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Frisky Rant: Hey Airlines, Stop Overbooking Flights On Purpose

Frisky Rant: Hey Airlines, Stop Overbooking Flights On Purpose

If you work for American Airlines, or any airline for that matter, buckle up. You’re in for a bumpy ride.

I booked and paid for my flight months in advance, received a confirmation and a seat number and was pleasantly surprised when I got to the airport, checked into my American Airlines flight and received a “Priority Seating Pass,” instead of a usual boarding pass. For some reason, I was shuffled through the “priority” security line (score!) and arrived at my gate several hours before takeoff. I was going from New York’s LaGuardia Airport to Nashville, Tennessee, with a group of other women for a close friend’s bachelorette party and wanted to make sure my seat (which I received in my confirmation, but didn’t see on my “priority pass”) was with the rest of the group. Upon approaching the attendant at the gate, I was informed that I would not receive a seat until the plane began boarding and that my “priority seating pass” was essentially a priority standby pass. Keep reading »

Be My Boyfriend: Guy Who Wore His Entire Wardrobe To The Airport

Be My BF: Tattooed Shoes
Permanent converse? Yes, please! Read More »
Be My BF: 15 Things
This man gets by with only 15 belongings. Read More »
Be My BF: Jet Bike
This guy built a jet engine bike. Read More »

Dear Resourceful Baggage Guy,

I love a man who finds innovative solutions to life’s annoying problems. And your solution to astronomical airline baggage fees was particularly smart: Rather than carry luggage, you wore yours, somehow managing to don more than 70 items of clothing in Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport. Keep reading »

Passenger Flies Plane Because Pilot Has A Migraine — Or, Why I Am Not A Pilot

I have Migraines
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Fear Of Flying
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Jessica is terrified of flying. Find out how she copes. Read More »

There are many reasons why I am not a pilot. I don’t like flying that much. I have poor sight and coordination. And also, I get mind-squeezingly bad migraines. And though that didn’t stop one Lufthansa pilot from taking off, it did prevent him from completing the flight. The Daily Mail reports that on a recent flight from Newark to Frankfurt, Germany, a pilot was stricken by an especially bad migraine, and his co-pilot was forced to ask if there was anybody on the plane who could help fly.

I wish I was kidding.

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