A roundup of this week's offbeat travel stories from Relaxnews.
Jumping from one job to another
Former JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater has a new job! Slater made headlines around the world when he announced his resignation over the intercom system before jumping down an aircraft's emergency chutes with two beers in hand at JFK airport, prompting an FAA investigation. His new role is as a judge deciding who has the worst travel story for a competition - although we doubt he's allowed to enter his own.
See Slater's rap video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=1oDFBj8UxpU#at=45
Visiting Harry Potter's grave
The grave of a fallen serviceman named Harry Potter has become a unlikely hit with tourists in Israel. The final resting place of Pvt. Harry Potter, a British soldier killed in occupied Palestine in 1939, has reportedly become a popular attraction in the central Israeli town of Ramle, with tour guides bringing "dozens of groups."
All aboard the maid train
A Japanese railway company is to run "Maid Trains" featuring some of the residents of one of Tokyo's most famous maid cafe districts, Akihabara. From December 11, the Seibu Railway Group will allow passengers to ride alongside maids on the route between Tokyo and Saitama.
If you're looking for a way to spice up your sex life, perhaps getting away is the way to do it. A new survey out this week suggested that the majority of British couples get intimate more times in a one-week holiday than they do over a period of two months at home!
Not your average flight attendant
No sign yet of when it's planned to happen, but the travel world is waiting in anticipation for the date that Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson will take to the aisles of an AirAsia flight. Branson is set to don the (female) AirAsia outfit for one flight after losing a bet with Tony Fernandes over the performance of their respective Formula One teams - the seats will be auctioned and will go to Branson's charity of choice.
See Branson with his new uniform: http://plixi.com/p/57245557