MP3 Leads To No ZZZ

September 13, 2009

in Passenger Stories

During spring break, I had a direct flight from Philadelphia to Austin that was about 3 hours long. The flight was full so the middle seat next to me had to be filled. My luck – I get the guy that thinks it’s okay to put his mp3 player on full blast so that it’s like sitting next to percussion/drum thumping car with the windows open! I spent nearly the entire flight with my fingers in my ears trying to get some sleep!!! What a jerk.

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saw September 14, 2009 at 2:31 am

Did you ask him to turn it down? Did you call a flight attendant? Believe it or not, over-loud headphones are considered a disturbance and a flight attendant WILL talk to a passenger about it. I've been in exactly your situation, but I managed to sleep because I spoke up.

If you don't speak up, and you just sit and take it, you've only yourself to blame.


Peter Fulton Foss September 15, 2009 at 5:35 pm

Look on the bright side………that idiot will be deaf in his middle years.

Though scant good it did you at the moment, eh?


saw September 16, 2009 at 3:36 am

Well… you can also hope he's an mp3-addict… the kind that gets himself killed at a crosswalk 'cause he's not looking and can't hear the car horns…


theblackdog September 16, 2009 at 12:19 pm

People like that guy are the reason I think I should buy stock in hearing aid companies.


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