Traveller left infuriated after making embarrassing blunder at the airport – but would you have fallen for it too?

A TRAVELER was furious after committing an embarrassing faux pas at an airport – leading others to wonder if they would too.

The vacationer revealed the mistake on Reddit, which he discovered too late while waiting to board a plane.

The traveler made the embarrassing mistake in an airport lounge


The traveler made the embarrassing mistake in an airport loungePhoto credit: Getty

And it sparked a debate about whether you would have fallen into the travel trap too?

Reddit user @coraythan shared a photo what to expect before a flight when they wanted to charge their mobile phone battery.

But what appeared to be an electrical outlet on the wall turned out to be a trick.

They wrote, “I wanted to charge my phone at the airport.”

This was accompanied by a photo showing an arrow pointing to what appeared to be an outlet, only with the addition: “This is a sticker.”

The revelation sparked laughter from others – and suggestions as to how many others might be being tricked as well.

One commenter wrote: “Who needs a phone to kill time?”

“I just sat there and watched a lot of people trying to connect things.”

The original South Eugene, Oregon poster replied, “Yes. That was me. You were allowed to watch me.”

But someone else told them, “I’m sorry. But this is just great, clean fun. A really harmless prank.”

Another Mischief fan boasted, “I have a lot of these stickers,” while also hinting, “I put these on all the time. I am glad to help.”

Even more critical judgments about the tease were “devilish” and “that’s just evil”.

There was also disdain for the decal being wobbly – and also being too close to the wall.

Coraythan responded to a suggestion that a socket should not be positioned like this by admitting: “After trying to insert my charger plug into the sticker, I realized how stupid I had been for not noticing the signs .”

The photo was originally shared on a Reddit subforum titled “Slightly annoying” — but one reader remarked, “This is slightly hilarious.”

Last year, Vision Direct stunned travelers at Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport by installing a fake departure board to advertise the test of contact lens dispensers.

Travel experts believe there are potentially even worse mistakes people make on vacation, such as forgetting your passport or leaving items on the plane.

A TV presenter has recommended putting a shoe in the safe, along with important travel documents, so you can take them all together before you leave.

Meanwhile, one Tiktok user revealed how hard she goes to ensure no one breaks into her hotel room on arrival – and this £1 household item could also help protect you on the spot.

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Another potentially costly mistake is not getting travel insurance. According to a survey, every fifth British holidaymaker does without it.

And one mum was shocked when her airline fined her an extra £70 bill for failing to provide a middle name when making a purchase.

The Reddit poster admitted to being fooled by a sticker


The Reddit poster admitted to being fooled by a stickerPhoto credit: Reddit

Russell Falcon

Russell Falcon is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Russell Falcon joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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