Queue up and wait.

This one I’ll never get. Everyone will get on the plane. They’ll spend 10 minutes calling your name over even after everyone but you has boarded, before they close the door. And yet as soon as they call general boarding, everyone lines up and waits.

Even better is getting on the plane first. Now you get to sit in a hot space with no moving air while everyone else shuffles past you to get into their seats. No real air movement until the plane starts up. Not to mention the inevitable guy who packs tangible body odor as his personal item.

I do have to say they’ve at least started to address it with group boarding. Divide the plane into groups, board the back first. Less people sitting while everyone walks by. You’re still stuck on the plane for a bit if you’re sitting in the back.

Even then everyone queues up. There’s a huge mob around waiting for their group to be called.

Everyone will get on the plane. Seriously. Relax.

2 Replies to “Queue up and wait.”

  1. Counterpoint: Planes are over packed. Yes, you will be there, but what about your stuff?Traveling with a wife, kid, stroller, car seat, 2 checked bags, two carry-ons, and 2 personal items. You gate-check the stroller and car seat, they’ll be in the belly of the plane. The big thing is the 2 carry-ons and 2 personal items. Guess who’s stuff is in all those bags? Baby’s. Diapers, wipes, snacks, emergency change of clothes, spit up rags, medicines, more clothes if the plane is too cold, toys, breast feeding equipment (manual pumps, bottles, baby privacy covers, etc.), DSLR to take pictures of baby that LIKE HELL THE TSA ARE GOING TO GET THEIR GRUBBY HANDS ON, more spare clothes, hair ribbons, hair brushes, a veritable portable nursery. If you can’t fit all that shit in the overhead compartment or under the seat in front of you, they’ll put it in the cargo hold….or not. But it doesn’t do you any good if you need any of those items mid flight. I’m ok being last one off, but until the booger starts carrying her own stuff, you bet I’m pre boarding.

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