Merry Christmas And A Not So Happy New Year

June 8, 2009

in Odds & Ends Stories

On a flight from Miami returning to the UK on new years eve 2005 (arriving in the UK in 2006) we had a lovely time….

The first problems were the reclining seats. The passengers in front of us had their seats pushed all the way back. Fine, that’s what they are for. So, we all put our seats back, only to have the guys behind us complain to the stewardesses that it was annoying them.

We were promptly told to put our seats into the upright position, and so we mentioned the people in front. But oh no, they didn’t have to put their seats up, and they had no intention of doing so. So here we are, new years eve, and we have 10 cms of air between our noses and the backs of their seats.

Next problem, the stewardesses. They obviously did not want to be there, and they let us know that! They weren’t helpful. They were rude and they told us to go make our own coffee as we knew where the kitchen was……….

The toilet…………After eating their stale bread which gave me very uncomfortable bowels, I decided I’d have to visit the worst place on a place, the toilet. So I stand up, and a woman sees me standing, so as I’m trying to shuffle from the window seat to the aisle, she starts running to get to the queue before me…… She made it….

There was already a queue of about 7 people, and it didn’t help with the fact that each woman in the cubicle for some reason would take roughly 20 minutes in there (SERIOUSLY). God knows what she was doing. So, after 90 minutes of standing in pain in the aisle, I make it to the toilet, only to come out and have to wait 30 minutes for the trolley girls to finish their round….

I can’t really explain it, but it was a flight from hell and I’ll never be going with an American airline again.

My best service on air flights has ALWAYS been with the ‘less prestigious’ airlines like Kenya Airways, south African Airways, etc. The service with them is incredible.

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

SAW June 6, 2009 at 7:26 am

The seats I believe, the coffee I don't. Those of us who fly often know a "story" from a "fish tale"… and this, my friends, is a fish tale.

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Anonymous June 9, 2009 at 2:03 am

Nice try…..this did not happen….

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Nacho June 9, 2009 at 4:29 am

Why does everyone say that situations didn't happen? It's like, were you even there? If not, then shut your trap.

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Trixi June 9, 2009 at 6:50 am

Beacause, Nacho, I can't imagine that the flight attendant would make them put their seats up, but not do the same for the people in front of them. In fact, seats are meant to be reclined, and they won't make you put your seat up. And, "go make your own coffee, you know where the kitchen is…" Well, that's just ridiculous.

I agree with Anonymous; this didn't happen.

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Nacho June 9, 2009 at 6:58 am

I've seen it happen before. Who knows what the reasons are, but some people are awfully persnickety when it comes to who they will and will not allow them their in-flight rights.

And who knows, maybe the flight attendant was in a bad mood. However, I'd also think that allowing a passenger into the kitchen would pose a hell of a security problem… but that's just me. And I don't fly often enough to have seen something like that happen (yet).

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Anonymous June 9, 2009 at 7:22 am

Fake story… A F/A making passengers brew their own coffee? Come on!

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CWA June 9, 2009 at 12:28 pm

I cannot believe that the FA (who says stewardesses anymore!?!) would make someone make their own coffee? Story does not stack up.

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Hugh June 10, 2009 at 2:37 am

Nice try, thanks for playing…fake. The seats MAY be true, but not making your own coffee. Lying about that makes me doubt the rest of your story. Also…90 minutes in line for the bathroom…maybe it seemed like that, but c'mon. What a sad life you must have that you come to site slike this and invent stories. Get a hobby or maybe some friends.

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MJ June 10, 2009 at 5:44 am

I'm surprised no one has mentioned this yet: No post-9/11 flight that I've been on or heard about allows passengers to wait in the aisles for the restrooms. Especially not for an hour and a half. The simple fact that the OP wasn't told to go sit down while waiting in line makes me doubt the story.

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Anonymous June 22, 2009 at 1:44 pm

Wow its the same retarded people always commenting on other peoples posts. If you werent on the flight shut up we dont care if you think its fake or not… Your very annoying and obviously need to get a life * cough Saw, Trixi cough*

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skyguy July 14, 2009 at 11:37 pm

I can believe the coffee statement..it wasen't literal it was sarcasm. All you people need to get a brain.

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Atari August 4, 2009 at 8:34 pm

I was going to say something similar to Skyguy's statement.

It could very well have been sarcasm.

Furthermore, I have heard plenty of, "Oh, they don't do that," calls, while seeing many stories that purport to have done those selfsame things which were declared nonsense.

I choose to just believe the story. I mean, it's not like ANYTHING in this anecdote was so incredible that it was worth fabricating.

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