Monday, May 04, 2009

Place your Trays in the Upright Position

Everyone agrees that airplane meals are culinary abortions, but - from the Associated Press;

BANGOR, Maine — A British woman allegedly had an in-flight meal of prescription drugs, wine and liquid soap — before trying to bite the crew of a London-bound jetliner.

Galina Rusanova punched and kicked flight attendants on the Chicago-based United Airlines flight after downing two or three bottles of wine, prescription drugs and liquid soap from the jet's lavatory, prosecutors said.

As the scuffle escalated, Rusanova snapped "like a dog" while trying to bite an attendant, prosecutors said. The FBI said the Russian-born London resident had gone to Los Angeles to visit a man she met over the Internet and was returning Wednesday when her flight was diverted to Bangor.

Rusanova appeared in U.S. District Court for a detention hearing there Monday, where she's charged with assault and interference with a flight crew.

No one answered the phone at defense lawyer Matthew Erickson's office.

An editorial note from Joe;

To me, the only thing that rings false about this story is that it claims that British woman was in possession of soap, which I believe the British avoid the way a North American would avoid a person sneezing repeatedly while lamenting about their awful trip to Mexico.



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