Frequent Flyer Fury

For all the lucky campers who fly the friendly skies here is a brief list of annoyances that make flying so much fun.

*Passengers who boarded the plane before you did and merrily took your aisle seat, just because they figured you could take their aisle seat one row back. It never crossed their mind that you had a friend in the aisle seat on the same row.

* The snot snorting, throat clearing, wheezing walrus you suspect has some mild case of OCD. He has rushed to take the empty seat right next to you; and you thought you were lucky enough to have more room to yourself before the plane took off!

* People who plop their hand luggage up front, as soon as they are inside the plane, in the first overhead bin they see, even though they will be sitting in the back. They just screwed you by taking the bin over your seat.

* People travelling with small children who misbehave (yes, I have travelled with delightful children on rare occasions)

* People who dilly dally in the line in front of you when you are about to miss your flight.

* People who sing horribly catchy tunes you abhor. You just know you will not get that song out of your head for weeks.

* The huge gorilla sitting behind  you who never seems to notice he keeps kicking your seat.

* The cute guy who  is NOT sitting in your row, he’s 3 rows behind.

* Passengers whose motto seems to be “why talk when you can shout?”

*Annoying stewardesses who are happy to be mean.

* People who walk down the aisle in search of their seat with their large bags and huge purposes, swatting you as they pass.

* The passenger who is seated by the window and needs to get up every five minutes – so you need to get up as well.

* Your plane has been delayed, delayed, delayed … cancelled.

* ALL security checks

I’ve never understood why, with all the advances and improvements over the last decades, air travel remains fairly the same except for some perks in the front of the cabin. Bon voyage, everyone!

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ana
    Mar 22, 2011 @ 19:45:31

    Aahhh! the delights of air travel… The items listed above are the reasons why we try to make at least Gold with American Airlines. Although it doesn’t neutralize annoying children, we get to put our luggage in the bins ahead of the crowds 🙂

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  2. María Matheu
    Mar 22, 2011 @ 22:05:46

    Ana, my bilingual buddy, always looking forward to your comments! We do try to put in the miles, don’t we? Oh ….wait a minute! So you are the folks hogging the bins!

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  3. Ana
    Mar 23, 2011 @ 10:22:07

    Guilty as charged 🙂

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  4. Ana
    Mar 31, 2011 @ 09:59:46

    For the record, I didn’t hog bins, I used my allotted one on the flight to BsAs earlier this week 🙂

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  5. María Matheu
    Mar 31, 2011 @ 16:13:24

    That a girl, Ana!! Si estás en Buenos Aires que disfrutes mucho y puedas visitar los buenos culinary spots 🙂

    Reply

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