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Old 27th Sep 2013, 13:59
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Recently had the misfortune to position on a Ryanair flight. During the melee that they call boarding, i overheard a fantastic conversation between two young ladies from the essex area.

Whilst in a quandry as to where the best seats were, they discussed removing the "reserved" notices, because "no one would Know"

Then one had a fantastic idea, why not use the "disabled" seats at the back.

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Old 1st Oct 2013, 20:40
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upgrade to the front row with legroom free of charge
Gosh, is that's an upgrade? I thought an upgrade was a flat bed, 17" IFE and Champagne?
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Old 8th Oct 2013, 17:29
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Overheard at Barcelona on Sunday :

Agent : "Sorry, but your bag is overweight"
Pax : "Why?"
Agt : "Because it weighs 27 kilos and you are allowed 20."
Pax to other half : "I told you you'd packed badly, shall we re-arrange the stuff inside so it weighs less?"

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Old 9th Oct 2013, 09:04
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Travelling out of Gatwick on TCX I checked a suitcase in which was under allowed weight. I was then asked to put my hand luggage on scales which was a couple of kilos above the 5 kilo limit.

The agent told me to remove items from hand baggage and place in suitcase.


Now one of the reasons that limits on suitcase weight was brought in was good old Health & Safety on behalf of baggage handlers.


As I am the only one handling my hand baggage but my suitcase in being lifted by others this is nonsensical is it not?


I sometimes despair at the way we Brits enforce the rules whether they are sensible or not.
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Old 9th Oct 2013, 10:35
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As I am the only one handling my hand baggage but my suitcase in being lifted by others this is nonsensical is it not?
Well not necessarily. Weight on an aircraft is not as simple as staying within the maximum limit. The positions of those weights throughout the aircraft are also extremely important in order for it to remain in balance during flight.
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Old 9th Oct 2013, 10:56
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I do not think that this ruling is for trim. Perhaps it is a limit for the overhead lockers and in the case of Russian airlines the escape slide or life raft as the case maybe.
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Old 10th Oct 2013, 08:51
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TCX have a hand baggage limit of 5 kilos which is extremely small considering the weight of the bag to start with. I now use a super lightweight cabin bag to at least give me a headstart.
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Old 10th Oct 2013, 12:22
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what's online check-in?
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Old 10th Oct 2013, 21:00
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Online check-in is when you check-in online - what more is there to say?
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Old 11th Oct 2013, 09:36
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what more is there to say?
This IS a thread for stupid passenger comments.
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Old 11th Oct 2013, 16:21
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Online check-in is when you check-in online - what more is there to say?
As opposed to check-in inline at the airport.
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Old 8th Nov 2013, 11:10
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500N,

I thought this was a forum for denigrating 'thick' passengers. Given your recent post and I quote:-

"My objection is people who turn up in the queue and have no end of
bits and pieces to take out of pockets - which invariably they don't
start organising until they get to the trays and so it takes ages
- and then have broaches, large metal belt buckles, metal shoes
to add to it".


Where exactly should 'thick' passengers put these pocketed items when they're waiting in line for a tray???

Maybe the title of the thread should be 'Thick Passenger and Thick Cabin Crew' comments.
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Old 8th Nov 2013, 17:02
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Start putting them into their bags, coat/jacket pockets that have to come off anyway that way when their turn comes to getting a tray it's straight forward and takes a few seconds to remove a jacket and belt and pop the bag/carry on on the x ray conveyor...
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Old 25th Nov 2013, 21:48
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And now we know why it takes so long to get through security, thanks for clearing that up for us Lukeafb1.
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Old 20th Oct 2014, 21:30
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Thick air crew comment overheard recently :

Steward : “Chicken or beef”
Passenger : “Neither, I’m vegetarian.”
Steward : “But it’s cooked.”
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Old 21st Oct 2014, 04:42
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That one sounds more like an off the cuff joke.
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Old 21st Oct 2014, 06:58
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Quite possibly, but it was overheard on a domestic flight in ZA so anything is possible.
Years ago I heard a passenger asking if we'd be able to see Table Mountain when landing ....... at JNB!
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Old 21st Oct 2014, 07:42
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""My objection is people who turn up in the queue and have no end of
bits and pieces to take out of pockets - which invariably they don't
start organising until they get to the trays and so it takes ages
- and then have broaches, large metal belt buckles, metal shoes
to add to it".

Where exactly should 'thick' passengers put these pocketed items when they're waiting in line for a tray???

Maybe the title of the thread should be 'Thick Passenger and Thick Cabin Crew' comments.

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Most passengers have hand luggage - try putting it in there whilst queueing or is that to simple? Why is it people remove their tiny brains when they enter an airport? I am a regular passenger and I am amazed how stupid people are when they know they have to remove metallic items, belts, shoes etc

To say this is thick crew comments is asinine.
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Old 21st Oct 2014, 14:09
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I have to confess, this was ACTUALLY my own grandmother; We were flying as a family to Washington on United and granny wanted to purchase some duty free. Cabin crew were lovely and VERY patient when she queried the fact that the onboard prices were in US$ She then asked when the USA was going to convert to Euros as her home country (no names but it's where leprechauns come from!) had had to!!!!

I love the idea of the most powerful currency in the world being absorbed into the Eurozone Doh!
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Old 9th Nov 2014, 17:12
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If they had meekly accepted Saddam Hussein's threat to switch to trading oil in E instead of USD, ie rather than invade him as a result, they might have had to.
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