By Patrick May | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: January 30, 2019 at 11:38 am | UPDATED: January 30, 2019 at 11:55 am Is it our imagination, or are we all taking our earthbound stress with us when we board flights these days? Seems that way. And this week’s strange story from somewhere high above Great Britain had all the weirdness boxes checked: mid-air assault, “disruptive passenger,” flight diverted, cops on the tarmac, a smoking smartphone battery, a smashed smartphone — need we go on? A flight from Manchester, England, headed to Iceland was forced to land in Edinburgh, Scotland, after a series of events. A witness told the BBC: “Some drunk bloke kicked off and assaulted another passenger. When he (realized) we were landing in Scotland to arrest him, he kicked off and smashed his phone up. This snapped the battery which started smoking on the aisle floor.” The BBC also added that “one witness … [Read more...] about Snapped smartphones, ’emotional support squirrel’: Weirdness at 30,000 feet
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Christopher Muther Globe Staff January 30, 2019 New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman doesn’t need to fly coach. When you sign a two-year, $11 million contract, you can also afford to sail past business and first class and head to the next level — a private jet.When Edelman is ready to fly, he ponies up $4,000 (or more) an hour and charters a private jet through Quincy-based Magellan Jets. Think of Magellan as an ultra posh car service for the skies. The company connects customers with private jets that range in price from $3,960 an hour for a standard small jet to $12,800 an hour for a large Gulfstream G450. They can also customize your experience with add-ons. Going to the Super Bowl? They can decorate and cater your flight. Interested in a private jet to the Kentucky Derby? They’ll have the mint juleps ready when you board. Please … [Read more...] about For just $20,000, you can fly to the Super Bowl like Julian Edelman
Ben Widdicombe, New York Times Published 5:42 pm CST, Friday, January 11, 2019 Libbie Mugrabi and David Mugrabi attend Billy Macklowe's 50th Birthday Spectacular at Chinese Tuxedo on April 21, 2018 in New York City. Libbie Mugrabi and David Mugrabi attend Billy Macklowe's 50th Birthday Spectacular at Chinese Tuxedo on April 21, 2018 in New York City. Photo: Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan Via Getty Image Photo: Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan Via Getty Image Image 1 of / 72 Caption Close Image 1 of 72 Libbie Mugrabi and David Mugrabi attend Billy Macklowe's 50th Birthday Spectacular at Chinese Tuxedo on April 21, 2018 in New York City. Libbie Mugrabi and David Mugrabi attend Billy Macklowe's 50th Birthday Spectacular at Chinese Tuxedo on April 21, 2018 in New York City. … [Read more...] about A Messy Split, for All to See
By Marcy de Luna Published 12:17 pm CST, Monday, January 21, 2019 Creflo Dollar World Changers Church International College Park, Georgia In 2015, Reverend Dollar asked his followers to dig deep into their pockets, donating $300 each to help him replace his old private jet with a new $65 million Gulfstream G650, according to the Daily Mail. The outlet also reports he lives in a $2.4 million mansion set on a 53-acre estate near Atlanta, Georgia, drives a Rolls-Royce and made a cool $1 million profit from the sell of his Manhattan apartment with a view of Central Park. (Photo by John van Hasselt/Corbis via Getty Images) less Creflo Dollar World Changers Church International College Park, Georgia In 2015, Reverend Dollar asked his followers to dig deep into their pockets, donating $300 each to help him replace his old private jet ... more Photo: John Van Hasselt - Corbis/Corbis Via Getty Images … [Read more...] about Perks for pastors: John Gray’s $1.8 million home among big ticket toys for church leaders
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump cancelled House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s planned trip to Belgium and Afghanistan just hours before the congressional delegation, known as a CODEL, was set to depart. The AP explains: CAN HE DO THAT? Yes, and not just because he’s the commander in chief. The military maintains a fleet of converted passenger jets used by the President, Vice President, Cabinet officials and other officials, from the iconic modified Boeing 747s known as “Air Force One” when the president is on board to smaller, modified Gulfstream jets. They’re based at Joint Base Andrews just outside of Washington. The assignment of the jets is at the discretion of the White House Military Office and, ultimately, the President. HOW IS THIS SUPPOSED TO WORK? There are a limited number of planes available for travel and a large number of potential travelers. The Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs signs off on CODEL requests for … [Read more...] about AP Explains: Can Trump ground Pelosi’s plane?