Way, WAY back when smoking was still a thing on airplanes it was said that sitting next to a smoker was always more fun. Smoker’s are/where said to be much more interesting and social people. Jus sayen.
@kittykat9180 I once got on a return flight from overseas and found my seat was between two seriously oversized people - husband and wife. I’m a pretty average sized female. I figured it was going to be one VERY long flight. They did the best they could and I sort of wedged myself in the available space. But when people started going to sleep, I learned that whatever was spilling over toward me was like a big soft warm pillow. I sort of snuggled in and went to sleep. Actually, one of my better really long flights.
@Felton10 I had a coworker who was doing that at his desk!!!
I went over and scolded him. He was a nice guy but kind of socially clueless. We had an almost brother-sister kind of friendship so I was comfortable chiding him.
Although my real brother would never do such a thing.
The non stop screaming baby throughout the entire flight and the mother who does nothing to console/soothe her baby. I don’t know how many times i wanted to rip the baby out of her arms and try soothing him. I had the worst headache by the time the flight landed and couldn’t get off that plane fast enough.
@Star2236 That’s what I hated about going to the mall or movie theater back in the day. These parents also tended to have like 3-5 kids and would let them run wild, screaming and trashing every place they went.
Say what you will about Amazon et al but thank goodness I don’t need to go out shopping anymore. And streaming new movies and TVs at home with friends is better too.
3 hour flight, several years ago. I’m taller than average and usually get exit row but this time I didn’t mange that. The very short guy ahead of me reclined his seat as far as he could, and I was very uncomfortable until about halfway though the flight he went back to the bathroom. I reached up there and put his seat straight up, and when he got back I had my knees all braced to prevent a full recline again, but he never re-reclined. When we were approaching our destination the pilot announced that we need to put our trays up and have seats upright and locked. Shorty leaned forward and pushed the button to return his seat to upright but it didn’t move. He pushed the button again, still nothing. Pushed the button and pulled on the back of the seat, still nothing… Finally he gave up.
Not sure I’d have the nerve to try it again, but I still laugh about it.
Flying from the states to England. I’ve got an aisle seat. Non one in middle, this guy at the window. As soon as he sits down he takes off his shoes. Once we’re in the air, he leans against the window and PUTS HIS FEET IN MY LAP. Suffice it to say, I reacted somewhat violently.