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2012-05-01 09:28:10 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: cig-mkr: Just buy the adjoining seats and you can lie down for the trip, and you don't have to interact with anyone.

International business class has lay-flat seats. Each seat is positioned at a diagonal with a wall separating each row.

It's very nice. The reading light and power outlets are a nice touch.


Sweet, beats traveling cattle car.
 
2012-05-01 09:30:04 PM  

cig-mkr: AverageAmericanGuy: cig-mkr: Just buy the adjoining seats and you can lie down for the trip, and you don't have to interact with anyone.

International business class has lay-flat seats. Each seat is positioned at a diagonal with a wall separating each row.

It's very nice. The reading light and power outlets are a nice touch.

Sweet, beats traveling cattle car.


I sometimes ask myself what I ever did without these seats. Then I laugh and have another glass of champagne and fart in the general direction of Economy.
 
2012-05-01 09:31:44 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: cig-mkr: Just buy the adjoining seats and you can lie down for the trip, and you don't have to interact with anyone.

International business class has lay-flat seats. Each seat is positioned at a diagonal with a wall separating each row.

It's very nice. The reading light and power outlets are a nice touch.


Costs an absolute bomb for those of us travelling on our own dime. :( As much as I love luxury, it's just not worth if it the money's coming out of my own pocket. Plus, what would I biatch about later?
 
2012-05-01 09:36:46 PM  
I'm surprised no one has mentioned that the TSA could use this to pretty definitively associate social media profiles with an actual person, and store that information permanently for other uses by the government.
 
2012-05-01 09:41:22 PM  

Jument: AverageAmericanGuy: cig-mkr: Just buy the adjoining seats and you can lie down for the trip, and you don't have to interact with anyone.

International business class has lay-flat seats. Each seat is positioned at a diagonal with a wall separating each row.

It's very nice. The reading light and power outlets are a nice touch.

Costs an absolute bomb for those of us travelling on our own dime. :( As much as I love luxury, it's just not worth if it the money's coming out of my own pocket. Plus, what would I biatch about later?


LOL. This.

But once you fly a handful of times and accumulate enough miles, you get those upgrades pretty quickly.

Look at me. I am flying in business class. Do you want to be like me?
 
2012-05-01 09:53:05 PM  

VibroCount: MrEricSir: I don't give a fark who I sit next to, as long as there are no babies on the plane that farkING SCREAM FOR 14 HOURS STRAIGHT GODDAMN IT.

/had to get that off my chest
//happens every farking time I get on a plane

I've been on many flights where infants were passengers. I have never had one cry for more than 20 minutes. It's you. They are screaming because you are there. It's not them, nor their parent(s). Stay off any plane I'm on, please.


Agreed. I fly about once a week. I cannot recall more than one or two occasions over twenty years where a child created any kind of disturbance at all.

Now that I have kids I bring them along once in a while. Thats both domestic and international.

The only problem children causing issues on those flights were adults biatching about the kids. Sometime violently. (arrested once we landed kind of violence)

I certainly cannot say kids are never a problem in the air but for some strange reason I never get to witness this phenomenon that seems to strike nearly every time other people board a plane.
 
2012-05-01 09:56:32 PM  

Contents Under Pressure: Ya know, I think I could be wildly popular if I did this:

Middle aged lady who:

Is travelling without a child.
Knows how to stow luggage.
Took a shower this morning.
Wants to quietly read a book or knit.
Only takes up one seat, not two.

Not every traveler wants a celeb or a pick-up. Sometimes they just want to be left the hell alone.


How you doin'
 
2012-05-01 10:07:25 PM  

T.M.S.: I certainly cannot say kids are never a problem in the air but for some strange reason I never get to witness this phenomenon that seems to strike nearly every time other people board a plane.


On my last flight, LAX to Phoenix, the little bastard sitting behind me unlatched his tray and started banging on it. Grandma thought he was being cute. I turned around and asked her to have him stop. She gave me a dirty look but complied.
This is Fark. You're going to get a bunch of people complaining here because they couldn't work up the nerve to say anything at the time.
 
2012-05-01 10:16:00 PM  
The insanity of people and the "social media" thing never ceases to amaze me.


People are idiots.
 
2012-05-01 10:17:23 PM  
Will the entire passengers and crew mock and laugh at the person who is picked last? I'm reliving 3rd grade kickball right now......0_0
 
2012-05-01 10:24:07 PM  
What would be the optimal profile for getting an open seat next to you? Couldn't get too obvious, and wouldn't want to spend 4 hours on it unless you were a frequent flyer.
 
2012-05-01 10:26:19 PM  
I'm thinking ... handjob. Recieving a handjob, on the plane, under a blanket, given by a brunette with piercings, short hair and a twinkle in her eye.

I would just lean back and enjoy the flight. Hell, I'll pick the middle seat. Heaven, I'll be in.
 
2012-05-01 10:27:26 PM  

BMFPitt: What would be the optimal profile for getting an open seat next to you? Couldn't get too obvious, and wouldn't want to spend 4 hours on it unless you were a frequent flyer.


I'd go for the low-key hint, such as liking the National Tourette Syndrome Association, Inc. Facebook fanpage.
 
2012-05-01 10:31:23 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Jument: AverageAmericanGuy: cig-mkr: Just buy the adjoining seats and you can lie down for the trip, and you don't have to interact with anyone.

International business class has lay-flat seats. Each seat is positioned at a diagonal with a wall separating each row.

It's very nice. The reading light and power outlets are a nice touch.

Costs an absolute bomb for those of us travelling on our own dime. :( As much as I love luxury, it's just not worth if it the money's coming out of my own pocket. Plus, what would I biatch about later?

LOL. This.

But once you fly a handful of times and accumulate enough miles, you get those upgrades pretty quickly.

Look at me. I am flying in business class. Do you want to be like me?


Um....can I think about that for a while?
 
2012-05-01 10:33:25 PM  

MrEricSir: Feels like it... though to be honest I haven't taken a 2 hour flight in years. Hardly seems worth the hassle of the airport to spend a mere 2 hours on a plane.


Yes, because I'd *much* rather spend 10 hours in a car the next time I have to travel up to Raleigh for work, than spend a mere 2 hours in a plane...

/agree on the baby thing
//happens to me all the time on those 2 hour flights
 
2012-05-01 10:37:46 PM  

T.M.S.: VibroCount: MrEricSir: I don't give a fark who I sit next to, as long as there are no babies on the plane that farkING SCREAM FOR 14 HOURS STRAIGHT GODDAMN IT.

/had to get that off my chest
//happens every farking time I get on a plane

I've been on many flights where infants were passengers. I have never had one cry for more than 20 minutes. It's you. They are screaming because you are there. It's not them, nor their parent(s). Stay off any plane I'm on, please.

Agreed. I fly about once a week. I cannot recall more than one or two occasions over twenty years where a child created any kind of disturbance at all.

Now that I have kids I bring them along once in a while. Thats both domestic and international.

The only problem children causing issues on those flights were adults biatching about the kids. Sometime violently. (arrested once we landed kind of violence)

I certainly cannot say kids are never a problem in the air but for some strange reason I never get to witness this phenomenon that seems to strike nearly every time other people board a plane.


I heard having kids numbs you to the reality of how deathly annoying your spawn actually is to the rest of the world
 
2012-05-01 10:39:09 PM  
You guys are nuts. You're vanishingly unlikely to find a girlfriend or even a hookup on a flight. I don't want a date, I want to go to Phoenix with as little hassle as possible.

The correct strategy is to self-report as a 400 pound chronically flatulent sex offender with a pathological fear of flying and hope no one takes the middle seat.
 
2012-05-01 10:54:46 PM  
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2012-05-01 10:57:27 PM  
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Choose all you want you poor saps! The Super-Huge Morbidly Obese Guy That Smells Like Rotting Bologna is still gonna sit next to you. Possibly even ON you.
 
2012-05-01 11:00:43 PM  
I was on a flight from Vegas to Seattle and seated next to me was, as I discovered, a kinda cute, very giggly, slightly chunky girl who turned out to be a porn actress named Emma Heart. She still had an adult entertainment convention laminate on her sweater. She smelled like spoiled milk for some damn reason. I am not kidding. Nice girl, bad complexion and with a really odd odor. We talked about her job for about 3 minutes and about how much LA sucks for the rest of the flight. No sex talk, no mile high club and no I didn't get her number. I get asked the same questions every single time I have ever told this story.
 
2012-05-01 11:12:56 PM  

Skr: Reminds me of that "win a Chance to be on Virgin's First Spaceflight and sit near a Super Model!" thing that was going on. Hrmm being subjected to bad gas on a flight is fairly bad, not sure you could place yourself far enough from The Man Who Ate Curry for it to matter.


.

What is that, the title of a book, that you capitalized the first letter in each word of The Man Who Ate Curry?
 
2012-05-01 11:25:41 PM  

cig-mkr: Just buy the adjoining seats and you can lie down for the trip, and you don't have to interact with anyone.


I have the Southwest companion pass. I have a "companion" and even when she couldn't go I'd get her a ticket, check her in, etc. No matter what, there was always an extra seat on the plane, and I always make sure it's next to me.

It works. Makes flying a lot less of a headache.
 
2012-05-01 11:25:47 PM  

derplicious: T.M.S.: VibroCount: MrEricSir: I don't give a fark who I sit next to, as long as there are no babies on the plane that farkING SCREAM FOR 14 HOURS STRAIGHT GODDAMN IT.

/had to get that off my chest
//happens every farking time I get on a plane

I've been on many flights where infants were passengers. I have never had one cry for more than 20 minutes. It's you. They are screaming because you are there. It's not them, nor their parent(s). Stay off any plane I'm on, please.

Agreed. I fly about once a week. I cannot recall more than one or two occasions over twenty years where a child created any kind of disturbance at all.

Now that I have kids I bring them along once in a while. Thats both domestic and international.

The only problem children causing issues on those flights were adults biatching about the kids. Sometime violently. (arrested once we landed kind of violence)

I certainly cannot say kids are never a problem in the air but for some strange reason I never get to witness this phenomenon that seems to strike nearly every time other people board a plane.

I heard having kids numbs you to the reality of how deathly annoying your spawn actually is to the rest of the world


You heard wrong. At least in my case. It is possible to raise "low impact" kids.
 
2012-05-01 11:48:26 PM  

Gyrfalcon: AverageAmericanGuy: Jument: AverageAmericanGuy: cig-mkr: Just buy the adjoining seats and you can lie down for the trip, and you don't have to interact with anyone.

International business class has lay-flat seats. Each seat is positioned at a diagonal with a wall separating each row.

It's very nice. The reading light and power outlets are a nice touch.

Costs an absolute bomb for those of us travelling on our own dime. :( As much as I love luxury, it's just not worth if it the money's coming out of my own pocket. Plus, what would I biatch about later?

LOL. This.

But once you fly a handful of times and accumulate enough miles, you get those upgrades pretty quickly.

Look at me. I am flying in business class. Do you want to be like me?

Um....can I think about that for a while?


Here is a picture of me on my yacht with several lovely girls in bikinis.

www.infomercial-hell.com

/hot like butts of pretty girls
 
2012-05-01 11:54:59 PM  

Contents Under Pressure: Ya know, I think I could be wildly popular if I did this:

Middle aged lady who:

Is travelling without a child.
Knows how to stow luggage.
Took a shower this morning.
Wants to quietly read a book or knit.
Only takes up one seat, not two.

Not every traveler wants a celeb or a pick-up. Sometimes they just want to be left the hell alone.


This please. I don't even care that you're a lady. Any person who fits these parameters is my ideal seatmate.
 
2012-05-01 11:56:17 PM  

xaldin: Contents Under Pressure: Ya know, I think I could be wildly popular if I did this:

Middle aged lady who:

Is travelling without a child.
Knows how to stow luggage.
Took a shower this morning.
Wants to quietly read a book or knit.
Only takes up one seat, not two.

Not every traveler wants a celeb or a pick-up. Sometimes they just want to be left the hell alone.

Could I convince you to sit next to me on say every flight I have to ever take? Seriously among the heavy business travelers I imagine that'd be about their pick of preferred traits.


Although I gotta say, it would get pretty strange if you sat next to her on every flight for years and years, and never spoke to her. I think I could write a reasonably weird book about a relationship like that.
 
2012-05-02 12:14:16 AM  
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Good Luck
 
2012-05-02 12:20:02 AM  

VibroCount: MrEricSir: I don't give a fark who I sit next to, as long as there are no babies on the plane that farkING SCREAM FOR 14 HOURS STRAIGHT GODDAMN IT.

/had to get that off my chest
//happens every farking time I get on a plane

I've been on many flights where infants were passengers. I have never had one cry for more than 20 minutes. It's you. They are screaming because you are there. It's not them, nor their parent(s). Stay off any plane I'm on, please.


It happens. I was on a 10 hour connector to france and had a loud, fussy infant behind me for several hours. Not an issue for me because I can't sleep sitting upright anyway. I just put on the headphones and watched "sniper" 5 times or something.

So i'm cool with babies on the plane. I'm 6'3" though so don't even get me started on recliners. Headphones can't provide me personal space.
 
2012-05-02 01:22:56 AM  
Hopefully this means ticket prices will go down for single beer guzzling nymphomaniac swedish underwear models....



A GUY CAN HOPE CAN"T HE!?!?!?
 
2012-05-02 01:27:25 AM  

Clemkadidlefark: [www.demotivationalposters.org image 640x816]

So THAT is where tehy got all the crap for nightelf headwear from....

 
2012-05-02 01:47:06 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Gyrfalcon: AverageAmericanGuy: Jument: AverageAmericanGuy: cig-mkr: Just buy the adjoining seats and you can lie down for the trip, and you don't have to interact with anyone.

International business class has lay-flat seats. Each seat is positioned at a diagonal with a wall separating each row.

It's very nice. The reading light and power outlets are a nice touch.

Costs an absolute bomb for those of us travelling on our own dime. :( As much as I love luxury, it's just not worth if it the money's coming out of my own pocket. Plus, what would I biatch about later?

LOL. This.

But once you fly a handful of times and accumulate enough miles, you get those upgrades pretty quickly.

Look at me. I am flying in business class. Do you want to be like me?

Um....can I think about that for a while?

Here is a picture of me on my yacht with several lovely girls in bikinis.

[www.infomercial-hell.com image 160x120]

/hot like butts of pretty girls


Uh, Captain Kirk? All your girls are green...
 
2012-05-02 06:05:17 AM  
I've only flown maybe six times, and discovered I much prefer the isle seat. Easier restroom access(I usually make a couple trips) and less anxiety about how far away things on the ground are.
 
2012-05-02 10:52:49 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: cig-mkr: Just buy the adjoining seats and you can lie down for the trip, and you don't have to interact with anyone.

International business class has lay-flat seats. Each seat is positioned at a diagonal with a wall separating each row.

It's very nice. The reading light and power outlets are a nice touch.


Continental put these in the 757's they run from EWR-EDI which is my route to the ancestral homeland. It's as civilized as air travel gets.

/ I also recommend the sundaes
 
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