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My wife shared a travel video with me the other day by the Holderness family. If you’re not familiar with them, they are a husband and wife that mostly make funny videos (among other things). They were also on the Amazing Race a couple of seasons ago.

I don’t always find their videos that funny, but I thought this one was pretty good. Plus, it “spoke” to me as a somewhat frequent traveler

Two Types of Airport People

Here’s the video – comparing two types of airport people. One is on the way to the airport 5 hours before the flight, while the other walks onto the flight as they’re paging his name over the airport loudspeaker. To be fair though, he timed it “just right” – he didn’t even have to run through the airport!

Of course, the video is a bit over the top but it rang true to me. I was just glad that they weren’t trying to both make the SAME flight, though I can imagine if this is an accurate representation of their family then that probably is stressful trying to have one of both type traveling together.

My airport persona

Personally I’m with Kim on this one – I’m more of a get to the airport early person. Even though that does run the risk of wasting days of your life in the airport, I generally prefer not having to stress about it (though I’m not quite to the level that she portrays in the skit). Having said that, I did almost miss my most recent flight due to a series of unfortunate events (and poor planning on my part). My basic thinking is that with airport lounge access and Internet, there’s really not much of a downside to arriving at the airport early. Thankfully my wife is on the same page with me 🙂

Which type of airport person are you? Leave it in the comments


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