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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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A few years ago I had such a ridiculously bad and unforgivable experience with Hong Kong Airlines that sometimes I find it hard to believe that it actually happened.

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My husband and I recently took a trip to Australia from the USA to visit his ailing elderly father. I am an American citizen, and my husband is an Australian national and is also an alien resident in the USA. This is partially his fault.

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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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No one enjoys air travel these days, unless you’re a wide-eyed child still in awe of big shiny airplanes. For most 21st century adults, airplanes and airports are necessary evils. We learn to make the best of the situation at hand. Unless, of course, you’re flying American Airlines or US Airways. In that case, your […]

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Dear American Airlines: To whom it may or may not concern, Are you the least compassionate airline in the United States?? Let me tell you about my weekend:

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Despite being a cold January the 3rd afternoon, the children’s excitement of escaping the cold of Buffalo Niagara in favour of Orlando and Walt Disney World had a buzz in both of the limousines that it took to bring our party of 10 to the airport from the hotel. Thankfully the curbside check-in was open, […]

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Over Labor Day weekend, my girlfriend and I decided to take a trip together to Seattle to sightsee and get away from work for a little bit. We had booked our flights separately, and I chose to book using Expedia to get a better deal on the hotel room as well as the flight. My […]

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If you fly on United Airlines you may be treated to a little public service video they share before the safety video, pre-departure. It details how much they care about their customers, and has touching vignettes of UA staff going above and beyond for their customers. What a crock of sh*t. I’ll try to make my […]

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In 2010 my mother and I were flying from Eugene, Oregon to Columbia, South Carolina. We were all forced to wait for two hours for an old United Express CRJ-200 that would take us to San Francisco. After waiting for two hours for “weather delays” we finally were rushed onto the cramped 50 seater. By […]

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I was scheduled to fly US Airways from NAS to BWI with a plane change in PHL. I arrived at the airport and waited, only to have the flight delayed for an hour. After a few grumbles from us sunburned travelers, we waited for another hour – not that bad. As soon as we got […]

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Boorish Behemoth

April 17, 2013

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I had one trip that sticks out in my memory. My wife had departed several days early to MCO and our 4 year old daughter and I were following to join her. We had the window and middle seat. I had tried to get first class but was told it was sold out.

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