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Flight attendants explain what to do if a 'customer of size' spills into your seat

expert help of cabin crew having encountered an issue while cruising through the clouds, reports the Mirror. The woman explained how she'd clambered onto an eight and a half hour Air Canada flight from a European city to Toronto and was placed next to a physically large fellow customer who had a seatbelt extender.
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Heathrow Airport covered with 'carpet of luggage' amid chaotic technical blunder
Heathrow, the UK's busiest airport also saw a major technical blunder that resulted in a huge collection of luggage piled up following an issue with the baggage system.Passengers reported that the luggage belts were not working, which led to staff having to place all the suitcases together.In the video, which has gained 19,700 likes on TikTok, the bags were seen being laid out in a closed-off terminal like 'a carpet' while staff members donning high vis jackets try to sort through it all.The clip's captioning read: "An 'enormous luggage carpet' has been spotted outside of a terminal as staff grapple with 'an ongoing issue with the baggage system.'" Industry experts have warned that worst of the travel disruption could be yet to come, with problems set to continue well into next year, according to MyLondon.The disruption has also continued today (June 20), with around 30 flights and 5000 passengers will be affected.A Heathrow spokesperson told Daily Star: "We apologise unreservedly for the disruption passengers have faced over the course of this weekend. "The technical issues affecting baggage systems have led to us making the decision to request airlines operating in Terminals 2 and 3 to consolidate their schedules on Monday 20 June."This will enable us to minimise ongoing impact and we ask that all passengers check with their airlines for the latest information."For the latest breaking news and stories from across the globe from the Daily Star, sign up for our newsletter by clicking here. The news comes after a Scandinavian Airlines pilot has completely trash-talked Britain's biggest airport in a hilarious passengers' announcement.
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Furious EasyJet customer says airline haven't apologised after 'tearing' his luggage
Gatwick Airport.Scenes of suitcases piled high and endless passengers queues have dominated national news all week, as airlines struggle to cope with an increase in demand from travelers.And David Benjamin, 63, has been hit by the issues more than most - thanks to EasyJet, he claims.He flew from Nice in France to Gatwick over the June 11/12 weekend, after a family wedding.But when he returned home on Sunday he found sections of his suitcase had been shredded and crushed with his clothes ruined.David, who has travelled around the world for work for 30 years said: "We waited for quite a while in baggage reclaim before our bag came through on the conveyor belt upside down."I took it off, stood it on its wheels and then it fell over."I saw the wheels had been damaged which then brought my attention to the rest of it."They obviously knew it was damaged because of the delay and how they laid it carefully on the front hiding it."To add to the shock, the bag had been strewn open from the front, exposing the contents inside.Some of the clothes had also been damaged and ripped with others ruined by the contents of a crushed toiletries bag.David, from Staplehurst in Kent, said: "The only way I can describe it is imagine putting a drill through fabric - it looks as though it has been torn and crushed.“No conveyor belt can do this sort of damage, to me it looks it has been caused by some sort of vehicle.”David had bought most of the clothes specifically for the wedding with the items costing around £400.He says he is not aware of any fellow passengers' luggage being destroyed.David is trying to sort the issue with the airline but has struggled to get answers."I'm stuck in limbo and I don't know what to do,” he added."It is just
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Brit stranded at airport after Ryanair pull her to one side and demand £59 fee
Ryanair "flight attendant was determined she wasn't getting on the plane" because of oversized hand luggage.Teresa Bruce had travelled to Benidorm from Prestwick Airport with pals for a five-day trip just days earlier with the same bag.But she was told by an employee of the Irish airline that she'd need to pay €69 (around £59) to place the suitcase in the hold.The 63-year-old, from Irvine, Scotland, was out of cash and couldn't pay the hefty fee.By the time a friend transferred her the money, the operator then said it was too late to board - despite Teresa saying there were still people on the steps at the plane.The Asda worker told the Daily Record: "We were at the gate queuing for priority when a woman came up to me and told me to go with her and bring my suitcase."I went with her and she told me my suitcase was too big to go on the plane. I said 'how can it not come on the plane? I travelled here with it'."She told me I would have to pay €69 but it was the end of my holiday and I didn't have any money left."I couldn't understand why I needed to pay for the case when I had flown over from Prestwick with it just five days before."Teresa desperately needed to get home that day to take medication for her Type 2 diabetes but was instead forced to sleep in the airport in a "frightening" experience."I need to take a jab every Thursday for my Type 2 diabetes and I didn't take it with me as it needs to be refrigerated.
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Ripley's Believe It or Not! refutes claims that Kim Kardashian damaged Marilyn Monroe dress
Video: Kim Kardashian allegedly damaged Marilyn Monroe dress (The Independent)Protests Turn Violent In India Over Us-style 'Tours Of Duty' For Military ServiceAustralian man stops alleged car thief using forkliftDog starts fire in home after turning on hobKate Middleton hosts roundtable with ministers on early years developmentLandmark English pub receives heritage status as surviving Victorian luncheon bar'Brain damaged mother defies odds and completes charity walkRockslide hits car in Yellowstone National ParkBeyonce announces comeback project RenaissanceKevin Spacey free to fly home to US after leaving London courtCurious moose blocks road and eats snow from car windscreenDisgruntled Ryanair employee complains about airline over tannoy mid-flightHailey Bieber updates Justin's fan following his facial paralysisZelensky welcomes European leaders to KyivGrant Shapps urges rail workers not strike 'under basic lie'Premier League: Key fixtures for 2022/23 season revealedCommons erupts in laughter as MP says Boris Johnson 'upholds highest standards in public life' "The fact remains that she did not, in any way, damage the garment in the short amount of time it was worn at the Met Gala," they wrote. "From the bottom of the Met steps, where Kim got into the dress, to the top where it was returned, the dress was in the same condition it started in.
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Flight attendants' grim reason not to wear shorts or touch windows & tables on planes
video on TikTok with five health and hygiene tips for airline passengers. “Do not fall asleep or lean your head on the window,” said Tommy.“You are not the only one that has done that and you don't know how many people or children have wiped their hands or other things all over the window.”He also recommended not wearing shorts on planes.“Don’t or try not to wear shorts when you're on an airplane,” he continued.“It's the same thing as the window – you never know how clean it's going to be, so if you have pants, you're going to have less germs.”And, air hostess, @katkamalani, added her comments and revealed the “nastiest parts on a plane from a flight attendant.”In the clip, she said: “First thing’s first, do not touch the back seat pocket.“They clean them out between flights, but they don’t sanitise them.“Think of all the dirty tissues, barf bags and garbage that has been in there.”Kat continued: “Next if you’re gonna use your tray table make sure you sanitise it.“I have seen so many parents use this as a changing table for their child’s diaper and then they put it in the back seat pocket.”Filming the air conditioner vents, she noted: “Yeah those air vents have seen thousands of hands, wipe them down before you touch them.”Looking at the leaflet showing what to do in an emergency, Kat said: “Our safety guide cards – we don’t sanitise them and a lot of people touch and read these to pass by time.
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Mum's genius hack turns economy seats into a giant bed on long haul flights
The Real Mumma, flew from Melbourne, in Australia, to Los Angeles, in the US, on a mammoth trip that takes longer than 14 hours.But, instead of stressing out and keeping the kids from crying, Adele was able to ensure her children got plenty of sleep on the journey.And, it only cost her £104 rather than the hundreds extra a business class flight would cost.Adele managed to snag her family a Sky Couch as part of an upgrade available on Air New Zealand, which transforms a row of seats into a full flat bed that’s perfect for napping.If you’re lucky you’ll even be able to fit two of you on the bed side by side.Anyone looking to make a long journey from New Zealand to the UK should check if their flight has the Economy Sky Couch available.You can book the Sky Couch alone – you don’t have to share with a stranger – or a Sky Couch with an additional seat.Recommendations on the Air New Zealand site explain what’s suitable for every size of family to book here.Adele wrote about the clever option on Facebook and said: "If there is two of you travelling, you can purchase a third seat at half price and you will get the entire row to yourself."The leg rests all rise to meet the chair in front and create a completely flat, large play or sleep area. Paul and Harvey had a bed and so did Chloe and I."It’s the next best thing to business (but way cheaper) and perfect for long haul flights with young families.
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