Approximately 2 million people fly on an airplane each day. With a large quantity of people flying, airlines attempt to accommodate their passengers’ needs for a safe and happy trip. Although many people have content flights, some passengers find themselves on the worst flight ever. Juniata students discuss some of their worst airplane experiences:
Kaleem Ahmed, Skardu, Pakistan: Pakistan’s airlines are definitely poorer compared to the United State’s airlines. The way the planes are made and the service here is much better. However, the scariest flight I have ever been on is from Washington, D.C. to State College, Pa. They have such tiny planes that fly at low levels. I found it horrifying and very scary to fly those small planes to State College.
Alex Shope ’12 Hershey, Pa.: I was on a flight with both of my parents. There were a bunch of unruly, drunk passengers behind us that were all flying together. They kept hanging over the seats and yelling to each other. The worst part was that the flight attendants kept serving them more alcohol.
Hannah Breen ’13 Somerset, Pa.: I was studying abroad in Scotland during the fall semester this year. While I was in one of the airports, a security worker was being really rough with one of my bags. He ended up breaking the souvenirs I had in my carry-on.
Aqeela Muheen, Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan: Being a foreign exchange student can be very exhausting. Flying from Pakistan to London to Washington, D.C. requires a lot of time and energy. After over 12 hours of continuous flights, it becomes very tiring and you even start to feel really sick afterwards as well.
Sarah Broshkevitch ’15 Wyomissing, Pa.: I was getting off of an airplane that landed in Florida. As everyone was standing up, getting their luggage, and walking off the plane, a woman started yelling at another person in front of her. Apparently, the woman who had two kids with her had “cut” in front of the angry woman. The angry passenger then proceeded to yell how rude the woman was in front of her kids and other passengers. I felt so bad for the poor woman getting yelled at.
~Kayci Nelson ’14, Juniata Online Journalist