Frequent Flyer’s Scam Ends Badly and the Worst Gate in America

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  1. Gary, any conversation about worse gate that doesn’t include the entire MCI airport is a waste of time. There’s more amenities at the DMV than MCI

  2. @Tom: I don’t know why you want him to count again – using the word “very” twice results in nine syllables (or two too many).

  3. Let me admit I misread Gary’s correction as if Gary HAD removed a “very” (from 3->2 verys) instead of he WOULD remove a very (2–>1).

    My bad.

  4. Gate 72 in LAX and on return from HNL gates 8, 10 and other gates for 777-200 departures in that area are a big disorganized nightmare every time we fly from it which is 12x/year. Would someone please tell me why is it so difficult to plan the boarding by using common sense? Why they do not allow the group 1 with assigned seats in front cabin board before the rest of group 1 who is sitting elsewhere? For 777-200 plane there is a line of 60 + in group 1 and there is no room for everyone to even stand in that line. Plus all other passengers who just do not pay attention to “rules” and stand in group 1 while being a group 4 or whatever. This is just so annoying. Where is the logic? Someone please explain who designs the boarding process? Thank you.

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