Larry Martino

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I love comedy.  I really admire the talent of great stand-up comics.  I think what they do is incredible.  On the radio, I do what I do in a closed-door studio.  I never see the audienceStand-up comedians have to make people laugh while they are looking at them right in the eye.  It’s do or die.  It takes guts, and great comedic chops.

So, I thought I’d share some great stand-up comedy with you every Monday.  Why?  Because it’s Monday!!  Everyone could use a good laugh on Monday.  So, here we go with our next installment.

I don’t know about you, but I really dread traveling from airports nowadays. The entire process is mind-numbing. From long lines at the check-in counter, then going through security, then waiting for your always late flight, waiting on the runway for your turn to take-off, the cramped seats, the way everyone jumps up at the same time after arrival to try and be the first one off the plane, then waiting for your luggage to arrive, and finally finding a ride to your destination. Just one long, boring line after another.

And lately, with all of the canceled flights due to inclement weather, or not having enough pilots or crew members to staff the jets, it is even worse. After the ordeal of getting to the airport and finding a place to park, it seems like its a crap-shoot as to whether or not your flight will actually leave.

Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco has a funny routine about the check-in process and then going through security. Hey, if we have to travel nowadays, at least we can laugh at what we put ourselves through. Enjoy!



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Larry Martino is the long-time Afternoon Drive personality on 96.3 KKLZ. The views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of Larry Martino and not necessarily those of Beasley Media Group, LLC.


Many U.S. Airlines Have Made Masks Optional During Flights

Following the overturning of the airplane mask mandate from the Biden administration, a number of United States-based airlines have issued statements saying masks are now optional while flying on their planes.

Scroll below to see which airlines have made masks optional and read their statements on the matter.

  • Alaska Airlines

    Alaska Airlines shared in a statement, “…our guests and employees have the option to wear a mask while traveling in the U.S. and at work…Safety is always our highest priority, so while we love to see your smiling faces in the airport and on board, we respect your decision to keep using this added layer of protection. Above all, we hope you’ll treat each other with kindness and respect throughout the travel journey and beyond. ”

    The airline also noted, “Guests must continue to wear masks on flights both to and from Canada. Masks must still be worn in airports within Belize, Canada, Costa Rica and Mexico.

  • American Airlines

    American Airlines shared, “In accordance with the Transportation Security Administration no longer enforcing the federal face mask mandate, face masks will no longer be required for our customers and team members at U.S. airports and on domestic flights. Please note face masks may still be required based on local ordinances, or when traveling to/from certain international locations based on country requirements. In keeping with our commitment to creating a welcoming environment for everyone who travels with us, customers and team members may choose to continue to wear masks at their own discretion.”

  • Delta Airlines

    Delta Airlines said, in part, “Effective immediately, masks are optional for all airport employees, crew members and customers inside U.S. airports and on board all aircraft domestically, as well as on most international flights. Delta employees and customers may continue wearing masks if they so choose. Wearing a well-fitting mask –  such as a KN95 – protects the wearer, even if others around them are not wearing masks, according to our Chief Health Officer Dr. Henry Ting.”

    Delta added, “Local mask mandates in other countries may still be in effect. Additional updates will be provided as new information becomes available.”

  • JetBlue

    JetBlue said in a statement, “In line with Monday’s federal court ruling and the Transportation Security Administration’s guidance, mask wearing will now be optional on JetBlue. While no longer required, customers and crewmembers are welcome to continue wearing masks in our terminals and on board our aircraft. Regardless of the U.S. rule change, customers and crewmembers who are traveling internationally should always have a mask with them in case they continue to be required at their destination.” 

  • Southwest Airlines

    Southwest Airlines said, “…effective immediately, masks are no longer required onboard Southwest Airlines, or in most airports but certain cities, states, and countries may still require masks. We encourage individuals to make the best decision to support their personal wellbeing and to check local airport mask policies when traveling. Additionally, Southwest will continue supporting the comfort of those who travel with us by offering additional layers of protection, including sophisticated cabin air ventilation systems onboard our aircraft which incorporate HEPA air filtration that removes at least 99.97% of airborne particles.”

  • United Airlines

    United Airlines shared in a whimsical tweet, “Masks are no longer required on domestic flights, select international flights (dependent upon the arrival country’s requirements) or at U.S. airports. More comfortable keeping yours on? Go right ahead… the choice is yours (you look dino-mite either way)!”