Even when they have the best intentions, people sometimes miss their flights. There was an incredible amount of traffic (people have been known to leave their cars to get to their plane on time). They had a connection and their original flight was late. Their delayed flight suddenly became “undelayed.” They overslept.
There are things you can do if you’re at risk of missing your flight. Obviously, make sure you give yourself enough time – going to an airport is not a time to show off your “I’m habitually late” skills. And if you think you might miss your connection, these are ways to be ahead of the pack.
But when you’ve actually missed your flight, it’s a whole different ballgame. Here are some pointers…
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I think we’ve all heard about people who bring babies onto planes and, anticipating the (s)he’s going to cry, offering gifts of ear plugs and other stuff like candy for fellow passengers, along with a cute little note that explains it’s the baby’s first flight, (s)he might cry, please forgive him/her, etc. However this family has taken apologies to a whole new level…
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A passenger traveling on a Delta flight from Orlando to Atlanta arrived at her seat to discover another woman was already sitting in it. She told the woman the seat was hers, but the woman refused to move. Upon getting the flight attendant involved, it turned into a series of events that caused a 3-hour delay.
Why? Because the woman who refused to move not only had no appropriate I.D., but she also had no travel documents that said she had a seat on that, or any other plane.
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Airlines are doing everything they can to decrease greenhouse gas emissions. They have commercial planes fly at the “sweet spot” of energy efficiency. They’ve come up with all sorts of crazy ways to decrease weight so they don’t use up as much fuel. In fact, Frontier even put a spin on it to say that checked baggage fees are good for the environment.
In October 2016, governments from over 190 countries pledged to take major steps to improve fuel economy. Each country (except those that have pulled out or refused to participate. For example, Brazil, India, China and Russia) is looking at ways it can help make its carbon footprint smaller. Here are a few examples, some of which are a little more far-reaching than others.
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