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Old 08-16-2007, 11:23 AM   #1
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Question Have you ever missed a flight?

i was suppose to pick up a family member from the airport today but she missed her flight. That got me thinking, what are some the reason people miss their flights?

I have never missed one, and am always super early as it is except for that one time i was coming home from a billy corgan solo show w/ a friend (we drove to seattle & Vancouver) and needed to be in bay area asap. So i booked a flight via my blackberry that afternoon.

So have any of you people missed a flight?

 
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Old 08-16-2007, 11:26 AM   #2
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yes, but only once. I went to O'Hare Airport, and my flight was going out of Midway. they were kind enough to put me on the next flight for free.

 
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Old 08-16-2007, 11:28 AM   #3
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i haven't been on a plane for about 8 years.

 
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Old 08-16-2007, 11:29 AM   #4
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never missed a flight

 
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Old 08-16-2007, 11:31 AM   #5
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yes, but only once. I went to O'Hare Airport, and my flight was going out of Midway. they were kind enough to put me on the next flight for free.
the irony behind this is great!!

 
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Old 08-16-2007, 11:33 AM   #6
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Old 08-16-2007, 11:35 AM   #7
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Too many to count. And almost for the same amount of reasons.

Most often though something comes up that is more important - meetings, events, etc. Flights can always be rescheduled.

 
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Old 08-16-2007, 11:36 AM   #8
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I've never missed one due to being weirdly late to the airport. But I have missed connecting flights becuase my first plane was late.

 
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Old 08-16-2007, 12:25 PM   #9
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the irony behind this is great!!

 
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Old 08-16-2007, 12:26 PM   #10
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I've almost missed flights twice (once in Cincinnati coming back from the first Zwan show and the other in Chicago when I missed the bus)

 
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Old 08-16-2007, 12:27 PM   #11
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i wanted to go to lake powell for labor day but I cant because flights from fresno to SLC are $800. that is fucking ridiculous. it's an hour and a half flight and its a major delta hub. I dont understand.

 
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Old 08-16-2007, 12:35 PM   #12
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last minute. you either get a great deal or they'll rip you off. i wanted to go to chicago. ain't happenin'.

 
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Old 08-16-2007, 12:57 PM   #13
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i was going with my family to hawaii, and it was a early flight at the airport which is about 90 minutes away.; we got stuck in traffic and were 20 minutes to late and we couldn't check in.

 
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Old 08-16-2007, 01:05 PM   #14
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I can ask for the entire week before labor day off and go with bf from sacramento, which would only be about 400 for a direct flight and he'd pay half. I wonder if I could get the vacation.

 
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Old 08-16-2007, 01:10 PM   #15
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i missed a flight for the first business trip i ever made. the person who was supposed to pick me up was fucking PISSED. it all ended up working out in the end, though, as my delay put us exactly on time for our meeting.

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Old 08-16-2007, 01:30 PM   #16
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I never miss a good fight. Put up yer dukes!

 
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Old 08-16-2007, 02:25 PM   #17
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Yep. A few times its been from underestimating the airport and how busy it can be.
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Old 08-16-2007, 02:34 PM   #18
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yeah dont you hate it when you get to the airport at like 2:30 p.m. on a tuesday and its ridiculously busy for some reason? ugh.

 
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Old 08-16-2007, 02:37 PM   #19
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i hate it even more when you get there and its empty as fuck and you end up waiting forever for your flight because getting a boarding pass, checking luggage and passing security was a snap. Then you think why did i leave so early? The next time you go and arrive a lil later and it turns out you left too late..
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Old 08-16-2007, 02:39 PM   #20
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yeah the airport in roanoke is tiny and only has 6 gates so it never really takes too long to get through. I mean the security people are like half asleep they are so bored. the past two times I've gone through they have seriously been opening up every persons bag and wiping it all for explosives residue. like it takes 10 minutes a bag. god I wanted to shoot someone and I only had 4 people infront of me.

 
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Old 08-16-2007, 03:00 PM   #21
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this is why we need hi speed rail in america, folks.

 
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Old 08-16-2007, 03:13 PM   #22
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this is why we need hi speed rail in america, folks.
so we can miss those instead? I don't follow

 
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Old 08-16-2007, 03:16 PM   #23
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I've only ever missed connector flights due to airline scheduling/snafus. I usually don't mind because I can often talk the airline out of $300-$400 in flight vouchers for "cutting into my vacation" or causing me to "miss an important meeting."

 
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Old 08-16-2007, 04:46 PM   #24
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hi speed rail would help with my fear of flying but it would take a while to get across the country, as i doubt there would be one that went into roanoke.

 
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Old 08-16-2007, 04:48 PM   #25
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Old 08-16-2007, 04:54 PM   #26
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hi speed rail would help with my fear of flying but it would take a while to get across the country, as i doubt there would be one that went into roanoke.
i am not sure that a rail would be anymore safer. most likely less safe because of access to tamper w/ the rail

 
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Old 08-16-2007, 05:09 PM   #27
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Noyen and I missed a flight because we were going to Berkeley on BART instead of Oakland.

 
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Old 08-16-2007, 05:12 PM   #28
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i am not sure that a rail would be anymore safer. most likely less safe because of access to tamper w/ the rail
great! now give her another phobia/psychosis!



 
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Old 08-16-2007, 05:13 PM   #29
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I'm flying alone for the first time next week. Logan to Dulles to Copenhagen!

 
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Old 08-16-2007, 05:29 PM   #30
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haha I was scared the first time I flew alone

are you scared?

 
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