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How do you deal with Seat Hoggers on a Plane?

  1. Lady_E profile image78
    Lady_Eposted 6 years ago

    How do you deal with Seat Hoggers on a Plane?

    Sometimes, people get into your “space” on a plane. My friend said she opens her newspaper so wide and pretends to read it, to keep them at bay. Any more tips?

  2. peanutroaster profile image76
    peanutroasterposted 6 years ago

    Fat people should have to purchase a second ticket.  I can't stand people who can get up our of their seat without grabbing the back of your seat so your head is jerked back.

    And don't get me started with the obnoxious ones who read some tip somewhere about putting their carry on luggage in the front of the plane even when they are sitting in the back.

    Or they try to bring on a 70 pound carry on the size of a side of beef and to save $20 and then complain loudly when they are forced to check it.  Or the people who bring on some stinky take out food and smell the whole plane up.

    Or the ones who travel once a year and have to act so obnoxious like buying a ticket gives them all of these special rights to be a jerk.

    Once on a cross country trip I had a window seat next to an enormous, sweaty, smelly person who proceeded to fall asleep, lean on me and crush me into the side of the plane!  I was trapped for five hours.  I couldn't even use my arms.

  3. GClark profile image72
    GClarkposted 6 years ago

    Reading anything is a great idea but frankly, it doesn't help if the person next to you is so heavy that part of them overlaps on to you.  Similar situation has happened in theaters.  Have never been able to say anything because didn't want to hurt their feelings and what could they do anyway - buy two seats?  Will be interested to see if anyone else has had that as an issue.

  4. randslam profile image84
    randslamposted 6 years ago

    Instead of putting them "in" the plane...do what George Carlin use to talk about, "Put them 'ON' the plane."

    Well, that's my interpretation of a very old gag by a now passed genius of comedy.

  5. emichael profile image79
    emichaelposted 6 years ago

    Cough and sneeze and blow your nose till the person next to you thinks you have the plague or something.

    That aughta do it wink

    Seriously though, I've flown a lot and been fortunate enough to not really have to deal with that. Probably because I'm always traveling with someone I know. I can imagine that would be a pretty terrible situation, and I'm not really sure what you could realistically do about it hmm

  6. Dexter Yarbrough profile image82
    Dexter Yarbroughposted 6 years ago

    The idea of coughing and sneezing really seems to work. Having a mean face and grunting works as well!

  7. tirelesstraveler profile image83
    tirelesstravelerposted 6 years ago

    Keep getting up.  To avoid jet lag I hydrate well before a flight.  The results are you have to get up.  Seat Hoggers don't generally like to get up.

  8. Chad Claeyssen profile image79
    Chad Claeyssenposted 6 years ago

    I really don't have a tip, but just a comment. Reading these suggestions about coughing and sneezing makes me wonder if the guy who told me he had the swine flu just thought I was in his space. smile