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Chewbacca Survives TSA

Peter Mayhew, the 7-foot tall actor who played Chewbacca in the original Star Wars films, as well as Revenge of the Sith, was stopped by airport security in Denver for carrying a cane that looks like a lightsaber. The TSA claimed that the weight of the large cane concerned guards, but that 69-year-old was allowed to leave with it in hand after five minutes.

An Air Hobbit Briefing

Air New Zealand has partnered with  WETA Workshop on a brand-new, Hobbit-inspired safety video for air passengers. The video features cameo appearances, including Sir Peter Jackson. H/T IMAO

Pilots Must Pass Body Odor Test

As a part of its interview process for potential pilots, Hainan Airlines in China has inspectors sniff under the candidates’ armpits for body odor. Those that stink are rejected on grounds that they might not be able to properly handle stress and also could turn off passengers. H/T Geobeats

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