Jamesvf84 From Switzerland, joined Sep 2003, 129 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 10 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4250 times:
Here is my question:
What can you do with a passenger that disturbs you throughout your trip?
I was on a trip back from DXB to ZRH flying Swiss, I had an Y class ticket. The plane was full so I and about 5 more other passengers were lucky enough to be upgraded ( I have Travelclub Sliver status).
Now the flight departed 02:00 DXB time and I had already seen the movies on the way day, not to mention that I was very pleased with the upgrade as I was really quite tired! The passenger next to me did not stop snoring the whole flight! When I mean snore I mean a really snore, you could hear him in the galley! It wasn't as if he was breathing heavily, I tried the ear plugs but I have never been able to get them properly to fit in my ears (maybe an ear defect on my behalf ). Also I got up a few times (I had a window seat) and purposely brushed past him to try and get him to move....he was sleeping like a rock!
I could not change seats as there were none. I felt like kicking him and God help him should he have asked if I slept well during the flight upon our arrival!
What would you have done, I mean I hear many stories from my F/A friends on how the most complaints they get from passengers are from upgraded pax, I simply did not want to bolster the ranks of those pax!
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 12832 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4072 times:
Unfortuntly snoring is something many people do when sleeping. For some, snoring can be a sign of sleeping problems (sleep apnena, etc). For many it is due to flaws in the mouth and is usually harmless except to the others are in earshot of them. Noise cancelling earphones, or foam earplugs probably are the best route for you to use in the future.
FlyingNanook From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 830 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3942 times:
This may sound rude, but if he was truly deeply asleep, you could always tilt his head to another angle. It probably wouldn't wake him and this usually will stop snoring. My family is a group of loud, window-rattling snorers (my mom likely has sleep apnea) and this always works on them.
NWOrientDC10 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1404 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3799 times:
Quoting Jamesvf84 (Thread starter): What would you have done, I mean I hear many stories from my F/A friends on how the most complaints they get from passengers are from upgraded pax, I simply did not want to bolster the ranks of those pax!
This is understandable, however, politely stating the situation to a f/a would probably not cause them to have a negative opinion of you. Your complaint was legitimate.
FA4UA From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 812 posts, RR: 21
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3762 times:
My preferred recipe: Ear plugs, noise reduction headsets over ear plugs, and two pills of Tylenol PM. Works everytime! If the guy can still overpower this then listening to relaxing music over the noise reduction headsets will better cancel him out.
Telling the FA's won't do anything. Frequently on long-haul flights, passengers complain to me about smelly neighbors, loud neighbors, screaming babies and generally there's nothing I can do except hear their complaint and empathize. If the cabin is full, the cabin is full.
The debate continues... Starwood or Hyatt... which is better
Chrisjdurber From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 126 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3460 times:
Had this experience myself, so accidentally fell str8 onto the bloke on the way back from the loos, (i hasten to add this was after 6 hours continual snoring, farting and belching, nose picking, scratching (him not me!!)) The bloke should have been in the hold!! Anyway fell on top of him the FA laughed as it was pretty blatent. He woke up, after 15mins when he started to doze off again I asked If i could borrow his sick bag as mine had been used as I though I was going to hurl!!
Worked! He was wide awake and very nervous for the last 3 hours!!