Who is The Worst Person to Whom You Have Sat Next on an Airplane?
“I figured the humming must be coming from the plane when I happened to glance over and discover the stinky lady sitting next to me very obviously giving herself the mile high treatment. I’m still mortified.”
That statement is from one of the comments of this article from BuzzFeed asking who is the worst person to whom you have sat next on an airplane; and amidst the stories of loud neighbors, drunkards, invasion of personal space, debates over whether window shades should be opened or closed and whether or not seats should be reclined, here are some more snippets from the comments:
“What I COULDN’T POSSIBLY IMAGINE was that the boy would be MASTURBATING the whole time, under a blanket!”
“Right next to me sat a guy with two toddlers, who didn’t stop screaming FOR A SECOND throughout the entire ride.”
“The guy next to me had awful B.O., which would have been fine all on its own, but he also had a cold. Not a little one either. He refused tissues from myself, the people next to and in front of us and the flight attendants. And as we landed, he was asked to turn off his laptop, and just wouldn’t. Thankfully, I was in between him and the flight attendant, so when she had to wrestle it away from him, I was smacked in the face with his disgusting, snot covered hand.”
“About ten minutes later the husband is CRAWLING over me, jolting me awake. But then the worst part was when he came back…I had stood up to let him back in the seat, but apparently he didn’t like where I was standing? He grabbed me and moved me to where he wanted me to stand in the aisle…totally grabbing my boob in the process.”
“I was seated in the aisle, and the eager engineering couple seated next to me decided to hug each other the entire flight, with the girl’s hand intermittently placed on her boyfriends crotch.”
“A man stumbles onto the plane, takes the empty middle seat next to me, and once allowed promptly orders 5 whiskeys (on top of god knows how much he drank at the bar). He was so drunk, he was either asleep on top of me or singing the entire plane ride. Baltimore to Phoenix.”
“As it was a full flight, either side of my seatmates, (or anyone around me) couldn’t help but be stuck with a guy who literally emitted a stench that would make Satan cry in agony.”
“Highlight of the flight, however, was that the lady was wearing a small flat blade around her neck and used it TO CLEAN HER EARS OUT AND WIPE THE EAR WAX ON THE ARMREST.”
“I boarded the plane for a nine hour flight, and just after takeoff, the man seated next to me turned to me and asked, ‘Are you saved? Do you know the Lord Jesus Christ?’”
You are a frequent flier. You read articles at BoardingArea. Surely you could top those stories. I know you can.
To get things started, I have a couple of stories which are far from the only ones I have experienced:
- The passenger who was sitting next to me spent most of the seven hours and forty minutes of the duration of a recent flight — not including the time the aircraft was on the ground — fidgeting; tapping his hand on the window; shaking his legs to the point where the row of seats were consistently vibrating where it felt like non-stop turbulence; bumping his elbow into me while attempting to straighten himself out; and slapping his hand on one leg every time he tapped on the screen of the in-flight entertainment system, which he tapped so hard that the person seated in front of him would turn around and glare at him
- Although they were sitting across the aisle and one row forward of where I was sitting and not directly next to me — thank goodness — there was the mother and father who let their young son who was completely out of control do whatever he wanted; and to the chagrin of fellow passengers and members of the flight crew
Please share who is the worst person to whom you have sat next on an airplane by posting your experience in the Comments section below; and let’s show those BuzzFeed readers some real horror stories — just in time for Halloween, I might add…
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