“Travel Confidential” on “20/20 Saturday” Airing Saturday, March 23 at 10 pm on ABC

By ABCNewsPR

Mar 20, 2013 9:01am

 

“20/20 Saturday” reveals the inside tricks of the trade to avert travel pitfalls and have the best trip possible.  Plus, crazy captains, paranoid passengers, flight attendant freak outs… what is going on in the air these days?   “Travel Confidential” airs on “20/20 SATURDAY,” MARCH 23 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.   Anchored by Barbara Walters, reports include:

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From 9:00 – 10:00 p.m.:

Crews Gone Wild:  Elizabeth Vargas looks at the mounting pressures in the air that have resulted in some serious breakdowns by both pilots and flight attendants.  (OAD: 4/13/12)

Passengers Gone Wild:  Thanks to long lines, intrusive security, endless airline fees and delay after delay, many passengers are already grumpy by the time they board the plane.  So it is no surprise that there is plenty of bad behavior in the air.  From drunken freakouts to mile high club wannabees, those hoping for a quiet and peaceful flight face quite a challenge. (OAD: 4/13/12)

Celebrities Out of Control: “20/20″ reports on the models and movie stars and the mayhem they create in the skies.  (OAD: 4/13/12)

TSA:  The Beauty Queen who claims she was molested; the mother detained for bringing through her breast milk; the woman arrested for carrying her applesauce for her elderly mother. These are but a few of the outraged passengers who say the TSA goes too far.  “20/20″ gets a rare glimpse at the TSA warehouse where the government stores all the weapons it confiscates to keep us safe.   (OAD: 4/13/12)

Control Tower:  Air Traffic Controllers hooked on vicodin; disregarding emergency calls as pranks; and literally falling asleep at the switch. What on earth is going on up in those towers?  “20/20″ looks at some amazing highs and lows from one of the nation’s most stressful workplaces.  (OAD: 4/13/12)

Love in the Air:  From two passengers who met and fell in love after surviving the “Miracle on the Hudson” plane crash to a website dedicated to helping airline passengers find those missed love connections to flight attendants who get into the matchmaking game, “20/20″ reports on finding love in the air.  (OAD: 4/13/12)

From 10:00 – 11:00 p.m.:

Nanny in the Clouds:  Modern air travel brings with it a plethora of headaches and inconveniences and kids behaving badly appear to be a traveler’s worst nightmare.  But what if there was help waiting at the airport for those desperate parents who fly with unruly children?  Could a “nanny in the clouds” be the answer?  (OAD: 07/13/12)

Hotel Confidential:  Think you booked a terrific hotel for your trip?  You may be in for a big surprise you show up.  “20/20″ reveals some tricks of the hotel trade on how to get the best deals for yourself and your family and avoid potential online scams.  (OAD: 07/13/12)

Miss Travel:  Most people do not like going on vacation alone but a website is trying to fix that.  Miss Travel is an online dating service where attractive women can travel with wealthy men who foot the bill for the entire trip.  “20/20″ follows a couple, who has never met before, on their luxurious weekend gateway to Mexico.   Is the website an amazing opportunity to find love or nothing more than a high-flying escort service?   (OAD: 07/13/12)

Pickpocket:  Enjoy your vacation but don’t relax too much— the pickpocket thieves know that’s when you are easy prey.   “20/20″ shows you how they chose their victims, and what you can do to save your stuff.  (OAD: 07/13/12)

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