I just finished an assignment requiring me to investigate weird requests made by folks chartering private jets. My research proved money doesn’t equal common sense. One woman wanted the pilot to keep circling because clouds blocked her Grand Canyon view. Another insisted the pilot fly past the Nice, France airport so she could glimpse Monaco from the air. Passengers regularly ask crews to direct them to onboard ATMs, showers and kids’ playrooms; one wanted a passport for his snake. Crews post such experiences on websites, swearing they’re true. And you thought the job consisted of serving cocktails at 30,000 feet!