While flights have a scheduled departure time, the gate agent will close the door to the plane ten minutes before departure. Which, depending on what side of the door you’re on, can either mean a huge sigh of relief, or a delayed or even ruined trip.
All frequent fliers have a “worst flight ever” story. And crying babies, weather delays and mechanical problems can all conspire to make a flight truly horrible. But some flights are usually rough, even under normal situations. Here is a countdown of a few of my least favorite flights. As always, reader submissions are encouraged.
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