Napping Stowaway Flies From New York To Boston

JetBlue reports it had a stowaway on a recent New York to Boston flight. Turns out it was an employee taking a nap. Police say the JetBlue employee told them he fell asleep in the plane's baggage compartment and got locked inside. The 21-year-old man says he called JetBlue when he realized the plane had taken off.

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Airline travelers feel a sense of relief when they're lucky enough to get free pretzels. A man named Sidney Nurse got a whole free flight. He's a baggage handler for JetBlue in New York. And he crawled into a baggage compartment to get a nap. Mr. Nurse woke up to discover the plane had taken off. Once he discovered the problem he phoned his employer. The plane landed safely in Boston, although he never did get those free pretzels.

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