24 Awkward Exchanges You've Experienced on an Airplane
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24 Awkward Exchanges You've Experienced on an Airplane

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24 Awkward Exchanges You've Experienced on an Airplane
Kelly Herman

Within the entire idea of airplane travel, there is comedy, and understandably so. A bunch of strangers eager to get to their destination were not ever meant to coexist within the small confines of an airplane, but here we are.

The awkward exchanges everyone faces while flying in an airplane

1. Getting on and making eye contact with the flight attendant but they don’t say hi.

2. Being right behind that person who holds up everyone on the plane because they cant figure out the overhead compartment situation.

3. When you walk past people and you and slightly brush up against those sitting in the aisle seat.

4. Sitting in the aisle seat and getting hit by the abnormally large mom purses.

5. Walking down the aisle and arriving at your seat realizing you are the window seat and then having to tell the person already seated “oh I’m here.”

6. When the person next to you is sitting on your seat belt and you have to put your hand dangerously close to their booty.

7. When you have to ask your neighbor if you can put the armrest down.

8. Or you just put it down and they look at you funny…. Like HELLO I don’t know you,what did you expect?

9. When the person sitting beside you creeps on your music taste.

10. Or your text messages.

11. When you have to take off or put on a sweatshirt and you accidentally hit your neighbor.

12. When you make eye contact with the flight attendant as she does the safety information shpeal.

13. Someone always seems to be on the phone during takeoff… Or landing... Just trying to get their affairs in order?

14. Kids. Crying babies.

15. The person with the very potent food that stinks up the entire flight.

16. Or in general the smelly person who should be allowed to be in public confined spaces.

17. That one person who is in the exit row who takes their “job” way too seriously.

18. You ever notice how at least one person sneezes ever time you are on a flight? There has to be a statistic for that some where.

19. When your neighbor has to use the restroom during the flight and asks you to move.

20. Or when they don’t ask and then just kind of straddle you… Like why?!? What makes you think this is a good idea at all? I am in NO MOOD Magic Mike, sit back down.

21. When your neighbor comes into your personal seat with their elbow or like takes the entire arm rest. Let’s be real, although it looks like an arm rest, its just like at a movie theater, don’t be the person to take it. Especially with strangers. Consider that armrest the Great Wall of China pre-sinicization.

22. When your neighbor is a little too comfortable with you. If my headphones are in, I’m not trying to talk to you.

23. There’s always that person, usually in the back of the plane, that has never flown before and their conversation seems to carry throughout the plane.. It’s really not interesting that you “never really fly” and “the last time” you flew blah blah blah…. NO one cares.


24. When the plane lands and people clap- this is not a joke. I have seen it happen. It’s almost as if none of them expected a safe flight. The pilot literally does this everyday… That’s his job. Hey, next time the FedEx guy rolls up to my house I’m just going to give him a fat applause because apparently that’s what we do now.

Happy flying!!

P.S. Wrote this on a plane where the lady was totally watching me type out this entire thing... Some people...

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