Alaska Airlines restroom-use squabble leads to wrongful detainment, $11,500 lawsuit claims

Jessica DeWitt and Michael Dobbs are suing Alaska Airlines for wrongful detainment over first-class restroom use.

The pair were seated in the first-class cabin, and DeWitt needed to use the restroom. Yet passengers from coach kept walking up to use the first-class restroom — and DeWitt grew more uncomfortable by the minute as she waited for an opportunity to use the toilet.

Patton said when DeWitt asked a flight attendant if she would make an announcement stating that passengers were only to use the restrooms in their assigned cabins, the flight attendant said she would not.

Inside the billion-dollar, super-censored inflight movie industry

Any time you watch a movie on an airplane (unless you are using one of those personal video units), you’ll notice that it has been censored and edited for airplane use. How do the censors decide what to include in a movie?

“Depending on which region the airline is from, there will be different tolerances,” says Jovita Toh, CEO at Encore Inflight Limited, an inflight distributor for airlines based in Hong Kong.

“Europeans are OK with some nudity but cannot tolerate gore and too much violence.

Here’s why you shouldn’t panic when an airliner loses an engine in flight

Most people panic when an airplane loses an engine in flight. Benjamin Zhang of Business Insider takes a look at why you shouldn’t panic.

When an aircraft is flying without one of its engines, it tends to fly at a lower altitude and work the remaining engine(s) harder. This makes the plane less fuel efficient and reduces range. However, the vast majority of twin-engine long-haul airliners can perform this maneuver with no significant reduction in capabilities.

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