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I found this interesting article from 2013 but as many of us are regular travellers we can relate to these.

I have resisted adding my comments as I see most of these on a regular basis  :banghead: 

No doubt you will all have your own to add J

 

12 Most Annoying Things Travelers Do in Airports

Few travelers would argue that dealing with their stay at the airport is like running the gauntlet.

There are numerous reasons to hate it, ranging from enduring security measures to navigating the vast expanse. That said, the most irritating part of being at the airport is other travelers.

Many also exhibit some pretty outlandish behavior. Here are the 12 most annoying things travelers do in airports.

 

01. Conversing Loudly

You’re sitting in the lounge at your gate, just trying to enjoy a book or catch a few winks. Meanwhile, the person next to you is having the world’s noisiest conversation.

They don’t seem to get that nobody’s interested in their dirty laundry. It’s almost as if they think that nothing you’re trying to do could possibly be more fascinating or important than hearing about their personal business.

 

02. Loud Music

The day they came out with cell phones featuring speakers was the day the world let out a collective groan.

As if hearing loud, awful music from passing cars wasn’t bad enough, you’re now forced to endure it in airports.

Maybe it’s the rise of social media that causes people think it’s okay to make spectacles of themselves, but that doesn’t make it any less rude. Nobody wants to listen to your music. That’s why headphones exist.

 

03. Disgusting Food

While a tuna and limburger sandwich might seem delicious to you, it makes everyone else want to vomit. Bringing your own food is a wise decision, but please leave the stink at home.

 

04. Misbehaving Children

Every parent knows that kids can be difficult to control. However, that doesn’t make it alright for parents to let their children go nuts. Few things are more grating than small children running around and screaming. What’s even worse is when no real attempt is made to control them. Sorry parents, but politely asking little Brittany to use her “inside voice” isn’t going to cut it. Furthermore, kids running amok poses a hazard to other travelers. Hot coffee is hot, and all it takes for someone to get third-degree burns is for an unruly child to crash into them at full speed.

 

05. Joking With Security

Shockingly, this happens a lot. When asked whether they packed their own luggage, someone just has to get smart. What happens then is that security, bound by law, must thoroughly inspect that person’s bags.

As a result, everyone else gets held up. It might be tempting to crack jokes, but it’s not worth it unless you like being embarrassed.

 

06. Crazy Attire

While it’s ridiculous that you can’t wear whatever you want on the plane, that’s the way things have become.

The news is awash in stories of travelers being denied boarding rights because of short shorts, low-cut blouses and shirts with potentially offensive messages.

Body piercings also present a problem.

All that metal is going to set off the detector, and the more you have to take out, the longer you hold everyone up. Do everybody a favor and leave the shocking attire at home.

 

07. Obnoxious Chewing

Eating and chewing gum are all fine and good, that is until it gets obnoxious. How many times have you been seated next to someone who insisted on chewing with their mouth wide open or incessantly popping their gum?

If you’re like most, once was too much. Even in a crowded airport, a certain level of table manners should be displayed.

 

08. Argumentative Passengers

There’s always somebody who feels the need to argue with staff about their baggage or some other triviality.

Besides making a scene, this also forces everyone to wait longer.

 

09. Slow Walkers

This is understandable for the elderly or disabled. However, there’s no reason why a young, able-bodied person can’t get a move on.

 Airport goers are already in a hurry and slow-pokes just make matters worse.

 

10. Carousel Crowders

Standing as close as you can get to the baggage claim isn’t going to make your luggage come out faster.

Nor are most people interested in taking whatever might be in them. Crowding just makes everything more inconvenient, especially for people with large or many bags.

 

11. Not Paying Attention

There are always people in the security line who, despite what everyone else is doing, don’t realize they need to remove their shoes or empty their pockets.

When they finally get to the checkpoint, they’re surprised and annoyed that they must follow suit.

 

12. Public Diaper Changes

Many a horror story circulates the Internet about parents changing their kids’ diapers right there in the terminal for all to see.

Dirty diapers don’t just smell putrid. They’re also unsightly and unsanitary. Plus, who wants to sit in a seat that a poopy baby has been changed on?

There are changing stations in the bathrooms for a reason. Try to use them.

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Banning Chinese people from having cell phones would really make the world a better place. 

I found this interesting article from 2013 but as many of us are regular travellers we can relate to these. I have resisted adding my comments as I see most of these on a regular basis    No doubt y

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F them you pay the fare you get the ride

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F them you pay the fare you get the ride

"F" them ?  

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"F" them ?  

If you want to impose a dress code for long ass flights then do so when you sell the ticket i want to be relaxed on a 12 hour flight and will for sure not wear a tie and brooks brother slacks..

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If you want to impose a dress code for long ass flights then do so when you sell the ticket i want to be relaxed on a 12 hour flight and will for sure not wear a tie and brooks brother slacks..

And where did I say I agreed with any of this.?

All I said was that I can relate to some :)

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smokey

I found this interesting article from 2013 but as many of us are regular travellers we can relate to these.

I have resisted adding my comments as I see most of these on a regular basis  :banghead: 

No doubt you will all have your own to add J

 

12 Most Annoying Things Travelers Do in Airports  ((( is by far people who make these stupid list to tell others how wrong they are and how smart the writer is .. if these things bother you save your money and buy your own jet problem solved

Few travelers would argue that dealing with their stay at the airport is like running the gauntlet.

There are numerous reasons to hate it, ranging from enduring security measures to navigating the vast expanse. That said, the most irritating part of being at the airport is other travelers.

Many also exhibit some pretty outlandish behavior. Here are the 12 most annoying things travelers do in airports.

 

01. Conversing Loudly  (((  /Good then mind your own business and move to your own area ))

You’re sitting in the lounge at your gate, just trying to enjoy a book or catch a few winks. Meanwhile, the person next to you is having the world’s noisiest conversation.

They don’t seem to get that nobody’s interested in their dirty laundry. It’s almost as if they think that nothing you’re trying to do could possibly be more fascinating or important than hearing about their personal business.

 

02. Loud Music

The day they came out with cell phones featuring speakers was the day the world let out a collective groan.

As if hearing loud, awful music from passing cars wasn’t bad enough, you’re now forced to endure it in airports.

Maybe it’s the rise of social media that causes people think it’s okay to make spectacles of themselves, but that doesn’t make it any less rude. Nobody wants to listen to your music. That’s why headphones exist.

 

03. Disgusting Food ((( So who is in charge of NON disgusting food the dip shit that drinks tea with his pinky extended ?

While a tuna and limburger sandwich might seem delicious to you, it makes everyone else want to vomit. Bringing your own food is a wise decision, but please leave the stink at home.

 

04. Misbehaving Children

Every parent knows that kids can be difficult to control. However, that doesn’t make it alright for parents to let their children go nuts. Few things are more grating than small children running around and screaming. What’s even worse is when no real attempt is made to control them. Sorry parents, but politely asking little Brittany to use her “inside voice” isn’t going to cut it. Furthermore, kids running amok poses a hazard to other travelers. Hot coffee is hot, and all it takes for someone to get third-degree burns is for an unruly child to crash into them at full speed.

 

05. Joking With Security

Shockingly, this happens a lot. When asked whether they packed their own luggage, someone just has to get smart. What happens then is that security, bound by law, must thoroughly inspect that person’s bags.

As a result, everyone else gets held up. It might be tempting to crack jokes, but it’s not worth it unless you like being embarrassed.

 

06. Crazy Attire  (((  wow fashion police at the airport

While it’s ridiculous that you can’t wear whatever you want on the plane, that’s the way things have become.

The news is awash in stories of travelers being denied boarding rights because of short shorts, low-cut blouses and shirts with potentially offensive messages.

Body piercings also present a problem.

All that metal is going to set off the detector, and the more you have to take out, the longer you hold everyone up. Do everybody a favor and leave the shocking attire at home.

 

07. Obnoxious Chewing

Eating and chewing gum are all fine and good, that is until it gets obnoxious. How many times have you been seated next to someone who insisted on chewing with their mouth wide open or incessantly popping their gum?

If you’re like most, once was too much. Even in a crowded airport, a certain level of table manners should be displayed.

 

08. Argumentative Passengers  (( who wrote this piece of crap ..  the lame baggage handlers who loose your luggage i was held up once for 30 min as my luggage was 50.1 lbs and the lady needed to know if it was ok for me to remove an item to make the 50 weight  no argument just get and train better staff

There’s always somebody who feels the need to argue with staff about their baggage or some other triviality.

Besides making a scene, this also forces everyone to wait longer.

 

09. Slow Walkers (( define slow ... oh slower then the dip that wrote slow walkers

This is understandable for the elderly or disabled. However, there’s no reason why a young, able-bodied person can’t get a move on.

 Airport goers are already in a hurry and slow-pokes just make matters worse.

 

10. Carousel Crowders  (( was this written by some 250 kilo business women

Standing as close as you can get to the baggage claim isn’t going to make your luggage come out faster.

Nor are most people interested in taking whatever might be in them. Crowding just makes everything more inconvenient, especially for people with large or many bags.

 

11. Not Paying Attention  (( i have 27 round trips in the cebu and sometimes they want lap top out and in its own bin .. some want shoes off some not ... some want empty pockets including watch and glasses some do not ...

There are always people in the security line who, despite what everyone else is doing, don’t realize they need to remove their shoes or empty their pockets.

When they finally get to the checkpoint, they’re surprised and annoyed that they must follow suit.

 

12. Public Diaper Changes

Many a horror story circulates the Internet about parents changing their kids’ diapers right there in the terminal for all to see.

Dirty diapers don’t just smell putrid. They’re also unsightly and unsanitary. Plus, who wants to sit in a seat that a poopy baby has been changed on?

There are changing stations in the bathrooms for a reason. Try to use them.

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01. Conversing Loudly

 

Banning Chinese people from having cell phones would really make the world a better place. 

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01. Conversing Loudly

 

that would be my most notable annoyance. Nearly every time I have wanted to get some rest in actual resting place too there is usually some Chinese or Indian couple that think the rest of the world should also hear that conversation. 

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I get really peeved with the duty-free shop staff

 

who tell me the scotch bottles aren't  for sampling in the store....

 

and i gotta pay the whole bottle not just the shots i consumed (which i considered fair play)

 

 

 

ain't they ever heard of costco?

 

these people will never understand customer service.

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1.      What do you expect when you are in a public place with diverse people?

 

2.      Haven’t really experienced loud music, most people I see in airports have ear plugs in to block out everyone and everything else.

 

3.      Some people do not want to eat airplane food.

 

4.      I agree completely but traveling with young children sucks most of the time.

 

5.      People are tired of being treated like criminals.

 

6.      That is everywhere you go not just the airports. The bigger that city the crazier it gets.

 

7.      Unless you are stuck in the airplane with someone who does this, get up and move. No one forces someone to sit and watch other people.

 

8.      I agree, it's irritating and unnecessary.

 

9.      Absolutely, unless they are elderly or handicapped.

 

10.  I agree but everyone still does it and it won’t cease to happen unless the airports install cattle stalls around the baggage carousels.

 

11.  Yes, this is the one thing in the airport that irritates the shit out of me and the main reason security checkpoints get backed up.

 

12.  I think this has to do more with a person’s parenting skills than anything else.

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Useless parents with unruly children.  Crying babies who really are too young to be on planes.  Useless parents.

 

This last trip I was a couple of seats behind this fecking Earth Woman type of (single) mother.  You know the sort.  Lets their kid develop without any sort of discipline.  The boy, who was probably about 4 was a nightmare.  Screaming, shouting and just throwing punches at his useless mother.  These people just don't give a shit about other passengers.

 

Check in desks that are undermanned.  "Please arrive at least 3 hours before your flight"  I was in a queue of about 20 people waiting to check in at Heathrow.  ONE check in desk open.  And why is it that I can check in and be on my way in less than 5 minutes, but the twat in front of me always seems to have a problem?

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all things mentioned are the reasons why i never fly commercial. if my people can't arrange for a private jet i just stay home and let everyone come to me.

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hyaku

The carousel crowders are annoying. If my bags are going to take a second spin around because some idiot stops me taking it off I'm going to be a little upset.

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don't forget the bookin machines that say you can check in early without queuing up. Every single time I have tried to use one of these machines every single time it does not work for various reasons, usually as the printer is not working. On top of tthat then you see the people that were behind you if you had took your place in the cue advancing along nicely why you have to start lining up from the back and now you are behind ten large families with 2-3 cases each.

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SkyMan

The worst is a massive person buying one coach seat on a full flight.

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