October 2009

I’ve often wondered if any airline passengers of faith have seen strange or sinister objects in the sky. Many years ago, on a Honolulu to Papatee (Tahiti) flight, I was peering mindlessly out of the windscreen into the moonlit night sky when something strange caught my eye. Borrowing First Navigation Officer T. Nolte’s binoculars, I […]

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I recently flew on business from Northwest Arkansas (XNA) to Charlotte on US Airways. It was an early Monday morning so the flight was almost completely full. I boarded and sat in seat 1F next to the window and had a young woman sitting next to me in the aisle seat. Across the aisle in […]

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Living in the Rocky Mountains, travelers are faced with either commuting by air to the city airport or driving four hours to catch a connecting flight. To shorten the trip, many locals opt for the often scary, roller coaster rides, casually reading their newspapers while inwardly smiling at gasping tourists clutching their seats.  Several years […]

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My wife and I were flying from LAX to Tucson labor day weekend about 8 years ago on Southwest. We were already about 45 minutes late before we finally pushed back from the gate. As I watched outside from my window seat just in front of the wing I saw a ramp attendant running towards […]

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I was on a flight from Dallas to Atlanta (guess the airline). It was crowded and I was seated next to a pretty crazy looking, bearded biker guy that looked to be in his late twenties or early thirties. I remember thinking “good grief” when he took the middle seat next to mine. The funny […]

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Kitty Stuffed In Bin

October 28, 2009

in Animal Stories

My wife and I were flying from LAX to NYC on now defunct TWA. We were sitting in the first row of coach with 2 flight attendants sitting in front of us (facing us in the jump seats). Right at takeoff I watched one of the flight attendants say “There’s a cat in the overhead […]

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I was on a flight to Tampa to visit with family. I live in the northern US and so it was nice to be able to go down and not only spend a little time with family, but to get out to the beaches for some R&R as well. So I packed up my vacation […]

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[Mature content] I was on a return flight from a business trip from Indianapolis to Detroit, back in 1997. It was a late evening flight and I was upset to begin with because a couple of my colleagues had turned on me at our business meeting in IN so I decided to sit apart from […]

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Last summer, I went overseas. This was the first time I had flown by myself. I first flew into JFK from Atlanta. The departure was delayed, and then once we arrived at JFK we had to sit on the tarmac for a little over an hour. After everyone finally got off the plane, we waited […]

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I was flying on an airline that routinely travels from Los Angeles to Mexico and back. I have flown them several times as I was dating a girl who lived between Mexico and Los Angeles. I never really liked the airline that much as they were not usually known for being that accommodating, and often […]

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I’m a fan of The Far Side. Gary Larson often used airline travel as a subject. One of my favorites is a cartoon showing people on an airliner. One man has a newspaper with a headline that says something about mid-air collisions. Most of the passengers are looking out of a window with their hair […]

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Summer of 2008, I was returning from a conference in Vienna to my home in the Isle of Man, making a connection through London. Irritatingly enough, as they were on different carriers, the Vienna flight landed in London Heathrow Airport whilst the Isle of Man flight was to depart from London Gatwick Airport. This usually […]

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