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2010-07-22 03:30:33 PM  
On my last flight I was seated next to this fairly attractive young black woman who must have washed her hair in feted goat viscera and used gear oil... I turned on the little air jet but it didn't help, I ended up chewing about half a pack of gum to help quell the stench.
 
2010-07-22 03:30:43 PM  
Party Boy: How do you feel about removing a function of the seat that the customer paid for in front of you?

They're using this function at your expense. It's a gamble that they and the airline are taking -- they allow reclining, hoping it won't infringe on your space (your space, not that of the person in front of you). If the person in back needs that space, too bad for the person who wants to recline.
 
2010-07-22 03:30:45 PM  
The Mad Fapper: Danger Mouse: It's the douche bags who are too farking cheap to chek a bag and insist on carrying on two large bags and stuffing them both in the overhead compartment.

That's right. I'm talking about you pin head. You know who you are and everyone else who checked thier bags, or went through the trouble to pack correclty think that you're a dick. A big fat smelly dick.

Sure. go ahead. give me some answer about how you travel all the time...blah blah blah....or how the airline lost your luggage...boo farking who. Fark you dick. or maybe you actualy think that you're an exception? Fark you luggage whore. You're a dick. I hate you.

Mark mny words. Carry on luggage will destroy this country. Destroy it I tell you!

FTFY



You're a two bagger, aren't you?

/knew it.
 
2010-07-22 03:30:55 PM  
AntiNorm: Kimothy: One of my personal pet peeves. What is with these people?

They think it'll be quicker and more convenient to just grab the bag on their way out. This is bullsh*t because it doesn't take but a few seconds to grab a backpack out of the overhead bin above your seat. If your bag is much bigger than that, you need to check it. If you don't like the fees, too bad.


I saw this happen on several flights. There was one, though, where the steward (yes, a guy) took control of the situation, and told three different people to put their bag above their own seat. One tried to argue with him, and he offered to have him escorted off the plane. :)

I almost applauded.
 
2010-07-22 03:30:59 PM  
Nakito: OK, I give up. Which one is rude and which one isn't?

Nugent. The seats reclining function is paid for by the customer.
 
2010-07-22 03:31:45 PM  
AntiNorm: Kimothy: One of my personal pet peeves. What is with these people?

They think it'll be quicker and more convenient to just grab the bag on their way out. This is bullsh*t because it doesn't take but a few seconds to grab a backpack out of the overhead bin above your seat. If your bag is much bigger than that, you need to check it. If you don't like the fees, too bad.


You people are idiots. It's much faster to clear the immediate aisle space and grab my bag on the way up, then all of us in the same row wait for each other to fish out our bags. Plus, there's no rule dude, and you definitely don't get to make one up.
 
2010-07-22 03:31:49 PM  
Danger Mouse: It's the douche bags who are too farking cheap to chek a bag and insist on carrying on two large bags and stuffing them both in the overhead compartment.

That's right. I'm talking about you pin head. You know who you are and everyone else who checked thier bags, or went through the trouble to pack correclty think that you're a dick. A big fat smelly dick.

Sure. go ahead. give me some answer about how you travel all the time...blah blah blah....or how the airline lost your luggage...boo farking who. Fark you dick. or maybe you actualy think that you're an exception? Fark you luggage whore. You're a dick. I hate you.


Mark mny words. Carry on luggage will destroy this country. Destroy it I tell you!


Your newsletter, send it to me.

/You should be allowed to carry-on one book. That's it.
 
2010-07-22 03:31:52 PM  
jehovahs witness protection: And don't you DARE call the stewardess a waitress.

Or "toots"...
 
2010-07-22 03:33:25 PM  
AntiNorm: Party Boy: How do you feel about removing a function of the seat that the customer paid for in front of you?

They're using this function at your expense. It's a gamble that they and the airline are taking -- they allow reclining, hoping it won't infringe on your space (your space, not that of the person in front of you). If the person in back needs that space, too bad for the person who wants to recline.


See, its not "your space" when the seat is reclined. The normal operation of the seat is to recline.
 
2010-07-22 03:35:25 PM  
I flew twice last year. That's it. I am one of those dorks who kindof enjoys it...I love airport people-watching and don't really mind the close quarters because I don't fly very far when I do. Hence, I am pretty damn cheerful during the whole ordeal. Never fails though, as pleasant as I try to be, I am treated rudely by airline personnell. Be it the counter folk, when I ask a question, the security people for putting my laptop in the wrong (unmarked) box, or flight attendants for asking about a blanket. I think they are programmed to think all travellers are evil little people and it doesn't enter their head that they might be exacerbating the problem.
 
2010-07-22 03:35:36 PM  
AntiNorm: Kim-Chi_and_Blaze: You can still dip on airplanes.

Most airlines ban smokeless tobacco, so no, you can't.


Well then I haven't been caught once in ten years. That works well enough for me.
 
2010-07-22 03:35:36 PM  
Killer Cars: H0llyw00d: its my damn seat, I paid for it, I can lean it back if I want to...

/all the other traits/habits are bad

If you're seated directly in front of me and decide to jerk your seat back when I have a full drink resting on the tray, you can expect me to roll up my copy of The Economist...actually, no, I'll keep that and roll up the Skymall in the seat pocket instead and perform a UMIA on you.


The seat reclines for a reason, idiot. Go for it.
 
2010-07-22 03:35:53 PM  
I fly way more than I would like to. recently I had 14 flights in 3 weeks. It sucks but if you pay more attention to what you are doing and as little as possible to the people around you as you can it makes it a lot easier. I put on headphones before I board and just try to ignore everyone as much as I can. I don't give a shiat if someone takes up all the overhead space or if someone wants to argue with the flight attendant. it's a few hours out of my life. Not a big deal. I think part of the problem is that people are such babies about everything.
 
2010-07-22 03:36:11 PM  
I myself like to Eat a 7-11 "Bomb" Burrito right before a flight.

I figure the ensuing fecal disaster that occurs in the bathroom helps get me over the madness of traveling with people who don't normally fly.



www.donmiguel.com

/Caliente
 
2010-07-22 03:36:19 PM  
Party Boy: See, its not "your space" when the seat is reclined. The normal operation of the seat is to recline.

Yes it is my space. Just because the "normal function" of the seat is to recline does not mean the space belongs to you.
 
2010-07-22 03:36:19 PM  
dk47: You people are idiots. It's much faster to clear the immediate aisle space and grab my bag on the way up, then all of us in the same row wait for each other to fish out our bags. Plus, there's no rule dude, and you definitely don't get to make one up.

Dick.
 
2010-07-22 03:37:24 PM  
I don't want to pay an extra $500 for first class. I just want to pay an extra $50 for 3 more inches of seat pitch. I will fly on the airline that offers me that option.
 
2010-07-22 03:37:58 PM  
Danger Mouse: The Mad Fapper: Danger Mouse: It's the douche bags who are too farking cheap to chek a bag and insist on carrying on two large bags and stuffing them both in the overhead compartment.

That's right. I'm talking about you pin head. You know who you are and everyone else who checked thier bags, or went through the trouble to pack correclty think that you're a dick. A big fat smelly dick.

Sure. go ahead. give me some answer about how you travel all the time...blah blah blah....or how the airline lost your luggage...boo farking who. Fark you dick. or maybe you actualy think that you're an exception? Fark you luggage whore. You're a dick. I hate you.

Mark mny words. Carry on luggage will destroy this country. Destroy it I tell you!

FTFY


You're a two bagger, aren't you?

/knew it.


Your mom's a two bagger!


Seriously though, I'm a 1 bagger, which is usually shared between my girfriend and I, and occasionally a laptop bag if it is a work-related trip. I know exactly what you mean about the crappy two-baggers. Here's a tip morans: when they say 1 carry-on and 1 "personal item", a personal item is not a full-size duffle bag that you have around your arm and call your "purse."

Just last month I was on a trip to Atlanta from Seattle, and it's lucky I boarded early enough, because by the time about half the people got on board ALL of the overhead bins were full and they were requiring people to check their bags. Someone even rolled on that flight with a full-size (26" IIRC) suitcase, expecting to put it up top. Farkers.
 
2010-07-22 03:38:12 PM  
Ben Enya: 7-11 "Bomb"

back in the golden age of flying, passengers didn't crash the planes

/7-11truth
 
2010-07-22 03:38:20 PM  
am1980: I fly way more than I would like to. recently I had 14 flights in 3 weeks. It sucks but if you pay more attention to what you are doing and as little as possible to the people around you as you can it makes it a lot easier. I put on headphones before I board and just try to ignore everyone as much as I can. I don't give a shiat if someone takes up all the overhead space or if someone wants to argue with the flight attendant. it's a few hours out of my life. Not a big deal. I think part of the problem is that people are such babies about everything.

THIS. Sit down, shut up, wait.
 
2010-07-22 03:38:34 PM  
Nakito: I don't want to pay an extra $500 for first class. I just want to pay an extra $50 for 3 more inches of seat pitch. I will fly on the airline that offers me that option.

United provides that service for about $39. Get the bulkhead. It's great.
 
2010-07-22 03:38:37 PM  
I think it's just that people in general have become mush more inconsiderate of each other, but it's more noticeable when you're all crammed in a tin can together trying to get to point B. Most places, when people start to act up you have more options to get away from them or distract yourself.
 
2010-07-22 03:38:41 PM  
AntiNorm: Party Boy: See, its not "your space" when the seat is reclined. The normal operation of the seat is to recline.

Yes it is my space. Just because the "normal function" of the seat is to recline does not mean the space belongs to you.


It is not your space. It is the normal function of the seat.

What you are doing, in fact, is removing a function of the seat from the customer in front of you.

Fat people pay for two seats.
Tall people, or people that require more space arent supposed to take more space at the expense of other paying customers.
 
2010-07-22 03:38:45 PM  
ShillinTheVillain: When people are fighting to pay bottom dollar, they really shouldn't expect top-dollar service. I'm just happy if I don't get a screaming baby or the middle aged guy who starts making up lies about what a jet-setter he is for his high-profile job in hopes of impressing the college girl next to him.

i171.photobucket.com
 
2010-07-22 03:39:01 PM  
Nakito: I don't want to pay an extra $500 for first class. I just want to pay an extra $50 for 3 more inches of seat pitch. I will fly on the airline that offers me that option.

Frontier.
 
2010-07-22 03:39:28 PM  
Gordian Cipher: Excen: But you could farking SMOKE on an airplane.

Ever been on an old airplane that was used for smoking flights?

There's a thin yellow film of nicotine covering the walls. Yummy.

/and you thought the fat dude next to you was disgusting



On a lesser positive note, it was easier to find air leaks in the fuselage.

/Told to me by a Boeing engineer.
 
2010-07-22 03:39:34 PM  
The Mad Fapper: ALL of the overhead bins were full and they were requiring people to check their bags.

when they started to charge for checked baggage, what did they think would happen?
 
2010-07-22 03:40:13 PM  
dk47: Nakito: I don't want to pay an extra $500 for first class. I just want to pay an extra $50 for 3 more inches of seat pitch. I will fly on the airline that offers me that option.

Frontier.


word.
 
2010-07-22 03:40:22 PM  
Pocket Ninja: The best are those flights where you and the passenger seated beside you never once acknowledge or even look at each other during the entire 3-hour flight but spend the entire duration locked in a grim and silent struggle for the armrest.

Once again, the rules of the urinal apply in all situations.
 
2010-07-22 03:40:29 PM  
There was not one newsworthy sentence in that article.
 
2010-07-22 03:40:46 PM  
AntiNorm: Kim-Chi_and_Blaze: You can still dip on airplanes.

Most airlines ban smokeless tobacco, so no, you can't.


I had some snobby b*tch try to tell me I couldn't do it while I was flying home from Iraq. It was a pouch and I wasn't even spitting. Stupid coont.
 
2010-07-22 03:40:58 PM  
dk47: The seat reclines for a reason, idiot. Go for it.

Yes, being fully aware that the stewardess just served drinks to the row behind you is the best time to recline your seat.

Granted, if you do it slowly it won't be a problem. Most people just *jerk* the thing back though with no regard apparently for what is behind them. The best time to do it? As soon as well sit the f*ck down on the plane.
 
2010-07-22 03:41:27 PM  
"We're all human, but you're stuck in a tube with somebody for four hours and they have the audacity to think it's OK to let it loose."

OK, I can hold it for about the duration of an elevator ride, but 3 hours in a plane? Are there people who can hold their farts for 3 hours?
 
2010-07-22 03:41:50 PM  
Party Boy: people that require more space arent supposed to take more space at the expense of other paying customers.

This is EXACTLY what you are doing when you recline into my space.
 
2010-07-22 03:42:04 PM  
Killer Cars: dk47: The seat reclines for a reason, idiot. Go for it.

Yes, being fully aware that the stewardess just served drinks to the row behind you is the best time to recline your seat.

Granted, if you do it slowly it won't be a problem. Most people just *jerk* the thing back though with no regard apparently for what is behind them. The best time to do it? As soon as well sit the f*ck down on the plane.


I'll give you that. Also, on the third time you ask your kid nicely to quit slamming down the tray, it's time for you to stop being nice.
 
2010-07-22 03:42:54 PM  
Killer Cars: As soon as well sit the f*ck down on the plane.

err... "as soon as we all..." is what I meant.
 
2010-07-22 03:42:59 PM  
medius: The Mad Fapper: ALL of the overhead bins were full and they were requiring people to check their bags.

when they started to charge for checked baggage, what did they think would happen?


Exactly. While some people will adapt, the vast majority (infrequent travellers) will still insist on bringing everything they can on their trip.
 
2010-07-22 03:43:18 PM  
I don;t mind when the person in front reclines, but half the time, instead of just gently reclining they feel the need to slam their entire body weight back with all of their might at a mile a minute. Then, they proceed to repeatedly slam back again every few minutes. I can adjust my legs to compensate for the recline, but not for repeated rapid buffets with no warning. By the time I get where I'm going I can barely walk to the gate.
 
2010-07-22 03:43:34 PM  
Killer Cars: dk47: The seat reclines for a reason, idiot. Go for it.

Yes, being fully aware that the stewardess just served drinks to the row behind you is the best time to recline your seat.

Granted, if you do it slowly it won't be a problem. Most people just *jerk* the thing back though with no regard apparently for what is behind them. The best time to do it? As soon as well sit the f*ck down on the plane.


all seats and trays must be in their full upright locked position for take off... No reclining until 30,000 ft.
 
2010-07-22 03:43:35 PM  
AntiNorm: Party Boy: people that require more space arent supposed to take more space at the expense of other paying customers.

This is EXACTLY what you are doing when you recline into my space.


When you bought the ticket, you know that the function of your seat is to recline. The function of the seat in front of you also reclines.

For you to, selfishly, have more room, you are doing it at the expense of the paying customer in front of you.

What you need to do is pay for that room on another carrier, buy a business class ticket, etc.
 
2010-07-22 03:44:44 PM  
ihatedumbpeople: I was watching Home Alone with my little boy the other day...nothing beats Netflix streaming on a rainy day...anyway, I had to laugh in the scene where the adults in the family are in first class, eating what looks like a large meal complete with real crystal S/P shakers, asking for free wine, etc..

ah...the good ol' days...before you paid $50 for a ticket but $450 in mostly unavoidable fees.


Well, you still get large meals (I can only eat so much) and free wine in first class (including domestic). Super Saver Economy Family Pack Plus is, of course, miserable.
 
2010-07-22 03:44:45 PM  
Party Boy: AntiNorm: Party Boy: people that require more space arent supposed to take more space at the expense of other paying customers.

This is EXACTLY what you are doing when you recline into my space.

When you bought the ticket, you know that the function of your seat is to recline. The function of the seat in front of you also reclines.

For you to, selfishly, have more room, you are doing it at the expense of the paying customer in front of you.

What you need to do is pay for that room on another carrier, buy a business class ticket, etc.


Or just recline your own seat. Problem solved.
 
2010-07-22 03:45:11 PM  
He's right about the seat recliner in front of you. I do that too, though not really by choice. I fly Porter when I can, but on a standard plane my thighbones take up every last inch of space between my seat and his, and that guy in front of me just won't be reclining.

People just give up when it won't go back. What are they going to do, demand I shrink? Yet people on Fark blast me for this every damn time.
 
2010-07-22 03:45:30 PM  
I was on a flight recently where the recline function was broke.

It was sliding around all the time.

I made sure to tell the person behind me that I would try to control it as best I could, warned him when I was getting up, etc.
 
2010-07-22 03:46:38 PM  
It would be nice if they boarded the back of the plane first, window seats, followed by middle and then aisle.
 
2010-07-22 03:47:34 PM  
mciann: OK, I can hold it for about the duration of an elevator ride, but 3 hours in a plane? Are there people who can hold their farts for 3 hours?

I was wondering this myself. I mean, 120 seconds in the office is one thing. 120 minutes to New York is another. I think it would come out my ears.
 
2010-07-22 03:47:38 PM  
dk47: Party Boy: AntiNorm: Party Boy: people that require more space arent supposed to take more space at the expense of other paying customers.

This is EXACTLY what you are doing when you recline into my space.

When you bought the ticket, you know that the function of your seat is to recline. The function of the seat in front of you also reclines.

For you to, selfishly, have more room, you are doing it at the expense of the paying customer in front of you.

What you need to do is pay for that room on another carrier, buy a business class ticket, etc.

Or just recline your own seat. Problem solved.


That too. Whatever or however the person behind me feels they need to operate their seat is cool. I;m not going to dictate to another paying customer what they absolutely must do. I didnt pay for their ticket.
 
2010-07-22 03:47:40 PM  
ShillinTheVillain: AntiNorm: Kim-Chi_and_Blaze: You can still dip on airplanes.

Most airlines ban smokeless tobacco, so no, you can't.

I had some snobby b*tch try to tell me I couldn't do it while I was flying home from Iraq. It was a pouch and I wasn't even spitting. Stupid coont.


If someone complains to me I stop. What I've noticed though is that it is always women that complain and no one has ever complained while I am in first class oddly enough.

/A little tip, if your going to be spitting buy a plastic coke bottle with the scew on top. Drink half the coke and then start dipping. No one seems to notice that like they would a clear water bottle full of chew spit.
 
Pav
2010-07-22 03:48:17 PM  
When I get on a plane the only way its bearable is if I put my seat back. I put it back the second they allow me to and I only put it up when I'm about to land.

I almost came to blows with an Irish man about this. He wanted me to put my seat up during his dinner even though I wasn't having dinner and the guy in front of me was sleeping with the seat down. The flight attendant had to get involved and I won.

If you think your going to stop me from putting my seat down with your knees think again. If it doesn't go down I'll get on my knees on the seat and look over the back to see whats goin on. If I see what your doing you will stop.

Trust me. You will.
 
2010-07-22 03:48:20 PM  
jehovahs witness protection: And don't you DARE call the stewardess a waitress.

Is calling her "yo, sweetie" OK?
 
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