1. Flying Standby
Sure that bargain ticket seemed too good to be true–and you might get on the plane right away–but you could also end up having to spend the night in a bedbug ridden airport hotel after spending the whole day shifting in an uncomfortable plastic chair in the airport. You’ll never get those hours of your life back; however you will have empathy for sheep that are herded from place to place. Like the pain of childbirth, travelers rarely remember how truly awful the experience was as they brag about the great price they got on their vacation trip. They get another offer for a standby flight deal in their e-mail and they book it.