Airlines give OK to pee on seats
Well, not the airlines exactly -- the appeals court that today overturned New York's airline passenger's bill of rights. So what does that mean exactly?
Pretty much means the next time you're stuck in a Jet Blue plane on the runway at JFK for more than 10 hours (a la Valentine's Day 2007) you'll be starved, parched and forced to pee on your seat as the airline will not be required to provide food, water, clean toilets or even air.
The court said: "If New York's view regarding the scope of its regulatory authority carried the day, another state could be free to enact a law prohibiting the service of soda on flights departing from its airports, while another could require allergen-free food options on its outbound flights, unraveling the centralized federal framework for air travel."
So our advice -- next time you fly -- pack a lunch, a lotta water, an oxygen tank -- and your "own facilities" a la "In Living Color" starring Damon Wayans as Anton Jackson. See below aforementioned facilities - and a minidoc from a passenger stuck on the runway for hours with no bill of rights. It's not pretty.
-- Lauren Johnston