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7 Vines That Perfectly Capture the Struggles of Air Travel

Air travel may be a modern marvel of technology, but that doesn’t mean it’s always glamorous.

Air travel may be a modern marvel of technology, but that doesn’t mean it’s always glamorous. Between high prices and perpetually shrinking-leg room, flying is stressful—but thankfully the comedians of vine are here to poke a little fun at the experience. Here are the funniest and most relatable six-second video clips about the frustrations of airports, airplanes, and air travel in general.

When the person in front of you decides to recline:

If only boarding a plane could be this easy:

That moment when you think you’ll have a row to yourself:

In a perfect world, clothes would pack themselves:

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When you push the definition of a personal item:

When tickets are too expensive:

When you have a long layover:

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Jamie Ditaranto is a writer and photographer who is always looking for her next adventure. Follow her on Twitter @jamieditaranto.

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By Jamie Ditaranto

Jamie Ditaranto is a traveler in a love triangle with writing and photography. Follow the drama on Twitter @jamieditaranto and Instagram @jamieditaranto.

Ditaranto joined SmarterTravel in 2015. She loves ecotourism, cities with history, and discovering local hangouts. Though she likes all the continents equally, she holds a special place in her heart for rainy little islands.

Her work has also appeared online at USA Today, Huffington Post, Business Insider, and other publications. You can check out her photography on her website.

The Handy Item I Always Pack: "My instant camera comes in handy for giving instant gifts to new friends."

Ultimate Bucket List Experience: "Befriending penguins in Antarctica."

Travel Motto: "You have to get the hard places out of the way first."

Aisle, Window, or Middle Seat: "On short flights, the window. For long flights, the aisle."

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