I’m sure these would be them !
1. The trip to the train station always takes a shorter time than usual.
As an unorganised person who
oftenalways runs late , when traveling to the airport I make sure I’m on time. This means carefully planning of road travel times, and train timetables. Invariably I overcompensate and end up on the earlier train than I expected to. The train I expected to catch is always the one before I need to be on ‘just in case’. Consequently I spend a lot of extra time in the airport. This time I excelled even my better best, we arrived half an hour before the 2 hour check in time ( which in domestic travel is a very long time ).
2. The plane is always held up by those who don’t understand the concept that carry on luggage is ‘carry on’ not ‘need a forklift’.
I’ve luckily had a good track record for flights departing on time despite the efforts of these people. A rarely enforced rule always takes these people by surprise. One today had a knapsack, large Christmas style gift bag, and a guitar! I’m guessing they thought they might be doing a Flying High type sing song , or a plane choir rendition of Kumbaya 🙂 And, so the motionless boarding line begins as these passengers attempt to squeeze all this into the little unforgiving metal guide . My suggestion is carry on luggage should be in regulated disposable carry on bags provided at check in by the airline. Besides you can always get creative by wearing the extra bits as accessories an extra coat or two. Ok, I’ve not yet got my creative brain working out the guitar smuggle but maybe a reader has an idea on that for me.
3. The one seat kicker child will be behind you and the one that needs to recline their chair on the 2 hr 30 min flight will be in front of you.
The recline usually happens just as you put your tray down and place the water cup on the tray. The kicking starts from the boarding moment . Some would add the screaming child to this list but let’s face it, kids scream cause they don’t understand and can’t express themselves. I’m a parent , I get that it’s not always easy to stop that but if a child is old enough to have feet that reach the next chair they are old enough to be taught the rules of sociable plane travel.
4. If you get a window seat you invariable need to go to the bathroom and if you are on the aisle seat you don’t but the window seated one definitely will.
As a window sitter I got a great chance to use my well known phrase ” Sorty, excuse me” . Oh and this leads do to law number 5.
5. When you get up from your seat and settle back into the middle seat after having told your spouse to take the window seat, the number 3 law people also change to the middle seat.
Karma for me interrupting the aisle sitter perhaps ?? Ha Ha
I’m sure you all have some other laws I have overlooked, to add to my list…or a creative way to get that guitar on as carry on luggage with an extra 2 bags. Leave me some of your best here 🙂