Travel Tip of the Day: Stand by the Door on the Shuttle Bus

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Don’t you hate it when you land after a long international flight and you have to take a shuttle bus to immigration or another gate? When this happens, and you’re in a hurry to make a connection or appointment or to use the bathroom, make sure to get on the first bus and stand by the door so you don’t have to wait minutes (which feel like hours) for others to get off.

Just get on last or first (and if first, you can also stand by the opposite door if there is one in hopes that it opens). Either way, you won’t be stuck in a long line. Same goes for crowded buses, subways and trains anytime you’re in a hurry. Simple, and effective.



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Travel Tip of the Day: Stand by the Door on the Shuttle Bus
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8 Comments on "Travel Tip of the Day: Stand by the Door on the Shuttle Bus"

  1. Subject: RE: Daily Travel Tip — Stand by the Door on the Shuttle Bus

    Tried this trick when visiting Epcot Center on opening day.
    Upon entering each exhibit, we placed ourselves by the exit door and were the first ones out.
    We got to every exhibit in one day!

    Carolyn Fisher

  2. Decent advice, but: don’t be a jackhole and block the points of ingress and egress needlessly – it’s akin to standing immediately next to the baggage carousel or trying to board a train or elevator the moment the doors open.

  3. Like Ben said, just be careful not to block the doors for others.

    Also, the strategy of trying to board last could backfire on you. Sometimes not everyone can fit on one bus, and you might end up having to wait a while until another bus shows up for the rest of the passengers.

  4. Yeah, what Ben said. It’s a huge pet peeve of mine on the trains in Chicago when people stand by the door, and are not getting off at the next stop. Don’t block the exits. Other people might be in a hurry that are actually getting off at that stop!

  5. I can’t say that this is great advice. Too many people turn into inconsiderate douche bags when you give them advice like this. Everyone wants to get on the first bus, even when they were the ones not ready to leave the plane and still messing around.

  6. Christine Witton | August 4, 2014 at 4:53 pm | Reply

    If it peeves you not to get to things first before everyone else, then pay for the luxury all expenses included private tour – no one else will block your way then. Yes, Michelangelo I would not call it great advice and surprised that it got posted.

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