barf bag

To start off, I’m a tiny girl, 5’2″ and 110 lbs. But just because of that, please don’t look at the extra space I have in my seat as “up for grabs.”

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I was seven years old when I first flew. My second flight round trip was from Mazatlan to Phoenix on the now defunct America West Airlines. It was also my first plane ride from hell.

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Back in the 90’s my husband was an US airman stationed in Italy. We had been overseas for about a year, and were looking at about another four years in front of us. We decided that it was time to go back home for a visit. We were flying with our then three year old […]

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About two years ago an opportunity came up for me to travel to India through a program with the university that I attended. I was a little nervous about such a long flight, and since I was flying coach I expected it to be a little rough. On the way to India I “lucked out” […]

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My flights from Hell began with fifty other people, all of whom I knew. By the time we reached our destination together, none of them would have continued to associate themselves with me had we not needed to sing together for the next two weeks. This was the Colby Chorale; this was Spring Break; this […]

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Travel Tips for Tots from the blog, Mother-eff’d, is a filmed story from writer and comedian Johanna Stein. In the video, Stein describes an icky incident that occurred on an airplane while she tried to distract her screaming child with a hand puppet fashioned out of an air sickness bag. A written narrative about the ordeal […]

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This flight from hell took place in the fall of 2009. My wife and I had a 6am flight from Columbia, MO to Detroit, MI via Memphis, TN. First, I must say that my wife and I are both frequent fliers, and we are used to flying on all types of airplanes, including small turboprops. […]

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It was April 16, 2007–Marathon Monday in Boston–and a very bad storm had blown into town. Unfortunately that was also the day we were flying with our children and my husband’s parents to celebrate my mother-in-law’s birthday at Colonial Williamsburg. Our flight to Newport News, Va was one of the few to get out on […]

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I’ve had a lot of bad flying experiences in my life but only one of them ever had to do with the flight crew which honestly was the worst experience I’ve had. It was on a 5am flight from Alberta, Canada back home to Minnesota. I was with my best friend with her mom and sister sitting […]

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My story probably isn’t as bad as most. I had started out from Moscow, connecting through Vienna and then to Frankfurt, so I had already been flying for 5 hours. At this point I was on a 9 hour flight from Frankfurt to NYC, then was getting on a 6 hour connecting flight back to […]

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While flying from Los Angeles to Washington DC on Virgin America the plan ran into some very heavy turbulence that lasted for well over an hour. Although I am prone to seasickness, I had never become air sick until this flight. After filling two airsick bags and mortifying my boyfriend I could no longer sit […]

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