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August 6, 2007

KLM Hat Trick

An airline scores a hat trick when their outbound flight is late and you miss your connecting flight, they strand you overnight in a foreign city, and they lose your luggage.

Congratulations KLM for achieving this feat in July.

The awarding of the Hat Trick is only given if the airline is responsible for the initial flight being late. Air France would have achieved the same feat in June, but their problems were the fault of weather, so it doesn't count.

To avoid this problem, give yourself a longer connection where possible that will give you a buffer zone of least an extra hour between flights. Once the airline misses their takeoff slot, you're doomed to be late.

Oh the joy.