While some made positive remarks, one person said, “I got them and the soul separated in three days.” Were the shoes raptured, or…?
For example, I overheard a passenger standing at the ticket counter as the agent rebooked his flight. As he received his new ticket, he asked a telling question.
Passenger: "Is my frequent flier number in there?"
Agent (looks): "No. What is it?"
Passenger: "I don't know; I don't use it that much."
Doesn't that contradict the notion of "frequent" flier?
A few moments later, a gate agent said, "Once again, ladies and gentlemen, this is the FINAL BOARDING ANNOUNCEMENT for Flight..."
Apparently, he was just teasing when he said the previous announcement was the "final" announcement.
Aboard the plane, the flight attendants said, "We have an EXTREMELY full flight today." The term “full” is an absolute; either a container has additional capacity or it does not. Sure, you can OVER-fill something, but that means something is spilling out of the container. I have yet to be on a flight where a passenger occupies one of the overhead luggage bins or where more than one person is stuffed into a seat (though I’ve occasionally felt like it).
Flight attendants often announce that the plane will be taking off or landing “momentarily.” “Momentarily” means “FOR a moment,” so using "momentarily" in this situation implies that the plane is either going to take off then land in short order, or perhaps that the pilot intends to practice touch-and-go landings. The term for which they’re grasping is “in a moment.”
Flight attendants do offer food and beverage "service," but they are not "servicing" their passengers; they are "serving" them. To "serve" means to do something for someone, while to "service" means to do something to something (or, horrifyingly, someone). Think "having the car serviced."Toward the end of the flight (NOT "towards"), I’ve heard them announce that the captain has turned on the seat belt sign and that passengers must remain in their seats “for the duration of the flight.” The word “duration” means “the length of.” As the majority of the flight has already passed, they mean – and should say – the “remainder” of the flight.