Plane rides aren’t the best thing in the world, what with turbulence, flight delays, and merciless leg room, there're a million ways that plane rides can be improved. But, what’s the worse part about plane rides, you ask? Well, annoying passengers seated next to you would definitely be at the top for many people. Nothing is worse than being stuck next to a person that somehow just manages to get on your every nerve for an hour, or, worst case, 12 hours! Not sure what I’m talking about? Here’s a list of the types of passengers that you would probably hate sitting next to on the plane:
1- The mum
She’s easy to spot, even before you actually board the plane. She’ll be the one doing a headcount of the family every 10 seconds while shaking a milk bottle and carrying a crying baby. Yes, the baby will always be crying. Oh, let’s not forget that she’s the one always saying, “Sorry about the baby!”
2 - The flirt
It doesn’t matter if it’s a two hour flight or a 12 hour flight. They’ll always have something to say to you, about you, or for you.
3 - The one that always needs the restroom
And this one always, ALWAYS, sits by the window.
4 - The one with a fear of flying
He’ll always be looking around the plane or out the window and will freak out over anything, really. For example, “10 minutes? But you just said we were going to land in 10 minutes, 10 minutes ago!” Or, “Oh my God, oh my God, is that a rain cloud? Oh my God.” Oh, and he’s drinking coffee too. Like, didn’t anyone tell him that caffeine increases anxiety?!
5 - The first-timer
He’ll be the one reading the safety procedures and listening really closely to the safety briefing. Also the one that actually switches his flight mode on. And the one that asks the stewardess everything. And the one telling you, “It’s my first time”. Not to be confused with #4, this one can appear totally cool!
6 - The many-times(-er)
The exact opposite of #5. He’ll shrug off the safety briefing and say “Oh, not this again”. The annoying ones would say the briefing before the crew, just because. Oh, he’ll also order something that’s not on the menu and say something like, “Really? It was on the menu the last time I flew with this airline!”
7 - The runway model
How to spot this one? Easy! Brand name clothing? Check. Shades? Check. Oversized hat? Check. Ten dollar alcoholic beverage in one hand? Check. Constant need to go to the restroom just so he / she can walk in style? Check.
8 - The seat-kicking kid
This one is annoying when he sits behind you. But when he sits next to you, it’s a totally different story. Be prepared to get stares that scream, “Is that your kid?”
May you fly in peace
I’m sure we’ve all encountered at least one of the above passengers. But at the end of the day, planes bring you places! And sometimes, it’s these types of people that’ll make your flight a memorable one.
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