Have you ever experienced a travel meltdown by someone on a plane? I actually had a meltdown myself:

Have you ever experienced a travel meltdown by someone on a plane? I actually had a meltdown myself:
>Flying to Panama City from US on Copa Airlines
>Get stuck in the back, unreclinable seat between two guys in their 50s
>0 leg room and the middle seat has even less, feet basically touching together
>Forced to share both armrests because I'm a beta and subconsciously cave in after rubbing arms with strange men
>Brown guy on the aisle seat starts nudging his elbow behind mine taking the entire armrest while I'm forced to lean forwards
>Put up with it for a few minutes
>eventually rub my arm next to his gradually increasing force
>I eventually make an obvious push and he pushes me back
>I ask him what the frick his problem is that the middle seat should have the ENTIRE armrest
>he thinks it's ok that he gives me the front of the arm rest
>I tell him he's indigenous trash and he should not argue with me
>I feel guilty and give him the armrest for the rest of the flight and he skips the meal

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  1. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I should touch wood, because so far I haven’t. I have seen some meltdowns in airports before, though, presumably from people who’ve just missed flights.

    Most recent was last summer; I was at the airport in Zürich sending my nephews home on a flight to San Francisco. Some woman who was sure she should be allowed to get on the SFO flight (I think; she was at the gate for my nephew’s ZRH-SFO departure) but for some reason was not was a sobbing, jibbering, hysterical mess. I actually have to give the ground staff some credit for how gently they dealt with this surely annoying madwoman.

    I hope she’s OK.

  2. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I was pretty close to it on my 3rd flight cancellation in 4 days

  3. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    African guy on a flight from FRA to IAD tried to open the door halfway. They belted him and taped him to a seat. When we landed we had to wait while they arrested him and took him off the plane.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >African guy on a flight from FRA to IAD tried to open the door halfway.
      kek what? Did he ever explain why?

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Sassy fat black b***h cause we had to land in Memphis instead of Atlanta coming from San Francisco due to severe weather went ape shit at all staff then the ticket counter people. No arrest she shut up eventuality. They just let her wear herself out yelling.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        He apparently had a panic attack.

  4. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I saw a meltdown from an American or Canadian dude flying from Athens to Tbilisi back in 2018. It was around midnight so I assume everyone was just tired. This dude goes off about something the flight attendant did, not even sure what it was but he kept saying it was her fault. It was both hilarious and just as cringe as you could imagine.

  5. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Another one not a meltdown but flight from Sharm El-Sheikh to Cario. In the back of the plane and last minute they load a guy on a stretcher in who looks fricking dead. Just under a sheet can’t see him at all but he was in the aisle next to me the whole short flight. If I had to guess they were taking him to a decompression chamber from the bends. That’s a major dive spot. Idk just a guess I don’t speak Arabic but no one did anything with him the whole flight he was just there not moving, but he did come off first when we landed. If he was truly dead though I don’t see why he would be in a plane.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      He is dead. It's highly advised not to fly after you go scuba diving because you'll get decompression sickness and get incredibly ill or die.

  6. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    A layover in Beijing drove me insane and I was just walking around ranting about how shit their country was by the end of it. Straight after landing it was
    >outside was literally just toxic, green fart gas smog covering everything that was so thick it left a residue
    >staff were these little midget men trying to act like soldiers despite the fact they were just directing a group of like 15 around
    >had no idea what they were doing and moving us from one lane to the other, at one point having us do a full circle when we could have just walked straight
    >get to their lobby and there's this big mall but every shop is closed and all the models are white people because they think americans want to buy american shit when they travel
    >food was awful
    >currency exchange only wanted large amounts of money exchanged at once so I couldn't get change for anything
    >again, ugliest airport and city I've ever seen. Probably the ugliest place on earth.
    Then I sometimes see CCP shills on SighSee trying to tell people "it's clean now" despite the fact I went there a couple years ago.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >all the models are white people because they think americans want to buy american shit when they travel
      That's not really the reason. China is shit though.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        whats the reason?

  7. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    (OP) #
    Flight from Houston to Vegas on a discount airline. I should have fricking known better. And I have a connection to make in Vegas. Storm hits and flight takeoff is delayed the weather. We eventually take off and I'm one of like 10 white passengers on the plane. After takeoff we go through the other side of the storm and it's rough. Group of fat black women in the front freak tf out every time the plane shakes.
    >oh lawd
    Screaming like they're all going to die, praying and asking God to help them.
    It's so rough they won't even pass out beverages but come on.
    This one enormous black lady stands up out of her seat and keels over. Flight attendants find someone on board who is a nurse.
    >There's nothing wrong with her she's just super unhealthy and panicking, regains consciousness after a couple minutes.
    Rest of the flight is pretty uneventful, weather settles down around the time we're over New Mexico and we soon land.
    They make the plane park in a remote area so am ambulance can be called.
    Paramedics check her out but she refuses to go to the hospital.
    Plane arrives hours behind schedule but my connection is delayed too due to severe weather all over the southern US.
    >Make my connection right before the last call.
    Never connecting in Vegas or a southern city again. I should have gone through Denver even if it's a longer flight.

  8. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    >flying on airplane
    >passanger crying
    >continues loudly crying the whole time
    >this goes on for literally hours
    >of course its an american
    >other passangers are trying to comfort him
    >one even provides their own food

    i hate babies so much its unreal

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Few things piss me off more than parents who can't take care of their children.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        You have never been a parent. I hope you kids are colicky till they're 10.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          If your kids are still "colicky" at 10, you've never been a parent, either. Teach them some fricking discipline.

          There's nothing I hate more than people who think other people should have to deal with their child's tantrums because they can't be bothered.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          You're just a shit parent.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah, being malicious will really help your image.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          You're a moron

  9. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    only seen one rage on a plane

    > euro discount airline
    > guy in front row arrives last
    > goes to put his bag in the overhead bin
    > oh no it is full
    > he instantly - I mean within three milliseconds - goes stark staring mad
    > starts pulling out other people's stuff
    > "this is MY LOCKER SPACE"
    > guy in row two is some two metre tall rugby player type
    > looms over the angry dude and tells him 'do not touch my stuff'
    > angry guy, having been mogged by huge dude, starts yelling at the cabin crew demanding they take his bag for him
    > they decline and say he must walk down the aisle himself to stow it
    > at this point he could put his bag above row 5
    > guy says "NO! you are the CREW! it is YOUR JOB!"
    > tiny cabin crew lady calmly tells him it is not his job and he is to do it
    > pilot comes out and talks to the man
    > "are you going to behave or do I have to have you deplaned"
    > angry guy simmers down
    > now has to walk to row 21231241342 to put his bag up
    > flight happens
    > plane lands
    > all passengers wordlessly coordinate to block the aisle so the angry man can't get his bag until everyone else is off

    honestly anons I didn't know people could get that mad that quickly over that little

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Hopefully he learnt a nice life lesson that day.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >all passengers wordlessly coordinate to block the aisle so the angry man can't get his bag until everyone else is off
      Holy based

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      I’m with the angry guy on that one. People who aren’t sitting near their overhead compartment shouldn’t be allowed to put their shit there. It’s annoying having to put your luggage far away from you so you end up delayed or late

  10. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    not on a plane, but on a train. came close to one
    >I'm going from Edinburgh to London
    >it's summer and I have just walked for about 40 minutes hauling my massive suitcase and backpack + wearing my winter coat
    >get to station just in time, the skin is peeling off my hands from hauling my suitcase (no joke, it took about a week to heal and was painful as frick)
    >arrive onto train and 2 elderly jeets are sitting in my seats
    >ask them to move
    >they mumble something and a woman opposite tells me to just sit in the seat next to her
    >she helps me put my very very heavy suitcase in the rack (arms were quite weak)
    >just flop into the seat, covered in sweat, and drink massive bottle of of water
    >when the food cart comes round order irn bru and lots of sweets
    if it hadn't been for that woman I would have lost it

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >if it hadn't been for that woman I would have lost it
      It's a shame you didn't. I hate jeets so much.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >arrive onto train and 2 elderly jeets are sitting in my seats
      >sitting in my seats
      >seats

      Did you purchase two seats becauss you're fat or you just like the room?

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        I only had one seat (the window seat) but they were sitting in the 2-seat row when clearly they were not meant to sit there
        Should have written "one was sitting in my seat"

        They knew UK train staff don't enforce seat assignments. The staff won't do anything if they refuse to move. UK trains are full of shits like that who won't move from your seat if you don't look like someone who will assault them. So you take a different seat and do the same thing if the owner asks you to move. UK is a failed state.

        Yeah sometimes the system (the little lights showing which seats are reserved) just entirely "breaks" too and it's anarchy

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      They knew UK train staff don't enforce seat assignments. The staff won't do anything if they refuse to move. UK trains are full of shits like that who won't move from your seat if you don't look like someone who will assault them. So you take a different seat and do the same thing if the owner asks you to move. UK is a failed state.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      poojeets have ruined our merry old england. The americans are lucky that they have hispanics instead of these twats

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Hispanics are generally pretty based besides drunk driving a lot and petty theft

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          After spending several years abroad, I would more than happily deal with hispanics rather than Poojeets.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            hispanics>pajeets>blacks

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Agreed. The few times I've dealt with jeets here in the US I've hated it. They're always jittery, rude, gross, and hard to understand.

          Hispanics are friendly, clean, and their accents aren't impossible to understand.

  11. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I fly every week for many years and surprisingly, I have only seen one small meltdown. It was a domestic flight from Paris to Nice.
    Something about some old guy asking a nervous 40-50 something dude to stop pushing his seat and the younger dude just went full defcon 1 on the old man, citing how tired he was, how stressful his day was and so on and so on. Didn’t last long though.

  12. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I travel a lot but I can't remember seeing any meltdowns. I've seen people getting upset over lost luggage at the airport or something like that, but even then it wasn't a real meltdown.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      My money is on the King, he actually has the balls to use a racial slur.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      lmao my entire life I thought this was James May.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      TONIGHT
      JAMES HAS MET HIS MATCH

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      They would have crazy sex

  13. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    You sound like a mong OP. Just fricking ask the guy next to you to share like a civilized person.
    And you have the gall to call anyone subhuman. KWAB!

  14. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Two stories but neither really meltdown tier.

    >like 12 or 13 years old
    >flying EWR to MIA on shitty charter airline ATA to catch a Norwegian cruise ship with parents
    >flight is chartered by the cruise line so they wait for people even if they're late (not sure if this is still a thing)
    >plane is almost fully boarded but we sit at the gate for 45 minutes because we are waiting for 2 passengers
    >They finally arrive carrying Burger King
    >lots of muttering as they take their seats but no flip outs

    Next one happened as an adult
    >flying Belgrade to JFK on Serbian Air
    >row behind me is 3 Israeli kids, parents are across the aisle
    >incessant babbling in israelitespeak, I guess Serbian Air is cheaper than El Al
    >kid behind me won't stop poking at the screen on my seat back
    >jabbing at it like it's a Palestinian's eye socket
    >turn around and tell him to cut it out
    >kid ignores me
    >look at the father who pretends not to notice either
    >goes on for a while until I abruptly recline the seat in the kid's face
    Fricking Israelis

  15. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Flying from Baikonur to Moscow. There was a fight between two passengers at 9000 meters, but I was in the bathroom and missed it all.

    No FSB waiting at the gate. But that's Russia for you.

  16. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    CLARKSON

  17. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I had a mild one flying from mexico city to puerto vallarta. Paid extra to get a seat in the front so that I could get off the plane quickly and my seat ended up bring like 10 rows back I was pissed. Viva air mexico or some shit. Anyways as soon as the plane landed i stormed to the front past a bunch of uppity mezitos

  18. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I've seen the Chinese phenomenon of families throwing rehearsed tantrums, rolling on the ground and ruining things as a form of begging.
    Someone did it at a train station and I just walked up to that asiatic and told them that I would personally frick them if they didn't get their shit together.
    The train station people put up with it, the police put up with it, passengers put up with it but frick off if I'm going to. I lost face for team China

  19. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Not the craziest story but my only experience:
    >Krakow to Dublin
    >Tall as hell white woman constantly walking up and down the aisle
    >Was praying on bended knees at the airlock door
    >Ends up punching asian flight attendant
    >Gets arrested when we land
    >thankyouforflyingryanair.png
    Gonna be traveling again soon bros. How crazy have the discount airline people gotten since covid? Wouldn't mind having some in flight entertainment.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Same as ever

      https://twitter.com/ninner_hugebreasts/status/1725077384628478321

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Why does Ryanair have Asian stewardesses?

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Maybe an asian girl applied and got the job

  20. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    >>I tell him he's indigenous trash and he should not argue with me
    lol

  21. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Had a drunk guy on a flight refuse to buckle his seat belt before takeoff and started threatening the male flight attendant. They had to pull off the runway and police came on the plane and dragged him off. That was 10 years ago, wonder if that dude has been able to fly since

  22. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I was flying back home from Dallas after a work trip and I was sat behind this b***h and her spawn. It wasn't crying or anything but the b***h kept taking the baby out of its seat and it would kick the back of my seat. I got pretty annoyed and raised my voice at her telling her to stop. I was in a crappy mode and had a raging headache at the time.

  23. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Never in the plane, but in the airport
    >waiting in security line
    >a 20-something girl a few people in front of me collapses on her suitcase
    >people around her break her fall softly and lay her down, she's not moving or responding
    >airport security comes over
    >immediately she's fine and starts screaming
    >"OH I ONLY HAVE TO ALMOST DIE TO GET SOMEONE TO HELP ME"
    >"I'LL DEAL WITH THIS JUST LIKE I'M DEALING WITH MY TRAVEL, ALONE!"
    >I get into the TSA pre line and get right through security
    >she's still wandering around the lines yelling "WHY WONT ANYONE HELP ME"
    >"WHERE AM I SUPPOSED TO GOOOOOOOOOOOOO?!"

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Airport as well, in orlando or dallas I was waiting in this long ass burger line when a group of people start fighting. The entire line except myself and four others run over to it recording and yelling. Got my food pretty quick

  24. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    people should just arms around each other in middle class, share that human body heartto fall asleep easier and relieve tension

  25. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I stopped flying through Beijing/Hong Kong purely because of Chinese shenanigans. Many of them I believed to be triad gang wars before realising it's just two families having a feud in the departure lounge or actual violence on the plane. Honestly from my five times of transferring through China I have so many stories I wouldn't even know which one to greentext. Just never go through China, pay an excess for frick sake. I'm an idiot for doing it even once let alone five times

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Now you're learning. Always go over China, never through.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      I had a connection through Shanghai Pudong and it wasn't too bad, although I had to haul serious ass after they changed the fricking gate to the opposite end of the terminal. I guess it'd be worse if it were a real layover and not a bare minimum hour and a half rush to the next plane.

  26. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Ex-girlfriend told me she didn't like to fly. I don't like to fly myself. Turns out she was completely terrified. Had a full blown meltdown as the plane was taking off. Starting with screaming, crying, and trying to leave her seat. I took an elbow to nose. She started hyperventilating and passed out. When she came to, she stayed curled up in a ball whimping like a injured puppy for the next hour. My parents were nice enough to drive us home.

  27. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    >flying to the south of Spain, typical British stag group type a few rows behind me
    >drinking constantly all flight, being loud and somewhat obnoxious, but mostly just high spirits
    >coming into land, one of them gets up insisting he needs the toilet
    >air hostess blocks his way, tells him to sit down. guy groans but slinks back to his seat
    >one of his friends (a fricking manlet gymrat) absolutely explodes, demands the guy be allowed to go. threatening the air hostess, making like he's going to get up
    >some norf fc type fat guy a couple of rows up starts yelling at him, telling him to shut the frick up and sit down. guy is now alternating screaming at the hostess and threatening this old boy
    >this goes on til we touch down. we're held on the ground for about 30 minutes as the police have been called. angry guy has finally shut up at this point as he's twigged he's in the shit
    >finally let us off the plane. last we see of them is the shouty guy being led away by police whilst his friends stand around looking shell shocked

  28. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    seen a few tantrums etc
    also saw this one on twiXter today
    https://twitter.com/collinrugg/status/1729602620988559510
    woman goes loopy, threatens to kill people, tries to pee in aisle of plane
    all because she got told to sit down
    people are so fricked up these days

  29. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Never saw a meltdown, but I did see one thing after getting off the plane
    >Several hour transatlantic flight
    >Heathrow to Washington-Dulles
    >Land
    >Get to customs and immigration
    >Tiny fricking room with a single fan on
    >In 38c (100f) weather
    >Hundreds of people in this one room
    >Have to stand in thirdie line due to not being a US citizen
    >Standing in the line for hours
    >Start to near the end
    >Shouting
    >Screaming
    >Look behind me
    >A bunch of people have made a big gap, they're waving at CBP agents and pointing at someone
    >Some old git (no idea if it's a dude or a woman) has slumped over
    >Probably a heart attack or heat stroke
    >CBP officers rush in with a stretcher looking thing
    >Person is evacuated from the room, ushered off to god knows where
    >Further delays in immigration processing due to this
    Almost missed my connecting flight because of that. No idea if they died or not. It inspired me to get GE though, the US citizens line goes so much fricking faster. Whoever thought having a single working fan in a room that tiny and hot was a genuine moron though.

  30. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    >flying Spirit/SW/Frontier/etc.
    >any US carrier in general
    >flying coach
    Why not just fly business class? Like pic related costs less than coach if you pay using a travel credit card. If I'm flying for over 2 hours I'm always flying business. Don't just pay for the cheapest ticket, that's dumb as frick.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      mr. moneybags mcduck over here

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        I'm not even rich.

        >apply for travel card
        >one that is partner with your favorite airline
        >use the card for everything except for maybe your mortgage
        >use it for utilities
        >groceries
        >gas/ev gas
        >spend 10k a month on card
        >240,000 miles
        >Singapore/Emirates business class ticket is 120k miles
        I easily spend $20k-30k(just bought a $10k Rolex on the card.) a month based on how well my business is doing. That's a good half a dozen business class seat if you are flying far. Or 20+ if you're flying within the country.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          You're rich.

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            I'm comfortable, rich is like if I had a billion+ dollars in the bank. Closest definition is upper middle class.

            • 5 months ago
              Anonymous

              You’re rich.

            • 5 months ago
              Anonymous

              How do you spend 10K a month not including your housing? Even if you're a lawyer or something making payments on an expensive car how do you have time to dine out all the time? Can't be drugs or escorts since it's credit card transactions. Can't be a high maintenance gf since this is SighSee.

              How the hell did you manage to get 821 FICO? I’m good with my credit and is able to get around 700 which is considered excellent.

              You have to own your home.

              • 5 months ago
                Anonymous

                >go somewhere
                >buy plane ticket
                >rent a car
                >get reimbursed by job
                I think the bulk of my spending is reimbursed. Even if you pay like 400 for groceries, 1000 car payment, 200 phone bill, 150 electricity, 100 water/gas that's $1,850 a month. If you rent get the BILT card where paying rent will get you miles. At 1850 you get 3,700 miles, in 6 months you already have a free economy seat to Asia. In a year that's 44k+ which is two seats or 1 premium economy seat. This is just from spending on daily bullshit, stuff you pay using your debit anyways.

                How the hell did you manage to get 821 FICO? I’m good with my credit and is able to get around 700 which is considered excellent.

                I paid off my home and it jumped from 700 into 800s. I was lingering in the 700s for years as well, it mostly depends on how much of your loan/credit is utilized.

                I mean you don't have to fly shitty airlines in general if you take the time to do a little research. I only have this card because of Singapore airlines, when other airlines tell their staff to 'cover up' they make their uniforms skimpier. In fact I think it gets skimpier in Business compared to economy, and I noticed that unlike the eco/bus girls the first class girls walk in with an overcoat so now I'm super curious.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                Anon, you can absolutely buy drugs and escorts on credit cards. There's a whole cottage industry of billing these things through "legitimate" companies so people can get them reimbursed as business expenses or tax deductions

            • 4 months ago
              Anonymous

              Comfortable is rich for rich.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          >20-30k a month on a card
          What do you spend that on? And how many miles is that, with what mileage program?

          https://i.imgur.com/0fxe1Mt.jpg

          [...]
          I'm not rich and I'm not larping, I am just trying to help people who hate having to deal with flying BS. Like why would you allow yourself to sit next to a melanin enriched individual when you don't have to sit next to anyone at all. And you can easily do it for free.

          Why would anyone subject themselves to that?

          >160k miles
          Lmao. You're a larping poorgay.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        You're rich.

        You’re rich.

        Don't reply LARPers please, anon

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          You’re rich.

          I'm not rich and I'm not larping, I am just trying to help people who hate having to deal with flying BS. Like why would you allow yourself to sit next to a melanin enriched individual when you don't have to sit next to anyone at all. And you can easily do it for free.

          Why would anyone subject themselves to that?

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            How the hell did you manage to get 821 FICO? I’m good with my credit and is able to get around 700 which is considered excellent.

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            Half of those miles are from the initial sign up bonus. Churning is a valid strategy but it's a little more complicated than you're letting on.

            • 5 months ago
              Anonymous

              >20-30k a month on a card
              What do you spend that on? And how many miles is that, with what mileage program?
              [...]
              >160k miles
              Lmao. You're a larping poorgay.

              how are you all finding this so hard to understand
              it's not exactly a massive secret but isn't anything special, anon is just telling you how it works for people that travel for work
              the points you end up with from business class flights, particularly intercontinental, plus reimbursed hotels (and their associated points) is ridiculous
              all my leisure travel is practically free in terms of business/1st flights (some taxes), hotels and car rental
              at least for me though, the downside is having a pretty damn demanding job during the on time

              • 5 months ago
                Anonymous

                >anon is just telling you how it works for people that travel for work
                No, he/you said this was something anyone should do. The prerequisite of traveling for work every week, and getting reimbursed for personal spending vs. having to put it on a company card, kind of excludes a ton of people.

              • 5 months ago
                Anonymous

                oh I see that now, yeah that is stupid, it's a pretty specific situation (though probably any private contractor in international/global business will be in this position)

              • 5 months ago
                Anonymous

                He has posted before. The issue is that his math simply doesn't add up. Anyone who is collecting miles knows this. He is exaggerating his numbers by 10 times at least.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                I'm not that guy but I put about 30k business expenses and 4.5j personal on my cards monthly.

                But carefully keeping track of categories, category and $ caps, and slowly churning through many cards I average about 1-1.5 million mile points a year (Aeroplan and avios mostly), plus another 200k from flying and 10+ rewards that lowrr redemption costs by 50% (also from flying). I also average another 300k of bank points I can cash in on gift cards for $0.01 to $0.013 per point. End up with another 1m on hotel from CC and stays. Assorted theater, store rewards etc add another $10k cashed out.

                I make more than average but not insane amounts. Churning and work travel definitely let's me live a comfortable style of vacation travel higher than I could ever otherwise.

                I dread the day the IRS starts to care about rewards.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                >I dread the day the IRS starts to care about rewards.
                The next thing in the pipe isn't IRS shit it's some plan the Brandon administration has to cap credit card fees businesses pay which would make rewards offered by credit companies all but uneconomical- they are rare in europe and may be here too soon.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                Banks make way too much money off of the credit card sector as it is today to let anything happen. Keep in mind Biden was the senator from Delaware aka the state every bank is legally domiciled. There's absolutely nothing to worry about here.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                Your math doesn't add up. What cards give you 5 miles per $ spent? And do you fly transatlantic in first class every month to get 200k?

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                Premium cards give 3x to 5x on some categories. Churning look it up the bonuses stack on top of that. 200k from flying is per year not monthly. That isn't much, I often fly 200,000+ miles a year in economy paid flights for work. Closer to 350,000 this year.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                >30k business expenses monthly
                Bullshit.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                What's so hard to understand? 1 international round trip $2-3k, local flights another 3k. Hotels another 5k. Event registration 2-3k per month easy. Renting a booth? 20 to 50k. Haven't even factored food, car rentals, and other expenses.

                If you travel a lot for work and are on the event circuits it adds up fast.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                And where does the money for all that come from? Companies are quite tight with business expenses for their traveling employees.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                The world hasn't stopped spending and travelling. Look around, events and tickets are sold out despite the layoffs and fear mongering. The company I'm with is still very profitable and cutting travel would cut into sales, diminishing profit.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                Biggest expense item on that list was the trade show booth which is non-optional if you want to stay in business in certain industries.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                >Companies are quite tight with business expenses for their traveling employees.

                Entirely depends on the company. I worked for a few companies that lauded their expense budgets as part of the compensation package.

                >$300 limit on Hotel/Airbnb
                >Comfort + flights for anything over 6 hours
                >business class for anything international
                >keep all my points by using personal card and getting reimbursed
                >meals guideline directly from our CTO was “don’t get too crazy”

                Meanwhile him and our VP were popping bottles of champagne and eating $200 seafood towers.

                Business travel perks only suck if you are miles away from the C-suite

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                Wanted to add living out of a suitcase isn't a glorious lifestyle movies make it out to be. You're constantly over spending to feel normal or have a meal that isn't fast food, or for a break from the noise and hustle.

                You spend a lot of money. A lot of money that isn't yours.

                CES I loaded up 120k on cards between cargo carrier costs, hotel, booth, setup help/union labor, catering, ans all the other expenses.

                That's not my money. I'm just spending wne being reimbursed.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                >oh wow, it’s so easy finding business class flight whenever I need them

                Bull fricking shit, especially on Capital One. Unless he’s just flying cheap Turkish flights through Istanbul, Churning and using those points has been way harder since COVID. I got biz class flights to Spain and Thailand this year, but it takes a while searching and waiting for availability to open up

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            that's an extremely low balance for someone that's supposedly spending $10k a month. even if you had paid your previous month's balance off yesterday, you would have had a couple weeks of purchases built up.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          That uppity cat is just about to lose one eye.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >pic related
      >on a 2 hour flight

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        He didn't say he's flying on a lay flat business class seat for a 2 hour flight. He said he's flying business class on anything *over* 2 hours.

  31. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    There an old lady who could barely get on the plane via wheelchair with assistance. I don't even know why they let her fly. She had some medical problem and they made that plane go fast as frick. We got to Florida almost an hour early.
    Only other cool story I have is some lady kept trying to sneak into premium economy and was getting caught every time. The black flight attendant ended up b***hing her out after catching her for the 3rd time.

  32. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I saw my next door neighbor arguing loudly at the counter due to oversize bags. He was leaving on a different flight luckily, would've been awkward to stand in line behind him

  33. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    It wasn't on a plane but I did witness a meltdown in an airport once
    >6 hour layover in Detroit coming back from a week in Japan
    >thru customs, relaxing near my gate eating some fried chicken
    >get up to take a leak
    >hear childs screaming from the other mens room entrance
    >hear a nog yelling
    >more childs screaming
    >walk over with the Jannie who was mopping the restroom
    >an early 20s Black has a 5 year old boy pinned to the wall by his neck
    >his feet are off the floor and his face is turning purple
    >the Jannie is screaming at the sheboon to put the child down
    >somebody calls airport police
    >ff 2 hours
    >the sheboon is surrounded by 10 or so airport police and she is screaming that she "din do nothin" and that she needs to make it on her flight
    This was quite the layover, I think this was a nice glimpse in to Detroit and a good reminder of why I don't live somewhere like that.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      When something like this happens, do they get put on the no-fly list or is that only if it happens while on the plane?

  34. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Actual story that's not fake unlike most of these :
    Seeing my sister off at Dallas Love Field. We're sitting and waiting. It wasn't a melt down, but there was an old guy (like at least 75) who waddled by at least twice. And this is a good 30 yards with a walker, slowly. We thought he was lost when he just stopped. And he wet himself. I got up and walked over, not knowing what to do. Someone about the age of 25 came up and tried to walk him away. I pointed out the puddle, and she just frozen and started crying. She yelled out, "mother god damned fricker" and just bauled like a baby. I helped him and her to a bathroom, then to the boarding gate, and missed seeing my sister off.

    I promised myself if I am 35 without kids, I'm getting a vasectomy. My kids are going to be put through that.

  35. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    During a layover in Atlanta, a lady in a silk cap (guess the race) began SCREAMING at the airline employees at the gate because they refused to make the plane turn around to pick her up. Eventually the world's most apathetic and overweight airport cops showed up (guess the race) and had to tell her again that the plane cannot just "turn around." The lady kept screaming about she was going to kick all their white asses for making her look stupid in front of others... nevermind that they kept their cool the entire time and that she was the one that clearly overslept

  36. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Not a freak out, but this happened yesterday.

    So I’m at IAH in the Spirit terminal waiting for my flight, when a tiny 25 y/o about Asian guy comes up to me. The dude looks like a Chinese exchange student, complete with the rectangular frames and giant hoodie.

    I had my headphones on so I take them off and he goes “hey can you give my $40 for a flight?”

    He pulls out his cash app and tells me his boss is a “b***h ass homie” who didn’t get him a return flight to Seattle.
    The whole time he’s talking in Ebonics.

    I’m black and really tall. I was so shocked I started laughing and sent the dude $40. I saw him run off to a counter to buy a ticket, then he vanished.

    He seems like the kinda guy to go on SighSee, so if you’re reading this Min Yoon you’re a wild dude and I hope you don’t get in trouble for saying homie to the wrong guy.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Brennan is that you?

  37. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Flying HCM to Singapore on shitty airline
    >Sitting next to old asian guy
    >Guy is outraged that he's seated at the back because "old people should get nicer seats at the front of the plane"
    >Delaying the whole flight because he's nonstop arguing with the hostess that he should at least have been given a window seat due to his age
    >Eventually gives up
    >In the air, a few people including me get a free meal because we booked through another airline
    >Guy is outraged that I get a meal and he doesn't
    >Even more outraged that I only ate the vegetables (I don't like chicken)

    Asians are generally awesome people to travel with, no fricking clue what this guy's problem was.

  38. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Had a sexy MILF next to me on a flight to Seattle. We hit some bad turbulence and she grabbed my hand. It was nice.

  39. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Ok I have a crazy story for you anons:

    > me on a plane from LAX to London, 2019 I think
    > big plane, 787
    > kinda all UK guys drunk within the first two hours
    > one guy with a 4-dice boxing shirt had a problem with another guy hitting on his sister and it came to a wrestling.
    > things came down but before landing, boxing guy, kinda 22y got angry again, ran around, explained the situation to some people including me
    > "just stay decent" I said. Didnt listen
    > went to the other guy in the middle row and punches him twice
    > everyone screamed
    > guy fought back
    > some women around had babies and handed them screaming to other passangers "please take my babie!"
    > one bulky flight attendance jumped in between rolling on the floor with one guy, other opne still boxing
    > total mayhem
    > situation came down.
    > no one leaves the plane till police is at the gate getting these two guys
    > I write a report to the police whitnessing the boxing guy started the violence, never got any responds.

  40. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Not sure if this qualifies as a meltdown, you tell me. Had a long flight and got stuck sitting next to a fat older couple, they were fine but the temp in the plane was strangely hot and the wife was spilling over into my seat so I could feel even more heat coming off her body. The little air nozzle above me didn’t work at all. Perfect storm of shit. Kept getting progressively hotter and more uncomfortable as the flight went on until a few hours in I said frick this and had them get up to let me into the aisle. The plane was about 3/4 full and there were like ten empty rows of “comfort+” seats towards the front that nobody wanted to pay extra for so I walked up and sat in one, immediate relief as it was like ten degrees cooler up there. Within seconds a middle aged flight attendant with a mom-like bob haircut was hovering over me demanding I move because the “balance of the plane” was being thrown off due to me being up there. I told her that was bs and to frick off with her menopause haircut to which she responded that she was going to have the pilot land the plane immediately if I didn’t move. Almost called her bluff but didn’t want to push it so I got up and found an empty seat next to some skinny mystery meat guy towards the back for the remainder of the flight. We land and pull up to our gate but a voice comes over the intercom asking everyone to stay in their seats. A few minutes later two cops appear and proceed to escort me off in front of everyone. They took me aside in the terminal and asked what happened so I recounted the interaction between me and the flight attendant verbatim and they both laughed. They couldn’t have been more cool about the whole thing. We bullshitted for a minute or two, they told me to have a nice night and that was that. Still cracks me up that I got police escorted off a plane for insulting some glorified air janitor.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      And then everybody clapped.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Knew I’d be getting this reply as soon as I hit post, deservedly so

  41. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    some japanese guy i think as i arrived at narita and he was on LSD or something, totally incoherent and drugged out and several police were cordoning him off and just watching him shamble around.

    my ex also had a videorecorded schizo freakout in a tokyo hostel by herself.

  42. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    > at Sea-Tac
    > flight to Milwaukee
    > fat burly dude has been pounding pints at the airport bar
    > like 6 in an hour
    > I get through security easy
    > gathering up my stuff when fat drunk and burly is stopped by security for being too drunk to fly.
    > FD&B starts arguing with TSA
    > watch from a far as the situation escalated
    > FD&B points his finger at other tat TSA lady before shoving her back
    > big mistake
    > watch as cops flood out of every side door at the TSA checkpoint
    > tackle FD&B to the ground
    > FD&B is carted away arguing that 1. He is not "that" drunk
    > and 2. That he's from Wisconsin and can out drink you pussies
    > I hate to admit it but being from Wisconsin myself burly dude had a point
    > we can savagely pound alcohol like we came out the womb with a tolerance.
    > sat next to this black dude with dreads and all we did was roast FD&B the whole flight.

    Still funny as frick to watch.

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