By Ashleigh / Jan 20, 2023
In the world we live in today, flying isn’t what it used to be. With canceled flights, stolen luggage, and stressful security screenings, flying can be scary sometimes!
But what makes the experience even worse is when the flight crew and fellow travelers have to deal with irritating passengers.
A few Redditors have come forward to share some of the most annoying passengers they have ever flown with. Let’s take a look at the best few.
The Last Flight
Back in the day, I was a pilot. Once, I was flying from Chicago to Milwaukee and back, which was a four-day trip. The crew and I really just wanted to get on with it and go home. So, we had all boarded the flight, and we were waiting for the de-icing truck to spray us down since it was snowing.
Suddenly, the flight attendant called and told us a lady wanted to get off the airplane. She told the flight attendant that her baby had a medical emergency and that they had to get off as soon as possible. So we pulled back up to the gate and let her and the baby off. We all thought that the baby looked fine, but we still asked if she needed paramedics.
She said no and then refused to take her baby to the clinic that was about 50 feet away. The lady had checked bags in, and we had to get the ramp workers to dig around the cargo hold to get their bags out. Two hours later, we got them off and were getting ready for takeoff. We were about to close the door when the gate agent ran up to us.
What she said made my eyes roll back into my head. The woman found out that we were on the last flight to Milwaukee, and she begged to get back on the plane. The captain and I shared a look before turning to the gate agent. We said no and got out of there as fast as possible.
Story Credit: Reddit/rlbmxer27
He Was Ill
One time, I sat next to this man in his mid-30s. We were on our way to Boston, and he looked really ill like he had the flu or something.
He had an aisle seat while I sat by the window. Once we were in the air, I put my earphones in, hoping to catch a nap. With both earbuds in, I couldn’t hear anything.
My eyes were closed, and I was half asleep when I felt something wet and hot on my leg. I opened my eyes and saw something so disturbing.
The man had his head between his knees, and he was vomiting everywhere. I had no idea that the human body could hold that much liquid. I couldn’t move. I was horrified. He had thrown up all over my leg, inside my shoe, as well as his legs and shoes.
The entire plane smelled like his vomit, and I had nothing in my carry-on that I could change into. After this experience, I’ve always kept a set of clothes nearby.
Story Credit: Reddit/[Deleted]
Two Big Guys
One day, I was sitting next to a 6’6″, 400 lb linebacker. I couldn’t believe how huge he was. I couldn’t even put the armrest down because he was in the way. One of his legs was over mine, and my torso was hanging out into the aisle.
Once we had taken off, I got up from my seat and went to stand in the back until the final approach.
One of the flight attendants walked up to me and said, “Sorry about that. I don’t know why they put the two biggest guys next to each other”. I smiled until I realized I was the second fattest person on the plane.
Story Credit: Reddit/jared_number_two
A Stroke Of Luck
A while ago, I was flying on standby from Des Moines to Mississippi to visit a friend. My flight was booked, and we were set to leave at 5:45 in the morning.
I was kind of hoping that since it was so early, someone would’ve slept through their alarm so that I could take their seat. But sadly, that didn’t happen. I was really sad when I saw the last lady being wheelchaired onto the plane.
But then, there was a glimmer of hope. I heard the security mention that the woman in the wheelchair was completely trashed and that it was up to the gate agent if she wanted to allow her onto the plane.
The gate agent said that if the woman could walk to the terminal without falling, she could fly. I watched from afar, praying that she would fall so I could get her seat.
She was about to reach the place when she face-planted, and I lucked out.
Story Credit: Reddit/wxcora
I worked for an airline a few years ago; this meant that I sometimes got to fly for free as a standby passenger.
One day, I was flying to New York, and one girl who worked as a gate agent from our airline was on the flight with a bunch of her friends. The airline has a lot of rules and regulations you have to follow when you fly like this, so you don’t tarnish their image.
As soon as these girls took their seats, they started acting stupid. It was warm in the plane, which meant that the APU hadn’t been connected to allow the plane power to run the AC. Eventually, the AC was turned on, and something started blowing out of the vents. The plane was fully boarded, but people were still putting stuff in the overheads.
All of a sudden, something that looked like steam, dust, or mist started coming out of the vents. The girls then ruined everything when they yelled, “FIRE! THERE’S A FIRE ON THE PLANE”! They were all removed from the plane.
Story Credit: Reddit/PineconeShuff
Rude, Old Man
I was on my way home from Hawaii. The passengers were boarding, and the overhead storage was almost completely full. This super old man stepped onto the plane, and he had one of the Economy Plus seats in the front of the plane. There was a bin above his seat, which was closed because it was full. He opened it and took someone’s suitcase out.
He held it in the air and asked, “Whose bag is this”? One man said it was his, and then everyone watched in disbelief as the old man threw it right in the middle of the aisle and yelled, “Well, find a new place for it! I paid $60 for this seat!”
This all happened while there was a line of people behind him, waiting to get to their seats. The two men were having a fight in the middle of the aisle until a flight attendant came to diffuse the situation.
They left the old man’s bag where it was and put the other man’s bag with the flight attendant’s belongings. They later brought the guy a first-class dinner for having to deal with that nonsense.
Story Credit: Reddit/[Deleted]
The Lonely Man
I was eight when I flew from England to the US for the first time. I finally moved there a year and a half later. It was an overnight flight, and we took off at 10 pm. I was really young, so I got bored halfway through, and I couldn’t sleep. The plane was only half full, and I began exploring. About five or six rows up was a fairly large man who was still awake.
No one else was around, so I spoke to him. He was making jokes, and he had candy. Long after they stopped serving people, the flight attendants still kept coming past, bringing us drinks and peanuts. They would also apologize to him and ask if he wanted them to take me back to my seat.
Eventually, I fell asleep next to him. He got a blanket and put it over me while I slept. When I was up, I was surprised to see my mom apologize profusely to him before dragging me away to the back of the plane. She was really upset and scolded me for embarrassing her. She didn’t talk to me for the remainder of the flight.
As we were leaving the plane, he came up to my mom and said that it was okay and that he enjoyed my company. He then said he hated flying by himself. He gave me a hug and signed something for her. Years later, she told me that he was Meatloaf, and that was how I met a celebrity.
Story Credit: Reddit/[Deleted]
Hit By Lightning
We were going to St. Louis, and the weather was horrible. We were struck by lightning, which isn’t that uncommon. We had to land so they could see what damage had been done to the plane.
Once we were on the ground, I did a walk around and saw the damage. It was the last flight of the night, and they had to cancel it because the plane was down for what I thought were obvious reasons. We didn’t have a hotel for the night, as we were supposed to take the plane back out.
We were waiting for news from the flight crew supporting the gate agent. Passengers were angry, insisting that we take flight immediately. That’s when I pointed out the melted wingtip and large scorch mark on the aircraft.
One lady got in my face and screamed, “Do you think I give a hoot about your paint job?! Get me on that plane and get me home, or you’ll be sorry!” She didn’t join us on our flight the next day.
Story Credit: Reddit/GearupShutup
For over 30 years, my father worked for an airline. One day—post 9/11—there was a flight from JFK to Heathrow. The plane was about 4th or 5th in line for takeoff when a lady demanded to be let off the plane.
The attendants refused to let her off since the doors were already closed, and they were about to be on the runway. The lady was not happy. She went crazy and called the emergency services on her cellphone.
She told them that she was an American citizen being held against her will on a foreign airline and that they were about to take her to a different country.
Three minutes later, the police and FBI surrounded the plane and got her out. They grounded the flight pending further investigation. Ultimately, the crazy lady ruined everyone’s flight.
Story Credit: Reddit/f-mttm
I used to regularly fly those tiny commuter planes that have one seat on one side, two on the other, and a total of 14 rows. Most of the time, it was fine—I would book one of the first few seats on the single-seat side. However, on one trip, I was unlucky enough to be in the first row of two, in the window seat. It was unfortunate because I am 6’2″ with a broad football-player build.
I went to sit down and I asked the woman on the aisle if she wouldn’t mind moving into the window. She responded with a chilling glare. After lots of groaning and moaning, she got up to let me through. As soon as I sat down, she immediately started hitting me with her elbows, trying to shove me off the armrest. It was futile, given that side of the plane physically prevented me from sitting up straight.
Not a word was said to me the entire time. She finally got angry enough that she pushed the call button and proceeded to berate the flight attendant about how inconsiderate it was to have me sitting there taking up her space and how she couldn’t sit like that for the entire 45-minute flight. Meanwhile, she still hadn’t said a single word to me.
After getting complained at, the flight attendant smirked…She knew exactly how to deal with her. She informed the woman that there was an empty seat, and moved her to the very last row of the plane. She complained the entire time about how this was nonsense, and that she was going to sue everyone.
Story Credit: Reddit/Acfwhite
The Perils Of Flying
I was a flight attendant for five years. During that time, I was punched in the face, pinched in the rear, spit on, and berated over the quality of ginger ale I served.
I also had to deal with people leaving their bare feet on bulkhead walls, passengers trying to stow their luggage on my jumpseat shortly before landing, and couples trying to get it on in the galley.
But the worst thing I’ve ever experienced?
I had trash dumped on my food tray while I was still eating from it.
Story Credit: Reddit/ShinyCupcake
It’s A Crab, Crab, Crab, Crab World
In the late 1970s, I was seated on a plane when I noticed that a very young girl, about five at most, was flying unaccompanied. She was taken to her seat by her loving grandparents. They nestled a padded cooler under her feet and said goodbye, crying and holding tissues to their eyes. She was on her way back home to California from Maryland.
The attendants checked on her regularly, and she was very quiet and well behaved. However, she kept unbuckling her belt to bend down and unzip the cooler and check inside. She seemed to be getting more distressed as the flight from Maryland to California progressed. I finally smiled and asked her, “Do you have a pet mouse in there, or maybe a rabbit”?
She looked up at me and said, “No, it’s Maryland crab cakes”. Then she burst into tears. She told me, “Mommy said to bring home Maryland crab cakes, so Nana packed them. Mommy told me not to lose the crab cakes, or she’d spank me forever. What if someone takes my crab cakes”? Then, she just started to sob, saying, “I can’t lose the crab cakes. I can’t lose the crab cakes”.
I was so heartbroken for this child who felt such pressure to deliver her mom’s precious cargo to her. I said, “Let’s lock them up with a magic key”. We zipped up the cooler case, and I pretended I was locking it. I put my invisible key inside her pocket and said, “There. No one can take your crab cakes. Now you can take a nap or read if you like”. She said, “Okay. You have to watch them for me also”. I told her, “You bet”.
Once we landed and she was taken off the plane by the attendant, her mother was waiting for her at the gate. She took the cooler from the girl and said, “Come on”. The mom turned around and walked ahead of the girl, carrying the cooler, and didn’t take the girl’s hand or anything. The girl was ahead of me several paces and turned around and waved at me as she followed her crab cake delivery.
Story Credit: Reddit/condimentia
I was a pilot for a small company in northern Canada. The planes I fly have only eight seats, so when I have a full load of people, one person has to sit up front with me in the right seat. One time, I was flying with a full load, and the guy beside me was one of those cocky, annoying guys who think they’re always right.
About five minutes after takeoff, he asked me if I knew where we were. I told him exactly where we were, and then another couple of minutes later, he said we were going the wrong way. Being cautious, I checked my GPS and my other navigation aids, which all indicated I was on track to my destination. I told him he was mistaken and pointed straight ahead of us, telling him that was where we needed to go.
I thought he’d leave me alone after that, but he wouldn’t quit. He then pointed over his right shoulder and said we should be heading back that way. By that time, I knew this guy was an idiot.
For the rest of the flight, he just kept shaking his head, and I kept trying to ignore him. After we landed at our destination, I just gave him the “how about you just let the pilots do the navigating from now on” look.
Story Credit: Reddit/szaeti
She Didn’t Have A Leg To Stand On
I was flying from Miami to NYC. It seemed like I was going to have an empty seat beside me, which I was pretty pumped about since I hadn’t really slept in three days. Just as everyone was seated, the girl in front of me began complaining to the flight attendant. Her matter of life-and-death? She claimed that she had paid for extra leg room and that her seat didn’t have any.
She was INSISTING that she be given a seat closer to the front of the plane. The flight attendant didn’t appear to have any idea what she was talking about and she told her that they couldn’t move her up.
After a tremendous amount of moaning, the girl finally gave up, and the flight attendant got on with her takeoff duties.
The flight attendant came back a short while later since the girl was now seated in the emergency exit row. The attendant went over to give the little speech about what you need to do in case of an emergency and asked if they were willing to do that. This girl said no, she wouldn’t do it. She probably figured this would get her moved somewhere towards the front of the plane.
The flight attendant looked at the empty seat beside me and told the girl she could move back to that seat if she refused to sit beside the emergency exit. That’s when she went absolutely bananas.
She freaked out that she was being forced to a seat further back in the plane. She complained so much, that the pilot came out. The whole crew decided she had to be removed from the plane.
Story Credit: Reddit/applesauce62
She Raised A Stink
My husband was flying home from Hawaii. While he was waiting to board the plane, he noticed a distinct smell of body odor. He was panicking, wondering if it was him.
As he was trying to surreptitiously sniff his armpits, he noticed that a bunch of the other people waiting was all doing the exact same thing. Figuring that it was either someone else or that there was a stockpile of raw onions nearby, he stopped to think about it until they boarded.
Because of all his frequent flier miles, he was in first class, in the aisle seat. He sat down and pulled out a book. The window seat next to him was empty and stayed that way for a while, so he thought, “Cool! An empty row”! Then, just as boarding was finishing, suddenly, this horrible, pungent smell filled the cabin.
The reactions were priceless—It was so bad that every passenger in first class reacted, snapping their heads up to see what in the smelly earth had just walked on the plane.
It was a young-ish woman—probably late 20s, early 30s; very hippie-chick style—wearing a flowy top over a tank top. She smelled like she had not bathed in days. She plopped herself down right next to my husband. My husband was a seasoned traveler, so he was used to a lot, and his tolerance was pretty high, but this woman’s smell was so bad that his eyes immediately started watering.
The flight attendant came over and the woman ordered a Mai Tai. Then she pulled out a book and started highlighting passages. Meanwhile, call buttons were lighting up like crazy, with pretty much every other passenger on the plane complaining about being stuck in a metal box from Hawaii to LA with someone who smelled like she had never bathed.
Over the next fifteen minutes, while this woman sat there reading, my husband watched as the poor flight attendants were having multiple whispered, nervous conversations at the front of the plane. My husband alternated between texting me in horror and making eye contact with the attendants. He was doing the “wide eyes of terror” at them, and they were nodding and wide-eying him right back.
My husband was nervous that he was going to get a migraine because the smell was so overwhelming, and people nearby were wrapping their shirts around their faces to combat the odor. Finally, the gate agent approached. She asked the woman to follow her to the front, where apparently, they gave her some soap, and a new shirt and sent her into the bathroom. They thought that would fix it, but they were so wrong.
A few minutes later, she emerged wearing a new shirt but still smelling atrocious. She sat back down and promptly ordered another drink. Another few minutes passed, with more silent “help me” looks from my husband, as well as increasingly not-so-silent complaints from other passengers nearby. Finally, it became apparent that if action wasn’t taken, there was going to be a mutiny in the first class cabin.
Two agents approached the row. This lady had the window seat and my husband was in the aisle, so this entire conversation had to take place with him awkwardly in the middle, pressing himself against his seat back. The agents leaned in and told the woman that, unfortunately, she couldn’t ride on the plane because she smelled so bad, that she wasn’t fit to fly. She was incredulous and kept saying, “Just because you think I smell”? and “This sounds like a lawsuit to me”.
Meanwhile, the agents were being as friendly as they could be, explaining that they would happily put her up in a hotel for the night so she could take a shower but they couldn’t allow her to board another Delta plane until she had cleaned herself off. She didn’t make that much of a scene, and they all gathered her things and walked off together.
Right before she stood up, she complained that she had an important meeting back in LA and absolutely had to fly out that afternoon. One of the attendants took the opportunity to make a clever remark: “Well, we can’t help you, but I think there’s still room on a United flight”! My husband said it was one of the most surreal travel experiences ever.
Story Credit: Reddit/O_is_for_Olive
Mind Your Manners!
I was a flight attendant. I had a particularly unbearable woman on a flight going to Montreal. First, she made a rude comment about the plane’s size and how small it was.
Then she had a huge fit because I told her that her roller bag wouldn’t fit on the plane and needed to be gate checked. She just thought I was out to get her when I told her that—per FAA regulations—she couldn’t have a seatbelt extension in the exit row.
It only got worse from there. When it came time for the service, I burned my hand on the coffee pot while pouring her cup, but the coffee wasn’t hot enough for her, and she demanded another cup.
I told her there was no way I could make it any hotter. She also mumbled something derogatory about me as she passed me on her way to the lavatory because I was having a friendly conversation with the two guys in the last row.
It’s as if people leave their manners at home when they fly somewhere.
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There were a couple of WWF—now WWE—wrestlers on a regional flight that was about to land.
One of them needed to go to the lavatory. Since you’re not permitted to leave your seat when the plane is about to land, the flight attendant told him no.
So, he decided to take matters into his own hands—and he went in the aisle instead. The wrestler was taken into custody and banned from the airline.
Story Credit: Reddit/paradoxofchoice
Go On, Get Out!
My mom was a pilot for Northwest Airlines. A man came onto her airplane, took one look at her, and made the most insulting remark: “Ugh, a woman captain. I’m getting off”. She replied, “Good, get off my airplane.
There are people waiting on the standby list to get on”.
The guy turned right around and got back on. We figured that he wanted her to submit and ask him nicely to come back, which she wasn’t about to do under any circumstances.
Story Credit: Reddit/ChaseOP
In Poor Taste
I was on a Vegas to Boston flight when some poor guy passed on the plane.
We diverted to New York, and emergency personnel carried him off the plane.
His widow was also taken off the plane. Just before we took off to resume our flight, some jerk in the front row looked at the clearly stricken flight attendant and he asked her a totally unnecessary question: “Do all get free drinks now?” Talk about inconsiderate.
Story Credit: Reddit/Betsy514
I was on a non-stop flight from Phoenix to London. I had another passenger at the gate before we got on the plane strike up a conversation with me. Apparently, this young man had never been overseas but had come across a good deal on the internet and decided to get on this flight. He asked me how long the flight was. I told him it was 12 hours.
He started to get really nervous because I also told him that smoking on flights had been banned at least 15 years prior. Once we were on the flight and in midair over the Atlantic, he started to exhibit nerve-wracking behavior—he would pace up and down the aisles, clearly having a nicotine fit. The flight attendants told him multiple times to sit down. Eventually, he disappeared.
I got up to go to the bathroom just as he was coming out with a massive cloud of smoke. I could see through the door that he had smeared hand soap all over the bathroom walls and used it to write on the mirror. By the time I came out of the bathroom, the flight attendants were talking to him, trying to calm him down. He wasn’t being hostile, but he was still defiant.
As we made our approach to Heathrow, he jumped up and started pacing the aisles again. The flight attendants yelled at him to sit down. He did not. As soon as the flight touched down, the captain came on the loudspeaker and told everyone to stay in their seats while the authorities came on to remove a passenger. Everyone stayed where they were, and officers came on. That’s when the guy totally lost it.
He took a shot at the first officer and kicked the second one. They had him in handcuffs in no time and were taking him off the plane. A few other passengers started to cheer while they led him out. I have seen similar things to this over the years; however, that incident was the weirdest.
Story Credit: Reddit/ottoe57
Diamond Medallion Dimwit
My worst experience came from one of Delta’s “Diamond Medallion” members. Our plane had broken down in Memphis. The gate agent had just made the announcement that we were delayed due to maintenance.
The mechanic had been called and was on his way out. There was no known estimated time for the repair because the mechanic would have to do some troubleshooting, and only then would we know how long it would take to fix it.
This guy called me over and he gave me the most pompous attitude ever: “I’m a Delta Diamond Medallion member, so tell me exactly how long this delay is going to be”.
I was like, “What”? I told everyone EXACTLY what I knew, and I couldn’t care less about someone’s airline status.
Story Credit: Reddit/flyingguy82
There Was No Shaving Face
I had a 20-something-year-old girl going to see her significant other. She needed to shave, so she did so in the bathroom.
However, what was supposed to be a smooth ride turned ugly real quick— turbulence ensued, and she cut herself very badly. We had to bring paramedics in and they carried her out. After we unloaded the flight, the co-pilot noticed a trail of her blood down the jetway.
Turns out, she hadn’t cut her leg—it was actually just her time of the month…I felt so bad for her and I hope she’s doing okay.
Story Credit: Reddit/NexusEvo
A Minor Inconvenience
I once had two unaccompanied minors traveling together. Just after we pushed back from the gate, the eight-year-old boy started to have a panic attack and said he couldn’t fly, so we pulled back to the gate.
The pilot announced that we were returning to the gate so that paramedics could come on and take a child off the plane.
He didn’t mention what the medical issue was, just that a child was sick. Everyone seemed understanding, except this one lady who really got on my nerves.
She immediately hit her call button and very crassly suggested that we better make sure that we hold the plane for her in Atlanta since we were obviously going to be late now. The whole episode amounted to about a 30-minute delay, and no one missed their connections.
It was one of only a handful of times I wanted to punch a passenger.
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He Got Called Out
My mom had boarded a flight that was sitting on the tarmac about to pull away from the gate. Sitting next to her in first class was a typical business guy who was on a phone call yelling at someone on the other end. A very nice flight attendant came over, leaned over my mom, and said, “Sir, you’re going to have to turn the phone off. The cabin doors are closed”.
The guy quieted down but did not get off his phone. At that point, the flight attendants were doing the safety protocol speech as the plane backed up. All of the sudden, the guy started yelling again on the phone. Another flight attendant—this time more forceful—told him to turn off the phone. The man turned to her and cursed at her. She gave this “humph” face, then went out of sight.
My mom heard a door slam open and the pilot came out of the cockpit. He was so angry you could see the veins on his face. His eyes bulged as he yelled in rage, “WHAT DID YOU SAY TO HER?!!? This is my aircraft, and in case of an emergency, I expect every passenger to follow the commands of my air staff. You disrespecting her disrespects me, and that puts every person on this plane at risk”!
The guy was now being borne down upon by this massive angry ex-soldier pilot. He cowered, put away his phone, and stammered an apology. Without missing a beat, the pilot continued, “You can take your sorry and shove it! You are not going anywhere! It is a federal crime to disobey an order from your aircrew, and you can tell whoever was so important on the other end of the phone call that fact after you talk to TSA”.
The pilot went back into the cockpit and pulled the plane back to the gate. Some uniformed officers came in and took the guy off. There was complete silence on the plane. After that, everyone in unison took out their phones, waved them in the air, and showed that they were clearly in the off position—just like the “tickets” scene from Indiana Jones.
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This Flight Went Down The Toilet
As an aircraft engineer, I would travel on a lot of different airlines.
However, the story that will haunt me forever is when I flew on a Nigerian budget airline. I don’t think half of the passengers had ever seen a toilet before, let alone used one.
They were urinating into water bottles, and I saw a couple of “presents” in the aisle. Luckily, I was jump seating in the flight deck, but the smell was incredibly strong and made me gag a few times.
It was the worst three hours of my life.
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I was on a flight from Frankfurt to Montreal, and a guy was sitting in the middle section of the aisle with an empty seat next to him.
This woman and her young daughter, who was about seven or eight years old, came up and politely told this man that his seat and the one next to his were their seats. The man refused to move.
The woman politely asked him to move again, but things just got worse from that point on.
The man didn’t want to move and started crossing his arms like a child and pouting.
The woman told him that her daughter had never flown before and would appreciate two seats next to each other so that she could sit with her daughter—no dice.
They proceeded to argue, and the man yelled at the woman, telling her she was a horrible person. We stood up to offer our seats to the woman, but before we could say anything, she flipped the guy off.
I wanted to applaud her.
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I had a sizable layover once of about three hours. I found my gate, which just happened to be right across from a bar. I settled in and had a good time.
Once boarding began, I calmly made my way to the plane when I found out I was at the wrong gate. That was bad enough, but then I had an even worse realization—I wasn’t even at the correct terminal. I booked it and heard them page me by name just as I reached the gate.
I was panting as I made my way down the aisle to a woman insisting her bags would fit. Apparently, she couldn’t check her bags because she had this back condition. Meanwhile, this tiny flight attendant was doing her best to heave this extremely heavy bag with no success.
Once I sufficiently caught my breath, I took over. The passenger had taken her seat, buckled up, and took out a book while the flight attendant and I struggled to stow her stuff.
Story Credit: Reddit/Rmanager
This Travel Companion Was Bananas
My mother was a flight attendant for TWA since the 1960s, so she had seen many things that people could never get away with now.
Once, a man who was about 5’2″, wearing a tweed suit and round glasses, came onto the plane. He strapped his bag into the seat next to him. My mother informed him that he had to put the bag in storage.
He very politely showed her that he had a ticket for it. When she came back later, she became disturbed by what she saw—in place of the bag was a deceased stuffed monkey that the man was having a conversation with.
He politely asked my mom for a banana, to which he then attempted to feed to the monkey. This went on for the whole trip. He then packed up the monkey at the end of the flight.
Story Credit: Reddit/Barefoot__Wanderer
Flight Attendant Flip Out
We had boarded a plane, and everyone was getting settled in when a woman across the aisle and a few rows up called for the flight attendant. Apparently, she had gone to put something in the airsick bag, and when she stuck her hand in there, it was full of puke, and it got all over her hand. I was only a few rows back, so I could hear the entire exchange.
She politely asked the flight attendant for some napkins. The guy was snippy with her and disappeared. He didn’t come back for almost five minutes, and meanwhile, this poor woman had someone else’s puke all over her hand.
Eventually, she called for him, and the flight attendant FLIPPED OUT. He must have been having a bad day or something because this woman was really chill, considering she had puke on her.
The flight attendant ended up kicking her off the flight. It was quite the scene because the man was actually yelling at this poor woman—all because she asked for some napkins. The rest of us just sat there in stunned silence because no one else wanted to deal with this unstable man. We were all worried if we said something, we would get kicked off too.
Story Credit: Reddit/francesfarmer90
Disclaimer: To protect the privacy of those depicted, some names, locations, and identifying characteristics have been changed and are products of the author’s imagination. Any resemblances to actual events, places, or persons, living or dead, are entirely coincidental.