Anyone who has ever flown during the holidays knows that it can be a special kind of hell.
If you’re reading this, chances are you’re about to embark on a holiday travel adventure. And if you’re anything like me, that means hours spent in airports and even more time cramped in an airplane seat. From dealing with packed airports to spending hours crammed into a tiny seat, holiday travel is not for the faint of heart. And while I can’t promise that flying during the holidays will ever be fun, I can at least offer a little bit of advice for what NOT to do on your voyage this year.
Thanks to The Daily Record, we now have a list of the 5 biggest holiday travel annoyances. The Daily Record asked their readers to list their top travel pet peeves, and their readers certainly hit the nail on the head. These were not one-time travelers. Nay, nay. These people have seen some stuff. Experienced some junk. These people knew what they were talking about.
Ugh. Don’t get me wrong, I love to travel. I even love flying… so long as the conditions are bearable. Traveling amongst inconsiderate folk… I could live without. It can create a travel experience that is uncomfortable, stressful, and just downright annoying. Please. I beg of thee. Be aware of your surroundings and those you’re sharing a space with. Traveling is tough. Don’t make the experience even more challenging for everyone.
So whether you’re already in the thick of holiday travel for Thanksgiving this week, or just starting to get mentally prepared for your travels over the next couple of months, read on for a little bit of comic relief (and, more importantly, a little bit of wisdom). Don’t be one of these travelers. Please.