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30 Worst Decisions You Can Make On An Airplane

Tue Aug 18, 2015 2:37 pm

I think this article is pretty spot on


Some highlights:

Bring anything on board with garlic, onions, or fish

Taking stinky food on a plane is unconscionable. Not only will your seatmates be stuck smelling it while you eat, there are aftereffects to be considered.





Bring a carryon that you cannot personally lift into the overhead bin

There is no amount of charm that makes this the right thing to do. Unless someone in your party can lift your carryon overhead, check it.





Take Ambien for the first time

Or any other medication for that matter. It’s infinitely better to tough it out through a sleepless flight than to watch your Ambien alter ego dancing naked down the aisles next week on YouTube.






What airport is that in the pic?

http://www.yahoo.com/travel/30-worst...-make-on-a-plane-126886953787.html
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RE: 30 Worst Decisions You Can Make On An Airplane

Tue Aug 18, 2015 2:53 pm

Along those same lines....worst decisions an Air Traffic Controller can make:

1. Never try to beat a straight-in
 
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RE: 30 Worst Decisions You Can Make On An Airplane

Tue Aug 18, 2015 3:04 pm

Quoting jetblastdubai (Reply 1):
1. Never try to beat a straight-in

can you explain that in layman's terms ?

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RE: 30 Worst Decisions You Can Make On An Airplane

Tue Aug 18, 2015 3:06 pm

Quoting jetblue1965 (Reply 2):
can you explain that in layman's terms ?

If you have a plane flying a 'straight-in" approach, never ever try to put the plane that's on a downwind ahead of it.
 
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RE: 30 Worst Decisions You Can Make On An Airplane

Tue Aug 18, 2015 3:10 pm

I don't see "choose to fly ryanair" on the list anywhere.  
 
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RE: 30 Worst Decisions You Can Make On An Airplane

Tue Aug 18, 2015 3:34 pm

Or telling the FA that she's not the best thing you've seen today.   
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RE: 30 Worst Decisions You Can Make On An Airplane

Tue Aug 18, 2015 3:35 pm

I'm normally very skeptical about those 'internet lists' (especially on Yahoo), but thruth to be told; this really should've been printed and handed out with every boarding card. I completely agree with this list. It completely baffles me what passengers are doing nowadays (as seen on the facebook page Passenger Shaming)
 
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RE: 30 Worst Decisions You Can Make On An Airplane

Tue Aug 18, 2015 4:37 pm

Say I have have a bomb or take me to Cuba  
 
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RE: 30 Worst Decisions You Can Make On An Airplane

Tue Aug 18, 2015 4:59 pm

Quoting jetblastdubai (Reply 3):

When's the downside consequence of that ? Some wake turbulence ?
 
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RE: 30 Worst Decisions You Can Make On An Airplane

Tue Aug 18, 2015 5:10 pm

I had a friend whose grandmother brought a large jar of homemade fish sauce on board. Apparently she spoke little English, and security became so exasperated they let her take it on board. That would have been one hell of an awful flight if it had spilled.   
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RE: 30 Worst Decisions You Can Make On An Airplane

Tue Aug 18, 2015 5:11 pm

Quoting jetblue1965 (Reply 8):
When's the downside consequence of that ?

If it doesn't work out, there is no good "Plan B". Co-location is a bad word our business.
 
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RE: 30 Worst Decisions You Can Make On An Airplane

Tue Aug 18, 2015 5:16 pm

Quoting jetblastdubai (Reply 10):
If it doesn't work out, there is no good "Plan B". Co-location is a bad word our business.

ahhhh thanks for teaching me something new everyday =)
 
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RE: 30 Worst Decisions You Can Make On An Airplane

Tue Aug 18, 2015 6:55 pm

Quoting 727LOVER (Thread starter):
What airport is that in the pic?

http://www.yahoo.com/travel/30-worst...-make-on-a-plane-126886953787.html


Good question... maybe Macau? Also could be significantly photo-shopped.
 
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RE: 30 Worst Decisions You Can Make On An Airplane

Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:51 pm

Quoting jetblastdubai (Reply 1):
1. Never try to beat a straight-in

Unless it's a distinctive voice you remember that screwed you over recently... Then it's time for an educational vector  
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RE: 30 Worst Decisions You Can Make On An Airplane

Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:05 pm

Quoting 727LOVER (Thread starter):
What airport is that in the pic?

Is that not FNC with an Easyjet wingtip?
 
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RE: 30 Worst Decisions You Can Make On An Airplane

Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:19 pm

Have a hygiene failure

Flight time is the wrong time to try a new antiperspirant, rush to the airport without a shower, or skimp on laundry. The stinkiest travelers are usually the ones coming home from long tropical vacations.

I admit I might have been guilty of that one once. I was in Darwin, Australia on the last day of a long trip around the continent. I had to check out of my hostel in the morning, but my redeye flight back to Sydney didn't leave until late that night. So to kill time I rented a bicycle and rode the nice bike path they have along the coast. For those of you who've never been to Darwin, it's a very hot, humid, tropical city. As you might imagine, I worked up quite a sweat on that bike. And I had nowhere to take a shower. At the airport I found they actually had showers in the airside part of the terminal... except my towel and all my toiletries were in my checked bag. I seriously thought about buying a souvenir towel from the gift shop, except I still had no way to obtain soap, so I decided it wasn't worth it. I did, at least, have a long enough layover at SYD that I had time to take the train into the city, have lunch, and stop at a supermarket to purchase a towel and a bar of soap. So I did manage to get a shower at SYD and was only potentially smelly on the DRW-SYD flight.
 
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RE: 30 Worst Decisions You Can Make On An Airplane

Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:30 pm

Long ago I boarded a NW 727-051 at PHX. They delayed boarding until the last minute as the outside temp was over 100 degrees and there was no air conditioning support for the aircraft. They instructed us to make a run for our seats and put away our bags so the jet could push back as quickly as possible. So I did as I was told. And then a guy sat down in the aisle across from me, opened a can of tuna and began eating it. Eating tuna in a cabin that was mostly likely over 110 degrees!
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RE: 30 Worst Decisions You Can Make On An Airplane

Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:35 pm

Quoting 727LOVER (Thread starter):
Bring anything on board with garlic, onions, or fish

LOLOL too bad if you're sitting next to me out of YYZ, I usually grab a lox bagel (cream cheese, lox, red onion, capers, mustard) from Caplanksy's.
 
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RE: 30 Worst Decisions You Can Make On An Airplane

Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:40 pm

Great list...

I know someone who violated this rule by giving their toddler Benedryl for the first time on an ORD-Hawaii flight... worst 8 hours of his life (and maybe everyone else in the plane)... his son had the opposite reaction from the intended reaction...
 
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RE: 30 Worst Decisions You Can Make On An Airplane

Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:20 pm

Quoting bennett123 (Reply 7):
Say I have have a bomb or take me to Cuba

...especially to the person who has been awake the entirety of a 16 hour flight drinking water.
 
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RE: 30 Worst Decisions You Can Make On An Airplane

Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:35 pm

I would imagine choosing the wrong meal could be the worst decision possible.



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RE: 30 Worst Decisions You Can Make On An Airplane

Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:30 pm

Quoting 727LOVER (Thread starter):
Take Ambien for the first time

I always take an Ambien on my longhaul flights USA-Asia and back. The flight used to be exciting and a novelty, but after about the 5th or 6th round-trip, I just wanted to get there, so I would go to the local clinic and get a prescription for a few Ambien pills. Works like a charm, except when the first meal is served 2 hrs after departure, and the second meal is served 5 hrs after departure (looking at you, MU!).

I don't remember ever waltzing up and down the aisles naked though (though maybe it is a good thing I don't remember!).
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RE: 30 Worst Decisions You Can Make On An Airplane

Wed Aug 19, 2015 12:45 am

Keep your bare nasty feet out of the seatback pocket. Saw a lady using one as her personal foot rest. One, it's gross and two they're not meant to fold open like that. Another one, the view from the first class windows is the same as economy. Watched a guy come from economy ask the fellow in first if he could take a picture out his window and then preceeded to share his rendition of the grand canyon with the rest of the foks in first behind him.   
 
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RE: 30 Worst Decisions You Can Make On An Airplane

Wed Aug 19, 2015 1:41 am

Quoting gcb5196 (Reply 22):

Not entirely true. The wings/engines probably blocked the Grand Canyon from his seat hence the need to go to First Class.  

But to your point about the feet - not only that but when people take off their socks and stinks up the entire place. I'm sorry, we all know it's more comfortable but if your feet stinks you need to keep them inside your footwear or wash them with some good anti-bacterial soap. Had to endure 5-hours on a VX flight from SFO-JFK and literally ran to the bathroom after docking into the gate to throw up.


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RE: 30 Worst Decisions You Can Make On An Airplane

Wed Aug 19, 2015 1:59 am

Quoting bennett123 (Reply 7):

Well, the take me to Cuba has only been a problem in the U.S. and that is no longer true.

I would add almost anything you encounter flying into or out of Las Vegas. People that go to that hell hole tend to be rather stupid. I has a woman next to me revving her nail color in flight, a guy in a wife beater and dork shorts down to his flip flops and I believe he had not bathed in days, and, the weirdest was a guy who got on with a pizza that I am pretty sure was 36 inches in diameter. The last one makes me wonder who was watching this idiot get on. I will do everything possible when forced to fly commercial, to avoid Las Vegas as a transit airport.
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RE: 30 Worst Decisions You Can Make On An Airplane

Wed Aug 19, 2015 2:09 am

Reminds me of a flight I took to Ibiza for wedding and 2 women across from me had there legs across each other's laps. All I could think think was that if we had hit clear air turbulence they might have broken there legs and I would've been stuck listening to them scream
 
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RE: 30 Worst Decisions You Can Make On An Airplane

Wed Aug 19, 2015 2:16 am

Never, never down a can of hot Stag Chilli then board a flight from SYD-LAX...... 
 
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RE: 30 Worst Decisions You Can Make On An Airplane

Wed Aug 19, 2015 2:29 am

Quoting IMissPiedmont (Reply 24):

I'll take those trashy folks over a plane full of crying babies heading to MCO
 
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RE: 30 Worst Decisions You Can Make On An Airplane

Wed Aug 19, 2015 3:24 am

Quoting gcb5196 (Reply 22):
then preceeded to share his rendition of the grand canyon with the rest of the foks in first behind him.   

Which leads on to a similar heinous crime............. failure to keep quiet. No one else on the flight - neither your seat mate, nor the six other people within earshot of you, nor the flight attendants - really give a fcuk who you are, how funny you are, or how *great* you are to talk to and while away the hours with. Just sit down, shut up and speak only when spoken to.
 
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RE: 30 Worst Decisions You Can Make On An Airplane

Wed Aug 19, 2015 3:52 am

Quoting jetblue1965 (Reply 27):

In the last row of a DC-9-10 with the engine of the left and baby on the right. Yep, I have been in that position on a Delta flight from ORD to RDU. I think I blocked that one.
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RE: 30 Worst Decisions You Can Make On An Airplane

Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:27 am

Omg guys, I have never encountered weird stuff like that, phew -thank God- you have a big chunk of strange people in the U.S. No offense . I wish I never encounter stuff like that that would ruin my flight....
 
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RE: 30 Worst Decisions You Can Make On An Airplane

Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:52 am

I was about ten years old and flying CDG to MIA alone, and a man with dreadlocks sat next to me. There was no way he had showered within the last week--I can still remember the smell! Not only did he stink up the whole cabin, but he also took the window seat (which, as a plane-obsessed kid, I was not too thrilled about). Those were by far the worst ten hours I have ever spent on a plane.
 
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RE: 30 Worst Decisions You Can Make On An Airplane

Wed Aug 19, 2015 6:16 am

Quoting gcb5196 (Reply 22):
Another one, the view from the first class windows is the same as economy. Watched a guy come from economy ask the fellow in first if he could take a picture out his window and then preceeded to share his rendition of the grand canyon with the rest of the foks in first behind him

The guy might've been sitting directly over the wing in economy and therefore would have had a much inferior view out of his window?
 
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Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:58 am

Quote:
Your goal is to get from point A to point B. The crew’s job is to get you there safely. Sit down. Shut up. And let them do their jobs. Your rights basically end at wheels up.

Well, that sounds comforting.
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RE: 30 Worst Decisions You Can Make On An Airplane

Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:25 am

Quoting ardian (Reply 6):
(as seen on the facebook page Passenger Shaming)

That's an interesting group I've not heard of before. Thanks!
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RE: 30 Worst Decisions You Can Make On An Airplane

Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:41 am

No. 31: "I think I'll go to the bathroom and sneak a quick cigarette."
"Nothing ever happens here, " I said. "I just wait."
 
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RE: 30 Worst Decisions You Can Make On An Airplane

Wed Aug 19, 2015 1:45 pm

Lets also not forget the extremely obese people who refuse to accept the fact that they need two seats....
 
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RE: 30 Worst Decisions You Can Make On An Airplane

Wed Aug 19, 2015 1:50 pm

Quoting khpn (Reply 36):
Lets also not forget the extremely obese people who refuse to accept the fact that they need two seats....

i'm inclined to say that pax may be in violation of FAA safety regulations ... can't imagine how the other pax can deplane within the regulation time in an emergency when a pax blocks the aisle like that
 
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RE: 30 Worst Decisions You Can Make On An Airplane

Wed Aug 19, 2015 2:00 pm

Quoting LatAmFlyer (Reply 32):
The guy might've been sitting directly over the wing in economy and therefore would have had a much inferior view out of his window?

I understand that, but there are plenty of windows to choose from before and after the wing before you even hit first class. It's not like the windows are bigger up there.
 
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RE: 30 Worst Decisions You Can Make On An Airplane

Wed Aug 19, 2015 2:33 pm

By the way, if you all haven't already done so, you should check out the passenger shaming instagram. Totally gross, but also really funny.

Quoting hh65man (Reply 26):
Never, never down a can of hot Stag Chilli then board a flight from SYD-LAX...... 

Oh dear god! 
Quoting gcb5196 (Reply 22):
Keep your bare nasty feet out of the seatback pocket.

And off the bulkhead!
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RE: 30 Worst Decisions You Can Make On An Airplane

Wed Aug 19, 2015 4:40 pm

Quoting khpn (Reply 36):
Lets also not forget the extremely obese people who refuse to accept the fact that they need two seats....

Funny photo, but I'm guessing it was Photoshopped. The guys seems excessively tall too.

How would the cart get past him, or others in an emergency?
 
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RE: 30 Worst Decisions You Can Make On An Airplane

Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:20 pm

Quoting BoeingGuy (Reply 40):
Funny photo, but I'm guessing it was Photoshopped. The guys seems excessively tall too

Agree, also no seat belt extention would even fit that bulk.  
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