AR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 6203 posts, RR: 30 Posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 5138 times:
On this topic I'd like to hear how fellow passengers have had to deal with another rude or inconsiderate passenger, i.e. one who keeps kicking the back of your seat, or something like that. What do you do? I've been on that situation and I'd like to hear how my friends here at a.net have dealt with something similar.
7574EVER From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 478 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 5119 times:
I enjoyed how Arnold (I'm not even going to attempt to spell his last name but you all know who I'm talking about) dealt with the kid who was kicking his seat in the movie "kindergarten Cop". "Hey kid...Come over here......If you don't stop kicking the back of my seat, dis is what I'm gunna do to you." Then he breaks a pencil in two with his thumb and the kid looked like he had just wet his pants.
Right rudder....Right rudder...Come on, more right rudder....Right rudder......Aw forget it, I quit!!
Tiger119 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1919 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 5097 times:
If it is a talkative person sitting next to me and I just want to sit and relax, I usually just ignore the person. If it was a kid kicking the back of my seat, I would first ask the parent to be a parent. If that did not work, I would TELL the parent to be a parent. And if that didn't work, I would talk to a flight attendant (the next time one came down the aisle, I wouldn't call one for that).
Flying is the second greatest thrill known to mankind, landing is the first!
Skydrol From Canada, joined Oct 2003, 970 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5077 times:
There were four of us traveling on a Dash 8 on the way back to university after the holidays. We were seated across one of the 2 - 2 rows.
This obnoxious, big shot, stuffed-shirt businessman seated in the left aisle seat one row in front of us started giving the lone F/A a hard time as soon as we reached cruise altitude. He insisted alcoholic drinks should be provided free and when they were not, started cussing the F/A and the airline. She turned away from him and walked forward to the galley, but before she came back from the galley with the next tray of drinks, this guy put his feet on the armrest of the seat across the aisle to block her path and demanded free booze. She declined again and he moved his legs and let her pass, still cussing her. She did a good job igoring this and walked forward to the galley again. Then the guy shouted out "Waitress!! Where's my drink??" and put he feet on the armrest across the aisle again. Everyone aboard was looking at this guy now.
At this point one of my classmates, Keith said "This guy is really starting to make me mad." and he stood up and walked over to Mr. Big Shot. The other three of us got up and stood beside Keith. Keith is 6FT4, 240LBS, but the rest of us are 6FT, 200LBS anyway. Keith could not stand straight due to the low ceiling in the Dash 8 and the back of his head was against the ceiling when he leaned over Mr. Big Shot. All Keith said is "If you don't stop it, I'm gonna kick the shit out of you right here and now."
The guy took his feet of the armrest and didn't say a word for the rest of the flight. I'm sure the F/A must have wondered why he suddenly stopped acting like a complete idiot.
I still think a mid-air brawl would have been a more interesting outcome!
LMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2565 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5042 times:
Good job Skydrol. But I hardly think a mid-air brawl would have solved anything. If the Big shot asked for it you give it to him that's for sure. But thank God it did not go that far. Not on a Dash 8 !!
AlekToronto From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 328 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4795 times:
Well I can imagine that in the States with all the alerts and fear all you would have to do it whisper to the flight attendant that you heard the offender talking to his friend about a bomb and I am sure that as soon as the plane lands the offender party will have a nice welcoming party awaiting him/her.
Dasheighty From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 311 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4783 times:
It was around Christmas and I was traveling from MCO-EWR and this little kid kept kicking the back of my seat. and the parents told the kid whose name was michael (they only shouted his name 14 times) to stop, which wasent helping. Not wanting to scream at the top of my lungs for him to stop. I quickly pulled out the phone that was in the seat back and turned around and faced him.
"Mikey." I said "Iv'e got Santa on the phone and he wants to know if your being a ggod boy and not kicking the back of other passengers seats....What do I tell him?"
Kid never kicked the back of my seat for the rest of the trip.
Acho From Mexico, joined Jan 2004, 339 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4365 times:
I recently flew Iberia on MEX-MAD(A340). A 10hr flight with Iberia's service is beforhand terrible with rude flight attendants. Behind me sat two french girls. I could smell their stench most of the flight. A bit past midflight I was trying to get some sleep, when I finally went to sleep I was woken up by the french b@%$#! who were wrestling and shouting and kicking my seat constalty. I turned around and and just asked them to stop. After several times I turned around and said, 0hhh so this is why so many people hate the french. They stoped for the rest of the flight
Sevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 4318 times:
leave it to the cabin crew, thats what they are paid, and insured to do. If things turn nasty you could be held responsibe for breaking the peace, and If you/other person is injured, you may be liable.
Mog From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4193 times:
Last night, BOM-DEL on S2, the gent in the middle seat next to my aisle kept trying to read my book, peer into the palmtop screen and kept getting up to go to the loo. It was like he had a rubber neck stuck on rollerball feet.
I finally asked him to autograph the airline magazine.
But by and large, one tries to be as un-aggressive as possible while flying.