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Friday, March 15, 2013

Flying is still a pain in the ... and the Wallet.



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Hi All :)

I hope your day is going well :)

So, having flown recently I have been reminded, yet again, how frustrating going on a trip by plane really is. I still long for the days when it was an adventure and enjoyable (Sigh, seems like such a long time ago now ;(.







 I am so tired of spending FOREVER boarding a plane because people are too cheap to pay $20.00+ to check their bags. Yep, I am as sick to death as everyone else of all the extra added fees when you buy a plane ticket but seriously people, that larger than life Mary Poppins bag ain't gonna fit in the overhead bins and yes, I know the airlines are to blame for this and I am damn F...... sick of it too!!!! But YOU selfish people are making my trip more challenging and unpleasant, so quit your trying to screw the system and pay to check your bags already!!!!!

I have also seen flight attendants (Deadheading) and bring their bags to the gate, checking them in there and someone, from the Airline, just takes their bag to the hold for them; So, now other people have caught on to this and those whose bags are "TOO BIG" to go in the over head bins, get their bags checked and taken to the hold but they don't pay the $20.00+ fee we paid for each of our checked bags. 
THAT IS MORE THAN TOTALLY ANNOYING - THEY KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THEY ARE DOING - THEY THINK THEY ARE SCREWING THE AIRLINES BUT REALLY THEY ARE SCREWING THEIR HONEST FELLOW PASSENGERS, SO STOP IT!!!!!!

AND NOW, the TSA, in their infinite wisdom, are allowing people to take KNIVES AND CERTAIN SPORTS EQUIPMENT ON TO AIRPLANES, SERIOUSLY!!!!!!!


From TSA Website;

Permitted:


Small novelty or toy bats are included in the changes and can now be transported as part of carry-on luggage.

  • Bats 24 inches or shorter in length or 24 ounces or less.
  • Bats longer than 24 inches and less than 24 ounces
The following sporting equipment is included in this change and can now be carried through airport security: billiard cues, ski poles, hockey sticks and lacrosse sticks golf clubs (limited to two). 


Permitted:

The blade must be no more than 2.36 inches or 6 cm in length – from tip to where it meets the handle or hilt

The blade must be no more than ½ inch in width


 We still have to take our shoes off at the airports to go thru security but some idiot can bring on a pair of ski poles, a pair of golf clubs and a 2.36ins. knife (like anyone is going to measure it before they leave home or at the Airport, WHAT A JOKE!!!!) 

WHO in their right mind would need these things on an airplane. Are they going to practice slalom down the aisle, do a little "putting" in the galley or maybe the knife is for helping fellow passengers open the inedible trail mix packets they were just given by the flight attendants along with their drinks. WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PLEASE, COULD SOMEONE WITH HALF A BRAIN AND SOME POWER TALK SOME SENSE INTO THE FAA & TSA AND INSIST THAT THESE OBJECTS STILL NEED TO BE CHECKED!!!

And while we are on it, please, oh pretty please can all the AIRLINES please do something about carry on bags, for all of us PEOPLE who do the right thing and pay to check our bags!!! :)

PLEASE STOP THE STUPIDITY (If only for my Sanity)!!!! 

Cheers, T. :)




4 comments:

Almost Precious said...

Not sure why I decided to check out this other blog of yours T, as I had it in the back of my mind that they were - well sort of "moth- balled away for storage". :0

But Lord do I agree with you about flying. Once it used to be a pleasure - now it is a pain. And all those stupid people who come aboard the plain with carry on luggage that they know good-and-well, will not fit either under the seat or in the overhead bins. Yet they still try to push, shove and cram it in regardless.
Oh for the old days when seats were spacious, and airlines treated you like guests in a luxurary hotel. Gone. Gone forever are those halcyon days. :(

T@PoppyPlacePdx said...

Hey Anna,

So, glad you stopped by :)

I don't blog on here very often but I like to keep this separate from my alter ego, or is it the other way around, lol :)

Yep, travelling by plane has become such a pain, I think of it as a necessary evil :(

Have a lovely evening :)

Cheers, T. :)

Vallon des Trésors said...

Oh the frustrations of flying, I totally agree with you!

Me and boyfriend always pay for priority boarding, as we hate to stand in line a long time. People without priority boarding ALWAYS manage to sneak into that line, and to get to the airplane at the same time as the people who actually payed extra for this service. Sometimes they are send back, but very often it works. And most of them know what they are doing, judging by their smug faces as they are allowed in. Well...I guess you are right, flying is a necessary evil.

I am sorry for the rant!

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