I just returned to Cairo from a short trip Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Nothing too exciting, but the flight back was great.
A guy in the seat in front of me was a first time flier and scared shitless. He kept jumping off his seat and shouting things like “There is an oxygen shortage..I am suffocating…excuse me..is there is enough Oxygen in the plane? ARE YOU SURE?!!”. At one point he looked out a window and declared “The plane has stopped!! WE ARE NO LONGER FLYING!! WE HAVE STOPPED!!”. He finally hurled the contents of his stomach over the people seated in front of him.
The woman in the seat across the aisle from me kept checking the overhead baggage compartment every five minutes. I am not quiet sure if she was checking if her luggage is still in there or was hoping something else would magically materialize in the compartment. I think it was the 107th time she was opening the compartment lid when a plastic bag with something heavy inside went “klunk!” on the head of the poor guy ahead of her, then further obeyed gravity to where his food tray was located, spilling hot coffee on the passenger next to him. I actually laughed out loud when I saw that. I mean, you can’t possibly repeat this series of events if you tried to do it deliberately.
The couple in the seat behind me had a heated argument, loud enough for people all the way in first class to hear. The woman finally called a flight attendant and asked to change her seat.
Too bad it was only a two and a half hour flight. Its like when you’re watching a good movie and someone suddenly turns off the TV.
You see, now even if I ever get the chance to fly first class, I would still fly coach. Way better in-flight entertainment.