Like a plane-load of other folks, New Yorker Mark Malkoff has tickets for a 7:15 AirTran flight from LaGuardia to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport Monday morning.
Unlike those other travelers, however, Malkoff intends to stay on the very same flight for the next 30 days as the comic and filmmaker attempts to break a Guinness Book of World Records continuous flight record and conquer his fear of flying.
This is just the latest in a series of humorous, headline-grabbing endurance stunts “The Colbert Report” comic has attempted. Last year, he lived for a week in a sample apartment at a Paramus. N.J. IKEA. And in 2007, he attempted to order drinks at 171 Starbucks in Manhattan in a single day.
Malkoff will also be trying out the airline’s just installed, much-hyped WiFi service on board as he flies to up to 12 cities each day. At night, he’ll sleep on board the plane at its hub here in Atlanta.
“I discovered that I’m small enough to fit in the overhead compartment,”