June 2009

When we decided to take our young son on his first flight, we made sure we got a non-stop flight United from Dulles to Portland Oregon. I was terrified that my son was going to be disruptive (still nursing, and just a little more than a year old), but I quickly found that that was […]

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I’m a phobic flyer, no good reason that I know of to be afraid, I just am. Anyway, my job involved flying from the UK to Germany every three weeks. I managed it by either Gin or Valium (not at the same time). One flight I have decided that gin will be my co-pilot and […]

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Barfzilla

June 27, 2009

in Portly Stories

A few months ago I was flying back from Heathrow to Minneapolis/Saint Paul. My seat was in the last row of an Airbus A310. My experience in the U.K was great. I suppose all good things come to an end. Barfzilla appeared and took the last seat – the middle seat in the row. My […]

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I was on a recent flight with my fiancé to Aruba when we actually thought we had a row to ourselves. Then I notice a waddler making her way to our row. She must have been 350 pounds, needed a seatbelt extension, and seemed to be hyperventilating just sitting still. Here is where it got […]

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So it was about 530am in Amsterdam when I left my hotel to the airport, drowsy, hung over, and seriously exhausted from a 4 day conference spent on my feet trying to sell people who only probably heard 1/3 of what I actually send. Needless to say I was in no mood for any in-flight […]

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Several years ago, flying from SYR to DCA. At the gate the TSA was doing their usual random searches, and a guy several people in front of me got randomized, and shortly thereafter I did too. They take the guy behind the security screen and start the process. A TSA agent in a stern tone […]

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I usually cut people some slack when they don’t strictly adhere to the “Remain in your seats while the fasten seatbelt light is illuminated.” When you have to go…right? However, a flight from Nashville to Miami completely changed my mind. I was seated in an aisle seat; a mid-30’s gentleman (I’ll refer to him as […]

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During the summer of 2005 my son was in a serious accident while serving in the Navy. Serious meaning 2 weeks in ICU, another 4 in the Medical Center and then another 2 in rehab. When the doctors authorized me to take him home, I purchased first class tickets – for the extra room. We […]

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After an uneventful and uncrowded morning flight to Orlando from Ft Lauderdale, I was looking forward to the same for my flight back home that evening. Not to be. It was a full flight and I had to choose a middle seat from what was left. Having had some interesting experiences in the past, I […]

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I was on a flight home from a family reunion and I was traveling alone which I had never done. When I sat down on the plane I had a bad feeling. I had ended up with a middle seat in the middle aisle and that is never good. Much to my dismay two hefty […]

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Can someone please explain to the countless morons out there who choose to have children and fly with them that “red-eye” flights have become flights for those who need to sleep while in the air and go to work the next morning? Are you going to reimbursement me for the time I miss at work […]

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My husband and I were flying for a nice relaxing vacation. For the first time in 8 years, we left our child at home with family. We get into the plane and directly in front of us is a woman with 5 children. She was sitting in a row that had 3 seats. The aisle […]

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