USA Today covered the weirdest travel stories of 2007. Some excerpts:
"A fracas involving 20 passengers erupted in June on a flight from Lagos, Nigeria, to London. It was touched off when a passenger took exception to the reclining seat in front of him. Fliers duked it out with fists, bottles and belts, causing the captain to make an emergency landing."
"SkyWest airlines apologized to a passenger who said he was forced to urinate in an airsickness bag during a short flight in March because the only restroom was closed due to a malfunctioning light. The man told the Salt Lake Tribune he'd had two "really big beers. It was like I had no choice." The pilot called police upon landing in Salt Lake, but the airline later gave the passenger a travel voucher in addition to the apology."
"A 64-year-old man was hospitalized earlier this month after chugging a liter of vodka rather than surrendering it at a checkpoint in Germany's Nuremberg airport."
"Nepal Airlines personnel sacrificed two goats on the runway in front of a malfunctioning Boeing 757 to appease the "Hindu god of sky protection," Reuters wire service reported in September. After the goat sacrifice, the plane took off for Hong Kong."
Icaro, an Ecuadoran airline, seized on a less buttoned-down PR scheme in June when it staged lingerie fashion shows on some routes. "It was a surprise. A nice surprise," a passenger told Reuters. "Before the trip was short. Now it feels really short."
Full list here.