What Is Your Worst Experience at an Airport?

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Once a few years back, I was at KATL waiting for my zone to be called for boarding. Then, someone pulled the fire alarm 🚨which forced us to evacuate the whole terminal. Our flight, and many others, were delayed hours.
My experience may sound like nothing when I will be able to read what the Infinite Flight Community has experienced!

Happy Landings (and a happy new year!) :heart:
Delta350

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Security Check, how can it get worse.

Long lines, long waits, boring, sad lines.

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I was at KMCO at like 12 and my flight was suppose to take off at 3:15 and turned it was delayed for an extra 5 hours and didn’t have a crew too fly it so had to call a crew too fly the Saab 340 from Fort Lauderdale too KMCO.

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I hate red eye flights!

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The TSA checkpoint at KATL at peak holiday travel season … yeah

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TSA Pre-Check fixes that.

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One time on my last flight to Ecuador back in 2011, the flight was to take off at 12:00am EAT and we were delayed 4 hours due to storms at our destination. The plane finally arrived at 4am and we were delayed for another two hours before I blacked out. I literally ran around the airport sweating so hard beforehand and did that the whole night the. To make things pretty cool, the flight was 6 hours long operated by a tiny A319.

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4 to 5 hour layover turned into an 8 hour layover at Doha’s old airport and no explanation was given by Qatar Airways.

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Thunderstorms at Chicago delayed our flight on United to Munich, made us miss a connection on Lufty to Mumbai.
Spent 12 hrs at Muncih instead of 2.
When we called my uncle at Mumbai to pick us up at the new time, he didn’t answer nor did he read texts we sent, he went to the airport 7 hrs earlier at around 3am, then read texts, went home, and came back later… 🤷

So the bad experience with weather and delays at Chicago led to all this…

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Is this more worst experience on a flight, rather than at an airport @AnikaitD?

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However, I did enjoy reading it!

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The bad experience at O’ Hare with the thunderstorms and delays led to all that…

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People in the check in line who complain about bag fees… LIKE FLY SOUTHWEST. lol

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I forgot one of my bags on the shuttle bus once… I experienced a mini heart attack 😅

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Lol at Brisbane Airport whenever i fly internationally the security line is like 10 people long.

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A 50 minutes transfer time from an international flight onto another… during peak Christmas times… security, even with staff priority, was dreadful.

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I was stuck in Frontier’s portion of KPHX when I decided to go 6 hours early before my flight to do some spotting. Let me tell you that Terminal is the most boring, uninteresting, empty, and lousy terminal of any airport I’ve ever been in. Lol

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Because we are not Sydney which gets tons of international passengers.
Australia also has 5% of the population the US has

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Hervey Bay Airport in Queensland. Unfriendly rude staff at check-in staff. You would think they would have a positive attitude with only having 1 Virgin flight to deal with per day

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SA Express once swopped a Dash 8 for a CRJ 200. I volunteered staying behind for 3 hours before the next flight, worst it also got cancelled, so I ended up waiting for 5 hours. But, at least they gave me a complimentary return ticket.

Other than that, the ladies at check-in can be arrogant sometimes.

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