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Well – first it was the flight from hell as anyone knows who has traveled on very old F100s. The last two rows actually rattle your brain, and also have the ability to throw any drinks at you due to engine tremors.

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Dear Mr. Star, It is time we had a talk. Me, myself and I can no longer fly with you. It’s not me, it is you. For years, we have fallen head over heels for your illusion of cheap fares, only to be stung by new and inventive fees. Each time I have flown with […]

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

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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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The $75 Downgrade

June 11, 2016

in Seat Stories

On my return flight home from DFW to SEA on American Airlines, I ended up upgrading my middle seat to an exit row for $75. I’m a tall guy at 6’2, 200lbs, and could really use the extra leg room on the four hour flight. After settling in before takeoff and falling asleep, someone bumped […]

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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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I’ve never enjoyed flying, but traveling the world is a passion of mine too great to give up, so flying is an obvious necessity. I’ve actually had positive experiences flying for the most part as well… until recently coming back from Cape Town, South Africa. 

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This took place in October of 2011, as always with United and purchased through Expedia. I had a flight from Montreal to Costa Rica. I had checked prices and they were around $900 round trip. The day I come to make my purchase, the price has jumped to $1300. Fearing that it will only go […]

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This isn’t so much one specific flight from hell, but more of EVERY flight that I’m on ever since airlines found a way to gouge even more money out of fliers by charging for checked baggage. I’m a frequent flier and also have one of those airline-partnered credit cards, so I don’t pay for checked bags […]

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I’ll say it right away: This one’s my fault. First, some background: I’m an American studying on exchange for a year at a Dutch university. I’d managed to arrange my classes such that I could leave the beginning of December and return in March. I’m a Floridian, see, and I decided that this time I […]

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I have always flown on Southwest Airlines for my travel needs. So when I found out I had to fly on Delta for a business conference, I was not exactly thrilled. Aside from having to pay for my luggage (yes, even carry-ons), I never really cared for their hospitality. I was flying from Tampa, FL […]

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I recently took a trip from Long Island, NY to Cincinnati, OH on US Airways Express (Air Wisconsin). I haven’t flown US Airways in a long, long time, but they were the cheapest available. I arrived at the airport, checked in fine only to discover that they are now charging $25.00 to check bags… that’s […]

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