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Let’s go back to the early seventies – when air travel was then a pleasure, be it business or otherwise. The ad agency art director where I worked (oddly enough, his first name was Art) and I occasionally flew together to service client accounts in distant cities. Canadian-born, Arthur was himself a veteran aviator, having […]

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The first time I went to Mozambique I was en route from Swaziland to Zimbabwe and had a whole day’s layover in Maputo Airport. I was restricted to the un-airconditioned departure lounge for eight hot humid hours; I didn’t even have a book to read. At 4:00pm I wandered through the airport terminal when something […]

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Angry Bag Man

February 20, 2012

in Passenger Stories

Every year my dad and I fly from California to Indiana for the Indianapolis 500 over Memorial Day weekend. We either leave on Friday or Saturday and then come back on Monday (depending on fares and our schedules etc.). Both my father and I, being AAdvantage Platinums, tend to fly American when we can to […]

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It was June 2003 and I had just moved to Georgia because I had been stationed there with the Navy. I was taking a flight from Columbia, SC to Boca Raton, FL to meet my at-the-time boyfriend’s grandparents. Thankfully it was a short flight. I had been dealing with a freaky (for me) head cold […]

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I get to fly a lot on different chartered flights for work, sometimes these are ok because of the service. But all in all they generally suck. Its one of the things you learn to expect when the lowest bidding contractor wins hands down, and the person booking the tickets never has to take the trip. […]

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[Mature content] American Airlines, LAX to JFK Business class March, 2010 A Sunday at noon. It was so incredibly crowded even American’s priority security line was lagging, big-time. By the time we got on the plane everyone was getting a little bit cranky. I always like a window seat; particularly on long flights. When I […]

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Several years ago my father adopted a stray kitten and decided to ship it to me when I was in the military stationed in Georgia. So I went to the Augusta airport to meet kitty’s flight and on the way got stuck in a massive traffic jam and was a little late. I walked into […]

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I can laugh about it now, but it wasn’t funny at the time. Several years back, while in the Navy stationed in Japan, my wife, my nearly 2 year old daughter and I, flew home to Providence RI for vacation. To save money, we elected to hold my daughter in our lap, instead of paying […]

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This is more a combination security nightmare and flight dream for a change; hope that’s okay. I am a Staff Sergeant (E-5) in the USAF. I was assigned to embassy detail in Iraq before the great new state of the art embassy was completed. I was three days from flying home and the diplomatic convoy […]

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In November 2008, I was flying home to Oklahoma from Biloxi, MS. I had just completed Air Force Technical School, and I was excited to get home to see my husband and collect our things before the drive to my first duty station. My flight was originally scheduled for 10:45am, so I arrived at about […]

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Butt Grabber

December 27, 2009

in Passenger Stories

I was returning to Portland from reserve duty in Guam in January 2004. Another man from my unit went with me and we ended up seated next to each other on the way over and most of the way back. At least we didn’t have to sit next to complete strangers. On the Honolulu to […]

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I was returning from almost three years of tours in Iraq and Afghanistan on United Airlines from Frankfurt to Dulles and was feeling lucky to have been able to upgrade to business class. The flight was fairly pleasant until a few hours before we landed when a new, male flight attendant appeared. I was recovering […]

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