January 2010

A few years ago, I boarded a flight on AA and took my window seat in coach.  As I sat, I felt a lump in the seat under my rear, so I reached and encountered something large, paper and squishy.  I stood back up to look, and found that someone had stuffed a barf bag […]

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I was travelling from San Francisco to Vancouver, BC to visit family and I was 6 months pregnant. I was flying alone, and although I was having a good pregnancy I would easily get cold, hungry, etc. I would carry granola bars, etc. in case I got hungry, but I got cold on the flight […]

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My mother, sister and I fly to Augusta, Maine every summer for a few weeks to visit my grandmother and uncle who have a summer home on a tree farm there. We live in Utah, so naturally it is a long boring flight. So back in the summer of 2005 I turned 18 and we […]

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I was always one of those single working ladies in my 20’s who couldn’t stand kids, especially on flights! I hated the little creatures and their mothers. Fast forward a few decade later and I became a mother! (be careful kid haters). My first and last flight with my two year old son was taken […]

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I, like many others, suffer from “Sleep Apnea” and use a device that keeps my airway open while I sleep. It is called a “CPAP” machine, which stands for Constant Positive Air Pressure. When I travel, the device and accessories fit neatly in my carry-on bag which is then subject to a search by our […]

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I was on a Delta MD-80 that was fully booked going from Cincinnati to Atlanta. Everyone was seated and we were waiting to leave the gate when a last minute traveler boarded with a very large carry on suitcase. All the passengers watched in silence as this man opened the overheads looking for a place […]

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July 2007. My mother and I flew down to Georgia for my cousin’s wedding. The wedding was lovely and everything was great until we attempted to return home (our flight was scheduled for 6pm Sunday). First off there was a 20 minute delay boarding the plane for unknown reasons; once all passengers were boarded there […]

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I was on a flight from LAX to ATL with a stop in Houston one morning. I sat in my seat in the back of the 737 to relax after a stressful business trip and was disturbed to hear the high pitched whine of a loud eight year old that was sitting behind me. In […]

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The Bad Kid

January 27, 2010

in Baby & Kid Stories

I was waiting to board a plane on a return flight from Paris when I saw a woman from Africa with two children, one of which was shaking up a bottle of soda while waiting in line. I saw what was about to happen and got out of the way. He opened the bottle and […]

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This is about NOT RECLINABLE seats. Should you have masochistic streaks, you can find them on the Cathay Pacific 747B-400 flights from Europe to Far East. They are something of a kind: a plastic shell 40 cm. wide, with some 3 cm. thick Styrofoam filled sliding cushions… Yes, sliding… the seat won’t recline, only the […]

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I was on a flight from Philly to the West Coast via Chicago. I was already in my seat in coach when a man (I won’t call him a gentleman) stormed down the aisle and said that I was in his seat, and that he had a ticket to prove it. Sure enough, he did […]

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On Dec. 22 6:30am we checked in on flight 613 in Bangkok scheduled to fly out 8:15. The plane was basically empty. We departed from the gate, got on the runway only to hear the captain say we were returning because of engine problems. After a 3 hour wait they said the flight was being […]

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