Pandemonium in Terminal A

Pandemonium in Terminal A

Originally uploaded by tbridge.

When we got back from Chicago tonight, we weren’t the only folks flying into DCA tonight. However, the four flights that came into Terminal A in a short span of time ended up all sharing one luggage carousel, leading to a form of Lord of the Flies that I thought would not be possible in our civil society. Pushing, shoving, all manner of jostling of the persons in order to jockey for position closest to the maw of the carousel.

Ah yes, welcome home to DC.

4 Comments so far

  1. wayan (unregistered) on June 24th, 2007 @ 11:58 pm

    That should teach you, never check you bags. Ever.

    There is no need to be an Eight Shoe Sue on a weekend flight to Chicago.

  2. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on June 25th, 2007 @ 12:06 am

    You can say that, Wayan, but I’ll always tell you to fuck off :)

    Seriously, with disc golf (tennis shoes), casual wear (my soccer treads) and formal (my nice J&M’s), plus formal wear and multiple events, we needed a bag just slightly too large for checkin, plus a garment bag.

    *shrug* I don’t feel bad about being prepared.

  3. Carl Weaver (unregistered) on June 25th, 2007 @ 10:33 am

    Tom, that’s one reason it pays to be a big guy. We big guys get more oomph per each unit aggression than our smaller, meeker counterparts do. Many a time I have been elbowed or shoved and told someone flat out that they better not do that again if they didn’t want to end up on the floor. A couple of them almost did.

  4. Don (unregistered) on June 26th, 2007 @ 1:51 am

    I LOVE to check my bags. I have to resist a snicker when I see people lugging monumental carry-ons. Until we get into the plane and some of them – no lie! – can’t even lift them up and into the overhead compartments.

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