illness/medical

My husband and I were traveling with our 7 year old son to go to Zurich Switzerland from Atlanta on Delta back in Sept 08. Well we were all very excited and had very little hiccups since we arrived at the airport. Security wasn’t so bad, with no delays… As we board the plane we […]

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My girlfriend and I recently had a flight from San Francisco, CA to Tampa, FL with a layover in Miami via American Airlines. The problems started in San Francisco, when our flight was supposed to leave at 11:45pm. Due to the airport not scheduling the correct information for the flights, they double booked the gate […]

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My plane was 2 hours leaving from Seattle going to Atlanta. I was sitting in the aisle seat with a mother and her adult daughter sitting next to me. The daughter paged the F.A. before we took off and asked for some ginger ale because she had an upset stomach. The F.A. brought her the […]

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I Smell Pee

July 8, 2009

in Odor Stories

Back in 2005, on a United flight from Omaha to Denver, I was seated in the front coach row waiting for our plane to take off. I was the only person on that side of the aisle and I had the window, so I thought I had it made. But just before the doors were […]

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Took a flight from O’Hare to San Francisco. Sat in the last row, window seat. Only 1 open seat on the plane near the front of the plane. An overweight woman sat next to me whose thighs overhang her seat and squished next to mine. That is not the bad part (although it was bad). […]

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I had been on a whirl wind tour of the USA on work related business. I was gone for almost a month. Living out of a suitcase for that long gets old fast. Anyway, I had arrived in Chicago from Salt Lake earlier in the day. There was to be a connecting flight from Chicago […]

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My sister was married in Cancun, Mexico a few years ago. A few hours before the ceremony, my grandmother slipped on some wet marble, fell, and broke her knee. A few days later we arrived at the airport, prepared to head home on a U.S. Airways flight. The airline had no idea how to deal […]

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On a recent flight from El Paso to Denver on board a 50 seat RJ I found a reason to give up flying. I was in row one on the aisle; a woman sat directly behind me in row two. After we departed and leveled off the in-flight “service” began consisting of our choice of […]

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About 6 years ago I was on a flight from Orlando to Atlanta. The weather was bad and getting worse. To everybody’s surprise we taxied down the runway and took off. Everyone was happy thinking we were the last plane to depart. About 15 minutes into the flight it started getting rough. The pilot asked […]

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Flight from Toronto to San Francisco…While waiting to board an elderly man was waiting in his wheelchair. He was quite frail to say the least. He was coughing a fair amount. His wife was not sitting beside him but, several rows over. Not sure why as she could have wheeled him near her. Preboarding starts […]

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Many years ago while I was still working for United, I had just returned from a trip from Paris to San Francisco and the next day had to head to Washington D.C. for school. I got a flat tire on the way to the airport and had to take a connecting flight through Chicago. Out […]

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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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