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Air Travel Tips, Observations and Etiquette

I don't claim to be an expert, but I have logged nearly two million miles on a couple thousand flights inside canisters with wings that are shooting through the air. I have learned a few things over the years and made lots of observations during the process.

A Backpack...with its own Backpack!

Backpacks! Ugh!

Another freaking backpack. I am sitting in my aisle seat, minding my own business. Two guys yucking it up in the aisle. The front one spins around to laugh at something his buddy said...and smack!!! His forty pound backpack slammed in to my shoulder. Dude!! Pay attention, you idiot! He did apologize but still, don't be an idiot in tight spaces. End of rant.

Nice Suit and a BACKPACK!!

l am sure it is just me but there is something that is just not right about seeing a young traveling attorney/Jr executive, wearing a very nice three piece dark suit and a walking with a forward lean because of a twenty pound backpack protruding foot from his shoulders. It's hard to stand tall and impressive when hunched over...just saying. ????

BackPack Etiquette

It happened again. A guy with a big Ole backpack and pulling a rollerboard behind him. His rollerboard hit a snag. He spins around, backpack slamming into my shoulder. Acknowledgement? No. Apology? No. He just bulldozed forward to his seat. I shouldn't be but I am still sometimes amazed at how some people can simply not see beyond their own little universe and have just a little respect for others.

High Heels and Backpack

I am walking through the Atlanta airport on my way to make my connecting flight. Ahead of me I notice a tall and thin young lady walking slowly and deliberately. She had what must have been a twenty five pound backpack, filled to the gills and she seemed to be having trouble with her center of gravity being out of kilter. She also had a distressed look on her face as I passed her by as she seemed to be teetering a bit. I looked down and noticed what must have been at least six inch heels on her shoes. Now, I appreciate high heels on women as 1) they can be very attractive and 2) I am nearly 6'4" so standing around too many people who are often a foot shorter than me makes me feel like Gulliver and I get nervous. That said, while this young lady was attractive, those shoes were a bit comical and her backpack made it look like, if someone tried, she could be spun like a top. I am just glad she was not on my flight wearing that backpack.

BackPacks on Planes! NO!

I hate backpacks on airplanes. Well, actually I hate them when worn by very rude and inconsiderate people while boarding a flight. Come on people, when you turn in the aisle, that one foot protrusion on your back has to go somewhere. I prefer that it not be in my face....or anyone's face. Geez, people! Think a little bit. It is not all about you! And that is my airplane rant for today.

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