Non-Story Archives

Below are comments and advice about flying submitted by others, and blog posts from the administrator. The pieces are archived since only stories are now posted on the website.

People who fly are just like people who drive cars. About 5% of them cause at least 90% of the problems.

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Another way the airline industry has found a way to screw the consumer: 

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Not a bad story, but I just want to share this thought. I love pilots; so much appreciate that I get to see my family in California, Colorado and England every year because of them. However, I just want to offer this little bit of advice if you don’t mind.

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Just to have a little fun, I figure I’d share a few common sense pointers on how to increase the likelihood of having one of your flights end up on this website (or have someone else complain about you here).

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Since this is mostly a North American blog, here is an outside view on U.S. transfer regulations and American Airlines customer service. AA asked me for an evaluation – so they got it:

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I have two tips to recommend to frequent travelers: First is to use the air nozzles above your seat to control annoyances from those seated around you. If the guy seated in front of me puts his seat way back and begins scratching his head over top of my snack, I simply aim my air […]

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After many years of enduring being treated like some criminal for trying to fly, I have decided to take the train.

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For many years I traveled frequently from my home base in Colorado to the Orient. I flew United Airlines (UAL) in order to grow my Mileage Plus account. I occasionally flew other non US flag carriers. I was always in international first class. Here are my observations:

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Flights From Hell was pleasantly surprised to find out via an article published in WSU News that it played a role in an academic research project. The project was run by Joel Anaya, a senior in Hospitality Business Management at Washington State University.

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Airlines aren’t known for the quality of their food, but a woman on a Qantas flight wasn’t expecting her snack to be a complete gross-out. While flying from Los Angeles to Melbourne, Australia Victoria Cleven discovered an unexpected ingredient in the package of trail mix that she purchased on the plane. While eating the food […]

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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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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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