Baggage Claims Chaos
A Domestic in departures
Becoming preoccupied with things you have no intention of buying.
Like the time I stood fascinated by a display of drones. Some of them looked like creepy sci fi space alien robot type things!! 🤖
Plus the time I kept eyeing up some really cool looking ski goggles….whilst waiting for a flight to the tropics. 🏝 🐠
Why are we waiting 🎶
Just when you thought nothing could ruin the mood….
Immigration/customs forms. Any kind of form.
Cabin crew come down the aisle handing them out – and everyone starts rumaging around for pens and passport numbers, turning trays into desks 😌
Talk about killing the mood.
You were relaxed, cruising above the clouds, day/dreaming about something nice, then you have to start filling out application forms like you’re applying for a job, not to mention reading the ridiculously tiny print and wondering which might be trick questions, and whether you’ll end up being detained for not declaring a packet of chewing gum or something… 🔍📊
Guilty of Nail Polish Remover
Musical Departure Gates
The Challenge of Airport Loos
Is it too much to ask, to have toilet cubicles that accommodate luggage as well as a person – as standard (make it a global standard, somebody please) and at least one hook on the door for bags/jackets and other random paraphanailia, please.
Daylight Robbery 👮🏼♂️
Money that refuses to be spent: nobody??
I’m Not Eating That – Airport Food
Who’s bag is this?
When you forgot you left a liquid item in your hand luggage “who’s is this bag?” and then they look at you like you’re a terrorist before you do the the walk of shame so they can inspect the bag personally. You cringe at the thought of having to re-pack it all nicely – AGAIN. People have no idea how long it takes to manouver everything into perfect position. 😩
Why don”t boarding calls go in order of the back of the plane first – wouldn’t this be more helpful in reducing the mayhem of trying to squeeze past everyone at the front if you’re trying to get to the middle or back. 🤔
Some Entertainment Please
Air Travel – Things I read somewhere…😮
- People change their babies nappies on the same seat trays you put your food on, the trays don’t always get wiped ‘according to so called insiders’ and microbiologists have confirmed this horrifying reality (article in the Independent )
- Apparently many planes fail water saftey tests – riddled with harmful bacteria
- Some cabin crew staff on a Korean airline are permitted to use tasers on passengers
Things that help make it better
Flying off somewhere always feels better when the weather is miserable and gloomy, rainy and cold at take off. This makes the whole departure experience all the more satisfying. 😌
A nice big breakfast before an outbound take off (if it’s a morning flight).
A new perfume for a new trip.
And of course – getting an unexpected upgrade would also make everything much much better.
Staying on a positive note.
That flutter of excitement when your departure gate finally comes up on the screen ✈️ and the relief when the walk to your gate isn’t as far as you thought 😉 not to mention the satisfaction when the e-passport machine in immigration recognises you straight away when you get home. 🥇
The Joys of air travel!
On the grand scheme of things I suppose none of the above really matter! Being able to travel overseas is always a privilege that many around the world might never experience……stiil, it’s amusing to think about it all.
It’s starting to feel like an endless rant now so I’ll stop 🙊 😊 but please share your own airport and air travel antics, amusements and smirk worthy observations below….
Rants are also very much welcome💫😉 get it off your chest!