Sometimes when stuck on a bad flight, you realize it can't be as bad as what you have already been through. Karl Yoder of Sacramento, Calif., recalled a bad flight his wife once had from London to Nairobi, in which she was trapped in the window seat, next to a very drunk Russian man.
"After settling down after takeoff, he evidently started getting nauseous and took out the little bag, but didn't know how it worked, so he undid the closed end -- basically turning it into a little paper tube, then proceeded to throw up through the tube into his own lap," Yoder said. "The flight was completely full, and the flight attendants apologized profusely to my wife, but she spent the next eight hours sitting next to the Russian guy with a lap full of vomit."
The man, of course, passed out and slept the rest of the flight.
The Seat Kicker
Kathy Syregelas, of Westchester, Ill., was about an hour or so into a flight to Chicago from Germany with her mother, when the woman behind her mother began kicking and telling her to move the chair up because it was hurting her knees.
"Every time my mom would push her seat back, this woman started kicking her even worse to the point where she started swearing and fighting with our whole family that was on board. The flight attendants all came running because they heard her screaming and fighting with us," Syregelas said. "They asked her nicely to stop and that my mom has the right to recline her chair and she didn't care to hear that. So the flight attendant told her if she didn't stop that they were going to have the plane turned around and take her to jail and get a huge fine."