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Your InFlight Pet Peeve

Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:47 am

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?
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RE: Your InFlight Pet Peeve

Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:52 am

For me it was my flight today from IAD-SJU.

A couple had their dog on the plane and it barked and yelped most of the flight

Besides being confused, the other passengers and myself were more then annoyed.

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RE: Your InFlight Pet Peeve

Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:55 am

Bose headsets and a DVD player or iPod turned up a bit works wonders. If you travel often, make the investment  Smile
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RE: Your InFlight Pet Peeve

Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:59 am

Seat recliners/adjustments that are broken...or those that have the goofiest operating technique, such as the J class seats on the AA 777.
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RE: Your InFlight Pet Peeve

Thu Nov 22, 2007 4:02 am

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.
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RE: Your InFlight Pet Peeve

Thu Nov 22, 2007 4:03 am



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.  Wink Another pet peeve, when people make crumpling noises with whatever they can during my all-time favorite part of being on the plane, takeoff.  mad 
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RE: Your InFlight Pet Peeve

Thu Nov 22, 2007 4:33 am

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?
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RE: Your InFlight Pet Peeve

Thu Nov 22, 2007 4:38 am



Quoting AFGMEL (Reply 6):
Firstly, hands down, crying/screaming babies.

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Try dealing with a screaming baby five seats away from you, screaming through the duration of the 5 hour ATL-SEA redeye flight.  Yeah sure

Babies that do this on flights either need to be sedated or they simply do not need to fly.
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RE: Your InFlight Pet Peeve

Thu Nov 22, 2007 4:39 am

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...)  frown 
 
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RE: Your InFlight Pet Peeve

Thu Nov 22, 2007 4:40 am

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.

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RE: Your InFlight Pet Peeve

Thu Nov 22, 2007 4:45 am

For me, the most annoying thing is when people are eating a sandwich wrapped in the firm plastic wrap - the crackling sound drives me nuts. Sometimes, even chip bags are annoying sounds on flights.
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RE: Your InFlight Pet Peeve

Thu Nov 22, 2007 4:45 am



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.. Big grin
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RE: Your InFlight Pet Peeve

Thu Nov 22, 2007 4:54 am

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!

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RE: Your InFlight Pet Peeve

Thu Nov 22, 2007 4:55 am



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

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RE: Your InFlight Pet Peeve

Thu Nov 22, 2007 4:57 am

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  Yeah sure
 
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RE: Your InFlight Pet Peeve

Thu Nov 22, 2007 4:59 am

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

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RE: Your InFlight Pet Peeve

Thu Nov 22, 2007 5:06 am



Quoting UAL747 (Reply 15):
flight attendants forcing you to have to close your shades for an almost entirely nighttim longhaul flight.

Can they really force you to close the shade at anytime of day? I understand if the plane had diverted to an airforce base...
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RE: Your InFlight Pet Peeve

Thu Nov 22, 2007 5:06 am

Having my shoulder separated by the cart driven by a sadistic & pissed-off FA that plows up the aisle without warning. Usually takes place on a packed US flight to PHL  crowded 
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RE: Your InFlight Pet Peeve

Thu Nov 22, 2007 5:07 am

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.
 
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RE: Your InFlight Pet Peeve

Thu Nov 22, 2007 5:59 am

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!

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RE: Your InFlight Pet Peeve

Thu Nov 22, 2007 6:44 am

- 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.

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RE: Your InFlight Pet Peeve

Thu Nov 22, 2007 6:46 am

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...

Quoting Itsnotfinals (Reply 2):
iPod turned up a bit works wonders

This helps so much for most noise, but unfortunately still allows high-pitched sounds in easily (screaming) and doesn't help at all with various childrens' strikes to the seat.

Quoting 777STL (Reply 4):
People that recline their seat the entire flight, and I mean the entire flight.

During cruise, this really depends on the time of the flight and how far the seat is reclined. But during t/o and landing it's really annoying.

Quoting DCAYOW (Reply 10):
the crackling sound drives me nuts.

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:

Quoting VHECA (Reply 12):
Anal gas

I guess I've been either lucky or have no sense of smell on planes, because I've never actually smelled this on a plane. Certainly smelled it in other places though!

Quoting CRJ200FAGuy (Reply 18):
Recliners. People who recline on a non redeye should be shot.

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).
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RE: Your InFlight Pet Peeve

Thu Nov 22, 2007 6:52 am

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.
 
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RE: Your InFlight Pet Peeve

Thu Nov 22, 2007 7:28 am



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!

Agreed  checkmark 

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.

Quoting WindowSeat (Reply 19):
People who think every aircraft model is a 'jumbo'jet



Quoting Centrair (Reply 20):
The person in 1A... because it is no me.

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RE: Your InFlight Pet Peeve

Thu Nov 22, 2007 8:02 am

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.


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RE: Your InFlight Pet Peeve

Thu Nov 22, 2007 8:16 am

I know this is contentious and it's possibly going to provoke a reaction, but unless it's for a medical reason (as in you are flying somewhere for help), why do babies need to fly? Seriously. Why? I am saying this as a parent as well. Stay home until they are old enough. If it's so people can see them, let them come to you. You're not going to enjoy a holiday with a small baby so stay home for a year or two. Why should your need trump the rest of the pax?
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RE: Your InFlight Pet Peeve

Thu Nov 22, 2007 8:31 am



Quoting KFLLCFII (Reply 3):
Seat recliners/adjustments that are broken...or those that have the goofiest operating technique, such as the J class seats on the AA 777.

AMEN TO THAT ONE - I flew J class from ORD all the way to PVG (Shanghai) in the right front bulkhead seat in business class and the freakin seat was completely inoperable. I paid the difference coming back and upgraded to F class - what a treat that was. IMHO AA's F product and J product are not even close to the same service, unlike SQ two classes which are very similar.

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RE: Your InFlight Pet Peeve

Thu Nov 22, 2007 8:35 am

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 row to 3, so my tv screen was shifed over to the left on the seat infront of which wasn't directly infront of me. This ###### me off big time. So for a of 18 hours i was rather annoyed, so i mostly just listened to music instead of watching the tv.

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RE: Your InFlight Pet Peeve

Thu Nov 22, 2007 9:39 am



Quoting Stickers (Reply 23):


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

Guess again. Regardless of the location (plane, restaurant, store etc...) your unaborted hellspawn is an insidious intrusion upon my attempt at a serene existance.
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RE: Your InFlight Pet Peeve

Thu Nov 22, 2007 9:53 am

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 seat.

Flight attendants who, upon hearing the final "ding" announce "we've been cleared to land" even though we are 30 mins from touchdown. We _might_ be cleared for the approach, but definitely not cleared to land.
 
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RE: Your InFlight Pet Peeve

Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:04 am

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 to use it, nowhere does it say that I can't and the airline is quite happy for me to do so apart from takeoff and landing. Why should I accept the person in front reclining, and then accept a reduction in space due to the bigmouth in the seat behind.
2, People either asking for a free upgrade, or insisting that the passenger in front keeps their seat upright "because I'm tall and can't sit comfortably" When they go to buy a car, do they sit in a Mini and then say "my legs are cramped I demand a free upgrade to a BMW 5 series ?"
3, Passengers in the row behind who feel it is their right to kick the back of my seat and/or lever themselves upright by pulling on it.
4, Trolley dollies who walk down the aisle in the middle of the night loudly saying "duty free, duty free, duty free...."
5, The same trolley dollies, who having woken me up with the "duty free, duty free" routine, then insist that I close the window shutter that I have opened for something to do, as I can't get back to sleep as a result of them waking me up.
6, The moron, who has got lost in the airport and delays departure by 15 minutes due to their late boarding
7, The arrogant one, who knows he/she can stop in the bar and saunter up 10 minutes late knowing that it takes longer than that to unload the luggage containers to find their suitcase.
8, The cabin crew who seem to think that they can have a quiet life by turning down the lights, and hiding in the galley for four hours.; whilst ignoring call bells, request for drinks etc. I accept that its night time, and they have long duty time but: I and many other people have at times to work a standard day, and then be "on call" at night. In any other job this is taken to mean that you hve to perform your duties to the same standard at night, as in the day.
 
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RE: Your InFlight Pet Peeve

Thu Nov 22, 2007 11:15 am

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 sit in such close proximity to other passengers. I still fly for enjoyment, but I feel much better when I have my own little bubble to occupy which I can do pretty much anything in.
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RE: Your InFlight Pet Peeve

Thu Nov 22, 2007 1:32 pm



Quoting AlexPorter (Reply 21):
It is the day before Thanksgiving, and there are kids everywhere.

It's a family holiday, for crap's sake. Deal with it.

Quoting AFGMEL (Reply 25):
so stay home for a year or two.

Obviously, you've never lived on a miniscule island....you have to travel fairly often or go nuts....and yes, the baby goes with me.....so deal.

Quoting AerorobNZ (Reply 31):
Economy Class, and every other passenger in it.

That statement is so sad, it's almost funny. You poor dear......

OK...my pet peeves:

Drunks who treat the FAs like galley slaves....and look mightily proud of themselves doing it.
Gum snappers.....if you must chew gum, just chew it....the snapping sound is unnecessary, and rude....and gross.
Guys who pee all over the seats in the lav and don't have the decency to clean up after themselves....ewww.
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RE: Your InFlight Pet Peeve

Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:16 pm

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 years, seat mates -- a women and one child, who curled up in their seat to sleep and in doing so pressed their bare dirty feet into my space and against me. And yes, I asked both to move their feet from my space. The young women was lovely about it, apologized and readjusted. The kid's mother (who I actually addressed about the issue) looked at me like I was insane for mentioning it, but made her son move.
 
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RE: Your InFlight Pet Peeve

Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:44 pm



Quoting VHECA (Reply 12):
1 - Anal gas and those who wish to share with the whole flight, for the whole duration of the flight!

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 let out a fart. when we landed my mom who was 10 rows back asked us " did anyone smell that fart" thats when i realized egg salad makes you fart.

Quoting WindowSeat (Reply 19):
People who think every aircraft model is a 'jumbo'jet

worse the news!



this annoyed me: my brother dad and i were flying iah-mco, while my mom and sister drove with my aunt and little cousins. daniel ( my brother ) and i were in first and my dad was in coach. during the flight the entire first class pax except for us were having like a confrence. everyone went up to this guys seat ( probably the manager ) and they started talking about what they were going to set up in some convention or something. they were loud, and annoying.
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RE: Your InFlight Pet Peeve

Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:52 pm

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 serenely past, or the mountains of the Himalayas, but I'm not allowed to look at them  Yeah sure Last time I put the blanket over my head and tucked it onto the window so that I could, I might have looked daft but it sure was worth it  bigthumbsup 


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RE: Your InFlight Pet Peeve

Thu Nov 22, 2007 4:53 pm



Quoting Rampart (Reply 13):
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

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...  Wink ... it's been more than once that I've heard her cry out in pain on a flight because some complete idiot thought that reclining your seat requires you to throw your whole weight into the seatback at once...

Quoting Centrair (Reply 20):
- 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.)

... or those morons that give us the Nokia-jingle on switching on their cellphones while the thrust reversers are still deployed and the plane hasn't even left the runway... Yeah sure

Quoting Stickers (Reply 23):
People who sit in the wrong seats.

Amend that with the following: people who don't get the fact that the number and letter shown as their seat-number on their boarding pass corresponds with the number and letters above the seatrows: how often have I seen people with a single-digit seatnumber strolling through the plane while everyone was trying to find their seats, only to find out that when they've reached row 32 they don't automatically get transferred back to row 1...

And those people that consider it a necessity to start sorting their carryon bags, and coats, and handbags, and camera-equipment, and audio-equipment, and the pillow and blanket on their seat and whatever else they can locate while standing in the damn aisle, thus blocking everyone else that needs to get past them to reach their own seats...

Quoting Jgarrido (Reply 29):
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 seat.

Even worse: on a recent LX flight, the F/As - for a reason I have yet to get my head around - actually started turning ON reading lights in rows that were unoccupied...  confused  ... no idea what that was all about - and I was in desperate need of at least a couple of minutes of napping, yet they turned the plane into some kind of light-studio...

Quoting Jgarrido (Reply 29):
Flight attendants who, upon hearing the final "ding" announce "we've been cleared to land" even though we are 30 mins from touchdown. We _might_ be cleared for the approach, but definitely not cleared to land.

Or the F/As that annouce that we've just "left our cruising altitude" - while the descent started, noticably, more than 15 minutes earlier...  Wink

Quoting Kmh1956 (Reply 32):
Gum snappers.....if you must chew gum, just chew it....the snapping sound is unnecessary, and rude....and gross.

... and it gets worse: I've seen people putting their chewed out gum under their seats or even in the seat-pocket... yuck...

Quoting Kmh1956 (Reply 32):
Guys who pee all over the seats in the lav and don't have the decency to clean up after themselves....ewww.

... and, unfortunately, when they hit the seat, they usually hit the floor as well; even though I never use the lavatory without my shoes on, I prefer not to step into other people's p!$$ even with my shoes on...  vomit 
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RE: Your InFlight Pet Peeve

Thu Nov 22, 2007 9:24 pm



Quoting Kmh1956 (Reply 32):
It's a family holiday, for crap's sake. Deal with it.

What I meant was "It is the day before Thanksgiving, so there are kids everywhere.
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RE: Your InFlight Pet Peeve

Fri Nov 23, 2007 12:18 am

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!



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RE: Your InFlight Pet Peeve

Fri Nov 23, 2007 2:06 am



Quoting OzarkD9S (Reply 28):
Guess again. Regardless of the location (plane, restaurant, store etc...) your unaborted hellspawn is an insidious intrusion upon my attempt at a serene existance.

Ouch! but still hillarious. I hate the sound of the screaming baby but it is a nesacary evil of life for everyone.

Quoting Mauiman31 (Reply 33):
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 years, seat mates -- a women and one child, who curled up in their seat to sleep and in doing so pressed their bare dirty feet into my space and against me. And yes, I asked both to move their feet from my space. The young women was lovely about it, apologized and readjusted. The kid's mother (who I actually addressed about the issue) looked at me like I was insane for mentioning it, but made her son move.

A guy did that prior to departure in ENVOY on a US 330. I was disgusted. I hope he got warts or somthing from it.



For me. Babies defineately get to mer but I have a high tolerance for kids. My better half wants minimal 3 so I better.
Flight attendants that say things like we have been cleared to land (whether I am a passenger or working and hear them say it) and we are just dropping through 10K.

Passengers who call out V speeds from the cabin. I want to pull the attache magizine out and belt them on the head for ignorance.

Passengers who are abbusive to the inflight team. I do not hesitate to get up and say somthing to a passenger in cases like that if I am off duty and traveling in the cabin.
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RE: Your InFlight Pet Peeve

Fri Nov 23, 2007 3:41 am

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 children. The row behind me had the dad and two kids and the row behind that had the mom and two kids with the other two being across the aisle. The youngest child (Im gonna assume he was 3 or 4) was sitting behind me. Throughout the flight he yelled, screamed, copyied people, slammed his tray table up and down, kicked the back of my chair, and slammed the window shade up and down. I was getting so close to telling the dad to keep his kids under control. Later on, the flight attendant came around to collect garbage. When she came to the row behind me containing the dad and two kids, she told them that she had goodie bags to give to the children and guess what was in them.....CANDY!!! They were already buzzing up the walls and now they got their sugar fix. The lady next to me began to laugh and said "bet your having fun aren't you." She was a cool lady and I talked to her for the rest of the trip so that helped keep my mind off of the little brats behind me. Overall the flight was one of the most miserable flights Ive ever had (Although I'm not taking this out on American because they always treat me well and the goodie bags were a nice gesture).


So here are the peeves:
1) Annoying Children
2) People who close the window shade
3) Crying/Screaming babies
4) People who stuff garbage in the seat pocket in front of them
5) People who think they are more experienced at flying than I am when they aren't



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RE: Your InFlight Pet Peeve

Fri Nov 23, 2007 5:21 am

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 thing. I can't stand when my seatmate tries to take up the whole armrest (and more).
 
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RE: Your InFlight Pet Peeve

Fri Nov 23, 2007 6:50 am



Quoting StasisLAX (Reply 17):
Having my shoulder separated by the cart driven by a sadistic & pissed-off FA that plows up the aisle without warning.

you're in an aisle seat. that's your warning. keep your body out of the aisle.

Quoting WindowSeat (Reply 19):
- Flight attendants who go crop dusting

guilty.

Quoting WindowSeat (Reply 19):
- The flight attendant who gets on the PA and thinks he/she's performing for Saturday Night Live.

happiness and optimism is a choice. i suggest you try it.


my pet peeves:

-flight attendants who are rude to passengers for no reason
-passengers who are rude to flight attendants (which gives flight attendants a reason to be rude, therefore are exempt from number 1)
-passengers who try to argue when i enforce FARs
-passengers who violate carry-on restrictions
-NYC ATC
-the lav seat. its entirely too small to take a shit on. yet on transcons, what else are you going to do?
 
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RE: Your InFlight Pet Peeve

Fri Nov 23, 2007 6:52 am

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 of the people on this posting alone.

[Edited 2007-11-22 22:53:42]
 
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RE: Your InFlight Pet Peeve

Fri Nov 23, 2007 7:10 am



Quoting Kmh1956 (Reply 32):
That statement is so sad, it's almost funny. You poor dear......

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 to them where possible.
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RE: Your InFlight Pet Peeve

Sat Nov 24, 2007 3:55 am

My flight is tomorrow and I'm hoping that no one messes up this flight...
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RE: Your InFlight Pet Peeve

Sat Nov 24, 2007 6:44 am



Quoting LASOctoberB6 (Reply 45):
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 just have to wait and see!

Especially for my flight tomorrow - it's really quite late in the evening so I'm going to want to try to sleep for the second half of it - hope I can.
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RE: Your InFlight Pet Peeve

Sat Nov 24, 2007 9:07 am

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 over head bin there are some type of indent in them that seem to act like rails to hold onto when walking. But know one uses them. I hate it when Someone is almost touching my head because they cant keep their balance.
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RE: Your InFlight Pet Peeve

Sat Nov 24, 2007 12:58 pm

My next flight is on Christmas Eve what should I expect? The route STN-AGP with U2.
 
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RE: Your InFlight Pet Peeve

Sun Nov 25, 2007 4:18 am



Quoting Egmcman (Reply 48):
My next flight is on Christmas Eve what should I expect?

hahahahahaha Christmas Eve at EasyJet. Hell on Earth. My advice is watch 'Airline' Christmas special episodes in order to familiarise yourself with the likely kind of scenarios and fellow passengers you will face.

I certainly don't envy you.
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