August 2009

I was flying from New Orleans back to Los Angeles and for some strange reason there were A LOT of babies on this flight!!!! I was sitting all the way in the back of the plane and this allowed me to see all the people boarding. Naturally, by the time the plane was full most […]

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I travel a lot and with expense controls find myself having to work in economy more often than not. Reclined seats and laptops don’t work. So here is a solution for you. Most drop down tables drop and have two supporting aluminium “Legs.” Lower your table. Take the two magazines: Flight and Duty Free. Fold […]

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Anyone that has flown out of Denver knows that United is always back logged in the ticketing area. It doesn’t matter the day, time…it’s a log jam. I have arrived 4 hours early for international check-in (Denver to Belfast 3 flights w. International connections) and security — to walk through the door at 7am to […]

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About 3 years ago, I flew on a major US airline from Chicago-O’Hare to Sacramento by myself at the age of 13. I was going to see relatives and stay with them for a week. After checking in at ORD (and passing security with a 12 oz bottle of liquid- it was after the “liquid […]

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So I’m boarding a flight from Frankfurt to Philadelphia with the three other members of my band and all is going well. Everyone looks mellow, no kids, no obese people no—wait a minute…OH NO!!! Coming down the aisle I see a large party of people, most of whom are obese and with many small children […]

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FBI Man

August 27, 2009

in Passenger Stories

I was returning from a nonprofit training seminar. I can’t recall the airline I was flying with, but I remember very well the trip. A man in his mid to late 30s got on the plane. He was a big guy, about 6’3″, wearing a baseball cap that said “FBI” in large fuzzy letters. He […]

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A Valuable Lesson

August 26, 2009

in Odor Stories

Over the years I have logged thousands of hours sitting on planes and it was on one of these flights that I learned where not to sit, if at all possible. I had made a last minute change to my plans so I had to jump on a plane at the last minute. Not too […]

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A Rather Large Man

August 26, 2009

in Portly Stories

Flight was from Washington Reagan to DFW. I took my seat by the window and as it got closer to take off, I still did not have anyone sitting in seat next to me. I am thinking “sweet….I’ll have room.” They were about to close the door and one more person got on. It was […]

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In January of 2003 I was flying to Amsterdam from Johannesburg, South Africa on KLM/Northwest. The flight was on time getting to Amsterdam. It had been snowing in Amsterdam. I had an approx 4 hour layover in Amsterdam before boarding a flight for Dulles Airport. Boarded the plane on time and the plane left the […]

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We took our son to Florida for the first time when he was barely 3. I explained to him how we were going to be flying “on” a plane, and he took me literally. For days he said he didn’t want to fly “on” a plane. Finally I asked him why, and he said, and […]

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Back when my daughter was a toddler, perhaps 2.5 or 3 years old, I took a flight with her on AA from LAX to SJC. The plane was a beat up old 737 that American had acquired in its recent buyout of AirCal (the interior purple color scheme gave it away). My daughter was an […]

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I was on a LA to NYC flight with my son (11 years old) and before we left, my son bought a bunch of throwing stars from one of the China Town gift shops in LA. These things were Razor Sharp, I had no clue my son also bought a mini katana which when I […]

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