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My mother has a friend who occasionally flies into a small municipal airport served by a commuter airline that partners with major carriers. When it came time for the friend to return home, I drove my mother and the friend to the airport. The friend had not purchased the return ticket in advance, so decisions […]

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A customer wanted to avoid the pet fee, so they tranquilized their cat, wrapped it in bubble wrap and put it in a suitcase/carry-on. The flight was delayed and the cat woke up screeching and clawing. Busted. A female customer brought aboard the flight a Chihuahua dog. During the flight the crew attendant noticed that […]

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My wife and I went on a Caribbean Cruise, and took a nonstop flight back home, Puerto Rico to Los Angeles, on American Airlines. On this return flight, we encountered one of the BATTIEST flight crews around. It started in the airport. First off, they neglected to do any pre-boarding. We saw this poor old […]

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A while back, my wife (then my girlfriend) and I were in Paris on vacation. We had a wonderful time (even managed to get “bumped” to 1st class on the flight over the pond from MSP 10 days earlier). Well, we reported to CDG in plenty of time for our return flight to Detroit (MSP […]

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Loose Dog On A Flight

February 10, 2010

in Animal Stories

We were flying back home to Portland, Oregon from a Thanksgiving holiday visit in Sacramento, California. We were on a small Alaska plane for the short hour and half flight. I was about 6 months pregnant, and was traveling with my husband and my 2 year old daughter. The plane was configured for 2 seats […]

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Yapping Dog

February 1, 2010

in Animal Stories

Last year I flew across country from San Diego to Hartford during the holidays. As I was waiting near the gate I noticed woman talking to her dog that she had enclosed in a pet carrier. I didn’t think much of it since pets are allowed on some flights. As soon as the flight took […]

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On a recent flight from BOS to ORD, a passenger asked the FA if they could take their dog out of its carry-on bag and let it sit in their lap. I was shocked when the FA said yes! Needless to say, the dog got loose, ran up and down the aisles and under the […]

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On a flight from Boston to Florida, about a year ago, I saw definitely the weirdest thing I’ve seen happen on a plane. I wouldn’t say it was “hell” exactly, but it was a nuisance. A couple, near the back of the plane, had brought their little dog on the plane. Normal, no biggy. But, […]

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I’m so happy to find this wonderful website, Flights From Hell, stories and commentary by people who matter the least to the airline industry, the passengers. I fly to Asia on a regular basis and am still mourning the loss of Thai airways direct flight to Bangkok from New York’s JFK. It’s amazing to note […]

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I was flying from El Paso to Burbank about a year and a half ago. I travel with a service dog. When I make my airline reservations, I am very clear that I travel with a service dog. My flight from El Paso to Phoenix was cancelled, and *** airlines put me on another flight. […]

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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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This story was told to me by a friend of mine, a flight attendant for a company I will not name. This airline allows small dogs in the cabin, but they are to be kept in their kennel/traveling bag. The flight attendant noticed some movement under a blanket that a female passenger was holding on […]

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