This article was originally published on Kueez
Although going on a plane usually means you are headed for a fun vacation, the flight is rarely enjoyable. After you finally get through security, you have to deal with many strangers in a confined space for at least a couple of hours. From having someone's smelly feet near you to people leaving their garbage everywhere, you will be thanking your lucky stars that you weren't stuck with these people on a flight. So be prepared to reconsider your next vacation because you might not want to fly after seeing these passengers who forgot they were in public.
1. When The Kid Five Rows Back Figures Out He Can Message Other Passengers
We don't know what airline this is, but they have a messenger feature for each seat to talk to people in other rows. It was probably meant for communicating with friends or family members who aren't sitting with you, so you don't have to get up. However, this individual had other ideas.
One passenger, most likely a child, decided to pick a random seat number and message them. However, his messages were too confusing to understand, so the adult who received the message had to reply with something that would put him in his place.
2. When You Really Need A Pair Of Scissors, But TSA Wouldn't Let You Bring Them
This is probably why TSA won't let you bring scissors on a plane. If this person had a pair, they surely would have cut the woman's hair off. Who knows, she might even appreciate the free haircut.
We would be completely grossed out if this person's hair was dangling in our seat area. But we would definitely ask them to move it or put it in a ponytail because this is definitely not proper airplane etiquette.
3. This Person Somehow Got A Knife Through Security
Ever since 9/11, airport security won't even let people through with tweezers, so it is mind-boggling how this person got a Swiss Army knife onto the plane. Not only did they manage to get it on the plane, but then they whipped it out to cut up their lunch.
If we were sitting next to this person, we would be freaking out. Even when people look normal, you never know what is really going on in their heads. Would you be able to fall asleep knowing the person sitting next to you snuck a knife on the plane?
4. This Guy Decided To Bring The Brightest Headphones For A 9 Hour Flight
When you are taking a long flight, the best thing to do is try to sleep so you can be well-rested when you get to your destination. On this person's flight, as soon as the lights went off, another passenger decided to plug in their light-up headphones that illuminated the whole cabin.
Some people have no sense of awareness when they are in public. We feel bad for the people sitting right next to him because it must be even brighter the close you are sitting. Hopefully, a flight attendant asked him to turn off the lights as it is clearly disturbing the other passengers.
5. Instead Of Snakes On A Plane, We Present Falcons On A Plane
Imagine you are boarding a plane, and as you are walking to your seat, you see that most of the rows are occupied by falcons. One man wanted to transport his birds, so he bought each of them their own seat. This seems like something that would only happen on a flight to the Middle East.
Are these his pets, or are they trained as special messenger falcons? This seems more like a deleted scene out of the Harry Potter movies. It's a good thing they are wearing blinder helmets because we would be nervous that they would start going crazy when the plane hits some turbulence.
6. Someone Needs To Put Their Hair In A Bun
There is nothing more annoying about sitting behind someone than when they let their hair flop over the back of their seat. No one wants someone else's hair in their way, and it's blocking part of the screen of the person behind them.
Also, if you take a look at their flight map, you might be wondering where they are flying to. It looks like the plane is supposed to go to the moon. Are they on a SpaceX flight, or is this map really messed up?
7. "Get Your Stinky Feet Out Of My Face!"
We feel for this little girl because that is our exact reaction when someone puts their feet near us. While we have nothing against removing our shoes during a flight as long as they don't smell, we would never stick them in someone else's face.
Instead of using someone else's armrest as a footrest, they should keep their hands and feet inside their own area. They are spreading their foot smell all over the place, and this little girl thinks the smell is too much to handle.
8. When Your Seat Neighbor Won't Stop Licking You
We don't know why anyone would complain about having a dog next to them on a flight, but we can guess that the person complaining is probably a cat person. This fluffy boy wouldn't stop licking his seat and neighbor, and we can see why that would bother some people.
He must have really wanted some loving, so he continued to lick them until he got attention. However, the more he licked the person, the less the person wanted to pay attention to him. We wonder where the dog's owner was in this unfortunate scenario.
9. Some People Think The World Is Their Garbage Can
These are the worst types of passengers for flight attendants. After dealing with unruly passengers for the duration of the flight, they then have to clean up after these people who decided to make the floor a trash can. No one wants to touch other people's garbage, so why would anyone have the nerve to leave such a mess?
Even if the flight attendant missed the row to collect trash before the plane landed, it is no excuse to leave trash all over the ground. Some people think the world is their trash can when they leave their homes, and they need to learn a lesson.
10. Someone Wants To Play Footsie
As if the legroom in economy wasn't cramped enough, this person decided to stretch their feet out far enough to be in the leg area of the seat in front of them. We understand it is hard to be tall and travel on airplanes. Unless they are sitting in first class, the amount of legroom is never enough.
Tall people are always looking for places to stretch their legs on planes, and sometimes they find themselves in the way of other passengers. This person got caught overstepping their boundaries.
11. We Can Only Imagine What Their Home Looks Like
Even in high school, our bedroom never looked this bad. The people who sat in this row must have the messiest house. If they treat places like this in public, we can only imagine how they treat their property behind closed doors.
If we were the flight attendants, we wouldn't let them off the plane until they cleaned up this disgusting mess. It is crazy how people think this is acceptable behavior in public, and it is sad that they are only teaching their children to do the wrong thing.
12. When You Needed To Free Up Space In Your Suitcase
This man was getting on the plane, and someone noticed he was wearing three hats. This is what happens when you need to fit some last-minute things in your luggage, so you take out other things at the check-in desk. At least his head won't be cold throughout the flight.
He probably put the hats in the overhead compartment, but not before people started to stare as he was boarding the plane. Maybe if you ask nicely, he will sell you one of his many hats for the right price.
13. The Person Next To Her Got Up To Go To The Bathroom And Came Back To This
While on a nine-hour flight, one of the passengers noticed his seat was broken. He told the flight attendant, and they told him to sit in the row with this woman. Instead of respecting the man who needed a seat, she said he couldn't sit there because she needed to rest before her next layover.
That obviously wasn't her decision, so the man took one of the seats in the row. However, when he got up to go to the bathroom during the flight, he returned to find the woman had spread herself out across the entire row. We can't believe rude people like this are allowed out in public.
14. Making Herself At Home
This person clearly feels way too comfortable in public. So this girl decided to make herself at home by resting her dirty feet on her neighbor's tray table. We can't even imagine having the guts to put our feet on someone else's table or even in their vicinity because that is just disgusting.
In a normal setting, most people don't want to have another person's feet near them, so why would this girl think it is acceptable to put her feet where they don't belong? We have some serious questions for these awful airline passengers.
15. She Got Cold, So She Put A Plastic Bag On Her Head For Warmth
You have probably heard of "survival of the fittest," and we can almost guarantee that this woman will be one of the people who won't survive. Everyone knows that you should never put a plastic bag over your head because you can suffocate. Maybe she didn't get that memo.
We wonder if anyone came up to her to take the bag off in fear that she would suffocate. It's kind of creepy because she almost looks like a dead body. Someone should save her before she hurts herself.
16. When You Decided To Pack At The Check-In Area
These people must have done a lot of shopping while they were vacationing because they had to unpack and repack so that their bags weren't overweight. However, they decided to do this at the check-in gate, and their stuff was spread out all over the floor for everyone to see.
While we have all had the fear that our bags will be overweight and we will have to repack at the gate, these people took it to the extreme. It looks like their bags exploded because the people tried to cram their entire wardrobes into these suitcases.
17. Parenting On An Airplane Is Hard
No one said parenting was easy, especially when you want to travel and you have to keep your kids under control during a long flight. However, it looks like these parents fell asleep and forgot to lock up the markers while their children stayed awake.
We bet the airline charged them a cleaning fee because we have never seen anything like this before. How did they manage to do so much damage without a flight attendant walking by and seeing this? It's not their job to parent other people's children, but they could have woken up the parents.
18. This Man Was Done With His Food, So Threw It In The Aisle
After finishing his meal, this man decided to dump his food in the aisle because he didn't want to keep it on his tray table. Instead of waiting a few minutes until the flight attendants came to take his trash, he rudely created more work for them.
We can imagine this is the kind of person that litters and expects other people to clean up after him at home. He is just reading a book, so waiting for the trash to be collected wouldn't have affected this. People like this should be banned from flying.
19. Someone Has A Strong Sense Of Entitlement
There is usually limited space in the overhead compartments, and people end up having to put their bags in compartments far away from their seats which makes the deplaning process even longer. Whoever left this hat and pair of shoes obviously has a strong sense of entitlement that they should have checked with the rest of their baggage.
Unless the plane is pretty empty, this is just ridiculous. It looks like they were trying to get the perfect Instagram picture to make it seem like they are flying on a private jet when in reality, they are sitting in a cramped seat in economy class.
20. This Is Not A Coat Rack, It's A Seat
Most problems in the world happen because people don't think about how their actions affect others. This woman hanging her jacket on the back of her plane seat is the perfect example of that because it covers the person's screen.
If she had just thought about it for a moment, she would have remembered that the back of her seat is used by the person sitting behind her. If we were the person behind her, we would "accidentally" get food on her jacket because it is covering half the tray table.
21. No Headphones, No Problem
Watching videos on your phone is a good way to pass the time during a flight, but people usually wear headphones to watch and not disturb other passengers. However, this person must have forgotten that other people were around because he decided to watch his movie out loud.
This guy watched his movie at full volume for hours and didn't seem concerned about the people around him trying to rest. Instead of watching an action movie, he should find a video about politeness and manners in public.
22. The Airplane Turned Into A Nail Salon For This Passenger
There is nothing more disgusting (besides smelly feet) than someone clipping their nails on a plane. We don't know how this man got a nail clipper through security, but he decided to flaunt that by turning his seat into a nail salon.
Clipping your nails is something people should never do in public. Besides the annoying clipping sounds, people probably wondered where his nail clippings were flying. We have even heard that some people leave their nail clipping in the seat pocket for someone else to find. Disgusting.
23. Who Let Thanksgiving Dinner On The Plane?!
There have been more crackdowns on what qualifies as an emotional support animal because people pull stunts like this. Unfortunately, someone got the paperwork filed for their turkey to be an emotional support animal, and the rest of the passengers had to put up with it.
Can you imagine trying to get some rest when there is a turkey gobbling behind you? As someone who is irrationally afraid of any bird, we would ask to change our seat because we would think the turkey is going to attack us at any moment,
24. Does She Need Her Own Seat?
We wonder what kind of wild activities this man got up to on his vacation as he is coming back with a blowup doll that he had to carry on the plane. The man is looking at her like, "what are you going to do? Report me?" That must have made for quite an interesting flight.
In the event of a water landing, the man can use his doll as a flotation device. When the girl posted the photo, she was flying home to see her mom for Mother's Day, and it was the complete opposite of what she thought her flight would be.
25. This Man Decided To Heat His Pizza On The Plane
Have you ever brought your own food on a plane? We have brought snacks and candy, but we have never brought full-on meals. This person brought leftover pizza and decided to try to heat it up with the overhead lights. We wonder how long he held it up before he realized the light wasn't doing anything.
People will do anything for pizza, and this is proof of that. If the hair vents were open, they were probably making his pizza even colder than it was to begin with, and the whole plane started to smell like pizza. At least it is plain and doesn't have any smelly toppings like anchovies.
26. Yes, Sir... Everyone Wants To Breathe In Your Smelly Shoe Air
Unlike the other people airing out their feet, this man decided to air out his sweaty shoes using the air vent. After he did this, the whole plane started to smell like sweaty feet, and people started to get nauseous.
Why would anyone think this is socially acceptable when everyone else has to suffer just so their shoes will be slightly drier until they put them on again? Sir, please learn how to act in public or don't bother buying another plane ticket.
27. Manspreading Taken To A New Level
We have seen people manspreading on busses, subways, and trains, and now they are doing it in planes too. This man couldn't resist taking up as much space as possible. He isn't just taking up leg space, but he also put his arm beyond the shared armrest.
He must be seriously dedicated to his craft to be this bold about taking up his neighbor's seat. Wouldn't you be uncomfortable if you were the woman sitting next to him? We feel bad that she had to spend an entire flight next to this man.
28. Some People Can't Resist Popping A Zit
At first, we thought this woman was changing her contacts, but we see that she is actually trying to pop a pimple upon closer inspection. We understand pimples can make people feel self-conscious, but there is a time and place for everything, and this isn't it.
Most people would say that she shouldn't be doing it because it could damage her skin, and we think she shouldn't do it because no one wants to look at that. So for the sake of your skin and the sake of others, please put the mirror away.
29. Keep Your Hands And Feet Inside Your Row
If you have ever traveled with a child, you know how hard it can be to make sure they aren't bothering other people. However, when a child finds a way to keep themselves entertained, the parents usually let it happen so they can relax for a few minutes.
While his parents were trying to relax, this little boy decided to bother the person sitting behind him. While getting comfortable, the man suddenly felt someone's hand on his leg and looked down to see a child's hand sticking out from between the seats—what a way to spend a five-hour flight.
30. At Least His Breath Won't Smell
Everyone knows how important dental hygiene is, and it's commendable how committed this man is to keeping his teeth clean. However, does he need to brush his teeth while sitting in his seat? What will he do when he needs to spit and rinse?
We understand that airplane bathrooms are cramped and pretty gross, but if everyone else can brush their teeth privately, so can he. We can only hope that this man didn't floss in front of everyone as well.
31. Did Someone Lose Their Pants?
While passengers are usually inconsiderate towards other passengers, it is even worse when they are rude to the flight staff. Instead of realizing that this seat is meant for a flight attendant, this person decided to use it as a place for their pants.
We don't know what happened to cause this man to take off his pants in the first place, but there isn't a good enough reason for him to use the jump seat as his drying rack.
32. Must. Have. Bag. Now.
When you get to baggage claim, some people are beyond impatient. People think that the closer they stand to the baggage carousel, the faster their suitcase will come out. Those people make it harder for everyone else to get their luggage.
We don't know what this man is trying to accomplish, but he is not getting his luggage any quicker by holding the curtain open. If anything, he will set off a sensor and delay the rest of the luggage from coming off the plane.
33. The Last Person We Want To Sit Next To
There is nothing more annoying than hearing someone chomping down on a loud snack while you are trying to get some sleep. Couple that with having to watch this boy get Cheetos dust everywhere, and you will probably have a bad plane ride.
People should know better than to let their kids have smelly and messy snacks on a plane. Also, his open mouth chewing makes for even more annoying sounds that people shouldn't have to hear.
34. One Tray Table Wasn't Enough
We have never seen anyone more selfish on an airplane than this man. He needed to check emails on his laptop, but wanted to watch TV on his iPad at the same time, so he decided to use two tray tables without thinking about how that would affect the person next to him.
We bet he didn't ask for permission before moving his tablet onto their tray table. He concluded that the person next to him wouldn't notice if he just slid his tablet (and another laptop used as a holder) onto the corner of their tray table.
35. "Hey, That's My Food!"
Have you ever eaten a meal on a plane, and someone in front of you tries to steal food off your tray? We are going to guess that this probably hasn't happened to most people, but based on this person's experience, we hope it doesn't happen to anyone else.
While they were trying to enjoy their meal, they noticed a tiny hand reaching through the crack to steal some food from the plate. They knew the hand belonged to a child, so they wondered what they could do to stop them from stealing without slapping their hand away.
36. Apparently, The Plane Is Doubling As A Closet
Have you ever been on a plane where someone leaves their clothes out to dry? We haven't, and this is not the norm. Everyone sitting around these people has to deal with different clothes that don't belong to them, and it is not very sanitary.
Maybe the person's dryer stopped working right before their flight, but they needed to bring these clothes with them. It's also possible that they wanted people to know their fashion sense. Which would you prefer?
37. Did It Snow Inside The Plane?
Have you ever wondered why it takes so long for the plane to be ready after the previous flight deplanes? This picture might give you some insight into why it takes so long to turn over the cabins. It looks like there was a snowstorm in this person's seat, and it might take a while to clean up.
We feel bad for the flight attendant that had to clean this up because they probably didn't know what they were touching. It seems like passengers forget that someone has to clean up after them, so they just make a mess and leave it behind.
38. That Doesn't Seem Comfortable
Airplanes can get pretty cold, and sometimes the free blankets don't keep you warm enough. People are always trying to find better ways to keep themselves cozy, but we have never seen anyone try this trick.
This woman engulfed herself in her sweatshirt and used sunglasses to keep it secure. This method also blocks out any potential light, so if you are trying to get some sleep, be sure to do this next time you fly.
39. Cello, Nice To Meet You
Some items are too large to store in overhead compartments and too fragile to put under the plane, like this cello. This person purchased a whole seat for their instrument, and the best thing about it is that it won't smell bad or make any noise during the flight.
If we were seated next to this person and their cello, we would ask that they at least play one song. Hopefully, the cello was secured and didn't fall on anyone during turbulence.
40. "I Don't Know This Woman"
This woman had the bright idea of hitting up the airport bar before boarding her flight, and unfortunately, it didn't end well for her seat neighbor. The flight was delayed, so she wanted to kill time, but she knocked back too many drinks.
This man has no idea who this woman is, but he is too nice to move her head. Maybe it will be like a movie, and they will fall in love and tell this story to their children. We can't see a wedding ring, so it might be a match made in drunk heaven.
41. "What You Lookin At?"
When we sit down on a plane, the first people we look out for are the families with babies. Although babies are adorable, we do not want to be near them on a plane because they could potentially scream and cry until they are blue in the face.
If it is a long flight, people want to sleep, and the last thing they want to deal with is a baby screaming in their ears. When this person sat down, they noticed the baby and proceeded to have a staredown with her. It looks like she is thinking, "I'm going to make this the worst flight of your life."