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Posted: 1/27/2013 9:17:01 PM
The other thread about flying made me think of a flight I took that was terrible...

It was the flight itself it was SOOOO rough. No one on board said a word. Well except for one family, I'm assuming it was a mother and her 2 kids, as the plane was bouncing around like a pin ball, I could hear her in the back saying to the kids; wee wasn't that a big one and here we go again. She had the kids laughing and a few of the adults too. If it wasn't for her you could have heard a pin drop. Everyone was a little nervous, she made the whole experience much better..

Anyone else have any funny stories?


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Posted: 1/27/2013 9:41:54 PM
Mine not as funny, but one experience that sticks out the most...

On our way home from our honeymoon, we were on a tiny little jet back in to our home town. We ran into a pretty good storm and there was lots of turbulence as we started to descend. Well, as the plane bounced around (pretty rough, probably one of the worst I've experienced and I've been on some pretty rough flights), the lady in the row in front of us pulled out her cell phone and started making a phone call. The stewardess got on the intercom and repeated the "no cell phone use" statement, but the lady just kept gabbing on about how she was still on the plane and how horrible the weather was! I almost grabbed it out of her hand! Finally the stewardess came over and made her turn it off. I thought it was kind of crazy.


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Posted: 1/27/2013 10:22:46 PM
On a flight out of Heathrow airport (London) our plane got hit by lightening! It made a dip but continued on fine to the states.

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Posted: 1/28/2013 1:49:59 AM
I could have been the mum in the OP!

We were flying into Koh Samui, Thailand during a thunderstorm in a smallish propellor plane and as usual for the evening flight there was turbulance. I was sitting with my DD, DH was with DS, our friends were with us and the lady was sitting with my maid and her DH was with their DD.

I was terrified but kept saying to my DD oh this is fun!! My maid was puking and had used all the sick bags so my friend was shouting for more, an overhead bin opened and deposited everything in the aisle and all the while my DS was whooping and laughing saying "yeah this is fun" I think he was five at the time

When we landed all the adults looked a little shocked and my DS was still saying it was great fun! I was sure all the adults were hoping they were not at the same hotel as us! Turned out we went back with some of them and they all high-fived him and we had a very uneventful flight home

Actually, reading this back, it's not a particularly good story but one that we still tell so hope that counts


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Posted: 1/28/2013 2:03:56 AM
I was in a plane once. We hit turbulence. The pilot said not to worry the only thing we could hit was rocks in the sky. The storm had meta hail.

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Posted: 1/28/2013 3:25:25 AM
Last week, the pilot on my flight from Mississippi to Virginia announced at the beginning of the flight that it was the birthday of one of the passengers. He then asked if we thought she should be allowed to fly the plane as a birthday treat (her name was Mary). Of course everyone laughed, ha ha. As we got close to landing, we hit some fairly rough turbulence and were swinging all over the place. The landing itself felt pretty rough, but was probably pretty good considering how much we were moving around in the air. As we were taxiing in to the gate, the pilot came back on and said, "Sorry for the rough landing. Maybe we should have let Mary fly the plane after all!"

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