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December 16, 2010

Holiday Horror Stories Contest: Winner Announced



By awayblog
12/16/2010

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"While traveling to the UK, I stored our passports in the seat pocket on the airplane. I ran 1-2 miles through hallways that were packed before I realized that I had no hope of getting back. An airline employee told me that I should go to the connecting flight counter. They discovered that the plane was to be cleaned and was still at the airport. One employee offered to fetch our passports. Thankfully he returned with the passports and we were able to enter the UK and celebrate Christmas with no problem. Mommy is no longer in charge of passports!"

We're pleased to announce that the above entry from Jessica S. of Minnesota is the winner of our recent Holiday Horror Stories contest. The judges felt her entry captured that spine-tingling moment when we discover something's gone awry on our journey. And that mad dash through an airport with hope slipping away, not to mention the daunting consequences of "what if...?" filling frantic minds, encapsulates the emotional downsides of travel. Happily, Jessica's ordeal also reminds us that airline and airport employees are there to help and do good in small but hugely important ways every day. Certainly something we should all keep in mind as we take to the skies this holiday season. Jessica is the winner of two round-trip flight vouchers on Delta to help salve the trauma of Holiday Travel Nightmares Past. Congratulations, Jessica, and thanks to everyone else who took part!

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Traveling during the holidays can be no fun! But the airlines are listening and trying to make your experience a happy one this holiday season! Remember, if your holiday traveling doesn't go as smoothly as planned, use your social media avenues! Want to know what I mean, check out this article of someone getting a free flight voucher by complaining on twitter: http://www.abstraktmg.com/blog/post/2010/12/14/Gulliver-Meets-Twitter-Travel-Issues-Handled-Via-Social-Media.aspx. Thanks for the post!

To lose passports because you had left them somewhere would be embarrassing and horrifying. Can understand why this entry won.

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