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I would say I fly pretty frequently. Having just come back from Geneva, Switzerland to Durban, South Africa, there’s a few things I noticed.
- Customs officers are assholes
They have a boring job. They watch people walk through customs all day long. When they have a chance to demonstrate their “power” over people, and annoy people, they’ll do the best they can to have some fun annoying you.
- Air France & Pepsi = cheap!
Air France recently decided to switch from serving Coca Cola to serving Pepsi when you ask for “Coke”. This is a cheap move on their part and is going to hurt their reputation as one of the airlines with the best in-flight food. Everyone knows that Pepsi tastes like liquid horse shit.
- Paris CDG airport shuttles are a failure.
Specifically the shuttles that take you from the plane to the airport. They are often overly full, and using shuttle busses is a bad idea. Yesterday I was nearly crushed by a Boeing 737 when the shuttle driver was about to cross in front of a plane. Thankfully he realized his mistake and immediately reversed out of the way, and we waited for two planes to pass before we could go.
I missed a chance to make it to front page news.
Air France has damn nice food. There is a choice between two usually good-tasting main courses. With every meal comes some nice French food, such as a Croissant or Camembert cheese.
However, my last flight today was with South African Airways, and their food is an abomination. There’s no choice. My meal was cold. There were next to no additional food apart from some not-so-good-tasting bread and butter. The meal itself was so bad I couldn’t even finish it.
- Airports should stop using Windows. Really.
Saving the best for last. Sorry about crappy image quality. Not easy taking neat pictures while sprinting backwards.
- There are no row 13.
I was bemused by the fact that the plane I was on lacked a row 13. I sat on row 14, and it took me a while to figure out where my seat was. The number-tag for row 14 was scratched off, so row 12 was followed by an unmarked row and row 15.
Update: one thing I forgot to mention:
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