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Thursday, June 13, 2024

Relax, Gate Info Coming

Relax, Gate Info Coming is part of the ANA, Take Me ‘Round the World Trip Report.

My horror show United flight from EWR-BRU was delayed considerably. When I got off the plane, I was one of those nervous passengers scrambling to find my connecting gate. Do you notice that when you’re in need of this information, it is either presented in a foreign language and/or it is scrolling through a different time period? An anxious mess, I briskly walked to through the terminal to find the departures screen. What I found was this:

a sign with text and numbers on it

Next to my 9:45AM flight to Munich, the sign read “Relax, Gate Info at 9AM”. In no danger of missing my flight, I thought I would take a picture to commemorate the light moment and devote a blog post to show that I’m not the only one who freaks out at the airport (see 30 Minute Connection? How Fast Should You Walk?). With some time to kill before my next flight, I went to the Brussels Lounge to have some morning beers. While there, I kept a close eye on the departure board as I still suffer from Boarding Announcement Paranoia.

Do you have the same paralyzing fear at airports? Or am I alone on this?



  1. Yes me too. Well, I mostly fly UA so all the info is on the app. The worst are small time zone differences like 1 hr. I’m never 100% whether my phone/computer have updated or not!

  2. I’m totally with you on this paternalistic Big Brother airport speak. Just give us the damn gate, such a crock. Just another example to the european peasant mentality, take the abuse and squash dissent.

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