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The Pax That Just Make You Shake Your Head.  
User currently offlineB6A322 From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 291 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 4 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 31388 times:

Sorry if this has been posted before -- My search function wasn't working for some reason.

Anyway, I was flying on UAX today (great flight by the way +1 United) and as I was sitting in the boarding area I watched the following scene unfold:

Lady (A european tourist with a great sense of entitlement) [to gate agent] : I want to use the internet.
Gate agent [politely] : There is WiFi internet in the terminal, however, you do have to pay to use it.
Lady [Getting angry, raising her voice slightly] : What? There should be WiFi in the terminal and it should be free. I want to use the internet. Why aren't you giving me the internet?
Gate agent (sees the other people waiting to speak to him): Ma'm, if you walk down that way to customer service, I'm sure they can help you further.

-Long and short of the story, she came back and the whole thing evolved into a supervisor issue. Whereupon the supervisor ended up showing her on a computer he produced that there was in fact WiFi in the terminal. But, get this. She cuts him off in the middle - because her flight was about to close. I mean REALLY? That kind of thing just bothers me. Create a huge fuss over something and then you just leave?

*shaking my head*


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User currently offlineAirportugal310 From Palau, joined Apr 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (4 years 4 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 31384 times:

I'm sure it was somewhat booze fueled...who else could care that much about internet?


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User currently offlineB6A322 From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 291 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 4 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 31275 times:

Quoting Airportugal310 (Reply 1):
I'm sure it was somewhat booze fueled...who else could care that much about internet?

I was thinking the same thing...and then realized it was 7:45am. And she was apparently completely with it.



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User currently offlinePW4084 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 291 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 4 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 31227 times:

Pax who visit the lavatory in only socks.

Put your shoes on people.


User currently offlineAirportugal310 From Palau, joined Apr 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (4 years 4 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 31169 times:

Quoting B6A322 (Thread starter):
Lady (A european tourist with a great sense of entitlement)
Quoting B6A322 (Reply 2):
and then realized it was 7:45am

a little Irish coffee perhaps?  



I sell airplanes and airplane accessories
User currently offlinethegreatRDU From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2310 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (4 years 4 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 30820 times:

Typical from a fly twice a year leisure traveler ...


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User currently offlinefghtngsiouxATC From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 4 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 30744 times:

Had a guy a couple weeks ago on HNL-MSP complaining that he couldn't get an aisle seat. The CSA was such a nice lady and even she couldn't handle is nastiness.

Him: This is ridiculous I should be able to get an aisle seat.
Her: I'm sorry sir, the flight is 100% booked (it was actually oversold) and there just aren't any left
Him: Well can't you move someone?
Her: No sir I can't do that

Then another CSA overhears him being an @$$ and goes "SIR if you wanted an aisle seat you should've checked in online 24 hours in advance. There's nothing we can do for you so please move aside.

Some people's egos just never cease to amaze me.


User currently offlineMacsog6 From Singapore, joined Jan 2010, 525 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 4 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 30398 times:
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The one seated behind me who cannot get up from their seat without grabbing the back of my seat and giving it a nice hard yank.


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User currently offlineType-Rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 4963 posts, RR: 19
Reply 8, posted (4 years 4 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 30346 times:

People who get on airplanes dressed only in worn out t-shirts, shorts and flip flops and no bath!
If they only knew how rough those slides are..........



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User currently offlinesmi0006 From Australia, joined Jan 2008, 1525 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (4 years 4 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 30274 times:

My best pax ever: A gentleman travelling EK from MEL to MAN, about Oct last year I think!

Me: Sir I just need to weigh your hand luggage, I'll just get you to pop it up there on the scales for me.

*Paxs places a chain saw in a box on the scales, weighing eleven KG*

Me: Sorry, sir just your hand luggage the bags your carrying on the plane with you.
Pax: Yes this is it
Me: Forgive me sir, but ahh is there a chainsaw in there, or other items in the box.
Pax: No no it's a chainsaw.
Me: Oh! Unfortunately for safety and security reasons you can't take a chainsaw onboard, and I will need you to open the box so we can have a quick look at it before I check it in to make sure it hasn't been used or is at least nice and clean
Pax: No
Me: I'm sorry
Pax: No I'm taking it with me it's too fragile to check-in, and it's under my 15kg (hand luggage allowance)
Me: I'm afraid sir that it does present a security threat you will be unable to take it in the aircraft and your hand luggage allowance it only 7kg, I will tag it as a fragile item for you, don't worry we'll take care of it.

Cut along story short, there were still fuel vapours present around the chainsaw so the pax couldn't check it in any who. But he tried to take it through security, they weighed the bag and sent him back without even X-raying it lol.


User currently offlineskyguyB727 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (4 years 4 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 30251 times:

Quoting PW4084 (Reply 3):
Pax who visit the lavatory in only socks.

They wear socks? I recently saw a nonrev (college age guy) in business class on a trans-Atlantic flight go into the lav barefoot! I knew he was a nonrev, because I heard him telling the F/A how his mother worked for the airline.

Quoting fghtngsiouxATC (Reply 6):
Had a guy a couple weeks ago on HNL-MSP complaining that he couldn't get an aisle seat. The CSA was such a nice lady and even she couldn't handle is nastiness.

I've seen people complain to the gate agent about their seat assignment, and they chose their own seat! How do you choose something yourself, complain that you don't like it, and try to blame someone else for it?

I once saw a woman with her two teenage children berate a gate agent to the point where the police had to get involved. She was upset, because an equipment substitution changed her seat assignment (window seat instead of aisle). The agent said the flight was completely full but suggested that she could ask someone onboard if they would be willing to change seats. The woman refused and said it was the gate agent's problem, not hers. After all was said and done, it turned out the person assigned to the precious aisle seat that she so desperately coveted was none other than her own daughter! Apparently it was better to make a scene in the gate area and nearly get arrested than to simply ask her daughter to swap seats.

I've even seen some people complain to the agent when they get the seat type they requested from the agent!


User currently onlineLHCVG From United States of America, joined May 2009, 1548 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (4 years 4 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 30069 times:

Quoting skyguyB727 (Reply 10):
I've even seen some people complain to the agent when they get the seat type they requested from the agent!

I always wonder if these types aren't just trolling for freebies by raising a fuss.


User currently offlinechootie From Germany, joined May 2007, 286 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (4 years 4 months 4 days ago) and read 29925 times:

Well, for me it is those people that insist on buying the cheapeast ticket on-line, click through the instructions quickly without reading, and COMPREHENDING, then ticking the I have checked AND I have READ the rules
and regulations of this fare and accept them. OOOOPS--- "why do I have to pay for my bag????"

Of course those other people that come up to you out of breath, asking " where is gate 24E?????" Once again not noticing, that the SEAT assignment and GATE are clearly printed on the boarding pass.

Go figure, Does everyone leave their brain on the nightstand, when they head to the airport????

Travelling is alot more stressfull today, but GEEZE, common sense goes a long, long, way.         



chootie
User currently offlinebohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2675 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (4 years 4 months 4 days ago) and read 29841 times:

Quoting Macsog6 (Reply 7):
The one seated behind me who cannot get up from their seat without grabbing the back of my seat and giving it a nice hard yank.

I had that problem one time with someone yanking my seat for leverage on a TATL flight. Finally I pushed the seat recline button the next time he grabbed it and his ass fell back into his seat. He didn't touch my seat for the rest of the flight.


User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12360 posts, RR: 25
Reply 14, posted (4 years 4 months 4 days ago) and read 29831 times:

Quoting smi0006 (Reply 9):
Me: Forgive me sir, but ahh is there a chainsaw in there, or other items in the box.
Pax: No no it's a chainsaw.
Me: Oh! Unfortunately for safety and security reasons you can't take a chainsaw onboard, and I will need you to open the box so we can have a quick look at it before I check it in to make sure it hasn't been used or is at least nice and clean

LOL!

About 15 years ago I was returning from FL after a visit with my grandmother when she said she'd pack me and my wife a nice bread and cheese snack for the way home.

I put it into my backpack without looking at it.

And on the way back, at cuising altitude, I took it out.

I found it was all wrapped in cloth, and after unwrapping it, I found a nice chunk of bread, a nice chunk of cheese and a knife with a sharp 8 inch blade to slice it all up!

I nearly passed out!

Once I snapped out of it, I quietly put it all away and told my wife we'd better wait till we got home to enjoy the snack.

Of course my wife's eyes were as wide as mine were.

And so it goes.

In retrospect it all sounds so stupid, and indeed it was, but geez, my grandmother was born in the days before automobiles, never mind airplanes....



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User currently offlineMIAspotter From Spain, joined Nov 2001, 2741 posts, RR: 25
Reply 15, posted (4 years 4 months 4 days ago) and read 29748 times:

Quoting Macsog6 (Reply 7):
The one seated behind me who cannot get up from their seat without grabbing the back of my seat and giving it a nice hard yank.

Oh gosh I hate them too! last time it happenned to me was on a DL flight ATL-BCN, the old fart sitting behind me did that everytime he wanted to turn around and talk to the passenger behind him about his stupid forthcoming cruise trip.

Honestly they should create an etiquette book for non frequent travellers "Flying for Dummies"

MIAspotter.



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User currently offlineoldeuropean From Germany, joined May 2005, 2077 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (4 years 4 months 4 days ago) and read 29673 times:

Quoting Revelation (Reply 14):
In retrospect it all sounds so stupid, and indeed it was, but geez, my grandmother was born in the days before automobiles, never mind airplanes....

 Wow! How old is your grandmother? 110?

Axel  Big grin

[Edited 2010-03-31 23:52:13]


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User currently offlineosubuckeyes From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 678 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (4 years 4 months 4 days ago) and read 29620 times:

I was at CMH last week and there was a lady in the baggage office completely flipping out at the Agent. She could absolutely not comprehend that her bag didnt make it because her flight got delayed and she got rerouted or something along those lines. She kept insisting by yelling "I know you have it!" Eventually the Agent started yelling back trying to convince her that it wasn't in CMH and she was not having any of it. It was quite the scene.

User currently offlinejgarrido From Guam, joined Mar 2007, 339 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (4 years 4 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 29586 times:

Was behind a guy in security today who had to be told to take off his shoes. Then when he went though the metal detector his belt set it off.

He was in mid 40's and because he didn't know to take his shoes off evidently hasn't been near an airport in the past 10 years, but the belt? I mean it's called a metal detector for a reason.


User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12360 posts, RR: 25
Reply 19, posted (4 years 4 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 29552 times:

Quoting oldeuropean (Reply 16):
How old is your grandmother? 110?

Well, if she were alive today, she'd be 98, so 15 years ago she was 83, and where she lived she was in her late teens before she saw her first automobile!

One can imagine there are still some places on the face of the earth where people have yet to see their first automobile, but not all that many!



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User currently offlinechrisair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 2072 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (4 years 4 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 29527 times:

Quoting Airportugal310 (Reply 1):
who else could care that much about internet?

Maybe she wanted to read Airliners.net and find out if her airplane could takeoff on a treadmill? That is a very pressing need, you know...


User currently offlinepeterjohns From Germany, joined Jan 2009, 202 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (4 years 4 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 29336 times:

Quoting jgarrido (Reply 18):
Was behind a guy in security today who had to be told to take off his shoes. Then when he went though the metal detector his belt set it off.

He was in mid 40's and because he didn't know to take his shoes off evidently hasn't been near an airport in the past 10 years, but the belt? I mean it's called a metal detector for a reason.

Hmm.. I fly quite often and often don´t take my belt off, because for one thing its a hassle putting it back on, and I believe its quite senseless taking shoes and belts off. The alarm only went off once out of perhaps twenty times I wore it.

On the other hand , didn´t the last terrorist have the explosives in his underpants? Why aren´t they checked on everyone now?   

Last year I accidently had a sharp penknife with a three inch blade in my photobag. It went through security easily.

But back to Topic

Along time ago a friend who was a FA had a passenger in C class making a huge fuss about something. He was pointing out that Swiss offered this and AF offered that. This wouldn´t happen with SQ and QF had more of that bla-bla
She answered calmly- yes sir- but do you know what LH has?- the most friendly passengers!!

That shut him up immeadeatly! True story!


User currently offlineKappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 17
Reply 22, posted (4 years 4 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 29136 times:

Quoting thegreatRDU (Reply 5):
Typical from a fly twice a year leisure traveler ...

At most twice a year. These are the same people holding everybody up at security checks. Experienced travellers have their laptops ready, belts out and in the US, shoelaces untied, before getting to the scanner. If everybody was this aware, the lines would move so much quicker...

Quoting Type-Rated (Reply 8):
People who get on airplanes dressed only in worn out t-shirts, shorts and flip flops and no bath!

Oh this annoys me to no end. You are not at home or at the beach... dress like you care

Quoting Type-Rated (Reply 8):
If they only knew how rough those slides are..........

Not only for the slides. For common decency, wear something nice. I don't mean like the old days, where men used to travel in suits. But at least smart casual.

Quoting skyguyB727 (Reply 10):
into the lav barefoot!

EEWWWW!!!!!

Quoting chootie (Reply 12):
Of course those other people that come up to you out of breath, asking " where is gate 24E?????" Once again not noticing, that the SEAT assignment and GATE are clearly printed on the boarding pass.

OMG, on my last flight it was like half the people couldn't read. No ma'am, your seat is not 15A, but 5A... of course having to back all the way to row 5 with the aisle entirely blocked by other pax trying to get in.

Quoting peterjohns (Reply 21):
She answered calmly- yes sir- but do you know what LH has?- the most friendly passengers!!

That shut him up immeadeatly! True story!

Hilarious!!



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User currently offlineCrimsonNL From Netherlands, joined Dec 2007, 1847 posts, RR: 42
Reply 23, posted (4 years 4 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 29119 times:
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People who start in talking Spanish, at a Dutch airport, to someone who works for a German airline....

People who insist they we're allowed to carry their bag on all the dozens of flights they've taken before, while it's the size of a small fridge.

People who don't understand that there is another flight to a certain destination, with a competitive airline.

People who don't understand that you can't help them with booking issues if they are flying a competitive airline.

People who travel in a group and don't find it necessary to mention in advance that one of their friends fell ill and won't make it to the flight

People who ask the gate agents to add their FF number to the booking a second after we start boarding.

People who won't say thanks after you help them out with an issue.

I can go on and on. Just last week I had a Hungarian man getting angry at me because his flight wasn't for another 1.5 hours and there wasn't an earlier BUD flight. I don't even work for MA sir! :S

I've only been working around the gate desk for 2 months and these are just a fraction of the things I encounter...



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User currently offlineAnshuk From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2009, 485 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (4 years 4 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 28748 times:

Quoting Kappel (Reply 22):

At most twice a year. These are the same people holding everybody up at security checks. Experienced travellers have their laptops ready, belts out and in the US, shoelaces untied, before getting to the scanner. If everybody was this aware, the lines would move so much quicker...

Kind of reminds me of George Clooney in 'Up In The Air'. I love the scene before airport security where he's looking for business travelers to queue up behind!

Say, off topic, do the 10 million+ miles cards actually exist?!

Also - parents who think their kids kicking the back of your seat is adorable. Nothing annoys me more than an irresponsible parent :@


25 ronprophet : Travelling is alot more stressfull today, but GEEZE, common sense goes a long, long, way. Hi Chootie - (and all other a.netters.....) There is an old
26 UALWN : Smart casual? For a 14 hour night flight MAD-SCL? No, thanks. T-shirt, jeans and sneakers it is. Well, if they only speak Spanish, what are they supp
27 csavel : I actually can understand this working in the IT world in user Interface design. You'd be surprised how often important information is not that appar
28 afterburner : So you think only frequent flyers behave well?
29 ANITIX87 : Hey! I'm a "twice-a-year-leisure-traveler"!! Haha. I don't do any of these things, thank you very much! :p TIS
30 richcandy : Hi I started to think about this one and now I wish I hadn't. 1) People who are 5 foot nothing and put their seat back as far as it can go, then becom
31 dc10bhx : Well the flip side of this is coming and it really had me raging. Just after take off on a flight from EWR-BHX (nice and cosy in a coach seat on a 75
32 ZuluAlpha : And when they make their reservation online, and then when they receive their E-tkt receipt and itineray, the computer booked them the wrong dates, t
33 Post contains images Anshuk : LOL! That had me rolling on the floor laughing. LOL! Hahahhahaahaha! epic.
34 ag92 : Ummm go through Singapore and India and am sure many more countries and you'll see this is uniquely America The only pax who make me shake my head ar
35 CharlieNoble : If you don't mind I plan on using this quote the next chance I get. It's too precious to waste. This is actually a very old complaint about Americans
36 Kappel : I loved this movie, so many regocnitions.... Definitely, not only relating to travel (I'm a parent myself). I usually find trousers much more comfort
37 Post contains images CaliAtenza : hey, we kinda did save the French you know ...twice . But seriously, yeah there are a lot of dumbos here
38 Anshuk : True, I've never had to take my belt off in India! Ever! Never paid attention to that point. Hmmmm. True that. I love kids otherwise and never blame
39 elcableguy77 : As a flight attendant, there are quite a few things pax do that make me shake my head: 1. The pax that opens an overhead bin with a sign on it reading
40 GST : This is more of an enigma to me than an annoyance, they can feel free to crush together and jostle for position before the doors are even open. Even
41 Post contains images sandyb123 : LOL, not quite that bad but I did feel a bit sheepish on an SIA flight recently when I got onboard in long shorts & T-shirt after a motorcycle ac
42 Post contains images Thai744 : Not politically correct I suppose, but my main grips is really fat people who "slurp" over the arm-rest into my personal space that I've paid for on a
43 UALWN : This is all true. And there are many Spaniards who don't realize this. But this is how tourism works. I've been to Japan several times with a knowled
44 Post contains images kgaiflyer : Okay, this is my number 1 tick-off and something that always makes me crazy. I tell the parent: "Stop the kid from kicking my seat, or I go off and w
45 22886 : As a CSA for Qantas at LHR we see a fair amount of dumb pax: British passport holders that are travelling to Australia that turn up without an ETA (vi
46 Glom : In the UK it's hit and miss. It's not standard practice for blanket deshoeing. They're more concerned about big boots. Who actually does that? Does i
47 Glom : If I asked for an exit row on the justification that I've done a BA aircraft safety course and therefore have a better idea than most how to operate
48 Post contains images CharlieNoble : Well thanks GST...maybe it is only 1/3 after all. But it definitely feels like more This does crack me up. I realize that there could be a few folks
49 SMPPLNOHoW2FLY : You know what really PEEVES ME!? 1) "i will be coming through the cabin to collect and trash, newspapers, magazines, anything you wish to throw away,
50 Post contains images kgaiflyer : Funny story -- slightly off topic Here in the Washington DC area, they're running "the tourists are coming" spots on local radio stations. Residents
51 Post contains images kgaiflyer : **Oh yes** -- on USA domestic. New luggage fees on many airlines have pax dragging everything on the plane but the kitchen sink. And if your airline
52 Post contains images seabosdca : In fairness, only in DC would you have half the flyers wearing suits ... on a Sunday night. These guys should have their bags removed from the bins a
53 iairallie : All the time To be fair I used to wonder about this too but now that I commercial all the time for work I get it because connection times are often r
54 Kappel : On short flights (up to 2-3 hours) or daylight long haul flights I don't recline, or just a little. Especially if I notice a tall person sitting behi
55 Post contains images dfwagt : I love these type.
56 european742 : Oh I could go on forever with this one! Had one yesterday while boarding the SOU-NCE flight, we had disabled pax getting on at the back so I asked for
57 Post contains images tonyban : This is from a few years back but worth the chuckle.....on a Soutwest flight from San Jose to Orange County, some college aged girl sitting next to me
58 SQ_EK_freak : As cabin crew with EK, I see many a odd phenomenon. I had a passenger coming back from Accra who tried to open the emergency exit door, for no malicio
59 Post contains images ncfc99 : I can sympathise with parents with children who are hard to calm down. I took my 4 year old on a train for the first time a few days ago, he was so e
60 Kappel : That is indeed the point. Kids can be a handfull, but some parents just don't bother "because they're just kids". Well, I have a kid too and she can
61 NYCAAer : I'm a flight attendant and when we're passing out landing cards for whatever country it is, they always say, "Oh, I don't need that, I'm American." I
62 sw733 : I do this on every flight. Why? Because I hate sitting! Whether it's for an hour or 12 hours, get me out of that seat immediately. I am too active to
63 CharlieNoble : I'm pretty certain I would not make it as a flight attendant.
64 AR385 : I had been flying on CO GIG-EWR, a red eye, and connected in EWR to IAH. Both in BF. The day of the GIG-EWR flight, in Rio, I had worked my ass off a
65 csavel : No nice way to say this, but I am calling BS on a lot of the "But I'm an American!" stories like the one above. Believe me, I know my US countrymen c
66 marcus : Maybe it was NW flight and wanted to know when will they retire their DC-9's
67 SQ_EK_freak : I can't say that it was an urban legend, given that it happened to me. I will say the passenger looked like any other passenger, and didn't look like
68 Post contains images md94 : I have seen people from many different countries act wrong in customs and on the plane. I believe every country has it's 10% who are idiots and have n
69 Post contains images NWA330nut : That's me! (except for the shower part, because that's gross!) Sorry to ruin it for everyone, but on domestic flights my signature dress is a t-shirt
70 Post contains links rolypolyman : Actually I remember seeing that story circulating in e-mails 10 years ago... http://www.snopes.com/travel/airline/obnoxious.asp
71 silentbob : I saw a guy sit in the boarding area of an oversold flight with his ipod cranked so loud that he couldn't hear when he was paged five times. They end
72 1stfl94 : Im shuddering at the though of people going to the lav in their socks. Would you use a public toilet in your socks??? Of course not! The one that real
73 airtanker : I simply call it Amateur Day at the Airport!
74 Post contains images BMI727 : I give these people a pass. After being sitting for that long, usually you just want to stand up and stretch out regardless of whether you are going
75 SANAV8R : People who change their children's diapers in the cabin and not the lavatory. Twice this had occurred. The first I was on a flight that on the ground,
76 brilondon : And they are travelling in January to DTW, Yanything (Canada), or any where the weather is not like perfect. Then they complain that the heat on the
77 US330 : Let's be honest here--some of these things that you might shake your head about aren't really all that bad and are probably just innocent mistakes--li
78 ETinCaribe : My personal pet peeves: (1)Pax who are just rude to parents who travel with young children. As if there was a button at the back that would allow the
79 Post contains images Kit777 : When I flew World Traveller on BA from LHR to CAI a few years back I was about 13 (I think). Basically I had flown a few times before and was normall
80 Lucky727 : On my last flight IAH-YYZ on a CO E140, the 2 teen boys with their parents, who wore sandals without socks, and subjected the entire cabin to their st
81 rafaelyyz : LOL. "You can't do that to me! I'm an American!"
82 flyfree727 : A friend I used to buddy bid with taught a guy a lesson he'll never forget...The passenger had newspapers piled on the floor, spilling into the aisle
83 PI4EVER : My Top 10: 1. 5 Abreast center seat on HA DC-10 LAX-HNL. Parents of infant changed nasty baby diaper laid out in seat during meal service. F/A's busy
84 DTWPurserBoy : I was working business class on a NRT-DTW flight recently when one of my female colleagues set the appetizer plate down in front of a passenger that h
85 Post contains images vlada : A lot of people can't fly often, since they simply can not afford it... or they don't need to fly anywhere... or whatever the reason may be that such
86 Post contains images LHR380 : Had a guy having a go at me yesterday about visas, adamant he has not needed one before!! That is confusing for the pax, bless em. In T3 connections
87 DTWPurserBoy : The trick to surviving 37 years is: 1. Try not to take things personally. 2. It's only one flight out of thousands that you will make. They'll go awa
88 LHR380 : Thats one of the best things about the job, the stories of the interesting passengers you see during a shift.
89 Post contains images lxmd11 : My mom has a had a pocket knife in her purse for probably 7 years, and we are very frequent fliers, we have enough miles for four people to go to aus
90 Pagophilus : I was flying out of Tehran in June 2009 and was waiting in line for passport control. I saw in front of me a young boy being taken back the other way
91 MrSkyGuy : Ultimately those devices are today near-worthless to those who would intend to do harm aboard an airliner.. if I saw anyone whip out any sort of shar
92 JPuentes : Hmm going through security very often you realize that you only see the people that act stupid but considering that the united states has the most fl
93 Post contains images thunder9 : GST, I think this is why some species eat their young! - J
94 N318EA : People who turn the latch and let their tray table drop. Even worse when they hit the tray and bounce you around on top.
95 isitsafenow : Boarding a NW DC youknowwhat at DTW a few years back. F gets on first of course and this one fellow about 55 or 60 is the second or third on one. He s
96 NYCAAer : That's what I keep trying to tell myself after my horrible trip home last night. I was amazed at people's horrendous behavior last night. It's weird
97 22886 : Certain conditions have to be met for exit row seats to be assigned. First and mainly you need to be fit and able bodied i.e. no pains, no injuries e
98 Post contains images LHR380 : I like sitting next to the CX staff (no offence lol) I do laugh when people come to our side in flight connections where all the Oneworld Airlines ar
99 FLFlyGuy : I love this topic! Here we go.... 1. Passengers on an international journey who bring god knows how much carry on.....but fail to have a pen to fill o
100 UAL747DEN : But what about us who fly so much that we don't care? If I am flying home from a vacation early in the morning I am dressed in a jogging suit and san
101 Post contains images m11stephen : That annoys me so much too! I would never make it at an airline. Saying thank you is not hard at all! Who cares if its politically correct? If you pa
102 SMPPLNOHoW2FLY : Awesome thanks! Thought of one more thing that bothers me on day 4...people that call the "biscoff cookies" "Biscotti"
103 jetblue32 : Or how about this one, one of my recent pax arriving at ticket counter the minute the flight is scheduled to depart. Me: Sir, are you here for the 5:0
104 elcableguy77 : Wow, I need to remember that one! I may have to use it... I can't count the number of times I've been asked that not two minutes after I made the ann
105 Post contains images elcableguy77 : Please do! Us F/As love bribery of that kind.
106 Post contains images ItalianFlyer : BRAHAHAHAHAHHAHA!!! Im going to feel out my audience and use that! Goes well with the question that comes about an hour into the flight; "sir/hey you
107 pugsley : Exactly the way you recieved the tray. Nice and flat, nothing sticking up out of the dish, no cups piled on up on top of each other, tidy and flat, j
108 AR385 : Thanks. It´s been a hard day and I needed a good laugh.
109 TravelsUK : I was on duty at Mobasa for our companies charter back to MAN a few years back, a very distressed Gentleman came up to me as he wanted to know why he
110 Post contains images m11stephen : I just love these kinds of threads! I love reading about people venting about their not so pleasant flying experiences! My stupid move recently was: I
111 flyfree727 : haha.. love it.. mine is... (which I have NEVER used either...) FA.."hi would u like a beverage?" PAX "what do you have?" FA "About 3 seconds...." AA
112 flyfree727 : little do passengers know that when they do this, its ALL on the house for them.. AA ORD
113 Post contains images MrSkyGuy : You are making the assumption that "everyone" is immediately standing because they are in a dead-beat rush for the exit. While that may be the case f
114 dfwagt : Maybe someone else have said this and I missed it. Signs. Can you not read signs? Why are you going to come to the gate, going to Paris, sign clearly
115 TXJim : The FA on my CRJ flight today referenced this very thing! I'm 6' 4" and have that same problem. I almost never recline but have had seatbacks in my f
116 sccutler : Couple of events that stick with me: 1. Wifie and I are flying non-rev to Paris (via ORD). A family traveling (Mom, Dad, teen aged son and teen-ish da
117 Post contains images KLXA380 : I've got one better. Many years ago my father flew SYD - ATH and all the way to ATH from SIN a little old lady with an obvious bowl syndrome problem k
118 Kappel : I understand where your coming from with this and it's also kinda funny in theory, but it's also very rude to say to pax. I guess I'm kinda old fashi
119 Post contains images NASBWI : LOL I love it! So true! And honestly, I don't mind repeating our drink and snack options (even though they are readily available in the menu card in
120 tennis69 : How about this one.....I was flying RJ from BKK to AMM and watched a couple change their baby's diaper in the cabin. They didn't go to the lavatory, t
121 m11stephen : I was on an ASA CR7 flight and during the service, a passenger approached one of the F/As and said that he needed a pillow and blanket now. The F/A lo
122 CrimsonNL : Well, they could start out by greeting me, and ask if I speak their language, instead of just rapid fire Spanish, or French, or what other language t
123 LHR380 : I think the same as this guy, and love my job! Some of the things I see at work really surprise me. A while ago had a passenger walk to my desk from
124 Post contains images HAWK21M : Its Normally the Rigid & egoistic pax that have issues with rules regds MEL.
125 DTWPurserBoy : OK. After laughing myself sick, I have a few more: 1. The "numerically challenged passenger." The normal, intelligent, english-speaking passenger who
126 RP TPA : I work in a US call center for a foreign based airline. Every so often I'll get a call from someone who wants to fly from, for example, New York to Lo
127 european742 : I had another good one today, sat on check-in desk 1, SOU's public area is just a square hall, on one side, check-in up one end, security in the middl
128 Post contains images flyfree727 : Perhaps you didn't read this part AA ORD
129 sw733 : But if it's just us in the aisle who chose to get up, knowing we would get cramped, I still don't see the big deal. Besides, I stand but RARELY go in
130 Flyingfox27 : I wonder how many fellow passengers have seen me get Foxy out and think they had too many............ ? lol! (for Foxy see my trip reports hes feature
131 Post contains images Airportugal310 : Explain to me this oh wise employee: where, in any "rule" book does it say that overhead space is located ONLY above your seat, and that is reserved
132 Post contains images TSS : Would you F/As prefer Whitman's or Russell Stover?
133 Post contains images CaliAtenza : On behalf of my fellow Americans, i apologize for that douchebag . i saw scenes similar to this on my last EK flight from DXB to BLR. People were stu
134 seabosdca : Because someone is eventually going to need that space. Most airlines board from back to front. If all the passengers in the back leave their bags up
135 CaliAtenza : exactly. Im not dressing up to fly..f that, i dont care what others think. Im gonna wear my jeans, flip flops (better than shoes cause u dont have to
136 Airportugal310 : Precisely. Someone... does not imply anyone in particular. Playing devils advocate, why should I be on the lookout for others all the time? Why can't
137 teneriffe77 : I was on Easyjet 319 to Ibiza and some of the people just amazed me at there stupidity especially the ones right across the aisle from me. During most
138 Glom : That is very anti-social and your logic before is stupid. If pax in row 20 puts his carry-ons in the bin for row 5, then the pax in row 5, needs to p
139 csavel : Reading these stories reminds me of that cliche that you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. When I see an obnoxious passenger, I alway
140 seabosdca : Seriously? You don't care how rough life is for everyone else as long as you get yours? People with that kind of attitude are the subjects of most of
141 GST : Well then, perhaps it SHOULD be in the t&cs that you stow the bag within 5m or so of your seat, or have it checked. Of course if an attendant pic
142 brilondon : I don't. Quite frankly I will always recline and leave it that way unless instructed by the F/A's to do other wise. Besides the amount of recline is
143 litz : The best response to this I've ever been privileged to witness, occurred at DFW, in the middle of the giant mess of AA gates (AA is everywhere at DFW
144 Post contains images elcableguy77 : Either one works. I personally prefer Hershey's Nuggets.
145 thegreatRDU : This always happens on flights packed with leisure travelers.... People getting up to use the lavatory on a flight under or around 2 hrs..... This alw
146 teneriffe77 : I for one never sleep on planes and even on night flights I always look out the window but I will keep the shade partially down for the benefit of oth
147 dc9northwest : Let's see here: I don't recline my seat. Pretty much never. I'm short and tiny, so I'll leave that space for those who need it. If people want to recl
148 thegreatRDU : But it only seems to happen on flights full with leisure travelers...
149 Post contains images dc9northwest : That may very well be, and I agree that people clogging up the aisle is not pretty... It's just not something worth getting annoyed at It's clear tha
150 silentbob : That's not nearly as bad as the people that decide they need to use the lav while boarding or after everyone is seated and before the airplane pushes
151 m11stephen : I have urinary problems! lol. I once went to the bathroom three times on a two hour flight. I always try and book an aisle seat at the back of the pl
152 UAL747DEN : I think its basic common knowledge that you put your bag in the bin above your seat. Since you seem to lack all decency towards other people you migh
153 silentbob : Not being acclimatized to the levels of light outside the cabin is a bigger potential safety issue in the event of an emergency.
154 SkySurfer : The german guy that threw his papers across the seat between us, put his briefcase almost on my feet and insisted he had to make a call just before we
155 elbandgeek : Last year flying MDW-ATL on AirTran there was a family of 6 taking up a couple rows just behind me and on the opposite side of the aisle. As we starte
156 chepos : Flying on EK between SFO and DXB this past NOV I saw alot of passengers that made me shake my head in disbelief. . The lady that sat behind me was ver
157 Post contains images elcableguy77 : I have a friend that works the ticket counter for WN who proposes that the wooshing sound made when those automatic doors open to let someone into the
158 BMI727 : I would say that in some cases (flights that aren't full) it would also be acceptable to place your bag in the bin across from your seat, which would
159 B6A322 : LOL YES!!! I'll have to keep that one in mind. That's classic.
160 UAL747DEN : Yeah thats what I was trying to get across, sorry I should have pointed that one out. Basically the point was that when a FA tells you what to do wit
161 ridgid727 : Any flight to/from SLC, where there are huge families. Was on a flight from MSP-SLC recently, one lady had six kids and a bun in the oven. She could n
162 BMI727 : Never be outnumbered by little kids, ever. Even if they are well behaved, you are behind the 8-ball. It just is not a good situation.
163 Post contains images FlyDeltaJets87 : Four Incidents that stand out in my mind: December 2003: My mom, sister, and I are flying from ATL to DAY. We had a row of 3 together on the 3 side of
164 skyguyB727 : You may be right. I once saw a woman claim her checked bag on arrival, hide it at her feet where the baggage agent wouldn't see it, and report the ba
165 US330 : My personal highlight: I'm on a BDL-DFW flight, and we're just about ready to pull back from the gate--I'm sitting right behind the exit row. The flig
166 FlyDeltaJets87 : Well if you're not pissing every 1 to 2 hours, chances are you're dehydrated. And if I have to get up to piss, well, I'm going to get up and take a p
167 Post contains images quiet1 : When I was a newbie F/A, I was working an ORD-LGA flight with two lovely (seriously!) senior mamas who had "seen it all." This was in the days of smo
168 Post contains images elcableguy77 : Awesome. I still occasionally learn something from our senior mamas...
169 GST : Maybe that's taking it a little far... I see no reason why that should inconvenience anybody, and if it is a row ahead of you for example, that aint
170 csavel : Well leisure travellers probably have more older people, and you know, ask grandpa about his prostate and you'll understand why a lot of them have to
171 CaliAtenza : It inconvienced me on my last BLR-DXB flight...where i had to put my carry on way in the back of the plane because there was no space in my over head
172 brilondon : I thought that "Those" people check their brains and commonsense with their luggage, oh wait no those are the type of people who don't check any lugg
173 DTWLAX : Dude... read the post carefully... GST mentioned placing the carry-on a row ahead of you. Why will that inconvenience you? You had to keep looking ba
174 Post contains images CaliAtenza : sorry my mistake for not reading..this thread has become huge . But still, similar enough problem.
175 gajamukhu : I could not help overhearing a conversation between two people -- apparently strangers -- on a United DCA-ORD flight: [Plane has just landed and is ta
176 dc9northwest : People like you should check a bag on Alitalia while on a week-long business trip, with a connection. You'll be back home by the time you'll see it b
177 Post contains images RP TPA : I'll tell passengers something like "You leave LaGuardia at 9am, change planes in Toronto, and arrive in Calgary at 2:30pm". They then ask me "Change
178 DTWLAX : I doubt if this really happened.... Aircraft type is never printed on a boarding pass.
179 MD-90 : If you're flying out of AA's terminal at LAX I bet they'd prefer See's.
180 SOBHI51 : Sometimes i believe that some people when they go on vacation they leave there brains back home. Last week i was flying CAI-ASW on Egyptair the flight
181 gajamukhu : I assure you it happened. This happened over five years ago, and I guess my memory failed me in regard to which document displayed the aircraft type
182 Post contains images seabosdca : Thanks for taking one for the team... This doesn't only happen in airports. This is a regular occurrence with tourists in the DC Metro. I'm sure she
183 LHR380 : Yep, I will print an itin out for a passenger, showing all the information for her flight, and attach it to a ticket wallet that will have her boardi
184 Eagleboy : I love this as the self check in or online check look so obvious to us. How about the (well off financially but dumb) young lady flying to Daddys vil
185 shamrock321 : I work baggage services and have done for 5 years and am still dumb founded by some of things people do and say! Had a cryer this morning who in her f
186 Maverick623 : Guilty. Twice. I can't tell you how embarrassing it is! Well, if you made those kinds of world changing decisions, wouldn't you want something to cal
187 skyguyB727 : I've had that happen to me on the down escalator several times. People will stop right and the end and start talking. The first time it happened to m
188 PWMRamper : Worked in Baggage Service a few weeks ago. Got a few fantastic stories. Guy's bag doesn't show up on the 1800 flight. Big shocker, he's got his car ke
189 FlyDeltaJets87 : If it's "old", then find a new job. Just like restaurants, each airline has a slightly different selection of drinks, and I'm not going to apologize
190 Type-Rated : What about future bad passengers? I have a distant non blood relative flying WN later this month that is a lulu! This distant relative is in his late
191 Post contains images JPuentes : This post is just beautiful, I remember a while ago a really annoying lady being hauled around in a wheel chair came up to our coffee shop...OMG.....
192 Post contains images YXwatcherMkE : I wish I had thought of doing that but I did have my victory! I had the man behind me that was having problems staying out of the lav. it was a ATL-J
193 Eagleboy : But how hard is it to say "Do you have 7up or Sprite" Whatever country (let alone restaurant/ailrine) I am in I assume they will have coke or persi,
194 Glom : I think that is what makes the difference between genuinely laughable pax and just unknowledgeable ones. We may find a lot of the confusion many pax
195 LHR380 : Its when they come to me at BA for check in on a MH flight, VS flight or as last night, 3 different people for a MK flight that I have to really try
196 FLYjoe : About 10-15 years ago I was on a US flight from ABE to PIT operated with an MD-80. We had boarded, but had a delay to fog at ABE. I was sitting in fro
197 DTWPurserBoy : There are several ways to handle that: 1. Tell him he's an embarrasment to our country and in the future to please tell people he is Canadian, Irish
198 Post contains images exFATboy : But there isn't a map on the boarding pass, and it's pretty understandable that various combinations of running late, distracting spouses/children/pa
199 FlyDeltaJets87 : PAX: "In that much of a hurry to get back to that "People" magazine or finish filing your nails, huh?" Any many airlines do print the gate on the boa
200 Jetmatt777 : Heard this TSA announcement at OKC the other day while on break: "Attention Passengers, look down at your feet, if you are barefoot, please come to th
201 LHR380 : By the way, does any European airport display gate numbers LAND side before security, at major airports that is? Once or twice a month a passenger wil
202 Glom : I think we all are sometimes not quite appreciative of what it is like to be unfamiliar with airports. While we may know how to navigate our way arou
203 PWMRamper : "Attention in the terminal, a passenger has just left a belt at the security checkpoint. If your pants also seem to be missing, please return to clai
204 LHR380 : Exactly! And there are plenty of notices, they are in front of every main entrance point, in front of the 2 main security points as well as a tannoy
205 Post contains images jimpop : Guilty. Although not of not knowing what I want, but not knowing in advance what the alternative options are (why have coke when I can have pure appl
206 Skydrol : I can add a few: - Years ago, when I was flying on an AC B-727, this slob in the window seat on the opposite side of the airplane kept spitting on the
207 Post contains images KLXA380 : This has to be one of the funniest things i have read here on A.net . Reminds me of a certain 2live crew song ( shake that - - - b - - - h , let me s
208 exFATboy : My personal favourite was the lady I encountered on a Brazilia flying from SFO to ACV - about 5 minutes after takeoff, she pulls out a bottle of nail
209 zippyjet : She wanted to view her debut on that porn site, where women are fornicated by horses and goats. ツ Our flights arriving from SJU are so trashed the
210 FlyboyOz : 1) On Qantas flight back to SYD, I was sitting next to the jewish middle aged guy. He was the worst person I've ever seen. A QF flight attendant instr
211 Type-Rated : I was on a DL L1011 and I went back to use the circle of cans at the back of the plane. I opened the door to the one I wanted to use only to find tha
212 GST : Someone in their right mind wouldn't.
213 Aeolus : Oh man. I flew IAH-MEX on CO last Friday and I had a 60% LF on the flight so, I was originally on seat 16A and I put a chocolate bar in my seat pocket
214 Post contains images SQ_EK_freak : It's more of a common courtesy than anything else. If the person in 55 puts his carry ons in the overhead over 32, the person in 32 has to find space
215 skyguyB727 : Here are two, honest-to-God true experiences: 1--Husband and wife had seats 18E and 21E. Husband asked, "Are these in the same row?" 2--Agent gave pas
216 Glom : While it's pretty stupid for us veterans, for people less experienced at air travel, it's not so ridiculous.
217 LHR380 : I wonder how many "interesting" comments I will get today due to a lot of flights being cancelled and badly delayed due to this Volcano.
218 Eagleboy : Its your fault the volcano is erupting, you do realise that?
219 Post contains images RP TPA : Well, can't you just fly around the volcano, or fly high enough over it?? What's wrong with your airline??
220 Post contains links Glom : What are you doing in work? Have you not read today's Mash.
221 Post contains images FlyDeltaJets87 : Okay, that is hardly "dumb". Maybe it seems that way to you as a frequent traveler but if you go to a movie theater or stadium, the rows are often ma
222 Woof : Has to be the best line I've ever seen on A.net. Thankyou. I'm sure not completely true, but definately no small amount of fact in there. Pretty much
223 JL418 : I've had, over the years, had my fair share of unpleasant people: noisy students on school trip, football fans coming back from an away match their sq
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