Who knows you might form bonds with someone you meet on a plane that may last a lifetime. But described ahead are those individuals who make the few hours you spend sitting next to them, extremely excruciating.
So fasten your seat belts and chuckle along as we take you on a tour of every traveler's nightmare by describing the characters that you are likely to bump into.
If you're unfortunate, this person will be sitting next to you. These people get so comfortable on a plane that they just fail to realize the plight others face due to the stink bombs their feet release. On some unlucky days, they manage to put their malodorous feet on the armrest of your seat, just in case your nostrils weren't filled up with the stench.
You know how crammed it can get if you're flying economy and you get an aisle seat next to a tinkler. Those are travelers who want a window seat every time they travel; these species seem to have a really tiny bladder and need to pee every half an hour. So they shimmy and perform acrobatics every time they are summoned by Mother Nature.
The First-time Travelers
Air travel for first time can be scary and exciting for some. It's fine to show your nervousness, excitement but screaming as plane takes off is too much.
The Not-So-Light Traveler
One cabin luggage is not enough. There may be a purse, a backpack, handbag. As they stuff and cram the luggage in the compartment; people wonder if they have entire household as luggage.
The I've-Got-Everything Guy
From a fluffy neck rest, laptops loaded with movies, books, to Xanax, they're ready to tackle any problem that may come their way. Judge them all you want, but when you need something, you'll definitely want them around.
The Crying Baby
All a vessel crammed with people flying at 30,000 feet above sea level needs is a crying, screaming, howling, kicking baby.
The Excessively Energetic Preteen
Flying is fun, they said. Unfortunately, the kids didn't think so. Bored out of their wits, they climbed on every seat possible, did a few acrobatic stunts on them, dismantled a seat just to see what it is made of and managed to throw peas at other passengers at lunch time. All in all, making sure that they're well occupied.
These are blessed travelers who give in to the sweet embrace of slumber once the plane has taken off. This shouldn't be much of a problem except for the fact that their head has landed on their co-passenger's (your) shoulder. Limiting your movements to a bare minimum.
Miss/Mr. Big Shot
They have a million things to do in very less time.
Apparently, every second is so precious that they just can't get off the phone until they absolutely have to. It doesn't matter the dirty looks everyone gives them, they're going to talk on their mobile phones right till it's almost time to take off.
These are an excessively over-sharing bunch of individuals. They want to share almost every life experience, funny stories, and personal details, with you not being interested is not an option.
By the time you get off the plane, you'd know about the bunions on their feet, an information you'd like to forget ASAP.