LASOctoberB6 From Japan, joined Nov 2006, 2380 posts, RR: 1 Posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3595 times:
The duration of my flight on Tuesday, I had the pleasure (please sense the sarcasm) of sitting next to a senile old man and a loud mouth lady. I take it they were a couple. They talked so loud, my Mom and I couldn't believe it. Being the nerd I am, always film my flights. After reviewing my tape, I realize she wasn't loud but still audible. I'm glad the old man couldn't be heard. I figured that they would shut up the minute our 753 took to the sky. Boy, did I get bamboozled. They talked the whole 4 hour and 31 minutes of our flight. They never went to sleep. I heard them in my sleep, that's how loud they were. She was talking bad about the airline so much. She looked and sounded like Fran Drescher (I love Fran, but that's what she was like). During the whole flight, they would get even louder, but thankfully for the wind noise, it muffled them out. She would act like a child too! So, what are your pet peeves inflight?
777STL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3562 times:
People that recline their seat the entire flight, and I mean the entire flight. I had a segment, STL-ORD, the woman in front of me had her seat reclined from before take-off all the way until final descent. For no other reason because she could.
LASOctoberB6 From Japan, joined Nov 2006, 2380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3560 times:
Quoting Itsnotfinals (Reply 2): Bose headsets and a DVD player or iPod turned up a bit works wonders. If you travel often, make the investment
True, but I don't think Bose headsets will fit on my camera. Another pet peeve, when people make crumpling noises with whatever they can during my all-time favorite part of being on the plane, takeoff.
AFGMEL From Australia, joined Jul 2007, 752 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3504 times:
Firstly, hands down, crying/screaming babies. Then people who talk too loudly. It's a modern disease. If I can hear them 4 isles away, why would they think the person sitting about 10 inches away can't?
Aveugle From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3490 times:
1st- Crying Babies/Loud Children
2nd-Broken seat/IFE or someone who reclines their seat without any thought of the person behind
3rd-People who talk like they know whats going on with the flight although they are really clueless( Can't really think of a good example right now but maybe someone who says something like oh I hear those Airbus aircraft have much nicer seats than the Boeing and they don't realize that it is the airline not the aircraft manufacturer who decides those things.....things like that really annoy me but I really never have the courage to tell anyone their reasoning is wrong...)
NG1Fan From Australia, joined Aug 2007, 446 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3479 times:
Why can't cabin crews (CX take note!!) announce that the IFE is about to start? Many times, I've missed the beginning of a feature film and it annoys me.
CX usually runs some in-flight exercise film, something about their 'Change for Good' program, only for the screens then to revert to the sky show. Why can't they get on the mike to say 'we're about to start our IFE, programs can be found in Discovery Magazine on page so & so).
Then again, my travel experiences have been mostly all good lately, so this may seem live a minor peeve to most, but annoying to me all the same.
LASOctoberB6 From Japan, joined Nov 2006, 2380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3468 times:
Quoting Aveugle (Reply 8): 3rd-People who talk like they know whats going on with the flight although they are really clueless( Can't really think of a good example right now but maybe someone who says something like oh I hear those Airbus aircraft have much nicer seats than the Boeing and they don't realize that it is the airline not the aircraft manufacturer who decides those things.....things like that really annoy me but I really never have the courage to tell anyone their reasoning is wrong...)
I'm usually filming during the time they start talking as if they knew what was going on and it the moment is critical for my future enjoyment, I won't correct them, but if it ain't, well, who knows what I'd say..
VHECA From Australia, joined May 2007, 284 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3434 times:
1 - Anal gas and those who wish to share with the whole flight, for the whole duration of the flight!
2 - Loud talkers who talk utter crap or bullsh#$! (I know I dont know everything, but these people know jack!)
3 - Screaming babies! Only 3rd on my list because me experiences, all be it minimal, have been BAD!
4 - Ignorant Cabin crew! The ones who can see your buzzer and just walk by and switch it off without helping. Better yet, throwing pillows about a packed cabin for those who can grab them without consideration for the fact that you were the one who asked for them.
5 - Jump ups! These are the people who can not follow the simple instruction of "Please remain seated until the seatbelt sign is switched off and we have arrived at our gate!" For Christ sake! It is not a hard instruction to follow! You have been sitting for the last 3 hours, what is another 2 -5 minutes!?
Thanks for that. I am glad I could get those off my chest!
Rampart From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 3198 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3433 times:
Quoting DeltaAVL (Reply 7):
Babies that do this on flights either need to be sedated or they simply do not need to fly.
Wasn't that long ago that you might have been the crying baby on a flight! I was too, probably, longer ago. We've been there. Glad we don't remember it, must have been horrible to be so uncomfortable.
What's worse than a crying baby 5 seats away is my own crying baby in my lap that I can't console to save my life. I feel bad for the kid, bad for my fellow passengers. But if you ask me to sedate him, I'd probably slug you!
My top peeves:
1) people who take the window seat only to lower the shade,
2) closely followed by flight attendants or passengers asking me to lower my shade on a window seat I fought mightily to secure.
3) rude seat recliners in front of me
PiedmontINT From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 376 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3430 times:
One of a long long list for me: Everyone jumping up as soon as the plane stops at the gate clogging up the aisles to get their crap out of the overhead bins. It's the hurry up and wait mentality people have these days and I just cant stand it.. Or worse when some twit gets up when the plane is still on the runway / taxiway! Also, there's always one jackass in 23F who think its his god-given right to plow through everyone to make it off the plane first too
UAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3426 times:
Ride flight attendants forcing you to have to close your shades for an almost entirely nighttim longhaul flight. I like to see that the wings are doing. Gives me some sense of control, even though it is miniscule in camparison with the pilot
CRJ200FAGuy From United States of America, joined May 2007, 403 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3411 times:
1. People who bring too much stuff
2. People in the aisle seat that preboard and buckle in as soon as they sit down. Then they get all pissed when they have to unbuckle for the 2 people sitting next to them.
3. Recliners. People who recline on a non redeye should be shot.
4. People who feel the need to pull on my seat to help them get up. It is a seat, not a handicapped bar in the bathroom. That's why NWA has so many seats that won't stay in the upright and locked position.
WindowSeat From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1319 posts, RR: 55
Reply 19, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days ago) and read 3345 times:
Flying is probably the only time when you sit with perfect strangers in such close proximity for such a long time. Having said that, I probably could find something wrong or irritating in everything, but I am going to try and list some...
- The guy in Zone 8 who hangs around closest to the gate and watches everyone board one by one.
- The guy who has a carryon wider than the aisle and is adamant to drag it through
- People who have discovered for the first time that their seat reclines
- The grandmother next to me who gives me all but marital advice, wait, she gives me that too.
- The guy in 48A who wants to be the first one off.
- Flight attendants who go crop dusting
- The lady pacing while waiting in line for the lav. I get worried.
- People who think every aircraft model is a 'jumbo'jet
- The flight attendant who gets on the PA and thinks he/she's performing for Saturday Night Live.
- The guy next to me, who insists on taking the entire arm rest or worse, rest his arm on mine.
All in all, I think flying is still a pleasant experience for me. I have flown a whole lot this year and have still managed to keep my sanity!
I'm all in favour of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with keyboards.
Centrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3603 posts, RR: 19
Reply 20, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days ago) and read 3269 times:
- Large haired people sitting in front of me on NW international 744 flights. I am a short man and fly Y. Unless you are in the 3 rows immediately behind the screen. FORGET THE MOVIE.
- People who stand up immediately when the plane comes to a complete stop.
- The person in 1A... because it is no me.
- When my wife goes into a deep sleep and I really need to go to the bathroom. I can't wake her up. (She always gets the aisle.)
- NWA has not changed Y class meals on DTW-NGO-DTW in 10 years!
- Women who insist on leaving the toilet lid up in the lavs. (Are they doing a flying butt leap to the toilet or what?)
- UA ORD-HKG in Y 1998: THREE BILLY CRYSTAL MOVIES IN A ROW!!!!!!
- People who don't understand "Please turn your Cellphones off".
- People who don't understand "Please put your seat in the upright position."
- People who don't understand "Please keep your seatbelt on while seated." (Fun over the north pacific when that dork gets freaked out by turbulence....better than PTV.)
- Father falls to sleep on SAS 767 ORD-CPH 1990. Feather pillow (allergy) and fat lady behind me...kid in front. I have to pee. Dad in deep sleep. Held it for 4 hours! Kept mind off things by listening to the Cockpit/ground transmissions and bad comedy.
[Edited 2007-11-21 22:46:26]
Yes...I am not a KIX fan. Let's Japanese Aviation!
AlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days ago) and read 3263 times:
Just got off my PHX-MSP flight on NW on an A320.
Kids. Kids. Kids. It is the day before Thanksgiving, and there are kids everywhere. Screaming. Seat kicking. Fortunately this was at the beginning and end of the flight only, and not in the middle. Nothing else bugs me all that much - the main things that bug me are things that would still be annoying if my eyes were closed. I used to be more bothered by people getting up when the sign is on, using the iPod on takeoff and landing, etc. I had tons of those on my flight. But today I wasn't bothered by them anymore. It was just the kids.
The other thing that bugs me is when people ask me to switch my window seat for their middle seat so they can sit together. This happened on my flight and I respectfully declined (I did consider it, but once I realized that both of them had middle seats I said no), but in my head I was thinking to myself "Are you nuts? This is my first flight in five months and you want me to take your middle seat? No! Maybe you should have either booked your flight sooner or tried to pick your seats earlier than this morning! Go away! Jerks!"
This one doesn't happen much, but did happen tonight. I was adjusting my carry-on so I could put my feet under the seat in front. This bumped the seat once but was non-repetitive and not even a big bump. The guy in the seat craned his head around and gave a disapproving glance. Maybe NW needs higher headrests...
Me too, although I encounter this more in my everyday life - the on-campus library is the worst for this - quiet, trying to study, and I get to hear crinkling and of course the sound of chewing. And this is in the designated quiet section of the library. Not as bad as people who carry on loud conversations in that section, though. Getting back to planes:
I beg to differ on this one - sure, full recline on a daytime or early evening flight is stupid, but halfway reclining doesn't interfere with anything (nothing important anyway) and simply improves the comfort of the ride. I don't consider it rude if someone does that. Also, for the redeye thing - I think full recline is okay on late evening flights, even if they aren't technically red-eye flights. For instance, full recline should be just fine on a 9 PM to 1 AM flight (but only after 11 or so, and after any food/snack service is done) even though it's not a real red-eye.
Quoting CRJ200FAGuy (Reply 18): That's why NWA has so many seats that won't stay in the upright and locked position.
On my flight tonight on NW I could lean the seat back about an inch or two from upright without hitting the button. But sometimes it is hard to get up on some planes, particularly from the window for taller people, without doing this. However, it is much better for someone to do this with their own seat and not with the seat in front of them (unless it's empty).
Bartonsayswhat From Canada, joined Oct 2007, 442 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3250 times:
it would of course have to be noisy kids. on my most recent flight WS from YYC to YYJ there were 3 kids in the row in front and two in the row in front of that all under 5. even though the flight is only an 1.30 long i figured it would be the longest hour thirty. WS to the rescue with their live tv system, all the children turned to the treehouse channel (children's programming) and i didn't here a thing out of them for the whole flight. also helped that i had the row to my self so i had three tvs, one with football, one with hockey, and a third one with sports centre.
Stickers From South Africa, joined Sep 2007, 105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (8 years 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3219 times:
Quoting DeltaAVL (Reply 7): Babies that do this on flights either need to be sedated or they simply do not need to fly.
I know this is about Peeves, but this is a tough one. I also get annoyed by it, but as a parent who has travelled with babies (I have twins) i can tell you that the crying baby is upsetting the parent far more than heshe is upsetting you. Its tough, because they often cry as they cannot equalise the pressure in their ears, or are scared etc. Also theres not many options, its not like one can take the bus from Johannesburg to London. So while it is a peeve for me, i find myself (now that i have been in that situation) really feeling sorry for the parents and the child.
Quoting Rampart (Reply 13): What's worse than a crying baby 5 seats away is my own crying baby in my lap that I can't console to save my life. I feel bad for the kid, bad for my fellow passengers. But if you ask me to sedate him, I'd probably slug you!
Others i agree with:
Quoting Rampart (Reply 13): My top peeves:
1) people who take the window seat only to lower the shade,
2) closely followed by flight attendants or passengers asking me to lower my shade
Quoting VHECA (Reply 12): Anal gas and those who wish to share with the whole flight, for the whole duration of the flight
But my Number 1 would be:
People who sit in the wrong seats. The last three flights i have taken, the row in front of me has has a mid boarding conflict as someone has decided that they didn't like the seat they were assigned and much prefered a window seat with the view of the engine, or something similar. For goodness sakes, how hard can it be? Just read the ticket, and read the label, and then match the 2. If you want a better seat, get there earlier.
Vhqpa From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 1571 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (8 years 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3186 times:
Passengers seated in aisle seats who insist on being the first to board and refuse to get out of their seat and force passengers seated in the middle or window seats to jump over their legs. If I'm assigned a aisle seat I always make sure I'm one of the last passengers to board the flight.
I had an experience on DJ recently on a MEL-BNE sector where the Live2Air was switched off the entire flight leaving no IFE whatsoever including no Audio Channels was fighting over the armrests with the passenger seated next to me when we got into BNE my checked bags and contents were damaged.
"There you go ladies and gentleman we're through Mach 1 the speed of sound no bumps no bangs... CONCORDE"
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: i was on an EK flight from DXB-CHC via SYD on an A345 in october, and i was seated down the back where the aircraft narrows from 4 seats in the middle
: Guess again. Regardless of the location (plane, restaurant, store etc...) your unaborted hellspawn is an insidious intrusion upon my attempt at a ser
: People in the row behind me who leave the reading light on during night flights, even when they are finished reading, or even after they move from the
: 1, People who moan about me reclining my seat (especially those who have already reclined theirs). The airline has paid for reclining seats, I've paid
: Economy Class, and every other passenger in it. I find now when I have to fly Y, having got used to NZ's lie flat beds it is an incredible hardship to
: It's a family holiday, for crap's sake. Deal with it. Obviously, you've never lived on a miniscule island....you have to travel fairly often or go nu
: Adults who, or allow their children to go barefoot during the flight. And sometimes go in the lav that way! Yuck! I experienced two times over the yea
: i have been guilty of that, once. i flew song a while back mco-lax, and the day before i tried egg salad, lots of egg salad. so we're cruuising and i
: As mentioned by others, my biggest peeve is having to keep the window blind shut on long hauls. Outside and far below the Gobi desert may be drifting
: Agree on all of those. Both my girlfriend and I are fairly tall, she's about 10cm smaller than I am, but her legs are longer than mine... ... it's be
: What I meant was "It is the day before Thanksgiving, so there are kids everywhere.
: Those people who rest their hands behind their seat on your seat-back screen... that get's me! And of course... the daytime full recliners! AF340
: Ouch! but still hillarious. I hate the sound of the screaming baby but it is a nesacary evil of life for everyone. A guy did that prior to departure
: Nothing tops what I had to go through on an AA flight from DTW to DFW in October. There was a Puerto Rican couple sitting behind me with their 6 child
: Armrest stealers. I hate them. My default position for years has been to lean my elbow/arm on my side of the armrest so it doesn't take up the whole t
: you're in an aisle seat. that's your warning. keep your body out of the aisle. guilty. happiness and optimism is a choice. i suggest you try it. my p
: oh, and posters on Anet who think they know more than crew members and make ignorant statements about our jobs and instructions; which is about half o
: I deal with passengers all day every day for a living, I think it is perfectly legitimate not to want to spend a flight in extremely close proximity
: My flight is tomorrow and I'm hoping that no one messes up this flight...
: Me too - I'm hoping that most of the small kids wind up on Sunday flights, but at least I'm on a 753 nowhere near any bulkheads. But I guess I'll jus
: One thing I hate is the people that use other seats as their handrails as they walk down the aisle. I noticed on some planes 777 and A330 that by the
: My next flight is on Christmas Eve what should I expect? The route STN-AGP with U2.
: hahahahahaha Christmas Eve at EasyJet. Hell on Earth. My advice is watch 'Airline' Christmas special episodes in order to familiarise yourself with t
: Well, my flight was f-ed up.... An annoying seat mate and a louda** baby.... Good gravy, what next?
: Yikes, sorry to hear that. I got lucky - there were kids but they were far away, my seat was quite near the engine which drowned them out, and I was
: Agreed, annoying, even if it is possible - I was once cleared to land from 30 miles out - of course, that was after declaring (carb ice). Of course,
: I too feel sorry for parents with small children but sometimes you get the impression that they firmly believe that as soon as they set foot on the AC
: Screaming babies. I know this can't be helped but still...
: I have come to get used to crying/screaming babies. First off we were them at one point and also they appear to be just about everywhere else (i.e. re
: When traveling on UA, no ATC/Cockpit Communication feed on Channel 9. On any flight, unruly children. Especially with parents that allow them to be un
: Agreed - although shooting is too good for them. It needs to be something slow and painful. If it's not dark outside, you DON'T recline your seat mor
: Working for an airline my biggest peeve is stupid people, I understand that quite a few people have never flown or fly once in a blue moon.. thats und
: I will recline anytime I need to sleep. So it's daylight where the plane is currently big flipping deal. What a narrowminded attitude. It's daylight
: It's an airplane seat, not a Barker Lounger - if they want peace and quiet and 5 minutes kip, they shouldn't be locked in an aluminium tube with 200
: I would never sedate my baby, and anyone that suggest it can sling thier hook. Mine needed to fly as I was asked to be a Godparent to my best freinds
: If I can hear you with my headphones on, you're talking way too loud. If we were sitting in one of the last rows on a DC-9 or MD-80-whatever, I could
: Wrong. It depends on the length of your planned stay. And it is not the timezone you are are in when you are in the aircraft but the destination time
: Who was it said "Your right to swing your fist ends when it comes into contact with my chin" ? Same thing applies. "Your right to recline your seat e
: I really don't want to get into a pissing contest about who knows more about jetlag. A contest you'd likely loose against someone who spends 20 days
: At night, I recline my seat too - problem solved. Well then at least have the good grace to ask before selfishly slamming your seat down into my lap.
: I look behind me and I don't slam down the seat but I'm not going to ask your permission. I don't need it as I have the right to recline seat with our
: Like I said, it's about good manners and consideration for others. Some people have them, others don't.
: You do not have the right to dictate what the passenger in front of you does with their seat. I show plenty of consideration in how I choose to use m
: Nobody has the right to expect good manners from others, but in general, consideration for others dictates that if you anticipate your actions are li
: By that measure If I've been assigned a middle seat in a full row I should ask for permission to sit in my assigned seat instead of just saying "excu