Phocal Point (2cuxi) wrote in thequestionclub,
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Fly the F***ed up Skies!

 What's are the worst experiences you've ever had on an airplane? It can be bad service, sick people, gross people, bad food, scary near crash, God forbid actually crashing...anything.

I've got a couple.

I was on my way to Orlando, Florida from New York JFK many years ago. It's about 3 hours. Within the first 15 minutes of the flight there was heavy turbulence from a storm cell we clearly failed to avoid. 1 hour into the flight, the baby behind me vomited quite forcefully. I was actually impressed! Surely he had a future in firefighting. What I was not impressed with is that the vomit made it between the seats and onto my arm. :C I didn't want to say anything because clearly mom and dad had problems of their own. Also, I didn't want to embarrass them. I got up later and tried to wash it out. I smelled like formula barf for the rest of the ride. I hate the smell of formula even before it's digested soooo...

The second time I was riding a puddle jump Cessna from Boston Logan to Nantucket (ACK). I'm a frequent flier, but this trip was so nerve-wracking that I was clinging to my friend's jacket and trying not to crap my pants. We would be carried up by a chunk of air, then dropped about 50 feet or so. In a 9 seater plane you can really feel that! When we were a few hundred feet from the runway, I thought we were in the clear. Well the plane had one more upsetting trick for us. Right before we landed, we hit a crosswind so bad it knocked the small plane nearly completely horizontal. Like, sky out of one window, asphalt on the other. Luckily the pilots kick ass (mostly retired Navy), so we made it. I took the boat back for the return trip. O_O
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