14. Yet another invaluable use for duct tape
Icelandair, Reykjavik to New York
Drunk flier or victim of a mid-air heist? Hard to tell from the picture of this guy taped to his seat (and gagged!) by fellow passengers last January. Ok, he actually went nuts after downing a bottle of booze and proceeded to spit, hit, and scream at folks on board. The takeaway here: Don't mess with New Yorkers or Icelanders -- they're not taking any sh*t.
13. Just practicing in case of an emergency?
Alaska Airlines, Anchorage to Portland
& AirTran Airways, Baltimore to Austin
Apparently, this happens more than you'd think. In May, a 23yr-old man was held down by passengers after trying to open the emergency exit ten minutes (possibly late for a date?) before the flight was scheduled to land in Portland. Not to be outdone, another nut job tried to open two emergency exits en route to Austin, resulting in the plane being diverted to Memphis so he could be extracted.
12. Strike two
US Airways, Ft. Lauderdale to Charlotte
Stop us if you've heard this one: a woman refuses to turn off her cellphone, then, after the plane returns to the gate, physically assaults the two officers attempting to arrest her. Oh, Florida. What ever shall we do with you?