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…from San Francisco

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What’s the worst thing you can imagine happening to your plane? Late arrival? Blocked toilet? How about exploding engine mid-flight? It was already 10pm when we took of from SFO -> Munich, so we could see the flames engulfing number 1 engine as a series of explosions shook the fuselage. There were a lot of “Oh God, oh God”-s and the girl next to me went into full panic attack and required restraining. I broke the rules and wrote a short note to the wife. Fortunately the captain was able…read more

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…from NY

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After a good couple of days in Brooklyn that included an evening at Flushing Meadow to see Serena Williams and Federer… …Alitalia went on strike – delaying my Rome -> Genova flight for 9 hours. Groovy. Best option : train. Rome Airport -> Rome -> Milan -> Genova. 6 hours. Then taxi to Genova airport to pick up the car, and finally home.

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…from Detroit

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This one was particularly memorable. The first leg of my 7pm flight Detroit -> Chicago -> Munich -> Genova was delayed due to storms in NY where the plane was coming from. This meant missing the international flight, so United changed my itinerary to Detroit -> Chicago -> Copenhagen -> Munich -> Genova with an arrival delay of just 4 hours. So far so good. Next, SAS cancelled the Copenhagen flight before I made it out of Detroit. Back into the queue for the service desk. To cut a very…read more

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