Unlike my 10 Best Flights of 2019 post from earlier today, I’d say this list is a bit more controversial. After all, how bad can any premium product really be?
But listing my 10 worst delayed domestic flights would hardly be worth a post. So here are my 10 worst flights of 2019, with the caveat that in some cases I am even more subjective than usual. You’ll notice more United flights, which makes sense considering how often I travel on United versus other carriers.
10. American Eagle ERJ-170 First Class, SEA-LAX
The flight was fine, my seat mate not so much. He was a nice enough guy, but it was the first time I’ve been pestered by a seat mate high on drugs.
9. United Airlines 787-9 Business Class, LAX-LHR
Overall, I find the service on United Airlines just fine, but it fell way short on this flight.
8. Ryanair 737-800, AMM-OTP
This was a very entertaining flight, to an extent, but I was ready to bolt by the time I reechoed Bucharest
> Review: My (mis)Adventures Aboard Ryanair
7. EasyJet A321, FCO-BSL
My worst delay of the year, my EasyJet flight was very late, spoiling my Saturday plans with my family.
6. British Airways A320 Economy Class, LHR-BSL
With one exception (#1 below), I’ve never felt more crammed than I did on this flight. I could not even open my laptop, proving once and for all that I do not fly in Ba economy class shorthaul.
> Read More: My Last Flight In British Airways Economy Class…
5. United Airlines 777-200 Business Class, ORD-LAX
The flight was fine, but I was so sick I could barely move. I dragged myself onboard and lay there without moving for the duration of the flight. It’s rare that I skip a meal, but the very thought of food repulsed me. It’s horrible to fly when you are sick…
4. United Airlines 787-8 Business Class, ZRH-SFO
Oh Augustine. My son was a little rascal on this flight, making it perhaps the most second-most stressful flight of the year.
> Read More: United Airlines Shines…Unlike My Son
> Review: United Airlines 787-8 Business Class Zurich To San Francisco
3. United Express CRJ-200, BUR-SFO
The feeling of being trapped on an airplane is one of the worst in the world.
2. SriLankan A321 Business Class, CMB-KUL
An out-of-control child turned this into a frustrating flight.
> Read More: The Little Maniac On My Flight
1. Lufthansa A380 Economy Class, LAX-FRA
A seating snafu landed me in a middle seat in the last row of the plane. Ouch.
All things considered, I had a pretty smooth year of travel. While the flights above were not all that great, it could have been much worse.
What was your worst flight in 2019?