We've all been there. You sit down, fasten
your seatbelt, attempt to get comfortable, and pray that the seat next to
you remains empty. Your pulse quickens with every passenger that walks past without sitting down. Soon, the throngs of travelers shuffling past start to
thin out. The overhead announcements begin, and the fasten-your-seatbelt sign
illuminates. Could this be it? Surely, they are about to say that the cabin doors
are now closed! You can hardly contain your excitement as you hesitantly spread
out and claim some coveted extra space.
And, then it happens. Lumbering on board, armed
to the gills with fast food and pillows, comes the one, lone passenger who is
incapable of understanding the boarding process. And, he or she is making a
beeline for your
row. There goes your
precious extra seat. Just like that, it's all over. Your dreams of having a
comfortable flight are shattered.
Ahead, we identify the top 10 most
frustrating flying partners, and how to deal with them. Consider this guide
your very own Public Service Announcement. Here's hoping the right people see it.
Illustrated by Blake Wright