If you want some interesting travel stories, read the Twitter feeds of the major U.S. airlines. It seems some of our fellow citizens expect perfection in commercial air travel. Here are some examples of recent Tweets with my response:
“My mother’s flight is delayed 4 hours and she’s now missed her daughter’s college graduation.”
I don’t know about you, but, unless you’re flying private, if you booked your travel so close the graduation time, you blew it.
“My checked bag is missing. I don’t have my money, my keys, my prescription medications and my grandmother’s heirloom jewelry is in that bag.”
The airlines inform people not to do this. I’m told there’s 2 types of luggage: carry-on and lost.
“My flight is delayed 20 minutes. I want to know how you’re going to compensate me?”
Sorry, but, they are not going to compensate you. Fuggedaboutit.
“My flight is delayed due to a mechanical issue. Where is your spare plane?”
Spare plane? That’s hilarious.
“The best part is being here with an infant, 2 diapers and no baby food.”
This person is an M.D. on a delayed flight. What was she thinking?
“How can this flight have a mechanical issue? This is ruining my honeymoon.”
Perhaps you (or some of the folks above) would enjoy this article I wrote:
Thought for the week:
“Progress isn’t made by early risers. It’s made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something.” – Robert Heinlein
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