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Plane passenger details nightmare sitting in between couple on flight

Simon Calder’s Travel

A woman has detailed her nightmare travel experience after sitting in between a couple on a flight.

In a viral video shared earlier this week, TikTok user Malia Makaila (@maliamakaila) showed herself sitting in between a couple, who had booked an aisle seat and a window seat, during a recent United flight.

“I’m on a flight sitting in an economy plus middle seat in between husband and wife who purchased the aisle and window seat,” Makaila wrote over the clip, which has been viewed more than 140,000 times. “They’re just passing chips and drinks over me having a full conversation, meanwhile the guy in front of me pushed his seat so far back I can’t open my laptop and the WiFi doesn’t work.”

Makaila also shared footage of the passenger next to her, who was passing a blue plastic cup to his partner sitting on the opposite side. The woman then passed the blue cup back to her husband, reaching over Makaila’s seat once again.

“Now they’re talking about the weather,” she added over the clip. “I’m wondering if there is such a thing as plane etiquette because I don’t think they learned it.”

In the comments section, fellow TikTok users were “livid” over the couple’s lack of airplane seat etiquette during the flight. Many people agreed that the couple should’ve offered up one of their seats so that they could sit together and Makaila wouldn’t have needed to sit in the middle.

“I would’ve asked them again if they wanted to sit together or stop passing/conversing over me,” one TikTok user commented.

When another viewer asked whether she had suggested to let one of them sit in her seat, Makaila revealed that the couple gave her a “hard decline.”

Others were outraged that the passengers decided to pass drinks back and forth over Makaila’s seat, where she had her laptop open and sitting on the tray table.

“Passing anything that could damage that laptop, I’d be livid,” one TikToker wrote, while another said: “And what if a drink spilled on your laptop? Absolutely not.”

Some users also shared how they would’ve handled the situation in Makaila’s place, like one TikToker who commented: “I would’ve asked: ‘I’m sorry, did you guys want to sit next to each other?’ If not, then I would tell them it’s ridiculous to be interacting that much and being in my space. Heck no.”

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