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A man's attempt to catch a little shuteye on a flight ended in quite the odd experience: When he woke up from his nap he found himself all alone in a cold, pitch black cabin.
Tom Wagner says he fell asleep on a United Express flight from Louisiana to California. When the jet made a stop over in Houston, he was apparently overlooked by fellow passengers and the plane's crew.
Wagner said at first he thought he was dreaming when he woke up in the empty jet, "I woke up and the lights were out and I said, 'What's going on'?"
Wagner told KVEO-TV that he called his girlfriend from his cellphone to let her know what happened, but she didn't believe him. He says it wasn't until about 30 minutes later when a maintenance crew came on board that he was discovered.
Express Jet issued the following statement on the incident; "Express Jet is investigating to determine how this occurred, we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this caused the passenger."
Wagner says the airline paid for a hotel room for him that night and gave him a $250 voucher for his missed connection and inconvenience.Mon, 09 Dec 2013 06:19:49 -0800
At least one person is dead after an accident on the Pennsylvania Turnpike resulted in a more than 50-car pileup.
It all happened around 12:30 p.m. in southeastern Pennsylvania. A man involved in a wreck apparently got out of his car and was struck by another car. He was pronounced dead at the scene. (Via ABC)
That’s when other approaching vehicles began to pile up behind accident, with dozens eventually either damaged or stuck in the middle of the highway. (Via CBS)
Authorities eventually had to block off the westbound lanes of the turnpike and have drivers take a detour around the scene of the accident. Some drivers were stranded on the road for more than four hours. (Via Instagram / beejer)
Pictures from the scene showed drivers out of their cars talking with each other. Some walked along the line selling pizza at $5 a slice. (Via Complex)
Forecasters predicted less snow for the state than the storm ended up delivering. A spokesman for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said it caught road crews off guard. (Via New York Daily News)
It’s largest in a string of wrecks resulting from the massive storm battering the northeast which has dumped close to six inches of snow on Pennsylvania alone.
- See more at Newsy.comMon, 09 Dec 2013 05:55:29 -0800
It might be the next logical step from taking a trip on a cruise liner — Freedom Ship would be a floating city for the super-rich. At least, if it ever gets built.
Renewed plans for the massive floating platform were revealed last week. Its creators say it would hold 100,000 people, half of them residents, plus a mall, schools, cinemas, etc. (Via Freedom Ship International)
The ship would circumnavigate the globe every two years, docking at cities about 70 percent of the time and on the move the other 30.
At almost 1 mile long, it would be four times larger than the current biggest ship and would make the Titanic look like a rowboat.
And for its residents, Freedom Ship would boast one distinct advantage.
"It's unclear how taxes would work for people there, but they said it will not be registered in the United States, so Uncle Sam would not be able to reach you on that boat." (Via CNBC)
That obviously raises some questions. Would it essentially be a tax haven? And how would maritime law operate on a city-wide scale? But perhaps the bigger question: Is this legit?
The idea originated in the 1990s with a man named Norman Nixon, but it was abandoned when the 2008 financial crisis hit. After Nixon died last year, his former business partners resurrected the concept. (Via Discovery)
Freedom Ship's creators couldn't gather the necessary capital the first time around. After all, that's a tall task when asking for $9 to $10 billion — with a "B." But one of the men pushing the idea, Richard Gooch, tells Al Jazeera it is possible.
GOOCH: "We have to wait and see if the dollars are there, if the VC, the venture capital money, could come in. We do believe that we have enough people interested to fill at least one ship, wanting to live on it or vacation on it or work on it."
Gooch says azipods — the electric motors that power cruise ships — would be used to propel Freedom Ship and that they'd need roughly 100 of them.
- See more at Newsy.comMon, 09 Dec 2013 05:28:06 -0800 News Source: MedleyStory More Local News Stories