August 2008

I was taking a one way flight from LAX to TPA, and I was flying coach. I thought to myself this shouldn’t be too bad. I boarded and found my seat somewhat near the end of the plane. I was sitting in a window seat, and there was a man in an aisle seat; there […]


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Germy Brats

August 24, 2008

in Baby & Kid Stories

When I was a junior in high school (age 16) I flew TWA to Washington D.C. for Presidential Classroom, an educational week-long program that teaches kids about government. On the way out from Kansas City, I was stuck in a 3-seat isle with a mom, her two kids ages 5 and 7, and a baby […]


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my weekly travels from Dallas to LA have been somewhat uneventful for the most part until american started getting cheap… between the chaos of american and the summer travels, the last couple of months have been horrible as far as seating or the ability to change it… …so I board and sit with my NOISE […]


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[Mature content] On one of my flights, a male took the middle seat next to me. He told me something to which I smiled and nodded. I thought it was obvious when I didn’t remove my headphones that I wanted no conversation. He told me something else and I smiled again and pointed to my […]


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Mr. Mutter

August 21, 2008

in Passenger Stories

Right before boarding a flight from SEA to PHX, my daughter handed me a sub sandwich and a bag of chips for the trip. Once on board and seated next to the window (I usually request an aisle seat, but the aircraft type had changed), I dug out my book and began to relax. A […]


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The Foot

August 20, 2008

in Passenger Stories

I was on a flight from Frankfurt to Houston on Lufthansa; I was 13 and this was 2002 I believe. Anyways there was this other girl my age sitting next to me and her mother behind her along with her grandmother sitting straight behind me. The grandmother decided to stretch, putting her foot on my […]


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Welcome to the freak show, fellow passengers. Here’s the circus I’ve seen – people are what makes flights from hell… Passenger #1 – In the bulkhead – takes off his shoes, then proceeds to use the wall as some sort of foot scratching pad, rubbing his feet on every surface he could reach. He was […]


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Me and my family were going to Hawaii for Spring Break of 2006. It took about 12 hours to get there. Since it took so long we had to spend the night on the plane. So as I was trying to fall asleep, I couldn’t because of a woman behind me and my family who, […]


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Heard about the most recent case involving a family that was ejected from their flight for having unruly kids? You can read about it in Harriet Baskas’ Well Mannered Traveler column, and watch a news clip below. There was also a recent incident involving an autistic child and his mother who were kicked off of […]

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So, this is not a flight I was on but my future mother-in-law. I am getting married this weekend and my future wife’s mother was to fly in last night on Delta Airlines from JFK to Denver. My fiancé and her mother were to have a special mother/daughter day of pampering. Her flight was scheduled […]


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I had a direct flight on Delta out of JFK to go see my mother on her birthday. I got to the airport 1.5 hours prior to departure to ensure that I would be able to get my ticket and get on a plane with plenty of time to spare. I hate to rush. When […]


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Seeing some of these stories on here made me laugh out loud, and reminded me of just about every time I fly!!! My wife and I just got back from a short vacation and the return flight was absolutely crappy. So here we are crammed into the MD 88 and I am excited b/c we […]


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