Man Misses Airports So Much He Turns His Treadmill Into A Moving Walkway, His Washing Machine Into…

Moving walkways are something we associate with airports, even though some – like Chicago O’Hare and Dallas-Fort Worth – have removed walkways so that passengers don’t bypass shops and make impulse purchases.

TSA reported travel numbers remain low compared to last year. We’re all hopeful that vaccination, combined with the sheer number of people who have recently had Covid-19, will suppress the pandemic and bring about a return to normal life soon. In the meantime we make do.

One man recreated the travel experience at home with his exercise treadmill and his washing machine.

We’ve seen stunts like this before, so perhaps they’re even derivative at this point, but that just underscores how ready we are to travel, making up for lost time.

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  1. To closely simulate an American Airlines flight, he should not flush his toilet for a week and then fan the putrid smell through his house. Next, unplug the television to simulate a broken seatback entertainment system with no internet access. Don’t forget to unscrew all the light bulbs in the house so you can work in the dark like a passenger seat with a broken overhead light. All chairs in the house must not recline and be extremely uncomfortable. Finally, he should set his cell phone to airplane mode so he will continue to stay out-of-touch with everyone, although it appears he already is.

    I am sure I missed something, so please contribute your additional suggestions and comments.

  2. . . . And a partnership comprised of Spirit, Frontier and Ryanair just patented the tile floor/hand truck combo for their next passenger seat design

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