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Amazingly heart-warming things happen when people pull together.  Kudos to United Airlines for going the extra mile!

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Its United Airlines.  The original flight was delayed causing the issue.  United probably pushed back from the gate then parked the plane for maintenace.  What a suprise for a United flight.  The connecting flight was already delayed for whatever reason since Untied cant seem to get a plane off the ground ontime.  So they took a story about two delayed flight and spun it into a heartwarming story about how much their inefficent airline cares for people.  Glad the guy got to see his mom but screw United Airlines.
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If his mom was that sick , why didn't he fly out a week earlier?
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Its United Airlines.  The original flight was delayed causing the issue.  United probably pushed back from the gate then parked the plane for maintenace.  What a suprise for a United flight.  The connecting flight was already delayed for whatever reason since Untied cant seem to get a plane off the ground ontime.  So they took a story about two delayed flight and spun it into a heartwarming story about how much their inefficent airline cares for people.  Glad the guy got to see his mom but screw United Airlines.

Post of the year nominee.

That said, kudos to the pilot for going the extra mile.

Jet Blue once held a plane for me due to an over-zealous TSA agent, so that I could meet my wife for our honeymoon. The airline sent a representative to the security checkpoint to assist me. Even THEY were yelling at the TSA agent for being ridiculous, and they were finally successful for getting another TSA agent to intervene and clear me. I got a ride on one of those airport golf carts, had to run on the tarmac, and all that other fun. That story never made the news though.


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They once let me get on a plane to Hawaii...without a ticket. I was sixteen years old. I accidentally left the plane ticket at home. I was travelling alone and after a little discussion, they let me on the plane and let me sit in first class.

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No extraordinary stories, but I did once get on a plane with absolutely no ID whatsoever.

I was on a layover in Juneau, Alaska and lost my wallet.  Trying to go back through security with no ID to make a connection was fun :p, but they were actually quite understanding and eventually let me through and onto the plane.  Probably wouldn't have flown at a larger metropolitan airport, but in a small terminal like Juneau I imagine they handle worse on a regular basis.

The only way I survived the next week was a generous stranger who heard me on talking on a collect call home with family/friends (I had no ID, no credit cards, no ATM card, no money in my pocket) who walked up to me in the terminal and handed me $150 cash.  I took down his address and sent him a check later, but that saved my butt and allowed me to survive and get supplies until I could get out into the backcountry in Cordova.  I won't forget that, and I try to pay it forward when I can.


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I was flying home from overseas with a layover in London.  As I was going through all the customs and immigration checkpoints I was pulled out and taken to a security office, seems the picture on my passport was coming loose at one corner, after a couple hours I was escorted onto my flight, my passport and other paperwork were given to the flight crew.  Upon arrival at Chicago I was escorted off the plane by security and taken to a to a interview room along with papers and luggage.

This was pre TSA, whoever the inspector was looked at my passport, and said "this passport was issued in New Orleans, we've been having problems with the pictures coming loose, you are free to go".

Got to bypass customs was out of the airport much quicker than usual.


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Jet Blue once held a plane for me due to an over-zealous TSA agent, so that I could meet my wife for our honeymoon. The airline sent a representative to the security checkpoint to assist me. Even THEY were yelling at the TSA agent for being ridiculous, and they were finally successful for getting another TSA agent to intervene and clear me. I got a ride on one of those airport golf carts, had to run on the tarmac, and all that other fun. That story never made the news though.

Another great story.  But what were you carrying?  Or was it the full beard?   :D


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Jet Blue once held a plane for me due to an over-zealous TSA agent, so that I could meet my wife for our honeymoon. The airline sent a representative to the security checkpoint to assist me. Even THEY were yelling at the TSA agent for being ridiculous, and they were finally successful for getting another TSA agent to intervene and clear me. I got a ride on one of those airport golf carts, had to run on the tarmac, and all that other fun. That story never made the news though.

Another great story.  But what were you carrying?  Or was it the full beard?   :D

There was absolutely no reason to be suspicious of me. Just a TSA agent who was having a bad day and decided to spread her misery around. She literally took everything apart in my carry-on. When she started testing the lip balm "stick" was the point where the Jet Blue rep started yelling at her. The agent that replaced her cleared me in about 15 seconds.

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