Day in the Life of a Blind Man - Airline Travel

Submitted by: benchurchill 5 years ago in Funny

See what it"s like to travel alone without eyesight, how people treat him differently, and how he manages TSA.
There are 27 comments:
Male 11,740
The point is.......? Yeah, it didn`t have one. Nothing special here.
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Male 1,744
yeah, the not having current id was silly of him. understandable if the trip was thrown on him spur of the moment, but really, why don`t you have a current id?
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Male 146
What a dick. Boo hoo. I`m not one of Jerry`s Kids! Then get your sorry ass to the gate. Any of Jerry`s Kids could get there on their own. Expired ID? Oh, you are blind, that`s OK. Ever here of the Blind Sheik? Where can I get a braile iPhone to check my Facebook.
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Male 3,147
Thanks for the explanation Cobra... yeah, I can see that may make some sense. Although that`s probably the same for a UK driver`s licence too, which was never queried whilst i was over there. I was told by one doorman that he wouldn`t take my passport as ID because it didn`t have my height on it, but then instantly gave the OK to my photo driver`s licence even though that doesn`t have my height on it either.
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Male 7,611
listypoos, the reason that some bars dont accept passport as ID is because the doorman or bartender does not handle them often and cannot spot a forgery. when i was a doorman, we had to learn all local ID`s (michigan, winsconsin, minnesota, illinois, etc.) as well as passports. we had a book for any other curveballs we were thrown.
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Male 21
@pui: Agreed. I was hoping for guns drawn and a reenactment of the Book of Eli. Maybe next time.
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Female 3,574
That was... uneventful.
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Female 877
so they wanted him to sit on a wheelchair which he refused and said his expired id is expired. is that all?
i thought that there will be a hidden camera to show people`s faces who looks at him and records how they treat him. i thought there will be mean hostesses, hostile passengers etc etc this was nothing at all
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Male 3,147
Here in the UK the best ID you can have on you is your passport... banks, police, courts...anyone will take that as your proof of identity. the most you`ll need as well as it is a current bill with your address on.

I don`t get why in the US you`d have to have your passport...and a photo ID too.

I used to have a californian girlfriend and when i was living over there with her it was such a ball ache having to show my ID to get in anywhere..when i was very clearly over 25. I also don`t get why when i was over there some bars wouldn`t take my passport as ID.... wtf is that about? It was good enough for the government to let me in the country but not good enough for a barman?
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Male 718
What am i missing, why is this on here? why does anyone care?
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Male 143
Expired IDs are a red flag because it suggests that you may have a reason to not walk into the government building that renews it. Fake IDs are often expired because the current style is often more difficult to forge with the advanced security they have.

Other than that, it pretty much didn`t go anywhere. It showed he had a friend who was too lazy to give him a lift to the airport and help him, the airlines are more comfortable using a wheelchair to prevent liability, and he played the `poor me im blind` card when he was called out with an expired id.
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Male 2,796
mil578: Dude, learn to relax a little. You are giving me a heart attack just reading that post...
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Male 26
Only valid expired ID is a passport.
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Male 1,540
His experience seems rather trivial. His ID was expired and they suggested a wheel chair would make getting the airplane easier.

To be fair, though, it`s kind of retarded that expired I.D. isn`t good enough since all they`re doing is matching your name and your face I mean really.
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Male 7,611
seethrage, thats what i thought too, but the guy asked him for his ID and passport.
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Male 85
@Reganom, you only need ID to travel inside the US.
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Male 26
F that blind guy. He knew his ID was expired, and he pretended he didn`t. Oh I`m blind how can I read that. They would have turned my ass away. And you know what? I broke my finger, and I got my ass wheeled out of a hospital. Sometimes you sit in the chair because it`s for insurance reasons. What if he fell? Would he blame the steward or the airline? He should have sat in the chair and just thanked that someone was there to help him, when I have to wait in line for 45 minutes because there`s nothing wrong with me.
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Male 7,611
didnt seem like there was anything wrong with it other than the wheelchair.

i do have a question however. why do you need a passport to travel within the country?
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Male 505
[quote]How insulting that they bring him a wheelchair.[/quote]

One of my friends is blind and he gets quite annoyed with that.

On a side note, you need ID and a passport to travel in America :S In England a passport is ID.
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Male 9
I think the blind represent a grave security threat to our nation!
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Male 373
Wait, he has an iphone?
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Male 25,416
What the frig? that was odd
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Male 2,332
I was expecting to see no video & only sound ;3
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Male 3,842
Interesting, I might subscribe to this guy. I remember in college a friend of a friend was blind, we were sitting around eating at a fast food joint and he wanted to refill his drink, so I took him. I didn`t know what to do, and he was exactly like the guy in the video, "I`ll just hold onto your arm" and he did, then I had to tell him which drink dispenser was the one he wanted as he touched the label. Didn`t use a cane or anything.
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Male 1,440
at least they let him on the plane, if he could see, they probably wouldn`t let him on.
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Male 313
How insulting that they bring him a wheelchair.
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Male 23
Link: Day in the Life of a Blind Man - Airline Travel [Rate Link] - See what it`s like to travel alone without eyesight, how people treat him differently, and how he manages TSA.
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