This California Airport Is Accepting Volunteers To Play Angry Travelers & It's Hilarious
Here's to hoping you make the cut.
We all have a little bit of a love-hate relationship with travel. As lovely as the destination can be, there's a whole lot of planning involved and when one (or twelve) thing goes wrong, it's easy to feel like the whole thing is unraveling. This California airport is running a fun test to see how they can make it all run more smoothly. LAX is hiring fake passengers.
So, you can pretend to be an angry passenger (or just really voice your complaints with a little anonymity). While it's a serious project, to us it also sounds like a totally fun time.
Whether you want to act like an obnoxiously loud passenger (*whips out kettle corn*) or bring your kids and let them have an "I need candy" meltdown, they're both on the table.
So, what's the deal?
The Los Angeles Times reported Los Angeles International Airport is opening a new terminal with twelve all-new gates.
LAX is looking for 500 volunteers to test out their Midfield Satellite Course to sure everything will run smoothly when it opens this summer.
Plus, they have a super cool name for the test - Operation Readiness and Transition. Your mission should you choose to accept is to catch a flight.
This might sound like the easiest mission ever, but there's a catch.
The new terminal's twelve gates have never been used by passengers and could be pretty difficult to navigate. There are also planned obstacles along the way. *Ooh, interesting.*
If you're interested in signing up, you can fill out their survey form which asks for information such as your driver's license number and U.S. passport number.
According to the Times, those selected for the test will be sent an email with hypothetical scenarios the day before they are due to arrive at LAX.
If you're lucky enough to be chosen, you'll be given an assembly point to meet at and even a bright costume so you can stand out in the crowd.
The entire fake passenger scenario is expected to last for a half-day and a meal and beverages will be provided. Let's just hope it doesn't taste like overpriced plane food.
Are you interested in signing up? You can do so here. We recommend filling out the form ASAP since spots could go quickly. Good luck out there and happy (fake) travels!