Airplane Stories

My wife and I go to NYC every year for the weekend before Christmas. This year, we had a short flight on an American Eagle plane from Houston to Dallas, then AA on to NYC. Our flight was fine and we landed in Dallas. As the pilot parked the plane at the gate and turned […]

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I’ve been a frequent business travel for many years and have gotten a lot of enjoyment out of reading the stories posted on sites like these. I never thought my experiences were worth posting – until this morning. I had the 6:00 AM flight from LGA to Dulles, VA. I knew bad weather was coming […]

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I was heading to CT, via Denver. It wasn’t until we had half -boarded the plane that we were informed that airport maintenance needed to check out the plane for a suspicious “dent.” They had to ensure it wouldn’t do anything weird up there. Forty-five minutes later, after they had photographed the dent and consulted their […]

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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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I often fly on both large airliners and smaller aircraft. I almost always prefer flying on noisy, drafty and sometimes rickety small airplanes instead of airliners because small aircraft travel means no hassles with luggage, security and those annoying other passengers. Naturally, I didn’t think too much of getting on to a Twin Otter to […]

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On occasion I will take trips with my wife, her for business, me just playing the role of a kept man. I personally do not care for flying though she flies about 4 times a month, so she’s a pro. On a recent trip back from California descending into Charlotte at night, we were going […]

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We flew on United flight 862 from SGN/HKG/SFO on July 15, 2009 in FC. Upon re-boarding in HKG, the Captain announced pre-takeoff that the mechanical water system was not working and there would be no water available in the potable water taps or toilet water system. Therefore, the Captain stated the Flight Attendants had placed […]

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Nervous Flier

April 18, 2010

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First off let me start by admitting that I am a nervous flier. My wife flies three or four times a month for business. My wife, stepson and I flew to St. Louis for a week of fun, Cardinals game, Riverboat ride, zoo visit, Six Flags, etc. The flight over was pretty smooth and uneventful. […]

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A colleague and I had to visit a company that was holding an open day in Stuttgart. They had laid on a plane for all potential customers. We got to the charter base and saw three Learjets parked outside – “sweet” we all thought. After about an hour we heard a sound like a ride-on […]

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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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This happened on a flight from San Francisco to New Orleans connecting through Dallas. I was flying to visit family for a long weekend and had packed just a small carry-on. My flight to DFW was easy and hassle free. However, once I boarded the plane to go to New Orleans things got interesting. I […]

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Wind Chill

February 21, 2010

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When I was 18 my girlfriend, my mother and I were travelling back home to the UK after a wonderful adventure on Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands off the coast of West Africa. We would be flying to Manchester in the UK, in a total three hour flight. I had a rather painful sunburn on […]

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