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The greatest airport moment of my life was waiting to check some bags at a busy counter and this older guy in the priority line was getting so mad because us normies had more people at our counters, so we were moving faster. There were like 2 people in his line and dozens in ours , but I guess the person at the counter was having an issue that was taking some time. I was just staring him down in awe of how mad he got that other people were receiving service. Eventually, he just SCREAMS, "PRIORITY PASSENGER COMING THROUGH!" and cuts to the front of our line.
Then the world exploded.
Shouts, groans, eyes rolling 180°, you name it. The lady at our counter goes, "Sir, please go back to your line. You can't cut all these people." He huffs and puffs and goes back to his line. The priority clerk eventually finishes with her other customer, and then just like... disappeared. She wanted no part of his mess. His jaw dropped to the floor, and - utterly shattered - he dragged his privileged ass to the back of our line. Everyone in our line just smiled at each other. We all became family that moment.
Edit: his JAW fell to the floor. Typo. Sorry.
I get that he acted like a tit but if that happened to me I would be fucking fuming
Sure he had a reason to be mad, but the tantrum was unnecessary.
The airlines have taken away every right we have except to have a mental breakdown/tantrum at the gate.
Cause we’re Delta Airlines, and life is a fucking nightmare
We’re gonna frame you for murder!!!
Literally every time I am in the Denver airport and walk past the Frontier Airlines desk there is someone having a full-on, screaming, public breakdown. And every time, my heart goes out to them, because Frontier absolutely sucks.
You know the saddest thing I’ve learned when I grew up
Adults aren’t really adults they are teenagers with more responsibilities since we get them mad and they will mostly act like one
You’ve aptly described one subsection of the adult population. And now that you’ve discovered them, you’ll spend the remainder of your adulthood trying to avoid them.
To be honest that’s all I’m really exposed to I’m an anti social person who lives with a bipolar family and most adults on movies and TVs tend to act like teenagers in order to create dramatic plots
The real world’s not like TV. We do crazy shit like communicate with each other and avoid confrontation when it’s not worth a fight instead.
Not sure if you mean an antisocial PD or it’s a manner of speaking, but regardless of the details I hope you get out of that house one day and find some therapy and happiness.
I mean... You pay for priority boarding and shit. If I'm paying for it I better get it. I'm not gonna throw a fit about it, but you bet I'm gonna have some hella passive aggressive words for someone.
I wouldn’t cut the line or throw myself on the floor, but I’d be talking a gang of shit
I've been on enough planes that it really doesn't matter for me. I prefer to wait out in the waiting area anyway, while people go in their seats because the immediate smell of a plane that was quickly cleaned and is getting filled with a bunch of annoying passengers scrambling to put their bags in the overhead compartment, finding their seats, and just cluttering up the aisleway is something I prefer to avoid.
But then again, I don't pay for priority boarding.
I get it. I travel every week for work and have priority boarding. I actually prefer to board sooner than later otherwise you lose overhead bin space and are forced to check your bag. I don’t have time to check a bag when not necessary. Only reason I don’t mind boarding early otherwise I would wait it out until the end.
priority boarding is the worst fucking thing to happen to the airline industry.
because some special snowflake just has to be one of the first ones on, it means planes aren't boarded in a logical and efficient way - from back to front.
Right? I don't want to be in the sardine can any longer then I have to and I'm sure as hell no pushing my way out like an asshole. If you're late or whatever blame it on the airline. Nobody is going to check when your flight actually arrives or leaves. Build in extra time and do everything at island time pace.
I'll take "Things that didn't happen" for $2000, Alex.
I'm usually very skeptical about Reddit karma stories, but I used to work at an airport, and would hate working the priority boarding security check, as they would act like actual honest-to-god children. Yeah, maybe he didn't fall to the ground (though I swear to you I've seen that happen too), but this isn't that far fetched.
Entitlement and lack of proper food/sleep can turn anyone into a child, entitlement is a big part of it tho.
It's annoying when you don't get what you paid for. Like a wedding cake that looked better in the picture, or a haircut that isn't at all what you asked for.
Yeah sure it's annoying. Don't take it out on the 20 year old clerk doing her job.
Or the line of people who did nothing to you..the fact that he paid for priority and the priority line was busy doesn’t mean he can tell everyone to just fuck off. They are unrelated to his money or entitled attitude.
Redditors and calling bullshit on every single story, even if it's not far fetched. Name a more iconic duo.
Hard to believe stories are real when you don't go outside
I'll take "Someone has not worked a customer service job" for $2000, Alex.
Not saying he’s right, but I get it.
I don't know... this story just feels so hollow without everyone clapping at the end.
I'm not even questioning its legitimacy it seems like a very plausible story but I dunno I've just been trained by Reddit to expect the applause at this juncture
Yeah and then the fact that the priority boarder was Albert Einstein for meme backstory reasons I don't understand.
I don't understand the rush to sit on a plane. It's not leaving until everyone is on board, there is no advantage to being first. I usually wait to be last because then I don't have to stand in yet another line at the airport.
If you have a carry on and they run out of space above the seats then you could be forced to check it or stow it far away from your seat. It can really add to the amount of time spent waiting/hassle when you deplane.
Exactly this. I travel every week for work and if I don’t board right away that’s it I’m screwed no overhead bin space left and am forced to check a bag.
So people can actually pay more to go to a faster like in the airport I’ve never heard of that before but then again I usually fly as much as you explore the surface of the moon
It's not necessarily from paying more, most airlines offer these perks if you fly frequently enough. Dedicated lanes for checking bags faster, a dedicated lane to get through security faster, and priority boarding to get on the plane faster.
I've enjoyed those benefits for like 5 years without paying a dime out of pocket, because they're all work trips.
But I also wouldn't throw a tantrum if I got slow service on any given day, because I just assume that whatever can go wrong at an airport will go wrong. Frequent traveling requires a lot of patience.
this was beautiful.
I used to fly a lot for work (high voltage testing) so I work in the field and have tattoos on both arms and typically wear jeans and hoodies. Never dress clothes. My company pays for the flight and it's typically business or first class so we can cancel a flight last minute if we can't make it because of something going wrong at the job site and getting delayed. I loved being the first person in line to board the airplane and getting dudes in suits looking over my shoulder, trying to see my ticket, positive that I don't belong there with them.
I'm always slightly weirded out by people who fly in full business dress/heels, the works. Even on work trips, the traveling part is always in leggings/sweatshirt, or if I'm going to a conference hotel, jeans. I'm going to be as comfy as possible
Right? It's not 1940 anymore. Flying isn't just some rich people shit at this point.
While this is true, I think people become have become too lax. Nowadays people will wear pajamas, wife beaters, and take their shoes and socks off once in the air.
I see no issue with pajamas or t shirts, let people be comfortable.
Keep your shoes on though
I think it's okay to take your shoes off but it's getting out of hand if your socks are coming off
And what's the deal with masturbating to airline food? Only time I feel comfortable flying is in November.
0-100 real quick
If I’m on a super long flight in economy, I’m taking my shoes off.
Youre a monster that doesn't know their feet smell
you know, you can wash your feet (scrubbing, with soap). that's not all, though! you can also wash your socks. if it's really an issue for you, try rotating pairs of shoes so you're wearing a pair of shoes no more than 1 out of 3 days. they will fully dry out, and your shoes will last many times longer than they do for daily wear.
I'm just being a dick, but that last point is genuinely useful.
Yeah...but most people have a decent length drive to the airport. Wrestling with baggage..decent amount of walking..all the stress sweating...
next thing you know your fresh feet are sweat sodden and cooking in shoes...nice and ripe for when you kick your shoes off.
Wow, two very biologically different people are talking to each other.
Just have an extra pair of socks if your feet are the type of pussy ass feet that sweat and get ripe when dealing with a flight.
If I'm in economy for longer than 20 minutes I pull out my nutsack from the zipperhole to let the boys breathe.
Yep. Some airlines even give you slippers. You bet your ass I'm taking my shoes off.
too many people are animals and have ruined this for us all.
If you’re on a long haul flight, taking your shoes off is good for your circulation. Not sure why anyone needs to take their socks off though.
People that take off their shoes and socks need to be on the no fly list. Dirty fuckers!
I’m going to take my shoes off on the ten-hour flights I have to take because your feet swell when you’re sitting down for a long time.
So sod off.
Which is funny when you consider first class gets pajamas and slippers to wear from the airline.
Why i wear sandals. Speeds up the tsa checks and i can be comfortable in flight.
So what? As long as you don't smell wear whatever the hell you want
Idgaf what someone wears, but if the socks come off it gets personal.
Honestly, it's easier to wear a suit than pack it, especially if you aren't check a bag
And if you don't have time to change clothes on your destination.
I think it's because often they get sent straight from work, so they're already in a suit.
On my way to my destination, I like to dress up. It feels classy to be in the airport in a nice dress and heals with a gin and ginger in hand.
But yeah, I’m in jeans and a sweatshirt on the way home.
I’ve done the full suit getup before, it’s because you land and go straight to a meeting, or finishing a meeting and booking the next flight out of there so there’s no time to change. It sucks, but the worst part is having to sit within viewing distance of your boss for hours.
Not being able to take a shower after a flight is the worst.
Smelling like plane all day sucks.
Yeah like have people never left a meeting/conference and gone straight to a flight?? Obviously I'd rather be in sweats and hoodie but that's not really an option
Yep, some companies pay the extra premium for business/first not jus because it's nicer but also because you may very well be expected to go straight to a meeting.
7am, 90 minute flights exist. No need for a hotel or other clothes because I’m flying back home in 6-7 hours.
I fly a lot for work, and sometimes our schedule gets moved up so that our first meeting is immediately after landing. Theoretically you could just run into the airport bathroom and change but it’s easier just to fly in your meeting clothes just in case.
I hate it though and usually just take the risk but I totally understand people who don’t care and fly in business outfits.
I’ve also talked to a lot of people who do same day fly in-fly out. And then some people are also just weird and wear suits everywhere anyway.
But then you would have to carry around your suit in a bag, which I did recently on a flight and it was a pain in the butt.
I work for a major airline, and just recently they removed almost everything from the dress code.
I used to have to dress business casual to fly, especially if I wanted an upgrade to 1st/business but now sitting in seat 1A with sweats and a hoodie and just watching the death glares is hilarious
It’s actually a pretty good way to keep the wrinkles out! Did it for a wedding and felt like I was important for a few hours!
On the longer flights or overnight flights i think it’s silly, but morning/midday some people land and go straight to work, hence being dressed for it.
The only time I ever flew for work it was land > hit the job site > sleep > job site > airport the next evening.
It's just so much easier to wear my ONE suit that I bring if I bring a suit than try to pack it. I have no idea how to pack it in a bag without getting wrinkles in my jacket and it takes up so much more space than a casual outfit. Dunno though, and I usually fly coach.
As someone who flies a ton for work, I feel like most of these comments are just major projection or weird humble bragging. Barely anyone in first class is in suits and no one gives people looks like they don't belong. A good portion of the seats are random upgrades anyways, so that would make no sense. There also isn't any lines for first class long enough for judgemental suit man to check your ticket, unless maybe you are on a huge plane I guess.
Finally, who the hell flies that much and stands there holding a ticket out in front of them where someone can snoop? You switch over to the QR code on the app when it's your turn.
Thank you. Was legit about to say the same. A lot of these comments seem super insecure to me and that they themselves feel like they dont belong. No one in first class gives a fuck.
Yep either insecure or just humble bragging imo
Really first class is just coach with legroom and a server. Nobody gives a fuck.
They’re not talking about regional bumpkin first class between Kansas and Florida. They’re talking about international long haul.
Most international first class passengers are not wearing full suits.
He tests electric lines, are they really flying people international to go test some electric shit?
Yes! Where is this happening? Disbelief by lounge staff, quizzical stares by other passengers then trying to check your ticket? Millions of people fly business/first everyday, you think other people care you're not in business attire/have a scuffed up bag ffs.
I feel like this happens to me as well. I travel to Asia for work in business/first. I’m in my early 20’s and typically wear sweatpants or jeans and tennis shoes to the lounge and to board my flights.
I’ve had my ticket checked at the gate way too many times, the back of my passport is filled with security check stickers, lounge personnel look at me like I’m lost and I’ll get stares from other premier passengers like “you don’t belong here” similar to what you observe.
For some reason though, I’ve noticed that the flight attendants always treat me super super nice, I’d say better then the other passengers.
All in all, it does bother me, but the look on their faces makes up for it all the time.
It's interesting how much I can relate to this in other circumstances except the difference is im brown not wearing different clothes from other people usually.
As a brown person I try to look as average as possible at an airport (thankfully everyone else has beards now too).
When things seem extra racist in the news, or someone just blew something up, I like to wear a polo shirt. I think it makes me look extra white, which is what I'm really aiming for when I fly. Too bad the name is a dead giveaway, they don't know where it's from, but they know it's not 'Merican.
I have been consistently shocked at the number passengers that try to squeeze or even physically push past me in anticipation of the boarding group. I am convinced it is the age gap most times, but i also travel with a very old duffel carry on, so maybe they assume I’m living on a budget.
It is amazing how passengers will behave when you are all about to be stuck on the same plane together.
For some reason though, I’ve noticed that the flight attendants always treat me super super nice, I’d say better then the other passengers.
They get a manifest of all the passengers in business/first and what their current airline status is, so that they can give you personalized treatment. They know exactly what kind of ticket you have an how often you fly. Also you're probably closer in age to them than most of the other folks in business/first.
My wife has flight anxiety and there's been a few times we've splurged for 1st class. I always relished the fact that her and I were in sweats and comfy shirts/jackets while everyone else is in nice clothing just staring at us as we lined up to go with priority. Gtfo with yourselves. We all fly together.
Bitches in the airport act rude and make the excuse “I have a flight to catch”
No shit we all do that’s why we’re here
"this is new york, everybody late"
"I'm late, I'm mad late, I'm probably gonna be fired, but you know what? That's on me, I should have gotten my ass on the 12:10 bus instead of the 12:19 bus."
And you k ow that 12:19 bus didn’t come before 12:45
Wake your ass up early, put the fuckin dumplings down, and get on the bus
Sure, but when my flight is delayed and I'm landing at O'Hare and my connecting flight is in ten minutes and I have to walk seventeen miles to the next terminal I'm sure as hell deplaning before first class.
I was super thankful that when this happened to me a couple months ago, the attendants told everyone to stay in their seats and let connecting passengers off first, and all the people actually listened, so I made my connection.
We got yelled at by a first class passenger. They even moved us into first class just before landing to help us make a connecting flight (we were landing late).
"First means first!" This angry guy yells and stands up in the aisle to block us and get off first. His connecting plane had already left, ours had not.
We get to where we transfer our bags (international to domestic flight). Run up to an employee keeping the lines organized and answering questions. Says there is no way to make our flight and tells us what we need to do next. Really nice guy.
"First means first!" comes rolling up behind us still angry and yell/walking I guess we can call it. Same nice guy employee suddenly doesn't speak English. He says so in Spanish and broken English. "Your plane gone. No English. Sorry." And points the guy to the line. My wife and I can't stop laughing.
I had somebody do that to me before. I let her in front of me and I see her again sitting at my gate with time to spare.
To be fair every airport line is an anarchy shitshow. Society breaks down. Saw cannibalism break out once at O'Hare.
I was catching an international connecting flight through O'Hare and needed to change to the domestic terminal. Some poor girl that didn't speak English needed to as well, and someone from the airport staff just tapped me on the shoulder and said "She needs to get to the domestic terminal, take her with you" and then walked away.
I just had an anxiety attack reading this
Yikes. What happens when you get asked for directions?
I fly frequently for work, so I've got Southwest A-List that lets me jump the security line and take the priority lane. Which is really nice....except for at Portland airport.
They have a priority lane, but it abruptly ends like 20 feet before the TSA podiums, and it's just this big open area where both lanes are supposed to merge. Fine in theory, but unsurprisingly, people who have been waiting in the normal line for 20-30 minutes aren't falling over themselves to yield to the guy who just came prancing down the priority lane.
So it always becomes this awkward situation where you're basically trying to cut the normal line. You either wait for the kindness of someone who lets you in, or you have to force your way in and come off looking like even more of an entitled douche.
First world problem I know, but could so easily be addressed to avoid the anarchy. Happen to be flying out of PDX tomorrow, and seriously considering waiting in the normal line just to avoid the social anxiety.
Update: flew out of PDX today and happy to say this is no longer an issue. Now the priority lane goes straight to its own TSA desk, no zippering needed. A great victory for common sense.
In Cincinnati I was first class skypriority which lets you skip the security line, but it was basically the same situation where the priority line just empties into the front of the normal line. So you just look like a massive douche skipping the entire line and then having to cut right in front of people who had been waiting forever.
Houston at least keeps the line separated with its own desk.
Yeah, most airports either have the priority lane go straight to its own desk, or both lanes terminate directly in front of the desk, and the TSA agent will direct traffic (usually alternating people from each lane). Either is preferable to letting people just sort it out themselves.
Never flown out of Cincinnati, but good to know that it's the same situation there.
Be brave, love.
Seriously, I know MDW isn’t ORD, but WTF is up with TSA-Pre closing before 8pm?
Our airport sometimes just decides they dont do pre check that day. Legit will say we dont do that, we never have (as they hand me this blue laminated card saying "TSA PRECHECK"). I have to remove my shoes and take my liquids out and I fucking kid you not, they made us all remove any snacks from our baggage last time, and I fucking quote "to confuse the terrorists". OKKAAYYY.
I just wanna add a side note, I happened to have A LOT of snacks that time. (I'm from AK, you're not truly a local until you've smuggled chain restaurant food in your carry on. Our family tradition is Cinnabon, my friends family is KFC).....I won't be shamed!
TSA is bullshit and everyone knows it
I was on a flight that got delayed heading to Charlotte. Everyone missed their connecting flights and American didn't even try to do anything. They basically said "well it's Midnight and everything is closed, your next flights are in the morning. Good luck."
When they said everything was closed they weren't joking. Charlotte just shuts down. 50 of us wondered around and took a corner all over the airport, on every concourse. Some stuck together and moved furniture together to form a little hostile in the cafeteria. One group fell into a hunting and gathering lifestyle, checking behind closed bars for crackers and bar olives.
The airport must not believe in heat. It was freezing. People were wrapping themselves in trash bags.
During all of this we saw maybe two workers who were just mopping the floors. It was such a surreal experience.
Few months ago my buddy and I are waiting in line at security. We get up to the front of the line and I hand my boarding pass; but he somehow misplaced or lost his, which was silly because we had just printed them. Either way they take him to get a boarding pass and he somehow gets through security before I do. Don't follow the rules.
Can confirm. Earlier this year my sister and a friend flew out to visit me, and she ended up losing her drivers license the night before the flight.
They get to the front of the security line, she explains her situation, and they pull her aside do to some other kind of identity verification. Not sure what that process was, but it ended up getting her through security about 5 minutes faster than her friend.
Basically, anything that causes the TSA to go off-script and give you special treatment, will likely end up saving you time in the end.
I wouldn't recommend this step though if TSA is short staffed, I've seen people wait 30 minutes to an hour after waiting in line because they don't have their ID or any identification.
IT can be fast but like I imagine only if its well staffed and the correct people are available.
This is like Waze, though. It may save me a couple minutes, or it may put me in a place I never wanted to go with no way to escape and no end in sight.
"Hey Earl, throw your shoes. If they don't blow up you get to go to the front of the line."
I just assume everyone is reading the boarding pass and knows which group is which. Better to mind my own damn business and pay attention to where my damn seat is. I don't wanna be on the "Doofus of the Week" highlight reel.
Plus, who wants to rush to get on the plane anyway. You’re just gonna sit there.
It's a fight for that overhead bin space. It sucks having to put your carry-on at the other end of the plane.
I like the flights where they offer to gate check a carry-on before boarding, makes the process much more relaxing.
Thankfully I’m not one of those jags who brings a whole ass suitcase aboard and calls it a carry on.
Damn thing weighs more than the person it belongs to but they insist it "will fit just fine!" Those are the sort of people that belong in prison.
If you can't lift your own carry on above your head to put it away and are not elderly/infirmed, there is no way in hell I'm helping you put it away. You knew exactly what you were doing when you packed it.
I rarely fly but when I do I just wait for everyone to board first, no need to rush because you have assigned seats and I always carry a backpack instead of a luggage so it’s never hard to find space to put my backpack.
I don’t like rushing to board because then you have people brush pass you when sitting down assuming you have the isle seat which I like to choose.
If you fly something like southwest its no assignment but boarding by grouping only. I try for an early group but unless I had a connection I just sit in the back of the plane. I never understood what the big deal is.
On Southwest there are two window seats right next to each wing emergency exit where there's no seat directly in front of you. It's usually a race between tall passengers to get to those two seats first.
Being over 6', it's worth the battle if the flight is more 2 hours long. And seeing the look of defeat in the other tall people is rewarding.
Jesus, im getting anxious just thinking about that
Since Southwest is open seating, the faster I get on the plane, the faster I'm getting off. That makes the early group worth it.
Getting on early and sitting around for 20 minutes while everyone else boards may be bad, but it's 1000x worse to be sitting for 20 minutes waiting for everyone else to get off the plane. Especially after a long flight.
There's also the concern about overhead bin space; a lot of people want to get on early to make sure they have room (without having to put their bag clear across the plane). I rarely fly with a carry-on so that's not a concern for me, but I get it.
One time I was at the check-in for Lufthansa in Washington, and one of the employees went to the only black dude in the business class line and told him this is for business passengers only. I don't know how I feel about it though because he was indeed in the wrong line, and the employee was also black. Confusing outrage.
Wow, that was a twisty two sentences.
So someone was in the wrong line and was told he was in the wrong line. They may have had an interaction you didn't know about. Weird outrage lol.
The same guy that goes the exact speed limit in the passing lane and refuses to move.
I keep hot sauce packets in my cupholder for these people... You gotta twist up the packet really right on one end until it's fit to burst, then drive by their car and splat the side door with it.
Don't hit windshields, that's obviously dangerous and wrong
That’s a hella good idea! We used to twist them up like bow ties and ride our bikes over the twisted part and make them explode. I’m going to raid McDs tomorrow.
But its for safety! I'm making sure the real maniacs don't go 80 and endanger people like me!/s
I bet they get home from wherever they were going and post on Facebook about all the maniacs on the road, and how there aren’t enough police.
which is stupid on so many different levels. if you’re so concerned about what could happen if people speed you should probably get the fuck out their way instead of positioning yourself purposefully in front of them
Took a train in France somewhere with an old girlfriend. We reserved our seats and this French lady got onto the train and insisted my gf was in the wrong seat (to my right). The seats across from us were open so whatever my gf moved across from me. The next stop these other French dudes get on and say my gfs in the wrong spot. It’s weird and awkward. Neither my gf or I speak French and their English was terrible. Lady next to me causes a huge stink because the Americans are being stubborn. The ticket lady comes up to straighten things out and turns that the lady to my right is on the wrong car. Quickly and sheepishly grabs her stuff and runs off.
Pillsbury witch. I’m dead 😂
Is there anyone else out there who likes to board last? If I have an assigned seat, I savor every second I have to stretch and walk around before I need to board the plane.
That works fine until there's no overhead storage left and you need to store your bag on the opposite end of the plane as your seat or check it.
I have perfected the art of flying with one personal bag that I can put under my seat if need be, even in spirit . I have gone on full week trips with one duffle bag, and it's awesome
Single backpack flying is the only way IMO
Aww fuck yeah Spirit!
One bag, one body, zero fucks when you get up to board at the last second.
Yo real talk please don’t do this. I have “priority boarding” because I’m in a wheelchair and the huge crowds that line up to get on right away make it so hard to get to the plane even though you’re all technically waiting on me.
if you're in a wheelchair and aren't purposely running into people who don't get out of your way then you're doing it all wrong. blame it on your handicap and make the person you ran into apologize to you
I’m assuming the guy who wrote this tweet does have priority boarding (and is calling out the white guy for assuming he doesn’t because he’s black)—not crowding the takeoff gate like you’re describing.
Ooooh! I’m hella naive then. Thanks for another perspective dude!
No worries. I also get equally pissed off at the people who rush the boarding line the second any zone is called, I still just don’t understand that.
Also, to be fair, I’m just assuming—either of us could be right without having more info.
The longer it takes group one to board the longer group two stands slack jawed in the way of group one
It’s about the overhead space and not having to squeeze past the Mama June lookalike that took the aisle seat.
If I am flying with multiple pieces of baggage (suit bags for weddings, my father's cpap, etc) it actually matters to get there at least midway through so that you can have everything in one spot instead of scattered across the plane. If I'm just flying with my normal bag, then yeah I tend to relax.
Being first costs extra. Paying extra means you're better. Airlines, concert promotors, and Disney are all excellent at getting that extra money. But I'm with you. I don't really like flying so I'm in no rush to board in the first place.
It is low-key frustrating though when you get an expensive ass firdt class airplane ticket and you see the entire fuckin gate get in front of you.
Why? You're not losing your seat or your overhead bin space...you're just first in line to sit down
Yeah you can drink while you wait tho
First class plebe. Get a private jet
I bet this didn’t happen...
Airline employee here who works gates 40 hours a week. I see this happen CONSTANTLY.
the problem with this is the word "always"
As a British person who has queueing in their DNA, this makes me so passive agrresively mad. Don’t queue when it’s not your turn? Go sit down. It’s not like the plane is going to take off without you. When they call rows 1-10 and you are row 22, go fuck off and sit down.
I thought it meant a white guy assumed the black guy didnt have priority boarding and told him he wasnt supposed to be in that line when he did have priority boarding.
It's so easy to understand for black people yet others are completely dumbfounded by the concept.
We literally live in two different worlds.
Edit: I've only gone through priority boarding once (work travel) and it happened to me then. 1/1.
On the other hand, how are people so basic that they rush to get on board? You have allocated seats and you'll just be sat there for the next age anyway. I always saunter on as que ends and happily take my seat. Much more satisfying approach.
Let's all agree the airports suck. The boarding process brings the worst out of people while stressing even the most aware. A race convo will not take this misery away from everyone. Lol