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  • cloud_9
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Sep 2005
    • 2418

    Most annoying travel problem...

    I am interested to know what peoples thoughts are on the most annoying airline/airport problem that you experience most commonly, and what suggestions you could think of to help solve the problem?

    Please feel free to contribute, any suggestions welcome.
  • Mark L
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Mar 2003
    • 4325

    #2
    Losing baggage. Not much that can really be done about it to be honest.

    However it would help their case immeasureably if they didnt then steal from the bag as happened recently to me with bmi
    My recent and upcoming flights

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    • A330-300
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Dec 2005
      • 1676

      #3
      Long haul flights with seats that make your backside go stiff. I recently exprienced this with Alitalia on a 763 and sure wasn't good.
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      • zouzy86
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Sep 2005
        • 213

        #4
        immigration!! they never seem to believe what i say!! and even came across the same inspector 3 times in a month!
        who remembered me but said its routine!!
        so guess the people trying to get in to France have a good chance while they are busy with me

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        • SHAMROCK321
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Jan 2004
          • 2544

          #5
          Well most of the time I travel without baggage but I work in the baggage department and the most common problem is delays in the delivery of baggage due to lack of staff. Ive been shouted at countless times because of other people inability to show up for work.

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          • symon
            Planoholic
            • Oct 2005
            • 1011

            #6
            I can handle the troubles caused at airports eg queues at immigration, baggage etc because i realise how many thousands of pax the staff there have to deal with each day.

            what i dont enjoy about travelling however, is when i actually want to get some sleep on a long haul but cant get comfy enough in the seats to have a decent sleep. worsened when im in the isle seat and people to the left/right of me need to get out to go to the toilet, or when there are crying babies near me
            Sy

            Everybody makes mistakes, that's why they put erasers on the ends of pencils.

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            • zouzy86
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Sep 2005
              • 213

              #7
              Keep up the good work shamrock!

              i can never complain here in FR or morocco never had a prob with the bags! because i guess they like to see whats in them :

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              • Flying-forever
                At Southampton Airport..
                • Dec 2005
                • 160

                #8
                ummmmm.... i dont know really i'd say losing all your important documents you need to travel e.g passport , Visa stuff. Like if you came off a long flight all you wana do is get to your accomadation and sleep but your stopped becasue you dont have the right info to stay in that country
                Daniel

                Flights to come:
                9th March 2009
                London Gatwick - Orlando
                Virgin Atlantic

                31st March 2009
                Orlando - London Gatwick
                Virgin Atlantic

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                • BY767
                  Rank 5 Registered User
                  • Apr 2004
                  • 326

                  #9
                  Personally, I find the most annoying thing by far (surprised it hasn't already been mentioned!) is when you are unable to have a window seat for whatever reason and then you see someone sat at a window seat and they decide to read for the entire duration of the flight... or even worse they pull the blind down so nobody can see anything!!! That makes me MAD!!!!!!!!

                  Regards,

                  Joe

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                  • Future Pilot
                    Rank 5 Registered User
                    • Jul 2003
                    • 3469

                    #10
                    Originally posted by BY767
                    Personally, I find the most annoying thing by far (surprised it hasn't already been mentioned!) is when you are unable to have a window seat for whatever reason and then you see someone sat at a window seat and they decide to read for the entire duration of the flight... or even worse they pull the blind down so nobody can see anything!!! That makes me MAD!!!!!!!!

                    Regards,

                    Joe
                    Joe you took the words right out of my mouth mate! happened to me last year on my flight back to Manchester from Puerto Plata, oh how pissed I was during that flight.

                    I'll make sure it won't happen on my next flight this Monday and when we come back a week later!
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                    • Hugh Jarse
                      Senior Member
                      • Feb 2005
                      • 193

                      #11
                      I get peeved when people walk through the terminal dors and stop dead, looking at their tickets/feet/navels whatever it is they do. Same seems to occur at the bottom of escalators, outside lifts or anywhere in fact where the is a consrtiction or obstruction to easy movement.

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                      • by738
                        Rank 5 Registered User
                        • Apr 2004
                        • 1046

                        #12
                        I get annoyed at people who persist in arriving at the gate late and bound up to the agent thinking they can just get on first. The annoying thing is they then hang about right at the gate door and get on first- even though those who were there on time have been waiting patiently. Why do they think everyone else at the gate is sitting there....for a laugh?

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                        • Hugh Jarse
                          Senior Member
                          • Feb 2005
                          • 193

                          #13
                          Nearly forgot the one of everyone jumping up even before the aircraft has come to a stop let alone the seatbelt signs being turned off. You get people pushing and shoving to get off first but, hello, we are all going to have to wait at immigration/baggage claim. I even had a woman want to push past me recently and telling me how I was holding everyone else up. We left the terminal together. Oh how we laughed, NOT! I did but she was less than amused when I pointed out the error of her ways.

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                          • SHAMROCK321
                            Rank 5 Registered User
                            • Jan 2004
                            • 2544

                            #14
                            Well before I moved to baggae tracing I worked check in and part of that was being gate agent. I had a minor row with a passenger one day who was travelling with Germanwings to Cologne. She insisted that even though she checked in number 90 she had to board first. Needless to say that woman who still stood at the gate door until boarind time didnt get on first!!!!!
                            im sure its the same on FR and U2 flights. If you want to get on first then get to the airport on time.

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                            • A330-300
                              Rank 5 Registered User
                              • Dec 2005
                              • 1676

                              #15
                              Originally posted by BY767
                              Personally, I find the most annoying thing by far (surprised it hasn't already been mentioned!) is when you are unable to have a window seat for whatever reason and then you see someone sat at a window seat and they decide to read for the entire duration of the flight... or even worse they pull the blind down so nobody can see anything!!! That makes me MAD!!!!!!!!

                              Regards,

                              Joe
                              That is just annoying to the bone. Good thing I don't travel with lo-cost airlines or charter.
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                              • Papa Lima
                                Rank 5 Registered User
                                • Mar 2004
                                • 2979

                                #16
                                I recently travelled with Ryanair back to Gothenburg from Stansted and was first at the check-in, receiving boarding pass sequence number 1.
                                There was so much pushing and shoving at the gate I guess I was about number 100 to actually board!
                                That is one of my pet hates with Ryanair (plus the inflexible baggage allowance as practised at Stansted and yet at none of the other Ryanair terminals that I use). Unfortunately I am forced to use Ryanar to get to and from the UK from where I live.
                                "Aviation is a useless and expensive fad advocated by a few individuals whose ideas are unworthy of attention."
                                Chief of the Imperial General Staff, Sir W. G. Nicholson

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                                • PMN
                                  PMN
                                  PlaneObsessedBassPlayer
                                  • Aug 2005
                                  • 5594

                                  #17
                                  Originally posted by A330-300
                                  That is just annoying to the bone. Good thing I don't travel with lo-cost airlines or charter.
                                  What on earth does that have to do with anything?!

                                  Paul
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                                  • LBARULES
                                    Pointless flightaholic!
                                    • May 2003
                                    • 9820

                                    #18
                                    Indeed, flying with scheduled airlines doesn't gurantee you a window seat or mean that the passenger in the window seat is more likely to put the blind down.

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                                    • cloud_9
                                      Rank 5 Registered User
                                      • Sep 2005
                                      • 2418

                                      #19
                                      Originally posted by Papa Lima
                                      I recently travelled with Ryanair back to Gothenburg from Stansted and was first at the check-in, receiving boarding pass sequence number 1.
                                      There was so much pushing and shoving at the gate I guess I was about number 100 to actually board!
                                      That is one of my pet hates with Ryanair (plus the inflexible baggage allowance as practised at Stansted and yet at none of the other Ryanair terminals that I use). Unfortunately I am forced to use Ryanar to get to and from the UK from where I live.
                                      That would **** me off big time...

                                      However, with Ryanair's new online check-in service, those that use it get priority boarding...I know it doesn't solve the issue, but at least it might mean that you can at least not have to stuggle to board.

                                      Is it me, or do others hate the smell of an aircraft when you first step onboard...?

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                                      • Future Pilot
                                        Rank 5 Registered User
                                        • Jul 2003
                                        • 3469

                                        #20
                                        Originally posted by cloud_9
                                        Is it me, or do others hate the smell of an aircraft when you first step onboard...?
                                        Well TBH mate I don't think I have ever experienced any overwhelming smell (good or bad) when boarding an aircraft!
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                                        NW104 - MSP-LHR - A330-200

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