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Airlines aren’t known for the quality of their food, but a woman on a Qantas flight wasn’t expecting her snack to be a complete gross-out. While flying from Los Angeles to Melbourne, Australia Victoria Cleven discovered an unexpected ingredient in the package of trail mix that she purchased on the plane. While eating the food […]

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My wife and I went on vacation in Europe. I expected flights from hell somewhere, but was pleasantly surprised that, except for a 2 hour delay on our way from PHI to Zürich, all travel arrangements went as planned. Still, if not a flight from hell, at least a modest test of endurance getting home […]

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Four years ago, I was returning back from Beijing to San Francisco with my mother. She had joined me on a business trip as she had never been to China and my father was not a big traveler. So this trip had been a big treat for her and it had gone very well. To […]

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How should passengers behave and appear in order to be considered perfect? Based on annoyances described in stories received, we’ve come up with a list of airline passenger don’ts in order to avoid offending everybody in the world: The Perfect Passenger… Doesn’t talk too much Doesn’t expel unpleasant gasses Doesn’t pick or scratch his nose, […]

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A couple of years ago, my husband and I got caught in traffic on the way to Dulles airport and missed our flight to Amsterdam. A wonderful UA employee fixed us up on a later flight through London and even kept us in our originally booked business class. Getting to London was fine. It was […]

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