Passenger Stories

During a flight back from Amsterdam a fight broke out among several passengers. The plane was pretty empty, but it turned out that one guy had a grudge against a group of three women. It all started when he barged past them when they were on the plane and they had harsh words and asked him for […]

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Several weeks ago I took my 9-year-old daughter to Disney World for the first time. We flew from PHL to MIA with little difficulty, where we connected for what was supposed to be a 30-minute flight to Orlando. It being summer vacation and our destination being the home of Mickey, the plane was naturally swamped […]

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As I am getting on my long flight from Salt Lake City to NYC, a middle aged fat lady is seated next to me. I put my things in overhead bins and nicely say excuse me to climb over her. My seat was in the middle and hers was by the aisle. As I am […]

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I live in Switzerland and needed to go home on short notice for my grandfather’s funeral. It was a stressful time, as I was leaving my husband and year-old daughter at home in Zürich; this would be the first time I had been away from her overnight. I was also four months pregnant with my […]

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Oh, god, this is so ridiculous, I wouldn’t believe it, but I swear it’s true. Flight from Zurich, Switzerland to Atlanta on Delta Airlines (I take this flight every year home to visit my family). A man and a young girl were sitting a few rows behind me. I only remembered him because he was […]

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After partying in Las Vegas New Year’s Eve, I was hungover and had not slept for 48 hours. I was not going to pay for an overpriced hotel, so I curled up on a seat at the airport with my jacket over my head and napped until they announced boarding. We were stopping over in […]

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My flight from hell occurred in November 2010. I was flying on EVA Air from Taipei to Los Angeles. EVA Airways is a wonderful airline to fly on and in some cases, more comfortable than some of the main US carriers. However, what was not so wonderful was an Asian family flying on that flight.

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Angry Bag Man

February 20, 2012

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Every year my dad and I fly from California to Indiana for the Indianapolis 500 over Memorial Day weekend. We either leave on Friday or Saturday and then come back on Monday (depending on fares and our schedules etc.). Both my father and I, being AAdvantage Platinums, tend to fly American when we can to […]

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During the period from 2007-2010 I took many flights, either from PHL (Philadelphia International) to RDU (Raleigh-Durham), or from DTW (Detroit Metro) to RDU. Always a round trip, as I was visiting my girlfriend at Duke. During that period, on somewhere between 50-75% of the flights after everyone had boarded, the gate attendant would board […]

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I Have To Pee!

November 25, 2011

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A few months ago, I had the opportunity to fly US Airways to DC. Nothing much happened on the outbound from Boston, apart from us getting stuck to the tractor and the slow mechanic, but that was a stupid little thing. The inbound home was much, much worse. We boarded at National, rather uneventfully. I […]

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Scared by Stares

November 22, 2011

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I’m always travelling to the Middle East. This time I was flying back home from Lebanon to Australia. Now my sister, parents and I were booked to sit next to each other, but as you may know airlines always make mistakes and that’s fine, so I had to sit one row behind next to an […]

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This happened a few years ago on a return flight from Las Vegas, but it is still as vivid in my mind as if it happened yesterday. I had boarded and was getting comfortable in my window seat, located pretty far in the rear. The two seats next to me were still open, but it […]

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