This just in: your fellow travelers suck
November 22nd, 2010
11:45 AM ET
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We may have griped about the lack of meals, paying for snacks and trying to get some decent eats during a layover, but we'll shut up now.

CNN Travel writer Jessica Ravitz logged 5,900 airline miles last week to get a first-hand look at just how dire the nation's flying circumstances have become. Yes, she encountered a pat-down and a snappish flight attendant, but the most grievous offenses came from fellow travelers.

Think undergarment-flashing airport bar patrons, a woman muling 14 pound of ganja into Jamaica and a family re-enacting 'Weekend at Bernie's,' wheeling a dead relative through security to avoid security fees.

Happy traveling! Read: Airport odyssey reveals how awful and annoying we are and follow @CNNTravel on Twitter

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  1. MillionMiler

    Airline fees keep going up for everything under the sun, while legroom continues to shrink on airlines such as Spirit. I recently read a story about a 6'7" man who had to stand throughout his entire flight because he couldn't fit in his 28" pitch seat on that airline. We need some common-sense re-regulation for the sake of consumer protection. It is in the prevailing public interest to do so since air travel, as mode of transportation with finite capacity, provides such a vital role in commerce.

    January 3, 2011 at 4:08 pm |
  2. Evil Grin

    It's true that a lot of people are jerks, but I don't think that excuses the airlines of their bad behavior. And some of the things on that list are direct results of the new nickle-and-dime policies – for instance the ladies who were conspiring to sneak a third carry-on bag through security.

    November 22, 2010 at 11:52 am |
    • Jerv

      Almost makes you wonder if deregulating the airline industry was really worth it.

      November 22, 2010 at 12:47 pm |
 
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