Even in first class (which I occasionally get bumped up to), I find myself laughing at the ridiculous things I see people doing around me. Some annoying, some just plain odd, and some completely out of this world. If you’re up for a light-hearted rant you can read on, otherwise go ahead and skip this post, but honestly it’ll be great for a laugh… at least it was for me.
First of all why do people insist on bathing in cologne right before getting onto a sealed aircraft cabin with recycled air and 200 other guests? A dab behind the ears is delicate and sensible while any more than that is enough to get you kicked out of an emergency exit at 40,000 feet. By Me!
Being a fashion blogger, it’s only necessary I discuss one of my major pet peeves I see on planes especially when the plane is going somewhere warm.. Aside from being on a beach, why would anyone think it’s appropriate to wear a full bikini bathing suit on the plane? I get it… you’re going to a tropical destination… But wasn’t it cold when you left terminal 3 from whatever destination you started from. That’s what hand luggage is for… that and miniscule airplane bathrooms/changerooms.
One thing I’ll never understand (and honestly think the designer of this device should be reincarnated as a remote control where they will be pounded for an eternity) is touch screen televisions situated in the seat in front of you. My 13 hour flight to China was particularly fun as the gentleman behind me didn’t quite grasp “touch” screen and instead thought the compact TV needed to be pounded on with his fist, fork and or shoe to get it to change volume, channel, or just for the hell of it. This of course in turn was directly pounding on the back of my head… God bless him!
Another genius needed to go to the bathroom so BAD that he decided to climb over me and the passenger beside me to get there… Dude… I would have moved!
Now usually flight attendants are lovely and I’ve had mad luck with most of my flights, but on one particular flight to New York, the older flight attendant insisted on allowing this couple behind me to basically have SEX saying calmly “it wasn’t what it appeared to be…” (then what was it?) I simply replied “Whatever… I don’t have to clean the seats.”
I think the funniest thing I’ve ever seen on an airbus was a very industrious woman doing a whole pedicure with the soak basin and all… Needless to say the flight attendant sided with the passenger beside her to put her feet and pile of foot clippings away when it came time for dinner.
When you fly a lot, you tend to get this interesting cross-section of people who don’t really adhere to normal social practices and kind of make an otherwise boring flight go by with a smile, a laugh, or occasionally some murderous comeuppance.
All I can say is befriend a flight attendant, they’re great people… also they have the BEST stories and help you enjoy the joys of flying.
Please share with me your favorite stories of flights that you’ve been on. I absolutely love hearing them.