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Seat 29E Really Stinks

The gang at 22words feature an “Amusingly pissed-off letter to Continental Airlines about a seat by the lavatory” written back in 2005.

via Laura Seay, who pronounces this “The greatest complaint letter to an airline EVER.” It’s hard to say that with any confidence, given how few airline complain letters I’ve read. Suffice it to say, I don’t think this individual will make the mistake of booking seat 29E again.

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James Joyner is the publisher of Outside the Beltway, an associate professor of security studies at the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, and a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. He earned a PhD in political science from The University of Alabama. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter.

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  1. michael reynolds says:

    Just coming off 5 weeks of book tour, I will just say, amen and hell yes. F-ck every domestic US airline except for Virgin and Jet Blue. United, American, Delta, you people can’t go belly-up soon enough to satisfy me.

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  2. @michael reynolds:

    United, American, Delta, you people can’t go belly-up soon enough to satisfy me.

    You do realize that if they do, you’ll be making your next book tour on Greyhound, right? ;>

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  3. David says:

    I once was on a non-stop, LAX to Dulles, in the last available seat (last minute travel). I know it was the last seat, cause it was the last row in the middle seat. And not only was it my bad luck to have the last seat, the two guys sitting on either side of me took up not only their seats, but most of mine. When I got off the flight, my white shirt had perspiration stains, and they weren’t from me.

    Worst flight ever.

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  4. michael reynolds says:

    @Stormy Dragon:

    This is why Virgin and Blue must grow.

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  5. rodney dill says:

    My wife and I just flew to England a couple of weeks ago. On a recommendation from a friend we flew with Lufthansa, and we were very well taken care of.

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  6. Davebo says:

    On a recommendation from a friend we flew with Lufthansa, and we were very well taken care of.

    I had the worst flight of my life on Lufthansa IAH to FRA. In fairness it wasn’t Lufthansa’s fault that the German sitting next to me not only invaded my space physically but also must have had some serious stomach problems.

    I threw away the return ticket and booked on Continental.

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  7. James Joyner says:

    @rodney dill: The international carriers are generally better. But, then, so are international flights. Virgin Atlantic is phenomenal and I’ve had good experiences with Lufthansa, KLM (Royal Dutch Airlines), and even Air Jamaica.

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  8. MarkedMan says:

    Actually, United/Continental Business Class to/from Shanghai is excellent. Better than Singapore Airlines (Gasp!) for this middle aged 6’1″ tall guy.

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  9. @michael reynolds:

    My personal favorite domestic airline is Frontier Airlines.

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