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VIDEO: United Passenger Forcibly Removed from Overbooked Flight

By Jessica Monsell

Posted on 04/11/2017, 4:00 AM

What started as a routine flight overbooking turned ugly on Sunday, when United Airlines sought four volunteers to give up their seats in order to accommodate crew members who needed to travel from Chicago to Louisville for a flight the next day. No one accepted the offer of $800 in compensation for a seat, so United selected four unlucky passengers to remove from the flight. When one of t...

VIDEO: United Passenger Forcibly Removed from Overbooked Flight

By Jessica Monsell

Posted on 04/11/2017, 4:00 AM

What started as a routine flight overbooking turned ugly on Sunday, when United Airlines sought four volunteers to give up their seats in order to accommodate crew members who needed to travel from Chicago to Louisville for a flight the next day. No one accepted the offer of $800 in compensation for a seat, so United selected four unlucky passengers to remove from the flight. When one of t...

Passenger Detained by FBI for Wearing a Speedo: Watch

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 11/03/2014, 5:30 PM

Jerome Jarre is a celebrity of sorts. Some 7.5 million people follow his mini-videos on the app called Vine, where he has made a name by gallivanting around city streets doing wacky things in an effort to get people to smile—tickle a stranger here, kiss a stranger there. Jarre, a French national who lives in the United States, has gained enough notice for his relentlessly goofy positive en...

Air New Zealand's Hobbit-Themed Safety Video is Another Viral Smash: Watch It

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 10/23/2014, 6:00 PM

Kaboom! That's the sound of yet another volley in the ongoing Wacky Safety Video Wars.  This time, it's Air New Zealand that has launched another salvo. Because the final film of the Hobbit trilogy is about to be released, 2014 is the last year that New Zealand can milk the Lord of the Rings franchise for every drop it's worth.  And boy, does it. You wouldn't think that anyone could wr...

Not Using Your Vacation Costs America Dearly

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 09/26/2014, 2:45 PM

Ten points for the always excellent CBS News Sunday Morning for recently airing this pithy commentary by its contributor Faith Salie.  Salie calculates how much the American economy loses when people don't use up their vacation days—and what it costs if we don't give workers time off to begin with. Some Americans believe that the fact our workers don't receive much vacation time (compa...

Not Using Your Vacation Costs America Dearly

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 09/26/2014, 2:45 PM

Ten points for the always excellent CBS News Sunday Morning for recently airing this pithy commentary by its contributor Faith Salie.  Salie calculates how much the American economy loses when people don't use up their vacation days—and what it costs if we don't give workers time off to begin with. Some Americans believe that the fact our workers don't receive much vacation time (compa...

Take the Rickshaw Run Across India With YouTube Heartthrobs the Harries Twins

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 02/03/2014, 11:00 PM

Two of the Internet's biggest stars are the button-cute brothers Jack and Finn Harries. If you have never heard of them, there's a simple explanation: You're probably too old.  But the Harries Twins are two of the most beloved personalities on YouTube, which these days can dwarf television in viewership. Nearly every video they upload to their channel, JacksGap, earns well over 1 million v...

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