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Upvote/Downvote: SeaWorld And Ninjas Lead Week's Travel News

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | March 18, 2016

Upvote/Downvote: SeaWorld And Ninjas Lead Week's Travel News

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It’s all upvotes for a week that included ninjas, orca whales and one drunken airline passenger.

It was a week of unexpected treasures of sorts. For example, you might think having to land early would be cause for anger and frustration.

As you will soon find out, some passengers on a recent flight received a little monetary hat tip thanks to one traveler who enjoyed themselves a bit too much at the bar before boarding.

Now if you spot something we may have missed, sound off on social media or just opine on the stories we have below.

Booze Party:

Normally, having a drunken passenger on your plane means that you will be cringing at roughly 35,000 feet in the air. However, Alaska Airlines turned lemons into delicious lemonade recently by giving out $100 credit to passengers when its flight had to be diverted because of an inebriated traveler.

Upvote: If you watch the news long enough, you will notice that flights get diverted for all sorts of shenanigans.

Rarely, however, do we hear about the airline doling out credit to inconvenienced passengers. You get us, Alaska Airlines. You really do.

Ninja Casting Call:

Officials for Aichi tourism decided it needed six ninjas to helm its campaign to attract visitors to its region.

It announced a casting call of sorts for six individuals who are willing to wow crowds with their absurd ability to spin, kick, slash and generally ninja their way into the hearts of tourists.

Upvote: Sure, ninjas remain iconic to Japanese culture. But we simply have to see more ninjas throughout the tourism industry.

Your cruise line getting a little long in the tooth? Infuse some excitement with a crack squad walking the decks at night.

Perhaps your hotel needs some spark. Well, what about ninjas lurking in the shadows, acting like a veiled concierge service? We have a lot more ides. Sadly, they all consist of ninjas being put into ordinary roles in the industry.

End of an Era:

SeaWorld, amid ongoing umbrage from concerned individuals, will cease its breeding program of orca whales.

Upvote: This is a big but necessary step to maintain the livelihood of animals. And, from the above video, it seems to have been a well received decision for the collection of theme parks.


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