Having just arrived in MNL after a long trip from BGO via CPH and SIN yesterday, by far the most interesting occurence during the trip took place on the SIN - MNL leg where two passengers started arguing LOUDLY. Had it not been for the intervention of the professional SQ staff, the arguing could have gotten ugly as fists were being raised seconds before the staff separated the two. I do not know why the arguing began, but I understood that one of the passengers was seated directly in front of the other, so I can only speculate that it might have had something to do with the passenger in front reclining the seat at inappropriate times or something. Later in the flight I noticed the two passengers shaking hands, so at least the story had a happy ending.
Anyway, the whole situation was a bit scary. . .one is just not used to loud arguing on board a flight, and this is something I have only experienced once before. . .many years ago on a LH flight from OSL to FRA a group of Norwegians started arguing with a bunch of Pakistani-looking passengers directly across the isle from me. Again, had it not been for staff intervention, it could have gotten pretty bad.
Has anyone else experienced something similar, or situations perhaps even worse? It would certain be interesting to hear some stories from other anetters regarding the issue.