Not that this is significant in the grand scheme of things, but in the million or so miles I’ve flown in my life (spread across all kinds of airlines), the landing on the Turkish flight from London to Istanbul was probably the roughest I’ve ever experienced. I didn’t think much of it, but as we slowed down (maybe to 30-40mph) the captain all of a sudden slammed on the brakes (and I mean slammed) to the point that the plane was cradling backwards and forwards like a baby when we did come to a complete stop. This was all on the runway, too.
Ben Schlappig (aka Lucky) is a travel consultant, blogger, and avid points collector. He travels about 400,000 miles a year, primarily using miles and points to enhance his first class experiences. He chronicles his adventures, along with industry news, here at One Mile at a Time.