Enlightening: I Have Never Seen Anything Like This in All of My Years of Traveling…

“I don’t even know how to title this” is the name of this discussion started by FlyerTalk member yohanson, who granted me permission to repost the photographs in this article; and I have never seen anything like this in all of my years of traveling, but it appears that a man has decorated his seat in the first class cabin aboard an airplane with Christmas lights.

Christmas lights around airplane seat

Photograph ©2015 by FlyerTalk member yohanson.

“They are currently boarding my SEA-MSP flight and 1B strings xmas lights all around his seat and has a mini xmas tree”, posted yohanson. “An older lady has already snagged her shawl on it and drug the string back to the 4th row.”

Having Some Fun

FlyerTalk members are having some holiday fun with this one. “Just when you think you’ve seen it all” quipped FlyerTalk member enviroian. “I’d be afraid to be next to that guy on a plane come Halloween time.”

FlyerTalk member MSPeconomist wondered “What about the Fourth of July? Would he try to bring his own fireworks to use on board?”


I am not going to string you along on this enlightening topic; but if you are wondering whether or not the lights were left strung around the seat for the duration of the flight, yohanson reported that once the airplane pushed back from the gate, “he gathered everything up and put everything away.”

Thank you, yohanson, for spreading some holiday cheer and allowing me to use your photographs in this article.

Merry Christmas.

All photographs ©2015 by FlyerTalk member yohanson and used with permission.

5 thoughts on “Enlightening: I Have Never Seen Anything Like This in All of My Years of Traveling…”

  1. thanks for the smile Brian. I have seen people make quasi shrines by their seats – of religious or other items. Once I saw a woman decorate her area with her marathon medal and memorabilia….

    1. Brian Cohen says:

      I have never seen what you described either, Kathy (Will Run For Miles). Perhaps it is a way of the passenger personalizing his or her space?

      Even if I wanted to do that, I would find that to be too much trouble for me — but to each his or her own, I suppose.

      I am glad that you smiled as a result of reading the article.

  2. DaninMCI says:

    I could understand this if it was Christmas or Christmas Eve maybe, I guess. Weird.

  3. Rich says:

    One of Santas helpers?

  4. Jim says:

    I like the sanitary bare foot against the seat back in Seat 2A.

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