Saturday Night Live spoofed Thanksgiving week travel with their “Thanksgiving Week Airport Parade” which opens, “Good morning from Newark airport, everybody’s third choice.” The parade is sponsored by Hudson News which is amazing:
I hate traveling during Thanksgiving. The Wednesday before and Sunday after are also affectionately each known as “amateur day.” Passengers slow things down at security, they don’t know the drill and much of the country has gotten cold so they’re carrying on myriad layers. Boarding takes longer. Lines are interminable at both Starbucks and Sbarro.
And planes are all full! So when passengers misconnect there are no seats on subsequent flights to get where you’re going. So if you actually care about making it to your destination, you’d best leave early and book long connections.
SNL pokes fun at fake service animals, TSA screeners, and the archetype of obnoxious kids.. and drunk pilots. And their final passenger was ‘crazy plane lady’ with a man videotaping her ‘not real’ meltdown, “this video is going viral on black twitter and white twitter.”
Give it a watch. They’re not wrong about Newark.