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    We Have Experienced Being Around These People At One Time Or Another

    I seem to run into a few of these every time I travel. How about you all??

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/arti...cid=spartandhp

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    Great list! I will be honest most of those things drive me nuts as well.

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    Honestly - is everyone really rushing to sit on the plane longer than necessary? Or is the rush for overhead compartment space?
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    I wasn't going to say anything because there were a few situations listed that I do find annoying. However, I found the article to be somewhat annoying. Sometimes there are reasons people can't carry their own luggage or even pull the wheeled versions. Should they just stay home. Don't get me started about screaming babies on a flight!!! Okay, sorry, done with vent!!!

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    Peg, I found this person in the article more annoying than the airport people. Its as bad as the servers with all their rules. If you hate all that stuff, then one, fly on a private jet or fly first class. otherwise, deal with it. And the only thing that didn't bother them was a crying baby? That's my one and only pet peeve on a plane is a baby that cries non-stop or a kid who kicks your seat through the whole trip with an idiot for a parent who thinks there's nothing wrong with that. some people have never flown before and it is overwhelming in an airport. I get overwhelmed and I've flown a gazillion times.

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    I will be honest, the screaming baby KILLS me slowly, the kicking of my seat is the only time you will ever hear from me on a flight and I will very nicely ask for the kicking to cease.

    Quote Originally Posted by gaby View Post
    Peg, I found this person in the article more annoying than the airport people. Its as bad as the servers with all their rules. If you hate all that stuff, then one, fly on a private jet or fly first class. otherwise, deal with it. And the only thing that didn't bother them was a crying baby? That's my one and only pet peeve on a plane is a baby that cries non-stop or a kid who kicks your seat through the whole trip with an idiot for a parent who thinks there's nothing wrong with that. some people have never flown before and it is overwhelming in an airport. I get overwhelmed and I've flown a gazillion times.

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    ya these things are annoying.
    re: the author, i just smh.

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    Worse than the kicking of my seat or the screaming baby (well, maybe not worse than *that*) is the parents who don't prepare their toddlers for a 4.5 hour flight. Had this all happen to me in January.
    1. Don't sit a toddler next to a stranger. It frightens the toddler, and it irritates the stranger. Plus, when the toddler has the inevitable meltdown, s/he won't be kicking the stranger. Yeah, that happened about 2 hours in...
    2. Don't initiate toddlers to flying with a long flight. (Overheard that pretty early.) Start slowly. Try 'em out on a JFK-BOS leg and see how they do for an hour before you put 'em on a longer run.
    3. Give the kid *something* to play with to pass the time. Two-year-olds do NOT sit still for long periods. Don't play with your iPhone while your kid is squirming.
    4. If the toddler wants to get out of their seat, make sure s/he doesn't climb over the stranger to do so. Yes, this was the coup de grace for me. She climbed on top of me in order to share the middle seat with her sister. Mom and Dad did nothing. This was on final descent into Aruba. Flight attendants had no problem with 2 toddlers sharing one seat. I, however, was beyond annoyed, and finally told Mom (who was in the next row) to sit with her children, and I changed seats with her.

    No I don't have a whole lot of patience with untrained children or inattentive parents. My prerogative. So if you want to tell me to deal with it because it's a public carrier, save your breath. I expect people to be well-behaved in public too.

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    I strongly agree about this whole emotional support dog craze. If your dog is wearing a bow and has a bag that costs more than a small car, and barks, please spare me your internet certificate claiming it's a service dog. This is only hurting people who need the truly trained service animals.

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    Interesting... I wasn't listed..... I'm the guy that continually gets up to stand.... goes to the lavatory..... just hang out by my seat. I don't fly well and can't wait to be done with it.

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