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What Have YOU Done to Get on a Flight?

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Let's face it, Airports can be stressful. Long lines, security, rude ticket agents ... it's enough to make anyone go insane.

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The viral video of woman in Hong Kong who completely loses it after missing a flight is all over the Internet. But she isn't the only one who's lost her marbles over missing a plane. Here are some of our very own "momlogic meltdown moments" ... and little white lies we've told to get on a flight:

"When I missed a flight back in November from DFW to LAX, I broke down and sobbed. I just wanted to be with my kids and had just come back from a long exhausting weekend. I was sobbing hysterically when I called my husband and told him I would be delayed. I'm sure people around me thought I was a crazy person. I didn't want to be trapped in that airport any longer."'

"My boys were both under three when we had taken a trip back east. The lines at security were insane and we had only 10 minutes before the flight was scheduled to take off. I grabbed our bags and shoes and tossed them into the double stroller, and ran with my sock-wearing son as fast as we could to the gate. My husband was behind us with the baby and just as I was handing the ticket to the gate agent, I saw him run past the gate looking for our flight. After screaming to get him to follow me, we got on the plane sweating profusely and huffing and puffing. I felt so bad for those people who were about to take off and then suddenly were seated next to two small kids and their frantic parents -- the looks on their faces were priceless."

"We were in Hawaii, trying to get back home and it was so hot (the check in is outside) and the lines were so long. I cut in front of everyone and went up to the desk and was like 'sorry, I'm gong to pass out. I'm pregnant! Can you please help?' (The catch? I wasn't pregnant.) They totally helped and got me water. But when I requested to sit in the exit row, it backfired. They said, 'You can't! You're pregnant.' Oops!"

"I lied to the gate agents about my daughter's ages so I could pre-board. The cut off is 4 years old and they were already 5 and 7, but they were 'short for their age' so they believed me and let me on early!"

"I once wore a HUGE fake CZ ring on my ring finger and pretended to be engaged to some rich guy. I flashed it all around and was all dressed up -- and they upgraded me to first class. So stupid."

"I was trying to get back to school for finals and my flight got cancelled. I totally flipped out and started crying to the gate agent and all of a sudden I blurted out, 'I have to get to my father's funeral!' It just came out. Next thing I knew, they were marching me on to the next flight and sat me in first class. I felt awful. It was the worst lie I ever told!"

"Every time my husband and I fly, we tell the stewardesses that we're on our honeymoon. We've never gotten upgraded because of it but we almost always score a free bottle of champagne! Guess we still look young and in love!"

Have you ever told a lie to get on a plane, or experienced an airport meltdown?

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10 comments so far | Post a comment now
ame i. February 17, 2009, 10:41 AM

Good Lord! I’m not sure I’ve seen a tantrum of that proportion from a toddler.
As for you liars, what makes you think you deserve special treatment? Feel entitled much?

Nancy February 17, 2009, 4:05 PM

I guess this is why they tell ya to get to the airport 3 hours before you are due to take off

John  December 28, 2009, 6:23 PM

We were delegates to a national political convention and arrived at the airport well in advance of our flight only to learn it was cancelled! The ticket agent worked us in on another flight, no problem. However, a bit later another person - a state senator - arrived and was told there was no more room until the next day. I then asked her “Senator, is someone meeting you at the other end that you’d like us to give a message to?” The ticket agent got busy again and managed to work her in.

Drug rehab December 28, 2010, 8:09 PM

i’ve been to many sites to see if my husband and i fit the definition of alcoholics. we always enjoyed social drinking, but now we do so more and more.

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