Tag: travel nightmare

South African passport requirements – My travel nightmare

Earlier this month, we enjoyed an unbelievable trek through Africa with boat rides, camping and a lot of animals. The trip included so many highlights! Our first night we went camping inside a rhino sanctuary in the Kalahari Desert. We did a sunset cruise on the Chobe River and watched a family of elephants bathing at sundown. We wrapped up in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. To be cliche, we felt truly #blessed during the entire experience. That was until the last day of our tour when we would head to Cape Town. There, we would spend four nights on our own before returning to Copenhagen. Unfortunately, this was impossible due to an issue meeting South African passport requirements.

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Woman Kicked Off Plane Over Vomit and Arrested

It seems like every few months there’s an unfortunate story of someone being kicked off of a plane in the United States. Most widely publicized is the 2017 United Airlines incident where a passenger was bloodied and forcibly removed from a flight. Sometimes these removal stories appear to be for valid reasons while other viral stories are just bizarre. If you do a quick Google or YouTube search for “Passenger removed from airplane for…” the results will give you a list of reasons from “body odor” to “fat shaming” to “yelling at a Trump supporter” along with wild stories and videos. There was even the time a woman was denied bringing her emotional support peacock on board a flight. Now we can add “woman kicked off plane over vomit”

Ridiculous stories aside, this morning I learned about a serious one involving a Frontier Airlines flight out of Las Vegas that appears to have a lot of unanswered questions. The incident resulted in a mother being removed from a plane and arrested in front of her 14 year-old daughter who was placed in child protective custody. YIKES!

The alleged reason behind the arrest doesn’t seem appropriate for the outcome and it got me thinking about why these unfortunate incidents happen so frequently in America compared to the rest of the world and how my flying experiences vary greatly in both regions.

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