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.