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1.
Passengers waiting to board a plane who stalk around near and clog up the boarding gate before a flight, regardless of where their seat is or when boarding actually is.
The flight attendant became so irritated with the airport vultures that the flight was abruptly cancelled.
by kayakbeat September 19, 2010

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2.
The people that wait for flights on standby, hoping to pay cheap "standby fares."

They diligently scavenge on the misfortunes of others, hoping till the last minute that the poor, paying passengers miss their flight.
We made our flight just in the nick of time. Those nutcases waiting for standby couldn't believe what hit em. Suck it, airport vultures!
by halpwr September 26, 2010