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Airport annoyances

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by Thump, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    After traveling this past weekend, a few annoyances that come to mind.

    1) Why, why, why do people stand in line in the terminal to get on the plane that's 20 mintues from boarding as if it's first come, first serve. They seat you by row yet morons still stand in a line like it's a race.

    2) People who upon landing get up and grab their carry-on from the above bin even though they're in row 46 of a 48 row plane and will not be de-boarding for 15 minutes. Sit down and freaking relax.

    3) Airlines who call you and your spouse up to the counter to change your seats with no explanation only to find out that they've moved you out of the exit row so some other pilot and stewardess can sit their for their free ride home. I'm 6'3 so to say I'm a little bitter is an understatement.

    4) When the stewardesses say it is now OK to turn on cellular devices and people frantically scramble to get to their cell phones like it's an oxygen mask in outer space. Jesus people, get a freaking grip!!

    5) The morons that immediately get on their cell phones and proclaim in a boisterous voice, "I JUST LANDED."

    That's all for now.
  2. NUTS4theBUCKS28

    NUTS4theBUCKS28 "C" is for Suspension

    what about annoying babies who never stop crying during a flight?
  3. MaliBuckeye

    MaliBuckeye 1) Be A Man.

    Overhead storage. With everyone and their mom carrying one bag, one personal item, three coats, two pillows, a chicken, and stuff from the Duty Free Shop, I line up early to guarantee that I'm not flying for 15 hours with no leg room because my one bag won't fit overhead.

    Especially since I get bumped from the exit/bulkhead seat for pilots' free flights as often as you seem to.
  4. MaliBuckeye

    MaliBuckeye 1) Be A Man.

    Great opportunity to use the complimentary pillow:

  5. FCollinsBuckeye

    FCollinsBuckeye Senior Former Game Champion

    tl;dr version:

    :wink: :p
  6. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    Everybody sitting near Thump thought they were in first class, since they got some free whine.
    ScriptOhio likes this.
  7. Wingate1217

    Wingate1217 Bring on the next opponent!!

    And the baggage problem is only going to get worse as some airlines (5 of them) charge $25 to check the first bag and $35 to check the second......

    To get around that go to the gate with your bag and if it doesn't fit in the overhead the airline will check it at the gate usually at no charge....
  8. Deety

    Deety Ain't nothin' gonna breaka my stride Staff Member

    Well, that's ONE way to get around it.

    Fungo Squiggly and MaliBuckeye like this.
  9. OSUsushichic

    OSUsushichic Fired up! Ready to go! Staff Member


    Show nuff.

  10. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    If you're in row 6 why stand in line like a moron if you don't board till last? The pilots got on the intercom and said coats and other personal items should not be stowed in the overhead storage so that carry-ons would be placed there.

    Sound like a nervous nellie to me.

    BUCKYLE Washed

    It's a nedding baby, NED. A baby.
  12. computerji

    computerji Banned

    It's 2:40 PM, your plane is supposed to take off at 2:45 PM, you haven't started boarding yet, and the official notice still says "2:45 PM ON TIME"
  13. Bucknut24

    Bucknut24 Trolololol

    when a group of people either walk really slow or decide to stop right in the middle of the concourse
  14. osuteke

    osuteke time and change

    Drunk Germans that don't leave tips.
  15. rock454

    rock454 Sophmore

    That's my annoyance, all the crap people feel they need to carry on and the size of their "carry-on" bags. You end up getting stuck behind some person who takes 10 minutes to get all of their stuff packed back up when deboarding. It's the airline's faults for not enforcing the size/quantity limits on carry-ons though.
    MaxBuck likes this.

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