illness/medical

While flying from Las Vegas to Pittsburgh I was shocked to see our flight attendants running to the rear of the plane for a medical emergency. Sitting in First Class with my mother, we were not sure what was going on in the back. An announcement was made for any doctors to please report to […]

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My 5 year old son and I took our annual trip to NY this February to visit family. On our return trip home to MN, I was unfortunately lucky to be sitting in the aisle seat on a Northwest Airlines. Not that I have any issues with NW but aisle seats, YES!! I always, ALWAYS […]

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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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In 1993 I was headed from Tucson to the American Library Association conference in New Orleans. I was ticketed on a flight that stopped at DFW where I was to change planes on to New Orleans. About an hour after takeoff from Tucson the captain announced that because of severe weather surrounding DFW the airport […]

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Germy Brats

August 24, 2008

in Baby & Kid Stories

When I was a junior in high school (age 16) I flew TWA to Washington D.C. for Presidential Classroom, an educational week-long program that teaches kids about government. On the way out from Kansas City, I was stuck in a 3-seat isle with a mom, her two kids ages 5 and 7, and a baby […]

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I recently flew back to my home town next to a young man that obviously had a cold. To my relief he’d always cough in his sweater. He seemed to have the sniffles. I can only guess he was using his sweater as a giant hanky too. Well, exactly 36 hours later I woke up […]

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I travel a lot for business. I started this at a fairly young age, so I was a bit inexperienced in the ways of the world. But I have always been an accommodating person, I don’t complain much and I take it all in stride. It must be my Midwestern background. Anyway, I was on […]

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My husband and I were traveling with our two children (aged two and five.) The flight was uneventful but then we were delayed after landing as we waited for an open gate. After sitting with no air flow for half an hour the plane became quite hot and stuffy and apparently a pregnant women on […]

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Hubby Dearest

November 29, 2007

in Couples Stories

About six years ago, I traveled with the passenger from hell. The problem was, it was my husband. We were going from New York to Sacramento, CA to visit my relatives. I should have known the trip was doomed when he forgot his insulin (hubby dearest was diabetic) and didn’t remember until we were almost […]

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A few years ago I was flying from JFK to Las Vegas, non stop, on an evening flight. Flying time is about 5 1/2 hours. About an hour out, a woman in the rear of the plane starts screaming, really screaming. Her husband (big guy, probably under 40) is having an attack of some kind. […]

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Once when I was flying to New York from Phoenix, I developed the stomach flu. After a nauseating one and a half hours into the flight, I couldn’t take it anymore. I had to resort to the white puke bag (at the time I thought I was being generous instead of climbing over people and […]

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I was the inflictor of hell on a flight from Heathrow to Dulles. Toward the tail end of a month long trip to Kenya, several members of my class had battled some mysterious stomach ailment…you see where this is going. By time we had connected from Mombassa to Nairobi and landed in London, I thought […]

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