Robert Sietsema goes to Rural Restaurant, a northeast Chinese eatery in Flushing. The food shows Korean, Mongolian, and Russian influences: "Speaking of deals, pescatarians will go gaga over the flounder version of the recipe--an entire fish thickly crusted with cumin, red-pepper flakes, garlic, and ... More >>
So, French legend Gerard Depardieu peed on an Air France jet's carpet after being told by a flight attendant that he couldn't use le bathroom until the plane was at its cruising altitude.
This resulted in le horror, delays, and a terrible odor.
So Gerard, I have this advice to you so you ca ... More >>
What is it about planes and people and August? Was it just last year, in this very month, that flight attendent Steven Slater was grabbing two beers and heading down his JetBlue flight's emergency chute, to certain fame and then infamy and then, well, just now while attempting to Google him w ... More >>
According to court papers released Thursday, former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, now being held under house arrest for allegedly sexually assaulting a Sofitel Hotel maid, told the cops that he had diplomatic immunity following his removal from an Air France flight to Paris at JFK. The do ... More >>
An Icelandic volcano called Grimsvotn (so much easier to say than that other Icelandic volcano) about 120 miles east of Reykjavik has been erupting since Saturday, with ash now approaching Scotland and Ireland, where Barack Obama and co. are visiting. This means they'll leave Ireland tonight, ... More >>
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the head of the International Monetary Fund and the expected Socialist Party candidate in France's next presidential elections, was removed from an Air France flight at JFK last night and arrested "on charges of criminal sexual act, attempted rape, and an unlawful im ... More >>
On Monday night an Air France Airbus A380, the biggest passenger plane in use, knocked into a much smaller Comair CRJ 700 Regional Jet at John F. Kennedy International Airport, spinning the tiny thing almost 90-degrees, but injuring no one, NBC New York reports. A minor event when all was said and d ... More >>
Eat like these guys, curbside.It isn't just fast-food chains that are clued in to the food truck craze. Corporations like Heinz have jumped on the bandwagon, unleashing food truck promotions on the streets of New York. Air France is premiering its own mobile vending publicity stunt today, fea ... More >>
David ShankboneGet a load of this email thread between Gary Hall (aka drag star Shequida) and Delta Airlines over terrible service that caused Hall to miss his flight and forfeit big sums of money.
In return, they offered him 100 smackers. And he smacked them right back down!
Remember that movie Joe Versus the Volcano? It wasn't very good, but it featured a young(er) Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan before her lips got all Howard-the-Duck, and it was about a guy who thinks he's dying and offers to jump into a live volcano to appease the volcano gods. And even though that mo ... More >>
via The Sydney Morning HeraldDon't you just hate it when you're seated on a flight next to a morbidly obese person, and their rolls of flesh spill onto your lap and interfere with your coffee drinking?
Or perhaps you're a morbidly obsese person and you feel wildly embarrassed when your own b ... More >>
That awful Air France crash, after the plane went through thunderstorms and lightning, was horrific--as if I needed more anxiety about getting on an aircraft.
Not that you asked, but in descending order, here are the things I'm most terrified of about flying: