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Airplane SeatMate Stories

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by Ezzy711, May 24, 2016.

  1. Ezzy711

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    I find people's behavior fascinating, especially on a long plane ride. I usually fly first class so it's always occupied by either purchase or upgrade. I am not anti-social but not chatty either. I have books or movies on my ipad and noise cancelling headphones. I am polite but ask no questions. I'm always amazed how much people with share with me when I don't ask a thing. Here are two recent favorite seatmates I've had:

    ATL to LAS - a building contractor who really liked to brag about everything. I heard about his business, car, house, travel, etc. He asked me where I was staying and I say Bellagio. He is at Cosmo and talked about how nice it was and he get a great rate. Mr. big shot says he knows people might be able to get me a deal if I want to move. I thank him, but politely decline. I'm happy where I am. A while later he said, "if you don't mind asking, what rate do you pay at Bellagio?" I told him I don't pay, it's a comp. He seemed a bit embarrassed and slightly impressed. Then I was watching a movie with my headset on. When I would pause to eat or order a drink he would tell me how he saw that movie and did I get to the part where this or that happened. (Sigh.) The kicker was when the FAs were busy he'd take a few drags off his vapor cigarette. That was just plain stupid and annoying.

    ATL - Home Was a short hour or so flight. There were 3 young men in first class that were all lit up and having a good time. Normally doesn't bother me but they were moving around and pretty loud, making it difficult for me to snooze. The FAs were not amused but I thought did a stellar job keeping them somewhat in line. The entire flight the gentleman next to me and I were making faces and rolling our eyes at each other. When we landed the loud men left quickly and I complimented the FAs on their composure. My seatmate said "That was nice of you to say." No big deal. Then he mentioned that was going to do something about those guys but he was tired and wanted to get home. He didn't want to spend the next two hours doing paperwork. I gave him a puzzled look and as he grabbed his bag he said. "I'm here for your safety ma'am. And they were just a bit loud, not out of line." I knew there were air marshals but this was my first close encounter. Too bad he wasn't on the plane with the smoking contractor.

    What characters have you been trapped next to for hours?
     
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  2. sarah9nascar

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    Mine was two old women sat next to me and when I say old, I'm 61 so I know old when I see it. They had printed a list from Vegas. com of every club in Vegas. They went through every paper and things about each club. The whole time I wanted to say do you know how young the people are that go to these places? They finally decided upon Omnia for the first night. They suddenly notice that it did not open until 10 pm that night. That's when they announced to me they needed to take a nap the rest of the flight. I so badly wanted to ask them what they were wearing that night, tight short dress, stilettos? I kind of wanted to walk down there that night to see them in line.
     
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    Had my eyes closed.
    I smelled this horrible stench.
    I turn my head + facing right at me -- is the annoying broad -
    snoring asleep, with her mouth wide open + her bad breath inches
    from my face.
    Wish I had a funny story............
     
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  4. Breeze147

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    LAS to BWI nonstop. The most beautiful black woman you could imagine sat next to me. She was wearing skin tight jeans. I was like a 16 year old. I couldn't stop looking at her and chatting about anything. Finally, she shut her eyes, I guess to shut me up.
     
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    I always get stuck with the middle seat because my husband has to sit in the aisle or window. Somewhat cute little Filipino lady climbs over us to get to the window. I am in my 50s and she is probably the same age--nice figure wearing a tight mini skirt and high heels. She climbs over us but does a leg fan right in the hubby and my face. Just a few inches away and I get to look at her hoo ha. (The vjj). My husband got s pre Vegas mini lap dance. She also brings a huge breakfast in a styrofoam container and slaps a fork in my hand an insists I share her breakfast with her. I politely declined.


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  6. Drambler

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    I once sat next to a nice old lady on the way to LV. My friend and I chat her up and it turns out she's a madam and runs an escort service. Boy was that an interesting conversation. We asked what was the craziest thing she'd seen and she had seen it all. She had us cracking up with stories of guys in diapers, bondage, all sorts of stuff. Right as we land she gives me a piece of paper with a girls name and number on it and tells me "tell her I sent you and she'll really take care of you!" No, I didn't take up that offer so sorry if this story ends on a weak note.
     
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    I didn't think Air Marshals were allowed to reveal their identity. Couldn't that pose a risk particularly as he carries a weapon?
     
  8. bdautch

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    On a recent flight from BWI-Minneapolis, an 80 year old lady next to me shouted, "I'M KIND OF LOUD. IF IT BUGS YOU, JUST PUT EARPHONES IN YOUR EARS". And then she literally inserted her finger into my ear. I gave her a dirty look. She then asked about 20 minutes later, "AM I BEING TOO LOUD?" while inserting her digit in my ear yet again, because apparently we now have an inside joke about that or something? One more time she did the thing about BEING LOUD followed by the finger to ear canal routine.

    So I thought, that's it. That is IT! I've had enough. What are my options here? Being a mature and sophisticated adult, and having eaten a full and hearty breakfast, I settled on tactical cropdusting as my form of vengeance. For the next two hours, I unleashed a ferocious arsenal of silent but deadly ammunition to rival even my best work, which critics the world over have consistently hailed as "gruesome", "horrific", and "utterly vile" (citations available upon request).

    In addition to giving me a series of truly appalled glances, the woman DID stop sticking her finger in my ear. So in my view, the end justified the means. I'll let ethicists and historians debate whether my actions fell within the academic confines of Just Fart Theory.
     
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  9. JuliaNPete

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    In 2000, nonstop SWA, BNA-LAS, sat in the back of the plane where the last two rows used to face each other--we both take the window seats, the other four + one across the aisle is taken by 5 older ladies all wearing pink t-shirts that say Billy Wade's Sister on the front and their names on the back. They all lived in middle TN , Billy lived in Nevada and they were all taking a vacation together to see their brother. They drank bloody marys the whole way and laughed, flirted with our FA, and generally "carried on" joyfully the whole trip. We had a fun laughing with and at them. They were loud, but sweet. By the end of the flight , everyone on board was aware of Billy Wade's Sisters (in a good way). They were buzzed and in the back, so almost everyone got off ahead of them. At the end of the ramp there was this cute old fella just standing there waiting in a blue t-shirt that said: Billy Wade. Almost every passenger said hi to him, or patted his back and said some version of, "Hang in there, Billy, they're coming! Have fun!"

    We will never forget our flight to Vegas with Billy Wade's Sisters.
     
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  10. Ezzy711

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    Maybe since the flight was over it didn't matter. I honestly didn't think they existed on little domestic flights. He may have just been flying home and not on duty.
     
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    This Thread is giving me Anxiety haha!

    If someone tries to step over me I stop them dead in their tracks and say hold on and then I stand up.
    To solve your Middle Seat Problem you should do like we do and sit across the Aisle from each other.
     
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  12. Electroguy563

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    Maybe because the flight was over and it didn't matter any more. He didn't reveal himself to everybody, just subtly to the OP.
     
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    I actually had a fascinating seat mate for the inaugural Vegas NASCAR in 1998, Seatle to Vegas. I wish the flight would have been a lot longer.

    Guy was last to board, very late, and the only empty seat was next to me so I knew he was my guy. He had this certain gait to him, like an athlete or something, mid thirties maybe, definitely an alpha. Sat down, nice guy, and the regular chit chat I asked if he was going down for the race and where he was staying. He said no, not really, his wife is down working with the race and she has a room at Caesars.

    Turns out he had just arrived home on leave, had flown through the Middle East, and the reason he was late to board is he had tossed all of his vacation stuff in to some sort of military field bag and the sniffer went bezerk. I guess it smelled all that powder from his bag. He had to answer a ton of questions and provide military ID etc etc.

    His job in the service was land mine clearance, and he had been in Cambodia helping teach people how to remove/find/ deactivate the leftover mines from the Khmer Rouge from years and years before. He had done this in other countries also, really caring guy. I was just fascinated, he had so many great stories. Flight just flew by.....sorry, I had to.

    Even if it was all made up......he was a great storyteller.

    We actually kept in touch for a while. Fun flight.
     
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    Me and my buddy Mick(who trains my racehorses) used to go to Vegas around Derby day as it coincides with our birthdays which are a week apart...

    about 10 years ago we were on our way to hartford on a non stop SWA.... we are sitting about 2/3 toward the rear and it was a full flight...
    we spot this woman about our age(early 50's) looking for a seat and wave her to sit with us....
    she sits in the middle and says her name is annie and she lives in CT....right away we can tell she's had a few....
    she tells she was in vegas for a week to visit a friend and stayed at her place but never got to see the strip or downtown.....
    we were like WHAT?
    she says the closest she came was a laundermat on Sahara to do laundry and she goes on and on about her life story why she was in vegas
    and why she was divorced,etc,etc....
    when they asked about drinks mick and i ordered a beer and she ordered a bloody mary.....
    the drinks come and she pulls a nip of vodka and adds it to her drink.....well after that the stories were pouring
    out of her and said we were her new best friends.....she had a couple more and was hammered but no one said anything as it
    made the long flight entertaining to say the least....
    she took micks cell number and they hooked up a couple times........she still calls and sends birthday cards to him this day....
     
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  15. klevegas

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    I was flying overseas from Atlanta to Prague and at the time, you could purchase upgrade with miles on delta do I was in business class. There was an older gentleman next to me who launched in on a monologue of his life story and wouldn't stop talking. I was getting antsy and after dinner, he got up to go the restroom so I did also. I got back to our seats first and promptly "went to sleep". I can sleep anywhere but would have dozed off to a movie if it wasn't for Mr Know It All.

    The next morning he seemed annoyed..I just couldn't listen anymore the night before.
     
  16. makikiboy

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    A number of years ago I had an experience with a seatmate. I board and get comfortable and before long this guy comes by and sits next to me. He is foreign so we don't really say much other than nod to each other.

    Not long after takeoff he proceeds to lift up the arm rest and proceeds to expand himself so he is actually in my area. I try to expand myself but he still expands himself into my area so we are both touching each other (not a good feeling, kind of creepy). This is a 5 hour flight from Honolulu to Vegas so it started to get a little uncomfortable. I tried to bring down the armrest but he is covering it with his body so I couldn't get to it.

    After about an hour into the flight I excuse myself to go to the bathroom (I had the window seat). When I came back he was actually laid out in my seat and his seat, complete with his feet up on the bulkhead. I say "excuse me" and sit down and proceed to put down the arm rest. He tried to again raise the arm rest but I steadfastly held onto it to prevent him from lifting it. Even so he still leaned over the arm rest into my area that I eventually leaned back into him to prevent him from taking over my space. (I normally lean against the bulkhead for more space but this guy was taking over my area). This guy wasn't large, I am 195 lbs and the guy was probably 165 lbs so he really didn't have to encroach into my area.

    Anyway, it wasn't a good flight for me, wish I could be like others and "accidently" elbow or hit him or something so he gets the message but never did.

    But karma is a bitch. I went to the bathroom again before the flight landed. He didn't, guess he thought he would be okay but not long before landing he had the urge to go - badly. Unfortunately it was way past the time where the seat belt signs came on and they were close to final approach. He tried to get up and the stewardess told him to sit back down. He fidgeted and again got up and tried to go the bathroom, where the stewardess again came up to him and ordered him to sit back down. Right before landing I could smell a certain odor, yes, I think he did "leak", har har. After landing and before the plane was put in park he jumped up and ran for the bathroom. The guy across the seat and I had a good laugh because we both smelled the same thing and knew what was going on.

    I never saw the guy again, guess he got stuck in the back with everyone getting ready to deplane but I was chuckling inside and saying "good for him".
     
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    I like a window seat, and seem to always get this slightly crazy middle aged lady beside me. She steals my snacks, doesn't order a drink but gets thirsty and drinks mine......O wait she's my wife, never mind. Lol
     
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    Sitting all the way in the back of the plane, my seatmate was an 18 year old girl who had never been outside of Florida. It was mid-November and as we doing our final approach to Reagan, she was fascinated by the colors of the leaves. As we passed over Watergate, she said "What are those buildings?" Before I could answer, the FA (about 25), leaned over and said "Oh, that's the Watergate complex. Something historical happened there, but I forget what it was." I wanted to burst into a long harangue about how those buildings led to the downfall of a President, but I held it in.

    I hope this isn't political.
     
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  19. jamesxnj

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    Damn great stories !!

    Last I recall worthy to mention was a Spirit flight to AC,newer plane and I had an Aisle exit seat on the right side..But no room beneath the seat so you have to store your carry-on whatever under the seat about 4 feet in front of you..Ok no big deal.All flight you can stretch out your legs..

    Two 50-60 ish-aged sisters (Dressed half thier age) take the left side seats and have the middle seat open..I nod hello and that was that.They proceeded to tell the FA's all about themselves as one was in her jump seat...Then came the wine orders and the nonstop chatter increased..They were quite buzzed after the 2 hr flight.Time to land and a male FA tells them thier bags have to be stored..Older Sis acts up and gets an attitude with the guy..(She insisted that if she put the seatbelt over the bags in the middle seat that should be ok)...This 'discussion' lasted way too long and eventually the female FA took her seat and they complied with a joke about the male co-worker..But I think that FA was just covering the whole staff after realizing they overserved these two..

    So many flights and once in awhile have a great seatmate to chat the flight away is awesome though..But once had a huge guy next to me and his arms and stomach took over both armests from the middle seat.I was aisle and petite lady at window was ok.Guy slept the whole flight RSW-ATL while my right arm went numb...and just remembered-a week later see the same guy boarding on the return flight and thinking Oh please Oh please not again and he kept walking...whew
     
  20. NewOrleansSlimm

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    last few flights I have had my girl next to me so she has dealt with a few people sleeping and coming over into her seat, but a tap on them and they wake up stay put

    one time flying from vegas to las angeles, this big guy fell asleep in the middle seat, i had window, he kept leaning over on to me, almost head into lap far, i woke him several times and he just kept on, i told him something fairly nasty and he started leaning the other way.

    another trip ive never heard a passenger tell the pilot how to fly, few years back some spy plane in california screwed up all the air traffic and cancelled tons of flights, one of which was me getting to vegas, so next day they book me the wrong way, going to atlanta from new orleans, then atlanta to vegas...have last seat on the plane, guys next to me said they were in the military and one of them flew f15 or f16s...this pilot landed in vegas, hardest landing ive ever encountered, several bins up top came open from the landing, people complaining. the guy is in the back yelling, "you need to learn to flare" walking off as we were the last people, he stopped and gave the pilot some flying tips

    other than that, when my girl isnt with me, usually another hot female sits next to me. so im a happy flyer