Made For Each Other

February 23, 2010

in Couples Stories

I am a travel agent, specializing in the Caribbean and Mexico. I have had many crazy flight experiences, but last year on a flight to Jamaica really takes the cake! My co-workers and I were ready for a week in paradise away from our clients and boarded our plane in Charlotte for what we thought would be the beginning of our relaxation!

We were wrong. My co-worker Jenny and I were seated in a window/middle and as we approached our seats, we noticed a couple sitting in our exact seats. We asked them if they wouldn’t mind getting their tickets out to see if we were accidentally in the wrong row or if they were (we knew we weren’t). The guy (late 20s) was frantically searching, standing in the aisle holding up the people behind us. We tried to squeeze into another row to let people by but he would not move! Jenny and I knew from this point on, it was going to be an interesting flight! The woman with the guy was screaming at him to get the tickets, asking where they were, what their seats were, etc. Once they found them, they discovered that they were in fact in our row, but were BOTH in the aisles.

Jenny and I took our seats and proceeded to listen to them berate their travel agent about seating them both on the aisle instead of together, because this was their wedding trip and they couldn’t believe what a rip-off this whole thing was, because they made thousands of dollars and wanted to sit together. I have to pause here to say that had they not been so loud and rowdy, Jenny and I probably would have offered our seats, but they were out of control yelling and cussing, so we snuggled together and tried to relax.

Their ruckus did NOT end there. Within 20 minutes, I was trying to ignore my motion sickness and get some sleep, and they started (or continued, I should say) drinking heavily. I woke up to the most horrible stench of Jack Daniels being splashed into a THIRD cup, the gentlemen who was sitting next to me mixing up yet another strong beverage. I looked at Jenny who confirmed that he was well on his way to sloshed. During the course of his drinking, we discovered that they were getting married at a Sandals resort in Jamaica; they had NEVER flown anywhere and couldn’t believe that they had to pay $7 a drink.

They also hated each other. They fought, cussed and yelled at each other the ENTIRE flight. At one point, very drunkenly, the man stood up in the aisle, made a “gun” with his finger and thumb and said (and I quote), “Can you believe I’m marrying this b*tch?!!?” and pulled the imaginary trigger! The entire plane was watching with awe as she stood up and pointed her finger his face and said “What? You couldn’t get better than THIS… I’m the best there is… you think you can HAVE this?!?!” What’s worse is that the flight attendants were obviously entertained as they NEVER cut them off. They just kept bringing them both drinks, no matter how belligerent they got!

It was no surprise to find out that none of their family would join them in their union on the beach after three hours of similar behavior. Finally, with about 30 minutes left in our flight, the man passed out with his head in the aisle and he finally quit chugging beers… but not before he looked directly at Jenny and me, looked over our shoulder to see that we were still CLEARLY in the sky and say “Are we still flying?!!?” We could no longer hold back. We started laughing profusely!! The couple in front of them and the couple behind us joined in and the guy had no idea what we were laughing at.

On the descent into Jamaica, he unbuckled his seat belt, stood up and put his arms out to announce that HE was the “king of the world,” only to be slammed into his seat when our plane landed on the runway.

I really wanted to follow them through Customs, as I’m sure there was more ruckus to come, but unfortunately we had a place to be, bags to catch and drinks to enjoy… I have to say, I’ve never seen a couple getting married act so strangely! It was the longest least relaxing flight to Jamaica I’ve ever had, but obviously UNFORGETTABLE!

{ 30 comments… read them below or add one }

MF February 23, 2010 at 12:00 am

Three words – You're a liar.


Jody February 23, 2010 at 4:02 am

Four words for the first poster — MF, get a life! It could have happened.


madachode February 23, 2010 at 4:15 am

That was the best!


MF February 23, 2010 at 5:01 am

Jody – I sincerely doubt the guy was standing as the plane landed. If he had been, I imagine he would have been dealt with pretty severely by the authorities, not just released to go through customs. Nor would the flight attendants plied them with alcohol for their own amusement.

Furthermore – how dare you tell me to get a life.

Have some class you dreg.


tdf February 23, 2010 at 5:29 am

This is not too difficult to imagine. The plane is making its final descent the runway, the guy unbuckles for a moment, he plane hits the runway and the guy (who is none too steady on his feet as it is) falls back into his seat. What are the flight attendants going to do? They're buckled into their jumpseats. If it was quick they might not have even noticed.

Do you really think that there are people so desperate for a piece of internet attention that they'd sit around making up stories like this?


ps February 23, 2010 at 3:47 pm

Actually it sounds like Air Jamaica but I don't know if they fly out of Charlotte. I've actually seen close to that behavior on some pond hops on party central, aka Virgin Atlantic. So you never know. I actually think this is true and if you have been to one of the Jamican resort compounds, this story has legs.


I Like This Site February 23, 2010 at 5:30 am

MF, you're bring a complete jerk. All people like Hugh and you do is come on here to question the veracity of people's stories. Who cares?!?! Just read them for their entertainment value like the rest of us and let people be. Do you think we all look up to you now? Ouuuuuuuuuuu everyone! MF spotted a liar. All hail MF! Get a life.


I Like This Site February 23, 2010 at 5:33 am

**spelling error** I meant to say BEING a complete jerk, not BRING a complete jerk. Nevertheless, MF, you are one.


MF February 23, 2010 at 5:34 am

I'll hunt you down.


I Like This Site February 23, 2010 at 5:39 am

Wow MF! For someone who is telling others to show some class, you sure are being a fine example with threats like that.


MF February 23, 2010 at 5:47 am



I Like This Site February 23, 2010 at 5:53 am



MF February 23, 2010 at 6:02 am

Hahaha – all meant in jest..

Good reposte..


jschurnmeister February 23, 2010 at 11:43 am

Yeah Dave is another one of those jerks that just hangs around to tell people that their stories are impossible because of some imaginary technicality that doesn't bear any weight in the real world. Those posters piss me off.


rerere February 23, 2010 at 1:29 pm

Can't we all be nice?


Marta February 23, 2010 at 2:53 pm

Apparently not in MF's world we can't.


david February 23, 2010 at 3:28 pm

actually if you fly as often as i do than you would understand what can and cannot happen, yes there are wierd cases but there are ALOT of cases that are either made up or way over exagerated where no matter what it taints the story to the point of unbelievable

so before you call people jerks for knowing the rules and knowing what can happen vs what did(n't) happen then you should understand the rules when you fly for example how much liquor can be consumed on a flight, just look at the faa regulations, helps alot when you fly frequently as well as the DOT.

i know the difference between real and make believe do you?

i enjoy reading them and find them humorous but it just doesnt happen like that


MF February 24, 2010 at 12:00 am

Marta – the principle function of the internet is to enable one to be indiscriminately rude to perfect strangers.

Good day.


MF February 24, 2010 at 12:02 am

Although as a caveat – I should have been more aware that this site is probably largely populated by American's and therefore, largely devoid of any sense of humour.


JR February 24, 2010 at 3:43 am

MF, I understand your comment about having a sense of humor. However, that is also the exact reason you should just let people be. We are not reporting to a government agency here. We are reading for purposes of being entertained. If things that are written are not 100% accurate, so what?



I Like This Site February 24, 2010 at 3:47 am

Thank you JR for putting my son in his place.


Peace Lover March 29, 2010 at 11:01 am

I feel sorry for this couple. A marriage is a very special thing where two people who deeply love each other bond and begin a wonderful adventure in life together. These two need to sit down, and talk their problems together and recindle their love as there is no greater power. I just hope they had a wonderful wedding as Jamaca is a truly wonderful place to get married.


20lorraine June 15, 2010 at 5:42 pm

Rerere – No we can't be nice.

Gee, though, I wonder what MF's initials stand for ?


Waldi June 15, 2010 at 11:55 pm

Lorraine, You got that right. I believe MF is the right name for this person: M*****f***** Also, this couple need to see a marriage counselor before they even get married.


Morgan September 14, 2010 at 7:36 pm

David made a post without mentioning he lives in Singapore? Wow, I'm impressed!


Shamu August 30, 2011 at 1:29 am

My sister was in the toilet when we were turning into Perth. Luckily she came out and sat back down.


SJM January 30, 2012 at 2:52 am

Ba ha ha! Forget the flight story. The entertainment here is in the comments. You bunch sound like a muppets skit! Hilarious!!! This is a set up, right….


ASL February 19, 2017 at 6:49 pm

U are right


Amber May 18, 2016 at 1:34 pm

Not surprised the couple about to get married were fighting so much, it's pretty common in couples during wedding planning to fight like crazy, that and when the kids are babies.


RedHead0186 February 24, 2017 at 3:49 pm

This may or may not have actually happened, but if it did I'm guessing perhaps it got a little bit exaggerated. Seems like there's a bit of hyperbole going on: horrible stench of Jack Daniels," they're shouting at each other before the flight began, they hated each other, etc.


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