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Passenger Shares Surreal Airport Experience Straight Out Of A Videogame

There's something profoundly unsettling about being in an airport. They're often large, easy to get lost in, and everybody seems to be coming or going in a hurry. Flying can be stressful at the best of times, but it certainly doesn't help when the place you're flying from seems tailor-made to be as unwelcoming as possible. 

Redditor u/ornryactor recounted one such strange experience. Responding to an r/worldnews story about international flying sanctions being placed on Belarus, they described passing through its main airport in 2019. Full of sinister back corridors and bizarre staffing procedures, other users likened it to a particularly mundane video game side mission.

As (some of) the world begins to open up again to international travel, we can only hope that most passengers manage to avoid these liminal space detours. Then again, it makes for a good story.

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The ol' 2222 to Toulouse. Would it be better if a human being were saying it? Or would it be even more confusing? Hopefully someone knew  what they were doing when they scheduled that flight. Otherwise it just sounds like a glitch.

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Cat Survives 11 Days In Airport Ceiling, Reunited With Owner

Oh, thank goodness! This ceiling cat must have been blessed by the ceiling cat itself to have made it through this traumatic situation! For those who have cats, you can imagine that flying with them would be one of the most stressful situations imaginable. Not just for the cats, but for us as well. And as their owners, we can't help but share their stress and pain. 

When Taylor Le was preparing to move across the country, from New York to Orange County, California, she of course was going to fly with her 6-year-old cat, Muji. The flight was scheduled to fly on Christmas Eve. As Taylor Le went through the security checkpoint at La Guardia Airport, the TSA agents had her remove Muji from her carrier. Taylor Le tried to persuade the agents otherwise, knowing that if Muji was outside her carrier, she would be liking to flee. Regardless of Taylor Le's protests, Muji was removed from her carrier, panicked, and fleed. 

Le told The Post about the pending cat-astrophe, "I said, 'She's gonna run. Do I have to take her out?' We walked through the metal detector and she got spooked, bit me, freaked out, and ran off." They told her yes.

The flee led her owner, and airport staff, on a wild goose chase that ended when Muji climbed up a series of platforms to a ceiling enclosure and then vanished within them. In the following days, the airport staff tried to lure out Muji with cans of tuna, and Taylor Le changed her flight for the following day, in hopes of finding Muji in time, but she didn't and boarded the flight to Orange County, completely distraught. 


cat escapes at airport, reunited with owner after 11 days - thumbnail of scared cat being held
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Wild Karen Gets Bested By Petty Revenge At Airport

What a splendid tale of a wild and entitled and generally tough to be around "Karen" getting her comeuppance at the airport. The commute life when it comes to navigating the airport is full of enough hoops without the wild "Karen" inserting herself into the mix. Sounds like this traveler hit their breaking point, and made a petty revenge out of the moment. 

A "wild" Karen gets bested by a petty revenge while at the airport | r/pettyrevenge posted by BookwyrmsRN Current petty revenge progress airport edition. Well. This is developing story edit and update as happens flying Houston Florida today work. There is plenty time before my flight starts boarding.
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Man Lives To Regret Cracking Dad Jokes At Airport

The desire to crack a dad joke can be too much to bear sometimes. In this case, the guy learned his lesson about maybe exercising some more self restraint the next time the maddening urge to unleash a dad joke presents itself at the airport. 

Man lives to regret cracking dad jokes while he's at the airport | r/tifu Join u/axiomatic 15h TIFU by making dad jokes security line at airport. M Happened few minutes ago and only resulted minor embarrassment reprimand be careful about my jokes, and slight delay getting through security. So at airport this morning with film crew about fly on special flight during covid visual effects supervisor (relevant further on) and am waiting line with crew as get our bags scanned security guy asks if
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Airport Karen Pitches A Fit For No Reason

Karen decided to show up 30 minutes before her flight, and in the rage-fueled panic that ensued she ended up missing out on her own TSA pre-check. Wonder if she learned her lesson in the value of taking a deep breath, being respectful to those around you, and from there greatly increasing the possibility that other folks will actually want to help you. 

Airport Karen yells at everyone, and doesn't realize she has TSA pre-check. | r/pettyrevenge u/wallywoofdog 73d Join 1 Airport Karen decides show up 30 minutes before flight few years ago my college sports team flying out competition were flying out our own town which has notoriously quick and easy airport experiences those us who know well flying alone 's generally no sweat show up only an hour before, or even less, but this is ALWAYS risk all airports even small ones. Our team 20 people showed
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Crabdamonium struck this baggage carousel at Lynden Pindling International Airport in the Bahamas when a cooler fell open and spilled a bunch of crabs who were eager to make a break for it. Eventually the crabs were caught.

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This guy clearly lost his moral compass awhile ago. I mean, sheesh. Caught on camera, and then can't even own up to it when they show up to call him out. Nope, instead he blames his wife! 

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Absolutely steer clear of this highly unnerving video if you have a fear of flying at all. This is just plain old terrifying.