Being stuck for hours in a cramped aeroplane seat can really bring out the worst in people. You might have a few examples of strangers discarding common courtesy on a plane, from playing loud videos to letting kids run wild to your seatmate falling asleep on you. What's the rudest thing you've seen?
Steven Frischling (aka flyingfish in the travel hacker world) laments the end of travel etiquette and common courtesy, describing a flight in which his seatmate whacked him with her bag (twice), took her shoes and socks off her smelly feet, woke him for the drinks service (when the cart was already past their row), and tucked her pillow behind his shoulder to fall asleep on him. What a nightmare -- one that isn't hard to imagine.
He also points out an incredible situation where parents let their kids slap stickers all over the wall of the aircraft (photo at right), in addition to leaving rubbish all over the seating area.
Do you have a similar story or can you top this? Let's hear it!
Travel Etiquette and Common Courtesy … Get Some! [Boarding Area]