Regular readers probably think my biggest single pet peeve about flying is bare feet on the bulkhead.
However if there’s one thing that actually frustrates me about passengers on a weekly basis it’s people who climb over you or expect you to climb over them.
- If you’re seated in the window seat, and your seat opponent is on the aircraft first and in the aisle, and they do not get up to let you in. Instead they expect you to maneuver between them and the seat in front of them in order to reach your spot.
- Or you’re seated in the aisle. Your seatmate in the window wants to get up mid-flight. Instead of letting you know so you can put your belongings aside and get up into the aisle to make room, they just start climbing over you.
Why do people do this? I feel like this happens to me on about one out of four or one out of five flights. And it’s super awkward.
I can sort of understand (but not condone) creepy dudes who want to make attractive passengers climb over them, or who want to climb over attractive passengers. But I don’t even have a theory to explain why people would do this to me?