A group of young ladies were having such a lively time on my Kenya Airways flight to Johannesburg that one must not have noticed that she was resting her elbow on my tray table, not her own. The thing is, I was seated one row BEHIND her.
Woman Rests Her Elbow On My Tray Table (And I Was Seated Behind Her)
There was a trio of girls from Mozambique seated in front of me on Kenya Airways flight from Nairobi to Johannesburg. I’m not sure if they started drinking before the flight (we were delayed, after all), but they certainly drank onboard. And then some…
During the first drink service they ordered hard liquor. Then they proceeded to use the flight attendant call button to order refills on a dangerously frequent basis. They were also extremely condescending toward the Kenyan flight crew.
And goodness were they loud. My friend and I joked that they drowned out the engine noise outside…they were having a great time, but laughing and yelling and eventually singing like they were in a nightclub on a Saturday night.
And throughout this time, they were not told to be quiet or cut off.
Then one of the ladies decided to get comfortable, I suppose, and wedge her elbow between two seats and onto my tray table…
I had to laugh…I’ve seen a lot over the years, but never anything like this.
Eventually, I tried to put my tray table up and gently brushed against her elbow…but she did not feel it. She just ignored it.
It did not take long, tough. She shook pulled that arm out to (you guessed it), hit the flight attendnat call button to order another drink.
The flight attendant looked incredulous at them, but brought them one more round. There woudl not be time for any more, since we landed an hour later.
But as did descend into Johannesburg Miss Elbow decided to lean her head back, making her hair flow back into the row behind her.
What a flight.
I’ve seen a lot of things over the years in the air, but never a passenger who decided to use the tray table behind them as an armrest.
No, I don’t plan on trying it. It did not look comfortable at all…