmer and Vince Acors? They are the two Brits who weren't really a couple until they met at a champagne brunch in Dubai, got drunk, and then proceeded to get frisky on a beach. Before that party, they didn't know each other. After they became better acquainted after a cocktail or two, or who knows how many, their friskiness got them much international attention and...

Dubai Sex-on-the-Beach Couple Sentenced to Three Months in Jail

Dubai Sex-on-the-Beach Couple Sentenced to Three Months in Jail Oct 20th, 2008 at 12:00PM: It has not been a good summer for Michelle Palmer and Vince Acors. The couple's seaside tryst has turned into a courtroom drama complete with medical evidence and appeals. The two British citizens, despite the best efforts of their lawyers, and despite the black-eye it will give to Dubai's tourist industry, have been sentenced to three months in prison. Their lawyer claims that an appeal is...

Avoid a layover in Dubai at all costs

Avoid a layover in Dubai at all costs Feb 8th, 2008 at 11:00AM: A British traveler traveling through Dubai International Airport on a layover has just been sentenced to four years in a United Arab Emirate jail. You're probably thinking he did something crazy like punched a flight attendant, as Iva wrote about yesterday. You'll never believe this: he was arrested for having a microscopic bit of marijuana on the bottom of his shoe. The marijuana--which is...

Jail Hotels: bunking like an inmate

Jail Hotels: bunking like an inmate Nov 8th, 2007 at 12:30PM: Call me weird, but there is something sickly exciting about living in a hotel that used to be a jail. I prefer hostels, bed and breakfast inns and motels to hotels -- with a special dislike towards 5-star luxury -- but should I have the opportunity to stay at the new Boston jail hotel, I'd take it. Smartly called "Liberty Hotel", the once notorious Charles Street Jail celled Boston Mayor James...

Go To Jail on Bondi Beach?

Go To Jail on Bondi Beach? Oct 4th, 2007 at 9:50AM: What comes to mind when you think of Bondi Beach? Probably you're imagining bikinis, white sand, leathery-skinned suntanners and the heavenly water, a refuge from the heat of the day. What you're probably not imagining is Jail. That's right -- a German artist has come up with a novel idea: Prison on the beach. I know what you're thinking -- what kind of crime do you have to do to end up in that...

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