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The Most Annoying Things About Flying  
User currently offlineSpike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 1170 posts, RR: 5
Posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 7324 times:

Here are a few things that make flying unpleasent:

Being told to shut the window blind whilst passing over a stunning view of Siberia...

Being told that two glasses of red wine with dinner is excessive (Christ, I have a whole bottle at home)

Passengers that spend an entire flight playing on the PTV video games.

Not being able to find a decent complimentary news magazine on-board due to cost cutting.

Ditto with biscuits.

People's carry on luggage - why not check it in?

People who spend in excess of 20 minutes in the WC. What the hell are they doing in there?

Pilots that 'forget' to turn the fasten seat belt sign off for the entire flight.

NG 737s - old planes just with larger engines than the 40 year old original.

Waiting until the last Business class passenger is through immigration before having the curtain moved for Economy pax to disembark.

Window seat passengers that promptly pull the blind down and fall asleep upon boarding. Why ask for a freaking window seat?

Any others?





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User currently offlineBoeing7E7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 7303 times:

Farting Passengers anyone....

User currently offlineAirlinerfreak From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 7291 times:

Too some it all up dealing with all the hassels of traveling

User currently offlineHjulicher From Liechtenstein, joined Feb 2005, 869 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 7286 times:

Having the passenger in front of you recline their seat in jerky fashion so that your beverage and meal splatter on to you.


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User currently offlineSpike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 1170 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 7260 times:

Having to look at the back of someone's head for 12 hours when they have cronic dandruff.

User currently offlineLightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12845 posts, RR: 100
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 7243 times:
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When the drink cart blocks access to the WC...


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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12082 posts, RR: 18
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 7225 times:
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People who spend in excess of 20 minutes in the WC. What the hell are they doing in there? Most likly don't want to know Spike.

User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4692 posts, RR: 43
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 7217 times:

Delays and lack of information during irregularities.


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User currently offlinePhilSquares From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 7212 times:

The most annoying thing about flying is having to put up with the stupid things passengers do......

User currently offlineMikedlayer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 399 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 7199 times:

Annoying passengers that think it is completly unsafe to use your camera on board, mainly businessmen playing on their laptops, which do not shut up until you 'put it away'.

User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 7183 times:

Y pac in the F lav!  Big thumbs up



User currently offlineBjg231 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 163 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 7097 times:

Other passengers in general.


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User currently offlineMacc From Austria, joined Nov 2004, 1031 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 7066 times:

that no pilot would ask you to help out in the cockpit  Big thumbs up


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User currently offlineAerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7145 posts, RR: 13
Reply 13, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 7039 times:

FAs that are anal about keeping the window shades down is my other peeve. Well anyone that expects me to keep it closed when there is daylight outside. I can cope when it is late at night....just.

User currently offlineSimo82 From Italy, joined Feb 2005, 181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 6990 times:

When on morning flight at 6 am they serve breakfast and you ask for water and their answer is: "sorry we have only have orange juice, apple juice and coke!!"

When you look at your meal box and notice that it's expired..


User currently offlineNZ747 From New Zealand, joined Dec 2004, 967 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 6952 times:

-When you open your yogurt and the pressure makes it go all over you.

-When you're quickly filling in your Arrival card on the tray table, because you were too busy watching the movie, and didn't have a pen on you at the time, then the F/A comes along and tells you to put your table up, so you end up trying to write it against the window. Then when you get to customs, they give you funny looks because of the messy and rushed writing.

-When you have to sit next to 'the fat guy'.

-When you find out that you got the same meal as economy class.

-When you have to sit near David Hasslehoff

-And #1: Not being able to visit the flight deck anymore.


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 16, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 6916 times:

Window seat passengers that promptly pull the blind down and fall asleep upon boarding. Why ask for a freaking window seat?


Makes Sense.
Thats why Mx is more Fun  Big thumbs up
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlinePA101 From Germany, joined Jan 2005, 491 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 6887 times:

Here are a few things that make flying unpleasent:

Being told to shut the window blind whilst passing over a stunning view of Siberia...


OH YEAH! I hate that!

Being told that two glasses of red wine with dinner is excessive (Christ, I have a whole bottle at home)

LOL - Must be on an American carrier, I suppose...

Passengers that spend an entire flight playing on the PTV video games.

Never had videogames on a PTV yet. Is it such bad?

Not being able to find a decent complimentary news magazine on-board due to cost cutting.

Oh yeah - I'll always bring my own.

Ditto with biscuits.

People's carry on luggage - why not check it in?

Maybe it got lost too often???

People who spend in excess of 20 minutes in the WC. What the hell are they doing in there?

I dont' know - but maybe they just want some privacy on a 12-hour-flight?

Pilots that 'forget' to turn the fasten seat belt sign off for the entire flight.

Yeah - those a******

NG 737s - old planes just with larger engines than the 40 year old original.

No, I really like them.

Waiting until the last Business class passenger is through immigration before having the curtain moved for Economy pax to disembark.

Oh yeah!

Window seat passengers that promptly pull the blind down and fall asleep upon boarding. Why ask for a freaking window seat?

Just my thought!

Any others?

What about:

having no PTVs in Y and seeing the airshow-map just after takeoff - the rest of the flight they are showing stupid shows instead of any flight information. If you ask the purser for the airshow, you get told that people want to see shows...

having an old granny on the aisle seat that doesn't want to move at all during 11,5 hours from AMS to LAX. Happened to me before, geez, I went to the lav just once and didn't dare to ask her again. My butt never hurt that bad before...

deplaning a full 747 on just one jetway - happens in America all the time.

having no PTVs in Y, actually watching the movie, and then waiting with half the cabin for the lavs right after the movie.

not being able to smoke anymore! (geez, I would do quite a lot for a smoking lounge on a real long longhaul flight...).


User currently offlineTGV From France, joined Dec 2004, 874 posts, RR: 20
Reply 18, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 6873 times:

The passenger behind you endlessly taping on the touch screen of his PTV, therefore sending permanent little shocks in your back.

Makes me think of the water drop torture.

Is this thread limited to on-board problems ? Because there are some annoying things in the airports also, to say the least...



Avoid 777 with 3-4-3 config in Y ! They are real sardine cans. (AF/KL for example)
User currently offlineRICARDOAB From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 175 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 6853 times:

Screaming kids on charter airlines.

Can they not be tranquilsed (excuse spelljng) or put in the cargo hold?

Being told at DXB that your flight is boarding, and when you get through to the departure lounge you find that there is another hour and a half until boarding.

Being informed by flight crew that we will be hitting some MILD turbulence and then feeling like the plane is falling out of the sky!! How is that mild?

Other than that, I love flying!!


User currently offlineFlyGuyClt From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 537 posts, RR: 8
Reply 20, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 6851 times:

Passengers who ignore your best effort at making a great first impression at the boarding door. HELLO and welcome On Board ! How are you today ? And you get ignored. Oh well I tried.



Passengers with children who expect you to watch them. Hmm? 298 passengers and 9 flight attendants. Which babysitter would you like? However, if you need a 10 minute WC break. Sure I'll watch the rascal. Just not all 9 hours of the flight.

Passengers who will not shut off their cell phones and other electronic devices before departure. Not my rule, but I can make sure you know who's rule it is.

People who still think it is the 70's. Sorry no shrimp cocktail in coach anymore. But what ever service I have to give, I'll do my best.

Passengers who fight with one another and then wonder why they are arrested.

Passengers who really do drink to much and start to cause trouble on board.

Passengers who get angry about weather delays. Really ,if you can think of a cure for bad weather. I'll be happy to bust my arsh getting it done right for you.

Passengers who try to pay for a $5 drink with a $100. Really we are on to that one. I love their face when I get change. Opps you had to pay for it this time ! HA !

Passengers from another airline who cancelled their flight. Sorry we are ontime today and I can only take accountability for the company that employees me. Another bag of pretzels,pillow,banket? How about the full can?

Passengers who try to get free upgrades. Really check with the agent. Miles and money will always work.

Passengers who take any seat they want to and then yell at the person with the boarding card for the seat when they show up.

Passengers who try to hand you a dirty diaper when you are serving a meal. Hmm. Let's see. Chicken, vegetarian or Diaper? Think Health Folks ! Place it in the bag in the seat pocket. I'll be more than happy to get it later, when I am not serving other customers food and drink.

Parents who just let their kids run all over the airplane and disturb almost everyone in their path. What happened to respect? ( Saw a business passengers loose it one day with 2 brats. They were yelling all night going to Europe. (Yes we politely asked the parents to calm them. ) He was trying to sleep as well as the other 30 passengers in Business Class. The kids went to sleep during breakfast. He got up and woke them up. Priceless ! )

Safe Flying  Smile with a little humor !







[Edited 2005-02-02 13:31:41]

[Edited 2005-02-02 13:32:29]


Florida Express, Braniff II and ......
User currently offlineSky0000547 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 270 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 6833 times:

Passengers queuing right next to your seat for the lavatories.

The cabin crew do not have your 1st choice of meals.

The person sitting next to you barely touched their meals and you want to eat theirs as well Big grin

Happy Flying  Smile


User currently offlinePA101 From Germany, joined Jan 2005, 491 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 6815 times:

Passengers who try to pay for a $5 drink with a $100. Really we are on to that one. I love their face when I get change. Opps you had to pay for it this time ! HA !

Yeah - I always love that - especially when the FA comes back with a whole bunch oh 1s...  Smile

The person sitting next to you barely touched their meals and you want to eat theirs as well

Oh, you are so right. I always keep looking at those meals. Actually, once or twice I didn't even care and asked for it, 'cause I was still that hungry...


User currently offlineEstick From Argentina, joined Jan 2001, 46 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 6788 times:

Well....I agree with almost every one I read before but would like to add something......
Night Take Off or Landing...Window Seat....Cabin lights dimmed.....and of course the pax seating next to you is the only one in the whole cabin with the reading light on, which, of course, gives you a nasty reflection of his body in the window while you can't see ANYTHING of what's going on outside!!! AARRGGHH COME ON !! YOU'LL HAVE 12 HOURS TO READ THAT NEWSPAPER!!!

My two cents here!!

Regards to all!!

Estick


User currently offlinePA101 From Germany, joined Jan 2005, 491 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 6781 times:

Night Take Off or Landing...Window Seat....Cabin lights dimmed.....and of course the pax seating next to you is the only one in the whole cabin with the reading light on, which, of course, gives you a nasty reflection of his body in the window while you can't see ANYTHING of what's going on outside!!! AARRGGHH COME ON !! YOU'LL HAVE 12 HOURS TO READ THAT NEWSPAPER!!!

Very good point! I hate those suckers!!!


25 Blue22 : The amount of security checks...from The moment you check-in to the time boarding finish.I understand we have to but man...sometimes It is just too mu
26 Chrisrad : The hours and hours wasted at airports for international flights, 3 hours check in, then connections etc. etc. I find all the waiting around makes me
27 Post contains images ClipperNo1 : The elderly (40+ ) passenger behind you, gets up in the middle of the freakin' night to go to the toilet and holds onto the back of your seat, to clim
28 Kilavoud : It is to fly without having the impression to really fly. Cheers. Kilavoud.
29 Post contains images Fbgdavidson : 1. People who take literally weeks to check in (I am always done in 1 minute) 2. People who leap to their seat after seatbelt sign is switched off eve
30 Lan_Fanatic : 1. Old ladies that need to push every seat back and forth on their way to the toilet in the rear. 2.Old ladies queuing for the toilet right next to yo
31 ClipperNo1 : 43. The endless circling somewhere near LHR on an early morning Better than that: Numerous annoying PAs on a red-eye transatlantic to LHR, starting so
32 Post contains links and images A350 : Being told to shut the window blind whilst passing over a stunning view Window seat passengers that promptly pull the blind down and fall asleep upon
33 FlyMIA : How about the people that Run off the plane and have to be first to get off. Unless you are going through imigration there is not reason for that. Eve
34 Post contains images AeroWesty : Other than that I rather enjoy flying! I can tell FGB really does enjoy flying quite a bit because nowhere on his list was: "Not getting the full can
35 September11 : plane parking early at gate but gate agent not prepared (or not ready)
36 Ozair : The passengers that pass your seat touching the headrest and consequently wake you after having only just nodded to sleep. Being told on a gulf air f
37 Post contains images Fbgdavidson : I can tell FGB really does enjoy flying quite a bit because nowhere on his list was: "Not getting the full can when the beverage cart comes around." C
38 Post contains images Beckaru : 1. Delays 2. Being stuck in Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport for 2 hrs when we were supposed to be their for 20 minutes. (I will NEVER fly America West agai
39 AeroWeanie : Altitude sickness - be glad that you don't suffer from it. It makes flying hell for me.
40 Aerorobnz : "People who take over 2 pieces of hand luggage" I usually get hold of the additional cabin baggage stickers....provided people go through the correct
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