Travel Tip: Magazine Blanket (AKA: Stickin It to the Man)

Oh yeah, American Airlines? You wanna play dirty?

You’ve already taken away my peanuts and charged me for a checked bag—think you’re gonna bleed me a little more by cranking the air conditioning to Venezuelan-overnight-bus levels and charging $8 for one of those shitty blue blankets?

Well, I’m not skerd. I’ll make a hobo blanket out of magazines.

You’ve obviously underestimated my industrious frugality and lack of shame. Maybe next I’ll bring a can of beans and a hot plate, and make my own in-flight meal.

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10 Responses to “Travel Tip: Magazine Blanket (AKA: Stickin It to the Man)”


  1. 1 Hal Amen June 1, 2010 at 7:48 am

    Hobos of the skies–love it! I think you should trademark that.

  2. 2 pam June 1, 2010 at 9:41 am

    You show ’em Lauren!

  3. 3 Nick June 1, 2010 at 10:20 am

    Like this. A lot!

  4. 4 Candice June 1, 2010 at 11:33 am

    You go girl! *finger snap*

  5. 5 Ekua June 3, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    Wait, American is now charging for blankets??? WTF???

  6. 6 eileen June 5, 2010 at 6:24 am

    heavens! next thing you know they’ll charge you for the toilet. Oh wait, there is an airline that’s already doing that. I don’t understand why they don’t just jack up the price and give you all your stuff back. Oh wait, because consumers in the US wouldn’t understand (They seem to be saying). In the meantime, nice hobo blanket, though seems like contents might shift in case of turbulence.

  7. 8 idriss June 14, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    Awesome idea. Let the adverts for all the luxury items in the in-flight magazines generate champagne dreams and caviar wishes whilst travelling on a coach-class budget. Totally copying this plan, at least until fuel prices drop and airlines no longer have an excuse for all the austerity measures.

  8. 9 tsneds01Tim July 20, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    US airlines are not customer friendly compared to most airlines I have flown on. Asian airlines,especially Singapore airlines personnel,will chop off their own arm if you ask them to.

  9. 10 fidel castro January 14, 2013 at 12:52 am

    suck ass bitch you have to learn more about the places you travel and read better books


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Lauren Quinn is a writer and traveler currently living in Hanoi. Lonely Girl Travels was a blog of her sola travels and expat living from 2009 to 2012. She resides elsewhere on the internet now.

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