Ten Golden Rules

frequent-flyer-learn-to-fly-learning-to-fly-one-life-s-great-adventures-flying-airplane-one-life-s-greatest-52562666 Frequent Flyers Ten Golden Rules

No flight ever leaves on time unless you are running late and need the delay to make the flight.

If you are running late for a flight, it will depart from the farthest gate within the terminal.

If you arrive very early for a flight, it inevitably will be delayed.

Flights never leave from Gate #1 at any terminal in the world.

If you must work on your flight, you will experience turbulence as soon as you touch pen to paper. Or start to drink your coffee.

If you are assigned a middle seat, you can determine who has the seats on the aisle and the window while you are still in the boarding area. Just look for the two largest passengers.

Only passengers seated in window seats ever have to get up to go to the lavatory.

The crying baby on board is always seated next to you.

The best-looking woman/man on your flight is never seated next to you.

The less carry-on luggage space available on an aircraft, the more carry-on luggage passengers will bring aboard.

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52 thoughts on “Ten Golden Rules

  1. Barb says:

    Wait! I have to correct you! Flights always leave from Gate #1 here at our wonderful airport as we just have the one. It's marvelous. Unless you hate that youcan only get to and from Atlanta from here. Absolute truth. πŸ˜‰

    big hugs from the arctic south, honey. Bundle up, Buttercup, and put another log on the fire! xoxo

  2. Paul Pietrangelo says:

    Every time I've had to fly, I end departing from the farthest gate within the terminal and when fly back I end up at the farthest gate within the terminal. I can never win. At least they have the tram that will get you back to the middle of the terminal and then pick up our luggage.
    Have a wonderful Thursday Sandee. Right now it's – 20 wind chill the regular number doesn't really matter. See ya.

    Cruisin' Paul

  3. DrillerAA09 says:

    Your connecting flight will NEVER depart within 25 gates of your arrival flight.
    If the airport has multiple terminals, your connecting flight will NEVER depart from you arrival terminal.
    The best restaurants in the airport are always in the other terminal.
    The child with ADHD will always be seated directly behind you and his/her mom will always have forgotten to give them their medicine that morning.
    I am so glad that my business travel days are over.

  4. Marg says:

    Well I have never liked flying but this just determines that I really don't want to fly. That all does not sound like fun.
    Sandee, you have a wonderful day along with Zane and Little Bit. Take care too.

  5. Kathe W. says:

    oh so very very true! Now that the closest airport for us is in Medford Oregon we enjoy TSA agents who are polite and very friendly- only 4 gates and they are located close together….Medford Oregon's airport is the best! Cheers!

  6. messymimi says:

    Drive if you can. You can take all the luggage you can cram in, and stop to use the lavatory any time you want. If it's just you and up to 3 other people, everyone has a window seat!

  7. Marcia Shaw Wyatt says:

    Oh yes. These are all true – and I'm about to see them in action once again. I'll be traveling at the end of the month to go visit my niece and meet my brand new Great Niece. Can't wait to see and spend time with them … but hate the thought of the plane trip. Ugh. πŸ™‚

  8. Jean(ie) says:

    I'm with Driller… Let me add that the child is kicking the seat. Repeatedly.
    NOt fond of flying. It's used to be fun. Now? it's like a greyhound bus.

    • Comedy Plus says:

      You think the mother can see the child kicking the seat? Wouldn't you make that little kid stop. Nope, whatever that little darling does is just so cute. πŸ™‚

  9. cube says:

    I don't like to fly. It's too nerve-wracking for me. I have to have a few drinks prior to a flight, because if I were stone cold sober, I think I'd have a nervous breakdown on the plane. Heavy sedation would work well, too πŸ˜‰

  10. BeadedTail says:

    Those are all so true! Well, except when I travel with my hubby then the best looking guy is seated right next to me! πŸ™‚

    Happy almost Friday Sandee! Scritches to Little Bit!

  11. Traveling Bells says:

    And what genius designed the touch screen on the back of the seats?! In addition to the kicking is the bump, bump, bumping on the blankety blank screen! Sheesh. And no leg room.

    Big hugs, honey…

  12. Katherine says:

    Do you know that I actually sat at the airport tonight waiting for my Mom's delayed flight?!??! SO FUNNY! And she came off saying, "of COURSE I get stuck in front of four women who had just met and got drunk together…. and very VERY loud!"

  13. Rocks says:

    These are all true πŸ™‚ One time, we were running late and running literally to our boarding gate which is I think is located at the farthest part of that airport πŸ™‚

  14. K9s OverCoffee says:

    HA, those rules definitely apply…even to me and I only fly once or twice per year..running through the airport, will, however, make for a nice workout prior to being stuck on the plane πŸ˜‰

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