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Share your air travel experience during a Typhoon

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Re: Share your air travel experience during a Typhoon

Postby Icon » 10 Aug 2015, 10:56

My coworker made it home Friday late in the evening. She says they bumped her and her family up to business, top floor... maybe because she was courageous enough to fly and had not canceled. She says that her China Airlines 747 was shaking like a paper plane, and the whine from the engines struggle was deafening. Her son -a 6 foot youngster built like linebacker- was grayish pale and his palms sweaty. In summary, not something to be cherished nor repeated.
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Re: Share your air travel experience during a Typhoon

Postby sufiwho » 19 May 2016, 20:50

Last summer I and my son aged 7 flew from Hokkaido to Tokyo transfer a flight to Taipei. We were told the flight was cancelled due to the typhoon. The airline arranged a hotel for us for free (did not apply to everyone, pure courtesy) and after hours wait, booked us another flight for next early morning. However, that flight was eventually cancelled too (typhoon still in full swing), and we ended up no hotel to go. With some sympathy from a fellow Japanese mom, she helped me book her hotel. So I and my son were spared sleeping in the airport, though the hotel price was very expensive for what it was.....strongly recommend booking a travel insurance for typhoon if you travel with kids in typhoon season....
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Re: Share your air travel experience during a Typhoon

Postby ranlee » 20 May 2016, 14:14

This was probably over 10 years ago, but I was flying from US east coast to Taiwan via EVA and a major typhoon just hit so it seemed like a lot of people were in a hurry to get back to check up on family or home, so there was a huge list of people on stand by. I was traveling with my sister and mom, but they only bumped myself and mom up to "Super First Class".

The Super First Class cabin was a total of 8 seats, 2x2x2x2. I was so tiny back then I used the back rest as a bed. Best sleep I ever had on a flight..ever.
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Re: Share your air travel experience during a Typhoon

Postby tommy525 » 20 May 2016, 14:21

DOn't like flying through typhoons. Makes eating the airplane meal difficult.
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