LaGuardia Airport Vultures

Annoying sales people in LaGuardia Airport, New York City.

Just look at those sneaky bastards, over there in their red shirts, with their kiosk set up along the only way to the departure gates.  You just can’t get to your gate, or to the baggage claim, without going past these guys.  As you walk past, they try to rope you in by calling out, “Hi!  Are you flying on Delta today!?”  I took one quick glance and then kept moving, the preferred method of dealing with people trying to sell something.

Later, as I sat at departure gate 1, I saw a few people stop momentarily, probably confused about why they were being asked about their flight carrier.  They quickly moved on, though, once they found out what it was all about.  As you can see from the picture, they were trying to get people to sign up for credit cards with Sky Mile bonuses, but who the hell needs another credit card these days?

What I really want to know is what Delta was thinking.  Flying is stressful enough without being bothered by people who are trying to solicit credit card sign ups.

My overall trip to Georgia on Delta was fairly pleasant.  We got the standard drink and snack, which is all I expected.  There was something on the TV, but we weren’t given headphones, unless they were passed out while I was asleep.  That’s how I spent most of the flight.  Hell, I even slept through take-off.  I didn’t get much sleep the night before.

This trip to Georgia has been interesting so far.  It’s nice to see wide open spaces, blue skies and giant Wal Marts.

4 thoughts on “LaGuardia Airport Vultures”

  1. Ya, they're horrible there too, but when it's at the airport and you're worried about making it to the gate and stressed from going through security, it's worse.


  2. Wow. Scamming and rude to boot! Can't believe the nerve the guy has. He probably figures no one will complain about him because they're all traveling onward somewhere and will forget or not bother.


  3. well even at mrt in singapore these kind of people hang out by the steps sometimes to talk you into giving them a few minutes of your time. and worse they usually do it during rush hour. i nearly tripped and landed on my face one time because a guy was waving a flier too close to my face.


  4. Oh man I hate those guys. I remember exiting from international arrivals in LAX and continuing on to my connecting domestic flight. This jerk calls out from a kiosk outside asking if I knew where I had to check-in to. I was like…HUH? He had the white shirt/pressed slacks thing so I thought he was legit until I realized that he was just trying to scam me for who-knows-what. That's when I told him that I was running late and you know what that jackass said to me? Well you should've told me this in the first place! Scum vultures. Really, the airports oughtta clean up their act and get rid of these fools.


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