Airport Stories

It was a cold winter Friday morning in 1995 when I left home for a very important trip. As a senior scientist I was in charge of running a $30,000 experiment I’d been planning for months. It was a textured hand towel on one of our fabric machines over the next three days. The machine […]

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I have been an international business traveler for over two decades now. My story starts on my way back from a long stretch in Kuwait.

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A few years ago I had such a ridiculously bad and unforgivable experience with Hong Kong Airlines that sometimes I find it hard to believe that it actually happened.

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Dear friends, I would like to share my experience in Helsinki less than a month ago, May 22, 2016. I had a 40 minute connection between the flights from Moscow to NYC. Because the hand luggage screeners were so slow, I missed that connection.

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My husband and I recently took a trip to Australia from the USA to visit his ailing elderly father. I am an American citizen, and my husband is an Australian national and is also an alien resident in the USA. This is partially his fault.

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About ten years ago, I was running extremely late with my family for an American Airlines flight. When I was going through security, I got stopped by two old Cuban ladies who were behind a desk at the security check point. I was told by them that my carry-on baggage needed to be checked by […]

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I was travelling from Oslo, Norway to Frankfurt (I had taken a domestic flight from Tromso to Oslo just a few hours before). While going through Immigration (where they had to X-ray our hand carry bags), I was stopped by the officers for a drug check. I presume it was because I had a hoodie […]

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After a whirlwind weekend visiting friends in Orlando, Florida, my girlfriend and I were headed home to Houston, Texas. We had chosen to fly home on a Tuesday, as prices would be lower and the airports generally less crowded, making traveling out of a busy airport like Orlando a little easier.

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My wife and I were going on our first-ever cruise to the Bahamas in July, 2015. The flight took us from Dulles airport in northern Virginia to Miami, then from Miami back to Dulles on the return trip. Our cruise was wonderful, and we came away from it relaxed and ready to return to Virginia. […]

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Flight 873 American Airlines was everything but routine. If bad karma existed. I hope that the company goes down in flames.

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It’s not just the airplanes that have all the fun. I was at a ticket counter attempting to reason with a foreign-born person (I assume) at the Chicago airport about my ticket. There was a serious mistake that had been made during the connecting flight and I was trying to get the agent to understand […]

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On Sunday, August 23rd, I was traveling from Cuenca in Southern Ecuador with LAN Airlines Ecuador to connect with the American Airlines service to Miami.

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