A few weeks ago, during my Rookie Wednesday series that everyone should read not just rookies, I highlighted the many boarding “groups” or zones etc. Delta has and uses. I also said somewhat tongue and cheek:
“those with a limp (real limp, or not), parents with lots of kids who need time even if half of the kids are teens”
And one of the reasons I included this was the folks you see above boarding with a number of teens that apparently needed more time boarding. Now I am not judging that these teens maybe had an absolute fear of flying and needed the extra time to have the courage to even board, but it sure did not seem this way (think fake emotional support animal here to me). Boarding can be such a mess with Delta.
Take another example you see above. These folks have taken shoes off (flip flops) and are even sitting down and blocking the boarding area. Really? Not OK folks.
But there are nameless passengers that need to be shamed. I get that things can happen where you have to sleep in an airport overnight. Canceled flights or full hotels or whatever but either 1) Delta has provided some blankets and pillows or 2) you have “removed” them from another flight so then be decent enough to take them somewhere to have a Delta person put them back into the system not just leave them where you slept on the floor overnight. FAIL!
This last one is one of my biggest pet peeve’s when flying. I know Delta 1st class bulkhead rows can have limited leg room. The worst has to be the 100 (soon 100) new 737-900er aircraft where 1A has almost ZERO room and is maybe the worst first class seat on any Delta jet they fly. Yeah, it is THAT bad. But in the photo above it is a CRJ700 that has a decent amount of room. Either way, it is no excuse for THAT kind of behavior. Feet do not belong on the bulkhead wall!
What do you think. What other events have you seen that drive you nuts? Maybe a parent changing a baby on the tray table that will have food on it during the next flight? What is the most shameful event you have seen a passenger do flying Delta? – René
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