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A Ticket to Angst at Franz Kafka Airport

Posted on Mar 24, 2009
Franz Kafka International

If you thought your air travel experiences have been nightmarish recently, chances are they’re not as bad as the daily goings-on at Prague’s Franz Kafka International Airport—a fictional (or is it?) hub of despair in which the word terminal takes on a much more angst-ridden meaning.

The Onion:

Prague’s Franz Kafka International Named World’s Most Alienating Airport


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By ongre11, March 27, 2009 at 10:20 pm Link to this comment

The Onion, a grown up Mad Magazine.  Really great video spoof’s too.

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By ongre11, March 26, 2009 at 9:31 pm Link to this comment

I love the Onion. They’re a grown up Mad Magazine and National Lampoon for today.  Their News videos have such a realistic quality to them and the copy is so realistic they have to hire real guys like the Spokesman to make it look fake.

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By, March 26, 2009 at 1:09 pm Link to this comment
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Why do they pick on Prague? Because Kafka lived there?
It is much more kafkaesque here in the US.
I’ve been to Prague airport (it is not called Franz Kafka’s) 7 time in the last 20 years or so, never had any problem there.

But trying to get from one terminal to another at JFK can be a terrifying experience. So is going through security at most US airports. It is a much more relaxed atmosphere abroad.


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By buh, March 26, 2009 at 9:27 am Link to this comment
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that’s oniony

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By Karen Freed, March 25, 2009 at 1:57 am Link to this comment
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Funny… this is not unlike my past two experiences at airports in Chicago and Denver thanks to United Airlines. Needless to say, I will not be flying United again in this lifetime, nor possibly the next. The abusive practices/policies adopted by most airlines and hartily upheld by their employees are on par with the asinine antics depicted in this video on Prague’s Franz Kafka terminal. Hence forth, my overseas trips will be limited to foreign airlines. Otherwise, I’ll remain at home.

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