I have started travelling via airplane since I was in high school, that was roughly a decade ago. Whatever airline you fly with – be it from the most untraveled (like Zest Air) to the most reputed (as in PAL) – you will never miss out on the most annoying situations that will definitely make your travel uncontrollably irritating.
I took the liberty of picking 5 of the many annoying situations you might involve yourself in when travelling way above sea-level. You might want to take note of this list so the next time you travel, you may want to consider this as your checklist.
- Crying Babies
Oh that is definitely a top-notcher. Babies are super adorable when they’re giggly and sleeping, but when the plane starts to kind-of-rumble, hearing them scream is like listening to Rebecca Black sing Friday over and over again. It gets worse when the mom does not how to make it (hold your leash, I’m talking about the crying, not the baby) stop. My last plane-ride? That little girl just keeps on screaming (not crying) like a kid having his/her tantrums. You’d want to keep a quick nap before reaching your destination, but you just can’t, your ears are ringing and there’s no way out.
- Snoring Seatmate
I’m not just talking about the regular-sounding snore, I’m talking about the kind that sounds like a sick mammal stuffed with so much phlegm in its throat and nose. Gross! It gets even worse when the snoring escalates, you wish you’d have a volume controller o you can put your seatmate on mute-mode. Seriously, that filled-with-phlegm snore makes you feel like you’re stuck in a slimy place and you haven’t showered for a year. I know it’s not your seatmate’s fault, but it will have you wishing he/she brought an anti-snoring device or the least have gone to a doctor to seek for remedy. I mean, he/she would know he/she snores that bad, right? At least your seatmate would have been told at home or by his/her peers about that disturbing snore. Noise pollution!
- Defective Seats
Remember that these airlines sell comfort and convenience to make money, but what happens when their facilities fail your expectations and you have spent your life savings on that particular flight? It is disappointing to know that some airlines fly despite knowing that some of their seats do not recline. Who can sleep and rest in an upright position? Some airlines’ head-rest are no bedroom pillows, the least they could do is make sure that their seats recline.
- Insensitive Front Row Passengers
Talking about reclining, some passengers do not keep in mind that someone is seated right behind them. With that tiny space of privacy you have left, they go and invade your little space with their seats. Please don’t recline your seats too low, you might kill another passenger with suffocation or heart attack (because he/she is too nice to tell you how annoyed he/she is and keeps that frustration to him/herself within the duration of the flight).
- Stand-Up-Always Seatmate
Oh poor aisle passengers. They are always exposed to butts, legs, bags and hands. The worse thing that could happen to you when given an aisle seat is having a seatmate who stands up every minute to go to the lavatory. Do they have bladder issues or they just really want to visit the lavatory all the time because they are entertained by the way lavatory bowls flush – it’s like watching a black hole in action. OR, they want to maximize their plane fare by using all the freebies they can get, like mouthwash, tissue, sanitary gel (all found in PAL’s airbus) that’s why they go back and forth the lavatory. Seriously, it takes too much of an effort to curl yourself to give your seatmate his/her way out. Think of that tiny little space you all have for yourself. There’s no room for strolling around. So sit down!
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