You Couldn’t Make These Passengers Up!
There are bound to be a number of annoying passengers on a plane during any given flight. Some like to take off their socks and show off their horrendous odors for everyone else to smell, while others will hang their long locks over their seat to give you a first-class view. Here are some photos showing some of the most annoying plane passengers in recent memory.
License to Fly
While only a select number of people in the world learn how to fly, most birds have the innate ability from the early stages of their life. For some strange reason though, passengers started to freak out when they saw this woman hanging out with her pet parrot during a flight home.
Surely enough, they got even more stressed out when, halfway through the flight, the parrot decided to escape the clutches of its owner to fly up and down the aisle.
What’s All That Jacket?
There are some passengers out there who have no sensitivity when it comes to where they can put their stuff. This woman completely ignored the fact that the man behind her had a screen he could watch TV on, just like the one she was using!
Nevertheless, she had the audacity to hang her jacket on her seat, even though the bulk of it covered half of the other passenger’s screen. Next time, just put it on your lap, please.
Some people just don’t have enough space during the flight and take it upon themselves to invade the space of passengers sitting next to them. Take this guy, for example, who had way too much on his plate during his flight.
It seems like one laptop simply wasn’t enough for him. He needed one for work purposes and an iPad to watch the western comedy classic Blazing Saddles. Everything would have been fine had he asked to use this person’s fold-out table in advance…
Bored to Death
If you don’t have games to play, a book to read, a film to watch or some music to listen to, a flight can be one of the most mind-numbingly boring experiences. However, this young lady was able to find entertainment in the most unexpected places.
The passenger sitting next to her wasn’t interested in trying to keep himself entertained and simply kicked back for some shut-eye. Yet she couldn’t help herself and took a selfie with him!
The harsh reality is that you can’t avoid who you share a flight with. While we can choose our friends in the outside world, you are bound to encounter a wide variety of individuals that you wouldn’t usually associate with. However, these encounters can sometimes be a bit too close for comfort.
This person never knew someone who had dreadlocks and was fascinated upon first glance. But things got awkward fairly quickly and he was left with no other choice but to expose him…
The Odd Couple
The longer you are with someone, the more used you get to their strange habits and peculiar behavior. This couple is a prime example and proves that no matter where they are, they are completely comfortable being next to one another, warts and all.
While the husband is able to fall asleep in a conventional position, the only way the wife can get comfortable while sleeping is by kicking her feet up in the air. Now that’s a match made in heaven, literally.
That’s Not For-Hair
So you’ve just got comfortable. You’re ready for that long haul flight and you’ve got that movie ready to watch when the coast is clear to use electric appliances. But then, someone with long hair comes along and plants their locks over the back of their seat.
Music to Our Ears
This guy took his huge cello on the plane and whenever the flight attendants passed by, they couldn’t help but ask if that was necessary. However, the passenger had bought two seats, one for himself and one for the cello. To be fair, this person might actually be within their rights to do this.
At the end of the day, there have been many stories of airlines mishandling people’s musical instruments and setting them back a small fortune. This solves that problem.
Before His Dentist Appointment
Brushing one’s teeth seems like an activity that wouldn’t annoy others. At the end of the day, everyone is expected to brush twice a day in order to keep their dentures nice and white.
There is a chance that this guy boarded a plane very early in the morning and simply didn’t have time to brush his teeth until he was up in the air. At any rate, some passengers were annoyed by this. Despite their best efforts to tell him to stop, the guy kept brushing away.
Exercising His Right to Exercise
While there are many kinds of leisure that one can enjoy partaking during a flight, we never thought that there would be facilities or even room on a plane to perform any serious kind of exercise. And yet, this guy managed to find some space on the plane where he could do some press-ups.
The only problem with that it is at the front of the plane where the cabin crew performs a lot of their duties. Surely you could just wait until you’re on land…
So Fresh, So Annoying
It’s simply reality – many people build up bad odors in their shoes. Sweat builds up and subsequentially, bad smells will follow. This passenger is totally aware of this and at the best of times, he can’t stand the smell of his own shoes. In fact, he can smell it while he’s wearing them.
As a result, he thought of an ingenious method to alleviate this problem while he was on a plane. He simply used his personal air conditioner to blow out the odors…
There are certain things you can do on a plane when it comes to “body maintenance.” However, cutting your toenails isn’t one of them. Doing this in public was never acceptable, so why would one think that it is OK all of a sudden to do it in a confined space – on a plane?
Not only is it annoying for the passenger sitting next to you, but it is also frustrating for the people who have to clean it up after you have left the plane.
Passengers have been known to display all kinds of erratic behavior when it comes to the exit doors on planes. Some desperately want to be reassured that there is no way that any doors on the vehicle can be opened during flight, which is perfectly justified.
There are some airlines out there that provide passengers with the opportunity to play a variety of games for a variety of ages. Kids are more inclined to play more child-friendly games such as Tetris and Shoots and Ladders.
But for the adults out there, card games are the way to go while sitting out a five-hour-long flight. Of course, most normal people play card games, or any computer game, for that matter, with their hands – not their feet…
Just Doing Some Laundry
It is perfectly normal to see passengers on a plane do some makeshift stuff with their clothes. They might use a sweater as a pillow, or a jacket as a blanket. Never in our lives though have we seen a passenger take out their wet laundry on a plane and hang it out to dry.
And yet, that’s exactly what this person did. Not only did they hang up a green shirt, but they also put their underwear on top of a seat!
The Game’s Afoot
Seeing someone else’s feet while on a plane is bad enough. To see that person’s feet stretch out into your personal space is also pretty bad. But for that person’s feet to be dirty and most likely, stinky, it should be an arrestable offense.
It looks as if this person hasn’t washed their feet in years and now they have the audacity to share their foulness with other passengers? This guy should be sent straight to smelly feet prison, for sure.
World Turned Upside Down
How on earth did this person manage to do a 180 and have their feet face up toward the heavens? Whatever the case might be, there is no denying that what this guy was doing was bound to annoy a number of passengers on this flight.
Do people really need to sleep like this in order to get comfortable? When was the last time that you slept in this position at home? Just sleep while sitting like every other normal person and we won’t have to share these photos ever again!
Some passengers get way too comfortable when they are on a flight. While some like to put up their feet, kick back and express new levels of casual behavior that they wouldn’t even display at home, some like to abuse the baggage compartment to their own advantage.
In theory, these storage facilities should be able to take in a handful of bags, this person had the audacity to use it in a very different way. She used it as her own personal plane closet.
The Not-So-Hidden Fortress
The scenario in this photo seems to demonstrate the opposite effect of all the others. While many of the other passengers on this list are annoying those around them, it seems like everyone on this flight is annoying the man in this photo. He is the one who is being annoyed.
As a result, he decided to make this makeshift fortress that would shelter him from all sorts of distractions such as crying babies and people sticking their feet up in the air.
Playing No Games
In theory, we’d like to think that we all keep that playful side and are able to open up to kids who just want to play. This kid was more than happy to show off their squeaky toy to a complete stranger while on a flight. We can’t imagine this passenger being that responsive to the playful gesture.
However, he must have found it amusing enough to take a photo of it and share it on social media. At any rate, it’s a funny image.
An Appetite for Frustration
There is absolutely no crime in eating on a plane. Whether it is a light snack or a full-on meal, most people will probably consume something when they are up in the air. This woman is no exception, with her own exquisite dinner provided by the airline.
However, what many other passengers might be uncomfortable about is the fact that she is eating with her feet up in the air. Moreover, she is eating barefoot, and in certain cultures, that is unacceptable.
Hands On Approach
A lot of these photos show how annoying certain passengers can be by sticking their feet in a variety of places when they should not be.
Of course, some people can also be as annoying when they hang their long locks behind them for the passenger behind to see. Then there are those individuals who find the need to put their hands in the most unexpected places. Take this person, for example, who has no boundaries whatsoever.
You Shall Not Pass!
There are plenty of annoying passengers out there who will make the most of the empty seats next to them and decide to lie down. There’s nothing technically illegal about it. If no one else is supposed to sit there, it’s all yours.
However, it is forbidden to stick your legs out in a way that obstructs people from passing through down the aisle. Unfortunately, this trick doesn’t really work if you are above a certain height.
What fully grown human lies down in the middle of the aisle of a plane and has nap time with his teddy? No one, that’s who – except for maybe this guy.
This artist by the name of Michael actually took a bunch of photos of himself imitating a variety of annoying plane passengers. So, unlike all of the other photos on this list, this one is completely staged. However, you’d be forgiven if you mistook it for one of the real ones.
Lean Back Means Payback
Most plane seats have the option of tilting back so far that you threaten to invade the space of the passenger sitting behind you. But who would really do that? Apparently, this woman would.
Credit to the victim, he ended up using the back of her seat as some sort of forehead rest. But still, this must’ve been very annoying for him. “If you lean your seat back this far on flights then f*** you,” the person wrote in the caption.
What a Blonderful Flight
As previously established, there are many annoying passengers out there who will wave their hair over the back of their seat for the passenger behind them to be stuck with.
Do you know what’s worse though? When that passenger leaves you with no choice but to open up a book and start reading. Sure, we take those 300-page behemoths on the flight with us but only as a last resort. Well, ladies and gentlemen, here it is…
Someone Should Shoe This Guy
There have already been plenty of photos in this article of people sticking their feet into the front passenger seat while on a flight. You could say this person isn’t as annoying because there’s no one in front of him.
Therefore, the coast is clear. Right? Right? Wrong! This guy still managed to get busted by a sneaky photographer and now, this embarrassing photo of him is all over the internet. Serves him right for being so relaxed.
A Time & a Place
Cutting our fingernails is something we need to do every once in a while. It might not be the most pleasant pastime to participate in.
It is just one of those things that is necessary to do from time to time. However, did this person really think that the most appropriate time to pull out the nail clippers would be on a plane, surrounded by people? Everyone knows how those nail pieces can fly in all sorts of directions…
If there are any passengers out there who are hyper-senstive when it comes to weird smells and odors, then it’s the kids on a plane.
Kids can smell all sorts of things from a mile away, especially if they are stuck on a plane with over a hundred other passengers. However, when someone has the audacity of shoving their socky foot in your face, you’re going to react unfavorably to it – especially if you are a child. This kid was no exception.
What Are You Trying to Pull?
You would think that kids would know better than to pull the hair of someone sitting in front of them on a plane.
However, it seems like these two siblings had never seen dreadlocks before and didn’t even realize that they were hair. Upon first glance, they assumed that they were sort of toy that they could pull and who knows? Maybe it would make a noise. Of course, the man who sported the dreads did make a noise afterward.
Here Come’s Annoying Man
Who thought that they would end up on the same flight as Peter Parker himself, Spider-Man? We’d be surprised if anyone on this flight was actually convinced that the man inside this costume was actually the man who shoots webs from his hands.
This guy is obviously just trying to get attention. Either that or he is currently celebrating Halloween while up in the air. At least these passengers can feel at ease knowing that Spidey will save the day…
Planes & Recreation
Sometimes, it might be the person taking the photo who is being the annoying one. Take this person for example, who was starstruck when they realized that they were sitting directly to comedian/actor Nick Offerman.
However, the photographer was in store for a disappointed when they realized that the star of Parks and Recreation was just like his character, Ron Swanson, in real life. By that, we mean he was just as dismissive and not in the mood to talk.
Up, Close & Personal
Sure, passengers on planes often get rudely woken up by people sticking their feet where it doesn’t belong, usually from behind them.
However, this guy had to experience a more intimate scenario where the passenger sitting next to them decided to take their socks and shoes off right. Not only did he get a front seat view, literally, but he also got a good whiff of what he was packing inside. He had no choice but to expose him with a selfie.
An Accident Waiting to Happen
We are bound to end up being on the same plane with some people who have experienced some sort of accident. Maybe there are multiple passengers at any given time on the same plane who are nursing some painful injuries.
However, even those people are obligated to make things as easy for their fellow passengers as possible. We are sure that this poor guy could have concealed his broken ankle for everyone else to see and smell. But no, the patient comes first, apparently.
Well This Is Awkward
Showing public displays of affection on a plane is one thing, but to break up with your partner in front of all the passengers is something else entirely.
This guy thought it would make perfect sense to call the quits with his soon-to-be-ex girlfriend while a mile up in the sky. He didn’t take into account though that he’d need to sit through her sobbing for the next five hours, with everyone else having to listen too.
Underwear? More Like Overwear
This might be one of the most worrying photos on this entire list. While we can forgive jackets and scarfs being hung over seats, underwear is simply unacceptable. Who thought it would be a good idea to display your boxers in public for all of the passengers around you to see?
All we can wonder after seeing this photo is the following: what is the passenger wearing at this moment in time? We just hope they brought an extra pair.
Looks Are Everything
Let’s be real here – having someone’s feet stick out from the seat behind you is never a pleasant experience. However, there is something to say for the type of feet that show up out of nowhere. If the feet in question were well-kept and shining like a pair of diamonds, then it might be a little easier to forgive.
However, when you have rotten toenails and smelly feet just inches away from your nose, a full exposure via social media is simply inevitable.
Spiders On a Plane!
Ever watched the movie Snakes On a Plane? Well, this easily could have been the sequel to that devastating action movie. What makes this photo so terrifying though is that it was not even from a Hollywood blockbuster. It was from real life!
What was this guy thinking to let this arachnid out of its jar? At this stage, we would much prefer sharing a plane with Samuel L. Jackson and a barrel full of snakes. That’s much more appealing…
Now That’s Potty
While we might associate the word “potty” with the plastic toilet that toddlers will use, the British also use the word as an adjective. It’s basically used to describe someone who is acting irrationally.
You could go as far as to say that this person was acting potty by placing a potty seat in the corner of the plane during a flight. Whoever thought that this would be a fair thing to do, especially when passengers have to smell whatever ends up in it?!
Sitting behind someone who is rude enough to hang their hair over the seat like this is bad enough. And we have already shown an example of someone doing this earlier on in the article. However, we couldn’t help but include this photo of the same situation
What makes this image even more epic though is the person’s reaction. We can’t exactly tell whether or not it’s a genuine reaction. Either way, we’re sure that he wasn’t entirely comfortable with it.
Just Getting a Sneak Beak
We know that people get excited when Thanksgiving comes along and everyone is rushing back to their homes to carve up some turkey. Never in our lives though have we actually seen someone take a living member of the poultry family aboard a plane.
This person got the fright of their lives when a turkey sprung up from nowhere and started to give them hell. Some passengers haven’t heard of a cargo hold. That’s where many animals are supposed to go!
Zit or Miss
It’s perfectly acceptable to maintain your facial skincare and ensure that you don’t have any outstanding blemishes. Who hasn’t gone to town on some nasty zit that doesn’t want to go away?
With that said, there is no denying that there is a time and place for this, by all accounts, gross practice. To be honest, you can pop your zits whenever you please, as long as they are in private. This woman couldn’t help herself while on the plane.
That’s Not My Bag, Baby
In this day and age, where germs can spread so easily, especially on planes, people take crazy measures to close themselves off from others. Some people wear masks, but some will cover themselves in a plastic bag.
We have no idea whether or not this person is still alive or if a gangster brought this body on the plane in a bag. We’ll let you decide what the outcome was! At any rate, it looks like something out of a mafia movie.
You’ll have to excuse us but we’re finding it very hard to believe that this person’s legs require that much space. We have no doubt that this individual can stay within the constraints of their own seat, and they’ll be just fine.
If they’re really so convinced that their body requires two seats’ worth of leg room, they can purchase two flight tickets and manspread as much as they want. In fact, they can purchase the whole row if they feel that constricted by just one seat!
A Personal Drying Rack
This guy seems to believe that the plane window is serving as a personal drying rack, just for him and his socks. We’re not even sure how his socks got to a point in which they needed to be aired out so urgently, and we don’t want to know!
So not only is this man blocking everyone’s view out the window but he’s also stinking up the plane. Maybe public transportation just isn’t for him?
This guy was playing a video game on his phone, full volume, without headphones, for six whole hours! The fact that his phone is still intact speaks volumes to the patience of his fellow passengers. Even if he forgot to pack his headphones, he could’ve simply purchased some at the airport or even on the plane itself.
Worst comes to absolute worst, if there was no way to obtain headphones, he should’ve either turned the sound off or done something else, altogether. There’s really no excuse for being this inconsiderate!
A Grown Man’s Temper Tantrum
Traveling can be incredibly stressful and will often bring out the worst in people. This guy, clearly, let the emotions of traveling get the best of him as he threw a temper tantrum despite being a grown man.
Apparently, he refused to sit down because the business class only had apple juice when he wanted orange juice. Well, that’s one way to make your feelings known. Something tells us that he still didn’t get that orange juice, though.
Make Yourself at Home
This guy is, seriously, just way too comfortable! To be fair, the whole row is obviously empty so the fact that he’s lying down isn’t such a big deal. The real issue here is the direction in which he’s decided to rest.
His rear end, and his shoes, are facing the aisle for everyone to see. If he had just turned around, so that the less aesthetic parts of himself were facing the wall, that would’ve been acceptable.
That’s Not a Diaper Holder…
This individual needed to dispose of their child’s soiled diaper and for some unfathomable reason, they’ve decided to put it in a cup people drink out of. We find it pretty hard to believe that they couldn’t find a single trash can on the whole plane.
Even if not, why a cup of all possible places?! Sure, the airline washes those cups before the next flight but we wouldn’t want to drink out of it, anyway. Would you?
Showing Off Their Pedicures
It seems pretty clear that these girls really wanted to show off their pedicures. Or maybe they got new shoes and wanted the entire plane to notice? Whatever it is, this is just beyond rude!
While we appreciate that these women’s feet are well cared for, that’s still no excuse to subject everyone to seeing them throughout the entirety of the plane ride. This just goes to show that money can buy a pedicure but it can’t buy class.
A Sticky Situation
Of all the things to dispose of, gum is one of the easiest because it’s so small. Really, you could just put your chewed-up gum into a napkin. Or, you can even spit it out directly into the trash. You can even swallow your gum if you don’t see a proper place to get rid of it.
What you shouldn’t do, though, is leave it out on an armrest for someone to accidentally put their hand on. This is just beyond gross, inconsiderate, and unsanitary.
An Unattended Tot
We get it, sometimes parents just need a break. Even the best moms and dads need a moment to themselves every now and then. However, a flight on a public plane is not really the time or place to leave one’s child and go off on your own.
Not only is that dangerous for the kid but it’s also unbelievably annoying for the other passengers. Maybe these people weren’t ready to be parents and travelers, simultaneously.
Something’s Fishy Here…
We’re all for being economic and taking your own snacks onto a flight, rather than purchasing the pricey in-flight food. That being said, there are certain social rules involved when bringing one’s own food anywhere.
Truthfully, an entire seafood platter isn’t really appropriate to bring to any public place – especially not a plane. We can’t even imagine how much that stunk up the plane but that guy holding his nose is giving us a pretty good idea…
Changing a Diaper
Changing a diaper is never particularly convenient, especially when in public, it can become quite a hassle to find an appropriate place to deal with it. Really though, this woman should’ve known that the aisle of the plane just wasn’t the place to change her child’s diaper.
She does know that planes have bathrooms, right? We’re pretty sure that experience was just as unpleasant for that poor kid as it was for all the passengers!
We’re very happy for this couple that they’re so in love with each other but perhaps the entire plane doesn’t need a front-row seat to that love? Public displays of affection are fine when kept to hand-holding and light kissing but these two seem well on their way to joining the mile-high club!
At the very least, they can go to the bathroom to do their business. You do you, lovebirds, but maybe in private next time?
This traveler seems confused as to what personal space is included in their airline ticket as opposed to public space / the plane’s aisle. They’ve strewn their belongings all over the aisle as if it’s their living room!
Not only is this incredibly rude but it’s also dangerous as someone could easily trip over this person’s stuff. If we were the flight attendants, we’d tell this passenger that their belongings can go under their seat or out the window. Their choice.
Finding clothes that are comfortable to travel in can be tricky, especially for longer flights. As tempting as it is to just drop one’s pants in the name of comfort, it’s still important to remember that other people didn’t agree to see that type of show.
While one’s comfort is important, the comfort of this guy’s fellow passengers is important too. Maybe the next time he wants to stand up on a plane, he should just make sure that he’s fully clothed and ready to be seen.
Spreading the Love
We assume that these two people knew each other before this flight, as the guy looks perfectly comfortable with the girl leaning on him. The guy on her other side, however, appears to be an unwilling participant in this couple’s love story.
It seems that this woman got a little too comfortable and mistakenly thought that she can cuddle her boyfriend, on a plane, the same way she does at home. That poor guy on her right looks like the definition of a third wheel!
This One Made Us Chuckle
Flights can be traumatic experiences for passengers at the best of times. Some people just can’t handle long-distance flights, or any flight, for that matter. But what happens when you encounter a passenger who is carrying the doll Chuckie from the Child’s Play film series.
If you’ve seen these movies, you know exactly what Chuckie is capable of. If you see Chuckie on any future flights, make sure to stay awake and keep an eye on him at all times.
You Gotta Have Sole…
Whenever there is an empty seat on a plane, you just know that certain passengers are going to utilize that space to their benefit. Take this man, for example, who seemed to have a stressful time getting to his flight – so much so that not even he could stand the smell of his shoes.
As a result, he placed them on the seat next to him and even hung the soles over an armrest. Sure enough, the passenger two seats down from him was furious…
Get Off My Mommy!
On the first take, you might assume that these two are a happily married couple and the guy simply couldn’t keep his head up straight during his overnight flight sleep.
However, it turns out that the woman is the mother of the person taking the photo and the guy leaning on her shoulder is just a random passenger who was sitting next to her! Thankfully, mom saw the funny side of the situation and was more than happy to smile for the camera.
Tag, You’re It!
Some passengers just have no boundaries and usually, the younger the passenger is, the fewer boundaries they have! Take this little guy for example, who seriously thought that he could start a game of tag with an absolute stranger.
While this person wasn’t interested in getting up and running up and down the plane with this random kid, he did see the humor in taking a photo of the funny scenario and sharing it on his social media profile.
The amount of times that passengers on planes turn their heads to see a pair of unwanted feet creeping in from out of nowhere is way too many to count. While many people are ready to expose these mystery feet on social media with a photo, this guy went one step further.
Not only did the passenger post a photo of the feet in question, but he also shared a selfie of his facial expression, reacting to the horrific incident.