Seats Turn Round Bottoms Square

January 26, 2010

in Seat Stories

This is about NOT RECLINABLE seats. Should you have masochistic streaks, you can find them on the Cathay Pacific 747B-400 flights from Europe to Far East. They are something of a kind: a plastic shell 40 cm. wide, with some 3 cm. thick Styrofoam filled sliding cushions… Yes, sliding… the seat won’t recline, only the thin cushions slide 10 cm. onward… after 45 minutes, your previously rounded bottom starts getting incredibly square edges…

Add to this that, should you happen to ask for aisle and find yourself in the middle seat of three, with a fat Chinese lady to your right and her fat nephew to your left (I feel nice here, I won’t swap with you…), the only position you can put your arms are: 1) straight forward along your body, or: 2) crossed on your chest. Alternate every 10 minutes, for the next 12 hours. And this, thanks to the blessed economic recession, that gave my company the justification for suppressing the business treatment for us for the flights longer than three hours. And be informed that we have no transfer allowance as well, so that when flying overseas on some red eye we get paid from 9 to five… but this is a job… something better should be a vacation…

To top it, once disembarking I was so tired that I didn’t answer to the chink steward’s good bye… so that he let me pass a couple of rows and then said loud: …”f**k you!” A good end to a hellish flight…

{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

david January 26, 2010 at 5:31 pm

you sir are a racist a@s


Demotage January 26, 2010 at 10:13 pm

I was prepared to offer some sympathy, until you got to the "chink steward" part. After that I hoped they caned you while you were there. You are an asshole who deserves worse than you got.


Hugh January 27, 2010 at 12:11 am

I agree with Demotage on this. I tend to think it was done on purpose to elicit a response, making you not only an asshole, a fucktard, and a douche-bag, but a troll as well. Grow up and move out of mommy's basement.


D-Money January 27, 2010 at 5:17 am

U sound hawt! A/S/L ?

What, did you expect a serious comment?

I can't improve on what has already been said. 😀


AsianFlyer January 27, 2010 at 5:34 am

Cathay has the best seats in economy class I have ever been on ( I haven't yet been on Singapore Airlines yet). Didn't you know that economy seats don't fully recline like business class? Also, the FA was only saying "Thank you" when you left. Asians cannot pronounce the "th" sound, so some use the "f" or "d" sound. Learn some respect and don't expect business class perks in economy.


AsianFlyer January 27, 2010 at 5:46 am


Fat Chinese is an oxymoron.


bbc February 1, 2010 at 8:04 am

After a very squished flight from NY to Hong Kong, I can attest that "Fat Chinese" is not an oxymoron!


Madachode January 27, 2010 at 4:32 pm

Listen, why didn't you march back up to that slope and tell him why the chink should not be allowed to operate aircraft or anything complicated for that matter? Third world people cannot be trusted with airplanes or anything complicated for that matter.


shoops January 28, 2010 at 4:26 pm

Especially since Asians pretty much invent anything technologically advanced and control most of the world's oil supply


Kyle March 31, 2011 at 4:16 am

Yeah after stealing it from europe and america, then threaten the world with its supplies. Check on google " China and REE (rare earth elements)" something to do with not selling them instead telling them its ours.


MadachodesMom January 27, 2010 at 4:40 pm

Please forgive my son. He's been in the basement so long he doesn't know that Singapore is a pretty first-world kind of place.

What's that dear? MORE Cheezypoofs?


shocked January 27, 2010 at 6:24 pm

WOW, thats all I can say. I really didn't think people with your ignorance were alive in todays world. You need to crawl back under that rock and stay there.


Aaron January 28, 2010 at 11:14 am



Jody January 28, 2010 at 12:23 pm

And it is because of the author that everyone adjacent to him had a flight from hell.


david January 28, 2010 at 3:06 pm

asianflyer…..singapore airlines economy is the best in industry, it is the elite airline

no other airline that i have been on has come close (emirates, asiana, cathay, qantas, BA, virgin atlantic, air new zealand, and others)


Pioliboo January 29, 2010 at 1:53 pm

Next time pay with your own money. JERK!!! If you did not paid but your company did. Shut the f&$@€# up and fly tiny weenie mindless pseudo person.


USMom February 3, 2010 at 8:21 pm

How does OP know that the "chink steward" was talking to him? Vain much?


Dr. Sex Potato February 16, 2013 at 2:57 am

Cool, a racial slur. You are SO EDGY.


dsd September 26, 2013 at 5:31 pm



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