>>1064000 >get terrible diarrhea right at the start of the landing of the plane and have stewardess open the toilet door using force to find you sitting with your pants down and telling you politely "sir we are lading please get back to your seat"
>>1064020 I have done this but not to the point of them opening the door... Fuckin Oktoberfest... Went twice in the beer tent, again at the hostel, twice at the airport, couple times on the plane to Turkey, again at IST, and finally again at the hostel in Taksim before I passed out at 4AM
>in Berlin >get three day travel pass >travel around without problem >on way back to train station on last day >get stopped by a policeman on u-bahn (wtf why do you even have policemen doing that job you crazy krauts) >get fined 40 euros for not having stamped the ticket >policeman jokes with me about having a ticket for next time I visit the city
>>1064000 >>get terrible diarrhea right at the start of the trip Oh man, antibiotics do this to me on day 3...I got it once from Dulles to Reykjavik, coach, and queue at rear lavatories was so kind to me twice, letting me skip the line on repeat visits.
>>1064262 >Stash your luggage in their luggage room, go explore the city for six hours, come back to the hostel, get your bag, go to the airport. Yup, most hotels will gladly do that for you as well. Tip someone.
Alternately, I'll do a veryyyy-long restaurant visit, something with sight-seeing, halfway or close to the airport. Even a nice hotel restaurant if you feel awkward about it. They're used to people killing time waiting for something or someone. Get a place you can guard your bags without hindering their traffic (wheeled uprights ftw).
>>1064584 If you bought it from DB online and printed it, then that's it. The local tickets do clearly mention "this has to be stamped or it's not valid". But those are only for the city lines, long distance or regional trains don't have that system, and you can buy tickets onboard as well. If your ticket clearly mentions your starting point and destination then there's no stamping it. Conductors will just scan the square code.
People who's carry-on luggage won't fit into the overhead compartment or that can't lift their own bag into the compartment. Every one behind these people are having to wait while the situation is resolved. Along those same lines, people who put things like purses, coats, and hats into the overhead bins before everyone's boarded. Most travelers are toting a carry-on; taking up space with stuff that can go under the seat in front of you is being a bastard until everyone is aboard.
>>1063795 Metal detectors at security, and half the people in front have me are acting like its a complete surprise. And when the realize it, they act like they are on their living room, and just do everything in slow motion. But what gets me the most, is I am always way early but this reoccurring scene always aggrivates me.
>>1063795 >Go to the bathroom/restroom on flight >suddenly turbulence
>have to take a shit >plane is about to land >have to wait a gazillion of precious minutes awaiting for the bridge >first class passengers go out first >then old people and children >have to rush to the airport's bathroom to take a shit >all toilets are occupied
>didn't sleep the whole night >want to take a nap on the flight >old lady in the other seat turns the light on because she wants to complete her word puzzle
>getting treated like a terrorist although you're an european citizen with no relation to middle east at all
>110% Americans talking loud as fuck in the middle of the airport with this irritating texas ranger accent
>Have to go to the bathroom >the stewards are serving the meal and tell you "sir, WAIT A MOMENT PLEASE" while giving you a bad look >you wait for like 5 minutes >they behave like they don't give a fuck
>>1064617 Just today, was taking the train back home after New Years at home, and some fucking French sandnigger couple (the woman way over-dressed and with long pink talons) took like literally 5 minutes to decide first on a free (unreserved) seat and then where to store their luggage (three small suitcases -- just fucking put them anywhere!). Don't know what they said but the bitch with giant fake Gucci sunglasses on top of her hijab was jabbering a lot, telling her husband where to put stuff I guess... Meanwhile a line of people are waiting to go past in both directions.
Stand to the side and let people past. We finally get through and our seat is behind them, but they've taken up all the overhead storage.
There was also some retarded woman sitting in our seat. Stank like cheap cigs and piss, and when we politely told her we had reserved seats, she gave us a really dirty look, slowly got up and scuttled off leaving fucking chip crumbs all over the seat and her stank-ass butt stench in the air.
>>1064731 I can't sleep either, it really sucks. In bed, I can sleep like a rock through snoring, alarms and traffic noise or whatever, but I just can never doze off on planes, even with the help of (mild) drowsy drugs.
I'd add a large plexiball ball hanging off a chain on the tail for the worst of Chinese tourists. You know the kind I mean... with that special stank of cigarettes, cooking oil and fishy breath, who are loud talking, generally noisy pushy motherfuckers. A blanket, oxygen tank and perhaps bottle of cheap cognac to lure them inside in the first place.
I really hate when people who are sitting at the back of the plane just throw their luggage into the first locker with space on their way through the plane... It just results in a huge waste of time at both take off and landing
>>1064706 This. Man I'm from the Med, I have a huge bushy black beard I have to keep for work and I have natural big black bushy eyebrows. I look terrorist as fuck. I've resorted to wearing really fancy-looking clothes, talking in an american accent and carrying a clearly-visible crucifix just to disarm people cause a suicide bomber-tier psycho would never dress or act like this western.
>>1065136 Honestly, I have a feeling that wearing the cross would make an ignorant TSA American worker suspect you to be an extremist muslim terrorist. Even if the cross is a Christian thing, it's linked to devotion and unless they actually know anything about Islam, I can see them making that retarded link.
Anyway, I feel for you, man. My family can pass for Mexican and it's such a shitshow any time we cross into the US. It actually gets so bad that I have to tell them we're Canadian, won't get stuck in your country, and really have no intention/would ever want to live there (no offense, obviously - I love the US but Canada treats me better).
And on that topic...pet peeves: how US customs always give my immigrant parents who have lived here for 40 years the hardest time in the world.
Border guard: "what is your relationship to your car" My dad: "lolwut? with perfect grammar but an obvious FOB asian accent" Border guard: *shitstorm questioning ensues*
come to checkinm with large rolling suitcase, smaller cabin sized suit case . 'sir, the large suitcase is to heavy"\] End up 10 min shifting shit, wearing two cameras round my neck. I don't get this shit
>>1064623 >Having a seat in business class, and noticing that the overhead bin is full because some plebs from cattle class have put their luggage into the business class bins. Getting to your seat too late FTW. Flight attendants _should_ watch that passengers dont do that, but they look the other way once things get very full when first and second row coach do that. If they see it, they typically fit your bag in, and take down the wrong bag above your seat, and hand it to the gate agent in the jetway to check it with the pile of strollers and walkers going into the belly. Know your rights! But, probably what happened is that your business class neighbors put two bags up, to keep their own legroom free from their personal item. They don't have enough room for every single person to do that on a full flight, again why flight attendants watch. If you want to be a total jerk, pull out someone elses bag, place it in the aisle and let that person immediately spot it, take care of it right away, and you kind of ignorantly apologize it away like you were going to place it back in there (haha, no). If they aren't sitting right there and recognize it, then it's simply now for sure no one around you and shouldn't be there, and that's one getting checked now!
(Source; I fly standby 50% of the past decades, so I know all about boarding last!)
(P.S. Sometimes it's crew bags, esp in First, hogging the bins, so be careful and read those tags before you pull a rude move, but they have no qualms moving their bags back to last row coach bins or floor of the coat closet in First).
>>1065454 >>been traveling for 18+ hours >>plane lands at 6:00 am >>hotel check-in is at 4:00 pm >Fuck me I just want to nap, not shuffle around the city like a zombie for 10 hours This is a big problem with the red eyes to Reykjavik. I've had 3 separate hotels act horsey with me about the bags and absolutely no early check-in. But, I've discovered Blue Lagoon has no issue at all holding a bag for ya., so it's the first stop now.
Most larger sized hotels I've been to all over the world have no issue holding the bags for you behind the desk in a little managers office or closet there. And, even half of the time they seem it would be impossible to get a room early, they do anyway if you sit in the lobby and say you'll wait, just as soon as a maid cleans one of the early checkout folks they'll call you over, or say "oh, 10am is the earliest". They really just don't want to be held to a promise or rush a staff to do one faster than the routine. I've parked bags, removed swimsuits from carryons, and lounged at hotel pools (napped in a chair)too. This is a strategy for early checkout and late flights, as well. Have a double set of ziplocs for the damp suit!
>>1064868 Well, last year I traveled to Quakenbruck for a business trip. Made a quick trip to Osnabruck by car and I liked your town. So this time is a short vacation for myself. Have been reviewing and searching that there us a lot of history and places to see, eat and more. Any advice for me? I will be in second and third week of march 2016.
>>1064121 I watched Jin Roh on my flight from Chicago to San Diego a few days ago and was tryna be mega discreet with the first part when they toss the satchel charge, and then the next one where the girl blows herself up.
>>1064365 >unless it's a "fine" that they expect you to pay in cash on the spot (not super likely in western europe, in my experience) It was, and the cop was scary looking. He had that SS look, and a gun on his hip.
>daytime sleepers Those guys who are dead asleep in the dorm at 3p and are pissed off when woken up by talking roommates or the lights flicking on. It's the middle of the fucking day, friend, normal travelers are usually awake at these hours.
>those who refuse to put their seatback upright The ones that ignore the cabin announcement and keep their seat reclined for meals/takeoff/landing until a flight attendant spots them and forces them to put it back up... then immediately reclines it again.
>>1064851 >>1064854 I'm a partyfag and an earlybird, and it's definitely the rustling plastic bags at 5a in the morning that piss me off more. If you're getting up that early, then please have your shit ready the night before ffs.
>>1065600 Those fines are always on the spot, as they know no one would ever ever pay otherwise. German cops are pussies though, and transit police are the bottom of the barrel. I wouldn't fear them much.
>>1065808 Fucking this. It's uncomfortable, a chore, noisy, too bloody paranoid and the more I can't stop imagining goblins on the wings throwing shit into the engines, the more I somehow get stuck with window seats.
It's just fairly unpleasant. If I could get to places as cheaply and fast-like with a ship, I would.
Flying in general and mainly sitting next to an ill person on a full flight.
Flying isn't too terrible especially when you get that initial excitement of going somewhere, going back is the worst though. Didn't help that last time the guy next to me had a sinus infection. Luckily he spared me the whole blowing the nose thing in front of me for the most part. Poor guy, his trip must've been hell.
>>1065838 >If you're getting up that early, then please have your shit ready the night before ffs. you mean when people are already sleeping and the room is pitch black? In the end it's a hostel, you have to deal with noise and other people.
>>1064297 were they real cops? The german chick I was with said they worked with the train or some shit.
same thing happened to me when I was in berlin. I had just come from paris so I didnt know about this stamping bullshit. Luckily the german chick I was with was ok with paying for both of our fines which is fair because she didnt even tell me about the stamps. Neither of the train nazis even said a word to me.
>>1066268 Could be a range of things... - Change of cuisine - Jetlag - Eating at the wrong time (Body is used to different times, kinda falls under jetlag) - unease of using public bathrooms to poop or just the fact that its not at home - Dehydration, overuse of alcohol (which also leads to dehydration)
For me it's often a few days of having trouble taking a shit and after that I often get the runs for a few days. Which I mostly account to the change in cuisine, eating times and alcohol (ab)use.
>>1063955 my immune system always freaks the fuck out after flying. My lymph nodes will swell up and it hurts to swallow. Vitamin C is the only thing that helps. Don't know what to do about it besides getting plenty of sleep and not drinking alcohol but damn it's annoying. I'm mostly certain it comes from the amount of new and foreign germs you come into contact with.
>>1064854 Why don't you guys use earplugs? I don't think I could have slept a single night in dorms without them (ok, except when passed out drunk). Earplugs and a sleep mask insulate you from pretty much everything that people do in dorms.
>>1065129 >No, I'm an actor in TV and Film. There's a pretty penny to be made these days fitting into the "not really threatening/helpful support arab guy". Braid it twice. Wear a fake nose ring. Put on a really folded up ugly straw cowboy hat or outback hat with one snap up. Pull off a pesky kritter removal guy-reptile handler/ex-Korn signer kind of vibe.
>Go to airport feel fine >Fly, feel fine >Land, fine >Walking out, fine >Halfway through the arrival airport, and suddenly I have to take the sloppiest shit of my fucking life >Have to jam into a bathroom with my luggage and shlop my asshole over the toilet
>In Germany, on train >have to piss >go to toilet cubicles, two are side-by-side >one is occupied, so use the other >go in and lock door, slight mist of piss on floor, smells bad already, but that's typical enough, >lift lid... >it is FULL of piss and a log of shit, plus some fucking idiot tried to flush a plastic 'hygiene' bag (i.e. for tampons), so it's clogged >hold back my retch a little, consider for a few seconds if I should just piss too >think, no, I can't, it'll overflow, I'm not that piggish, smell getting to me... >get out of there >right outside there is qt3.14 waiting for a toilet after me. >don't speak German, say "uh, it must be of order" >she doesn't understand, goes in >comes right back out and looks at me >IT WASN'T ME >I go back to my seat >turns out she's sitting a few seats beyond me, but facing my direction >have to avoid eye-contact for the next 2 hours.
>Be me, 20, just a guy on a Midnight flight with an expected 6-7 hour flight. All I want is to just go home and sleep. I'm Stuck with the aisle seat with no pillow, nothing. Immediately after we level out, someone is sitting across the aisle from me is rapidly unpacking and moving bags in the seat next to her. Fat, 40 Y/o sassy black woman bought the entire row in a packed flight. She set up two laptops on two tray tables and placed every bag (There were bags in bags, and she took every single one out) on the seats. After she set up her intense "Journalist Nook", she starts loudly chatting with two women in front of her. She clearly doesn't know these two, but they feel fine to talk along. They are guffawing and shouting. Everyone who isn't them is just trying to sleep, stare daggers, or staring forwards. I'm just hoping they realize soon that they are being Super-Cunts. Then our Black-Sassteress starts going off on 18-30-year-olds. She exclaims along the lines of "everyone who isn't 40+ is inferior" >Ma'amYouCan'tBeSerious.FileFormatMeme Then some cheery ear-to-ear smile guy behind me leans forward from his seat, slaps his knee and just laughs loudly in my ear. At this point, I am tired, exhausted, and I have a headache, but I praise the lord David Bowie that my pacifism will pay off.
[Part 1, I guess, the story isn't that good. Stick around for the TL:DR]
After they talk non-stop for 3 hours, one of them slaps my knee. I didn't see which one, but when they did, I looked over instantly and they all shut up and looked away. I have no Idea why they did that at all. 30 Minutes of silence later, they continue on talking. I am watching the sun rise as my ear is berated by an additional Christian pandering, ageism, racism, and just scientific babble. After the flight, I have no patience for anyone, and as everybody is unbuckling, I grab my bags and haul ass off the plane. As I look back, Sassteress isn't even making an effort to pack up anything. I bet the flight attendants will love someone packing up multiple bags after everyone got off.
TL:DR: I hate Loud Obnoxious people who talk loudly on Midnight flights. I hate people who Slap me on (midnight) flights.
>Sit down in aisle seat of 3 person row for flight >two pre-teens sit in middle and window >get approached by flight attendent, get asked to move >"Mr. Anon, it's company policy that adult men may not sit with unaccompanied minors" >Some fat bitch is moved to my seat >Get moved to a fire exit row with more legroom not a bad trade-off 2bh, didn't want to sit next to two yappy kids for 10+ hours anyway
>The day of your flight is usually wasted completely, you spend 4 hours doing nothing at the airport after checking in your bags, up to an hour when you arrive witing to retrieve them, and then there's the hours you actually spend on the plane itself, with nothing to do.
Is the 3-4 hour wait before boarding a flight common everywhere or is it just in US airports?
>>1072204 I've heard 3 hour international 2 hours domestic, but in my experience 1 hour total is all you need 99% of the time, although you can get unlucky with a long wait for international flights while theyre checking passports
>Visiting family in Belgium >Policeman stops me >Says I'm being fined for cycling on the pavement >Asks for my address >Tell him I'm visiting and can't remember the address >Gets super exasperated and keeps asking me where I'm staying >Eventually lets me go
>Be travelling to Japan for the 3rd time to see some friends >Sitting in aisle seat of middle row >3 18-20 yr olds sit next to me >Talk about anime and akihabara, the whole fucking flight >Ask me if I like anime >"not really... no" >"WHAT?? THEN WHY ARE YOU GOING TO JAPAN THEN?!"
>They follow me after the flight because they don't know where to get their rail passes
>>1072676 >fined for cycling on the pavement I've been stopped for this a couple times, though managed to talk (grovel) myself out of a ticket. But every time I have thought "jesus christ, you dumb pig, are you this desperate to make your ticket quota..."
I have a 0,5inch trimmed, oiled, waxed beard+moustache >>London: Normal /fa/ fit guy. arrive ti the greatest country in the world >>NewYork: handled like a fuckin müezzin, made out of gunpowder and cocaine. (fun fact, muslims trim off the moustaches, and doesn't take care of their beard)
We will try to check you in early if a room's available. Feel free to ask. (I even take down people's numbers and call them once their room's ready for them. I work at a tiny hotel). But if I say it's too early and we have no rooms, it means it's too early and we have no rooms. Fuck off. Arguing with me will guarantee terrible service.
Also feel free to leave your luggage with me and/or ask about local shit to see.
i weigh 120 kg (240 pounds) and tall, 190cm, i have problems with my knees in those seats. try to get seats near the emergency exits or buy extra room for comfort. depends on how long your flight is though.
240 pounds is about 108 kilos. 120 kilos is 265 pounds. Either you're lying or your math is wrong.
I'm 5'8'', 235 pounds (overweight, but my bicycle is my main mode of transportation and has been for 6 years, and I go to the gym and/or once a week, at least -- so it's not all pure fat). YMMV, I fit in the seats just fine.
>>1073598 >I've nearly always checked in earlier than the usual time. Me too. Or really, really late.
The only time I had a problem was when I checked in at about 3:30am one morning and they counted it as the night before which didn't seem so unreasonable. But then my train out of town was at about 17:00 the day after and they counted that as the next day... So I was there for about 1 1/2 days and they wanted me to pay for 3 days. Fortunately I had chatted up the hotel receptionist in the in between days and she overruled the arsehole checking me out.
>permament resident of Canada, but Australian >annual visit to see family >plane filled with 30% obnoxious Australian ski-slope working fuckers (most Canadians understand this) >30% old racist Australians coming back from vacation >30% mainland chinese >10% misc
It's always a fucking struggle dealing with ML Chinese being rude and shitty and not queuing, old racist Australians getting angry at them, and then cocky 20-something year old Australians coming back from working in Banff/Whistler being loud and cocky.
24 hours of pure bullshit.
>mfw when I upgrade to premium economy on air NZ and don't have to talk to anyone
You can always, ALWAYS pick an american by their volume in a crowded place, even in English speaking countries. Without fail it's 1. Yelling for comprehension aka "They're foreign so I have to talk louder so they'll understand" 2. WOOOO WOOOO WOOOO WE'RE ON HOLIDAYS WOOOO WOO MERRICA or 3. Complaining that not everything is exactly and precisely how they want it to be, like it is back home.
>>1075111 Well, they did win the 'Airline of the year' award 3 years in a row on airlineratings.com. And you can google "air new zealand premium economy" to have a look for yourself. But I just checked some prices out of curiosity and it's definitely not cheap, even though it has the word "economy" in it. A round trip from Amsterdam to Chirstchurch in July would cost me €3300.
>>1075568 >Gotta love those Southwest flights with plains that you can't even stand up straight in Are you in a puddle jumper commuter plane Embraer or something? The airline doesn't determine the tall person pain when it's a low cabin, that's the size of the plane, which is usually related to the size of the route's traffic. Be lucky anyone flies to whatever little town you obviously frequent.
>>1075572 >The airline doesn't determine the tall person pain when it's a low cabin, that's the size of the plane, which is usually related to the size of the route's traffic No shit m8 You should probably try reading the reply chain. If you can't make out the context it's back to middle school for you so you can learn a thing or two about reading comprehension.
>>1075577 Tall people and seat comfort/legroom is one thing. The height of the cabin is not. 6'5 isn't going to have difficulty unless it's a turboprop. I'm tall, and my whole family is tall. But it your airline wants to fly a widebody, 747, or a 777 or a bombardier, it's your less important route and $$$, not your specific airline choosing shitty planes.
Maybe you have an issue with spelling a plane as "plains" and should quit posting replies to replies where you suggest others have a problem with comprehension.
>>1074884 Honestly, we can usually tell Latinos from arab shitskins. Spain and Portugal are full of native darker-toned Europeans. Only the thicker-skulled racists can't tell the difference. Dress well, speak good English, eat lots of our tasty pork or alcholic products and you'll be fine. You could wear a latin american football jersey and a small cross necklace if it helps.
>>1075083 >3. Complaining that not everything is exactly and precisely how they want it to be, like it is back home Everyone does this, just quieter. Or it's in some ching-chong language so you just don't realize it.
>>1075930 Christ, get creative. Fuck her in a quiet alleyway, or take a shower/toilet cubicle if it's free. If she were expecting a queen mattress and rose petals, she clearly wouldn't be choosing to fuck a stranger.
I fucked two girls in an alleyway (after midnight so dark, no windows, mid-size towns without tonnes of homeless lurking in the shadows -- one in England, one in Italy). Another I fucked on the roof of our hostel in Granada, that was majestic. The roof was accessible and had a couch under an awning, but for some reason no one else used it, probably because it wasn't really loudly advertised...
>need to constantly be drinking water or I get super dehydrated, dry and gross >8 hr flight back from Japan >Japanese girl next to me doesn't get up the whole time and only sleeps >had to pee the whole time
>knees usually close to back of seat because poor posture keeps me from sitting completely back >sweet aisle seat >looks like no one sitting in back of me >plane takes off >old Chinese man moves to sit in backt of me >Chinese in front of me has seat backj whole time >bastard in back tells the flight attendant to make me raise my seat because he wants to use table the whole 10 hours >too beta to complain he doesn't even belong there >knees touching because seat back and can't attempt to get comfy because united is shit F
>60 year old fat man whp smells like balls has his rolls on the arm rest >constant whiffs of bathroom because directly across from it at the same time as ball smell
>>1075993 If you do it in a shower, maybe don't turn on the water. Some places only have solar heating (or some other problem), which means no hot water at night. So you end up trying to have sex and a cold shower at the same time.
Israeli tourists; have had problems with them everywhere in SEA. I've been to Israel before and the people were pretty nice so I'm not sure where these fuckheads come from
>traveling around thailand a couple summers ago >meet a qt danish girl there, traveling around for about a week together >on koh phangan for my birthday >mothers day weekend, absolute fucking nightmare to get down there cause all the flights/boats/trains are booked >end up taking 8 hour taxi for a billion dollars, plus a ferry ride to koh samui and some sketchy canoe to get over to the island >sitting on the beach, been traveling all day at this point and just tired, hungry and pissed off >girl walks off to go get us drinks >comes back with two israeli fucktards and some spanish dude hounding her >spanish guy was chill - sees me and apologizes and leaves us alone >israeli niggers ask me if i'm willing to share her >what >sit down next to us and ask if they can have some of our drinks >politely tell them to fuck off >they won't leave >get up in one of their faces (i'm not a big guy) and tell him less politely to fuck off >guy tells me he has a gun with him (lol) and that he could kill me if he wanted to >tells me the girl is an ugly american (lol again) and my drink is shit (???) >kicks sand on my backpack and walks away >see another group of israelis later throwing a bitch fit at one of those glow-in-the-dark body paint places cause he moved while she was doing it and it got on his clothes or something >see ANOTHER bunch of them screaming at a ten year old girl who mixed their drinks wrong >mfw
>>1076207 The 350 is the most awesome plane type I have flown, seriously. Everything about it screams "this is the latest best hi-tech ever". It's smooth and quiet.
Crew is very nice to me, maybe because I'm so good-looking, haha. One pretty stewardess is a bit flirty with me. Like most European airlines the stewardesses get their picks by seniority so some of them are our parents' age, but not all fortunately.
>>1076139 >on a flight to Austria >a baby starts crying >all around us are middle eastern families who can't speak any foreign languages >the usual deal >start getting pissed off >say loudly to my friend sitting next to me that the baby sounds like a boiling teapot >friend cracks up, other friend is embaressed >old guy three rows futher turns to us and starts chuckling >put on headphones and watch a movie wasn't too bad
>on second flight of a 15 hour journey > tall, fat pregnant woman needs aisle seat >sits in front of me >first thing she does, recline the seat all the way back >can't even watch the TV screen due to the way its positioned >ask for her to move seat forward >she can't as she is preggers but has a small bump >me raging inside all throughout the flight.
>arrive after long flight, tired >a few big planes have arrived just before >endless queue at immigration >planes have come from places like India, so queue is full of big families with screaming kids, and each one of them takes ages to process by immigration
At the risk of sounding racist, you really should try to pick the "whitest" queue. Darker skin, longer immigration.
>>1076234 >Uhh... seats are made to be declined. Unless it's during takeoff or landing, she did nothing wrong. This.
If you can't stand someone in your face in a reclining seat, then your rage is your focusing upon something you can not change. It was made to be reclined.
I do think some airlines have taken some row positioning and design liberties, esp with angles of TV screens, and moving rows closer than they ever were before, but something like 50% of people have arthritis, sciatica, neck or back issues, and moving a seat a few degrees, even as a change of pace is healthy and prevents greater pain issues, and it's why it was made to recline. It doesn't aid sleep if it wasn't in First/Business with the footrest anyway, it just moves the back to a different angle.
Get over it and work on your rage. You can't change this, you can just recline your seat too.
>>1076237 >>arrive after long flight, tired >>a few big planes have arrived just before >>endless queue at immigration >>planes have come from places like India, so queue is full of big families with screaming kids, and each one of them takes ages to process by immigration >At the risk of sounding racist, you really should try to pick the "whitest" queue. Darker skin, longer immigration. This is federal spending at its finest. Before Obama...queues were awesome and timed where peak hours had more agents and local airports has so much control over making a nice first impression on visitors and treating natives fairly both. When sequestration first happened, it was an edict that went out to purposefully inconvenience the most nonsense places to cut back. Park rangers were told to go out and padlock bathroom doors in the middle of the Everglades and Customs/Immigration hours were tinkered with in the same way, to make the most people angry to pressure the non-democrats to vote towards more spending. This tactic is old school...I remember when living in NoVA during the tech boom, Gov Warner cut hours and agency openings to get a VA budget passed....where? He upset DMV lines on purpose, and create a stink it did.
With Customs though, they NEVER EVER fixed the schedules back to the local levels to provide good service again.
People you meet who only talk about themselves and their travel blog and what they've done etc People who once you tell them you are traveling alone either say "don't you know it's not safe to travel alone?" or give you a weird look Losing a towel. Seriously. This is the worst item to lose. For whatever reason I couldn't find a place to buy a new one in the Philippines, only teatowels. Considered getting a bunch and stapling them together. Australians. I'm Australian. 90% of Australians I've met overseas have not been worth talking to. I've kept in touch with exactly 0. The hostel culture often found of white people getting drunk with other white people either in the hostel or in some white-themed bar, whatever the country is. Big cities that don't have their shit sorted out (was in Manila recently, holy fuck, the traffic was worse than I have ever imagined traffic being.)
One time at a hostel I believe the woman (and I say woman intentionally; according to another staying at the hostel this woman was 37 years old but had loads of plastic surgery. At first glance I'd say she was maybe 25) in the bed next to me was trying to wake me up at around 4am. Flashing her light in my face, touching my feet (whack), making all sorts of noise. Bitch, I don't care if you want to fuck, it's 4am, I haven't had a proper sleep in 2 days and I'm trying to get one on this shitty ass mattress. Intentionally waking someone up for no good reason is a good way to get smacked. Luckily she stopped after a while and went back to sleep or whatever
>tfw this but literally the morning before we were both about to leave for different places >all we had was conversation shared while eating breakfast >at the last moment she asked me to write down my name for her, she didn't have facebook >i only know her first name and the city she's from >probably never going to see her again
In the fleeting moments we shared, and your face which I slowly forget, I'll miss you, Isabella...
Having to wait 24 hours before the flight to book your actual seat on the plane (on BA at least). I don't see why you can't book your actual seats when you buy the ticket, why does it have to be part of check in? It wastes a lot of time on the last day of your holiday having to get onto the website at the first oportunity to book your seat so you're guaranteed to sit to your travelling companions. I thought I'd leave it until later on my honeymoon and my wife and I ended up sitting a few seats away on the plane (we did ask people if we could swap seats but they were aparently too important). If you could book your seats when you buy the tickets instead then it wouldn't matter what time you checked in.
Recliners are the biggest cunts in the world. You make a flight completely unbearable for the person behind you. Can't watch tv, can't drink/eat anything on your table. How fucking hard is it to not be a dick for a flight. Anytime I get someone who does it I just blow burps into their face.
>>1076218 I don't know why everyone gets so royally butt-raged at babies crying. They're fucking babies, they're uncomfortable, that how they express themselves. This is not unusual. The sound of babies crying is hard-wired to annoy you so that you'll do something about it and see they're not being eaten by a cavelion or stolen by the Human Sacrifice Tribe across the mountain. You cried when you were a baby, too. Yes it's annoying, get over it. Do you think the parents want their baby to cry? Do you think anyone finds your hours of tsking and sighing and dirty looks at all helpful? I'm not even a parent or anything, but for fuck's sake, put on some headphones and shut up about it.
>>1076287 >The hostel culture often found of white people getting drunk with other white people The fuck is wrong with you. You really want ass-backwards shitskins ruining the party? As it is, the more adventurous Asians, the more wealthy Latin Americans are invited to the party. Let's keep it that way.
>>1076392 This happened to me in Canada, except the agent was obviously Somali . I had to chuckle about it (internally, so as not to be finger-raped behind a blue curtain). To be fair, it was crowded and he was swabbing like every 10th person.
>>1076249 >Before Obama...queues were awesome and timed where peak hours had more agents and local airports has so much control over making a nice first impression on visitors and treating natives fairly both. This is the stupidest fucking thing I've ever heard. I flew all the time for work pre-2008 and the customs lines were ALWAYS awful at certain airports.
Airport in Philippines with no lines, barriers or any form of queueing etiquette. I am British which makes this unbearable. They push, shove, run over peoples feet with their case wheels and have no regard for others. I'm 6'6" and they apparently can't see me.
>>1076694 I think more and more are starting to... Last international flight I had was with Aer Lingus, and I had to buy my seat choices (have had too many annoyances in the past, not leaving it to chance). I know Aer Lingus is repositioning itself as some kind of "top-shelf discounter", and in the future I'll avoid them, but it was the best route available for me, and cheaper by like $900 on my dates so there we go. Pretty fucking stingy behaviour if you ask me. In addition, they cracked my brand new suitcase on the return flight (I had a seat right above the cargo doors, and watched as they they drove an over-loaded cart up to the doors, then when several bags fell, including mine, they roughly tossed and slammed it down on an empty cart without a moment's hesitation. Cocksuckers.)
This just sucks. You're both drunk and neither of you are gonna cum. Just fuck off and let us get to bed. This literally just happened to me, and while I get it. You want to get laid. Doing that shit for over an hour is just plain rude.
>>1076595 How could he be snoring if he was awake through all that? And if you he was asleep and snoring before she woke him up, she wouldn't continue poking him and shit. Also, it doesn't make sense to flash a light in somebody's face to get him to stop snoring.
>always embarrassed to crawl over strangers or make them move so I can use restroom on airplane.
>When reading /trv/ I instinctively read SEA as Sea-tac Airport instead of South East Asia because it's my home airport code.
>90% of the Toilets in the Philippines
>The old creepy white sex tourists in Manila who have picked up prostitutes who look under 15.
>Getting into Russia... Such a bitch~
>Being asked where I'm travelling from, despite having lived here for a while. Many people assuming I can't speak their language at all.
>that I can't always avoid being a stereotype despite my best efforts.
>>1072679 <-- fucking this... I'm a graduate student in Japan and over half the international students just stick together in gross little groups and discuss the latest episode of who-gives-a-fuck instead of going out and experiencing the city they've decided to spend three months in.
>People who tell me travel is too expensive
>>1065318 Shit like this makes me peeved at >carrying an American passport.
>>1076423 This... People who bitch insistently about things that genuinely can't be helped. They seem like pampered pricks who can't handle real life in the real world.
>>1076423 Yeah, I agree, but I am still guilty of it.
I had been up for thirty hours straight prior to a sixteen hour flight and before take off there were three babies crying. To say it was making me mad was an understatement. I know they can't help it but it doesn't make it any less infuriating. I don't blame anybody though. If we were at the cinema then I would be royally pissed off, but on a plane I can be somewhat sympathetic. The parents probably hate it too. Flying can be stressful for anybody, but having to deal with crying children and the scorn of an entire aeroplane can't be nice.
>>1076287 I agree for the Australian part even though I am from the United States. Every American I met, I don't bother to stay in contact with since we all know the issues and cultures the U.S offers. The only holy grail for me to keep in contact with someone from America is if they are excited to see another American or they're from my hometown of Fresno
>first long distance trip away >never been around so many foreigners >12 hour flight to Japan >DSLR in my hand luggage bag >can't sleep because I feel like it should be in my sight at all times or someone will steal it >too scared to stop worrying
I hate it when hotel personell or customs claw through my passport like its a piece of trash, it looks pretty worn already and i cant go home to get a new one in case anything happens.
The whole hostel poker as a solo traveller. All i want is some people to be able to go out with, that aren't neon and rag clothed hostel bar drinkers. Its always crazy old people and weirdos in the best rated places. And there is always someone snoring, always no exception. Always end up wondering why i bothered and didn't go to the slightly more expensive hotel.
Babies and free roaming children should be check in baggage only. Also reclining seats, fuck that shit, they should just stay.
>Get on a 8 hour flight >Seat by the window >The only 2 seats free are the ones next to me >I fall asleep with godly legspace >wake up 5 hours later with >feel something on my lap >It's a fucking 3 year old using my lap as a pillow >No parents in sight >after 10-15 min the mother comes >"oh im so sorry, she just looked so comfortable" >Asks if she can sleep there some more >Tell her i have to use the toilet. >She looks unhappy >picks up the child and it starts to cry >later the kid comes to place and want to play >quickly tell her parents to take her away >she starts crying again I have 2 sisters in the same age but i never fucking feel comfortable with other peoples children. Feels like if i get all the responsobility
>>1078146 It's a regular scam. They know very well that tourists will often get it wrong, that's why they do this. Adds to the budget coffers, fulfils target quotas, proves to their bosses that they're actually doing work.
>>1078269 No? They're asking for your valid ticket, not your papers. (Although they will ask for your ID to write down your name and shit on the ticket).
You could try the "U is a Nazi!" routine, but you'll probably just get an eye-roll and a chuckle, since most of the people doing these kinds of low-level 'enforcement' jobs are (IME) Balkan or Turkish immigrants.
>>1064251 >scheduled arrival at 8pm >hostel reception closes at midnight >flight is 4 hours late honestly what do you even do in that situation? just roam the city at night or try to find another hostel?
>>1078279 "Cycling on the pavement" (i.e. cobbelstones) is a shit law, only between certain hours and days, and rarely enforced unless the cops needs to make more fines that month.
Where I was almost ticketed (I was there for Erasmus.) was just off a big cyclists' ring in a small town in Netherlands. There was a tiny alley 20 metres or so long that angled off but reconnected back to the to cyclists ring on its other end. I was going to a bank in this alley. So as one does, you slow down, exit and roll up to the bike locks. No one's around. I was locking up my bike when a cop comes up behind and starts lecturing at me loudly, pointing around and reaching for his ticket pad. I had been in the country for 2 months and knew barely any Dutch at that point. So after he's done shouting (at the time I honestly did not know what I had done wrong), I ask him "Do you speak English?" which fazed him, and after asking for my ID, he then lectured me more in broken English then gave me a slip of paper listing bike crimes and their fines. 20€ for 'riding on the cobblestones between 9am and 5pm"
>>1078358 Stay the fuck out of our country if you don't like our laws. >>1078289 >I broke the law >the cop lectures me on breaking the law >what a piece of shit cop Or maybe he just realized you're a massive dickhead who deserves to be fined.
It's his job to fine you for these things. That he has quotas sucks but isn't the cops fault. If you get caught breaking the law, as stupid as it may be, shut up and pay the fine.
No, I'd been through that little alley a hundred times, doing literally the same as EVERY OTHER cyclist, locals included. I saw no sign about not doing this, I had no idea it was a fineable 'offence' until the cop said so. I get 'the law': not to mow down old ladies shopping in the daytime. Sure. There is a difference between spirt of the law and letter of the law, though. I am sure the fat ass cop had nothing better to do than wag his finger at a cyclist riding for literally 3 seconds on the cobblestones.
Of the entire year I was there, it was the only time I ever saw a cop near by. Anyway, he decided himself not to give me a ticket when he realized I was a foreigner.
Now wipe the sand out of your vagina, you sassy cunt.
>>1078391 Nice, as you'd expect. Actually I managed to get a good deal, because a full price ticket would be 10k or more. I flew them on the small segment between Aus and NZ. They flu Dubai to Aus to NZ to maximize efficiency and profits. If you buy a ticket just for the short Aus-NZ leg, the prices are pretty normal. Then you just splurge a bit more to get business or first.
>>1064297 This happened to me last year. I never paid mine and I'm going to Germany tomorrow(technically today, Cologne and Frankfurt) German bros do you think I can get in any kind of trouble?
My ticket was in Berlin same as OP.
>Buy pass when I arrive >Some UK dudes at the hostel "dude why would you ever need that there's no security" >End up loosing the next day >Why would I ever need that anyway, there's no security. >Get stopped taken off train and given a ticket. >They know I"m traveling across the city and basically watch me buy a ticket to get on the train.
There was another guy they got with with me who had a temper-tantrum and started kicking over things. I"m surprised they didn't arrest him. Anyway completely forgot until I saw this post, What's the worst that can happen? I did get a thing in the mail about it months ago.
>>1078373 Well, I don't know about driving on the wrong side. I was actually on the sidewalk because the building I was going to was on that side. (Yes, I'm not supposed to be on the sidewalk either...) But no point getting pissed at the cop.
>>1078454 They'll just keep sending you letters. If they catch you again, they'll increase the fine. They can't really do anything else.
If you were German, they'd fuck with your insurance (Germans love insurance).
If you ever intend to live in Germany, you should just pay it. The honour system works only if people aren't cheapskate barbarians. If you think the honour system is for chumps, then congrats you're a nigger.
>>1077032 What? Who the hell is gonna go to your seat when they notice you fell asleep, with other people sitting next to you, possbily awake, and then go through your backpack to look for something expensive and steal your camera on a plane that has no exit for hours?
first off advertising it to whom? by that logic you should never ever take it out of its bag likewise people are not going to rob you on the plane
second, on weirdness from this conversation you sound like a proper weirdo, who cares too much about what other people think people are not going to judge you for having your camera around your neck whilst asleep. Even if they did literally why do you give a shit? christ alive
>>1078373 >not knowing that im breaking the law absolves me from any punishment :^) >>1078540 >mad im not the one butthurt over a 40 euro fine after breaking the law im not the one calling other people shit for doing their job even though they let me get off free in the end
>>1078560 I'm not mad at all. I just won't waste my time being a cuck defending money-whore cops. The 10 minutes I spent talking to the officers was sufficient for them to stop other 10 guys, all belgians. That street is clearly a trap but if you're fine with being a cuck it's ok. In fact, you can pay a visit to Molenbeek and Borgerhout and have a lot of fun there. A shame cops are too busy fining people to go there with you.
>>1078560 What are you, a pig? You seem to like bending over and taking it up the ass from every faggot with a uniform. Cops harassing people and humiliating them over meaningless shit is not "letting them off". A simple "hey, knock it off" would suffice for tourists committing a petty offense
>>1065507 Has a lot to do with Scandinavian culture... Rules usually trump common sense and customer service is non existent. Friendly helpful staff are seen as fake and condescending; people are expected to wait in long lines and help themselves when the time comes.
I lived in Sweden and I felt Arabs were the only ones who would actually go out of their way to build good customer relations. Waitresses sneered, bartenders took ages, desk staff were rude and snappy, and restaurants where you picked up the food yourself at the bar were a thing.
>travel with friend >every restaurant they ask for something from home that clearly isn't available here >they never try local food >they order shit euro lager in every bar in the world >they want to watch TV in the hostel >they try to find a pizza place in every town >they cant get up early
>>1078561 Don't mind him. Probably just enjoys making you feel stupid on the internet. If he'll ever cycle through an alley every local cycles through and gets fined for it, I doubt he will think "I did something I'm not allowed to do and deserve to get fined for it!"
>>1078592 I don't know about every town. But pizza in every country is kind of fun. I had a pizza in Sweden with banana and "curry" (which I think was just paprika). It was awful. I don't know what they were thinking.
>>1063795 sitting next to weird people on the plane. >teen sat next to me, wearing sunglasses, would lean his upper body back and forward and would only stop to play this garbled voice recording on his phone.
>>1063795 some Puerto Rican cunt pressured me into going to her airplane bridge booth 10 minutes before her plane departed. tell the people checking boarding tickets she lost her phone (she didn't speak a word of English, why she needed me) and needed more time to find it.
when they told her in Spanish she needed to reschedule or get in the plane without her phone. The bitch started bursting in tears like she lost an arm. Then she took me to a TSA check point and the idiot leaves her luggage unattended in the middle of the checkpoint. She finds her cellphone (TSA told me she left it there) The bitch thanks me, gets her stupid phone, a new boarding ticket for the next day, and leaves the airport.
>46 year old woman acting a like a fucking teenage girl.
>>1078560 >not knowing that im breaking the law absolves me from any punishment :^) No wonder you're so buttmad, you really think this is what the thought process is.
I think it's fair to expect a bit of understanding when a foreigner unwittingly breaks a very minor (15€ fine) 'bicycle traffic' violation on a quiet Wednesday afternoon, considering it's not really the spirit of the law, absolutely no one was injured, the law is not clearly posted, and is so common that locals do it with impunity. In fact that is what happened, as the cop didn't give me a ticket. He was still pretty haughty and dickish about it.
Get a grip, nazifag.
>>1078624 Probably some take on 'Flying Jacob'. It's pretty much dog vomit.
>>1079447 Yeah that's herringbone. Feels cramped imo. What I posted before is the older style J seat, still a great product which has been introduced on 772ER flights. The 77WN features a newer gen of the seat. It's unrivaled imo.
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