Time Does Not Matter to the Airlines UNLESS It Is Their Time and Money!

 It’s been a rough week and it’s finally Thursday, and you are looking forward to going home for the week.  You book the earlier flight home since it’s a lot better to get home at 9:30 at night than 11:30.  Like the good little traveler you are, you get to the airport two hours ahead of time only to discover that your flight has been delayed one hour.   That means you will now get home at 10:30.  Irritated you give your ticket and identification to the TSA agent.  You frown at him and he sends you to the line with the other TSA Pre-Check Rejects.  You take off your shoes and belt, and joke that next time you will wear a rope to hold your pants up.  The TSA agent is not amused and you are then checked for explosives.  You finally are permitted to leave, and you go to the gate only to see that your plane is now leaving two hours late.  Oh well, at least you will get home by 11:30.  You get some food, and then then back to the gate.  Now you discover that your plane is leaving three hours late which means getting home at 12:30 am – yes 12:30in the morning.  You complain to the agent at the gate asking to get on the late flight which will now get in one hour earlier than your flight.  You are told that plane is full.  You say to hell with this airline, and the agent says – “I don’t like your attitude.  Now go and sit down and wait like the other nice travelers.”  Finally, a few hours later you drag yourself along with the other passengers, like beaten dogs with your heads down, onto the plane.  One passenger says – “Last week I took this same flight and it was four hours late – I’m just happy to get home!”  An airline agent overhearing this man smiles at him, and looks at you and says – “Now that man has a good attitude.”  


A few weeks later you are in line at McDonalds to get something to eat, and you hear a man in front of you saying to the young lady at the counter – “What kind of business are you running here?  I have been waiting 2 minutes for my french fries.  I run one of the biggest airlines in the country.   I don’t have time to put up with your incompetence.  To hell with you!  I don’t need your food.”  Now I don’t recommend that you say this next time your flight is delayed – or you will be sent to TSA Jail!


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