On Saturday, an airline crew and two passengers had to use duck tape to keep Maria Castillo, a woman from NY, on her seat during a United Airline flight from Puerto Rico to Chicago . According to the police report, Ms. Castillo began fighting with the flight crew and other passengers in the middle of a flight. Initially they were able to restrain her using ankle cuffs, but after she was able to get out of them twice, they had to use duck tape to keep her in her seat.
The flight had to be diverted to North Carolina where FBI agents boarded the airplane and took Ms. Castillo into custody. She is now facing several federal charges
Some witness said they saw Ms. Castillo having drinks at the Airport bar and she also ordered a drink on the plane.
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In an effort to increase revenues in a slow economy, Jet Blue has decided to put to auction several round trip tickets and vacation packages on eBay, the most popular internet auction site.
Bidding started around $0.10 per ticket; however a quick look at the Jet Blue auction site, showed that a lot of people had bid on the tickets, and the prices continue to rise, so at the end, I really don’t think they would make too much difference compared to regular ticket prices.
The site also has “mystery vacation packages” where you would bid for a hotel and air fare package to one of the several Caribbean destinations where Jet Blue flies.
The round trip tickets originate from Boston and more than 20 other cities, and all of the flights will depart on a Thursday or Friday and return on a Sunday or Monday, with the last one landing on Oct. 6.
The auctions can be found at www.jetblue.com/ebay. Taxes and fees are additional and will vary according to the route. Bidders will need a PayPal account.
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