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Airline Madness Champion: Obese Passengers Who Take Up Two Seats

Airline Madness Champion: Obese Passengers Who Take Up Two Seats Apr 3rd, 2012 at 12:45PM: Airline Madness is Gadling's tournament of airline annoyances. You can catch up on all of the previous tournament action here. Obese passengers who take up two seats has won our Airline Madness tournament. After last year's Hotel Madness tournament was completely dominated by the #1 seed, it's shocking to see this Airline Madness won by the #13 seed. It just goes to show that you never know...

Airline Madness Championship: Obese people who take up two seats vs. Legroom

Airline Madness Championship: Obese people who take up two seats vs. Legroom Mar 29th, 2012 at 12:00PM: Airline Madness is Gadling's tournament of airline annoyances. You can catch up on all of the previous tournament action here. In a tournament full of upsets and unexpected outcomes, it's fitting that the Airline Madness championship match-up does not feature the bracket's top seed. Instead, it all comes down to #2 Legroom and #13 Obese people who take up two seats. In the Final Four, Obese...

Airline Madness: Final Four Ends Today

Airline Madness: Final Four Ends Today Mar 28th, 2012 at 5:00PM: Airline Madness is Gadling's tournament of airline annoyances. You can catch up on all of the previous tournament action here. Don't forget to vote in the Final Four of Airline Madness. Voting for this round ends at 11:59PM EDT, so get to it! Beginning tomorrow, voting will open for the championships....

Airline Madness: The Final Four

Airline Madness: The Final Four Mar 26th, 2012 at 11:00AM: Airline Madness is Gadling's tournament of airline annoyances. You can catch up on all of the previous tournament action here. After two weeks of voting - along with intense debate in the comments - we have reached the Final Four of Airline Madness. The second round continued the drama that has become the trademark of this tournament, as #13 seed Obese people who take up two seats pulled...

Don't forget to vote in Airline Madness

Don't forget to vote in Airline Madness Mar 22nd, 2012 at 1:00PM: Airline Madness is Gadling's tournament of airline annoyances. You can catch up on all of the previous tournament action here. Polls are still open in the second round of Airline Madness. Don't forget to vote to see who will advance to the Final Four of our tournament of airline annoyances. Go ahead and share your thoughts on the match-ups in the comments, share with your friends and voice...

Airline Madness: Rude airline staff vs. Legroom

Airline Madness: Rude airline staff vs. Legroom Mar 19th, 2012 at 3:30PM: Airline Madness is Gadling's tournament of airline annoyances. You can catch up on all of the previous tournament action here. Our final second round Airline Madness match-up features two classic airline pet peeves. #6 seed Rude airline staff struck a chord with voters and advanced with a dominating performance. It appears that many of you are fed up with poor customer service and terse...

Airline Madness: Inattentive parents of crying babies vs. Obese people who take up two seats

Airline Madness: Inattentive parents of crying babies vs. Obese people who take up two seats Mar 19th, 2012 at 11:00AM: Airline Madness is Gadling's tournament of airline annoyances. You can catch up on all of the previous tournament action here. The two Cinderella stories of Airline Madness meet in the second round's most intriguing match-up. #12 seed Inattentive parents of crying babies won its first round contest without breaking a sweat. Similarly, #13 Obese people who take up two seats simply dominated...

Airline Madness: Annoying passengers vs. People who get mad at people who recline their seats

Airline Madness: Annoying passengers vs. People who get mad at people who recline their seats Mar 19th, 2012 at 10:30AM: Airline Madness is Gadling's tournament of airline annoyances. You can catch up on all of the previous tournament action here. Our opening match-up in the second round of Airline Madness pits the tournament's top seed, Annoying passengers, against #9 seed People who get mad at people who recline their seats. Annoying passengers received the most votes of any pet peeve and won by the largest...

Airline Madness Second Round

Airline Madness Second Round Mar 19th, 2012 at 10:00AM: Airline Madness is Gadling's tournament of airline annoyances. You can catch up on all of the previous tournament action here. Just like in the NCAA men's basketball tournament, the first round of Airline Madness saw some major upsets. The #12 seed, Inattentive parents of crying babies, and #13 seeded Obese people who take up two seats won their first round match-ups with ease against...

Don't forget to vote in our Airline Madness tournament!

Don't forget to vote in our Airline Madness tournament! Mar 14th, 2012 at 1:00PM: The entire first round of Airline Madness, our tournament of airline annoyances, is now live and open for voting. We have eight match-ups that need your votes to help us move closer to crowning our top airline pet peeve. Polls close on Friday at 11:59PM EDT, so don't delay. The winners will advance to the second round, which will be posted here on Gadling next week. Make your voices heard...

Airline Madness: People who recline their seats vs. People who get mad at people who recline their seats

Airline Madness: People who recline their seats vs. People who get mad at people who recline their seats Mar 13th, 2012 at 3:30PM: Airline Madness is Gadling's tournament of airline annoyances. You can catch up on all of the previous tournament action here. The final first round match-up of Airline Madness is an epic battle between two arch rivals: #8 People who recline there seats and #9 People who get mad at people who recline their seats. This is a battle that has been raging since the first passenger leaned back...

Airline Madness: Rude airline staff vs. Having to turn off electronic devices during takeoff & landing

Airline Madness: Rude airline staff vs. Having to turn off electronic devices during takeoff & landing Mar 13th, 2012 at 3:00PM: Airline Madness is Gadling's tournament of airline annoyances. You can catch up on all of the previous tournament action here. Our penultimate first round Airline Madness match-up pits #7 Rude airline staff against #10 Having to turn off electronic devices during takeoff and landing. While we almost expect other passengers to be obnoxious, airline employees work in customer service...

Airline Madness: Change fees vs. Lack of personal entertainment

Airline Madness: Change fees vs. Lack of personal entertainment Mar 13th, 2012 at 10:30AM: Airline Madness is Gadling's tournament of airline annoyances. You can catch up on all of the previous tournament action here. Our next Airline Madness first round match-up features #6 Change fees/no free standby vs. #11 Lack of personal entertainment/charging for entertainment. There was a time when you could arrive at the airport early (perhaps your meetings wrapped up quickly or there...

Airline Madness: Lack of overhead space vs. Inattentive parents of crying babies

Airline Madness: Lack of overhead space vs. Inattentive parents of crying babies Mar 13th, 2012 at 10:00AM: Airline Madness is Gadling's tournament of airline annoyances. You can catch up on all of the previous tournament action here. The first round of Airline Madness rolls on with #5 Lack of overhead space going head-to-head with #12 Inattentive parents of crying babies. Thanks to baggage fees and idiots who don't know how to pack properly, there never seems to be enough room for everyone's...

Airline Madness: Baggage fees vs. Obese people who take up two seats

Airline Madness: Baggage fees vs. Obese people who take up two seats Mar 12th, 2012 at 4:00PM: Airline Madness is Gadling's tournament of airline annoyances. You can catch up on all of the previous tournament action here. This Airline Madness first round match-up is sure to spark plenty of debate. The #4 seed, Baggage fees, ticks off just about everyone. On the other hand, #13 seed Obese people who take up two seats is too big to be ignored. If we're traveling, we need luggage....

Airline Madness: Lack of free food vs. Cold cabins

Airline Madness: Lack of free food vs. Cold cabins Mar 12th, 2012 at 3:30PM: Airline Madness is Gadling's tournament of airline annoyances. You can catch up on all of the previous tournament action here. Continuing the first round of Airline Madness, #3 seed Lack of free food/prices for food battles #14 Cold cabin/no blankets. Remember when we were fed on every flight, even if it was a quick domestic jaunt? Sure, the food was chewy and covered in mystery sauce, but...

Airline Madness: Legroom vs. Inefficient boarding procedures

Airline Madness: Legroom vs. Inefficient boarding procedures Mar 12th, 2012 at 11:00AM: Airline Madness is Gadling's tournament of airline annoyances. You can catch up on all of the previous tournament action here. The first round of Airline Madness continues with #2 seed Legroom taking on #15 seed Inefficient boarding procedures. As most of us are usually flying in the economy cabin, we know just how cramped those seats are. If you're 5 feet 9 inches or taller (the average...

Airline Madness: Annoying passengers vs. Disgusting bathrooms

Airline Madness: Annoying passengers vs. Disgusting bathrooms Mar 12th, 2012 at 10:30AM: Airline Madness is Gadling's tournament of airline annoyances. You can catch up on all of the previous tournament action here. We open up Airline Madness with our top seed, Annoying passengers, taking on the #16 seed, Disgusting bathrooms. Both peeves enter the tournament with a track record of bothering fliers for as long as commercial planes have been in the air. Whether you're left...

Airline Madness: Gadling's tournament of airline annoyances

Airline Madness: Gadling's tournament of airline annoyances Mar 12th, 2012 at 10:00AM: It's that time of year again! All around the country, people are filling out their brackets and arguing over match-ups. That's right; it's March Madness Airline Madness! Just like last year's Hotel Madness, we've compiled a list of travel pet peeves. Only this time around the competition is for the title of Worst Airline Annoyance. Our selection committee vetted the pool of candidates and...

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