December 2011

Flights From Hell was sent a link to the video below by a friend of the videographer.  The video, taken recently at Albuquerque’s airport, shows an individual who’s very upset at a gate agent for refusing to allow him to board a flight because he’s inebriated and agitated. Although the traveler pleads that he has […]

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Posted below verbatim is correspondence that was forwarded to Flights From Hell. Here is a letter I wrote to British Airways complaining about their boorish flight crews! Dear Sir, As a frequent BA flyer (Gold Card # ______), I have finally gotten to the point of writing a letter to say how sick to death […]

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You can’t fly from Raleigh-Durham to Nashville at an altitude of 1000 feet – there are mountains in the way! This wasn’t the first thought on my list of increasingly worrisome thoughts about five minutes into our flight out of Raleigh-Durham on a recent clear, sunny Sunday. The first “hmm” moment came when I realized […]

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Although this happened a few years ago it has reinforced my need for an aisle or window seat. I had flown down to Cancun with my mom, aunt and cousin. We had a great time except for my aunt taking in more that her fair share of tequila. As we departed our lovely villa by […]

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This isn’t really a flight from hell per se, but led to an amusing incident. It stated when my wife and I recently returned from a trip to Europe on a US Airways flight from Rome – Charlotte, NC. It was a crowded flight, with few or no free seats. We get there, find a […]

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For a few years now I’ve had plantar fasciitis in both feet, and problems with both my Achilles tendons as a result of a running injury. Generally I know how to minimise the problems and they have little effect on my day-to-day life, unless I’ve been on my feet a lot. Earlier this summer, I […]

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Air travel is supposed to be convenient, save time and offer a chance to relax when going from one place to another. In reality, however, those hopes can often vanish amidst a series of mounting frustrations that leave a traveler wondering if it was worth boarding a plane in the first place. Just about every […]

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This took place when I was ten years old, on a charter to Aruba. We flew some horribly unprofessional airline, Xtra Airways. We always used to take a limo to Boston/Logan wickedly early in the morning, like 4:00 for a 6:00 departure time. The limo (car) showed up around 3:50, and so did the phone call […]

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