This episode has taught me something: to be more open about learning about the passenger sitting next to me on a plane! I’ve often been reluctant to get into a conversation early in a long-haul flight but after hearing these stories of interesting (fascinating, actually!) passengers sitting next to the guests on this episode, I feel like I may have been missing out. It’s like many things in travel – even if it turns out to be a disaster, it still makes for a great story you can talk about later! Enjoy.
Show notes: Episode 178 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast
Interesting Plane Passengers Sitting Next To You
Oftentimes you can’t choose the passenger sitting next to you on a plane. This can be both good and bad! Episode 178 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast includes conversations with three different guests who all have interesting tales to tell of someone they sat next to on a flight.
First up, Paul Pichugin tells the hilarious tale of … well, a woman passenger next to him, and I don’t want to give the story away – you’ll have to listen to it! Excuse my raucous laughter.
Next, I chat with Laura Waters who broke the golden rule of avoiding conversation on a long haul flight – in case you get stuck talking with someone you don’t want to talk to for the next ten hours – and it turned into something quite delightful.
Finally, I talk to Dale Neill about a particularly intriguing passenger he sat next to on a flight across Australia some years back. Let’s just say there was a lot of chocolate milk involved!