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 […]

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My flight from Hell was kind of a series of adventures. I was returning from active duty in Iraq with my unit, returning home. We had to wait in a hooch tent for hours (the smart ones got some sleep in) then we were herded like cattle to our plane. Unlike previous flights, I got […]

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I was traveling with my wife on our honeymoon. This was to be two weeks in Greece and would require a flight from Charlotte NC to Philadelphia then over seas connection etc. I had booked first class seats throughout the trip, and had packed a carry on for a change of clothes for our arrival […]

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Having done quite a bit of traveling to date, I’ve experienced a number of oopsies, some the airline’s fault, some a passenger’s fault and some simply an act of God. These include getting hit up for a bribe by airport staff in Belem, Brazil in 1989, taking two days to get from Orlando, FL to […]

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On July 1, 2007, I was on American Airlines flight 2200 from Seattle-Tacoma to Dallas/Fort Worth on a Boeing 757. As we boarded the flight, I looked forward to taking some good pictures. My sister and mom decided to switch with me and my dad, which would prove consequential. I objected, but all three disagreed, […]

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We just flew from Anchorage to Atlanta to Savannah via Delta Scare Lines. We had to sit on the floor of the terminal in Anchorage because there were not enough seats. I saw about 50 people on the floor. It was also hot in the terminal. (yes Delta that is your fault). We flew 6 […]

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A few years ago I was on a business trip to the Orient visiting Hong Kong, Tokyo, Taipei and Seoul. This story tells of the frightening experience I had during my visit to Seoul, Korea and the problems encountered one week later when I was due to leave for Hong Kong. I was arriving in […]

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I travel weekly for work and also several times a year (domestic and international), and will never travel AA again if I have a choice – I would rather take multiple connections than AA straight thorough, and as far as international flights – NO WAY! To date, I have yet to get my miles for […]

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In August of 2001, my mom, younger sister & I flew from our home in D.C. to Phoenix, Arizona for my older sister’s wedding. At the time it was cheaper to use BWI than National and we didn’t live within sight of Dulles until a few years later. Because we had booked a flight earlier […]

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High In The Sky

November 5, 2007

in Odds & Ends Stories

Last year my sister and a friend and I flew from Philadelphia to Las Vegas for an eagerly awaited vacation. It had been many years since I had flown and I was nervous, especially since I have severe claustrophobia. My doctor gave me a few strong sedatives to take on an as needed basis. The […]

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Airline travel is, at best, uncomfortable, but traveling for the military is unbearable. The government contracts with a civilian company to fly large amounts of troops where they need to go. Most people would say that is better than flying on a cargo plane, but most people have never flown with the military. I was […]

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