Call for help: The reason you don’t want to fly with me

I am a terrible traveller. I love to see new places, but the airport process makes me miserable.

I have always enjoyed being able to do things at my own pace and so, the majority of my travelling as an adult has been solo.  For the few people who have had the pleasure to travel with me (namely my mom, sister and boyfriend) I think the would all agree that I am a difficult person to fly with.

I just want to get to where I’m going.  I’m too impatient and the process takes so long.

Unless I’m using my frequent traveller card to avoid lines (which I can only do in Canada), I find the airport experience really frustrating.  All I want to do it get to my next holiday, but this large structure filled with baggage drop-off, passport control, security checks and long waits at the gate always seems to hold me back.

I am just so excited to get to my next destination and I want to get there NOW!


Lines.  So many lines.

I get it – tourist attractions are bound to be busy.  It’s fine when you’re in the Louvre waiting to get a glance at the Mona Lisa. I just don’t understand how after 100 years of commercial flights, the airport process is so painful.

Standing in any type of a line makes me anxious and the poor person travelling with me is bound to know it through a series of sighs, under-breath comments and the occasional bouncing around so I can at least make the time productive by getting my number of Fitbit steps up for the day.

Disclaimer: I know that it’s better to be safe than sorry in these situations, and that security checks are essential.  That being said, maybe just having enough people to process a flight to Toronto, 3 flights to Delhi and 2 flights to Mumbai leaving at the same time would be helpful?

My way or the highway.

Due to my need to avoid lines, I power-walk everywhere.  Getting off of an airplane is like entering a battle zone with me.  I will do anything to avoid  being at the back of a long customs line.

I also have a hard time accepting bathroom stops before we get to the gate (on departure) or baggage claim (on arrival).  Again, just trying to get the process over with as quickly as possible!

I’m too high-strung and I know it.  For someone who travels as much as I do, this is really something I should have mastered by now!  Bright side is that I want to become better.

Two weeks before I board my next airplane!  Tips to make the travelling process more enjoyable are always welcome.



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