Non-Story Archives

Below are blog posts from the administrator. Embedded videos in some of the pieces are no longer available. The posts are archived since only stories and commentaries are now posted on the website.

The video below, featuring a poor passenger facing more flying aggravations than he can handle, helped to provide inspiration for the Flights From Hell website:

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The This Modern World cartoon below features a panoply of flying hell issues which are described in numerous stories on our site – poor customer service, portly passengers, cell phone use, delays, annoying passengers, dissatisfactory flight attendant service, crying babies, animals, lousy food, plane problems, lost luggage and, of course, the dreaded reclining seats. Can […]

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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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How many times have you wished that you could board a plane without security hassles, or without the worries of missing your flight or the plane having to land on the Hudson River? And how many times have you desired a decent meal on a flight? In Taipei, Taiwan you can have all of the […]

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While a flight from hell can certainly be traumatic, its impact usually lessens over time (especially after venting by writing about it and submitting the story to our website!). However, some flights unfortunately fall into the Extreme category, and the impact of the experience can be long lasting. What’s depicted in the first 5 minutes […]

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The webpage, Airport Luggage Carousels – A Worldwide Report, is from the appropriately named website, Dull Men’s Club. For most people, the only thrill received from carousels is from the sense of relief that they get when their luggage is spotted. Not so for the site’s owner, Grover Click, who loves finding his bags because […]

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With the closing of yet another year, it’s that time to look back at the flying hell events that took place in 2008. Increased costs for services increased passenger frustrations. Packed overhead bins, due in part to charges for checked luggage, added to the despair. The TSA came under fire, including from a woman upset […]

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Fly Me With all of the problems associated with today’s flying hell experience, it’s difficult not to reminisce about what it was like when people actually enjoyed flying. Here are some articles about the golden era of flying: A PDX Airport Flashback In Time and Mom Tells How Flying Used To Be. The writer of this New […]

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Seat 29E

October 19, 2008

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FlightsFromHell.com received a document in PDF format that purportedly was an original complaint letter written by a passenger to an airline company. While a quick net search revealed the real poop – the letter has been making the rounds for a while – we’re going to post it anyway since it’s right on target with […]

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The Queen Of Sky

September 19, 2008

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Ellen Simonetti was a flight attendant for Delta Air Lines for 8 years until she was fired in 2004 for posting alluring pictures of herself in her uniform on her blog, Diary of a Flight Attendant. Ellen’s blog anonymously described her exploits as a FA, including dates from hell. But her identity was exposed once […]

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Reporters As Flight Attendants New York Times columnist Michelle Higgins wrote about her two day stint as an American Airline FA (Flying the Unfriendly Skies). Michelle quickly gained an appreciation for what FAs have to deal with, particularly in regards to difficult passengers. Concern about passenger behavior is well justified as evidenced by this article: […]

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Millions of men have fantasized about flight attendants. Much of it probably has to do with the sexy appeal that the airlines portrayed about FAs during less politically correct times. The instructional video below is designed to give guys a better chance of making their dreams come true. Whether or not following the advice would […]

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