Hundreds of Thousands Face Passport Revocation, Non-Star Wars Fan Opinion of Star Wars Land, TSA Line Slowdown & More!

Happy Saturday friends, and hooray, it’s finally the weekend! Here’s a recap of what’s gone on at YMMV this week. From what we’ve written to what others wrote that we really liked and wanted to share, it’s all here, in one convenient place!

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THIS Is Why TSA Employees Can Be So Rude & Irritating – Now It All Makes Sense!

It’s rare to find a TSA agent who’s genuinely pleasant. Oh sure, you’ll encounter a bunch who are professional and who might even tell you to have a nice day. But they rarely give eye contact, short of when they’re comparing your face to the picture on your ID. And even less of them ever smile. OK, except maybe this guy (really, watch it – he’s awesome!)

You’ll also find a fair share of Transportation Safety Officers who are downright nasty. They yell at passengers. They’re impatient. They don’t explain things adequately. They have little compassion for people who don’t understand because of a language or comprehension barrier. There’s questioning if their sense of authority goes to their heads. And they’re as inconsistent as can be.

But I just found something that totally explains why the TSA workers in that last paragraph act like they do. It makes perfect sense…

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The Only Plane In The Sky: An Oral History of 9/11

September 11, 2001 remains our country’s saddest day in aviation history. The attacks that occurred on 9/11 killed nearly 3,000 people, injured over 6,000 and caused over $10 billion in infrastructure and property damage. On top of that, thousands of people have died of 9/11-related cancer and respiratory diseases in the months and years following the attacks and tens of thousands still live with illnesses directly caused by 9/11. It was the day that changed, not only U.S., but worldwide aviation for forever.

Anyone from the U.S. who’s old enough to remember 9/11 can remember where they were, and sometimes what they were doing when they found out about the attacks. That not only goes for us everyday citizens, but those who were making the decisions of what we should do as a country, as well as those who were working at the affected airlines and loved ones of those who were lost.

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Some of The Funniest Flight Attendant Safety Spiels Ever

We all know the drill…before the plane takes off, the flight attendants have to tell us what we need to do regarding cabin safety in the event of an emergency. We’re all supposed to watch the demonstration so we know where the exits are, how to use the seat belt, oxygen mask and life vests, to not smoke or mess with the smoke detectors on the plane, etc. Most of us watch the demonstration every single time because we know how important it is. And we’ve all seen those who foolishly (and rudely) pay no attention whatsoever, mostly because they’re repetitive and sometimes kind of boring. But what if the safety demonstrations were like any of these?

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Marriott Making It Harder To Stay With Them, Airlines Most Likely To Damage/Lose Your Bags, Nice Thing TSA Does For Military, & More!

Happy Saturday friends, and hooray, it’s finally the weekend! Here’s a recap of what’s gone on at YMMV this week. From what we’ve written to what others wrote that we really liked and wanted to share, it’s all here, in one convenient place!

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