New Book on Surise this morning

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  1. Reggie

    Reggie Established Member

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    So who saw the segment this morning on Sunrise on terrible travellers. How many people here can relate to this.

    I hadn'y heard the story they quoted about the Manchester man who worked out it was cheaper to fly his dead other as a passanger rather than freight, with wheelchair and all
     

  2. Travel Guru

    Travel Guru Established Member

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    I caught it....it never ceases to amaze me just how cheap some people are.

    My personal annoyance lies with those in Y who put their seat down the second the undercarraige retracts leaving it down even during meal service.

    Thankfully these days 95% of my travel is in J so not so much of a problem, but they still get my nose out of joint on the odd occasion im in Y.

    TG
     
  3. Platy

    Platy Guest

    I took the international 767 from CNS to SYD one morning - the flight starts in NRT - and to my horror observed a visitor to Australia using the airline pillow as a hankerchief as he stiffled a coughing fit. I have found it hard to use aircraft pillows ever since :shock: .
     
  4. Travel Guru

    Travel Guru Established Member

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    I feel the same way about hotel pillows as well...I travel with my own in my checked luggage these days.

    TG
     
  5. Reggie

    Reggie Established Member

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    I had totally forgotten this incident. I boarded a plane from PER to SYD and was putting my carry on in the overhead locker and oloked down to see the guy that was sitting in the seat next to mine, pick his nose and wipe his finger on the pillow, I was in J. I sat down in the window seat and he was still holding the pillow with you know what over the edge of it it:shock: :mad: :confused: , after a few minutes of what seemed like he was trying to work out whether I had seen him, he stuffed it under the seat in front
     
  6. Platy

    Platy Guest

    OMG!!! That's defintely no more pillows AND no more J class for me - my oesophagous is trembling at the very thought of it...:mrgreen:

    (Reggie how could you forget a thing like, that?!)
     
  7. milehighclub

    milehighclub Active Member

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    Read 'Air Babylon' and you'll think twice before drinking your coffee, or eating or even flying again!
     
  8. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

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    All the more reason why seats in WHY should not be able to recline. Either that or make sure you get bulkhead or exit row all the time.
     
  9. Reggie

    Reggie Established Member

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    I wasn't feeling the best at the sight of it.

    I was busy and had no internet for several days, and kept trying to remember to put it on the AFF thread for things I hate about flying or something like that, but as I said I had forgotten to share my experience with those here.
     
  10. bambbbam2

    bambbbam2 Active Member

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    My Mum is a very occasional traveller. Last time she flew they guy in front of course put the tray down as soon as the meal arrived. She yelled "Oi" and he promptly went back up and stayed there..

    Me.. I would have suffered in silence..
     
  11. SeaWolf

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    Sorry to seem a bit dim, but I didn't watch Sunrise this morning, what was the title and author of the book that was being plugged?:p
     
  12. Reggie

    Reggie Established Member

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    rom the sunrise site

    Perhaps it's the excitement of flying, maybe it's the overwhelming fear or just maybe it's the fact that you are cocooned in a metal tube with hundreds of other people…the fact is flying brings out the best and worst in us all.
    Passengers Who Make Your Flight Hell will take you on a humorous journey, where you will have a look at the lighter side of flying: your fellow passengers' quirkiness and their tendency to behave badly.

    Most of the flying public fits into 10 major species, with a few specific sub species: Like Carry-on Greedicus who will be sitting in row 60 and dumps his bag in row 5's overhead storage space so he doesn't have to lug it all the way to the back of the plane. And there's Bladder Incredibilus who spends the whole flight making trips to the toilet, stumbling over your feet and interrupting your meal.

    Through the photographs, we also look at the lighter side of flying through the years, and bring the more dramatic side of aviation to life in a whimsical way. If you love flying - or even if you hate it - you will find something amusing, ridiculous or bizarre to bring a smile to your face.

    Written by ATW's Senior Editor Geoffrey Thomas with Christine Forbes Smith, Guy Norris and Tom Ballantyne. Cartoons by John Cheevers.
     
  13. simongr

    simongr Enthusiast

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    I saw some of this on TV in DRW (30 mins behind SYD so this thread started and I read a little before I heard the show on TV). I missed the definition of Carry-on Greedicus and wasn't sure if it referred to me having two bags or something else - thankfully something else ;)
     
  14. QueenCaroline

    QueenCaroline Newbie

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    Things I can't stand are;small children kicking the back of my seat - if they do I'm very vocal about it and the problem is dealt with very quickly into the flight; men who spread their legs so far apart that they intrude into my precious personal space - I'm obviously talking about economy class here; women whose saddle-bags ooze through the gap under the arm-rest and threaten to press against me; and people who can't eat or retrieve something from a bag without sticking an elbow into my face.

    On the other hand I don't sleep at all on aeroplanes, even during long distance flights and I get so uncomfortable with no leg room that I'm the one who annoys everybody else by having to get up and walk around every single hour. Always have to have a window seat too.
     
  15. bambbbam2

    bambbbam2 Active Member

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    Can someone answer this?

    If I am say in an aisle seat in Y, and I need to get out to the loo, do you show bottoms or fronts to the other people in your row? :confused:
     
  16. QueenCaroline

    QueenCaroline Newbie

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    Definitely show them your front, that way you know they're not staring in horror or in pleasure at your ar*se and front-on also allows you to see what you're doing. If the person seated is polite, they'll look down instead of staring at parts of your frontal anatomy.
     
  17. SeaWolf

    SeaWolf Active Member

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    This will largely depend on how cute the guy is and what type of jeans I'm wearing at the time. :p
    I'm usually an **** man when trying to wiggle out of my seat.
     
  18. Hvr

    Hvr Senior Member

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    This is why I sit on the aisle and will step out of my seat when the window pax wants to get out.
     
  19. QF WP

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    I'll second Hvr's comment. Always had a preference for aisle unless I'm in Business, where it's not so squeezy to get out)
     
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