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2009-11-14 12:31:46 AM
fark you and your 20 minutes on a plane at the fkin departure gate.

there are idiots all around, and the people i find most annoying are the stuck up little shiats from BIGshiatCITY yelling into their blackberrys/iphones about how they have to wait in line to exit.

suck my cock, get a job where you are actually happy, and take your farking time.
 
2009-11-14 12:33:23 AM
rolladuck: Somebody didn't get their rum and Dramamine this evening.

Absent my dramatics, my argument is still correct.

The airlines created this mess in an attempt to gather more fees. You don't get charged a baggage fee if they have to check a "carry on" at the gate.

All they have done is encourage people to bring as much as possible to the gate instead of checking it.
 
2009-11-14 12:34:22 AM
I never understand why everyone rushes to get on the plane. Its like a lineup for Space Mountain, everyone pushing to be at the front, leaning over to see why the line isn't moving, and stampeding down the ramp onto the plane. I like to wait for final boarding call, stretch my legs out in the lounge one last time, and when the last couple people clear from the line, then get up and make my way down. 5 fewer minutes in that sardine can of a disease festering petri-dish is fine with me.

Still working on a good exit strategy though.
 
2009-11-14 12:34:22 AM
This shiat continues at the rental car counter, too. Imagine stumbling into Hertz after a 12 hour flight and finding that the person in front of you has to ask them about every. single. detail. about how the car rental process works.

/in this case it was "urban hicks."
 
2009-11-14 12:34:44 AM
Raddamant: The worst part of the whole experience was the plane was out of Pepsi

There will be a hilarious post about how this is actually a good thing within 5 posts. Well, there would have been. By observing it we've changed its quantum state.
 
2009-11-14 12:34:55 AM
KOOLmike: Just the hicks, eh, subracistmitter? Guess it's a good thing that porch monkeys, spics, and chinks who don't fly very often don't cause these same problems. Oh, and I know, "hick" is a term used to describe anyone who doesn't get out much, right? Just like the N-word is used to describe any ignorant person, right? Dickhead.

Obvious troll is obvious. By the way I'm glad you feel you can say all those but not the "n-word".

squeez cheez: A couple of these & you'll feel better.

www.phentamine.net

FTFY.
 
2009-11-14 12:34:56 AM
brigid_fitch: I stopped carrying on a bag years ago. When I fly, I have a medium-sized purse and a book--that's it. When that plane lands, I want to get the hell off. So, while the rest of you are struggling with shifted cargo in the overhead compartments, I'm halfway up the ramp. stuck in my seat for 45 goddam minutes waiting for all you rubes to lazily retrieve your crap from the overhead bins and corral your screaming brats before I can use the aisle to leave the plane.

FTFY
 
2009-11-14 12:35:27 AM
This goes for every person complaining in this thread about having to wait. I think it's funny that people are making you wait needlessly. The next time you are dealing with this at an airport, I want you to think of me laughing at you. Think of me laughing and pointing at you and mocking you. Have a nice day.
 
2009-11-14 12:35:54 AM
How about Joe douche-bag on his cell phone that takes 10 minutes to wrestle his bags out of the overhead bin using his only free hand, then proceeds to spend another few minutes arranging everything while 100 other people stand behind him and wait. It doesn't even occur to him that he's inconveniencing anyone else or maybe he just really doesn't care.

Oblivious people everywhere, not just newbies. You see them in the left lane on highways, standing in the middle of moving "walkways," taking forever to order at the coffee counter despite standing there 5 minutes staring at the menu board before it was their turn. They just don't give a rats ass about anyone but themselves. There is no one on this planet but them.

Stupid people annoy me, but it's the self righteous masters of the universe that really piss me off.
 
2009-11-14 12:36:32 AM
Mmmm_Hogfat: This shiat continues at the rental car counter, too. Imagine stumbling into Hertz after a 12 hour flight and finding that the person in front of you has to ask them about every. single. detail. about how the car rental process works.

/in this case it was "urban hicks."


I'm always stuck behind people debating themselves about whether or not to buy the insurance. You have car insurance, moran.
 
2009-11-14 12:41:01 AM
I've decided that the next time I fly I'm going to do it in a full '50s getup- dress, heels, gloves, and a hat if I can find it. maybe a scarf over my head will do.
I'll shove my blackberry and DS into a tiny purse and pull them out.

My only question is what to do with my valuables since I can't put them in my checked bag.
 
2009-11-14 12:42:24 AM
LOL at all the douchebags that think that are cool because they use public transportation often. Good work 'hicks'!
 
2009-11-14 12:44:21 AM
Arnold T Pants: LOL at all the douchebags that think that are cool because they use public transportation often. Good work 'hicks'!

LOL at all the douchebags who think that private airlines are public transportation. Good work 'moran'!
 
2009-11-14 12:44:54 AM
Life is pesky when you have to deal with all kinds of people...

I get annoyed by lots of things when I am grouped in with a bunch of people but I am attempting to find that zen place where I just let it go.

I was at the mall a few hours ago and the line was long. The friendly little check out girl just wanted to chitty chat with every customer. The first thought in my head was, shut the eff up and ring people up for Christ's sake you heehaw. Then I went to my happy place and used the time in line to list out the stuff I need to do tomorrow. I'm working on my patience and tolerance for other people's way of functioning. She was just being friendly (and slow...like molasses). /Cool story sis
 
2009-11-14 12:45:21 AM
belowner: rolladuck: Somebody didn't get their rum and Dramamine this evening.

Absent my dramatics, my argument is still correct.

The airlines created this mess in an attempt to gather more fees. You don't get charged a baggage fee if they have to check a "carry on" at the gate.

All they have done is encourage people to bring as much as possible to the gate instead of checking it.


I'm going to disagree. Maybe it has gotten a tad worse since the fees launched, but not much. I expected the scenario you describe to happen, but I just haven't seen it. Granted I only fly once a week so maybe my sample size it too small, but people have always tried to bring all their junk on-board instead of checking because they once heard that the airline lost their second cousin's bag in 1978 and she lost some valuable t-shirts and some toothpaste so they must never check anything.
 
2009-11-14 12:47:38 AM
"There's clearly a problem. The rules, as much as they exist, are rarely enforced," Miller said. "The only place where it's not a problem, in my experience, is in Europe, and that's because they actually enforce the rules.

You're kidding, right? Last time I checked, the freakin' airport in Buffalo...BUFFALO...got their knickers in a twist because I had two lighters (one in my pocket and one buried at the bottom of my purse that I failed to declare). No..the rules are RARELY enforced in the US, it's all the fault of those crazy Europeans.
 
2009-11-14 12:50:51 AM
drewkumo: LOL at all the douchebags who think that private airlines are public transportation. Good work 'moran'!

It's transportation for public use. It's public transportation, moron.
 
2009-11-14 12:51:23 AM
If I can't roll it and fit it in my one Züca it ain't going.
 
2009-11-14 12:53:12 AM
Earl of Chives: I expected the scenario you describe to happen, but I just haven't seen it.

Either you are lying, you work for the airlines, or you don't fly routes with tourists. All could be true, or only one of them could be true.

I fly twice a month from "destination" cities, which is airline bullshiat for high traffic areas, and the luggage people try to carry onto a plane has increased exponentially. Anything that even looks like a carry-on they will bring.
 
2009-11-14 12:53:40 AM
Check in is for people carrying weapons, alcohol items no longer permitted in carryon and people staying somewhere more than 3-4 days (depending on the person). I've check in a bag once in my last 15 trips and it was because of the alcohol I brought back.
 
2009-11-14 12:53:52 AM
I always check my bag and sit in the back of the airplane with the hopes of getting a window seat and nobody in the middle one.

And I really hate it when I have to wait for everyone ahead of me to get their crap out of the overstuffed overhead bins.

\that's what I get for being antisocial
 
2009-11-14 12:55:02 AM
bluehubcap: "There's clearly a problem. The rules, as much as they exist, are rarely enforced," Miller said. "The only place where it's not a problem, in my experience, is in Europe, and that's because they actually enforce the rules.

You're kidding, right? Last time I checked, the freakin' airport in Buffalo...BUFFALO...got their knickers in a twist because I had two lighters (one in my pocket and one buried at the bottom of my purse that I failed to declare). No..the rules are RARELY enforced in the US, it's all the fault of those crazy Europeans.


Carry on luggage rules. As in the size of and method of storage on the plane. Nothing whatsoever to do with TSA and your problems.
 
2009-11-14 12:55:06 AM
Arnold T Pants: It's transportation for public use. It's public transportation, moron.

Yeah just like a charter jet company is. Or a taxi is.
 
2009-11-14 12:57:57 AM
belowner: Earl of Chives: I expected the scenario you describe to happen, but I just haven't seen it.

Either you are lying, you work for the airlines, or you don't fly routes with tourists. All could be true, or only one of them could be true.

I fly twice a month from "destination" cities, which is airline bullshiat for high traffic areas, and the luggage people try to carry onto a plane has increased exponentially. Anything that even looks like a carry-on they will bring.


I think we are talking about two separate things. Maybe what they try to get on has increased, but actual luggage on the plane? Seems the same.
 
2009-11-14 12:58:55 AM
drewkumo: Yeah just like a charter jet company is. Or a taxi is.

No, it isn't just like for hire transportation, moron.
 
2009-11-14 01:01:19 AM
Come on, we all know it's airport security that's causing all the delays. The hicks are just scapegoats.


img.photobucket.com

What a hick may look like.
 
2009-11-14 01:01:29 AM
drewkumo: KOOLmike: Just the hicks, eh, subracistmitter? Guess it's a good thing that porch monkeys, spics, and chinks who don't fly very often don't cause these same problems. Oh, and I know, "hick" is a term used to describe anyone who doesn't get out much, right? Just like the N-word is used to describe any ignorant person, right? Dickhead.

Obvious troll is obvious. By the way I'm glad you feel you can say all those but not the "n-word".



Well, I'm glad that you're glad, but I think you took my post too much at face value. I merely used those terms to illustrate the double standard that exists with words like the one used by SUBASSHOLE. Sorry if you were offended, oh glad one...
 
2009-11-14 01:01:58 AM
Earl of Chives: Maybe what they try to get on has increased, but actual luggage on the plane? Seems the same.

I'll avoid the "all caps", but god farking dammit do I want to.

The luggage hasn't changed. The only thing that has changed is whether you check it or take it to the gate.

If you want to save money - you can bring anything to the gate. They just check it for free when you try to board the plane. No "first checked bag" fee.
 
2009-11-14 01:02:39 AM
You spend 3 days in Hawai'i wearing the same clothes as your bags slowly catch up to where you are, and you'll never check a bag again...

your superiority complex will not keep me from never checking my bags again... your crappy attitude will only get you more ignored as I sink deeper into the music on my mp3 player... it's my flight too, asshole
 
2009-11-14 01:03:02 AM
My last two trips were Kansas City to Nuremberg (via Detroit & Amsterdam) and KC to Washington DC (Reagan National, direct). Single standard sized carry-on and a briefcase both times. Carry-on in overhead, briefcase under seat in front of me. Pleasant flights.

The nice thing about starting in KC is that you can do the electronic check-in, get your boarding pass, and clear security in 10 minutes if you've got your stuff together. Under 5 minutes if you've got an early morning flight. Which means you can make an international transfer in Detroit with a 45 minute layover, with plenty of time to spare. Hell, you can unload a 747, clear passport control and customs, AND cross the entire Schiphol airport to make another connection in under an hour.

Basically, pick flights at inconvenient times, and start somewhere other than a jam-packed airport. You end up with a flight made up of mostly business travelers who know how to pack, know the security shenanigans, and know how to behave.
 
2009-11-14 01:03:24 AM
Arnold T Pants: No, it isn't just like for hire transportation, moron.

Alright I concede. It's more like, when people pay to get taken into space.

/actually its more like kodak film...heh heh heh
 
2009-11-14 01:04:01 AM
I may or may not be a hick (I don't feel qualified to judge myself on that front), but I don't cause delays for anyone else when I fly, even when I'm traveling with the kids. Especially then, really. We always wait until everyone else on and then board with our generally well-behaved but easily excitable offspring. When the flights over, we wait until everyone else is off. Of course, we always check everything but a small backpack of kid distractions, so that helps. Even when I'm traveling by myself, I prefer to finish an extra drink at the bar rather than rush to be first in my group to board.

/Come to think of it, I'd also rather have a few drinks at the bar when traveling with my kids
 
2009-11-14 01:04:47 AM
KOOLmike: Well, I'm glad that you're glad, but I think you took my post too much at face value. I merely used those terms to illustrate the double standard that exists with words like the one used by SUBASSHOLE. Sorry if you were offended, oh glad one...

I know how hard it is to be white and to be persecuted and discriminated against so I can relate.
 
2009-11-14 01:05:28 AM
Interestingly the quickest load to push-off I've experienced was a full 747 leaving Taipei. From the time they stated loading the plane to when they locked the door and started to roll away from the gate was under well under 30 minutes. And we were in the air less then 10 minutes after that. I think that one thing that helped and was something I had not seen is that they had two gateway bridges connecting to two doors on the plane. Some people were still putting stuff away in the overhead bins.
 
2009-11-14 01:06:04 AM
Britney Spear's Speculum: Check in is for people carrying weapons, alcohol items no longer permitted in carryon and people staying somewhere more than 3-4 days (depending on the person). I've check in a bag once in my last 15 trips and it was because of the alcohol I brought back.

I've actually been told that checking a weapon is the best way to ensure that your checked bag does not get lost, because they track that bag like crazy until it reaches its destination.

/have not tried this personally.
 
2009-11-14 01:06:57 AM
Karma Chameleon: Xanax & Scotch FTW

you might be the one holding everyone up when they find a non-breathing patient on the plane and have to make an emergency landing--it's hard to OD on benzos but not hard to OD on benzos and alcohol

just pick one or the other, they hit the same receptors
 
2009-11-14 01:08:53 AM
it's such a tragedy to be able to get to a destination in a tenth of the time it takes by car.

*pack up the conestoga, ma!*
 
2009-11-14 01:09:07 AM
The cell phone talkers are the worst. A lot of people don't realize they shout when they're on the phone -- and it's so awesome being crammed into a metal tube listing to some idiot shout his personal business to the entire plane while I'm trying to get by him to pull my bag down. Learn to text message - it's discreet and you won't risk getting pulled into a long phone conversation.

Years ago, before bluetooth headsets, I was waiting for a flight at John Wayne in CA. Crowded terminal. A lady sitting by the windows is talking to herself. Then laughing. Then pausing. Then laughing again. I look around to see if anyone else is seeing this. It continues for a couple of minutes. I think to myself "My God, that woman is crazy and I'm about to get on a flight with her." Then she brushed her hair back and I saw my first ever cell phone earpiece/microphone. Ha.
 
2009-11-14 01:10:45 AM
ArgusRun: Anyone familiar with the new Jet Blue terminal at JFK? I've got a trip up to Buffalo in a few weeks. Do the bars serve drinks in the morning?
Most of them will be closed, but there's one (I forget the name, blue something or other) that has a breakfast menu and yeah they'll serve up a beer or bloody mary / redeye if you ask politely.
 
2009-11-14 01:10:56 AM
While the airlines aren't technically public transportation due to their being private (if publicly traded) companies, with as much bailout money as they receive about every 5 years, they nearly qualify as public transportation.

And don't even get me started on the TSA, an actual government entity, letting you go through the short security line if you ponied up for a first class ticket. What the hell is up with that?
 
2009-11-14 01:11:10 AM
Oh, yea - forgot to say, the longest and worst were Eugene Oregon and Salt Lake City, both 737's with a third the passengers almost twice as long to load and launch.
 
2009-11-14 01:12:03 AM
Yugoboy: You spend 3 days in Hawai'i wearing the same clothes as your bags slowly catch up to where you are, and you'll never check a bag again...

your superiority complex will not keep me from never checking my bags again... your crappy attitude will only get you more ignored as I sink deeper into the music on my mp3 player... it's my flight too, asshole


I've only had a bag get temporarily lost once in all the years that I've flown, rough guess is at least 60 flights. The bag got delivered late that evening by a rather handsome young man. Of course, being in the continental U.S. probably made it easier to deliver the bag.
 
2009-11-14 01:13:14 AM
fotbr: Basically, pick flights at inconvenient times, and start somewhere other than a jam-packed airport. You end up with a flight made up of mostly business travelers who know how to pack, know the security shenanigans, and know how to behave.

My parents live in the middle of nowhere. Unfortunately that means a mandatory layover before reaching their regional airport. The awesome part is flying out of there. I've never waited in a security line even though there is only one baggage scanner. I haven't even waited behind one other person. There are 6 gates, only 3 ever seem to be in use, and the planes are small but never full. There's no stampede when boarding starts, no struggle for the overhead space, and it only takes a total of 5 minutes for everyone to board.
 
2009-11-14 01:15:05 AM
Bla bla bla bla blaaaa

You are freaking FLYING! Through the air! In a giant metal bird! You can get to China in less than 12 hours, instead of 2 years (with a very good chance of dying along the way).
Consider how freaking AMAZING that is next time you consider biatching.

/I'll bet you eat at McDonald's three times a week as you complain about airline food too.
 
2009-11-14 01:16:18 AM
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2009-11-14 01:16:46 AM
0Icky0: Bla bla bla bla blaaaa

You are freaking FLYING! Through the air! In a giant metal bird! You can get to China in less than 12 hours, instead of 2 years (with a very good chance of dying along the way).
Consider how freaking AMAZING that is next time you consider biatching.

/I'll bet you eat at McDonald's three times a week as you complain about airline food too.


You know what else is amazing? The wheel! Look at that thing! It's round and makes transporting stuff so much easier than it used to be.

/it's 2009
 
2009-11-14 01:18:24 AM
My first Blue-Tooth guy (in retrospect, he was likely a lawyer, given the building and the elevator-lobby that we both stood in) has to have been..what? 99 or 01'.

His loud rants at the tiles assured me, that I was standing next to a mad-man.

A superbly dressed mad-man.
 
2009-11-14 01:18:58 AM
If you're going to carry on your bag, please do this simple test:

Pick up your bag and lift it over your head...IF YOU CANNOT DO THIS, CHECK YOUR BAG.

I can't even begin to count the number of times I've had to skycap someone else's luggage for them because their bags were too heavy for them to lift.
 
2009-11-14 01:19:00 AM
fotbr: The nice thing about starting in KC is that you can do the electronic check-in, get your boarding pass, and clear security in 10 minutes if you've got your stuff together. Under 5 minutes if you've got an early morning flight. Which means you can make an international transfer in Detroit with a 45 minute layover, with plenty of time to spare. Hell, you can unload a 747, clear passport control and customs, AND cross the entire Schiphol airport to make another connection in under an hour.

Air Canada in Montreal lets you put your own luggage tags on. That shait is WEIRD.

/6:00am flights may suck, but goddamn is the airport empty.
//Flys too often. Also got to take a charter flight from Charlottetown "international". Packed a brick of lead in my stowed luggage by accident, which was the first time I screwed up anything in about 2 years
///My checked baggage was the same bag as the rest of my team used as carry on. I wanted to smack them for having it be too big to fit in the little sizing thingie.
 
2009-11-14 01:19:27 AM
I think my greatest pet peeve is the people who pack all sorts of shiat they know they can't carry on the plane, and then pretend they didn't know at security.

I can handle a few extra minutes getting on/off the plane, but holding up the security line because you're a dumbshiat really fires me up.

I actually heard a woman and her husband discussing all through the line that they just knew they'd get stopped (with full water bottles, big shampoo, etc), then they played innocent and dumb when the agent stopped them. It took forever for them to get everything out.
 
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