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Air travel can be full of surprises.
7 years ago, August 13th 2016 No: 1 Msg: #197672  
Have you experienced any frighten flights or turbulence?

Tell us your story. Reply to this

7 years ago, August 14th 2016 No: 2 Msg: #197697  
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I flew through the air when I was 5 on a 747 headed for Hawaii, luckily my Dad had super quick reflexes and grabbed my ankle before I hit the ceiling. Several flight attendants and passengers were severely hurt and we had to divert to San Fran.

I wear my seatbelt without fail on all flights, not going to tempt fate twice. Reply to this

7 years ago, August 14th 2016 No: 3 Msg: #197698  
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Great story Andrea...glad your father had great reflexes! Reply to this

7 years ago, August 15th 2016 No: 4 Msg: #197709  
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He was sitting at the back of the plane with all the smokers, oh the 70s. I remeber you could hardly see the passengers from the blue haze of smoke. Crazy! Reply to this

7 years ago, August 15th 2016 No: 5 Msg: #197717  
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I remember those days....glad they are history. Reply to this

7 years ago, March 7th 2017 No: 6 Msg: #199975  
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Nothing that intense, but I do have a story. I flew out of Salt Lake City once, and the plane took off west over the lake. It then banked to turn east, and hit turbulence. We had to endure nasty shaking for the next fifteen minutes, looking almost straight down at the lake the whole time. Its the closest I've ever come to feeling that a crash could actually happen. The ride was so bad the pilot came on the intercom afterwards and apologized : ) Reply to this

7 years ago, March 10th 2017 No: 7 Msg: #200022  
I remember being in the area of a taifun on my way to Kuala Lumpur and it was a little bit turbulent. But at the end there were no real problems. Reply to this

18 months ago, November 18th 2022 No: 8 Msg: #210014  
On our recent flight from Cartagena to New York we hit some unexpected turbulence. It was rough for a few minutes and your mind does terrible things in a short period of time. The faces of the flight crew intensified my feelings. The pilot came on and apologized. I was happy when the plane began to fly smoothly again. Reply to this

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