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I was on a flight to San Diego several years back – pre 9-11. About 40 minutes from landing, the woman next to me pulled out a nail polish bottle and started to open it to work on her nails! I usually am a very tolerant person and never say anything to anyone, but I […]

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On an Air Italia flight in 1994 from Toronto to Rome, I was seated at the bulkhead row separating first class from coach – right behind the bathrooms. An absolutely beautiful woman walked into the bathroom shortly after take off. When she emerged, it was the worst smell ever. It was so bad that sleeping […]

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I was flying from Washington to Nashville. I knew something was wrong when I got on board, I had been assigned the aisle seat in the last row on a very small regional jet, i.e. just opposite the bathroom. My seatmate, a young college student, had her face hidden under her turtle neck sweater. I […]

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During one of my flights I observed a woman who must have been at least 90 years old stand up in the aisle to go use the lavatory. As she peered down each aisle she suddenly realized that beverage carts on opposite ends of the aisle were slowly moving in towards her. As she kept […]

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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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Barfzilla

June 27, 2009

in Portly Stories

A few months ago I was flying back from Heathrow to Minneapolis/Saint Paul. My seat was in the last row of an Airbus A310. My experience in the U.K was great. I suppose all good things come to an end. Barfzilla appeared and took the last seat – the middle seat in the row. My […]

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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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I was taking a commuter flight from LAX to San Diego several years ago and was tired from a long cross country flight…I just wanted to get home peacefully. We boarded like normal, took our seats and I settled in for a quick trip back to God’s Country. We began to taxi to the runway […]

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In June 2000, I was flying back from Helsinki, Finland, to New York LaGuardia. It was quite a large plane that had two “sections” of coach class, separated by a pair of restrooms. I was seated in the first row behind those restrooms. Since it was a long 7-8 hour flight, I decided to make […]

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Last September my husband and I were traveling from Orlando to Omaha. We prefer direct flights, but we got a good deal on a different airline that required a layover in Atlanta. I was already upset about this b/c I despise the Atlanta airport, but whatever, no biggie. We fly to Atlanta on a normal […]

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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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I saw the Mr Poopypants reference on CNN.com and I have had that experience more than once! Recently on a flight from San Francisco to Denver it was apparent that someone had done this right in my vicinity and clearly did nothing about it. I looked around and there were some toddlers. WHO are these […]

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