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Thursday travel question day: what's your biggest travel pet peeve? Gimme some good ones!

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This one is especially true for emerging markets: passengers who rush down the isle when the plane comes to a halt to win the extra 2/3 seat rows in front of them and therefore get off the plane faster (pushing and squeezing themselves in between the remaining passengers in front of them who by then already started standing up) - drives me bananas !!!

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This is very big in India, and KSA.

People listening to videos/music on their phone without earphones, using my seat to help them stand up, the guy who puts his feet on the wall of the bulkhead with his shoes on, people who don’t keep their arms in their own space and keep bumping me, and pushy 1K’s crowding the pre-board area before they get called and blocking the way for the 4 groups that get on before them, and people rushing down the aisle ahead of their row to get off the plane. As I write this, I realize I travel too much...

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At home and at the office I keep my feet on another chair, a table, or a footrest. Comfort and better blood circulation is more important to me than people riding their high horses. And cleanliness? Since when are planes clean?

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People who don't know the precheck rules

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Gotta love the new scanners in Amsterdam for solving this. Wish they had them in the other side too!

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Children

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Unmanaged kids are annoying. I will manage them for you.

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Trying to get into a bathroom stall with my suitcase

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Mine is overly sensitive auto flush toilets!! Ugh

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Post it notes work great over the sensor.

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Flight attendant announcements trying to sell credit cards

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PwC3 that's just hurtful to people who like potatoes

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People who don’t understand escalator etiquette

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I like the MSP airport that has guidelines on the moving sidewalks. Stand right walk left

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People who put their bags in the rows ahead of their actual seat; which results in now overhead bin space near my seat

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Pwc18 for the win. Great reminder of the reference.

Hotel rooms with shitty irons and no coffee machine

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Man I was staying at a JW once... got upgraded to a suite... I have a very rigid morning routine that entails 3 cups of coffee as I steam or iron my suit pants and iron my shirt.
I woke up, went to make a cup of coffee... and found that there was a single cup coffee maker but no pods. I was a bit frustrated that I had to leave my room to get the coffee but I sucked it up.
When I got back to my room I filled up the iron with water... pulled out a wash clothes to use to run a bunch of steam through to clean out the ports so that I did not mess up my shirt or slacks... which has happened more times than I can count... and then I went to iron my shirt.
As I began to iron the iron began leaking all over the shirt.
I was pretty irritated... I called the front desk and after 25 minutes I got the replacement iron. I walked through the same process... add water, run steam through it to make sure it does not mess up my shirt... then as I began to iron... I found the same issue, the thing leaked all over my shirt.
I was very frustrated and broke the iron... I beat it over the edge of the marble counter until all that was left in my hand was the handle and cord (still plugged in). Then I called the front desk to explain that I would need yet another iron and that the one they sent me was in about 300 pieces in the melted garbage can in my bathroom (I neglected to let it cool off before disposing of it).
I thought they might charge me but To my delight, when I got back from work that night all of my shirts were pressed and a brand new iron still in the box was waiting in my room.

I love Marriott

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Watching Snapchat stories with the sound on

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Troof

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The sensors used on sinks to turn on water in the terminal restrooms don’t work well (if at all) and when they do work, the water is always cold

That my return home flight is inevitably delayed.

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I usually have to try 3 at Newark before I get that sweet sweet water.

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Gate lice

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Didn't even realize there was a name for them. People in Zone 8 who line up right in front of the Priority lane 20 minutes before boarding starts infuriate me.

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This may be shallow. But sitting next to really overweight people on flights

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Not shallow... I have had some very tight flights stuck next to folks much larger than me

Passengers sitting behind me that pull on the back of my seat to assist them as they stand up or sit down. Having your seat tipped backward without warning gives the uncomfortable feeling that you’re falling. Then you suddenly spring forward again when the passenger behind you releases their grasp on your seat. It’s evil

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C8, specially when they also grab some of my hair along with the seat (female with long hair)

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People who take f o r e v e r to get off the plane - especially when others have tight connections / want to go home

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Literally just witnessed that as well. 2 hour delay and acts like we’ve got the rest of the night to mess around

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Armrest hogs, people that stink, armrest hogs that stink, food that stinks, stank ass feet, people resting their feet on chairs on front of them, basically just nasty ass people.

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What about people who decide to take off their shoes? And sometimes socks? Yikes.

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People that are under six feet putting their briefcase in the overhead bin. Love it when their feet don’t even touch the ground. Basic courtesy to the 30% of passengers with Diamond status on Delta flights to Atl.

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+1 for the footstool!!!

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People struggling to match the number and letter on their boarding pass to the number and letter above the seats. I had 2 people try to tell me that I was in their seat today...

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People that don't respect the row order to get out of the plane

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Row order only holds if people are ready to deboard

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People who take too long getting their items on the belt through security check

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That and people who block people movers by not walking when you’re in a hurry and act surprised that someone might need to move faster.

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I feel like I should wear a shirt to work that says “read your assistants emails before asking questions”. One of my bosses asked for a travel change and I sent them the times and prices per class types.
Their next three emails? Answered one question per email. So after they said time I asked which class, they asked the prices (which I copy pasted from the previous message) and then they asked if the prices were less for the other flights, and then they chose one. Five hours later. READ!

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Delta needs some new inflight movies- I've been reduced to watching the Japanese ones...

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When Vino Volo is all the way on the other side of the airport and you have to contemplate your dinner versus flight boarding time priorities 🤔

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Plane is delayed and we are trapped in airplane with 90 degree plus heat for over half an hour and no one seems to yell & give the pilot and flight attendant hard time. What’s the problem with society

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Last travel day of 2017 and nobody in the middle seat of my row. Thank you travel gods

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My flight leaves at 2:45 PM and the inbound plane is scheduled to land on time at 2:00 PM. Am I missing something or is Delta confident enough to unboard, clean the plane, and board in 45 min?

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