May 2010

Mr. Wideload

May 31, 2010

in Portly Stories

I was flying from Albuquerque to Phoenix on Southwest. Now, Southwest Air has the “persons of size” policy in that if you can’t fit with the arm rest down, you need to buy another ticket, but they only charge you for that other ticket if the flight is full. I was in the B boarding […]

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This happened on August 4, 2009. I was flying from Baltimore to Peoria, IL, on Delta Airlines, for a skating contest. The first leg of my flight (connecting in Atlanta) went without incident. But that’s when things turned sour in a hurry. The plane to Peoria left Atlanta about 45 minutes late. We get about […]

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I had an afternoon flight from Denver, CO back to school in Massachusetts last Christmas break. I checked in with plenty of time, carrying on my laptop and guitar case. When I got to the gate to board the plane, the attendants told me that my boarding pass had not been properly stamped, and asked […]

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Ok so I have saved up for the girl’s trip all year and I am finally going to Italy for 16 days!!! Yea!!! I live in Bermuda and we have to take a plane from BDA to New York JFK with a 10 hour layover inbetween before we get on a plane to Rome, so we have […]

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Story #1 Several years ago, back in my single days, my friends and I went on a trip to Thailand. Our flight out of Minneapolis was cancelled, and we were put on a connecting flight to Seattle, then Tokyo, then on to Bangkok. The flight from Tokyo to Bangkok was the one that made me […]

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I was on the way back from my brother’s wedding in Pittsburgh to Paris via New York. Sitting next to me was an over excited girl in her 20’s who started chatting the minute she sat down about how this was her first time flying to Europe, she was so excited, I had to hear […]

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This story relates to a flight from Bangkok to Auckland on 16th November 2009. As a Gold Card holder, I always get excellent treatment from Thai Airways and they had already allocated me a seat in row 31, as I had requested. The flight was not overly full, so at the final pre-board area I […]

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I have such a nightmare vacation story it doesn’t seem real…but trust me, it is. I wish it wasn’t. Let me also explain the man I was traveling with has over 1.5 MILLION air miles with American Airlines. Then when you add in all the other airlines he has flown, all over the world, he […]

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This here is the story of my flight from h*ll which I took on some dumb bargain basement cheap excuse for an Airline called AMERICAN AIRLINES. One day, I went to go fly on their airplane. I was leaving from SEA TAC airport in the town of SEA TAC, WASHINGTON. When I get to the […]

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I get to fly a lot on different chartered flights for work, sometimes these are ok because of the service. But all in all they generally suck. Its one of the things you learn to expect when the lowest bidding contractor wins hands down, and the person booking the tickets never has to take the trip. […]

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[Mature content] American Airlines, LAX to JFK Business class March, 2010 A Sunday at noon. It was so incredibly crowded even American’s priority security line was lagging, big-time. By the time we got on the plane everyone was getting a little bit cranky. I always like a window seat; particularly on long flights. When I […]

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I was on my way to a meeting in Malta flying BA business from Toronto to Heathrow and on a connecting flight on Air Malta. The AM flight left on time and I was looking forward to catching up on some sleep, this time in economy. The flight was full and shortly after takeoff I […]

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