Although we all love to travel, the journey to our final destination can take its toll on our stress levels. We have selected some of the most common airport folks and how much they may or may not raise your stress levels.
1. The Last Minute Wonders
These people don’t believe in standing in airport queues so they are quite happy to arrive as late as possible. Often the ones who others glare at grudgingly as they enter the plane, oblivious to the fact everyone else has been sat in their seats waiting for them to arrive.
2. The Time Wasters
Don’t be too alarmed about this group, as they are a harmless bunch who love to just chill. They will happily just browse the duty-free shops, never usually buying anything except the occasional few that have been given orders from family members and friends. You can also find these just sat people-watching, while they wait for their gate number to be displayed.
3. Social Media Addicts
Watch out for these as you may bump into them while walking around the terminal due to the fact their head will be pointing down towards some sort of electronic device. These are the people who feel the need to give friends a constant update on how their journey is going.
These updates will be along the lines of; “I just checked in”, “made it through security”, “my drink before boarding” all accompanied with a photo of course. We know it’s hard but try to consider your friendship before clicking that ‘unfriend’ button.
4. Dressed for Destination
A pretty even split between males and females. Those who don’t care what the weather is outside, they are wearing clothing that suits their final stop. Hats and sunglasses are often seen upon the heads of these people. Try to resist the temptation of snapping a photo of them to avoid an awkward moment, but do ensure you have a good giggle.
5. Security Flappers
Probably the most loathed group of travellers and may cause you to question life itself. These are the people who, no matter how many signs they’ve walked past explaining the rules of security, still can’t seem to get it right. Look for these when choosing your security line; usually dressed in strappy heels, multiple layers and mountains of jewellery.
6. Perfected Planners
These have all details planned down to the exact minute, even including bathroom breaks for each group member. Nothing can fall out of place with these planned people because their plan has been embedded into everyone’s brain for weeks, way before the taxi ride to the airport. There is no need to worry about these people as you probably won’t even notice them…well unless you are travelling with one.
7. Constant Complainers
Nothing is ever good enough for this group of travellers. Usually older people however this isn’t always the case, especially if you combine these with the Social Media Addicts. They are always finding something to complain about, even if their trip cost them next to nothing. These will be the first people entering flight compensation into their web browser when they see that arrival time change. Ignoring these may help you block them out, but sometimes this just isn’t possible.
8. The Lads
Not strictly referring to males, as groups can consist of all females or even a mix of both, but these groups are usually destined for cheap holiday destinations where the only plan is to party, party, party. These overly excited and obnoxiously loud groups of travellers are unaware of their surroundings and are especially found during the summer months. Be warned as they will push you to boiling point.
9. Busy Bees
Always seem to be in a rush, usually because they are on their way to an extremely important meeting. These are typically dressed in business attire making them very easy to spot at an airport. If a delay occurs on their flight you know they will be the flight up at the desk, interrogating the poor airport staff and following swiftly behind the Continuous Complainers when claiming for flight delay. These travellers are annoying but they can be blocked out by music.
10. Flustered Parents
Usually flying with children for the first time, meaning they are constantly worried that something has been left behind in the mad panic of leaving the house. Their main worry is about what others are thinking especially if their child just won’t stop crying. In this situation it will push you to boiling point, otherwise it’s just funny to watch them fluster.