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Monday's Three Burning Legal Questions: Air Travel Edition

Here are today's three burning legal questions, along with the answers provided by the blawgosphere.

1) Question: I checked my bags prior to my flight. Wouldn't you know it, they never made it to my destination. I knew I shouldn't have stuffed my 40.95-carat natural emerald into my suitcase pocket! Any ideas on how to get it back?

Answer: Don't worry, your emerald is at the Unclaimed Baggage Center in Scottsboro, Ala. Just hurry before they sell it off. (, 10 of the Strangest Unclaimed Airline Baggage Items Ever Found)

2) Question: I've just been stuck in the middle seat between my wife and some bratty 12-year-old boy for this flight. Is there any way out of this seat assignment?

Answer: Are you on British Airways? If so, just sit tight for a few minutes because that plane isn't going anywhere until you are moved. British Airways has a strict policy against male passengers sitting next to children they don't know. (Business Insider, British Airways Made a Hedge Fund Manager Switch Seats on The Grounds That He Was Inappropriately Close to a 12-Year-Old Boy)

3) Question: I'm about to board my flight. Am I hearing things or did one of the TSA agents just call me a "pickle smoker" and chalk me up on some kind of homemade Jeopardy board?

Answer: Are you flying out of Florida? Then you might be right. (CNN, Derogatory 'Jeopardy' Board Launches TSA Probe)


Posted by Bruce Carton on February 1, 2010 at 04:15 PM | Permalink | Comments (2)


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