delay/cancellation

My daughter and I were booked on an AirTran flight from Milwaukee to Washington DC on Sunday Aug 5th. During the day I went online and realized early that the flight was delayed by two hours, re-scheduled to depart at 9:30 PM. But common sense and advice tells you to go to the airport as […]

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Recently while travelling from Nashville to Winnipeg, what began as a typical Monday morning standard routine flying day turned into one of the most miserable travel experiences I have experienced in over thirty years of travel. I arrived at the airport at 4:30am for a regularly scheduled flight on Delta to Minneapolis at 6:05am and […]

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Flying from Nashville to Columbus via ATL. Outbound flight was 1 hour delayed for mechanical reasons. Fine, still had enough buffer in my layover for my connection. Board the plane and there was a miscommunication between the pilot and ground crew; not enough fuel was loaded (there was bad weather and needed extra in case […]

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Flights From Hell received an email in which the writer shared correspondence which he said he wrote and forwarded to the customer service department of an airline. Posted below verbatim is his correspondence to the airline:  Yesterday was I n t e r e s t I n g. I remember now why flying is not […]

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A few weeks ago I was flying to Seattle for work, out of Raleigh, NC. I had a connection in Dulles International Airport (IAD). It was the worst flying experience of my life.

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I was at Manchester Airport thinking about a solution to my cancelled flight to Helsinki. I was going to go via Helsinki to Kittila on a business trip. When Kittila with Monarch Airlines (who don’t fly there any more) popped up on the departures sign, I wasn’t sure whether to go on the flight. It was a […]

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Living in Harare, Zimbabwe, Africa, my family and I decided to take a small holiday to Kariba Lake in Zimbabwe. Having arrived early at the airport to maximize our margin, we saw that the flight was delayed by an hour. This was already hard to handle as it was midsummer with scorching heat; the terminal […]

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We were flying to DCA from ROC for a meeting on US Airways through Philadelphia. The first flight was delayed. We arrived in Philadelphia with boarding passes in hand for the PHL-DCA flight, and fortunately the gate was immediately next to our arrival gate. The flight was boarding. Standby passengers were waiting at the gate […]

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I had thought/ hoped that I´d never have a story of my own to share here, but while this is maybe minor stuff compared to many other stories, it does qualify, I´d say. My co-worker and I were supposed to fly to Amsterdam and continue from there on our connecting flight to Germany. Due to […]

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I flew from PHX to Des Moines for work. Only direct flight was sold-out. Next best option? PHX-Denver-Des Moines. Sold out. OK, how about PHX-Minneapolis-Des Moines? Good to go. Only bad thing was the flight home. Only way was Des Moines to Detroit then Detroit to PHX. Ugh. So the flight there was uneventful. Flight […]

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There I was, trying to fly the day before Christmas. Barely twenty-one, and still naïve enough to think the world should open its door up to me and give me everything I wanted. I spent the past week down in the south, wearing shorts and eating well with friends from long ago. Christmas lights on […]

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Flying from Buffalo to Montreal with a 50 minute layover in Washington Dulles Airport. The first leg of the flight was delayed due to the inbound flight. At first 15 minutes, then another 15 minutes. At this point, I have 20 minutes to catch my next flight, and I had to check in my bag […]

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