The Types Of People You See In An Airport
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The Types Of People You See In An Airport

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The Types Of People You See In An Airport

For those of you who have ever taken a plane when traveling, you should relate to this article. Right now, I'm sitting in the airport waiting to board my connecting flight and I can't help but to notice the different types of people sitting around me.

The businessman/woman

These people are those with their briefcase and laptops. They've got their Bluetooth on and their working until the very last second. They always find a seat next to a wall plug to charge up their electronics so that they won't miss a second of work. Typically, they're dressed in their suit/pants suit and sit in first class. These people stay to themselves and I'm not sure if I ever see them look up from their phone or laptop.

The person wearing pajamas

Yes, even for a flight that leaves at 4:00 PM, there will be people waiting by the gate in their PJs. I guess for these people, comfort really is everything. Or, maybe they just really like their plaid pajama pants. The answer as to why they want to wear those out in public and across states may never be found.


The person who's carry-on bag is never going to fit overhead

Maybe these people are just wishful thinkers, maybe they are just cheap and don't want to pay $25 to check their bag. Either way, their bag is big enough to fit a body and it's never going to fit in the overhead compartment, which is just going to cause an inconvenience to everyone while we wait for your bag to be put under the plane.


The sleepers

These are the people you see sleeping. Literally anywhere and everywhere. These people just plop down and take their afternoon nap. I always wonder if they miss their flight due to their deep slumber.

The person who tries to rush everyone

I dealt with one of these first-hand today. Waiting in line to go through security, this lady asked the lady in front of me to speed up because her flight was leaving in 20 minutes. My thoughts were: "Maybe you should've gotten here earlier," and "Good luck to ya."

The sprinter

This type of person, is different from the "Rusher" that I talked about before. The Sprinter is flat out sprinting to make it to their gate in time. Many will move out of their way and just watch.

The person with a baby

Sadly there was one of these on my first flight. A screaming baby for over an hour doesn't do anyone any good.

The Fashionista

There is always at least one girl roaming around dressed to the nines complete with heels, jewelry, makeup, and the perfect hair to match. Typically, I'm in some nort and a t-shirt, but I can see how a cute sundress could be just as comfy.

The family hogging the outlets

No, it's okay, keep your laptops, iPads, phones, and portable DVD players plugged in for two hours. Nobody else needs to use any of the outlets to charge their devices. (Glad to say that I had my stuff fully charged before I left just in case this was happening.)



I've seen many types of people today, as I believe anyone does when they're traveling. The entertainment of each of these categories of people coming together definitely help to make a layover go by quicker.

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