Hidden Hazards of Air Travel

American Airlines was recently sued after a passenger’s family alleged that he died as a result of a tainted in-flight meal. While it’s unlikely that evidence will convict American, there have been many stories in the past about health code violations with vendors that prepare inflight meals. Consider bringing a meal with you for your trip, rather than purchasing an onboard germ snack.

Now part of Southwest, low budget airline AirTran, formerly known as ValuJet until a horrific crash in Florida, is accused of flying planes with cockroaches. A couple is seeking more than $100,000 after allegedly spotting cockroaches crawling out of air vents and baggage compartments on their flight.

(via Five Hidden Hazards of Air Travel – SmarterTravel.com)