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We've heard the horror stories of having a little too much booze on a flight and becoming an absolute mess by the time the plane lands.

And even though alcohol affects you more when you're up thousands of feet in the air, it actually doesn't bother flight attendants as much as other drinks.

But the one beverage that flight attendants really can't handle? Diet Coke.

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Jet, from the blog, These Gold Wings, says that it really annoys the cabin crew when people order it.

"As you may know, the aircraft cabin is not pressurised to sea level, but rather to the equivalent of about seven or eight thousand feet.

"This means some passengers might feel a little light headed or that alcohol affects them almost twice as much as it would on the ground.

"It also means soft drinks foam up a lot more when poured out of a can, and the worst culprit for this is Diet Coke," he said.

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"I literally have to sit and wait for the bubbles to fall before I can continue pouring.

Jet continued, "If all three passengers ask for Diet Coke I'll often get them started, take another three drink orders, serve those, and then finish the Diet Cokes."

So, maybe it would be best not to order Diet Coke in future… or you know, just pour it out yourself.



January is well recognised nationally as the leanest, meanest month of the year.

Christmas has passed, we spent all of our money on pub trips and presents, and our jeans are alarmingly tight.

If there's one sure fire way to cheer ourselves up, it's a holiday, but on our January budgets that's not very likely. 

Thankfully Ryanair is stepping up and providing it's customers with a host of cheap flights in January to some seriously covetable destinations.

And when we say cheap, we mean cheap, with seats going for €9.99.

You have to act quickly though, as the sale ends at midnight tonight. 

"We’ve put 100,000 seats on sale from just €9.99 for travel on over 200 routes until the end of the month," said Ryanair spokesperson Robin Kiely. 

"These sale seats are only available for booking until midnight tonight, Thursday, so customers should log on to the Ryanair.com website and book a January break to look forward to right away."

Destinations include London, Frankfurt, Brussels and Manchester, so booking a city break has literally never been cheaper. 



Icelandic airline WOW air has announced flights from Ireland to the US from just €130.

Starting June 2017, WOW air will be flying from Dublin and Cork to Pittsburgh via Reykjavik four days a week from €129.99 one way.

By the time the Pittsburgh route opens, WOW air will also be offering flights to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Washington DC, New York and Miami.

As well as America, WOW air flies to Canadian cities Montréal and Toronto.

With so many options at such affordable prices, we think a trip across the Atlantic could well be on the cards.

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We’ve probably all been: the panic of an unexpected delay followed by a mad dash to your gate.

Worse still: boarding closing just as you arrive at the desk – and being forced to witness your flight pull away.

Still, few of us would be tempted to make a break for it across the tarmac, dodging moving aircraft in a bid to catch your departing flight.

But that’s what one unidentified man did at Madrid-Barajas Airport in Spain.

In a video posted to social media, the individual can be seen dangerous jumping from a jet-bridge onto the ground below. He then seems to try and intercept an airport vehicle before dashing towards his Ryanair flight – which was in the process of preparing for take-off.

Wearing a blue shirt and carrying two bags, he next appears to approach two airport employees standing off to the side of the Ryanair jet.

"This is how passengers in Madrid behave when they don't arrive in time for their flights.

“This passenger got through various security procedures… We’re talking level-4 security,” the video’s uploader wrote on Facebook.

It is not clear whether the man later faced charges for his actions.

SHEmazing has asked Ryanair for comment on the matter and is awaiting a response. 



As anyone who’s ever flown long haul will know, there is nothing better than sleeping as you fly.  But as One Direction’s Niall Horan has discovered, catching forty winks mid-flight can have its disadvantages.

The Mullingar man shared a few choice words on Twitter last night after an overenthusiastic One D fan snapped him while he slept.

After finding themselves flying alongside the popstar, the fan shared a picture of Niall's nap with the caption: “And to sum up the PERFECT European adventure, I sat directly next to Niall from One Direction for 9 hours on my flight home from London last night.” 

“He was sick and asked for no selfies, but here is a pic I snapped when he was sleeping lol he was so friendly!” 

“Talked about Ireland, LSE, lolla, and more.  Not a British Duke…But an Irish Popstar will do.  Thanks for treating me so well Europe.”

Clearly Niall was less than impressed with his privacy being invaded as upon discovering the post he screenshotted it, re-shared it and wrote: “I think this sh*t is unreal.  I mean if you can’t sleep on a plane without people taking photos of you, what can u do” (sic).



In classic One Direction fashion, the band’s fans already have a hashtag trending over the incident.

#RespectNiall is currently doing the rounds on Twitter as fans share comments like “There are no words for this” and “All I can say is ‘HE’S REAL’”.











Lamar Odom was reportedly removed from a Delta Airlines flight last night after getting drunk in the airport lounge and then vomiting on a plane.

According to TMZ, the former pro-basketballer was seen “pounding down” beer and whiskey in LAX’s Delta Lounge before drunkenly boarding a New York-bound flight.

Passengers on the plane reportedly saw Lamar vomiting in the aircraft’s kitchen area before making his way to the toilet where he continued to throw up with the door open.

Lamar – who has a history of drug and alcohol abuse – was then escorted off the plane by staff before returning to his seat again ten minutes later.

Shortly afterwards the athlete got up again to go to the bathroom, before being removed from the plane for a second and final time.

The fight eventually took off without Lamar and safely arrived in NYC 40 minutes later than scheduled.

The incident occurred the same day it was reported that Lamar’s ex Khloé Kardashian has kicked him out of the Calabasas mansion she was renting for him so he could recover from last year's near fatal overdose.

In May the reality star filed for divorce from Lamar for the second time.

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Following a post-mortem examination at Cork University Hospital, a number of packages have been recovered from the stomach of a young man who died on board an Aer Lingus plane.

The 24-year-old Brazilian national, whom independent.ie has named as John Santos Gurjao, fell ill on Lisbon-Dublin flight EI 485.

He reportedly became “extremely violent” – even biting a fellow passenger who attempted to restrain him – before falling unconscious and dying.

The packages have now been sent for forensic analysis. RTÉ News reports that at least one of them was ruptured. They are believed to have contained cocaine totaling around 800g in weight and worth €55,000 on the street.

A Garda spokesman confirmed late last night: “The post-mortem has taken place. A number of packages have been recovered and have been forwarded for forensic examination. The toxicology results are awaited.”

The flight was diverted to Cork with the pilots citing a “medical emergency,” and requesting permission to make an unscheduled landing.

This morning, gardaí continue to question a 44-year old Portuguese woman who was also on the same flight. It is believed that 2kg of a powdered substance has already been recovered from her luggage.

RTÉ says she has been living in Dublin for several years and is involved in a number of businesses, including offering herself as a consultant to non-EU residents seeking visas to work and study in Ireland.

The post mortem was conducted by Assistant State Pathologist Dr Margot Bolster, who has now also ordered further toxicology tests.

In an astonishingly account, John Leonard, who was also on the same plane, has yesterday told Cork's 96fm that the Brazilian man was "on the ground shaking violently" prior to his death.

He went on to explain: "The noise he was making was like something I have never heard before. 

"It's not something you'd hear everyday. It was like deep anguish is the best way I could describe it, very, very troubled.

"Not screaming in a sense, you know if you'd hurt yourself or something, just very guttural, from deep within him."

Mr Leonard furthermore said that it was a "very violent end". He stated: "To die that way in the back of an aeroplane, it's not right. It was not very pleasant at all."


A man who fell ill on an Aer Lingus flight became “extremely violent” before falling unconscious and dying on board the plane.

The Lisbon-Dublin flight EI 485 had to be diverted to Cork when the dead man, aged 24 and a Brazilian national, bit a fellow passenger who was attempting to restrain him.

A 44-year-old Portuguese woman onboard the same plane has now also been arrested. It is believed that she was travelling with the dead man. 

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Gardai allegedly found 2kg of a powdered substance in her luggage and she is currently being detained under the Drug Trafficking Act, according to RTE News.

The Irish Mirror reports that the crew yesterday evening broadcast an emergency Pan Pan message three times in quick succession and advised air traffic controllers of an incident on board the Airbus A320-200.

The pilot requested clearance to divert and land at Cork Airport, telling controllers that there was a man “running amok” and that he had “injured one or two passengers”.

It is also understood there was a doctor and two nurses on board who tried to assist the restrained passenger.

In an astonishingly account, John Leonard, who was also on the plane, told Cork's 96fm that the Brazilian man was "on the ground shaking violently".

He went on to explain: "The noise he was making was like something I have never heard before. It's not something you'd hear everyday. It was like deep anguish is the best way I could describe it, very, very troubled.

"Not screaming in a sense, you know if you'd hurt yourself or something, just very guttural, from deep within him."

Mr Leonard furthermore said that it was a "very violent end". He stated: "To die that way in the back of an aeroplane, it's not right. It was not very pleasant at all."

All 168 passengers and six crew members were removed from the plane in Cork while gardai, airport paramedics and an ambulance rushed to the scene.

The passenger who suffered from the bite was also taken to hospital as a precaution.

The Irish Mirror adds that although the dead man wasn't Irish he “may have been studying in the country”.

Describing the incident as a “medical emergency,” Aer Lingus said last night in a statement: “Flight EI 485 Lisbon to Dublin diverted into Cork due to a medical emergency on board.

“There were 168 guests and six crew members on board. The flight landed safely at 17.40 local time.”



Everyday we come across little struggles in life that would be WAY easier to manage if we had superpowers. 

Unfortunately for us, we don't live in a comic book or superhero movie – so the odds of us attracting superpowers are zero. 

BUT if we could, these are the powers we would love to possess. 

Superhuman strength

We've all been there, that moment you want to be a kick-ass independent woman… but you just can't lift that heavy box. All those hours in the gym for nothing. 



The amount of conversations you could overhear! And you could totally do your work a lot quicker without anyone bothering you… that's if you're not too busy being nosey.



Goodbye morning rush hour traffic! Plus if you need some chill time, who's going to bother you on a cloud?!



With this gift you could undo every embarrassing drunken moment… or relive them, the choice is up to you!



This could mean no more time wasted on wondering if that cute guy likes you. If you could read his thoughts, you could find out whether to make a move or just move on. 


A brave woman who recorded a confrontation with a man who touched her against her will is going viral.

The awful incident occurred on an Indigo flight to Bhubaneswar in India and as the victim describes: “This man on the seat behind me, put his fingers in the seat gap to touch me!!! I was very shocked for sometime to react. By then the flight went to landing mode. Then the moment flight touched down, I got up. Saw his hand was again on the side ready to take up any opportunity to touch me!!!”

The woman then confronts the man, videoing him all the while and asks him to tell her why he feels it is ok for him to touch her in any way. Deservedly ashamed, the man turns his head away and tries to hide.

The victim also described how the man is currently in police custody and that airline staff and the police officer involved were very helpful to her.

The video has now gone viral and will hopefully encourage many other women to stand up for themselves in terrifying situations such as this. 



Twilight actor Jackson Rathbone had a terrifying ordeal when a flight he was on with his wife and child had engine failure.

The actor was only one of an entire plane of passengers flying from Long Island to Austin Texas when the plane got into difficulty.

A passenger took a video of the inside of the plane when the trouble began and we have to say, they look a lot calmer than we would!


Jackson, who was on board the JetBlue flight 1416 with his wife and child tweeted about the emergency:


Wow that is so scary – we’re so glad everything worked out okay!




It has been reported that a Malaysian passenger plane with 280 passengers and 15 crew on board has crashed in Ukraine.

The Boeing flight was on route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur and is said to have crashed close to Ukraine’s border with Russia.

Plumes of smoke are visible in photos and videos emerging from the country.

The story is developing.