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Mr. Crazy

April 25, 2013

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I was flying back to Boston from a whirlwind week in Southeast Asia for a destination wedding in the Philippines– a four flight journey, including three consecutive nights on airplanes. On my way to the tropical island for the wedding, one of the plane’s two turboprop engines failed (over water) – leading to an emergency […]

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My husband and I were flying from Boston to West Palm Beach. The seats across the aisle were empty. At one point more than half way into the flight a woman came and sat in the aisle seat next to my husband. She was clearly off of her meds – scratching her head, moving irrationally, […]

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Years ago when I was a travel agent, I would fly space available. I was trying to get to Boston for a New Year’s party on what was then America West. I thought I was out of luck, as the flight I was hoping to catch filled up with the exact number of passengers as […]

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Double Trouble

December 9, 2009

in Passenger Stories

This isn’t a flight from hell, but it was kind of creepy. I was flying from BWI in Baltimore to Pensacola, FL for a vacation. I got to the luggage check-in and there was a couple waiting there. The guy behind the counter calls my name. The woman says, “We’re here,” or something to that […]

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Chutzpah Guy

November 17, 2009

in Passenger Stories

I’ve flown hundreds of thousands of miles yet the oddness and stupidity of my fellow travelers never ceases to amaze me. On a recent evening flight from Houston to Tucson I observed a man teetering on the edge of insanity. First, when we were taxiing for take-off he rang his flight attendant call button to […]

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I’ve often wondered if any airline passengers of faith have seen strange or sinister objects in the sky. Many years ago, on a Honolulu to Papatee (Tahiti) flight, I was peering mindlessly out of the windscreen into the moonlit night sky when something strange caught my eye. Borrowing First Navigation Officer T. Nolte’s binoculars, I […]

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I was recently flying the Boston to Orlando route when I felt the hair on the back of my neck stand up. I asked my copilot to take the yoke for a few moments and told him I needed to stretch my legs. As I walked through the passenger cabin, I noticed a ruddy faced […]

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Foot Sandwich

April 25, 2009

in Passenger Stories

This occurred on Dec 18th, 2006 it’s gross and crazy: Ok I’m on my way back home from St. Louis today and American has done me a big favor today…..cheap upgrade to first class….YAY!!!…..so after a long night of talking and gossiping at the family reunion I’m ready for a huge nap…..so I get a […]

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I was on a flight from Vienna, Austria to Belgium a couple of years ago and though I’m a frequent flier, this little trip will stay with me always. I sat in an aisle seat; in the aisle seat across and a little bit forward from me (one of those planes where the aisles don’t […]

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While a flight from hell can certainly be traumatic, its impact usually lessens over time (especially after venting by writing about it and submitting the story to our website!). However, some flights unfortunately fall into the Extreme category, and the impact of the experience can be long lasting. What’s depicted in the first 5 minutes […]

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2007 was a zany year for travel – read this article about the weirdest travel stories and this article about the strangest travel stories. The 2007 airline news story with the most “legs” was the one about Kyla Ebbert, the Hooters waitress who got kicked off of a Southwest Airlines flight for wearing skimpy attire. […]

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Foot Fetish

October 10, 2007

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I travel a lot for my job, so I am used to crazy, strange, smelly, obnoxious, etc. people on flights – I’m usually ALWAYS the one who gets seated next to them. However, I was not prepared for what I experienced on a routine flight from JFK to Miami International. I sat in my aisle […]

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