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Flight Attendant Helps Refugees by Selling Their Art

Kayra Martinez took calligraphy paper and pens into refugee tents in Greece last year. “That was the first time I had actually seen the children really calm,” Martinez said. “And I realized that this is something that they really love to do.” As a flight attendant for United Airlines, Martinez is often in Greece, where she was drawn to the refugee camps and began volunteering there in 2015. Focusing her efforts on Nea Kavala in northern Greece, she is now the first point of contact for many families in need….

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Woman And Service Dog Kicked Off Ryanair Flight To Ibiza

As massive cancellations of roughly 2,000 flights affect Ryanair scheduling and hundreds of thousands of customers of Europe’s largest short-haul airline, a woman has come forward to claim that she and her service dog were booted from their flight shortly before takeoff. Sophia Costabal, 32, claimed that she was “left alone” in the airport after being asked to leave the flight with her dog, for which she said she had all the necessary paperwork for travel. The Miami resident told Russia-based news outlet RT that she was kicked off her Wednesday flight…

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Flight Diverted After Drunk Passenger Attacks Crew And Goes On Racist Tirade

A flight from Manchester, England, to Marrakech, Morocco, was forced to divert to Lisbon on Monday after a passenger allegedly assaulted cabin crew members and launched a racist tirade on fellow passengers. Two hundred passengers aboard the easyJet flight were shuttled to nearby hotels before boarding flights the following day. According to witnesses, the individual appeared to be drunk. It was unclear what sparked the incident, though fellow passengers claimed the unnamed individual was intoxicated prior to boarding the flight with the British budget carrier. “I have never seen anything like…

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Short Flight Turns Into 33-Hour Nightmare Involving Plane Catching Fire

What was expected to be a four-hour flight turned into a nightmare for passengers flying from London to Athens on British Airways after the trip ultimately took up a staggering 33 hours instead, according to reports. The ordeal ultimately involved four separate planes, one of which had to be evacuated after an engine caught fire. The incident began Tuesday, Sept. 5 as the initial flight was scheduled to leave Heathrow Airport around 1:15 p.m. local time, the Evening Standard reported. Passengers were alerted the flight had been canceled due to a faulty…

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