Posts tagged "airplanes"

Look, Dad! No room for a beverage cart!

Happy Father’s Day to all the padres near and far! And, especially to my dad! Of course, I’m reminded of this entry from the Archives ~ My father has a thing about small planes. Example #1 My mother:  This couple that [so and so] knows never traveled together as a family.  The mother would fly... Read more »

Oh the joys of air travel ...

Oh the joys of air travel ...
Voicemail at 11:16AM: This is American Airlines calling about a flight cancellation.  We apologize for the inconvenience. Your flight on April 23rd from O’Hare to Newark has been cancelled. At 11:31AM, I dial 800-433-7300 where I am on hold for 8 minutes. Misery (not her real name): Hello, this is Misery (slightly inaudible) Me: Hi,... Read more »

JetBlues ~ part 2

Thank G0d for ~1/ Twitter2/ and the instant reply 3/ of @JetBlue, which was “the flight returned with a maintenance indication that our JFK team is better prepared to handle.”Huh. Ok. Hmmm.Well, as Al Capone didn’t say, better safe than sorry.

What's the point of checking in for your flight online ...

the day before, as I did last week before my trip, IF when you get to the kiosk, it says to see an agent.  And you try five other kiosks and it’s all the same.  And then you wait in line for 45 minutes to see an agent – even though, while you’re in line,... Read more »

Overheard in Chicago

Woman on phone with Continental Airlines: Well then what was the point of using my miles if I have to pay now? But I used all of my miles! 25,000 miles. That’s all I had. I wiped it out! Wait, but wait…now, I have to pay $100 to get on this flight and $1000 to... Read more »

Airline karma is a bitch

Three years ago – I was sitting in the exit row, making myself comfortable for the five hour flight from NYC to LA to visit H, who was already there.  Anyone who flies regularly knows that the exit row is the cream of the crop for us bottom feeders in Coach.  It’s First Class leg... Read more »