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Airport Employee Power Trips

Discussion in 'General Travel & Vacation Discussions' started by ronscuba, Mar 7, 2016.

  1. pickens_46929

    pickens_46929 Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Indianapolis, IN
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    They are starting to do exactly that.

    There's a series of changes just now being implemented by the airlines. "Budget" Coach is one of the first. No frills, no pre-assigned seat and little option to change flights. Many carriers are considering charging extra for carry-ons for this class of passenger as well.
     
  2. Ting Tong

    Ting Tong Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Perth Australia
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    Why not travel with a sleep mask if it grinds your gears enough to expect all the window passengers around you to keeps the shades down during the daytime while you sleep.
     
  3. Lorenzoid

    Lorenzoid ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Atlanta, USA
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    6,801
    Entering the body scanner at MIA, the TSA agent told me to take my plastic-buckled cloth travel belt off and put it through the x-ray and return to the body scanner. I complied, of course, and returned to the scanner. When I entered the scanner and raised my arms as instructed, my cargo shorts started sliding down to a point that might have been considered fashionable had I been a gangsta rapper rather than a middle-aged suburbanite. The TSA agent barked, "PULL YOUR PANTS UP!" I said "You told me to take off my belt!" As I grabbed my pants, they said "RAISE YOUR ARMS!" I bet those a-holes had a good laugh.
     
  4. WarrenZ

    WarrenZ The Ultimate Bad Example

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Las Cruces NM
    4,106
    4,225
    Next time run the shorts with the belt installed through the x-ray and show off your clean boxers. You are wearing clean boxers right?
     
  5. WarrenZ

    WarrenZ The Ultimate Bad Example

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Las Cruces NM
    4,106
    4,225
    You get extra points if you are wearing a thong or other novelty underwear.
     
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  6. Zeagle Eagle

    Zeagle Eagle Contributor

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Texas
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    I am the opposite of that. I hate checking a bag. I don't trust the airline to get my bag and me to the same airport on the same day.I also don't trust the baggage handlers not to go through my luggage or throw it half way across the tarmac. I check when I have to. Carry on when I can.
     
  7. Rhone Man

    Rhone Man Divemaster

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: British Virgin Islands
    11,299
    10,729
    I remember many years ago I was flying on American and this eighty year old lady comes on with her trundle bag. Then she asks the flight attendant if he can help her put it up in an overhead bin. "No, ma'am, we are allowed to - you will have to put it up by yourself," he replies snidely. To give her her due, she then tries her very best, but there is no way she is going to get this bag above waist level. Seeing her discomfort the flight attendant steps in again: "Ma'am if you cannot lift it you should never have brought it on; it is your responsibility to be able to stow your bags properly!"

    So I undid my seatbelt, went over and put the lady's bag in an overhead locker. As I turned to go back to my seat I looked at the flight attendant and said "No real surprise that you guys have just gone into bankruptcy, is it?"
     
  8. Zeagle Eagle

    Zeagle Eagle Contributor

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Texas
    439
    106
    I always travel with a mask. It's not enough. BTW, there are certain courtesy's that I expect out of any civil human being on an airplane.

    Here are a few of the rudest:

    1. Don't pick your nose in front of me.
    2. Don't pass gas near me.
    3. Don't be loud and obnoxious
    4. If you have a cold stay home.
    5. Don't play porn on your laptop so that my kids can see it.
    6. Don't kick my seat constantly.
    7. Take a shower before the flight (and brush your teeth as well)
    8. If you have loud, noisy, whiny, crying kids take the bus.
    9. Don't take your shoes off if your feet stink.
    10.Keep your feet off the walls.
    and last but not least
    11. Don't open your window shade if people are sleeping around you. (We are talking a long flight here, not a quick 3 hour jaunt to Florida)
     
  9. Rhone Man

    Rhone Man Divemaster

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: British Virgin Islands
    11,299
    10,729

    I don't think it is ever likely I will become a radical Muslim terrorist, but I swear if it does happen, it will only be because I hate the TSA so much.
     
  10. Zeagle Eagle

    Zeagle Eagle Contributor

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Texas
    439
    106
    Rhone man, I have seen flight attendants so old and frail there is no way they could get the cabin door open in case of an emergency, much less put a bag in the overhead. Thank goodness most airlines have gone to electric doors. Somewhere along the line the flight attendants have forgotten it's a service business.

    I saw a flight attendant the other day with a T shirt that said. "I am a flight attendant I am here to save your ass, not to kiss it."

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