The idea of writing ‘my little book of travel’ is something that popped my mind on several occasions in the last few years. The idea is to write a little book with travel tips and the reason why I think of it sometimes is because I get annoyed from time to time. Annoyed with the unpreparedness (is that a word?) of people that travel with you. Now I know that I do travel quite a bit more often than most people do, but still… there are a few things that just make sense. And maybe this little book can help as well, although I’ll probably never write it. But a few blogposts on the topic should be possible :)
- In the zone: On longhaul flights people are called in zones, and so not everyone can board at the same time like you’re accustomed to on regional flights. They’ll start with zone 1 for instance, then 2… and up. So why is it that so many people think they can cheat on this and board earlier? It never works but it looks like half of the passengers try it, holding up the whole play this way? I just don’t get it.
- No liquids: Right from when you check in, you get information on what you can and what you can’t take with you on the flight. And I’m pretty sure you get information about this when you book flights at the travel agency as well. So why is it that so many people try and get these full bottles of water and god knows what with them on the flight? Forgot about it? Didn’t you see the video on the 70″ screens? I just don’t get it.
- Passengers: Funny enough, more people need to get on the plane apart from yourself. But some people seem to forget about this, they get to their seat and then spend 10 minutes getting their luggage in place while blocking the rest of us trying to get to their place. I just don’t get it.
If you have anything to share for my little book of travel, feel free to add them in the comments.