All hell broke loose -- or at least the mid-air version of hell -- on an AA flight in October, when passengers heard a “ripping sound” and soon discovered the plane walls had cracked and begun to split apart on rows 14 and 15. The plane promptly made an emergency U-turn to San Francisco, where engineers found a faulty air duct responsible for the breakage.
A passenger caused a stink on a Dallas-bound flight from Paris in August when fellow flyers complained of serious B.O. Before the plane departed from Charles de Gaulle airport, the man was asked to leave the aircraft and to “take a shower”. He blamed it on a cologne he’d sprayed on at Duty Free (probably to mask his smell), though he also had “visa issues”. Always go MasterCard, bro.
Chloe Pantazi is an editorial assistant on Thrillist's travel team. Yes, that's a British accent. No, she doesn't watch Doctor Who. Follow her on Twitter at @ChloePantazi.