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Sumo Baby Tantrum

December 21, 2010

in Baby & Kid Stories

I was traveling on business and unable to obtain an upgrade with miles for the return flight from Tokyo to Detroit. So I was seated in ‘preferred economy’ at bulkhead (aka premium cattle-class). I’ve been there before and began to fear the worst as I scoped out the passengers waiting at the gate.  Muttering to […]

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My story happened several years ago, but it still irritates me. I was flying from New York to Michigan with a family friend who was a minor at the time. We had already had a horrible time just getting to the airport (a transformer overheated and caused a minor blackout in Manhattan, shutting down the […]

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DisUnited

April 19, 2010

in Airport Stories

I was originally slated to fly out of SFO on flight 158, service to Hartford, CT at 11:59 pm, 6/20/09. I received two emails and two phone calls from United’s automated system stating that the flight was delayed from 11:59 pm to 12:39 am (on 6/21/09). I checked into the flight early Saturday morning, but […]

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A while back, my wife (then my girlfriend) and I were in Paris on vacation. We had a wonderful time (even managed to get “bumped” to 1st class on the flight over the pond from MSP 10 days earlier). Well, we reported to CDG in plenty of time for our return flight to Detroit (MSP […]

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This past Sunday provided an up close and personal assessment of the airline industry, an industry that has seen considerable changes culminating with many major airlines going through bankruptcy. My wife Terri and I boarded Northwest Indianapolis bound flight leaving Bradley International Airport Hartford, Connecticut. It should be noted that Northwest Airlines is suffering through […]

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July 2nd, 2003 I was on Northwest flight 852 from Anchorage, Alaska to Detroit, Michigan, approximately a 6 hour red eye on a 757-300. I was only 15 at the time and by myself. Surprisingly the flight was packed full. My seat was back in row 43 and as always I had a window seat. […]

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So, this was my first time flying alone internationally to India without anyone. I was excited to have that experience without my parents, especially since they ask tooo many questions such as the gate, the flight time, etc. My experience started at Detroit with a very rude spokesperson for Northwest. I had no idea that […]

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My wife and I decided to take our kids, ages 1 and 4, to Las Vegas for a vacation. When trying to book the flights we could not get a direct flight back from Vegas to NY. Speaking with the Northwest reservation agent, she suggested we take a red eye flight that had a stop over […]

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I would like to report my experience and concerns about what happened after Northwest flight 293 landed at 8:56pm in Little Rock, Arkansas on February 28, 2009. After waiting for our bags for more than 30 minutes I and 20-30 other passengers were told by a Northwest baggage handler at 9:40pm that there were no […]

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Seat Adjustments

December 1, 2009

in Seat Stories

In Sep 08 I was flying home to London from Minneapolis in business class with Northwest. I watched the film, then decided to get some sleep after the usual 10 minutes of getting the seat to go flat, fixing the blanket in the correct position with the seatbelt showing, and placing the inadequate pillow in […]

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In January of 2003 I was flying to Amsterdam from Johannesburg, South Africa on KLM/Northwest. The flight was on time getting to Amsterdam. It had been snowing in Amsterdam. I had an approx 4 hour layover in Amsterdam before boarding a flight for Dulles Airport. Boarded the plane on time and the plane left the […]

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I was flying from Charleston, SC via Detroit to Sault Ste. Marie, MI three flights, in August. The first two legs of the trip were routine. In Detroit we switched to one of those little turbo prop puddle jumpers. We had two intermediary stops even though all on the plane were going to the same […]

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