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Started by angelico on Mar 17, 2022 10:02:19 AM
Stuff that pisses you right fucking off - travel edition

Four (4) quid to drop someone off at Liverpool John Lennon.


lammaMia - 17 Mar 2022 11:12:13 (#1 of 203)

Hotel neighbours who engage in headboard-banging activities with matching rhythmic vocal effects at freaking 3 in the morning.

TheVoiceOfReason - 17 Mar 2022 11:13:52 (#2 of 203)

People who can’t find their seat on an aeroplane. THEY’RE ORGANISED THE SAME WAY ON EVERY AIRCRAFT FFS.

tasselhoff - 17 Mar 2022 11:15:19 (#3 of 203)

Angelico, I get dropped off at the roundabout before you're ensnared in the four quid rip-off route and trundle up with my luggage for the 500m or so.

TheExcession - 17 Mar 2022 11:21:43 (#4 of 203)


'Right, we're going to design this building where people will be spending a lot of time.'

'Okay, so let's make the seats as hard as possible and make sure that everyone in the place is bombarded with repetitive and pointless announcements. Are we going to fill the place with duty free shops that stink the place out like a tart's boudoir?'

'Oh of course, and the toilets are specially designed to retain that ever present scent of "nervous flier" for all eternity.'


People who forget that the reason they're in the airport is to get on an aeroplane at a pre-arranged time that is displayed clearly on screens all over the complex and have to be called ten times until they remember to stop browsing the duty free shop whilst everyone on the plane waits and the crew idly wonder if they're going to have to request that the luggage be unloaded.

FleurDuMal - 17 Mar 2022 11:23:28 (#5 of 203)

Or idiots who arrive at the gate of a budget airline at the last minute, then whinge because they can't sit with their families.

browserbutton - 17 Mar 2022 11:26:12 (#6 of 203)

People who race to get off the plane first!

FleurDuMal - 17 Mar 2022 11:33:06 (#7 of 203)

Ummm ...

fogsake - 17 Mar 2022 11:34:04 (#8 of 203)

There's a culture of prepared unfriendliness that irks me. Some passengers seem determined that everyone is potentially some cliched pain in the arse who will bend their ear for a whole flight and find the most basic pleasantry from someone who they are going to be very much within the personal space of, trying to apportion armrests with for eight hours a trigger.

Tagyourit - 17 Mar 2022 11:38:54 (#9 of 203)

Airports are finely crafted machines designed to extract as much money out of travellers as possible, comfort and ease are a long way down the list of priorities.

lammaMia - 17 Mar 2022 11:38:57 (#10 of 203)

Airplane passengers with leaky headphones are bad enough. Why is it that most of them have awful taste even within the genre of pop music?

TheExcession - 17 Mar 2022 11:41:26 (#11 of 203)

The great airport mystery for me is: luggage shops, particularly luggage shops that are 'air side'.

Who gets to the airport, gets all the way through checking in and passport control and security and then thinks: 'Do you know what I should have brought with me? A suitcase! I've been carrying these armfuls of clothes around like an idiot!'

frantastic - 17 Mar 2022 11:44:09 (#12 of 203)

#6 - This. As soon as the plane stops taxiing they stand up and get their hand luggage then stand in the aisle for ten minutes whilst I sit in comfort smirking internally. They get off first, sure, but then have to wait at the carousel for their luggage.

browserbutton - 17 Mar 2022 11:49:34 (#13 of 203)

Me too -- I'm happy to be last off.

JennyRad - 17 Mar 2022 11:50:25 (#14 of 203)

If travelling hand-luggage only, it can be handy to get off quickly. If I've got checked luggage, though, I'm not rushing!

TheExcession - 17 Mar 2022 11:52:50 (#15 of 203)

I've been on long haul flights where people have brought on more hand-luggage than I checked into the hold. The result: half a plane load of people can't get off whilst they try and retrieve a 30kg case from the overhead locker.

TheVoiceOfReason - 17 Mar 2022 11:54:19 (#16 of 203)

#11: wheel or handle breaking en route?

TheExcession - 17 Mar 2022 11:57:59 (#17 of 203)

See that would make sense if they were before security or were airside and just sold hand luggage. These places sell giant cases and entire sets of luggage.

TheVoiceOfReason - 17 Mar 2022 11:59:42 (#18 of 203)

I have to admit I’ve wondered it too and that was the only use case I could come up with (after it happened to me!).

upgoerfive - 17 Mar 2022 12:05:30 (#19 of 203)

People who race to get off the plane first!

Then four paces after they've got through the plane door, they stop dead in the middle of the jetway, and out comes the phone ...

TheVoiceOfReason - 17 Mar 2022 12:07:36 (#20 of 203)

I have to admit I’m one of those “stand up straight away” types. I know there’s no real need but (a) it good to be standing after sitting for some time and (b) it just sort of feels as if something is happening, can’t explain it any better than that!

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