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On February 16th, 2017, my family and I traveled on United Airlines from Boston to Maui with a stop in San Francisco. We took UA207 to San Francisco early that morning. We arrived at the airport late as we were stuck in rush hour traffic from all the commuters going up to Boston as we […]

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Saudi Airlines 8 PM Flight SV 1475 – 25/6/2016 from Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz International Airport (Medina) – KSA, to Cairo International Airport – Egypt. From the first minute of boarding we could see it wouldn’t be a nice flight; it turned out to be a flight from hell.

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Zero-service Norwegian Air Shuttle abandoned two planeloads of Europe-JFK passengers in Boston late on Sunday night (June 5) – due to weather – and told them to make their own way to New York, 200 miles away.

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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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Turkish Airlines best European airline 5 years in a row? Maybe so, but given my experience with them on long haul flights, it is hard to believe that they merit this award. I am interested in other people’s experience to know whether I have just experienced an unfortunate incident, or whether their service is not […]

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I had an Air Canada ticket for December 29, 2014 from Zürich, Switzerland to Vancouver via London, and a connecting flight the same evening to Prince George. My baggage was checked in to Prince George before departure in Zürich, where I received my boarding pass for London but not for Vancouver – obviously the flight […]

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After a 3 hour drive to the Seattle Airport, waiting in a long line, we were greeted by a wonderful host. Being very hesitant, because we had never flown this airline before, I thought these are wonderful people who work here. Boy was I ever disappointed!!!!!

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B.A. Bungles

August 16, 2015

in Odds & Ends Stories

BA Flight 217 Heathrow – DC August 4, 2015. I travel quite a bit both within Europe and transatlantic. The nightmare of an experience that I had on August 4th on British Airways (BA) is one that I will never forget!

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I got up at 3:30 am Thursday to fly to Montreal from Oklahoma, then rented a car and drove an hour north of there. I was really nervous about the drive as I knew all the signs would be in French. Turns out that was the easiest part of the trip.

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(Disclaimer: this is not to blame the airline for bad weather, but to explain my story. I understand that the airlines have no control over weather.) Recently, I was flying home from vacation in Charleston, South Carolina. We were supposed to fly from Charleston to Chicago then Chicago home to Phoenix. However, this is not what […]

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An Open Letter to United Airlines, my hero L. Rodger (I may have the name wrong), and fellow air travelers:

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I had booked my honeymoon travel tickets from Mumbai to Nice and back to Mumbai via London with Turkish Airlines. Let me start by saying that this has been the worst flight I have taken in my life. My honeymoon started as a flop because of Turkish Airlines. The staff was rude and arrogant.

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