Unforgettable Airline Travel Horror Stories

We can’t pick our seatmates, even though it is the fastest and most convenient way to get from A to B. You may have to share a seat with a screaming infant or a man who is irate and wants to spread his misery. As you read these airline nightmares, both from the perspective of flight attendants and passengers, fasten your seatbelts to enjoy your flight.

Cross-Country Flight

Hearing aids are necessary for me because I suffer from severe hearing problems. Normally, when I fly I remove them for the safety inspection, then check out. I was returning from a work trip and had the worst seat in the plane. About 30 minutes after takeoff, a 20-year old man starts to have an EPIC meltdown.

He starts banging and pounding the seat in his front. Then he hit my tray with his leg, knocking away my hearing aids. He hits me in the face when I get up to grab them. This guy is six feet tall and a lot bigger than me. I’m only 5’3″ tall and weigh 100 pounds. He sent me to the ground.

After that, I was told, he had been restrained, the plane re-circulated, and he’d been escorted from the plane. The attendants and other passengers were very nice. They helped me locate my hearing aids. They let me lie down on two first-class chairs with an icepack over my face during the entire flight.