Tweets That Prove The Airport Is A Lawless Place

If you’ve ever been to an airport, you know that it’s a very special place. All the things you think you know about society go right out the window, and it’s basically every person for themselves.

I understand how dramatic that sounds, but there are some days, some flights, that make you question everything you know.

Do You Think She Got To Take It?

Tweet: Woman in front of me at airport security has a bottle of frozen water. They want to take it. She says it's not a liquid.
Photo Credit: Twitter / @ikepoker
Photo Credit: Twitter / @ikepoker

I mean, she does have a point… It is, at that time, a solid. However, TSA is not to be messed with. Honestly, some days I really think they’re above the law.

Being Paralyzed By Choice Is A Thing

Tweet: packs laptop, two books, one magazine, one coloring book, and iphone for the plane. sits in silence the entire flight.
Photo Credit: Twitter / @damonandjo
Photo Credit: Twitter / @damonandjo

I always pack so many things in my carry-on to do while I’m on the plane and end up either too motion sick to do any of them, or sucked into those in-flight movies.

Don’t Come At Me

Tweet: I hate it when I actually do a really good job of packing light and some fellow traveler says,
Photo Credit: Twitter / @PracadAmy
Photo Credit: Twitter / @PracadAmy

If you see me walking around the airport with an appropriately sized carry-on, I don’t need to be heckled, or even talked to by anyone. I’ve just been through some things.

This Is A Smart Idea

Tweet: I wish airports would split security lines up between people who've literally never been to an airport before and every else
Photo Credit: Twitter / @mcwm
Photo Credit: Twitter / @mcwm

Of course, even if this was the case, you know there would still be the chance that the lines would move slowly and it would eventually turn into chaos, as it does.

New Rules Apply

Tweet: Every thing you've ever seen a parent do in public that you've disagreed with I've done in this airport today
Photo Credit: Twitter / @House_Feminist
Photo Credit: Twitter / @House_Feminist

You might as well leave all the things you think are true about you behind when you walk into an airport, because, honestly, you’re going to be shocked by what you are capable of.

It’s Basically Anxiety With A Lot Of Hallways

Tweet: For me, being
Photo Credit: Twitter / @heyitsmeAlliB
Photo Credit: Twitter / @heyitsmeAlliB

No matter how prepared you are, or how early you are, there is always that nagging voice in the back of your mind telling you that you’re going to miss your flight.

WHAT ARE THEY DOING?

Tweet: Please remain seated until we've reached the gate, then feel free to stand hunched over weirdly sideways for 15 minutes while we do whatever
Photo Credit: Twitter / @contriteperson
Photo Credit: Twitter / @contriteperson

I’m sure there is a perfectly reasonable explanation that has to do with my safety and whatnot, but by the time the plane has landed, I am READY to get off.

It’s There, So Why Not?

Tweet: Imagine being on a plane and NOT eating every item presented to you as if you will never again have ready access to food in your life
Photo Credit: Twitter / @jiatolentino
Photo Credit: Twitter / @jiatolentino

When you’re on a plane or in an airport and they offer you snacks and alcohol, who are you to refuse? This is what you’re meant to be doing. It’s how they keep everyone from losing their minds.

Not All Heroes Wear Capes

Tweet: The lady that sat beside me on this flight ate my lunch. Her reason
Photo Credit: Twitter / @cyberomin
Photo Credit: Twitter / @cyberomin

The people you meet on a flight are absolutely bananas. And why is it that you always seem to end up sitting next to the craziest person on the plane?

Fasten Those Seatbelts

a tweet about turbulence being scary
Photo Credit: Twitter / @REALxDUMBASS
Photo Credit: Twitter / @REALxDUMBASS

The scariest thing about flying is literally that once you’re in the air, there isn’t really anything anyone can do until you land, and even then. Like, what are you going to about turbulence, drive around it?

It’s All A Sham

Tweet: I have no evidence that it's possible to arrive at an airport anywhere other than the farthest gate out. I see people at other gates but at this point just assume they're paid actors.
Photo Credit: Twitter / @levie
Photo Credit: Twitter / @levie

Paying people to stand around at gates that aren’t actually used is exactly the kind of thing that I would expect an airport to do, just to make it that much more aggravating.

We All Know The Type

Tweet: Outlet bullies: People in airports who casually sit by outlets without using them, blocking you from plugging in and charging up.
Photo Credit: Twitter / @JonAcuff
Photo Credit: Twitter / @JonAcuff

The least you could do is plug something in so that it at least looks like you’re using it. You have so much power when you sit next to the outlets like that. Don’t waste it.

Honestly, Yeah

Tweet: It should be okay to boo people at the airport
Photo Credit: Twitter / @morninggloria
Photo Credit: Twitter / @morninggloria

It isn’t all the airport’s fault. Most of what is so wrong about the airport is due to the people in it—because you’re going to experience all kinds of personalities and then some.

An Excellent Question

Tweet: People who wear cut outfits to the airport, what are you doing?
Photo Credit: Twitter / @aparnapkin
Photo Credit: Twitter / @aparnapkin

If you’re not wearing your comfiest sweatpants and an old T-shirt while you’re on a plane, then are you even traveling? People who wear jeans for an eight-hour flight, just…why?

Flight Times Are The Worst

Tweet: the most unrealistic thing about love actually is that someone will pick you up from the airport
Photo Credit: Twitter / @chelseanachman
Photo Credit: Twitter / @chelseanachman

The thing about asking someone to drive you or pick you up from the airport is that you know you’re asking them to throw off their sleep cycle for the next few days.

But They’re So Petable!

Tweet: can't stop thinking about the time I watched a woman try to put her dog through the airport security scanner and the tsa agent picked it up and was like
Photo Credit: Twitter / @cottoncandaddy
Photo Credit: Twitter / @cottoncandaddy

There is a silver lining to the airport, other than being able to travel, and that is the adorable dogs. Some people are traveling with pets, and some of the dogs work at the airport. Just think about those dogs doing their important jobs, and feel peace wash over you.

There Are No Rules

Tweet: The airport is a lawless place. 7am? Drink a beer. Tired? Sleep on the floor. Hungry? Chips now cost $17.
Photo Credit: Twitter / @alyssalimp
Photo Credit: Twitter / @alyssalimp

The airport is the best place to go if you feel like you need to have a drink with your actual breakfast. Ask them to throw some brandy in that coffee—they’ll do it.

The Worst Kind Of Person

Tweet: Hi, I am the recreational airport walker! I don't have anywhere in particular to be. I just like to come here to the airport and stroll around at a leisurely pace while remaining blissfully unaware of my surroundings. I like to stretch my arms all the escalator and
Photo Credit: Twitter / @eveewing
Photo Credit: Twitter / @eveewing

Don’t be that person in the airport who walks so slowly and has their hands all over everything making it impossible for other people to move around you. Just…try and be aware of the world around you.

Because Why Not?

Tweet: to the woman who took a bite out of her chapstick in the airport security line: why did you do that?
Photo Credit: Twitter / @Kristen_Arnett
Photo Credit: Twitter / @Kristen_Arnett

Maybe the woman took a bite out of her chapstick because she was hungry and didn’t want to pay $1,600 for a bag of chips and a bottle of water.

Forget Leg Room

Tweet: Whenever someone on a plane reclines their seat into you, pull them back even further and whisper in their ear,
Photo Credit: Twitter / @rolldiggity
Photo Credit: Twitter / @rolldiggity

For some reason, whoever made planes thinks that humans don’t have legs, or if they do, they’re very short. However, the seats lean back quite a bit, so that is good, I guess.