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July 31, 2006

Travel IQ Test

I am surprised each time I travel by how much someone's IQ drops when they are boarding a plane.

Why is it necessary to be talking on your cell phone while BOARDING the plane? And I mean holding the phone, dragging two carry on bags and having a full blown conversation with someone. Those 5 minutes on the phone are not going to save the world, get off!

Why bring a full size pillow on the plane. I would consider leaving this one alone if we were going to, say, EUROPE on a 14 hour flight. But we're not. We are flying 2 flippin' hours, in the middle of the day. I think you can live without your slobber stained pillow for that short duration.

Do not get mad at the stewardess when she tells you that you cannot hold your kid in your lap in the exit row. I swear, if your kid gets in the way of me exiting the plane when plummeting to our death.... Stop arguing and pass the kid up to the woman that couldn't keep her legs closed 2 years ago. A matter of fact, why aren't you sitting up there with her? Go help the woman out. You obviously weren't scared to be next to her 2 years ago.

When in a large group, it is not a contest to see who got closest to the 50lb checked bag limit without going over. After your bag has been tagged, do not proceed to put your bag back up on the scale to see your score.

I'm cool with there being 1st class...I have no problems with that. I've never sat in first class, but I really don't care. I don't even care that they board first even though they are at the front of the plane. But can we wait to serve them drinks until everyone boards or before all the coach people board. This is why flights are always delayed. It takes forever to board because the stewardess' are in the aisle pouring drinks for everyone in first class while we seek our seat from the distance.

And those that think if they run to the baggage carousel will get their luggage first....Guess What??? Our baggage all flew over on the same fricken plane! And for running me over when hurdling to the baggage terminal...I hope your luggage is still at your departure city, in a whole other city, or at least the last fricken bag that had water steadily leaking on it.

Posted by Sissy at July 31, 2006 10:16 PM | TrackBack

I like the folks who as soon as you land have to get stand in the isle. Like they are departing any faster. I realize the tall folks need to stretch but most of the people are just impatient.

Posted by: Morrigan at August 1, 2006 08:55 AM

Don't forget the folks who upon landing turn on their phones check and reply to messages while waiting to deplane. If they're so fucking important why are they flying coach.

Posted by: spurs at August 2, 2006 02:50 PM

Even better are the ones that not only have to stand up as soon as the plane lands and gets to the gate but the ones that stand up and proceed to move forward past their seat - I don't care if you have a screaming baby hanging off of your hip - you aren't getting in front of me to get off the damn plane! Wow, I don't miss traveling at all....

Posted by: Napster at August 2, 2006 04:11 PM

We are looking forward (?) to a flight in November with a newborn and a 2 year old. Other than boarding first to get the car seat strapped in- and leaving daddy out in the lobby to board last so the little one can expend her energy- I like to think we are courteous fliers. We exit last because we have all the stuff and we stand back from the luggage carousel because I don't want the little one getting trampled by people who "must have their bags NOW!!"

Posted by: Jody at August 7, 2006 07:22 PM